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  • GM to pay victims $400 million to $600 million

    CNN Money
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Automaker sets aside $400 million for victim compensation from faulty ignition switch, but says costs could rise by another $200 million.
  • New York City Imposes a Used-Car Repair Rule

    New York Times
    By RACHEL ABRAMS and CHRISTOPHER JENSEN
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:05 pm
    The city is requiring dealers that sell vehicles that have been recalled for safety defects to handle the repairs.
  • Custom Cars: Does Big Money Equal Great Taste?

    The CarGurus Blog
    tgriffith
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Sometimes you just don’t question a 12-year-old. “Hey Dad,” my son said, “have you heard about the 3-seat Ferrari?” Of course I told him he was wrong and that Ferrari has never built a 3-seater. A Ferrari with a bench seat wouldn’t make any sense—it would be like a pickup without a bed. Well, the little guy proved me wrong by directing me to an article describing a rare Ferrari 3-seater, which will be up for auction next month at the Pebble Beach Concours. The 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale has earned the nickname of “Tre Posti” for…
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport loses concept styling

    CNET Car Tech
    Wayne Cunningham
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    Photos of Land Rover's latest new vehicle looks like a big departure from the concept shown in New York last April.
  • IIHS Small Car Crash Test Results: MINI Earns The Only 'Good'; Fiat, Nissan, Mazda Graded 'Poor'

    The Car Connection
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released results from another round of crash tests. If the test cars were kids and the IIHS' grades were coming from an elementary school teacher, some would be grounded for a week. One would be shipped off to reform school. The test subject were all small cars -- specifically, 2014 models of the...
 
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    egmCarTech

  • Report: Volkswagen AG apparently considering renaming themselves Auto Union

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Australian outlet GoAuto apparently learned that Volkswagen AG executives are mulling the possibility of renaming themselves as Auto Union, the original name for what is now known for modern day Audi. Volkswagen AG has grown to be one of the largest automobile conglomerates in the world with Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Skoda, and Volkswagen as well as Ducati, and several commercial truck brands under its umbrella. Though it wouldn’t be entirely historically accurate since the original Auto Union didn’t include Volkswagen until Auto Union changed to Audi…
  • Kia updates the 2015 Soul with some new options

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Kia recently rolled out some changes for the 2015 Soul. Though because it was already redesigned for the 2014 year, the updated are rather minor to ensure the model stays extra competitive. The biggest change is the inclusion of Kia’s new UVO1 eServices Package as an option for the base model, with a variety of tools for road-side assistance, mainly aimed at first-time young drivers. For the higher end Plus and Exclaim models, the UVO1 eServices Package comes standard, offering traffic and weather information, up-to-date fuel price, sports scores, stock information and more. Those…
  • Subaru teases new WRX S4 concept via image

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Subaru is gearing up for something big as the Fuji Heavy Industries-owned manufacturer released a teaser for a Japanese-only WRX S4 model. According to recent reports, the new sedan is set to debut on August 25th of this year and is most likely a domestic version of the 2015 WRX sedan. The latest 2015 Subaru WRX and WRX STI were revealed last year at the Los Angeles Auto Show and is currently on sale in Australia and the United States. Power is supplied by the traditional 2.0L turbocharged boxer-four with 268bhp and 258 lb-ft of torque for the standard WRX.  
  • Report: Another rumor points to BMW turbo four and supercapacitors for new Supra revival

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Another rumor is out from Motoring.com, who claims that the new Toyota Supra successor is set to be revealed in the next few years. BMW and Toyota’s collaboration isn’t news, but everyone seems to be shooting speculation out of their arses, left and right, and this latest development is not much different. For this report, BMW is alleged to offer a 2.0L TwinPower turbo four-banger with direct injection, mated to a gearbox also supplied by Munich’s finest, which isn’t entirely accurate since all of the transmissions are sourced either from Getrag or ZF–and…
  • Aston Martin teases new Lagonda sedan, but nobody except Middle East will get it

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Aston Martin has been known to be working on a new Lagonda sedan, rumored as a replacement for the current and soon-to-be outgoing Rapide. Now, Aston actually teased the official model, though interestingly, the British luxury sports car maker said only the Middle East will get the model. It’s said to be a very bespoke product, most likely funded by the rich and deep pockets of various sheikhs, princes, and oil tycoons out in the dusty deserts. The new Lagonda gets its backbone from the brand’s latest VH platform and is built with carbon fiber body panels. No technical…
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    The Truth About Cars

  • European Review: Peugeot 208 GTi

    Vojta Dobeš
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    The Peugeot 205 GTI is one of the legends of hot hatch history. It took off where the original VW Golf GTI started, with sufficient space and practicality, lots of speed and a reasonable price. And it was even more fun to drive. With about 120 horsepower and weighing under a ton, it was quite quick for 1980s, and its tail-happy attitude gave it the reputation of a challenging car to drive. Its fondness of going through the hedges backwards may helped its popularity – people like to think that they are better drivers than others, and driving a car notorious for unforgiving handling can thus…
  • Thank You And Goodbye (Sort Of)

    Jack Baruth
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tomorrow will be my last day as the Editor-In-Chief pro tem of The Truth About Cars. This was always meant to be a temporary situation, despite what some of the B&B thought. Given some of the differences in opinion I have recently had with TTAC’s owners, this is a good time for us to call it quits. I will not be replaced; the site will be managed by the leadership team at VerticalScope in Toronto and Derek will continue in his capacity as Managing Editor. There will be other changes, detailed below. I made some promises to you, the readers, and I’d like to discuss whether or…
  • Versatile 2015 Mercedes Vito Van Puts Power To Front, Rear Or All

    Cameron Miquelon
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you run a very large flower shop somewhere in Europe, and are in need of a van that could be configured to your needs — including where the power from the engine will go — Mercedes has a van just for you. Jalopnik subsidiary Truck Yeah! reports the 2015 Vito — part of Mercedes’ V-Class — can be had with RWD and AWD — like the V-Class — as well as optional FWD. The previous Vito had FWD for only the EV variant, while the new one puts diesel power to the front of the line alongside the rest of the family. Autoblog adds said power comes turbocharged…
  • Junkyard Find: 1959 DeSoto

    Murilee Martin
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I haven’t been to the Brain-Melting Colorado Junkyard (where I bought my 1941 Plymouth sedan) for a while, but I’ve still got quite a few photographs of the thousands of old American cars that live there. We’ve seen this ’62 Cadillac, this ’52 Kaiser, this ’49 Kaiser, this ’51 Nash, this ’51 Frazer, this mystery custom, this ’48 Pontiac hearse, and a few more, and today we’ll admire an example of DeSoto‘s final years. The Swedes who come to the Brain-Melting Junkyard every year and fill shipping containers with old American…
  • NLRB: Mercedes Violated Labor Act In Alabama Facility

    Cameron Miquelon
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled this week that the U.S. branch of Mercedes-Benz violated the right to organize among its employees at the automaker’s Vance, Ala. plant by prohibiting the distribution of union literature in common areas outside working hours. Automotive News reports Judge Keltner Locke found for the plaintiffs on one complaint out of a number of complaints made against MBUSI regarding its violation of the National Labor Relations Act. In his decision, Judge Locke determined the areas where the subsidiary considered off-limits to dissemination were mixed-use…
 
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    eGarage

  • NHRA at Pacific Raceways

    Ben Abrams
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    eGarage attended the NHRA Nationals at Pacific Raceways last year and shot this short to give you a look and feel into what makes this event so special in the Pacific Northwest. The post NHRA at Pacific Raceways appeared first on eGarage.
  • Audi RS 7: Shifting Paradigms

    Ben Abrams
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    Words and Photos: Michael Juergens from Quattroworld Many people dream of the open road, but they are stuck forever in traffic. I didn’t have the freedom of empty Nevada highways. My daily commute restricts me to Boston traffic. This slow, deliberate time allowed me to get a feeling for the car in an everyday setting. Sitting in traffic with the RS 7 certainly allowed for some time to reflect. The seats are comfortable, and they provide just the right amount of support whether I was sitting in traffic or driving spiritedly. Pulling the gear selector back and moving into drive (instead of…
  • Pit Stop Top Car 2014

