Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011
2011 Ford Explorer

2011 Ford Explorer

Which wagons should you be shopping this year? We nominate a handful of not-crossovers. [FamilyCarGuide]

We're fans of the 2011 Ford Explorer, but Consumer Reports isn't. Who's more righter? [SocialCarNews]

The latest national amnesty movement has nothing to do with Jan Brewer--it's all about tires. [TheCarConnection]

Over-modified your car into a huge steaming pile? We'll give you the seven warning signs your car's jumped the tuner shark. [MotorAuthority]

Augmented reality makes sense on the iPhone, but does it work on your navigation system? [MotorAuthority]

While GM and the rest of America crow about the Chevy Volt's massive technological achievements, China's cutting it out of the electric-car game. [GreenCarReports]

If you're looking for a free hookup for your electric car, meanwhile, the City of San Francisco will pick up the tab. [AllCarsElectric]

We heard food celebrity Duff Goldman's car had been pinched, but it took us a few days to evolve a conspiracy theory involving Guy Fieri and Tabatha Coffey. [MotorAuthority]

Finally today, in societal-breakdown news, we weren't aware, but apparently it's totally obvious, that those glass pens and tubes of flowers at the local Kwik-E-Mart are, in fact, crack pipes. [TheCarConnection]
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