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Interbrand Names The Top 100 Brands Of 2010: How Does Your Favorite Automaker Rank?
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»

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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»

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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»

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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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Battle Of The Brands: Which European Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

Yesterday, we launched a little friendly competition: a comparison of automakers' YouTube channels. We were curious to see which qualify as must-see web TV and which ought to be canceled ASAP. Monday was devoted to U.S. brands, and today, we're moving across the pond for a look at their "European"...Read More»

2011 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan V6 Auto XLE (Natl) Instrument Cluster
5 Worst Car Slogans: Sarah Palin 'Refudiates' The Truth

In the grand scheme of automotive things, Sarah Palin really plays a tiny, microscopic role. Which is probably a good thing, because if she had a bigger role and influence, every car would have a gun rack. However, Mrs. Palin’s creative use (or abuse) of the English language recently, in a manner...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Secret Shoppers Give Mercedes-Benz Top Marks For Customer Experience

UPDATED: Pied Piper's Fran O'Hagan sent in some additional comments about this study. See below. If you've ever had the pleasure of working in retail or the service industry, you already know how much fun secret shoppers can be. (For the rest of you: not very.) Over the past four years, the folks...Read More»

Bo Derek
By the Numbers: TCC's 6 Perfect 10s for Styling

What's it take to get a perfect 10? Back before she became a thinky conservative, Bo Derek laid it out the rules for us all. Actually it's just one rule: you don't have to be particularly talented or smart, just quintessentially, no-excuses gorgeous. Get it right, and you can even put noisemakers...Read More»

2011 Porsche Panamera V-6
2011 Porsche Panamera, Cayenne: Greener With Auto Start Stop

When you're sitting at a stoplight or stuck in traffic—and you're lucky enough to be behind the wheel of a new 2010 Porsche Panamera or 2011 Porsche Cayenne—you might notice the engine ever so smoothly shut off. Yes, it's supposed to do that; the feature is called Auto Start Stop. But unless...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Video: Hyundai Wants To Take Porsche's Place In Today's MINI Challenge

In the global auto family, MINI is a teenager. Yes, the brand's been around for decades, but it still carries itself with the rebellious swagger of a faux-hawked glittered-up high schooler en route to a Lady Gaga show. In keeping with that persona, MINI went to Facebook a couple of weeks ago to do...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XK
TCC's Top 7 Convertibles for the Long, Hot Summer Ahead

Ugh. It's 90 degrees already today. Where did spring go? Probably the same place as our 401(k) plans, if you're anything like us. The return of swelter season means our attention turns to one thing here at TheCarConnection: lining up convertibles for test drives. Lucky us, right? We think you...Read More»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Porsche Boxster - Greatest Ad Ever? Maybe

I came across this older Porsche Boxster ad recently and thought to myself, this ad summarizes in under two minutes what makes Porsche cars some of the most desirable on the planet. It's about desire, passion and the perfect product. Watch this ad and tell me you weren't taken with the wonderful...Read More»

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2010 Porsche Panamera Subject to Recall

The 2010 Porsche Panamera is being recalled for an issue with seatbelts. Reuters reports that the recall of the new sedan will involve all models built to date. The problem? Faulty seatbelt tensioners, which could lead to more severe injury in an accident, or worse. The new Panamera is one of the...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Hmmm: Volvo's New Owner Promises To 'Liberate This Tiger'

Ford's sale of Volvo to Chinese automaker Geely has been a case of good news/bad news for Volvo enthusiasts. Unfortunately, recent comments from Geely's founder, Li Shufu, aren't soothing the nerves of those worried that Geely might misguidedly "improve" the brand into an early grave. Case in...Read More»

Ford Sync - in Navigator
Ford Recognizes Two Million Installations Of Sync

Just ten months after Ford had reached one million installations of its Sync connectivity interface, it’s already at the two-million mark, which puts it way ahead of any other automaker for factory-installed Bluetooth and hands-free devices. Ford has found that, at auction, two-year-old used...Read More»

2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Seven Cars You Must Drive Before You Die

I went skiing with my brother-in-law a little while ago on one of those days where the sun was shining, the crowds were small, and the conditions were beyond wonderful. I spent much of the time yipping, hollering and smiling as the sun shone down and I bounced off moguls and did lasting, real and...Read More»

Teen driving
Parents: 'Cell Cease' App Prevents Your Kids From Texting And Driving

Given all the news about distracted driving -- especially the problem of teens and their tendency to text behind the wheel -- it was only a matter of time before someone came out with a solution. And now, as they say, there's an app for that: Cell Cease. Cell Cease uses the GPS built into many...Read More»

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