    Ben Abrams
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Words and Photos: Raphael Belly It all started with a simple private message on my Facebook page from a guy named Alberto Deninotti. He explained to me the event’s plan and asked me to come to cover it with photos. We met later during Top Marques Monaco and the organizers gave me some clarification and we decided to work together. My first contact in Italy was the Buttieri Giuseppe Camere Agriculturitiche in Cherasco. A very charming farm that has been turned half into bed and breakfast. The other half is still a true farm, with a horse grazing on weed and hay. But what I found in…
  • Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe

    Drew Larrigan
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Affalterbach.  The S 65 AMG Coupé is the new twelve-cylinder top-of-the-range model in the S-Class Coupé series. Unique drive comfort, benchmark performance and exquisite appointments are all hallmarks of this two-door vehicle. The irresistible contours of the V12 Coupé are accentuated by a host of expressive design elements in high-sheen chrome. The AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine, with an output of 630 hp and 1000 newton metres of torque, is unique in its segment, as is the AMG sports suspension, based on MAGIC BODY CONTROL with curve tilting function and ROAD SURFACE SCAN. Tobias…
  • Blancpain Super Trofeo at Paul Ricard

    Ben Abrams
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    Words and Photos: Raphael Belly Full GALLERY here Paul Ricard HTTT racetrack in the south of France welcomes a new series of the Blancpain race weekends, incorporating Blancpain Endurance Series and Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. Whether it be in the paddocks or on the cars, or even on the suits & T shirts you can’t miss the watchmaker Blancpain’s logo when you hit Paul Ricard HTTT racetrack. Blancpain, the high luxury clockwork brand is the official sponsor of the Blancpain Endurance Series since 2011, and of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo since 2009. The…
 
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    Car and Driver

  • Coming Out in Gaydon: Aston to Channel its Inner Lagonda for 2015

    Jens Meiners
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    For the longest time, the era of “folded-paper” design was considered kind of an embarrassment. After the sensual lines of the 1950s, the opulence of the 1960s, and the powerfully muscular cues of the early 1970s, the late ’70s and early ’80s brought Bauhaus-inspired automotive themes. The ultra-angular trend faded away with the advent of more organic treatments in the 1990s, as automakers became eager to once again create cars with more sensual and voluptuous lines. The most extreme exponent of late-1970s/early-1980s design was the Aston Martin Lagonda, designed by William Towns.
  • Gnarly! Fiat 500L–Vans Concept Debuts at Vans U.S. Open of Surfing

    Steve Siler
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    Sometimes when you take an ungainly car and cover it with tons of crap, the end result can actually be kind of nifty. Case in point: the annual automotive free-for-all known as SEMA. At the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing last weekend in Huntington Beach, California, Fiat debuted a high-riding, surfer-inspired concept version of its none-too-fetching 500L dubbed, not coincidentally, the 500L–Vans. Turns out, when festooned with a two-tone paint job, 18-inch matte-black wheels, smoked lamp surrounds, and a roof wearing the Vans checkerboard pattern beneath a roof-mounted surfboard carrier, the…
  • Independents of Speed, European: Christian von Koenigsegg

    Car and Driver
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    Age: 42 Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden Company: Koenigsegg Automotive AB; 62 employees at its 43,000-square-foot Swedish headquarters, located on the Ängelholm airfield. Past projects: The first CC8S was delivered to a customer in 2002, and its successor, the 806-hp CCR, briefly held the record for the world’s fastest production car (until the Veyron came along). Since then we’ve had the CCX and the Agera. Current project: The Agera-based One:1 is named after both its metric power output of 1 megawatt (1341 horses) and its power-to-weight ratio of 1 hp/kg. C/D: Does top speed still matter?
  • Spied! 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: It Was Only a Matter of Time

    Andrew Wendler
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    What It Is: A pair of Dodge’s full-size, four-door bruisers wearing front and rear camo, reported to be packing a version of the Challenger SRT’s Hellcat V-8. Caught testing in southeast Michigan, the partial cover-up on these Chargers can’t hide the presence of a large hood scoop, aggressive chin and trunk-lid spoilers, and larger exhaust tips. The white Charger pictured features plain honeycomb upper-grille inserts, following the styling lead set by the Hellcat SRT Challenger. While photos alone can be misleading—often intentionally so—the earlier news that Chrysler has filed…
  • 2015 Ford F-150 Order Guide Now Available

    Jeff Stork
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    There’s now a mountain of detail available on the 2015 Ford F-150, as the entire order guide has surfaced on the Internet. CLICK HERE to download the entire 34-page, extremely detailed document. In our zeal to bring this information to you as quickly as possible, we’re not going to do an in-depth analysis of the entire lineup—but there are a few major changes to highlight. The F-150 comes in five trim levels: the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. The STX, FX2, Limited, and SVT Raptor models are not offered for 2015. However, there is an FX4 Off-Road package (55A) offered on…
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    AudiWorld

  • Wolfsgart 5.0 – Photo Gallery

    Kris Hansen
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Here is the full gallery from Wolfsgart 5.0. We had a blast, even though the weather kept some people away.
  • Third Audi victory in Spa 24 Hours

    Audi Media
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Audi has won the world’s toughest GT3 race at Spa. In the battle of eleven marques and 60 participants, the R8 LMS ultra prevailed for the third time in four years in the classic race in the Ardennes that celebrated its 90th anniversary this year. The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT took victory in its home round with the driver trio Laurens Vanthoor/René Rast/Markus Winkelhock (B/D/D). Rast and Winkelhock had previously achieved victory with Audi at the Nürburgring together with two other team-mates
  • A sporty 410-horse carriage – the ABT RS Q3

    Abt Sportsline
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:49 pm
    In fairy tales, princes ride on greys. In Bavaria, one rides a white “carriage” and 410 horses. Because once upon a time there was a solid Audi RS Q3, uprated by 100hp and an exciting look by ABT Sportsline. In sum, we now have no less than 410 hp / 301 kW. Maximum torque is [...]
  • Show Preview – Wolfsgart 5 – 2014

    Kris Hansen
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    This weekend – July 25 – 27, Essex Junction VT will host the 5th iteration of Wolfsgart, which is a tremendously well run, yet totally relaxed Euro (and others) friendly show. There will be camping, show and shine, vendors, a judged show, food, music, and many other fun car related activities. We will be there [...]
  • Audi ranks third among nameplates in 2014 J.D. Power APEAL Study

    Audi Media
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Audi ranked third among nameplates in the annual J.D. Power APEAL (Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout) Study, achieving two segment awards and multiple top-three finishes among all luxury competitors*. With a total score of 858, Audi also ranked 64 points above the industry standar
 
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    The Garage

  • Tom Cruise the racer

    Gary Grant
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    Before we started hearing about all of the crazy religious stuff, Tom Cruise seemed like a pretty much normal guy. Except for the whole good looks, fame and getting up close and personal with Rebecca de Mornay on a train thing, but you see my point. He even took some interest in racing cars, before Days of Thunder. To his credit, Cruise took a pretty smart route to racing, beginning in showroom stock (the American Firehawk series if memory serves correctly) before moving to SCCA GT-3 with a Nissan prepared by Bob Sharp. You might recognize the cars, as this was Paul Newman’s team. I…
  • Meet the Jagerbomb – E30 M3

    Gary Grant
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    This may come as a surprise to some, but the first generation BMW M3 was the first unobtainable German car to catch my eye that wasn’t a P-car. You have to remember that in the early to mid Eighties in Ontario, Audis were garbage and by then, most BMW 2002s had succumbed to rust. Volkswagens were super cool, but also attainable enough that I had buddies who drove them. The M3 was a revelation for what it was, as much as what it wasn’t. It was a no holds barred street fighter, built to go fast and it looked the part. For the time, the M3′s rear spoiler and fat fenders were as…
  • Toyo Tires F1600 Championship brings the excitement to Toronto Indy

    Gary Grant
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    There is a reason that F1600 has long been considered a key element in any serious open wheel racer’s education. The competition is fierce, which means there is tons of on track excitement for the fans. F1600 participation has been somewhat lagging in Canada in recent years, until Jason Sharpe took over the series and injected an unprecedented level of energy. Sharpe’s efforts have been rewarded as the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship rolled into the Honda Indy Toronto with an impressive field of 28 entries. The series hasn’t seen a field of this size in years and the drivers…
  • This 13 year old is a better driver than you will ever be!

