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See Chevy (Cruze) Run: Like Pac-Man
See Chevy (Cruze) Run: Like Pac-Man

A great tagline is to advertisers what a white stag is to hunters - sometimes mythical, extremely elusive, and when you actually find one (the tagline, not the white stag), your are going to proclaim your genius, your otherworldly sense of word play, and advertise the spit out of it for the product...Read More»

2010 acura tsx v6 007
Best Family Luxury Small Sedans: 2010 Acura TSX

This week we’re looking at the best family luxury small sedans. For many consumers, the purchase of a so-called entry-level luxury sedan makes a lot of sense. Whether it’s a family-car addition or used by one family member as a daily commuter, buyers in search of a little luxury in a...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door
Sport Packages Amp Up 2012 Ford Focus

The 2012 Ford Focus might be one of the most eagerly awaited new small cars in a long while--particularly the 240-hp Focus ST--and Ford is upping the handling anticipation with the announcement of handling packages for the top two Focus trim lines. The automaker says both the Focus SE and the...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Spareless Cars Are On The Rise

Nobody but a fool would leave home without a spare tire stowed safely in the trunk – right? Don’t be so quick to judge the sanity of the driver of a spareless car. We have talked about the pros and cons of the run flat tire, but now there is another system that may soon make the spare...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen NMS
2012 Volkswagen NMS: More Sketches, Passat Still Not Coming

At the 2010 Paris auto show, Volkswagen had a full range of new Passat sedans and wagons on display. But the Passat will not be returning to the U.S.--at least the new Euro Passat will not be--and to underscore that point, VW has released three new sketches of its upcoming new mid-size sedan (NMS)...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»

Neat Rear-Drive Sedan for Cadillac--and a Four-Door Camaro?

Could a new rear-drive Chevrolet sedan, and one for Cadillac too, be in the near future? Motor Trend reports that General Motors’ next-generation Zeta platform will provide the underpinnings for two new rear-wheel-drive sport sedans likely to come from Chevrolet and Cadillac. The magazine...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
2011 Hyundai Sonata: Steering Recall Affects 139,500 Cars

A problem with the steering system in the 2011 Hyundai Sonata has led to an official recall issued this morning by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Earlier this summer, the NHTSA announced it would investigate the Alabama-built four-door for steering failures. In a series...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
North American Car and Truck of the Year: The Short List

The North American Car and Truck of the Year nominees were named earlier this year--and now, the short list of contenders have been culled from the long list. The NACOTY organizing committee reports that General Motors and Nissan dominate the car list with three models each. Four European models...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
New Volkswagens Include Updated Tiguan, Eos

At its annual dealer meeting today in Atlanta, Volkswagen of America confirms it's bringing three updated models to the U.S. market for the 2011 model year. Yesterday, VW confirmed the new mid-size sedan ("NMS," for now) being built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will have its world debut at the 2011...Read More»

2011 Hyunda Elantra (Avante) unveiled in Korea
2011 Hyundai Elantra Production Moving to Alabama

The 2011 Hyundai Elantra has been developed in South Korea, and is being adapted for the American market by the automaker's California-based marketing arm. Now, the Elantra is headed for production in Montgomery, Alabama, alongside the company's brisk-selling Sonata large sedan. Sources in South...Read More»

2006 Nissan Sentra
Great Advice: More Reasons You Should Choose A Nissan Sentra

We’re exploring why I consistently recommend the Nissan Sentra when someone on a tight budget needs an economical and reliable used car. The Sentra is up against a few other vehicles in its class when vying for my “best value” honor. However, there aren’t many makes and...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Wagon
Ford's Better Idea: Smart Airbags To Debut on 2012 Focus

Word from the Blue-Oval gang in Dearborn, Michigan that Ford Motor Company will debut smart airbags on the all-new 2012 Focus comes as a pleasant surprise. Well, maybe we should call them smarter, instead of just smart, since airbag technology has been clipping along at a fairly steady pace. In the...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Mind Tricks, Reality Distortion, and Other Car Sales Tactics

My son's totally-optioned-out 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI was declared a total loss by State Farm. A "Total Loss Specialist" called me and said, if we'd sign this and that, we'd get a check for $27,240. That sounded about right. So we signed this and that, my wife took off work, and a nice, very...Read More»

2009 Acura TSX
Driven: 2010 Acura TSX V6

Full confession: When I first heard Acura was putting a big, 3.5-liter V-6 into its TSX sport sedan, my response involved a shoulder shrug. That's because the TSX didn't really need it; as we've said in previous drives, with the standard rev-happy 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (especially...Read More»

2007 Nissan Sentra 4-door Sedan Manual SE-R Spec V Angular Front Exterior View
Great Advice: Why You Should Choose a Nissan Sentra

I recently helped a friend buy a used car. Her 2000 VW Beetle was accumulating too many miles for her to feel comfortable commuting from the East Bay to San Francisco four days a week. She needed reliable transportation, nothing extravagant, and it had to be affordable. Her situation is similar to...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M37
2011 Infiniti M56 - M37: A Luxury Performer Families Can Love

Don’t you just love it when automakers come out with their “all-new” models? I mean, it’s like Christmas Eve and you’re gazing upon all the brightly-wrapped presents under the tree. That’s if you care about the latest and greatest in automotive products. Some...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Driven: 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Not too long ago, the Sonata was strictly a follower. Toyota and Honda would introduce a change, or a new feature, and Hyundai would follow. But with the latest 2011 Sonata, Hyundai follows no more—it's actually sprinted out to the front in many respects. In straight-line acceleration and...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200
2011 Chrysler 200: A Sebring Follow-Up for Families

The news that Chrysler plans to introduce its replacement for the mid-size Sebring sedan – and call it the 2011 Chrysler 200 – should come as no surprise to watchers of the company. But even though the automaker bills the 200 as all-new, it isn’t an all-new platform or reflective...Read More»

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