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As If We Needed Another Sign Of Hyundai As Golden Child
As If We Needed Another Sign Of Hyundai As Golden Child

On CBS Sunday Morning Show's "The Money Issue" edition last week, one feature segment was entitled, "Hyundai: Driven to Success." In a showroom "crawling with customers" at Atlantic Hyundai in West Islip, Long Island, one hopeful spender bubbled over about how she'd put herself on a waiting list...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Rubicon Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Jeep Rubicon Overview

When it comes to all around off-road capability, one name comes to the mind of many: Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler has proven itself to be one of the most capable off-road vehicles of all time, and it keeps getting better. When Jeep first introduced the Rubicon to the market, off-road enthusiasts...Read More»

2008 HUMMER H2
HUMMER, An Obituary: 1999-2010

HUMMER's dead. Short of a last-minute rescue by an unlikely, as yet unheralded white knight, the newest GM brand to the fold will be folded, like so much of its trucks' hard-edged sheetmetal. It's been about 12 years since the notion of buying the rights to AM General's Hummer products took hold at...Read More»

GM CFO Fritz Henderson
Ousted GM CEO Fritz Henderson Rehired As Consultant, Earns $60K A Month

After having been very publically ejected from the company late last year, former GM CEO Fritz Henderson has been reinstated with a cushy consulting role less than three months on. In early December, 2009 Henderson was asked by the then Chairman of the Board, Ed Whitacre, to resign just days before...Read More»

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Beware Car Care FUD!

I recently ran across a Google ad for a car wax product that prompted me to click-in and investigate. They advertised "Never Wax Your Car Again!". When I hit the product home page I was immediately bombarded with FUD marketing. I backed out as fast as I could to get back to Google. Just below the...Read More»

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Watch for COPS Method of Defensive Driving (part 3)

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we learned that "Watching for COPS!" and proper mirrors that are properly adjusted are the tools to keep you out of trouble and make you a better defensive driver.  Now, let's review what we've learned so we can put it all together into proper mirror usage.First...Read More»

2010 BMW M3 GTS
Watch for COPS Method of Defensive Driving (part 2)

In Part 1 of this series on defensive driving I introduced you to my Watch for COPS method.  Not only is it the best way to avoid a ticket, its also the correct way to remain alert and avoid an accident.   Now, I'd like to discuss proper mirrors.A proper mirror seems kind of obvious, doesnt it?...Read More»

2010 Ford Explorer RWD 4-door XLT Grille
Protecting Your Car (part 1)

There are two types of people in the world: car people and everyone else.  As a car person, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. You can always spot a true car person.  They're the ones that give a look back at their car as they walk away from it in a parking lot.  Everyone else simply...Read More»

Jim Hackett (left) and Bill Ford Jr.
Get Your Used Car in Shape... To Sell! (part 4)

In Part 3 of our series on getting your car in shape to sell, I covered how to value your car using the Kelley Blue Book guide.  If your car is in any condition other than excellent, you have some work to do to bring it up one or two notches.  Doing so could bring you hundreds, even thousands...Read More»

2010 Honda Pilot 2WD 4-door EX-L w/RES Gear Shift
Get Your Used Car in Shape... To Sell! (part 5)

This is the final installment in my series on getting your used car ready to sell, and frankly, its the part most used car sellers fail at miserably.  Heck, even the pros don't get this right!If you followed all of my recommendations in the first four segments, you're now ready to advertise your...Read More»

2008 cadillac sts review 007
Get Your Used Car in Shape... To Sell! (part 3)

If you have been following along in the series, you now know that preparing your car for selling is a big part of actual being able to sell it.  New car sales are down, but used car sales are up.  However, the competition is fierce, so you need to put on your game face and learn to think like a...Read More»

British politicians visit Lotus factory in Hethel, England
Watch for COPS Method of Defensive Driving (part 1)

Have you ever stopped to consider that the most valuable defensive driving capability you have at your disposal might very well be your mirrors? Theres an old saying that many Ferrari owners use that goes some thing like Whats a behind you, she no matter! While the adage may play into the forward...Read More»

Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory in Seattle, Washington
Get Your Used Car in Shape... To Sell! (part 2)

In Part one of this series, I introduced the idea that selling your used car in this market is about taking car of the details.  As the seller, its your job to remove all of a buyers potential objection to buying your car.  Lets talk about what it is you need to do to get your car ready...Read More»

Jost Capito
Get Your Used Car in Shape... To Sell! (part 1)

In the middle of this recession, new car sales are slow, but used car sales remain strong and competitive.  In this 5-part series you will learn how you can successfully prepare and sell your used car yourself, and come out on top! When it comes time to sell your used car, don't assume that anyone...Read More»

Bruce Richter drives the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
Franz Von Holzhausen Brings A Clean Slate to Tesla Design

A few weeks ago, High Gear Media welcomed our newest writer to the fold--Bruce Richter, who won a Tesla Roadster test drive by writing about his personal experience with cars. This week we're bringing you two stories from Bruce--his own Tesla road test, and later this week, a one-on-one interview...Read More»

2010 Toyota Highlander 4WD 4-door V6  Limited (Natl) Grille
Toyota Recalls Another 1.1 Million Vehicles, Brings Tally To 5.4 Million

The number of vehicles Toyota has to recall over the faulty floor mat and stuck accelerator debacle continues to mount, with news breaking overnight that an additional 1.1 million vehicles in the U.S. need to be recalled in order to have their floor mats fixed. This is in addition to the 4.3...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry
GM Offers $1,000 Incentives To Toyota Owners

Toyota’s stuck accelerator pedal debacle has seen millions of cars recalled and now a halt on sales for eight different models (RAV4, Corolla, Matrix, Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Tundra, and Sequoia) put in place. Despite the seriousness of the issue, Toyota has been sluggish to respond to its...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Aveo (RS Concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show)
Looking Forward To a Better Year in Automotive History

I have yet to make it to any of the car shows yet this year, but I've been keeping up with the highlights on my favorite automotive news and blog sites.  I've got to say, I'm encouraged so far with what I've seen and read.  I actually changed my mind about going to Detroit last year, for fear...Read More»

2009 Toyota Prius 5dr HB (Natl) Front Exterior View
Imports Take 09 Sales Title From Domestics After Long Uphill Battle

An interesting thing happened during 2009, Asian carmakers outsold the domestic automakers in the United States for the first time. The gap wasn't huge, about 3.5 percent, but it was significant because it represents a reversal of fortunes for the countries surviving domestic manufacturers, General...Read More»

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