    Gary Grant
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Many have wondered over the year just why Finland has created so many of the world’s greatest rally (and F1 for that matter) drivers. Given the rural nature of much of the country, many young kids start driving on the family farm well before they get a driver’s license. Then of course there are those who have rally car drivers as parents. Take 13 year old Kalle Rovanperä as a prime example. The son of WRC veteran Harri Rovanperä, Kalle has been driving rally cars since he was 8 years old and has chronicled his adventures on YouTube. The latest addition to his channel shows Kalle…
  • Mad Max: Fury Road trailer released at Comic-Con

    Gary Grant
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Like most car guys my age, I was captivated when the original Mad Max movie came out. I was twelve at the time and the post apocalyptic tale of survival was the most exciting thing I had ever seen. Blood, fire and freaks were key points, but that car just blew my mind. Like everyone else, I had no idea who this Mel Gibson dude was, but he was just the right mix of cool and badass for the part. At San Diego Comic-con over the weekend, the original director, George Miller, revealed the first trailer for a fourth edition. Needless to say, Gibson is too wrinkled to pull off the role this time…
 
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    Chrysler Blog

  • Make your phone roar with the Hellcat HEMI ringtone

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Even before it gets to dealer showrooms, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with the Hellcat HEMI V-8 has been a star of the Internet. I admit it -- I'm a sucker for the 707-hp Hellcat engine's sound when being revved, and the burnout videos now showing up since journalists have had a turn behind the wheel. Now, you can turn your smartphone into a Hellcat HEMI smartphone! Just imagine the heads you'll turn the next time your phone rings with this sound. Just download the Hellcat HEMI ringtone from http://www.drivesrt.com/hellcatringtone. It's free and it works on Android, Apple and Blackberry…
  • Driving on sunshine

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Electric vehicle owners now have a fuel as old as the sun to power their rides. In fact, it is the sun! Kearny Mesa Fiat in San Diego revealed a new solar charging station that gives owners and test-drivers of the Fiat 500e, the power to unplug and truly drive emission free. It's called the EV ARC. It stands for electronic vehicle autonomous renewable charger. It's the world's first transportable solar-powered electric vehicle charging station. The EV ARC is made in the USA and powered by the sun. It fits inside a parking space and generates around 16kWhrs/day, which are stored in the…
  • UPDATE: Super centenarian Dodge fan, Chrysler retiree, passes away

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    UPDATE: We're very sad to report Mr. Hubert (Hubie) Fields passed away on Sunday, July 27.  "His mission was done on this earth and he has returned to heaven to give his 'full report'," his grandson, Kirk Bierley told us. I was thrilled, when in May, Bierley called to let me know his grandfather "is still around!".That was seven years after we first met him on the occasion of his 100th birthday in 2006.  Below is both the story we posted in May and the original video we shot with Mr. Fields. The entire Chrysler family extends its condolences to Mr. Fields's…
  • Dodge Dart hits the bull's-eye ... again

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Dodge Dart, the most award-winning vehicle in its class, continues to hit the bull's-eye when it comes to accolades. Just this week, the 2014 Dodge Dart topped J.D. Power's 2014 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study in the highly competitive compact car segment. It surpassed 19 other vehicles in the segment, including the second- and third-ranked Volkswagen Beetle and Nissan Sentra. The APEAL Study measures how gratifying a new vehicle is to own and drive, based on customer evaluations of 77 vehicle attributes of new 2014 model-year vehicles. Customers are…
  • Redesigned Dodge Challengers roll out

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    For the past week, Portland, Oregon, has been the center of the Dodge Challenger universe. During that time, groups of journalists have come to the picturesque Northwest city to spend time driving the redesigned 2015 Dodge Challenger. In just a few weeks, the new Challenger will arrive in Dodge dealerships around the country. Need a spotter's guide to the new Dodge Challenger on the road? We've published several B-roll videos of the new muscle car, shot in the areas around Portland. Not surprisingly, the top-of-the-line Challenger SRT with the supercharged HEMI Hellcat V-8 attracts plenty of…
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    Doug Newcomb

  • Waiting for Connected Car 2.0

    Doug Newcomb
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
    When I tell a friend or new acquaintance that I cover the connected car space and also put together events to explore the potential and challenges of this rapidly evolving area of automotive, I often get questions or a blank stare. If it’s questions, I’ll explain the different forms of connectivity that are helping to transform driving: cloud-based infotainment and navigation, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, driver-assist technology, and self-driving cars. But if I get the blank stare—or if I sense that their eyes are glazing over with the explanation—I’ll simply tell…
  • Security Experts Build Anti-Hacking Device for Cars

    Doug Newcomb
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Last year, digital security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek made headlines by hacking a Ford Escape and a Toyota Prius and publicizing the results. Now the pair are proposing a possible a solution to keep car hackers at bay via a prototype intrusion-detection device that they plan to debut at the Black Hat USA security conference in Las Vegas next month. Using a laptop plugged into the data port under the dash of the two vehicles, they demonstrated how hackers with similar access could wreak havoc, ranging from honking horns to disabling brakes. Their car hacking experiments were…
  • Volvo XC90 to Feature Two World-First Safety Features

    Doug Newcomb
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Driver assist systems ranging from active cruise control to lane-keep assist are making driving easier and safer, and are also becoming more common on a variety of vehicles. That means that Volvo, an automotive brand synonymous with safety for decades, has to go even further to stand out from an increasingly competitive and safer crowd of cars. For the launch of its upcoming 2016 XC90 crossover, Volvo is debuting two new driver assistance systems: run-off road protection and auto brake at intersections. “These two world-firsts are further examples of how new technologies target substantial…
  • FBI: Self-driving Cars Could Be ‘Lethal Weapons’

    Doug Newcomb
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Like any technology, self-driving cars could potentially lead tomore driver convenience – and a lot fewer crashes – but also to some unintended consequences. One of these, according to a recent FBI report, is the potential for criminals and terrorists to abuse autonomous cars to more easily do their dirty work. In the unclassified but restricted report obtained by British newspaper The Guardian, the FBI said “the risk that distraction or poor judgment leading to collision that stems from manual operation would be substantially reduced” by self-driving cars. And it added…
  • Head-up Displays Will Soon Get a Dose of Reality

    Doug Newcomb
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:20 pm
    As more technology comes into the car—from connected services like local search that require accurate input to driver-assist systems that issue a barrage of warnings—drivers will have to process more visual and audible stimuli. And without becoming distracted. One solution to this information overload is head-up displays (HUDs) first used to keep fighter pilots on track and on target. HUDs have been available in cars for years, but mainly in more expensive vehicles. They’re also starting to appear in lower-priced cars like the 2014 Mazda 3 (which we reviewed) by using a small…
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    Jalopnik

  • Is This The World's Best Driven BMW?

    Raphael Orlove
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    I'm struggling for words to describe everything mind-blowingly awesome in this video of Garo Haroutiounian in his BMW E46 hillclimb car.Read more...
  • Finland Airways Is Back In Service For Rally Testing

    Raphael Orlove
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    "We spent more time in the air than on the ground at today's test," is how WRC driver Hayden Paddon described practicing for this weekend's legendary Rally Finland. And Hayden wasn't the only one going airborne.Read more...
  • The Best Lipstick Cars

    Raphael Orlove
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    We see cars as having faces - headlights for eyes, a grill for a mouth. Naturally, some cars end up with lipstick on 'em.Read more...
  • Ask Ford's Top Automotive Interior Designer Anything You Want

    Robert Sorokanich on Gizmodo, shared by Travis Okulski to Jalopnik
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    Amko Leenarts has been the head of interior design at Ford Motor Co. since 2012. He's the one guiding the look of Ford's car interiors worldwide. And he's here in Gizmodo's comment section to answer your questions about car design, dashboard tech, and the future of the automobile. Come ask away.Read more...
  • Chris Harris Teaches You How To Drift A Car On A Racetrack

    Mike Spinelli on /DRIVE, shared by Travis Okulski to Jalopnik
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Ol' Monkey is very good at driving a car while looking out the side window. He's been doing it for years and years. He could drift a car across a dime and return a nickel and five pennies' change. Now, he wants to teach you how to do it. Watch and learn.Read more...
 
