Today at High Gear Media: Cheap Trucks, Wrecked Ferraris and Snooki

August 20, 2010
2010 Chevrolet Silverado

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

The crystal ball for car sales is cloudy, my friends. This year's estimates of 11.6 million sales could be topped slightly--or could be the good old days by next year. Sigh. [TheCarConnection]

If you're looking for a deal on a new car, though, the 2010 Chevy Silverado wears the most discounts on its Monroney this month. [TheCarConnection]

Meanwhile, those dealership cuts from GM and Chrysler could have gone too far--and nearly disrupted our very social fabric, according to one analysis. [AllCarAdvice]

Will those 10 airbags make the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze a big hit, or just muffle its impact? Either way, GM hopes you won't walk away, even if it's without a scratch. [CarNewsBreak]

If you were looking for the production Hyundai Velostor at November's L.A. Auto Show, you're waiting in vain. So are the Clash and Annie Lennox. It's good company. [MotorAuthority]

Another day, another electric-car startup. Let us guess--two geniuses in a garage with nothing but batteries, chips and moxie? Oh, sorry. Forgot the Mountain Dew. [MotorAuthority]

Speaking of EVs, do you know exactly how "virtual" Coda Automotive is--and how it's essentially a government creation? [PoliticsAndCars]

An astonishing 9 Ferrari 458 Italia supercars have been slain in just a few months on sale. And that's before the buff books check in with their usual contribution to the body count. [MotorAuthority]

We're looking up for greener transportation--and wondering, which airline has the most fuel-efficient jets? We doubt it's Delta, what with all those old NW battleaxes. And their old planes. [GreenCarReports]

If you've never quite "gotten" the fuel-sipping delights of the 2011 Buick Regal four-cylinder, here's your chance to avoid direct contact with one. [GreenCarReports]

Kia knows how to hit hard: we're grooving with this commercial's "message," but totally getting how they're making fun of us middle-aged white guys. [SocialCarNews]

One Chicago collector is buying up old concept cars and restoring them, to make sure that history is served. Please, for the love of God, have him steer clear of the Ford 24.7. [FutureCarReports]

Jersey Shore's Snooki Polizzi has been spotted heading to court in a Cadillac Escalade. The charge: being annoying. This makes our jobs easy. Proceed. [CelebsAndCars]

The 2011 Dodge Durango reminds us of The Simpsons' Canyonero. Here's the video again--and a racy Durango one we'd forgotten from Dodge's wayback machine. [AmazingCarAds]

Finally today, how about a car powered by muscle? Row it like a kayak, let the batteries do the rest. The amazing guns you'll grow? Those are on the house, bro. [AllCarsElectric]

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