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Dodge Dakota Dies, Diesel Land Speed Record, 2012 Porsche 911: Car News Headlines
Dodge Dakota Dies, Diesel Land Speed Record, 2012 Porsche 911: Car News Headlines

The Dodge Dakota is finally dead after 24 long years. [TheCarConnection] A new diesel land speed record has been set in a Ford F-250 pickup. [GreenCarReports] Porsche unveils the new 2012 911 before the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. [MotorAuthority] Man manages to shoot himself in both legs while...Read More»

2010 Camaro SS accident
DARE-Truck-Pulling Cop Arrested, Charged With DUI

It almost seems like a case of “Can you believe this?” Unfortunately, this story is true. A cop pulling a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) truck sideswiped a legally parked car in the Southern Indiana town of Salem, in Washington County, and then hit a tree. The crash, which...Read More»

Porsche prototype testing, from the Porsche Facebook page
Porsche Creates Controversy With New Facebook Photo

Art students learn that good work is about contrast. Black and white, filigree and shadow, weight and airiness: look at your favorite paintings and photographs, and you'll find that most rely on some kind of tension. Porsche is pushing that tension in a new photo posted to its Facebook page -- and...Read More»

2011 Nissan GT-R
Who's Winning: Porsche 911 Turbo or Nissan GT-R? #YouTellUs

Today it's the clash of the titans, two competitors after one common goal: the fastest Nurburgring lap time. Who's winning? Both the Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Turbo are so fast, ludicrous speeds are attained within seconds. Fanboys will argue for days over which one is the better car. While the...Read More»

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS
Science Proves It: A Hot Car Can Get Men Dates

Men: if you’re looking for a casual one-night-stand, be prepared to drive a Porsche and spend some serious cash. You’ll have a better chance of being attractive to the opposite sex if you drive an expensive car, wear nice clothes and spend money like a drunken sailor on shore leave...Read More»

Alcohol related incident
Drunken Man Plays Human Speed Bump, Loses

Here’s a handy driving tip: if you have an argument with a drunken loved one, check to make sure they’re not reclined in front of your car before you drive off. An Orlando, Florida, woman learned this lesson the hard way following a recent fight with her boyfriend. As she attempted to...Read More»

2011 Porsche 911 Black Edition
Can't-Miss, Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas

Looking for a last-minute Father’s Day gift idea for a dad who may or may not love to drive? Do you have a dad who’s hard to shop for? While a 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition is an outstanding choice for Father's Day, it's probably beyond most of our budgets. Besides, you don't...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: photo by Todd Allen
Child Heat Stroke Deaths In Cars Hit Sad Milestone

On the last day of May, a three-year-old boy in New Orleans died of heat stroke in a car, making him the 500th such death since 1998. The victim had been left alone in a car all day. Just think about that – left by himself the entire day in a car. He died from heat stroke (or hyperthermia)...Read More»

1962 Porsche Standard tractor. Image from Craigslist
This Porsche Pulls Like A Tractor, Because It Is One

Think you know Porsche? You may be well-versed on their road-going cars, including such pioneering efforts as their Semper Vivus serial hybrid (actually introduced as the “System Lohner-Porsche”) from 1898, but did you know they once built farm tractors? From 1956 through 1963, Porsche...Read More»

2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept
Saab Deal Off, Porsche's New HQ: Car News for May 12, 2011

Sweet, then sour: Saab's financing deal with China's Hawtai has collapsed, which means chances of seeing this Phoenix concept or Hawtai's fabulous $10k Cayenne knock-off are a little less likely today. Awkward! [MotorAuthority] So, can Saab survive the latest peril in its Pauline-like saga? I...Read More»

Porsche track design
Porsche Gets New Atlanta HQ With Test Track, ATL As Neighbor

Porsche will spend between $80 million and $100 million to relocate its headquarters from the Atlanta suburbs to a new complex inside the city limits, company officials confirmed this morning. The new facility, including a test track for shoppers to play with its high-dollar sportscars, sedans and...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: photo by Todd Allen
Family Car Advice: Never Leave Kids Alone In The Car

After a cruel winter in many parts of the country, and some areas still struggling after destructive tornadoes and floods, it’s a breath of fresh air to look forward to summer – and a little relief from all our woes. But, just as certain as summer follows spring, every year there are...Read More»

Ford's Safe Driving Survey
Where Do Kids Learn To Text & Drive? Ford Survey Blames Mom & Dad

Ever wonder where kids pick up their unsafe driving habits? If you're a parent, Ford says that you may be the one to blame. Ford recently surveyed 908 people in the U.S.: 301 of those were tweens (age 9 - 12), 302 were teens (age 13 - 19), and 305 were parents of kids in those age ranges. The...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2009: The Year of My First Auto Show

As a young child, I never had the opportunity to experience an auto show. Neither of my parents were interested in cars, and my brother was too far away to take me. For years, I waited until the day finally came in April of 2009: my first auto show. Sure, I was older than most when they go to their...Read More»

NYAS Hyundai Writing Contest
Write About Cars--And Win A Trip to the New York Auto Show

You've always wanted to see an auto show before the rest of your gearhead friends, but couldn't get insider access to do so. Now's your chance to win a trip and to get in on the action as the auto world descends on New York City's Javits Center later this month. High Gear Media has partnered with...Read More»

2011 Porsche 911 Black Edition
Video: Secret To Eternal Happiness - Porsche Elixir

 Eternal happiness. What is it? How do you find it? Would you kill your neighbor for it? Well, you’d probably kill your neighbor for other reasons, such as that rodent of a cat that tears up your garden at night and then it howls and wails when its in heat. Speaking of howling and...Read More»

2008 Lincoln MKZ
J.D. Power: Lexus, Lincoln—And Porsche 911—Found Most Trouble-Free

Looking back three years, Toyota has the most dependable vehicles, while Ford and GM again showed that many domestic-brand vehicles are far less trouble-prone than average. That's as measured by J.D. Power and Associates, as part of its annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), which tallies...Read More»

2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink
Researchers: Hackers Could Break Into Vehicles From A Distance

If you drive a new or nearly new car, you could be packing just as much computing power in your vehicle as you have on your desk or in your briefcase. Plus, vehicles are more connected than ever before. And that connectivity, while it can make our vehicles better and our experience more convenient...Read More»

2011 Porsche Panamera V-6
Porsche CEO Promises A New Model Every Year, 100% Sales Growth By 2018

In 2007, Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn said that the company would become the world's largest automaker by 2018. Since then, Volkswagen has made progress toward that goal -- last year, it reached the world's #1 spot in production volume -- but it's hit a few snags on the sales front...Read More»

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