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Today at High Gear Media: SUV Values, Volvo S60 and Deer Season
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»

2011 Volvo S60
Naughty Swedes: ABBA Take A Seat, Volvo S60 Stand Up

In the 1970s, the Swedes looked like they could rule the world. ABBA, Volvos and Saabs were everywhere, as well as state-sponsored socialism. They were fun, fair, easy-going and above all non-confrontational. It was all about disco, harmony, and music. Well, I am here to tell you, those kind Swedes...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche's YouTube channel
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»

2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
Smart Car Shopping: Big Deals On These Five Convertibles

  It may sound like some strange factoid hurtling in from a parallel universe, but ragtop shoppers, take heart: sometimes, convertibles are cheaper in summer. How can that be? We've seen automakers introduce convertibles in the dead of winter--when people are most receptive to the idea of a warm...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC70 4-door Wagon 3.2L Steering Wheel
Volvo Record Holder And The Man Who Loves It

Dear Irv, I can call you Irv can’t I; anyone who’s driven the same car 2.8 million miles has to be a regular guy. I read about your goal to turn 3 million miles by the time you celebrate your 73rd birthday and please accept my wishes that your recent 70th birthday was a great day. You compared...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»

2010 Volvo C30
Recall Alert: Volvo C30, S40, and V50

Volvo has issued a small recall today concerning its C30, S40N, and V50 models. An improperly tightened gearshift lever stud assembly is the reason, and the recall affects 536 2010 and 2011 models that have 6-speed manual transmissions. If the assembly comes loose, it may not be possible for the...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
Frugal Shopper: Women Prefer Practical, Frugal Cars, Men Don’t?

When it comes time to purchase a car, men look for bold design statements, sexy sheetmetal, and scorching performance while women—well, women want something practical, economical, and safe, right? You’d think times would have changed, but it appears not. The pricing intelligence firm TrueCar...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
2011 Volvos To Keep An Eye On

2011 Volvo S60 The newly redesigned S60 is going to make a name for itself in the luxury mid-size sedan class. Boasting a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that can push out a strong 300 horsepower, it nearly demolishes its previous model, which was a five-cylinder producing a mere 208 horsepower. The...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC60
2010 Volvo XC60: An All-New Crossover

The 2010 XC60 is an all new crossover from Volvo. It's their newest sport-utility with seating for five. The XC60 looks like a small XC90 and comes in one model in the U.S. called the T6 AWD ASR ($37,200 as tested). They're called crossovers because they drive more like a car, but with the...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKX
Frugal Shopper: Hot New-Car Deals Won't Go Out With April

It's the end of the month, and what does that mean? Well, it could mean it's time to close the deal on a new vehicle. Recently we reported that toward the end of the month, you're more likely to get a good deal on a new vehicle. Weekends aren't always the best time of the month to get a great...Read More»

BMW's Jack Pitney
Video: BMW, Audi, Volvo Talk About Selling Luxury In A Recession-Wary World

The world of today is a little different from the one we inhabited just two or three years ago. Free-wheeling credit, a strong housing market, Pontiac: all gone, the dusty excesses of yesteryear. Even luxury consumers -- usually a consistent lot -- have pulled in the reins on spending. But of...Read More»

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