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What Will It Take For Electric Cars To Make Great Family Cars?
What Will It Take For Electric Cars To Make Great Family Cars?

First, a disclaimer – I’m no scientist, not particularly good at math, and claim no expertise in dissecting voluminous data on the pros and cons of electric vehicles. But I am a writer who’s also a wife, mother of four, and live in a state and area (California/Los Angeles) where...Read More»

1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE
What's In A VIN: Where Was Your Vehicle Made?

Question: I keep hearing about my vehicle’s VIN. What is it? The vehicle identification number (VIN) is similar to a person’s social security number: it follows the vehicle around for life and is used by various government, banking, and insurance agencies for identification...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf prototype
Damaged Japanese Automaker Facilities Affect U.S. Market

The natural disasters in Japan continue to have a growing and negative effect on the U.S. automotive industry. U.S. carmakers are being affected by the vast network of Japanese auto part suppliers that were disrupted or shut down entirely by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Supply chain...Read More»

2005 Nissan Titan XE Crew Cab 4WD Side Exterior View
Banks Monster Exhaust Upgrade On 2004 Nissan Titan

As someone who has spent decades playing around with loud boats, when the time came to upgrade the exhaust on my 2004 Nissan Titan, I sensed an opportunity. Much to my wife's chagrin, I went with a Monster exhaust system from Gale Banks Engineering. The new exhaust gave my truck the throaty rumble...Read More»

Homer Simpson
5 Habits To Change During Lent -- And The Apps To Help You

The rain held off for most of yesterday's Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, but around the time that the police department made its traditional midnight charge down Bourbon Street to declare the holiday over, storm clouds began rolling in. This morning, folks across the area awoke to a very...Read More»

2011 Nissan ESFLOW Concept
Twelve Hot Concept Cars: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Enticing to look at, even better to ponder driving, these twelve concept cars from the 2011 Geneva Motor Show are more than enough to stave off the winter doldrums. A fun guess is when or if any of them will ever make it to production, or whether they’re tantalizing hints at what’s...Read More»

2011 Nissan Altima sedan
Consumer Reports’ 2011 Top Picks: Good Value In Affordable Style

It’s always fun to see top 10 lists, including the annual one from Consumer Reports ranking the best vehicles in 10 categories. This year, Consumer Reports’ 2011 Top Picks demonstrate one point very clearly: there’s plenty of good value, affordable vehicles available with plenty...Read More»

Gran Turismo 5
Nissan's GT Driving Academy Goes To Europe

Back in November, we told you about Nissan's GT Driving Academy, a promotion tied to Sony's Gran Turismo 5 videogame that will give one lucky virtual player in the U.S. a chance to become a real-world racing legend. Now, we're happy to report that the competition is rolling to Europe. From March 4...Read More»

1997 Honda Civic LX
Robotics Professor Converts Honda Civics To Electric

A robotics professor in Pittsburgh has designed a kit for the Honda Civic. It doesn't transform it into an exotic looking supercar, but it can make it run on electricity. Illah Nourbakhsh has been working with Baum Blvd. Automotive in the Pittsburgh suburb of Oakland and has pretty much worked out...Read More»

Screencap of Nissan Juke campaign with Sports Illustrated
Video: Nissan Pits New Juke Model Against Swimsuit Models (Get It?)

There are probably worse things than Nissan's latest ad campaign for the 2011 Juke -- Ebola, for example. Or pleated pants. Or Bieber Fever. Or...well, that's about it. It's a shame, because we've been blessed with a slew of good car commercials in recent weeks. The "Imported from Detroit" ad for...Read More»

Vintage Valentine
For Valentine's Day: 5 Cars That Say 'I Love You', 5 That Say 'I Love You Not'

When a Roman priest was beheaded some 1741 years ago, no one could've predicted that his life would eventually be celebrated with mass-produced greeting cards and Whitman's Samplers -- and yet, here we are. Like Mother's Day and Father's Day, Valentine's Day has become another occasion to spend...Read More»

2011 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid Steering Wheel
Thirty Thousand Miles In Nine Days: What's That About?

There are a few lessons to be learned from a minister's experience at a Nissan dealership in northern California. One is attention to detail, since nothing could be as elementary as writing down the correct odometer reading when a vehicle is in for service. As reported by KGO-TV, the service...Read More»

Hyundai's "Prepare to be Deprogrammed" ad campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Some Automakers Bet Big On Super Bowl, Others Sit On Sideline

The Super Bowl is a big deal in the advertising industry. With every football fan watching the big game, the commercials have almost become as important as the game itself. This year some automakers are betting big on advertising, while others are merely watching instead of spending the money. Some...Read More»

2011 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto LX Angular Front Exterior View
2011 Honda Accord LX Versus Nissan Altima S: Safety Features

Let’s compare a few basics before we get to the safety features of these highly-rate sedans. Even though the Honda Accord is larger than the Nissan Altima, the Accord gets slightly better gas mileage on the highway: 34 mpg compared to the Altima’s 32 mpg. They have the same EPA rating...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf electric car at NYC Marathon, Oct 2010, with Marathon CEO Mary Wittenberg
Nissan Sponsors Nashville's Version Of The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Many of you know about the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, a nationwide series of events promoting health, headbanging, and Dodge's sporty lineup. But while Dodge sponsors the series as a whole, other companies often step in to sponsor individual runs. Case in point: Nissan, which has underwritten the Rock...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
North American Car, Truck of the Year Winners: 2011 Ford Explorer, 2011 Chevy Volt

The winners for the North American Car and Truck of the Year have been announced, at the 2011 Detroit auto show--and they are the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2011 Ford Explorer. The prestigious awards are chosen by a panel of 49 automotive journalists from all forms of media--online, print...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
2011 Detroit Show: The North American Car of the Year Is...?

While High Gear Media preps for the opening salvo at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), we're also preparing for Monday's announcement of the 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year winners. As one of the 49 jurors voting for the award, I'm proud that all six of the...Read More»

2011 Nissan Maxima
2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV Just Keeps Getting Better

We picked up the 2011 Nissan Maxima SV at the Orlando airport, ready for some warm times in central Florida. But the weather had other ideas and there we were, reviewing seat and steering wheel heaters instead of sunroofs on Nissan’s flagship sedan. While it might seem very close in stature...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

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