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2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Volvo Adds Free Maintenance To Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Volvo has been one of several luxury brands to offer free maintenance on its new cars. Now Volvo has added a new factory scheduled-maintenance package to its warranty coverage on Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles, too. Volvo's new Protection Plus+ coverage for CPO vehicles already includes six...Read More»

Volvo's S60
2011 Volvo S60: Pedestrian-Protector, Kill Bob Vol(vo) One?

Kill Bob:  Vol(vo) One Kurt Wallander, (Kenneth Branagh in the BBC's adaptation of Henning Mankell's popular detective fiction), plows through the Swedish slit-illuminated landscape.  His blur-inducing conveyance: a Volvo wagon.  Wallander's rumbled exterior and frayed mind find tranquility...Read More»

Fabio shills for Plug-In America
Today at High Gear Media: Drugs, Driving, Munsters and...Fabio

The mismatch between car and SUV bumpers can cost you lots of money, the IIHS warns this morning. [TheCarConnection] It's hard to believe a Lexus GS-F is still in the cards, but maybe they're talking about the next-generation car? [MotorAuthority] It's official: the 2012 Nissan GT-R will hit 60 mph...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
Volvo Recalls 2011 S60, S80, XC60, XC70 For Software Flaw

Just a few weeks ago, Volvo recalled a number of 2010 and 2011 models for a problem with the driver's side airbags. Now, the Swedish/Chinese automaker is recalling some of those very same vehicles again due to a software flaw that could cause unexpected stalling. The models affected by this latest...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Volvo Searches For The Biggest Big East Conference Fan

For many sports fan, the Big East Conference is a big deal. Volvo recognizes the passion that many have for their teams and is looking for the biggest fans of the Big East. One alumni from each of the sixteen Big East Schools has been chosen as a contestant. Each contestant will utilize social...Read More»

2010 Volvo S40
Best Family Luxury Small Sedans: Volvo S40

In our continuing coverage of the best family luxury small sedans we take an in-depth look at the 2011 Volvo S40. Redesigned in 2008, the 2011 Volvo S40 five-passenger entry-level luxury small sedan receives simplifications in trim, engines, and options, while most everything else continues...Read More»

2010 Volvo S80
Volvo Recalls 2010, 2011 Models For Airbag Failure

Volvo North America is recalling a number of passenger vehicles due to a problem with the driver's side airbag system. According to a release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the flaw affects several vehicles from the 2010 and 2011 model years, and it could lead to...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»

2011 Ford F-150 Limited
Today at High Gear Media: iPhone App, F-150, Volt and Seth Rogen

Have you heard? Or has iTunes pinged you to update? TheCarConnection's iPhone/iPad/iPod app is faster, prettier, and easier to use. [TheCarConnection] The 2011 Ford F-150 is officially the most fuel-conscious big truck on the highway, with a 23-mpg EPA rating. [TheCarConnection] Volvo's adding a...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
Volvo Wins 'Best Use Of Facebook' At Digi Awards

Ad agencies haven't always known what to do with their digital departments. Sometimes, the web team has been dumped in a corner of the graphic design office. Other times, they've been shoved in a spare room near the in-house server -- because that's what they do, right? Server things? But no more...Read More»

2010 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta
Today at High Gear Media: SUV Values, Volvo S60 and Deer Season

Our road warriors have returned triumphant, with survivors' merit badges from the 2010 Paris Auto Show and the 2010 Fireball Run. Los Angeles is next--get psyched, bring permission forms. [MotorAuthority] A parting shot from the Eiffel Tower, first: a take on the five most wanted cars from Paris...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
What's On the Horizon for Volvo?

Now that it's owned by Geely and not by Ford, what's in the future for Swedish automaker Volvo? One thing is certain--change is coming, now that the automaker is no longer owned by Ford. After acquisition this past summer by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group of China, it’s no longer a given what...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
Smart Car Shopping: Five High-Performance Family Cars

Do kids equal "Camry?" Does parenthood mean the end of loving what you drive? Don't responsible adults get something with four cylinders, an automatic transmission and a suspension built from marshmallows as soon as they put soccer practice on the calendar? Not necessarily. Learning what exactly...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC60 AWD 4-door 3.0T w/Moonroof Side Exterior View
About the 2010 Volvo XC 60

The 2010 Volvo XC60 is not one of the cheapest cars on the market today, but it is one of the nicer ones. In fact, it was ranked number 3 on the US News and World Report’s Ranking and Reviews Site on their list of the top 8 luxury compact SUVs. The car goes for an average price of around...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
Tested: Industry-First Pedestrian Detection In 2011 Volvo S60

If you've ever had a minor fender-bender because you looked down at the wrong moment, dialed your phone, or took a sip of coffee, pay attention to this: What if it had been a pedestrian, or a bicyclist? The 2011 Volvo S60 comes with a world-first system that could potentially eliminate the...Read More»

2010 Volvo S80
The TCC List: The Best Seats in the House

Few factors can make a great car even better--or kill the performance thrill entirely--like car seats. In the 260-plus cars we review each year here at High Gear Media, most just pass across our backsides without much positive or negative impression. But a few seats stand out in our minds as some...Read More»

Audi TT RS
Today in Car News: Audi TT RS, Honda CR-Z, and Saturn Redux

We've told you it's coming--now Audi confirms the TT RS is coming to America. [PRNewswire] Toyota thinks the 2011 Honda CR-Z is on to something, and might want a sporty hybrid coupe of its own. [AutoblogGreen] While it deals with recall aftermath, Toyota now says its "black boxes" may not indicate...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
The TCC List: Five Near-Luxury Interiors Under $25k

No matter how cool your car looks on the outside, the truth is, you won't spend much time looking at it from a distance.  No matter how fast it is, you'll spend most of your time  in it idling in traffic and traveling at neighborhood speeds.   For most of us, it's the comfort of the seats, the...Read More»

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