Today in Car News: Kia Soul, Road Taxes, and Pickup Deals

August 17, 2010
Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'

After the rush of the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, you'd expect us to slow down at some point, here at High Gear Media. We're doing the opposite, with a first drive of the Ferrari 458 Italia and later this week, a run in a pair of Aston Martin exotics.

In the meantime, here's what we're catching up on from our RSS feeds and bookmarks, from around the Web:

The Feds want to know if there's a flaw in the 2010 Kia Soul's steering rack, or if it's a one-time falling-out. [Inside Line]

GM is recalling almost a quarter-million crossovers that may have seatbelt-related defects. [Autoblog]

It sounds contrarian, but a lower federal gas tax could cost us more in the long run. Perverse logic, you win again. [KickingTires]

Another Nissan dealer says they'll be dealing on the 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car. Let the price war begin! [AutoblogGreen]

We're planning on attending the 2010 Paris auto show--and so is Lotus, apparently, with new Evora variants. [CarAndDriver]

If you need a new pickup and don't care about Ford's latest engines for 2011, a 2010 F-150 is yours for huge dollars off. [PickupTrucks]

The very first McLaren F1 ever built--with just 300 miles on the clock--is for sale. Pricetag? A cool $3.175 million. [WorldCarFans]

Finally, Jack Roush has lost eyesight in one eye, but just seeing photos of his plane crash make us thankful he's still around to recover otherwise. [Jalopnik]

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