Today at High Gear Media: Ford Edge, Facebook, Corvette Z06

October 13, 2010
2011 Ford Edge - first drive in and around Nashville

2011 Ford Edge - first drive in and around Nashville

If you missed our first drive of the 2011 Ford Edge this summer, the full review is live--and it's giving the judges a reason to break out the 8s. [TheCarConnection]

So far, it's short of a call for a complete ban on talking and driving--but DOT Secretary Ray LaHood is pressing automakers to do more on cellphone safety. [TheCarConnection]

Have you driven a Chevy Corvette Z06 lately? It's Lyndon's chicken soup for the soul, cooked on a big manifold cover. [SportsCarMonitor]

What's the best, affordable small sedan you can buy for your family? So many options exist, we've split them into two posts. [FamilyCarGuide]

We'll take delivery of a 2011 Nissan Leaf in the spring--so in the meantime, Nissan sent us stickers so we can ship our Prius to the great auction in the sky. Zing. [AllCarsElectric]

You've seen the 2014 Lotus Elite from the Paris auto show; now see it with its guard down, if by "guard," you mean, "roof." [MotorAuthority]

If it tastes like irony, it's irony: Mercedes-Benz could be supplying Infiniti with its next small-car platform. [MotorAuthority]

Lexus may be working on a big hybrid coupe to replace the SC 430, a news alert which failed to register on our editors' pulse monitors. [MotorAuthority]

Social-media mavens, rejoice: all that Facebooking has some measurable effect. And annoyance isn't tops on the list. [SocialCarNews]

Finally today, we're wondering if manual transmissions are a future thing of the past in muscle cars. What's your take? [InsideMuscleCars]

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