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Promo: Get A New 2011 Volkswagen Jetta For Just $5,995 (That's Not A Misprint)
Promo: Get A New 2011 Volkswagen Jetta For Just $5,995 (That's Not A Misprint)

Shopping clubs like Groupon and Living Social are all the rage these days, and newcomer Gilt.com is clearly hoping to capitalize on the group-discount shopping mentality. Less than two weeks before the Christmas holiday, Gilt has announced a partnership with Volkswagen to offer nine brand new 2011...Read More»

Honda's 'NaughtyOrNice-a-tron'
Breaking: Honda Sees You When You're Sleeping, Knows If You've Been Naughty

We talk a lot about apps at Social Car News, but most of those apps are for smartphones. We often forget that Facebook has apps, too -- and they're not all about tending sheep. In fact, Honda just launched a Facebook app that's not only timely, but also fairly funny: the "NaughtyOrNice-a-tron". The...Read More»

First 10 Days of Fiesta Winner
The 10 Days of Fiesta: Like Hanukkah But With Two More Days And Fiestas

Ford is looking to keep the buzz around the 2011 Ford Fiesta going this holiday season, and thus created The 10 Days Of Fiesta program. While Hanukkah is only eight days, the 10 days of Fiesta program will last three crazy weeks in 10 different cities between December 6th and 21st. Ford has teamed...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Announces 2011 Explorer Fuel Economy Via Facebook YouTube

With the Explorer starting production it was only a matter of time until Ford would tout fuel economy. Ford initially promoted that the Explorer would have an overall fuel economy increase of 25 percent, but no real numbers have been given up to this point. Yesterday, a YouTube video was posted to...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
The Cops Get Social: The Police Tweet About Stolen Vehicles

It was really only a matter of time until law enforcement agencies decided to try social media. That day has finally come. As we already know, and the police are quickly finding out, Twitter is one of the best tools on the web to send out a message, and possibly for it to go viral. Case in point...Read More»

Screencap from DriveSafe.ly
DriveSafe.ly Is A Top Five App, But Could Sharia Law Kill It?

One of the web's biggest tech and social media blogs has just announced its five finalists for Best Mobile App of the Year, and we're happy to report that one of the five is meant to minimize distracted driving. The blog in question? Mashable, and the app is DriveSafe.ly. Like PhoneGuard and...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec
Trending In Social Media This Week: GM Goes On Electric Hiring Spree, Hyundai And Toyota

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

Waze.com website
Waze Whizzes To 2,000,000 Users: Is This The Future Of Social?

Regular readers of SocialCarNews are probably familiar with Waze -- a free app that, among other things, works like a crowdsourced satnav, offering traffic info via updates from other Waze users. Over its nearly two-year history, Waze has developed a small but dedicated following of users on...Read More»

German man pranks Google Street View
Naked Man, Woman In Labor, Prank Google Street View

Google Street View has recently been embroiled in a number of high-profile trials over privacy violations -- and in the middle of all that hubbub, Google has been trying to roll out the service in Germany. As a result of all the front-page headlines, Germans have met Street View with a mix of...Read More»

Scion AV website
Scion Makes Movies For Millennials, But Will They Help Sell Cars?

If you keep tabs on our parent site, TheCarConnection, you might remember the launch of Scion's AV website last December. ScionAV.com was envisioned as a sort of online magazine -- a way for the automaker to buff its brand by engaging Millennials on art, music, and lifestyle topics. Recently, Scion...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang Mustang Club of America Edition
Help Name The 2012 Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package And Win A Lease

Ford has announced that it is developing an all-new performance package for the 2012 Mustang V6 model. With all the variants of the Mustang to date, you would think they have a bucket full of names; alas, Ford has decided to involve its fans instead of reaching into the name bucket. Utilizing its...Read More»

Screencap from "Embrace Life" seatbelt ad
Video: YouTube Crowns Its First 'Ad Of The Year' Winner

There are a lot of commercials floating around the internet (and on TV, too, we suppose), and a number of international awards have sprung up to recognize excellence in the field of advertising. So far, Cannes has been the biggest of the bunch, but Cannes and other award-givers often focus on...Read More»

2004 Toyota Prius accelerator pedal after being shortened as part of sudden-acceleration recall
Trending In Social Media This Week: Toyota Sticky Pedals Again, GM And BMW

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring you...Read More»

Joel Interviewing Scott Monty
Video: Interview With Ford's Scott Monty At The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Yesterday we had the opportunity to chat with Ford's social media lead Scott Monty at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Scott is not only leading the charge when it comes to Ford's social media, but is also a recognized leader in the social media industry as a whole. During the interview Scott gives...Read More»

Gran Turismo 5
Video: Nissan's GT Driving Academy Gives Gran Turismo 5 Players A Shot At A Real Race

Gran Turismo 5 for the Sony Playstation 3 has become the stuff of legend -- and not entirely in a good way. The driving game has been teased for over five years, and it's missed more drop dates than Kate Gosselin. But at long last, it seems that Sony has gotten its act together: GT5 will launch...Read More»

OK Go
2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: OK Go Uses Range Rover Evoque For Awesomely Wacky Project

The Range Rover Evoque has added another name to its growing roster of celebrity endorsers: first there was Posh, then Juliette Lewis, and now, the hip, funny, thoroughly entertaining indie band OK Go. And in typical OK Go fashion, the band is (a) repurposing existing technology for their own...Read More»

Whitney Cummings interviews Brian Solis for Darkcasting
Wall Street Journal Reveals Twitter, Facebook Can Be Used To Sell Things (Like The Lexus CT 200h)

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, automakers have grown weary of hiring high-priced celebs like Ricardo Montalban and John Slattery to hawk their rides. Nowaday's, car marketers are focusing their attention on "a similarly powerful but cheaper source: young social-media influencers...Read More»

2011 Dodge Charger R/T
High Gear Media Invades The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Early this month we descended upon SEMA and brought you live coverage from the floor both on Twitter and Facebook. Just last week we brought you live pictures and juicy new information from the Hyundai Technical Center in Detroit. This week we will invade the Los Angeles Auto Show with the full...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Today at High Gear Media: Best Cars to Buy, EPA's Top Ten

Our Best Car to Buy awards are looming large--today, we're talking SUVs, crossovers and green machines. [TheCarConnection] The lucky dogs at MotorAuthority, meanwhile, are pressing the Aston V12 Vantage for their #BestCarToBuy honors. [MotorAuthority] While GCR weighs in on its nominee, the 2011...Read More»

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