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    MotorAuthority

  • A Human Being Survived This 150-MPH 1965 Plymouth Wreck: Gallery

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    Human beings are incredibly resilient. Often, we get our best lessons in that fact from the dumbest and meanest among us. This is one of those times. A thief stole this 1965 Plymouth from a shop in Arcadia, California sometime in 2012. Then he took it for a joy ride and smashed it into a tree. At 150 mph. The damage to the car surely looks like it...
  • 13-Year-Old Finn Rally Driver Scares Hilarious Passenger: Video

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    It’s been five years since we last checked in with Kalle Rovanpera. Back then he was wheeling a ratty rally car in preparation for a career in the WRC. Fast forward to 2014 and the mighty Kalle is no longer a mere 8 years old, and he’s well on his way toward WRC stardom. His passenger in this video, hooting, grunting, and hollering...
  • Taking In The Practice Sessions At The 2014 X Games: Video

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The 2014 X Games have come and gone. The traveling circus of action sports and motor racing whipped through Austin, Texas and provided a thrilling bit of entertainment for a wide range of fans. Hooniverse was there to capture the action that revolved around rolling things fitted with engines rather that sprockets or wooden decks. X Games has...
  • Clear Valve Covers Make For Mesmerizing Machine Action: Video

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    If you’ve ever sat and stared at one of those water-drinking bird toys for a few minutes, you will be glued to your screen for the next several minutes. Of course, even those without an affinity for plastic waterfowl will appreciate the mechanical awesomeness that is the visual valvetrain action presented by this clear set of valve covers...
  • BMW Forms A Drift Mob And Rips Round South Africa: Video

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    BMW seems excited about its new M235i. The automaker wants you to be excited about the car as well. Since we're dealing with a powerful, rear-wheel-drive coupe, it makes sense that to get you excited about the car, it might want to show one getting extremely sideways. BMW is thinking bigger than that though, because its taken five drivers, five...
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    WomanOnWheels.ca

  • More power: Just how do engineers get it out of an engine?

    Jil McIntosh
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    There's an art to wringing more horsepower out of an engine, including using such items as turbochargers or free-flow exhaust. Find out more in my Driving Force column in Metro.
  • First Drive: 2015 Ford Super Duty

    Jil McIntosh
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    The truck-torque-tow wars are in full swing, and this time around it's Ford's Super Duty. Go to the biggest, and you can essentially drive the equivalent of half a tractor trailer. Find out more in my story over at the Toronto Star.
  • Buying a used car? Remember this ...

    Jil McIntosh
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    There are things you should do, before and during delivery, to protect yourself when you're buying a used car ... even if it's from a dealer. Find out what they are in my story over at Autofocus.
  • In review: 2014 Kia Forte Koup

    Jil McIntosh
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    Turbocharged engine and two fewer doors? Check and check, so let's take this car for a spin over at Autofocus!
  • In review: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

    Jil McIntosh
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    It's a very exciting time to be a truck fan, as the manufacturers are constantly updating their vehicles to keep an edge in this white-hot market. Find out what GM has done with its trucks in my review over at Metro.
 
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    Motorsport.com

  • The 2015 Camry is taking shape for Sprint Cup competition

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    INDIANAPOLIS – Toyota will have a new face for 2015 – and we’re not just talking about Carl Edwards. Long before the 2015 production Camry’s coming out party at the New York Auto Show in April, Toyota Racing Development was hard at work to development a vehicle for competition in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup division. In concert with Calty, Toyota’s car design studio, the project has been in ... Keep reading
  • Let them race

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    Throughout every season of Formula One, teammates and their role becomes a topic of discussion.  This year is no different.  Mercedes, Red Bull, Williams, and Ferrari have all had front-page news regarding this issue. Some believe in the idea of having a first and second driver.  I for one don't agree with that thought logic. I believe teammates should battle each other without team ... Keep reading
  • New date for Formula E Putrajaya ePrix

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Organisers of the FIA Formula E Championship have today announced that the date of the 2014 Formula E Putrajaya ePrix (Round 2) is to change from October 18 2014 to November 22 2014. The decision, which has been confirmed by the FIA and the local motorsport federation, comes at the request of the office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak. Due to ... Keep reading
  • Crime and Punishment

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:22 am
    NASCAR pounded the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team with the largest penalty in the history of the sport on Tuesday for a variety of rules infractions that were uncovered during post-race inspection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But will it be enough to stop further shenanigans? The original report from the sanctioning body was “a possible issue” with the rear firewall block-off plates – ... Keep reading
  • F1 looking ahead to summer 'shutdown'

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Not only is there now a rare month-long gap between the races in Hungary and Belgium, the teams have agreed to close their factories and even turn off email servers for a two-week period. I'd like my enginneers to drop by the Mercedes factory. Sebastian Vettel It means almost everyone involved in the hectic world of Formula One will be forced to take a holiday. Mercedes boys: more ... Keep reading
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    The Diesel Driver

  • BMW to Launch New Fast Charger for i3 Electric Vehicles

    Karin Sun
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    The 2014 BMW i3 at the IAA BMW announced the BMW i DC Fast Charger, a new product that is capable of charging a BMW i3 all-electric vehicle’s battery up to 80% in 30 minutes.  The company plans to make the new charger available in all BMW charging centers in the United States beginning this August. The BMW i DC Fast Charger will be half the size of a traditional electric vehicle charger, which normally weighs about 100 pounds (45 kilograms), and, at a price of $6,548, significantly less expensive than other chargers currently on the market.  The new 24-kilowatt charger can be mounted on…
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec – 6 Month Review and Report

    David Goldes
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    The arrival of our 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec 4Matic was heralded by not one, not two, but over a dozen major snowstorms and blizzards. As we noted before in these pages, it wasn’t the most optimal time to begin life with a long-term test car but those were the cards we were dealt. The Benz followed our long-term Chevrolet Cruze Diesel into service by roughly one week and it took a while for us to really get to know it. The E250 BlueTec is new for 2014, introduced in conjunction with a refresh of the E-Class family. Indeed, the facelift was rather extensive and the car bears only a…
  • VW to Launch Redesigned Scirocco with More Fuel-Efficient Powerplants

    Karin Sun
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Volkswagen announced plans to introduce the redesigned Scirocco with six new fuel-efficient engines, including four TSI petrol engines and two TDI diesel engines. The new Scirocco 2.0 TDI with a 150-horsepower engine will go from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 8.6 seconds, 0.7 seconds faster than the outgoing model.  It also boasts fuel consumption of 56 mpg or 4.2 l/100 km. Out of the gasoline models, the new Scirocco 2.0 TSI with a 180-horsepower engine that develops 258 pound-feet of torque will go from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 7.4 seconds, 0.6 seconds faster than its predecessor. The new cars…
  • 2014 Audi A6 3.0 TDI – Review and Road Test

    Christian Stampfer
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    MUNICH—The Audi A6 TDI is one of five diesel models that the Ingolstadt-based automaker offers its customer in the United States. The A6 oilburner competes with the diesel variants of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW 5 Series in the highly competitive premium sedan market. The current version of the A6 was introduced in 2011 and Audi has launched several four- and six-cylinder diesel engine variants of the car in other markets. The diesel engine range starts with a 2-liter four-cylinder TDI with 136 horsepower output and ends with the 3-liter six-cylinder TDI with 313 horsepower. Also,…
  • Fourth of July Weekend Fuel Prices Highest Since 2008

