Friday, July 10

Month: April 2016

The Power of the Viper in a Truck?
Dodge

The Power of the Viper in a Truck?

In the automotive world it seems there is nothing that is every off limits. We have witnessed all sorts of crazy contraptions whether it be from a tuner who has chosen to drop a massive V8 into a vehicle the size of a Smart Car or it’s a truck that was turned into a racing machine. Not often do we witness some of these crazy events from an actual manufacturer as most try and tow the center line to attract as many customers as they possibly can, but there has been one vehicle that was a blend and offered by a company that seemed to find a place in history to be a powerful and interesting vehicle. (more…)
You Won’t Believe the Sales
News

You Won’t Believe the Sales

With 2015 behind us and a quarter of 2016 gone we now get a chance to look back at the sales that were 2015. This past year was the strongest year ever in the automotive industry. More cars were sold than in any one year previously and you might think that every car had a banner year, but you would be wrong. For an unfortunate few models sales did not reach anywhere near the goals set by the manufacturer, even though these models were good cars and offered features that should have attracted more customers. (more…)
Worst Automakers of 2016
Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, GMC, Infiniti, Jeep, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Nissan

Worst Automakers of 2016

While we put a concerted effort to creating lists of great accomplishments in the automotive world there are some instances when looking at those who prowl the bottom of the industry are worth the time and effort. Using information from Consumer Reports, automakers are judged based upon the lineup by ranking road test scores, predicted reliability, safety and owner satisfaction scores. With this information an educated ranking of the worst automakers can be accomplished, showing you what automakers have work to do to make it out of the basement and become one of the leaders in the industry, which some of these names have been in the past. (more…)
Adjusting the Goals
Maserati

Adjusting the Goals

The name of Maserati comes with a great deal of clout and vehicles that are some of the most visually appealing to ever be made. The trident badge stands for quality, attention to detail, specific styling and a feeling of something seriously special. Even though Maserati has made some bold claims that the company would reach sales of 75,000 units by 2018, recent announcements seem to have that possibility in jeopardy and the goals may need to be adjusted. (more…)
2016 BMW i3: The Sporty EV Hatchback
BMW

2016 BMW i3: The Sporty EV Hatchback

While many of us enjoy the drive of the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt the BMW i3 is where you want to be if you want to drive a car that offers some luxury features to the mix of EV equipment. The i3 has carbon fiber reinforcements and open space interior concept and can be had with a gasoline backup engine that helps make it a car that isn’t limited to where charging stations are placed like the Nissan Leaf. This is a great little EV hatchback that you can enjoy even while seeing the Bolt and Model 3 on the horizon from Chevrolet and Tesla. (more…)
Some News about Monopoly
Ford

Some News about Monopoly

Playing the Monopoly board game has been a cultural part of the heritage we have built in America. This popular board game has been around for many years and has been put in many forms to be a fun way for us to enjoy our favorite habit and become a captain of capitalism at the same time. There have been version of the game with sports themes, pet themes, movie themes, TV show themes and much more. This game has been changed to offer a modern style and way of doing business and it has been kept as a classic game that we all know and love. As one of the best-selling board games on the market Monopoly has a monopoly on our hearts and minds. (more…)
Wait a Few Months and Buy the New Encore
Buick

Wait a Few Months and Buy the New Encore

If you are looking to buy a compact crossover SUV, and that does seem to be the trend on the market today, you should wait until fall and take a look at the new Buick Encore. For the 2017 model year the Encore is given a new look and some new technology and packages for you to have the vehicle you want in an upgraded fashion. This means only a few more months driving that beater you have been puttering around in as you wait for the right SUV for you, and the Encore certainly sounds like the right SUV. (more…)