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What Next-Gen Technology Do You Want In Your Next Car? #YouTellUs
What Next-Gen Technology Do You Want In Your Next Car? #YouTellUs

It's no secret that in-car technology is taking over the driving experience. While the poster child for new car technology is currently Ford's MyFord Touch, it will soon be eclipsed by technology that push the boundaries even further. Lexus engineers are using advanced simulators to monitor...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In
What's The Best High-Gas-Mileage Car? #YouTellUs

Would you drive a Toyota Prius? What about a Ford Fiesta? Both cars are known for high gas mileage, and yet not every consumer wants one. Everyone has different needs when it comes to vehicles, which is why there are so many options on the market. But what do you need? With so many options on the...Read More»

Focus Doug
Focus Doug: Has The Campaign Been Successful? By The Numbers

It's been three months since we told you about Ford's Focus Doug social media campaign. We even got to use the term amazeballs in the post. Now that the campaign has had some time to grow, let's take a look at the numbers to see if the campaign has been a success. Ford's Digital Marketing Manager...Read More»

McLaren F1
How Much Are You Willing To Pay For 200 MPH? #YouTellUs

The classic line from Ricky Bobby in the movie Talladega Nights is, "I wanna go fast!" That line embodies how many guys feel at an early age. But just much how does it cost to go fast? Cars like the McLaren F1 and Porsche 911 Turbo are priced well out of many consumers budgets. Then you have the...Read More»

Toyota Facebook fans respond to repossession of Denise Fransua's car
Toyota Repossesses Murdered Mom's Car, Son Retaliates On Facebook: Video

Most companies understand that certain wars can't be won. Trying to bulldoze animal shelters, for example, or lobbying against playgrounds are losing propositions, because even if the company in question prevails, it comes off looking like Simon Legree. Unfortunately, Toyota forgot this lesson when...Read More»

Million Mile Joe and his 1990 Honda Accord. Image: Honda
Million Milers: Which New Car Would You Want For The Long Haul? #YouTellUs

Most people would never consider keeping their cars past 200,000 miles. After about 100,000 miles cars start needing work. Whether it is timing belts and water pumps, or suspension bits, many people just decide it's time for a new car. But then there are people like Irv Gordon and Million-Mile Joe...Read More»

Team JapSpeed IJZ Subaru Impreza
JapSpeed IJZ Subaru Impreza Stolen, Recovered Via Facebook and Twitter

We've heard stories about stolen cars being recovered with the help of social media. We've even seen the police trying to use social media to recover stolen vehicles. Now comes the story of a unique car being stolen from a display stand at an auto show. This past Sunday Team JapSpeed's IJZ Subaru...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Which 40-MPG Car Is In Your Future? #YouTellUs

It's no real secret that 40 is the new 30, when talking about fuel efficiency that is. Most automakers are jumping onto the 40-mpg bandwagon faster than you can you can say "fuel efficient." With so many options, how do you choose? Not only are there many options in the 40-mpg segment, but many...Read More»

2009 BMW X6
Which Cars Don't You Want? #YouTellUs

There will always be those cars that make you scratch your head. The ones that make you think, "why the heck would I ever want that?" The BMW X6 and Acura ZDX are, for many, automotive equivalents to a poster child when it comes to this category. There are so many reasons the BMW X6 and Acura ZDX...Read More»

BMW X5 Parking Fail
What's Your Worst Parking Lot Incident? #YouTellUs [NSFW]

We have an epidemic on our hands: bad driving in parking lots. People seem to either drive too fast, fail to let people back out of spaces safely, or maybe they just think their big bad Suburban can fit in the same spot as that hot MINI Cooper S. Things have gotten even worse with the popularity of...Read More»

2012 Nissan GT-R EGOIST
Nissan Views GT Academy As A Social Media Success

Have you ever been playing a racing video game and thought to yourself, "I bet I'd be a great driver on the track in real life." Of course you have, and Nissan knows it. That's why it worked with Sony, the creators of Gran Turismo 5, to create what is known the GT Academy. Nissan started a contest...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
Is It Last Call For Saab? #YouTellUs

In case you've been in a coma the last few years, Saab is in trouble. It was on the brink of being shut down forever when at the last minute, General Motors sold it to Spyker. Then Spyker started losing massive amounts of money on Saab, and ever since, it's been trying to right the ship. The list...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott
Should The Electric-Car Tax Credit Be A Rebate? #YouTellUs

Did you know that when you buy a qualifying electric car, that the hefty $7,500 federal subsidy is a tax credit, not a tax rebate? The current electric-car credit is quite a messy affair. You must owe X amount in taxes to fully utilize the credit. This fine little detail isn't really advertised...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
Should SRT Be Its Own Brand? #YouTellUs

Earlier this week Chrysler announced the SRT division is now officially its own brand. The brand will be led by former Dodge chief Ralph Gilles. Chrysler's Street Racing Technology (SRT) division started life as Team Viper. Originally formed to develop the Dodge Viper, the team merged with the...Read More»

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SocialCarNews Gets Easier, Faster, More Social Comments

You've asked for better comments here on the home of automotive social media, and--well, here you go. Today High Gear Media's proudly introducing our new commenting system. From the beginning of the comment system redesign, our goal was to make it both easier and faster to leave your take on the...Read More»

Next-gen Viper camper van
Dodge Viper Motorhome Revealed Via DriveSRT Facebook Fan Page

Automakers reveal future products online all the time, sometimes on purpose while other times supposedly by accident. But what do you do when your Facebook fans clamor for insider information on the upcoming 2013 Dodge Viper? You give the people what they want. Earlier this morning the above photo...Read More»

Dan Akerson
Gas Tax: Should We Pay $1 More? #YouTellUs

Gas taxes are a sore subject this week, whether you're the president of the United States or the CEO of GM. The economy is staggering, and gas prices are fluctuating near $4 a gallon. And still, this past week, GM CEO Dan Akerson said he thinks we should raise the gas tax so people will buy more...Read More»

audi q7 coastline04
Which Defines Luxury, Audi or Lexus? #YouTellUs

Lexus tells us that it is in the pursuit of perfection. Audi approaches luxury with a progressive mindset. Two big entries into the luxury car class, but which is the winner? So today we want to ask which defines luxury. Audi makes some really nice vehicles. The new A7 is just gorgeous and the A8...Read More»

Texting while driving
Will Facebook In Cars Become Illegal?

The government is flexing its regulatory muscle again, and this time it's against social media on the road. While car manufacturers are looking for more ways to integrate technology, like Ford SYNC to monitor your vitals, they are coming under fire from the federal level to minimize gadgetry...Read More»

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