    Jesse Sokolow
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    This past Fourth of July weekend, drivers across the country found themselves paying more for diesel fuel than they have in the past six years over the holiday weekend. Nationwide, the average price for a gallon of diesel was $3.913, a $0.085 rise over last year’s cost, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  Meanwhile, the average price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States was $3.704, an increase of $0.208 from the same time last year. The Central Atlantic region of the East Coast saw the greatest increase in diesel prices, with a spike of $0.174 over last…
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    Dealer Communications

  • Modern Nissan of Lake Norman: Jumps to the #3 Spot for Nissan Sales in North Carolina

    Dealer
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    Jumping to the #3 spot in a two-year period – how did they do it? “We implemented a two-part strategy that focused on gaining sales from our existing customers and conquesting new sales by targeting that perfect prospect, says Scott Traub, GM of Modern Nissan. The first part of the strategy, sales to existing customers, was achieved by implementing a Vehicle Exchange Program in the dealership. The dealership saw new sales skyrocket, CPO sales increase, service ROs double, and customer satisfaction increase too. “Presenting the program to customers in the service lane makes all the sense…
  • Habits of the Very Best Service Managers – Is This You? Part 1

    Ed Kovalchick
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Most, if not all of us, know that some service managers are far more effective in their leadership role than others. One can sense this immediately by the enthusiasm of the workforce, the measurement of financial accomplishments, and the reactions from incoming and outgoing patrons. These leaders are not at all self-centered, and most of their conversation boasts about the success of their dedicated workforce, and the efforts of exceptional individuals. Through all, they duly recognize that they are as successful as their staff, not visa versa. A variety pack Generally, I see three types of…
  • After the Demo, Where Do We Go?

    Jack Bennett
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    In the last issue, we talked about demonstration drives and specifically the importance of salespeople going along on the drive whenever possible. One of the biggest benefits to that has to do with flow and control. If your people do not go on demo rides, the process gets disjointed. On the customer’s side, if they go out alone they have no support. If they have a question and it can’t get answered, it may prevent them from making a decision, whether they tell you or not. What if they have a problem? All these situations leave a bad taste and can turn them off to the car, the dealership,…
  • Help Customers Crossover

    Jeff Cotton
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    According to IHS Automotive, the demand for small crossover vehicles is outpacing sedan sales. As more motorists seek to move into crossover models, this trend offers tremendous growth opportunities for dealers who know how to best market to potential crossover buyers. It may come as a surprise that Hispanic and Millennial consumers make up the biggest group of buyers for these vehicles, according to Markets Research Reports. “Along with crossovers, compact cars are also increasingly hot. These intenders include wealthier Baby Boomers and growing Hispanic families,” the report added.
  • Using Consumer Complaints to Your Advantage

    Allison Harrison
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    It’s inevitable at every dealership, customers will complain about something. The complaints may be formal lawsuits or informal discussions between customers and employees. How your dealership handles these complaints may be more important than the number of or issues in the complaints. Complaints do take time to address and take away time dedicated to selling, but complaints can be used to make the dealership operate better in the long run. Customers can be identifying weaknesses in your operations you did not know existed. Customer complaints are so important that the Consumer Financial…
 
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    mpgomatic.com

  • How Much Do You Spend on Gas Each Month?

    mpg-o-editor
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    Do you keep track of much you spend on gasoline every month? What would you do with a spare twenty, fifty, or hundred dollars? Making some small changes can save a nice chunk of cash over time. The biggest change, of course, is switching from a gas sucking pig into something that’s more fuel efficient. But if you need to have a big truck or SUV, you need to have it. No arguments here. Everyone in America should have the choice of what they drive. Best Gas Mileage Cars Without a Plug Most Fuel Efficient Cars that are Not Hybrids Best Gas Mileage AWD/4WD Vehicles Most Fuel Efficient SUVs…
  • 2015 Ford F-150: 30 MPG Magic?

    mpg-o-editor
    7 Jun 2014 | 7:43 am
    The thought of a half-ton pickup truck achieving 30 miles per gallon (MPG) with a gasoline engine was unfathomable, just a few years ago. A 30 MPG rating for the 2015 Ford F-150 would be nothing short of remarkable. While the F-150′s gas mileage ratings have not been released for 2015, engineering leaps at Ford may have put that magic thirty within reach. The savings potential is based on three core technologies: lightweighting, displacement downsizing, and aerodynamics. The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in America for years on end. A significant drop in the F150’s fuel…
  • Honda Civic HX – MPG Project Slambo Preview

    mpg-o-editor
    4 May 2014 | 3:07 am
    Last spring, I ran a Kickstarter campaign to get a new video series off the ground. Ain’t Fuelin’ is a show unlike any other. At its core, it asks a simple question: is it possible to increase the fuel efficiency of an older vehicle and to what degree? But it wraps that question in a bigger idea, specifically: can you bring new life to old paint by infusing high tech on a low budget? Ain’t Fuelin’ draws inspiration from a host of big time shows that paved the way, from Overhaulin’ and Mythbusters to Pimp My Ride and Top Gear. It’s been a long time coming…
  • Reinvention : Boot Up

    mpg-o-editor
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    When it comes to older cars and trucks, the ranks of pure restoration aficionados have long been outshadowed by the flash and thunder crowd. But the space in-between the two is widening. Restomodders update yesterday’s hot rides using the coolest technology from today, without performing major sheet metal changes … vehicle bodies look close to period stock, with faded paint on the skin hiding state-of-the-art mechanicals. Valvoline’s Reinvention Project takes restomodding to a whole new level, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson – two of today’s biggest NASCAR stars…
  • 2015 Chrysler 200 Rated at 36 MPG Highway

    mpg-o-editor
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:51 am
    While it might have been hard to image a Chrysler that could hit the 36 mile per gallon (MPG) mark just a few years back, the engineers have nailed the number with the 2015 Chrysler 200. But fuel efficiency is just the starting point for the completely redesigned model. The 2015 200 is new from the ground up, packed with technology, and brilliantly executed. It’s time to leave your impressions of the outgoing model (and the Sebring on which it was based) behind. The 2015 puts Chrysler into the thick of the hotly contested mid-size sedan market. The new model is available with a…
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    Motor Trader

  • GAP insurance to remain “very worthwhile” product despite FCA proposals

    John Kirwan
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:17 am
    GAP insurance will remain a “very worthwhile” product for dealers to sell despite the latest FCA proposals. That’s the view of The Warranty Group, which said while it does not agree with all the FCA’s recommendations there was “little or nothing” included that should impact on dealer sales of GAP. Ciaron Whelan, divisional director, said: “The fact remains that GAP is a genuinely useful product for customers buying cars on finance. If sold in a structured manner, it will always find buyers. “The FCA proposals are all predicated on the desire to break what it believes is a…
  • CAP dismisses PCP oversupply fears in used car market

    John Kirwan
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:56 am
    Used car guide CAP said today the large numbers of new cars financed on PCP will not lead to oversupply in the future. CAP said PCP growth is not a problem for those exposed to future residual values and dismissed concerns over the issue. In January this year KPMG raised concerns over the impact PCPs would have on residuals. Gold Book senior editor, Dylan Setterfield, said: “We do expect there to be more PCP part exchange vehicles coming to market but we do not expect there to be enough volumes to adversely affect the market in the short term. “For vehicle sectors where new car supply is…
  • Technicians graduate from Mitsubishi apprenticeship programme

    John Kirwan
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    Eight apprentice vehicle technicians have graduated from the Mitsubishi Motors’ advanced apprentice programme and will now be working in UK dealerships. The technicians have come to the end of their three year course of tuition and assessment, carried out at the UK headquarters of Mitsubishi Motors in Cirencester. They now hold a Level Three Diploma in light vehicle repair from the Institute of the Motor Industry, the professional association for people working in the motor trade. Glyn Lewis, Apprentice Programme Controller for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said: “All eight of the guys who…
  • BMW X4 arrives in UK dealerships

