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Today at High Gear Media: Recalls, Stop-Start and Porsche 911
Today at High Gear Media: Recalls, Stop-Start and Porsche 911

Car insurance premiums are on the rise--just as we're reporting fewer claims. Huh? [TheCarConnection] Big Toyota recalls in 2010 drove the number of new-car safety complaints to a recent record high. [TheCarConnection] Ford expects fuel-economy gains as it adds stop-start technology to its fleet...Read More»

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Facebookers: Want Your Name Engraved On A Porsche? There's Still Time!

A few weeks ago, Porsche launched a massive campaign to reach the one million mark on its Facebook page. As an incentive to get users to "like" Porsche, the company offered fans the opportunity to have their names engraved on a special Porsche model, which will go on display next February at the...Read More»

winter driving  -  by flickr user Hey Paul
Winter Breakdown Survival Tips Wrapup

Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Happy New Year and Auld Lang Syne – will you and your family be there to celebrate this holiday season (or anytime during treacherous winter months) if you get stranded on icy roads, miles from help, with no food or water or extra outerware to protect you? In our...Read More»

2010 Stealth Ford Taurus Police Interceptor Concept
Twitter Helps Police Recover Stolen Car

Last week we reported on The Seattle Police Department (SPD) trialing the use of Twitter to help recover stolen vehicles. This week we bring you the first successful result from that trial. Earlier today it was reported that a vehicle that was tweeted out as stolen has been recovered by the SPD...Read More»

Porsche 918 Spyder clay model production teaser
*UPDATED* Porsche Hits The One Million Fan Mark on Facebook

UPDATE: We were able to get in touch with a spokesperson for Porsche regarding how they acquired the one million fans. We were told that the majority of the fans came organically, though Porsche did run one small ad campaign. The campaign resulted in less than one percent, or about 11,123 of the...Read More»

2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Study: Women Date Porsche Boxsters, Men Take What They Can Get

We don't spend a lot of time reading scholarly journals here at TCC, but today, we've made an exception, because a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has proven what many men always believed -- namely, that guys who drive sporty cars get more, um, attention from the...Read More»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Consumer Reports: GM Improves, Japanese Lead in Reliability

According to its latest survey of more than 1.3 million vehicles owned by readers, Consumer Reports says Toyota and Honda still build the most reliable cars sold in the U.S. The publication notes that General Motors has made big improvements in quality, so much so that its vehicles now rank ahead...Read More»

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Ach! Porsche Bans Facebook

Once upon a time -- maybe ten years ago -- employers worried about how much time employees spent shopping online. And although there was some basis for their concerns -- that's why they call it Cyber Monday, right? -- these days, employers now have something much more insidious to worry about...Read More»

2010 Mahindra TR pickup
Today in Car News: Tacoma, iPad and Mahindra

Former GM CEO Fritz Henderson has completed his brief consultancy for the automaker, so he can go to work for Sunoco. [Detroit News] We've shown you the new Benz iPad installation; now take a read at how dealers will use the magic-hypno-tablet to woo new customers. [KickingTires] Toyota wants truck...Read More»

2011 Porsche Panamera V-6
NYC Hotel Picks up Guests in a Porsche Panamera

While airlines work overtime to figure out new ways to add annoying fees that make tickets more expensive, hotels are working just as hard to give us freebies and perks. One example is The Hotel Gansevoort Group, which operates two trendy hotels in New York City, and now transports guests to and...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima EX
Today at High Gear Media: Fireball Run, Paris Show and Optima

On Day 4 of the Fireball Run, Team High Gear Media is running a strong third in the points standings--and heinously late hours fueled by 5-hour energy potions. We sense an ugly wakeup call coming next Monday. [MotorAuthority] The latest Lamborghini teaser for this week's Paris Auto Show is live...Read More»

2011 Porsche Cayenne V6
Porsche Spices Things Up With A New 'Cajun' SUV

Porsche has had its fair share of troubles the past few years. The company suffered an embarrassing blow when its bid to buy out Volkswagen collapsed, and Porsche's sales during the economic downturn haven't been pretty, either. But Porsche sees light at the end of the wind tunnel, and it's...Read More»

2005 Porsche Carrera GT
Video: Porsche, Seinfeld, Superman, Heroes, Humor, Hijinks

If you know anything about Jerry Seinfeld, it’s that he’s a funny guy. Oh, and a Porsche collector of the nuttiest kind. He owns more of them than most people own pairs of underwear or socks. So it was only natural that he would team up with his friend Superman, one of his trusty...Read More»

Interbrand's top 100 brand rankings for 2010 (biggest risers and fallers)
Interbrand Names The Top 100 Brands Of 2010: How Does Your Favorite Automaker Rank?

Every year, the marketing powerhouse known as Interbrand publishes a list of the top 100 global brands. These are the companies at the head of the international pack that shape the way the world does business. The best performers have solid balance sheets, strong future prospects, and the respect...Read More»

free parking  -  flickr user alancleaver_2000
Valet Parking Always A Little Risky: Tips To Minimize Mischief

Leaving your car with valet parking attendants? It's likely it will be responsibly parked, with the keys placed on a wall or in a drawer. But if you're not as lucky—or if you drive something irresistibly flashy like a Porsche 911 Turbo or a Lamborghini Gallardo—it could turn into a...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche DNA microsite
Video: Porsche Undergoes DNA Test To Prove Its Babydaddy-ness

It's a fairly quiet week as far as car news goes, what with many folks trying to get in some last-minute R&R before the busy fall season kicks off. That makes it a perfect time for Porsce to launch a new marketing campaign that explores the automaker's high-performance pedigree. The campaign in...Read More»

Jay Leno gets a tour of the Porsche 918 spyder
Video: Jay Leno's Guided Tour Of The Porsche 918 Spyder

Here at High Gear Media, we've talked a lot about the stunning Porsche 918 spyder. Most recently, we learned that it's officially making the leap from concept to production, and it's going to be more powerful than expected. Yesterday, we saw Jay Leno and Arnold Schwarzenegger smitten by the...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche's YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: YouTube's Winners And Losers Revealed

And so it's come to an end -- this week-long look at automakers and their YouTube channels. We've been amused, intrigued, and sometimes bitterly disappointed by what we've seen. Now it's time to announce the best (and worst) in show. But first, a couple of notes. First, we were surprised by the...Read More»

2011 Infiniti G37 Coupe IPL
Today at High Gear Media: Infiniti IPL, GM IPO, And More Acronyms

GM's CEO, Ed Whitacre, is calling it quits. He's the company's third CEO in 18 months, which makes Daniel Akerson the company's fourth CEO in 18 months. [TheCarConnection] GM's also landed a $5 billion line of credit that could help it file an IPO later this year. Coincidence? [TheCarConnection]...Read More»

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