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Today at High Gear Media: MINI Countryman Takes the States

Today at High Gear Media: MINI Countryman Takes the States

It was a a rollercoaster weekend at High Gear Media--a rollercoaster ride in the 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman around the infamous Tail of the Dragon. Today at High Gear Media, we're brewing up our first drive of the Countryman for later today, while we also show you the dozens of official Countryman... read more

August 9, 2010 by  - 0
 
winter tire

Frugal Shopper: Energy-Saving Tires Could Save You $100 Per Year

The next time you need a new set of tires, consider this: Energy-saving low-rolling-resistance tires now cost about the same as other tires, and they could save you a lot in... read more June 4, 2010 by  7


 
2010 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe S Engine

Why 'Cheap' Oil Changes Aren't So Cheap

This Friday a customer brought me a car with the oil pressure light on. He had recently had an oil change done on the car by a local chain quick-lube shop. The car, a late... read more May 23, 2010 by  0


 
Continental ContiSportContact tire on Cadillac CTS

Frugal Shopper: Tire Prices Will Rise Again This Summer

It's spring, and if you've made it through the winter with a set of all-season radials, it's the right time to get them inspected and measure that tread. If they're getting... read more May 7, 2010 by  0


 
2010 BMW 1-Series

Is Rear-Wheel Drive Always Better? BMW Might Not Think So

Does rear-wheel drive matter to shoppers considering a premium or luxury vehicle? BMW apparently doesn’t think so, as last week the automaker revealed that it is developing... read more March 25, 2010 by  14


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers

Consumer Reports, as part of this week's torrent of announcements from its Annual Auto Issue, named the 2010 Honda Fit and 2010 Toyota Prius the best new-car values of the... read more February 26, 2010 by  22


 
Hummer Dealership

Depressed Sales Could Hurt Dealer Service Business For Years

The depressed auto sales trend that began back in 2008 is going to leave some lingering effects, affecting the service department business of new-car dealerships for many... read more February 24, 2010 by  0


 
MINI E Schematic

BMW Evaluates MINI E Testers, Says Most Are Happy

In theory, the MINI should do well as an electric car: not only is its small size appropriate for a battery electric vehicle, but its target market of youthful, adventurous... read more January 27, 2010 by  0


 
2011 MINI Countryman

Preview: 2011 MINI Countryman

• What is it? MINI's fourth model and the first with four doors and a rear hatch • The basics: Front-wheel or optional all-wheel drive • On sale: Early next... read more January 19, 2010 by  0


 
MINI Crossman patent drawing [via PistonHeads]

Sketches Of The Upcoming MINI Crossman SUV

The folks at PistonHeads have dug up some interesting sketches of the upcoming MINI Crossman SUV, which we've previously seen in spy pics, and subsequently in concept form at... read more January 8, 2010 by  2


 
2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Frugal Shopper: Compare New And Used Vehicles Before You Buy

This year may go down in history as one of the best for frugal car shoppers. Thanks to incentive programs from automakers and the federal government and return policies from... read more December 21, 2009 by  0


 
2010 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe Open Doors

TrueCar: 2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2010 Mini Cooper Are Haggler's Delight

Here at TCC, we aim to help shoppers make informed decisions when they're looking for new (and used) vehicles. If you're in the market for a car or truck right now, you might... read more December 17, 2009 by  0


 
2010 MINI Beachcomber Concept

Mini Revives The Moke With New Beachcomber Concept

The past couple of months have been terribly busy for the Mini. Not only did the brand turn 50 years old, but two new concept cars were unveiled as part of the celebrations... read more December 15, 2009 by  10


 
The 2010 Toyota Prius

Kelley Names Toyota, Lexus Best Brands For Resale Value

Residual value is a common concern of car buyers, especially during tough times like these. Accordingly, shoppers might be interested to know that Kelley Blue Book's... read more December 9, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Chevrolet Spark

Does Size Matter For The 2013 Chevrolet Spark?

Motor Trend has concluded that the highly anticipated 2013 Chevrolet Spark won't be much of a factor in the U.S. auto market because it's too small to be attractive to... read more December 8, 2009 by  1


 
2009 MINI Roadster Concept

Rumor: MINI Coupe, Roadster To Roll Out In October 2010

The MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster concepts generated loads of buzz at the Frankfurt and Los Angeles auto shows, and today, there's cause for even more excitement: rumor has it... read more December 7, 2009 by  0


 
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