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Kelley Blue Book Goes Social for New Site
Kelley Blue Book Goes Social for New Site

With the launch of a revamped Web site this week, Kelley Blue Book is taking a bigger leap into the world of social media. The update of the consumer Web site, KBB.com, comes after an intensive two-year effort to refresh all the site's live data and to give the brand a more personal presence, says...Read More»

Lake Placid
How Far Are You Driving For Memorial Day Weekend? #YouTellUs

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is quickly approaching. For some, this will be a weekend filled with road trips and family gatherings. The end result is that many consumers will be hitting the open road. With the holiday weekend brings traffic leaving town, and in some places, a rise in gas...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
Is The 2012 Passat VW Enough? #YouTellUs

Volkswagen is about to launch the all-new 2012 Passat. It's bigger, it's built in the USA, and it's supposedly "German-engineered." But is it? The last-generation Passat was an upscale entry into the mid-size sedan market. It was more expensive than the competition and slightly smaller. But it...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V launch press conference, 2011 Detroit Auto Show
Does The Toyota Prius Need Seven Seats? #YouTellUs

The Toyota Prius is a runaway sales hit. With gas prices near an all-time high, consumers are looking to increase their fuel economy. But what about those who have a families of six or more? Those people are probably getting tired of filling up the gas tank in that Chevrolet Suburban. So where can...Read More»

GM Pearce reporters
Finalists Announced For Hagerty Youth Reporter Contest

Hagerty is known for classic-car insurance. But what about reporting? Well, Hagerty has been running a contest to find a youth reporter for the summer, and the ten finalists have been announced. One winner will be crowned the official Youth Reporter of Hagerty Operation Ignite. This lucky...Read More»

Cadillac on Foursquare
Cadillac Comes To Foursquare: Discuss

Cadillac used to be the car of grandparents' dreams: solid, dependable, and staid. It said, "Yes, I've arrived...at Denny's for the early bird special." In recent years, though, Caddy has been making a play for younger drivers. Design has gotten bolder and edgier, and the company has tapped...Read More»

2006 Dodge Rampage concept
Does Dodge Need A Honda Ridgeline Competitor? #YouTellUs

Back in 2006 Dodge introduced the Rampage Concept, a Honda Ridgeline like lifestyle truck. While the world waited, nothing ever became of this design study. Now we hear that Dodge is considering putting such a concept into production for the 2014 model year. It's no secret that many consumers...Read More»

2011 Maybach 57
Embarrassing European Cars, 2012 BMW M6 Spy Shots: High Gear Hype 5/19/2011

Everyone seems to be interested in the most embarrassing European cars of all time [TheCarConnection] Spy shots of the upcoming 2012 BMW M6 Convertible made a splash on Twitter today. [MotorAuthority] The Aptera is struggling towards production. Will it make it? [GreenCarReports] Chevy is preparing...Read More»

Barack Obama
Who Will Lower Gas Prices Faster: Obama Or GOP? #YouTellUs

We've heard that gas prices won't fall this summer, but at this point, they are clearly falling. Are we in a game of who's on first and what's on second? It almost feels like that's the situation we're in at this point. People keep turning to different places seeking lower fuel prices. But in the...Read More»

2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Can Cadillac Really Compete With BMW? #YouTellUs

Cadillac continues to tell us that it wants to truly compete with BMW. The upcoming ATS is being positioned as a 3-Series competitor; meanwhile the next-gen CTS will grow to take on the BMW 5-Series with even better interior quality and materials But is all this enough? Yesterday we learned that...Read More»

Honda Sounds of Civic contest
Honda Is Looking For The Next Justin Bieber (Or Lady Gaga): Video

When Honda launched its first marketing salvo for the revamped 2012 Civic, we were underwhelmed -- mostly because we're grammar nerds and the campaign's tagline has a major error front-and-center. Honda's next Civic promotion, however, looks much better, and it might even yield some good music (or...Read More»

Gas pump
What's The Highest Gas Price You've Seen This Year? #YouTellUs

It's no secret that gas prices are hurting everyone's wallet, and with no end in sight, it could be a long summer. But just what is the highest gas price out there? Yesterday a gas station in LA accidentally sold gas for $1.10 a gallon for four hours. Word spread quickly, and cars started lining up...Read More»

2011 Scion FR-S Concept
Tired Of Hearing About The Scion FR-S / Toyota FT-86? #YouTellUs

The Toyota-Subaru sportscar project, the Toyobaru, the FT-86 I, the FT-86 II, the Scion FR-S--whatever you want to call it, it's an automotive unicorn. You know it exists, but will it ever really exist? It's like an awesome dream that is so close to reality you wonder if it'll come true. This...Read More»

Toyota 100 Cars for Good campaign
Visit Facebook To Give 100 Toyotas To 100 Nonprofits: Video

A few weeks ago, we told you about Toyota's "Ideas for Good" competition, which encouraged scientists, inventors, and average Joes (and Janes) to put Toyota technologies to new uses. Now comes another community-minded contest from the automaker, which will give 100 Toyota vehicles to 100 U.S...Read More»

Erwin Wurm's Fat Car
Are Cars To Blame For Fatties? #YouTellUs

The topic comes up every few years, do people get fat because of cars? More and more people drive instead of walk or bike to their destinations. This creates a lack of exercise and leads to weight gain. But is it really all because we drive too much? A new study by researchers at the University of...Read More»

Saab logo
Can Saab Survive? #YouTellUs

Saab has had a rocky start to 2011. It finally rid itself of GM and found a new owner back on the Continent. But it turns out it takes money to run a car company, and Saab's shaky finances have put it in peril. For the last few days it looked as if the Chinese automaker Hawtai was going to step in...Read More»

Gas pump
Murphy USA Offers Gas Discounts On Foursquare (But Customers Seem Confused)

Gas prices in the U.S. hit the $4 mark earlier this week, and Murphy USA is hoping to ease the burden on drivers by offering discounts on Foursquare. Judging from comments on Facebook and Twitter, though, we're not so sure that customers are pleased. The offer was announced yesterday on Murphy's...Read More»

Used car salesman
Social Media Is Fun, But Why Isn't It Selling Cars?

We here at SocialCarNews will be the first to advocate that social media is fun. Connecting with people across the world over your passion is a new way of making friends. But while it may be fun, a new report from Automotive News says it isn't selling cars. A poll performed last summer by R.L. Polk...Read More»

Kia's proposed halo roadster. Photo courtesy of PickupTrucks/Mike Levine.
Can Kia Build The Next Miata? #YouTellUs

Just yesterday we learned that Kia is considering a two-seat roadster as a halo vehicle for the brand. Mike Levine from PickupTrucks.com reminded us live from Kia's headquarters that a concept from 2003 is still front and center in the automaker's mind. So, can Kia build the next Miata? The company...Read More»

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