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Today at High Gear Media: Recalls, Home Charging, and GM EV1
Today at High Gear Media: Recalls, Home Charging, and GM EV1

Of all the news stories from the auto world in 2010, the biggest one? Recalls, recalls, recalls. [CarNewsBreak] On the recall list today: Chrysler Journey and Ram, as well as the Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX and F-150. [TheCarConnection, FamilyCarGuide] While hybrids and EVs promise greener pastures...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Veloster, BMW i8, and The Last Text

As 2010 dribbles into the history books, we lay up with a list of our most popular reviews. [TheCarConnection] We're also cataloging our most popular news stories from the year. It's like you thought: monkeys, Volt hype and flying cars are in full effect. [TheCarConnection] What if the 2012 Hyundai...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Recalls, Stop-Start and Porsche 911

Car insurance premiums are on the rise--just as we're reporting fewer claims. Huh? [TheCarConnection] Big Toyota recalls in 2010 drove the number of new-car safety complaints to a recent record high. [TheCarConnection] Ford expects fuel-economy gains as it adds stop-start technology to its fleet...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Lotus V-8, Honda Fit Recall, VW EV

If you're thinking of getting someone a "fuel miser," a car snow globe or other such nonsense for Christmas...don't bother. [TheCarConnection] While it's developing five all-new vehicles, Lotus also would like to develop a new V-8 engine in-house. [MotorAuthority] Honda's Fit hatchback is being...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Drugs, Driving, Munsters and...Fabio

The mismatch between car and SUV bumpers can cost you lots of money, the IIHS warns this morning. [TheCarConnection] It's hard to believe a Lexus GS-F is still in the cards, but maybe they're talking about the next-generation car? [MotorAuthority] It's official: the 2012 Nissan GT-R will hit 60 mph...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Big Recalls, Prius Plug-In Hybrid

If you recall the past decade, some of the most important car recalls have included fire, fire, and more fire. [TheCarConnection] You can add the 2010 Toyota Prius on the recall list service-action list once more, this time for cooling pump problems. [FamilyCarGuide] All that work on the Toyota...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Hyundai Goes Green, Leaf Wins Big

Is Hyundai about to overtake Honda as the world's greenest carmaker? [GreenCarReports] As we did, European journalists have named the 2011 Nissan Leaf their Car of the Year. [AllCarsElectric] Safer roads are great for cars--but have you seen the stats for pedestrians and other forms of...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: First Drives, Social Hooks, and GPS

Another trio of first drives are fresh off the production line: we're checking in with the 2011 Dodge Journey, Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country. [TheCarConnection, TheCarConnection, FamilyCarGuide] In other first drives, we go for a spin in the Wheego Whip LiFe, but only after sorting...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Forte, Grand Cherokee, and "MPG"

It's missed a spot on some well-known best-of lists, but the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee's giving us a gleam in our eye. [TheCarConnection] That 2011 Kia Forte five-door you've been waiting on, finally has an EPA rating: 37 mpg highway. [TheCarConnection] What's the word on cheap cars with big value?...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: CTS-V Wagon, EVs, and Big Tickets

The Cadillac CTS-V Wagon has landed. Our first drive impressions? Well, if you have to ask...[MotorAuthority] If you're looking for the design cues being prepped on the next Mazda6, look no further than the Shinari concept. [MotorAuthority] What's the best way for a struggling brand to add some...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: 2012 Genesis, Tatas and Virgins

Today's Hyundai backgrounder is going nuts on social-media channels, maybe due in part to our 2012 Hyundai Genesis spy shot live from the event. [MotorAuthority] Last night, Facebook hosted the online reveal of the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible--but you were probably too busy on Farmville to...Read More»

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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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Today at High Gear Media: Holiday Driving, Trashed Porsches

Thanksgiving is creeping up on us--and so are gas prices, in advance of the biggest travel holiday of the year. [TheCarConnection] Naked and armed is no way to go through life, son--but if you're going to do it, do it in a Bentley. [MotorAuthority] If you missed the New York Marathon in all its...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: All About Volt, Chrysler 200, Audi A6

Not to beat this point into the ground any more, but the 2011 Chevy Volt is an electric car, not a hybrid. Ask an engineer--or ensnare one for video work. [TheCarConnection, GreenCarReports] Here's why we don't think the faux EV-versus-hybrid rage makes a difference to people who already knew the...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: CR-Z, Tesla and Geek Squad

We've got a second opinion on the 2011 Honda CR-Z. Do you weigh in on "slow and not sporty enough," or "just plain green fun?" Read and reflect. [TheCarConnection] The upcoming Paris auto show is filling its dance card. Up today: the updated 2011 Lexus IS, with some light work around the eyebrows...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: 2011 Ford Edge, Benz CLS and Murano

We know the 2011 Ford Edge. We drove the 2011 Ford Edge. You, sir, are no 2011 Ford Edge. (It's made of metal, for one.) [TheCarConnection] We've also seen the 2011 Nissan Murano, and we're split: does the new grille insert relieve the toothy grin, or does it look like those weird Subarus hacked by...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: GM's IPO, Aston V12 Vantage

General Motors has filed with the SEC for its IPO. Who will save the acronyms? [TheCarConnection] There's a new electric car headed for the 2010 Paris auto show--the Kia Pop EV gives us a charge with that rectangular window, what about you? [AllCarsElectric] The 2011 Kia Sportage has been named a...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Toyota, Electric Cars and 300

Toyota recalls, the electric-car race, and the 2012 Chrysler 300 -- it's all here today at High Gear Media: The 2011 Ford F-150 gains four new engine options, everything from a base V-6 to a turbo EcoBoost six and a pair of V-8s. Pickups are back...and better than ever. [TheCarConnection] Can one...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Fastest Cars Ever, MINI and Corvette Hype

Maybe you missed it -- we're not quite sure how -- but this week at High Gear Media, we're wedging ourselves into the newest MINI before a big trip out to the Wet Coast (minus the "S," yes) for the Pebble Beach Concours classic. Today's news from around the empire of 106 HGM sites runs the gamut...Read More»

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