2012

Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: The First Cut Is The Deepest
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: The First Cut Is The Deepest

It's something every new car owner hates: the first scratch. Whether it be on the paint, wheels, glass, or interior, it doesn't matter. The moment your new baby is no longer perfect. Unfortunately, it took less than one week for our new long-term 2012 Hyundai Veloster to acquire its first scar...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door
2012 Ford Focus Recalled For Windshield Wiper Problem

Ford is recalling over 140,000 Focus vehicles from the 2012 model year. The recall stems from a problem that could affect the functionality of one of the car's windshield wipers. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the flaw in the Focus has been traced...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster: TheCarConnection's Six-Month Road Test

Truth be told, we already like the 2012 Hyundai Veloster—so much that when our High Gear Media editorial team decided to start doing long-term vehicle tests, the Veloster was one of our first choices. Why? Well, first there are all the reasons we point to in our full review of the...Read More»

2012 Jeep Patriot
2012 Jeep Compass, Patriot Recalled For Fuel Tank Flaw

Chrysler has issued a recall for 2012 models of the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot. The issue? A flaw in the fuel tank, which could be serious trouble in the event of an accident. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Jeep recall includes vehicles built...Read More»

Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program
Ford & Its Dealers Aim To Raise $1 Million For High Schools

Automotive advertising is big business -- in fact, no one burns through quite as many marketing dollars as car companies do. Add on the amounts spent by individual dealerships, and you're looking at a whole lot of dough. Some of those campaigns are laughable. Others are admittedly a little...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
Car Sales Surge: Who's Buying & What Are They Getting?

Yesterday, we reported that sales for most automakers hit record levels in March. (Honda was the notable exception, its slipping figures due in part to the underwhelming 2012 Civic.) But who's buying all these cars? And what are they getting for their money? J.D. Power has some ideas. Today's...Read More»

Garmin's first in-car infotainment system comes to Suzuki vehicles
Could The Suzuki & Garmin Marriage Save Them Both?

Garmin has announced an intriguing partnership with Suzuki that will put Garmin infotainment systems in the dashboards of most 2013 Suzuki models. But will that be enough to boost Garmin's prospects for the future -- or those of Suzuki? All cards on the table: we haven't been too generous in our...Read More»

2012 Ford Expedition
Republicans Go Big And Thirsty, Democrats Go Small And Green

The differences between Republicans and Democrats extend beyond mere political ideology. When it comes to buying cars, party loyalists on both sides have distinctly different tastes, but their respective vehicle choices don’t always play to stereotypes. As the latest survey from Strategic...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry, Highlander, Prius, Tacoma & 2013 Scion tC Prices Increase

Toyota has announced price increases for 2012 models of the Toyota Camry, Highlander, Prius, and Tacoma, beginning with vehicles produced this May. The MSRP of the Scion tC will also ratchet up when the 2013 model debuts later this year. The Camry family will see the widest range of increases --...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
2012 VW Tiguan, 2013 SRT Viper Teased, New York Auto Show: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Mercedes-Benz confirmed a new four-door coupe and a blind man drove a Toyota Prius. We previewed the 2012 New York Auto Show and we compared two three-row crossovers. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. You can help High Gear Media win...Read More»

2012 Audi A6
2012 Toyota Prius C, Shelby Mustang Photos Faked: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we spied the 2014 BMW i8 supercar and Honda issued a recall. Toyota is targeting Gen Y and one city bans the use of cell phones behind the wheel. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We compared the Honda Odyssey against the Nissan...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Suburban
2012 Chevrolet Suburban, Express; GMC Yukon, Savana Recalled

General Motors has recalled 2012 models of the Chevrolet Suburban and Express, as well as the 2012 GMC Yukon and Savana. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the steering gear Pitman shaft in those vehicles may not have been properly hardened. If that's...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio EX
2012 Kia Rio EX, 2012 Honda Fit Earn Top Subcompact Rankings

If you're shopping for a subcompact ride -- and based on yesterday's news, many of you are -- pay close attention to the 2012 Kia Rio EX and the 2012 Honda Fit. After a recent round of tests, those two models sit at the top of Consumer Reports' rankings for subcompact cars. Consumer Reports divided...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C, as shown at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
March Sales Hit Record Highs, But Fuel-Efficient Cars Come At A Premium

Like the U.S. economy, America's auto market is slowly, steadily recovering from the aftershocks of the Great Recession. New sales data from Kelley Blue Book suggests that March 2012 will see double-digit gains over March 2011 and will, in fact, be higher than any March on record since 2007. In...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Two-Minute Review: Video

For 2012 Volkswagen revamped the aging Beetle and attempted turned it into a more aggressive, modern version of the original. First out of the gate is the Turbo model with the soul of a GTI and the look of a Bug. In our two-minute video review we note that while the car looks shorter, it's actually...Read More»

2012 Buick Verano
2014 Chevy Impala, 2013 Traverse, SL and GLK: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Chevrolet teased the new 2014 Impala and refreshed 2013 Traverse and we reviewed the 2013 Mercedes SL. Scion priced the 2013 FR-S and Fisker is ready to reveal the Nina. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Mercedes-Benz revealed the...Read More»

2012 Buick Verano - First Drive
2012 Buick Verano Two Minute Review: Video

Automakers think the luxury compact-car segment is about to grow with aging baby boomers and young professionals. Buick wants to be at the forefront of this new segment and has launched the new Verano. While based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Cruze, the Buick Verano is truly a completely...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
Shopping For A Subaru? Buy It At Costco & Get A $500 Gift Card

Spring has sprung in many parts of the U.S., and with the return of flowers, thunderstorms, and high pollen counts comes a glut of auto sales. If you've emerged from hibernation and found yourself in the market for a new Subaru, Costco wants to lure you onto its lots with the promise of a $500 gift...Read More»

2011 BMW 7-Series
Audi, BMW, Mercedes Sell For 25% Off In China: Is This The End?

In the market for a new car? Maybe something in the luxury class? You could cruise down to your local showroom and haggle for a few hours, but bargain-hunters know that the real deals these days are in China. According to Bloomberg, Chinese shoppers are finding unprecedented discounts on premium...Read More»

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