    Staff Writer
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    The pressure on floor space for BMW dealers is being ramped up again with this month’s launch of another new model range, the X4. The X4, priced from £36,590 to £48,990 is a sports activity coupe, pitched against Range Rover’s Evoque and the Porsche Macan. Mechanically the newcomer is effectively the familiar X3 compact SUV, but repackaged in a coupe bodyshell to ally it to the 4 Series line. It measures up just 14mm longer than the X3, at 4,671mm, but is 36mm lower, at 1,624mm. The X4 goes on sale with a three-way engine choice, all diesel and all matched to the xDrive all-wheel-drive…
  • Benfield Motors profits double to £7.4m in 2013

    John Kirwan
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:18 am
    Benfield Motors turned in a strong performance in 2013 with pre tax profits more than doubling to £7.4m on turnover up 15% to £622.4m. The group out performed the UK new passenger car market, which grew by 10.8% in 2013 and within this growth the private sector grew by 15.6% and fleet and business registrations by 6.7%. “The board is pleased that its customer focused approach to these different segments results in the group achieving 22.6% grow in private consumer registrations and 26.3% in fleet and business registrations, both ahead of the market,” said director John Squires in his…
 
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    Automedia News

  • 2014 Ford Fiesta SFE 1.0L EcoBoost Test Drive

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    The little green 2014 Ford Fiesta SFE may not exactly be the car you’d picture carrying two basketball players around. In our quest to hit the pickup courts in Santa Monica, though, a friend and I found the five-door hatch excellent at both pumping us up for the game and getting us through traffic with comfort, speed and efficiency. Your classic triple threat, basically. In search of a little weekend warrior action, Allan and I piled into the Fiesta SFE (Super Fuel Economy) in Long Beach and headed north to meet a fellow baller near his home court. This particular Fiesta, though,…
  • 1965 Jaguar XJ13 Appreciation

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The 1965 Jaguar XJ13 is considered to be the greatest Jaguar never to be raced. It was built to compete at Le Mans but development was halted before the race, and the XJ13 was sidelined. Coming off the success of three consecutive Le Mans victories with the D-Type from 1955 to 1957, Jaguar and the XJ13 had all the necessary knowledge to win. Instead, the mid-mounted V12 racing car was put into storage, never to compete in a single race. What's the value of one of the most important Jaguars ever built? Wait until it goes across the auction block this weekend to find out.
  • BMW i8 Concours d'Elegance Edition to be Auctioned at Pebble Beach

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    On August 16th during the weekend of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, a unique Concours d'Elegance Edition of the BMW i8 will be auctioned at the Gooding & Company auction house. The auction is in celebration of the i8's U.S. arrival, although the auction precedes the actual arrival date which will come later this fall. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Pebble Beach Company Foundation and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. As if the i8 isn't visually unique and appealing enough already, BMW will be adding more one-of-a-kind aesthetics to the Concours d'Elegance…
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Announces Pricing

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    When it reaches U.S. dealerships this September, the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will carry a substantial pricetag. Mercedes pumped loads of technology and safety features into the new C300 and C400, along with weight savings and more powerful and efficient engines. Expect to pay accordingly. The new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 with rear-wheel drive will be priced from $39,325 including destination, bringing 241 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft of torque to the table in a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new C400, meanwhile, comes with all-wheel drive at a price of $49,515 with…
  • Fiat Shows Off New 500L Vans Design Concept

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    Fiat comes off as one of the few automotive brands that, for better or worse, doesn't really take itself too seriously. Fortunately, the better side of that mentality came out this week as they unveiled the Fiat 500L Vans design concept at the US Open of Surfing. The new concept combines the funky styling of the 500L with tried and true vintage design of Vans shoes that have defined surfing and skateboarding culture for several decades. It also shows off the surprising capability of the 500L by tacking on enough bits to satisfy the extreme athlete in all of us.
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    Car Lust

  • The Forgotten Mustang

    Cookie the Dog's Owner
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    As of this year, the Ford Mustang, the prototype, archetype, and trope maker of the "pony car," has been in production for half a century. In all the discussion of the Mustang's golden anniversary, and its unquestionably important place in the history of the American automobile, I've seeen very little about the other Mustang, the Mustang that came before the Mustangs that we all know and love. The "Mustang I" concept car of 1962. The Mustang I was a project of the "Fairlane Group," a committee of Ford executives led by Lee Iacocca. The Group met in the…
  • 2014 Mustangs Northwest Car Show

    Anthony Cagle
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Last weekend I put my Mustang II in the Mustangs Northwest 2014 Mustang Roundup and All Ford Picnic. This is the first one I've been to in a couple of years so, following tradition, I've collected a few photographs of some of the more interesting cars I saw that day. Yeah, there is the usual assortment of perfectly restored classic Mustangs, but I've tried to highlight the unusual cars that showed up, both Mustangs and assorted other Fords.  Interestingly, the last year I was at the show -- 2011 -- it was rainy and again this year it was fairly gray and drizzly as well. This…
  • July 28 Weekly Open Thread--It's a(n Urban) Jungle Out There

    Cookie the Dog's Owner
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    That driverless car revolution we were talking about at last week's picnic might not come as fast as some people have been predicting. MIT Technology Review reports that Google has its hands full getting its new-model autonomous cars to safely navigate the "urban jungle": Academic experts at the conference say Google is taking on some of the hardest problems in artificial intelligence and robotics, essentially trying to replicate the ability of humans to effortlessly make sense of their environment. That’s because driving safely relies on much more than just knowing to avoid…
  • RIP James Garner

    Anthony Cagle
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:07 pm
    The world lost a fine gentleman and actor this past week. We here at Car Lust express our thanks to Mr. Garner for gracing us with his craft all these years and our regrets at his passing. To help celebrate his life in our own somewhat peculiar way, we're linking to an old post of mine about the car(s) of The Rockford Files. Garner had some input into the choice of automobile for the show and did most if not all of the stunt driving himself; he was that good. And he earned kudos from the real drivers on the set of Grand Prix for learning the craft of Formula 1 racing to a high level. And…
  • July 21 Weekly Open Thread--Who's Driving?

    Cookie the Dog's Owner
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    It's too nice a day to stay inside, so we're going on a picnic. Come tag along and join the conversation. Saw an article last week that I wanted to pass along to you: "17 Ways Driverless Cars Could Change America" by Dan McLaughlin in The Federalist. He writes: Projections of the future are always uncertain, and small variations in what is technologically possible can have large impacts on what happens socially. But we know this much: in a world of driverless cars, a lot will change with the disappearance of drivers, for good and for ill. The possibilities and the risks…
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    Flatsixes

  • XCAR Drives Our Teenage Fantasy Car: The Porsche 959

    Bradley Brownell
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    Porsche's 959 was the height of automotive technology in the late 1980s, and was the ultimate in excess. It was quick, it was fast, it was comfortable, it was expensive, it was gorgeous, and it was absolutely perfect. In its era, it was a part of a super-car renaissance. Much like we are experiencing today with Porsche's 918 Spyder, McLaren's P1, and Ferrari's LaFerrari, the 959 took on the best the world had to offer in the form of Jag's XJ220, and Ferrari's F40, though it did so in a very different way. Rather than attack the problem of achieving 200 miles per hour with brute force and gobs…
  • The Velocity Channel’s “Overhaulin’” Will Feature Their First Porsche Build Ever Tomorrow Night

    993C4S
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Velocity Channel is home to a number of my regularly watched shows including Chasing Classic Cars, What's My Car Worth, and OVERHAULIN'. If you're not familiar with OVERHAULIN', it features Chip Foose (the father of the modern hot rod) and his iconic designs. As much as I like OVERHAULIN' it's almost exclusively American Muscle. However, this week, tomorrow night in-fact, OVERHAULIN' will feature its first ever Porsche in the form of a 1962 356. While the promo video below suggests it will get the "full Foose treatment" the work is actually done in conjunction with Rod Emory of Emory…
  • This Is Why Jeff Zwart Chose BBI Autosport To Build His Pikes Peak Cup Car

