Today at High Gear Media: Mazda Shinari, Regal and Post-Grad Cars

August 30, 2010
2010 Mazda Shinari Concept

2010 Mazda Shinari Concept

In today's morning mail, the Mazda Shinari--a gorgeous four-door coupe that we can't help but think would kick the RX-8 to the curb. Agreed? [MotorAuthority]

The 2011 Buick Regal is one of the IIHS' Top Safety Picks this year, meaning it's earned top scores, has stability control, and meets new roof-crush standards. Three cheers for engineers! [TheCarConnection]

Hyundai's busy year continues with the first shots of what will eventually replace the Accent subcompact. For now though, it's a "concept." [TheCarConnection]

Mitsubishi so wants to be your BFF, they're giving a Facebook fan a trip to Japan. We advise some sleeping aid on the way over if you want to stay up all night and talk about car and chicks and stuff. [SocialCarNews]

The zombiefied Ford Windstar minivan is being recalled for rust. As you know, rust never sleeps. Apparently neither does the NHTSA. [TheCarConnection]

The Dodge Grand Caravan continues to live on, and this week one will live with Denis Flierl as he puts it through his hallmark 7-day car review. [7DayCarReviews]

Which is better at all-around fun--the Kia Forte Koup SX or the Honda Civic Si? Jim Hamel comes up with an answer we like. [InsiderCarReviews]

Fresh out of school, fresh out of cash? Our college guy Sam Spencer tips you off on five cars built just for skinny wallets and wads of performance. [CollegeCarGuide]

While you were raking leaves, our Nelson Ireson was lapping in Oklahoma and jerry-rigging a cranky alternator. In scorching heat. He claims it's "fun." [MotorAuthority]

The EPA wants your advice on how fuel-economy stickers should look. Want to tell them? Check here first. [GreenCarReports]

The Smart Fortwo took off like a bottle rocket, and crashed to earth. Was it all just a fad? [AllSmallCars]

In the next 18 months, every electric-car maker is going to stunt-riffic lengths to show off EV range. Here's all you need to know about every PR effort. [AllCarsElectric]

High Gear Media's the hub for experts and enthusiasts to write about cars...and apparently, pee. [GreenCarReports]

Last in the news and last to rehab, Lindsay Lohan's been spotted in Hollywood, blowing through stop signs in her Maserati. The news here: she still can afford a Maserati. [CelebsAndCars]

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