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Today at High Gear Media: MINI Countryman Takes the States
Today at High Gear Media: MINI Countryman Takes the States

It was a a rollercoaster weekend at High Gear Media--a rollercoaster ride in the 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman around the infamous Tail of the Dragon. Today at High Gear Media, we're brewing up our first drive of the Countryman for later today, while we also show you the dozens of official Countryman...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Top Five Affordable Family Cars

The economy is still sputtering its way out of the recession, and families on a budget will be looking to save money as they shop for new cars this fall. With that in mind, we take a look at five family vehicles that will appeal to the budget minded. Before we start, a few rules. We are looking at...Read More»

2010 Honda Element
2010 Honda Element Recalled for Shift Problem

The 2010 Honda Element is being recalled for a problem with its shifter. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued the recall for the Element and ordered that Honda stop selling the vehicle until August 13, 2010, so that repairs can be made to vehicles coming off...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan
Upcoming Compact Cadillac To Be Named ATS

It's been rumored for months, and now we have pretty concrete confirmation that the upcoming compact Cadillac will be called the ATS. Slotting in below the CTS, the ATS will share the Alpha platform with the the next generation of the Chevrolet Camaro pony car, will come online in 2012, and could...Read More»

2011 Land Rover LR2
2011 Land Rover LR2 Details Revealed

Land Rover continues to make changes to its lineup. We know about the upcoming 2012 Evoque, and today we're previewing the next Land Rover LR2. The 2011 LR2 gets updated interior and exterior styling, including a new front bumper and two-bar grille, which is meant to make the LR2 look more like the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Could Dealers Institute Heavy Markups On The 2011 Chevrolet Volt?

Whenever a new car draws a lot of attention before its launch, there's always a chance that opportunistic dealers will take advantage of buyers by charging stiff markups over the sticker price. Toyota guarded against this practice with its LF-A supercar by dictating that all transactions be leases...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep's Lineup Ready For Overhaul

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee isn't the only Jeep to go under the knife as Chrysler revamps the lineup--the iconic Wrangler will get a redesign of its own later this year. And that's not all--the Compass and Patriot will get minor styling updates that will hold those models over until they are...Read More»

2007 Lexus LX 470
Recall Alert: Lexus LX 470

Another Toyota product has been subjected to a recall, although this time it's a make and model that is no longer on sale. It's the 2003-2007 Lexus LX 470. 39,000 LX 470s are being recalled due to a faulty steering shaft. Apparently, if the wheel is turned to full lock after too many shocks to the...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5 SportCombi leak
Saab 9-5 SportCombi Wagon Will Come To The U.S. Next Year

The 2011 Saab 9-5 is the last of the GM-built Saabs, and it will gain a wagon version in America next year, one year after the SportCombi wagon becomes available in Europe. Likely to debut as a 2012 model, the SportCombi will probably keep the same front-end looks as the sedan, before the styling...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevrolet Volt Pricing Announced

After months of rumors suggesting that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt would start at around $40,000, General Motors has announced that the base price will be: $41,000, including the $720 destination fee. Volt intenders who are looking to save a bit of cash should lease instead of buying, since the monthly...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Recap: 2011 Ford Explorer Unveiled In Chicago

Ford unveiled the 2011 Explorer in cities across the country today, and I was at the Chicago event. It was just one of nine events across the country, but it was one of the key ones, due to the fact that the Explorer will be built in Chicago, alongside Ford's Taurus and Lincoln MKS. Ford is...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer Unveiled

Ford has spent all summer building buzz for the 2011 Explorer, using Facebook, teaser shots, and other means to generate interest. Well, today's the day in which we in the automotive media can finally share the details with the rest of the world. The Explorer is scheduled to be revealed live in...Read More»

2010 GMC Acadia
Report: GM Going Green With A/C

Remember R-12 refrigerant, better known as "Freon?" Remember how, about 20 years ago, the auto industry begin switching to R-134A refrigerant, because it was less harmful to the environment, unlike R-12, which contained chloroflourocarbons (CFCs), which contribute to the greenhouse effect and...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Buick Hints At Future

Buick hosted an online chat with Roger McCormack, Buick Product Marketing Director, today, in which McCormack took questions from consumers. He resisted revealing too many hard details that aren't already known about the 2011 Buick Regal, which was the focus of the chat, or about other Buick...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Hybrid
UPDATE: Honda Formally Announces Hybrid Plans

We reported earlier this week that Honda was looking at bringing an all-electric vehicle and a plug-in hybrid to market in the U.S., and now it's official. Yesterday, the company announced formal plans to bring both vehicles to market by 2012, and Honda also announced that the 2011 Honda Civic...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer Leaked?
First Details Of 2011 Ford Explorer Four-Cylinder Trickle Out

We've heard that Ford will be planning to install EcoBoost four- and six-cylinder engines in the upcoming 2011 Explorer SUV, and now we've got a few more details, especially as pertains to the the four-cylinder. It will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit with direct injection, and Ford claims it will...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Report: Honda Working On Plug-In Hybrid

As we reported last week, Honda is focusing on hybrid technology for the near-future. A report in Japanese publication Nikkei suggests that Honda is working on developing a plug-in hybrid for launch in 2013, along with an all-electric vehicle. The report also says that Honda may begin to build...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
Recall Alert: 2010 Ford Transit Connect

Ford's Transit Connect has been subject to a recall, due to a faulty headliner pushpin. The recall affects 33,728 Transit Connects that were built between December 5, 2008 and May 31, 2010. According to the National Highway Safety Transportation Agency, those models failed Federal Motor Vehicle...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Honda Drops Clean-Diesel Development To Focus On Hybrids

As automakers continue to search for "green" technology, Honda has decided it will focus on hybrid technology, at the expense of clean-diesels, according to a report in the Nikkei business publication. Honda had been planning to build clean-diesels at its Yorii plant in Japan, but according to the...Read More»

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