    Pepper Girl
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Earlier today Jeff posted a link to a video on his facebook page. The link brought us to a video filmed in Ultra High Definition by director Will Roegge; it's the inside story of BBI Autosport and the incredible Porsche Cup car they built for Jeff to run at Pikes Peak this year. In Jeff's own words it's a "Really nice 'behind the scenes' of what it takes to get a car to the summit of this famed mountain and the team that BBI Autosport creates to make that happen." I don't know about you, but I just don't get tired of these "behind the scenes" type of films, especially when it involves Pikes…
  • Watch Chasing Classic Cars This Monday At 9PM EST To Follow Gooding’s Porsche 959S Sale From The Amelia Island Auction

    Bradley Brownell
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    Remember back to March of this year, and you may recall a certain beautiful Porsche 959S going up for sale at the Gooding & Co. Amelia Island auction. Because of the undying genius and unstoppable hard work of our friends at Sloan Cars, the car was properly advertised, properly prepared, and brought top-dollar at auction. From start to finish, the Velocity Channel's Chasing Classic Cars television program, along with host Wayne Carini, documented the car's sale weekend. The program will be shown on Velocity this Monday evening at 9PM Eastern. If you've ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look…
  • Rauh-Welt Porsche Racer Crushed After Fall From Crane Truck At Twin-Ring Motegi

    Bradley Brownell
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    UPDATE: 7/29/2014 Additional photos of the damage were posted to the Rauh-Welt Begriff facebook page, along with a short statement. RWB post said: It was dropped when I take down with a circuit crane. It is responsibility of the circuit.  The Idlers 12 Hour race at the Twin Ring Motegi in Japan is quite an interesting event, being that it is an endurance race held largely for amateurs from all over the world in a variety of cars. It has always been, and remains, a favorite of Mr. RWB, Nakai San himself, and as such, he organizes several of the cars he builds to run the event every year. A…
 
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    Hemmings

  • Muscle village, 1980

    Daniel Strohl
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    We’ve seen these photos floating around the Internet for a while and have traced them back to Blog dos Carros Antigos, which didn’t note the ultimate source of the photos or where they were taken, only that they were taken in 1980. We figure somewhere out West, given the ARCO gas station across the street from the dealership. It’s a fascinating look at the lost years of American muscle cars, in the years after their heyday but before the first muscle car collector craze of the 1980s. What do you see here? And does anybody know where this dealership was?
  • Hemmings Find of the Day – 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

    Daniel Strohl
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Mad props to the current owner of this 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner for sale on Hemmings.com. Not only has he kept it looking good and kept it roadworthy, he’s done so in New York City, a little ol’ burgh that requires serious dedication to keep any car, let alone a classic, let alone a classic as unique and complicated as Ben Smith’s retractable hardtop. Some would probably tear this car down and give it a full restoration if given the chance, but it’s also fully enjoyable as it sits. From the seller’s description: Nothing to spend. Close to the best driving…
  • Futurist and father of streamlining Norman Bel Geddes feted in new exhibit

    Daniel Strohl
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Norman Bel Geddes’s teardrop car model. Photo by A. Van Dyke. Norman Bel Geddes didn’t design a single vehicle that entered production. He didn’t hold down any job with an automaker for more than a few years, and in fact, he much preferred designing theater sets over designing anything else, cars included. Yet he proved immeasurably influential to automotive and transportation design, warranting a new exhibit that traces his career and legacy. Photo courtesy Florida Memory. Much like a couple of his contemporaries, Buckminster Fuller and Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Bel Geddes…
  • Colt-family owned 1911 Mercedes sells for $495,000 at Motor City auction

    Kurt Ernst
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    1911 Mercedes 38/70HP Seven-Passenger Touring, Motor City’s top seller. All photos by Darin Schnabel, Courtesy RM Auctions. Like his uncle of the same name, Samuel P. Colt made a fortune in business, though his success came primarily from banking, not the manufacturing of firearms. As was the rage in his day, Colt ordered a custom-built motorcar for a grand tour of Europe; settling on a Mercedes with a body by Parisian coachbuilder Vanvooren, Colt and his family took delivery in June of 1912 and retained possession of the car until 1937. Last weekend, his 1911 Mercedes 38/70HP…
  • Flxible, a wire, and the dream of a driverless future

    Daniel Strohl
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photo from the Mohican Historical Society. By the early 1960s, we’d pretty much collectively abandoned the idea of autopilot for passenger cars. The fantastic vision of the future just a half-decade prior – along with giant tailfins and jet-inspired styling – the notion of handing control of our cars over to a central authority via guide wires embedded in our growing interstate highway system soured. We wanted big cars with which we could go anywhere at any time. We didn’t want to wait for the future to come to us; we would drive right up to it. But that didn’t…
 
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    National Motorists Association Blog

  • TheNewspaper.com Roundup: July 30, 2014

    NMA
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Each Wednesday, we’ll publish quick summaries of the articles from the last week on TheNewspaper.com. We’re doing this because these articles are often strongly connected to the issues that National Motorists Association members are interested in. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 US Senate Rejects Diminished Federal Transportation Role The US Senate on Tuesday voted 79 to 18 to pass a modified version of the stop-gap measure providing funding for federal transportation projects that cleared the House earlier this month. The upper chamber rejected a plan offered by Senator Mike Lee…
  • NMA Speed Trap Spotlight: Michigan

    NMA
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Michigan boasts one of the most notorious speed trap hot spots in the country: the area immediately surrounding the Detroit Municipal Wayne County Airport. In fact, three of the top five speed traps in the state, all in the city of Romulus, ring the airport. Also note that the city’s ex-police chief, Michael St. Andre, recently pleaded guilty to charges of embezzlement, misconduct in office and conducting a criminal enterprise. One wonders if the predatory traffic enforcement will subside. This information comes from the NMA’s National Speed Trap Exchange (http://www.speedtrap.org/), a…
  • Inflation and Oil Changes

    NMA
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist They tell us inflation — the benign-sounding word used to euphemize the deliberate devaluation of our money by simply creating new money (pieces of paper) out of thin air and flooding the economy with it — is “only” running about 2 percent of so annually. If so, why has the cost of a quart of oil gone up by, oh several hundred percent? I’ve done a lot of oil changes over the years. A quart of high-quality non-synthetic oil cost less than $2 a quart when I was in college in the ’80s. That same quart of oil today costs…
  • 2014 Toyota RAV4 Review

    NMA
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Toyota’s got these TV commercials featuring the Muppets, who assert the vehicles aren’t boring. But is boring bad? What if boring works? I’ve owned (and driven) a lot of vehicles that didn’t work — which can be exciting, in good ways and bad — depending on when and how they stop working. Toyotas hardly ever stop working. They are relentlessly reliable (ask anyone), pleasant to drive, unobjectionable to look at and rarely surprise you with things you didn’t expect. In other words — boring. That works for a lot…
  • Devaluing Probable Cause

    NMA
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    This weekly post features recent news stories that highlight and update themes previously covered throughout NMA E-Newsletters and Alerts. Editor’s Note: In June 2010, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that an officer standing roadside could visually estimate the speed of a moving vehicle with enough accuracy that said observation could be used as evidence to convict the driver of speeding. The reaction by the NMA—articulated by our national email alert (shown in its entirety below)—and other civil rights groups was swift and pointed. Within weeks, Ohio legislators drafted a bill to prohibit…
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  • 2015 Lexus LX

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Uncompromising off-roading capabilities and excellent interior comfort are two things that the 2015 Lexus LX 570 delivers in spades–just don't expect much in terms of fuel economy. It's a traditional SUV, intended more for the trail than the parking lots it normally sees, and it goes mostly unchanged this model year. The only...
  • IIHS Small Car Crash Test Results: MINI Earns The Only 'Good'; Fiat, Nissan, Mazda Graded 'Poor'

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released results from another round of crash tests. If the test cars were kids and the IIHS' grades were coming from an elementary school teacher, some would be grounded for a week. One would be shipped off to reform school. The test subject were all small cars -- specifically, 2014 models of the...
  • NHTSA Studies Dodge Charger, Cadillac ATS-V, Ford F-150 Prices: What’s New @ The Car Connection

