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Finalists Announced For Hagerty Youth Reporter Contest
Finalists Announced For Hagerty Youth Reporter Contest

Hagerty is known for classic-car insurance. But what about reporting? Well, Hagerty has been running a contest to find a youth reporter for the summer, and the ten finalists have been announced. One winner will be crowned the official Youth Reporter of Hagerty Operation Ignite. This lucky...Read More»

Cadillac on Foursquare
Cadillac Comes To Foursquare: Discuss

Cadillac used to be the car of grandparents' dreams: solid, dependable, and staid. It said, "Yes, I've arrived...at Denny's for the early bird special." In recent years, though, Caddy has been making a play for younger drivers. Design has gotten bolder and edgier, and the company has tapped...Read More»

2011 Maybach 57
Embarrassing European Cars, 2012 BMW M6 Spy Shots: High Gear Hype 5/19/2011

Everyone seems to be interested in the most embarrassing European cars of all time [TheCarConnection] Spy shots of the upcoming 2012 BMW M6 Convertible made a splash on Twitter today. [MotorAuthority] The Aptera is struggling towards production. Will it make it? [GreenCarReports] Chevy is preparing...Read More»

Barack Obama
Who Will Lower Gas Prices Faster: Obama Or GOP? #YouTellUs

We've heard that gas prices won't fall this summer, but at this point, they are clearly falling. Are we in a game of who's on first and what's on second? It almost feels like that's the situation we're in at this point. People keep turning to different places seeking lower fuel prices. But in the...Read More»

2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Can Cadillac Really Compete With BMW? #YouTellUs

Cadillac continues to tell us that it wants to truly compete with BMW. The upcoming ATS is being positioned as a 3-Series competitor; meanwhile the next-gen CTS will grow to take on the BMW 5-Series with even better interior quality and materials But is all this enough? Yesterday we learned that...Read More»

Honda Sounds of Civic contest
Honda Is Looking For The Next Justin Bieber (Or Lady Gaga): Video

When Honda launched its first marketing salvo for the revamped 2012 Civic, we were underwhelmed -- mostly because we're grammar nerds and the campaign's tagline has a major error front-and-center. Honda's next Civic promotion, however, looks much better, and it might even yield some good music (or...Read More»

2011 Scion FR-S Concept
Tired Of Hearing About The Scion FR-S / Toyota FT-86? #YouTellUs

The Toyota-Subaru sportscar project, the Toyobaru, the FT-86 I, the FT-86 II, the Scion FR-S--whatever you want to call it, it's an automotive unicorn. You know it exists, but will it ever really exist? It's like an awesome dream that is so close to reality you wonder if it'll come true. This...Read More»

Toyota 100 Cars for Good campaign
Visit Facebook To Give 100 Toyotas To 100 Nonprofits: Video

A few weeks ago, we told you about Toyota's "Ideas for Good" competition, which encouraged scientists, inventors, and average Joes (and Janes) to put Toyota technologies to new uses. Now comes another community-minded contest from the automaker, which will give 100 Toyota vehicles to 100 U.S...Read More»

Erwin Wurm's Fat Car
Are Cars To Blame For Fatties? #YouTellUs

The topic comes up every few years, do people get fat because of cars? More and more people drive instead of walk or bike to their destinations. This creates a lack of exercise and leads to weight gain. But is it really all because we drive too much? A new study by researchers at the University of...Read More»

Saab logo
Can Saab Survive? #YouTellUs

Saab has had a rocky start to 2011. It finally rid itself of GM and found a new owner back on the Continent. But it turns out it takes money to run a car company, and Saab's shaky finances have put it in peril. For the last few days it looked as if the Chinese automaker Hawtai was going to step in...Read More»

Gas pump
Murphy USA Offers Gas Discounts On Foursquare (But Customers Seem Confused)

Gas prices in the U.S. hit the $4 mark earlier this week, and Murphy USA is hoping to ease the burden on drivers by offering discounts on Foursquare. Judging from comments on Facebook and Twitter, though, we're not so sure that customers are pleased. The offer was announced yesterday on Murphy's...Read More»

Kia's proposed halo roadster. Photo courtesy of PickupTrucks/Mike Levine.
Can Kia Build The Next Miata? #YouTellUs

Just yesterday we learned that Kia is considering a two-seat roadster as a halo vehicle for the brand. Mike Levine from PickupTrucks.com reminded us live from Kia's headquarters that a concept from 2003 is still front and center in the automaker's mind. So, can Kia build the next Miata? The company...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Is Consumer Reports Right To Drub The 2011 Ford Explorer? #YouTellUs

Ford has done everything in its power to bring the Explorer nameplate back to the front of the SUV class. With modern sheetmetal, powertrains, and technology, you might think the automotive press would be singing its praises about the new Explorer. While some outlets, including High Gear Media, are...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
Subaru Introduces The World's Worst Weatherman

Subaru has just announced a new marketing campaign highlighting the fact that with a Subaru the weather doesn't matter. The humorous video spots make use of the world's worst weatherman. The new marketing campaign is being launched across multiple social media networks including both Facebook and...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang Mustang Club of America Edition
Ford Mustang Facebook Fans Name Performance Pack 'Mayhem'

Back in November we reported that Ford announced it would let its Mustang Facebook fans choose the name for the upcoming 2012 Mustang V-6 performance pack. Today Ford announced the fans have spoken and the new performance pack will be dubbed Mayhem. The full name is the Mayhem Mustang Package. This...Read More»

2010 Dodge Challenger
Pony Car Edition: Mustang, Camaro Or Challenger? #YouTellUs

The pony car wars took a break for most of the Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties, but since the Dodge Challenger made its big comeback--alongside the Chevy Camaro and a revamped Ford Mustang--they're back on, like Donkey Kong. Want proof? Last year the Camaro outsold both its crosstown rivals, the...Read More»

Opel Astra GTC three-door hatchback
Should Buick Bring The Astra GTC To The U.S.? #YouTellUs

Above: the sporty new Opel Astra GTC hatchback. That's today. Is it going to be a Buick tomorrow? We've heard rumors that the cute little Astra could come to the U.S. as a Buick. It'd give Buick the product to fight off the Audi A3 hatchback, Lexus CT 200h, and many other new entries into the...Read More»

Blake Griffen Slam Dunk Over Kia Optima
Blake Griffin Auctioning Dunked-Over 2011 Kia Optima For Charity

Remember the 2011 Kia Optima that NBA star Blake Griffin successfully completed a slam dunk over--well, the hood at least--back in February? If not, you can catch our previous post on it, including a video of the feat, by clicking here. Well, the Los Angeles Clippers forward has now donated the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
Should Donald Trump Drive The Indy 500 Pace Car? #YouTellUs

Donald Trump's the official celebrity driver of the pace car at this year's Indianapolis 500, but his run-ins with President and his ties to the "birther" crowd could cost him his spot in the driver's seat of the latest Chevy Camaro. But should it? SocialCarNews.com wants you to weigh in. Tell us...Read More»

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