2012

Best Car To Buy Awards, 2013 Toyota GT 86, 2012 Nissan Leaf: Car News Headlines
Best Car To Buy Awards, 2013 Toyota GT 86, 2012 Nissan Leaf: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Best Car To Buy 2012 winners are announced and we review the 2012 Nissan Leaf. Toyota finally shows off the production GT 86 and Maybach is getting the axe. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The 2012 Ford Focus has been named The Car...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus: TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012

After driving thousands of miles in more than 200 new vehicles in the past year, and rating each one independently, High Gear Media's editors have chosen a winner. TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012 is the 2012 Ford Focus. Each year, our team rates each new vehicle we review based on styling...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza four-door sedan, Connecticut, Sept 2011
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: Impreza, Camry, Prius, Beetle, Passat

We're almost there -- these five vehicles represent the final nominees for TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012 award. Of course it's because they're arranged in alphabetical order. There's no other reason to put the best-selling passenger car in America in the final bracket, alongside one of...Read More»

2012 GMC Canyon SLT
GM Announces Recall Of 2012 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups

General Motors is recalling some 5,220 model year 2012 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks, to repair a potentially loose connection on the driver’s seatbelt warning system. Trucks affected by this recall were manufactured between September 9 and October 19, 2011. On certain...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: M-Class, MINI, Mitsu i, Versa, iQ

We're rolling through the nominees for TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012 award, and nearing the end of the list, we're still finding new themes among the group of 25 new cars, crossovers and SUVs that made the field this year. The mass market's well represented on this year's list, and gas...Read More»

2012 Acura TL
2012 Acura TL Driven, Thanksgiving Recipe, Black Friday: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we drive the 2012 Acura TL and review the 2012 Porsche 911. TrueCar reveals automotive Black Friday bargains and Chevrolet prices the 2013 Malibu Eco. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We drove the 2012 Acura TL and love the...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio, Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, NY
Chrysler Recalls 2012 Fiat 500 And 2012 Dodge Journey Models

Chrysler has announced the recall of certain Fiat 500 and Dodge Journey models built for the 2012 model year. All 340 vehicles affected were assembled between October 24 and October 26, 2011, and may contain contaminated brake fluid. Vehicles in question may have power steering fluid, or a mixture...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio SX
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: Rio, Evoque, Mazda3, Mazda5, C-Class

Monday's the big day--when High Gear Media names the winners of our three Best Car To Buy 2012 awards. While MotorAuthority mulls over the likes of the Benz SLS AMG, and GreenCarReports debates the merits of the Mitsubishi i, TheCarConnection has a different task at hand: winnowing down the pool of...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Corvette
TrueCar Picks Biggest Black Friday Car Bargains

Thanksgiving's schedule includes three NFL games and one other major contact sport: Black Friday sales busting the doors earlier than ever. For diehards it's all about the deals, mashed up (sometimes literally) with the rush from conquest. There is a way to save thousands more than even the most...Read More»

2012 Ford Mustang GT
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: Mustang, Civic, CR-V, Accent, Veloster

Next week, High Gear Media will announce our trio of Best Car To Buy 2012 award winners. Here at TheCarConnection, the field includes 25 eligible cars, crossovers and SUVs--a great field of new vehicles heavy on sedans and hatchbacks, and somewhat lighter on green machines and minivans than in the...Read More»

2012 Acura TL
2012 Acura TL SH-AWD: Driven

Mention the Acura TL as a next-car possibility, in certain sport-sedan enthusiast circles, and it's possible you might lose some credibility. If you want a serious sport sedan, they'll argue, you might as well get one on a dedicated rear-wheel-drive platform, like the BMW 3-Series, Cadillac CTS, or...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300
Best Car To Buy 2012, 2013 Chevy Malibu, Porsche 911 Cabrio: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we drive the 2011 Audi Q7 TDI, and Chevrolet prices the 2013 Malibu Eco. Ferrari designer Sergio Scaglietti passes away at age 91 and the Best Car To Buy 2012 nominees are out. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The nominees for The...Read More»

2012 Acura TL
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: TL, Verano, Sonic, 500, Focus

As we get ready to announce the winner of TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012 award, we're faced with a big task: narrowing down the field of 25 eligible cars, crossovers and SUVs. It's not easy, since this year's contenders run in packs, with plenty of sedans and utility vehicles, but not as...Read More»

Screencap from the 'See It Through' 2012 Chrysler 300 commercial
2012 Chrysler 300 Debuts New Ad Starring 94-Year-Old Poem

Earlier this year, Chrysler scored a touchdown with its "Born of Fire" Super Bowl ad, featuring Eminem, the Selected of God gospel choir, and the 2011 Chrysler 200. This Thursday, the automaker is hoping for a repeat with a new commercial starring a long-deceased writer and a nearly 100-year-old...Read More»

Best Car To Buy?
TheCarConnection To Name "Best Car to Buy 2012"

We've driven hundreds of vehicles in the past year, including dozens of brand-new models. Now, TheCarConnection--High Gear Media's flagship reviews and news site--is getting ready to name this year's Best Car To Buy. If you're a long-time follower of TCC, you know we rate all mainstream vehicles...Read More»

Nissan NV Food Trucks at 2011 LA Auto Show
Nissan Steals Attention And Feeds The Press At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

We've just gotten back from the Los Angeles Auto Show, and while we could sit here and tell you all about the new 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, or the new 2013 Cadillac XTS, we aren't going to. No, in fact we are going to tell you about how Nissan snagged some extra attention by feeding hungry...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible live photos
2012 Jeep Patriot, 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth, Honda Fit EV: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Honda releases details surrounding its electric Fit EV while we review the 2012 Jeep Patriot. Audi is working on a new Super Bowl ad while the new R8 LMS Ultra makes its debut. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Fiat creates an ad for...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda CR-V, 2012 Hyundai Azera, 2013 Chevrolet Spark: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media we have an autumn bounty of upcoming vehicles and announcements, live from the Los Angeles Auto Show floor. Just over the past day, a 2012 Honda CR-V, 2013 Lincoln MKS, and 2012 Hyundai Azera have broken cover, and the U.S.-spec 2013 Chevrolet Spark now has official...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda CR-V: First Drive

In these days of tighter family budgets, and in many cases a desire to be more understated, compact crossover vehicles like the Honda CR-V have a lot of appeal. Parents know that they provide more versatility—and freedom, by some gauges—than sedans, and they’re a little smaller...Read More»