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The 15 Best Car Commercials Of 2011
The 15 Best Car Commercials Of 2011

As highly as we might think of the Web, there's nothing quite as powerful as a television commercial. It takes millions of ad budget dollars and the perfect slot during the most widely watched show of the week. When it's done correctly, a great car commercial doesn't just capture eyeballs, it...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
Signs Of Improvement: Volkswagen Signs Up For Super Bowl XLVI

Today's TV pundits spend a lot of time talking about the frailty of the U.S. economy, but that hasn't stopped consumers from visiting their local auto showrooms. Recently, we got word that car sales were on the rise, and now comes an equally promising harbinger: Volkswagen has purchased a spot...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
Will Saab's Demise Draw Bargain Hunters To Dealers?

Despite repeated eleventh-hour lifelines, the week began with the end of Saab. After its petition for bankruptcy was approved by a Swedish court Monday, word traveled quickly. Here in America, a nine-minute conference call to the nation's 188 dealerships confirmed the 64-year-old automaker's fate...Read More»

Home of Cate Leger and Karl Wanaselja in Berkeley, CA
Motor Home: Architect Uses Auto Parts To Build Dream House

At some point or other, most of us have slept in our cars. It's rarely a comfortable experience, but when you're locked out of the house or too tired to drive, a reclined front seat is better than nothing. Recently, an architect in Berkeley, California took that idea and ran with it -- straight to...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco: First Drive Review

Chevrolet's car fortunes are on the upswing, the momentum generated by new vehicles like the beautifully finished Cruze compact sedan and the eager little Sonic hatchback. Now it's the Malibu's turn, and the venerable nameplate ushers in big changes for the 2013 model year, all in the name of...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, production model
Toyota 'Shareathon' Offers Shoppers Up To $1,000 Cash: Video

If you're planning to buy or lease a new Toyota before January 3, 2012, listen up, because Toyota is offering you the chance to nab up to $1,000 through its annual "Shareathon" promotion. Shareathon is part of Toyota's year-end sales event, better known as Toyotathon. Here's how the promo works: 1...Read More»

2012 Lexus LS 600h L
Lexus Really Does Sell Cars As Christmas Gifts

You can't believe everything you see on TV.  The rift between marketing and reality is kind of a foregone conclusion.  However convincing the presentation, we're suspicious of getting the whole truth and nothing but. Seasonal car commercials are perfect examples.  Shiny happy one-percenters...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
Uphill Battle To Stop Texting While Driving

While 35 states currently ban texting by all drivers while driving, more than four of five young drivers admit to reading a text message while driving. That’s according to a survey conducted by the Ad Council, which just launched a national public service campaign of TV, radio, billboards...Read More»

Cheech Marin
Getting High Vs. Getting Hammered: Which Is More Dangerous?

'Tis the season to be jolly, so now is as good a time as any to look at the dangers of holiday overindulgence. Through countless education programs, we already know a good deal about the dangers of drinking and driving, but how does smoking marijuana affect our abilities behind the wheel? A new...Read More»

Nissan camera-based Moving Object Detection
Nissan Planning Camera-Based Accident-Avoidance Tech For Mainstream Models

Nissan, like several other major automakers, has for years been offering potentially life-saving accident-avoidance technologies like lane-departure systems, blind-spot warning systems, and forward collision warning. Trouble is, those features are only offered on expensive luxury vehicles (in...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS teaser
2013 Cadillac ATS: All-New Compact Luxury Sedan Coming Next Summer

The centerpiece of the Cadillac display at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show next month will be the 2013 Cadillac ATS, an all-new compact luxury sedan that General Motors hopes will compete against the likes of the BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. If this seems like a lofty goal...Read More»

Flower developed by Toyota to offset emissions from its Prius facility
People Will Soon Legally Marry Their Cars, Says Pressure Group

Democracy is often a messy process, with extreme statements on both sides of any issue--particularly when public attitudes are evolving rapidly on contentious social issues. So it may be best to view last week's statement by an executive at the American Family Association that we will soon legally...Read More»

2013 Subaru BRZ
2013 Subaru BRZ Live Photos And Video: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

Though many have found the production versions of the Subaru-Toyota joint sports coupe to be somewhat less thrilling than hoped, the 2013 Subaru BRZ is certainly the better of the two, aesthetically speaking. These live images show it carries the staged, studio-shot presence through to reality as...Read More»

Ford's 'Escape Routes' competition
Sign Up For Ford's 'Escape Routes' Challenge, Starring The Ford Escape

Ford is looking for a few good men and women for its next Amazing Race-style competition called "Escape Routes", featuring the all-new Ford Escape. If you and a friend think you've got what it takes -- and you've both got six weeks to spare -- keep reading for details on how to apply. According to...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus: TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012

After driving thousands of miles in more than 200 new vehicles in the past year, and rating each one independently, High Gear Media's editors have chosen a winner. TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012 is the 2012 Ford Focus. Each year, our team rates each new vehicle we review based on styling...Read More»

Screencap from the 'See It Through' 2012 Chrysler 300 commercial
2012 Chrysler 300 Debuts New Ad Starring 94-Year-Old Poem

Earlier this year, Chrysler scored a touchdown with its "Born of Fire" Super Bowl ad, featuring Eminem, the Selected of God gospel choir, and the 2011 Chrysler 200. This Thursday, the automaker is hoping for a repeat with a new commercial starring a long-deceased writer and a nearly 100-year-old...Read More»

2012 Nissan Rogue
2012 Nissan Rogue: Around View Monitor Makes Parallel Parking Easier

How often do drivers pass up a parking space because it looks a little too hard to get into? It isn’t only younger drivers that have a problem with parallel parking, either; sometimes we all just need a little help. Nissan has a solution: the Around View Monitor now available in the 2012...Read More»

Yokohama Tire Tips For Fuel Economy
Yokohama Tire Wants To Boost Your Fuel Economy: Video

Yokohama Tire is in business to design and sell tires for a wide variety of vehicles, ranging from commercial trucks through passenger cars and even racing applications. It’s also in the business of customer service, which is why the tire maker has produced a series of videos to help...Read More»

MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013
Ford Upgrades MyFord Touch: New Version Simpler, Faster, Easier To Navigate

If you’re one of the many Ford buyers who purchased your vehicle with the MyFord Touch system, but then became disenchanted with it due to slowness, freezing, difficult navigation and other complaints, Ford listened and has made some major changes. The updated MyFord Touch debuts next week on...Read More»

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