Wednesday, June 3

Month: March 2016

Why do Those of Us Born in the 1970s Seem to Hate V8 Engines?
News

Why do Those of Us Born in the 1970s Seem to Hate V8 Engines?

Even though not all of us hate the V8 engines of the 1970s, the fact that our parents had to put up with the low power numbers that were supposed to come out of the largest engines on the market. Our parents had a hate affair with the cars that were coming from Japan, but those cars were the ones that were quickly proving our American stubbornness to be wrong. This combination caused many of us to watch as our parents were dismayed by the vehicles they had to drive. (more…)
Don’t be Pushed into a Deal
News

Don’t be Pushed into a Deal

While we do work with a variety of automotive dealers that employ several salespeople there is no place for pushiness in sales. Your sales representative that is working with you should help you find the right vehicle at the price you can afford. There are so many vehicle on the market that there is certain to be a right vehicle for you. It might not be the first one you look at or the twentieth, but there is a right one. What there isn’t is room for the pushiness of a salesperson who appears to only be interested in making a sale to you with little to no regard for your needs and desires. Here are some responses you can have to help keep from being pushed into a deal that isn’t right for you. (more…)
2016 BMW X1: Small but Mighty
BMW

2016 BMW X1: Small but Mighty

In the automotive industry we have seen vehicles continually get smaller, especially the SUVs that make up a large portion of the market now. The BMW X1 is the smallest SUV offered by BMW and is a lot less utility than it is a larger car to drive. In fact this vehicle is small enough that BMW has classified it as an SAV or Sport Activity Vehicle, taking away the thought of any utility at all from this little machine. What you get with the X1 is a higher ride height than the sedans but the driving dynamics of the sports sedans to make it a well-blended vehicle for you to enjoy. (more…)
What’s the Holdup?
Toyota

What’s the Holdup?

We were supposed to already see the new subcompact crossover SUV on the market for Toyota. This SUV would carry the name of the C-HR that was shown in concept form and offer the same polarizing good looks and futuristic body structure, but somehow this new small SUV has been delayed. Did this SUV end up needing a revision in style due to costs? Are we going to get an SUV that looks completely different and be let down by the fact we were expecting to see something similar to what was shown at the various shows this vehicle came to? (more…)
When Fun Meets Efficiency
BMW, Chevrolet, Fiat, Ford, Mazda, MINI, Porsche, Scion, Volkswagen

When Fun Meets Efficiency

When we buy a car we normally need it to be the right vehicle for every driving situation we run into. In some cases this is just fine, but if you really want a car that is fun on the road with the curve hugging ability to take on any challenge thrown at it but you also want to be able to drive this car on a daily basis that severely limits your choices. This list is a group of cars that are all a lot of fun to drive, with some of the best technology and performance for you to enjoy, and they all will deliver more than thirty mpg for you to enjoy the drive every day. (more…)
Does Ford Need Suggestions for the New Bronco?
Ford

Does Ford Need Suggestions for the New Bronco?

We have heard the announcement that a new Bronco to start the sixth-generation of the awesome SUV will begin by the year 2020, but Ford has yet to give us any idea of what this new vehicle will look like. With this ever so slight hesitation in Ford the folks at Bronco6G.com have come up with several different looks they think will make a huge difference and be the Bronco we all want to see on the road. From what I can see they certainly aren’t far off at all, let’s take a look at their idea of what this new version of one of our old favorites will be. (more…)
More Capability in the Smaller Size
Nissan

More Capability in the Smaller Size

Jobs don’t seem to get any smaller for work crews and the ability to tow and haul whatever is needed has become a greater challenge. When gas prices were on the rise truck manufactures were looking for great ways to make their vehicles lighter and more efficient which unfortunately gave up some of the capabilities of the trucks. There is one answer to the problem of needing the power of a three-quarter ton pickup while enjoying the ride quality and comfort that is found in a half ton model; the new Nissan Titan XD. (more…)
The Second Generation of a Car We Love
Audi

The Second Generation of a Car We Love

When you hear the name Audi R8 you can immediately think of the awesome sports car that has been part of the Audi lineup for a few years now. As the calendar turned the new R8 and R8 V10 Plus have taken shape and are closer than ever to being ready for us to drive. This is one of the most power and quickest production models Audi has ever put out to give us the driving machine we want. As the mid-engine supercar from Audi the R8 will adorn many walls as a poster of desire, but for those who will make this their new vehicle for 2016, let’s see what the R8 offers. (more…)