2006

2005-2010 Saturn Models Added To GM Certified Used Roster
2005-2010 Saturn Models Added To GM Certified Used Roster

General Motors has just added Saturn models from the 2005 through 2010 model years to its Certified Used Vehicles program. Although the brand is no more, and most Saturn showrooms have closed, you'll find the certified Saturn models wherever GM Certified Used Vehicles are on offer—that's at 3,400...Read More»

Third-gen Toyota Prius test drive
Toyota Floor Mat Safety Recall: My Prius Goes On Notice

You're well aware that Toyota is recalling the 2004-2009 Prius--among a list of vehicles--for an issue with floor mats. Here at High Gear Media, we have at least two vehicles affected by the recall, both 2004 Toyota Prius hatchbacks, both even the same shade of blue. One of them's mine, and in the...Read More»

John DeLorean
John DeLorean's Life To Be Made Into (Family Approved) Movie

Cars appear in most movies, but movies about cars often don't do well. Tucker: The Man and His Dream, for instance, Francis Ford Coppola's well-reviewed 1988 biography of Preston Tucker and his effort to start a car company, flopped at the box office. Nonetheless, Time Inc Studios is pressing on...Read More»

2008 BMW X3
BMW Recalls 200,000 Cars

All is nicht so gut at BMW this afternoon, where some 200,000 vehicles are being recalled for airbags that might not deploy in an accident. The Associated Press reports the recall affects the 2004-2006 BMW X3 (the current model's shown here), as well as the same years of the 5 Series and the 2006...Read More»

Volkswagen Golf
New Volkswagen Golf Breaks Cover

It didn't take long for embargoed images of the new Volkswagen Golf to break free--as in this morning, courtesy Autoblog.nl (no relation to the upstanding cousins of AOL.) The Dutch site posted these pictures today of the sixth-generation Golf, which isn't entirely certain for a trip to the U.S...Read More»

WreckedExotics.com GTO and Police Car
Yeah, But Did You Wreck a Pontiac GTO Today?

You could be a recruiter or a sales technician or an endocrinologist, but trust me when I say this is a job description you want: car wrecker. While I'm down here in TCC's world headquarters in sunny Palo Alto, Gregg at WreckedExotics.com was on hand to catch the filming of a stunt in downtown San...Read More»

Honoring an American Legend: Carroll Shelby

Mention the name Carroll Shelby, and lots of words come to mind: racer, car builder, automotive legend, pilot, transplant recipient, entrepreneur - and perhaps even rascal. One thing is probably true; the plain-speaking Texan is a bit of all of these – and more. And despite a life-long series of...Read More»

Buick Y-Job
Ten Concepts Detroit Should Have Built

by Rex Roy It could be argued that the 1938 Buick Y-Job stands as the world's first true concept car. Built under the direction of Genera Motors' first design czar, Harley Earl, the Y-Job was never intended for production but instead foreshadowed styling and engineering cues that would pop up on...Read More»

2007 Volkswagen GTI W12 concept
VW Golf GTI – Twelve Cylinder?

What’s the best way to pay tribute to enthusiasts who love one ofEurope’s most enduring motoring icons? Give them something new. That’s what Volkswagen is doing at the Annual Golf GTI Festival in Worthersee, Austria, later this month. The German firm is to unveil a unique design study called...Read More»

In the Driver’s Seat: VW Rabbit 2.5

Naming cars isn’t an art, and it isn’t a science—sometimes it’s just a stab in the dark. Hence the entrance and exit of the Five Hundred nameplate at Ford—and now, the return of the Rabbit moniker at VW. Americans have dim, dark memories of the Rabbit, but it’s...Read More»

Gran Turismo - Not the Cardigans, but Maserati

This is all a bit too esoteric for early morning, but hey - remember the Cardigans? That catchy Lovefool song? The follow-up was a darker, less catchy, heavily art-directed brown disc called Gran Turismo that sported a couple of singles we like, including Erase/Rewind. You should catch it. VH1 even...Read More»

2006 Ford Mustang by Giugiaro Concept
2006 Ford Mustang by Giugiaro Concept

Slideshow: Ford has spun a lot of magic – and a lot of mileage – out of the Mustang that bowed in 2005. Just this year the Shelby GT500 scorched auto-show crowds with 500 horsepower and the touch of the snake charmer himself. Now, Ford’s reaching into the Mustang history bag again for a...Read More»

2006 Hyundai HCD10 Hellion concept
2006 Hyundai HCD10 Hellion Concept

Mother always called us the same name. But somehow the Hellion tag sounds better on Hyundai’s latest HCD concept car, which sees its debut at the 2006Los Angeles auto show. The Hellion, Hyundai says, is a compact three-door sport crossover “designed with attitude and independence creating its...Read More»

2006 Acura Advance Sedan Concept
2006 Acura Advanced Sedan Concept

Slideshow: Acura says the new Advanced Sedan Concept it showed at the 2006Los Angeles auto show could predict how its future luxury flagship models look and perform. Penned by its California design team, the Advanced Sedan Concept is Acura's "purest expression of advanced design, performance, and...Read More»

2006 Honda Step Bus Concept
2006 Honda Step Bus Concept

Honda hopes to lure in hip, young buyers with its boxy Step Bus concept vehicle, debuting at the 2006Los Angeles auto show this week. Think of the show car as the ultimate party tool “for the MP3 generation,” declared John Mendel, the automaker’s top U.S. executive, adding that the Step Bus...Read More»

2006 Honda REMIX Concept, Los Angeles Auto Show
2006 Honda REMIX Concept

Slideshow: One of three Honda concept vehicles on display at the 2006 L.A. Auto Show , the REMIX is a study in contrasts, that “balances sports car virtues with real-world practicality,” suggested desiger Ben Davidson. A jet fighter-like canopy sweeps into smooth and fluid surfaces that, in...Read More»

Los Angeles Auto Show logo
2006 Los Angeles Auto Show

CONCEPTS 2006 Acura Advanced Sedan Concept by Marty Padgett (11/29/2006)Acura predicts the future of performance and luxury, in its idiom. 2006 Ford Mustang by Giugiaro Concept by Marty Padgett (11/29/2006)The Mustang, seen through Italian eyes. 2006 Honda FCX Concept by Bengt Halvorson...Read More»

2006 Chevrolet Sequel
2006 Chevrolet Sequel

Chevrolet’s Sequel fuel-cell prototype makes another auto show appearance at the 2006 Los Angeles show. But this time around, unlike its 2005 Detroit auto show appearance, the Sequel’s been improved with better range and more technology, GM says, than any vehicle on earth. And this time, it’s...Read More»

2008 Honda FCX
Honda FCX Concept

SLIDESHOW: Fuel cells will power the cars of the future. We who follow the auto industry hear this quite often, and the vehicles admittedly sometimes seem like a distant pipe dream. But if Honda’s futuristic FCX Concept is any indication, the cars are a lot closer to reality than many might...Read More»

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