Friday, July 10

Month: August 2015

When You still Want to Shift
BMW, Chevrolet, Fiat, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, News, Ram

When You still Want to Shift

For many years the idea of driving a sports car with an automatic transmission was laughable.  These transmissions were capable of taking the shifting off our plates but couldn’t give us the fuel mileage we would get from a manual and certainly couldn’t give us the performance we desired.  That has all changed and now more cars are fitted with automatics than ever before because they are now made to deliver better fuel mileage and certainly can shift faster and smoother than we can ourselves.  Even with that thought, if you want to enjoy a manual transmission and handle the shifting duties yourself, here are twenty cars that still allow you to do so. (more…)
Who Knows Fuel Cells Better?
BMW, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, News, Tesla

Who Knows Fuel Cells Better?

Whenever we have new technology on the market in the automotive world we are quick to find many who try to mimic this tech and build something that is better or more advanced.  This has been the case throughout history, not only in the automotive industry, but across all industry.  Currently the Tesla models show us a version of the fuel cell that we have not come across before.  Not only did they perfect the actual fuel cell to such a point of dispelling any need for a gasoline backup (which really could be useful) but they used the fuel cell to balance out the weight of the vehicles by using the whole floorboard for the system. (more…)
2016 Audi Q5: Five Models of Driving Excellence
Audi, Brands, News

2016 Audi Q5: Five Models of Driving Excellence

That’s right, we have a luxury SUV that shows up in five different trim levels to give us everything we want from the SUV.  The Audi Q5 is a model that runs the gauntlet of the efficient model that gives great fuel mileage on up to a powerful supercharged version that is at lot of fun to drive on and off the road.  Of course there is a hybrid and a diesel offering and all of this comes in an SUV that has one of the industry leading interiors to enjoy in a very comfortable, spacious and sporty design that makes the Audi Q5 a great SUV to love. (more…)
The Land Rover Discovery Sport Might Be More than You Need
Brands, Land Rover, News

The Land Rover Discovery Sport Might Be More than You Need

Are you ready for a vehicle that makes camping trips a weekend of ease?  Do you think you need a vehicle that can handle rough terrain just to get to the remote destination you are trying to get to?  The reality is many times the capabilities of the Land Rover Discovery Sport are wasted in the outdoors.  That alone may seem like an odd statement, but the reality is unless you are going into terrain that has no path already built these capabilities are more than you will need.  (more…)
The Toyota Camry XSE has a Lot to Offer
Brands, News, Toyota

The Toyota Camry XSE has a Lot to Offer

The best-selling mid-sized sedan in the world has gotten better and better over the years and now has trim levels that reach nearly to the level of a luxury sedan.  The model that get up to this realm is the XSE version with the V6 engine which can start around $34,475 which seems like a steep price for a Camry, but sales figures have shown that we love this model nearly as much as the SE trim.  This higher trim is the one that shows up with a great menu of features and shows that we want a sporty sedan, not just one that will carry us on the commute. (more…)
Versatility is the Ford Transit 350 Wagon EcoBoost V6
Brands, Ford, News

Versatility is the Ford Transit 350 Wagon EcoBoost V6

The Ford Transit is a van that can be used for cargo, passengers or a combination of the two.  Many businesses have turned to this van for its use as a great hauling machine that is powered by a strong engine, offering a great deal of work ability.  The Transit is perfect for making deliveries around town or for being the shuttle van used for airports and hotels to take care of customers and let them ride when the distance to their destination is prohibitive for walking.  The Transit can also be a van that is used for a large family or carrying a sports team, making it one of the most versatile vehicles on the road today. (more…)
Ford Optimizes and Expands Warranty Data Feeds Using Oxlo SaaS Software
Brands, Ford

Ford Optimizes and Expands Warranty Data Feeds Using Oxlo SaaS Software

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxlo Systems, Inc., the owner and operator of ODIN(TM), the Open Dealer Integration Network for the automotive industry, announces Ford Motor Company Emerging Market Services has selected Oxlo'ssaas software to enable timely registration of extended warranty service plans that have been sold by auto dealers across the globe.  (more…)
Don’t Like Spiders In Your Car? Ford Is Working On A Solution For That
Brands, Ford, News

Don’t Like Spiders In Your Car? Ford Is Working On A Solution For That

If you are like most people, you don’t like spiders. They bite and some are even poisonous. Some people even have an irrational fear of spiders. If you don’t like spiders, you most definitely don’t like spiders in your car. Spiders in cars have even caused accidents amongst some drivers as they panic and try to get away from the arachnids all while losing control of their vehicles. For those who despise the eight legged creepers, Ford is working on a solution for you. (more…)