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    From The Car Connection: 2015 Toyota Sequoia Review The 2015 Toyota Sequoia has room for the entire family and can tow a boat with ease, but its a challenge to maneuver for daily driving, and it's thirsty, too. NHTSA Investigates 2008 Chevrolet Impala, 2011-2012 Dodge Charger, 2006-2008 Hyundai Sonata The National Highway Traffic Safety...
  • 2011-15 Hyundai Sonata Recalled For Faulty Shift Cable, Brakes

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    Hyundai has issued two separate recalls for late-model Sonatas to repair faulty shift cables and crack-prone brake calipers. According to Detroit News, nearly 889,000 vehicles in the U.S. are affected. ALSO SEE: Death List 2015: The Cars That Won't Be Back Next Year Recall #1: 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata Units affected: 883,000 By far the largest of...
  • 2015 Lexus CT 200h

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    The 2015 Lexus CT 200h remains the most affordable way to get into a new Lexus today. It's offered exclusively as a hatchback–and only as a hybrid–making it the only luxury hybrid hatchback on the market. This year, the CT gains Siri Eyes-Free Mode and an updated Lexus Enform infotainment system. The powertrain of the CT...
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  • 2016 Chevy Volt to make auto show debut this season

    Sebastian Blanco
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Chevrolet, AutoblogGreen Exclusive Ever since we saw that spy shots of the 2016 Chevy Volt, we've been hungering for more information on the next-gen version of GM's green halo car. It appears we might not have long to wait, at least for an official tease. An inside source that wishes to remain anonymous told AutoblogGreen that GM will make two announcements regarding the second-gen Volt at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI next week. The first, and most intriguing, is that that we will get our first glimpse of the new Volt at some…
  • Kia teases next Sorento [w/video]

    Chris Bruce
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Filed under: Videos, Crossover, Kia We recently spotted it testing, and now Kia digitally dropped all of the cladding and obfuscation from its next-generation Sorento crossover to tease its true face. For the new model, it certainly looks as if the company's designers will evolve the current CUV's shape to be a bit more curvaceous than before. According to Kia, the new design has a lower roofline and higher beltline than the current model, and the side windows certainly look a lot narrower than they are now. These renderings also hint at the next Sorento's more rectangular, vertical front end…
  • Kawasaki recounts the highs and lows of the 2014 Isle of Man TT

    Jeremy Korzeniewski
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Motorcycle, Racing There's no event in the world of motorsports quite like the annual Isle of Man TT. The course is long and treacherous, the scenery breathtaking, the motorcycles fast and the riders like gods on celestial chariots of two wheels. It's an amazing experience, and one that Kawasaki has decided to focus its efforts on, capturing the highs and lows of its time on the Isle in video form. If there's any one motorcycle manufacturer that has had a foothold on the TT, it's Honda, representing most of the top riders of the last few decades, but more…
  • 2014 Nissan Frontier Diesel Mule [w/poll]

    Ben Wojdyla
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    Filed under: Truck, Nissan, Diesel, Off-Road, Quick Spins Last August, Nissan shook the truck world when it officially announced plans to source a diesel option from Cummins for its long-overdue Titan replacement, its full-size pickup that's slated to drop this January at the Detroit Auto Show. The 5.0-liter V8 turbodiesel is expected to make somewhere around 300 horsepower and north of 500 pound-feet of torque. This combination of an all-new truck with this new powerplant promises to dramatically change the competitive landscape, splitting the difference between the heavy-duty goliaths from…
  • Parents of terminally ill child sue after son dies following make-a-wish-style ride

    Brandon Turkus
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Government/Legal, Porsche Some stories are so sad and depressing, they make you want to go back to bed and pull the covers over your head. This is one such story. 14-year-old Raphael Wittman was suffering from an unspecified form of terminal cancer when he was invited by the children's cancer charity Kinder Krebs Hilfe to a charity drive organized by Porsche Forum Austria. During the drive, the Porsche Boxster Wittman was riding in was involved in a head-on collision. Both of his legs were broken and he bit off his tongue in the wreck. He died seven…
 
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  • Range Rover Sport SVR Claims Top Lap Time At The Nurburgring: Video

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations arm says it has run the fastest-ever lap of the Nurburgring in an SUV, secured in the coming Range Rover Sport SVR. In fact, with a Nurburgring Nordschleife lap time of eight minutes and 14 seconds, the SVR is in very good company even outside of the SUV market. The powerful SUV’s record run makes it faster around the Nordschleife than BMW’s 1 Series M Coupe (8:15 lap in 2011), and the Lexus IS F (8:18 in 2007), among others. As... Read more The Motor Report is Australia's fastest growing auto website. Click through to read the full…
  • Decades-old Electric Vehicle Speed Record Broken By University Of NSW

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    A team of students from the University of New South Wales has rewritten the record for the fastest electric vehicle over 500 kilometres. The EV averaged more than 100km/h over the 500km distance on a single battery charge, convincingly beating the old mark of 73km/h set 26 years ago. How far above 100km/h? The team isn’t saying just yet, as the record needs to be verified by the world’s governing body for motorsport - the FIA – before it can be made official. The recor... Read more The Motor Report is Australia's fastest growing auto website. Click through to read the full…
  • 2014 Honda Jazz Review: VTi, VTi-S, VTi-L

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    July 30, 2014 What’s Hot: Sharp new design (inside and out), versatile 'magic seat' interior. What’s Not: No fully-integrated sat-nav, front seat travel lacking. X-FACTOR: Fresh and breezy, with more than a dash of youthful appeal, Honda’s Jazz is now even better. Vehicle Style: 5-door light hatchback Price: $14,990 ($16,990 drive-away for VTi manual) to $22,490 (VTi-L) Engine/trans: 88kW/145Nm 1.5 petrol 4cyl | 5sp man or CVT auto Fuel Economy c... Read more The Motor Report is Australia's fastest growing auto website. Click through to read the full…
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport: Seven Seats Confirmed As Standard Kit

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Land Rover has rolled out a lightly camouflaged prototype of its coming Discovery Sport SUV, offering an ‘X-Ray’ look at its interior. As the small new sibling to the regular Discovery, the Sport model will debut in September as a replacement for the ageing Freelander. This week’s new teaser confirms that the Discovery Sport will offer seating for seven in its standard form, giving it a leg up over the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLK. “As you would expect from... Read more The Motor Report is Australia's fastest growing auto website. Click through to read the full…
  • Jaguar XE: Revealing New Photo Surfaces With New Tech And Fuel Details

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    UPDATE: Jaguar has revealed new details for its coming XE sedan. Article originally published July 15. Jaguar’s all-new XE midsized sedan will debut on September 8, giving fans a first complete look at the company’s first new sedan in five years. That will likely mean an early September 9 unveiling in Australian time zones, ahead of a local launch that should occur sometime in 2015. The company has also added coal to the teaser train’s fire today, revealing new deta... Read more The Motor Report is Australia's fastest growing auto website. Click through to read the full…
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    Sub5zero

  • iND Distribution Ear to Ear BMW M3 Convertible is All Kinds of Fine [w/ Video]

    Tom Anderson
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:44 am
    Sub5zero - Celebrating the Fast Life When BMW introduced the convertible version of the most recent M3 – known by the internal designation E93 – for the 2008 model year, many purists were aghast. Sure, it had most of the E92 coupe’s marvelous suspension bits, as well as its howling 4.0L V8, but it also had a folding hardtop (and all the associated sensors, servos and other bits that went along with it) that added a chest-clutch-worthy 441 lbs. to the coupe’s roughly 3,500 lbs. curb weight. Surely this open cockpit boulevardier – an abomination before all M GmbH products that…
  • 2016 Ford Mustang GT350 Rendering Puts on an Intimidating Face

    Tom Anderson
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Sub5zero - Celebrating the Fast Life The new Ford Mustang builds on the successful formula established by the current car by adding a new engine (an optional EcoBoost turbocharged 2.3L inline-four) and independent rear suspension on all models. However, there is one notable subtraction from the present generation: The Shelby GT500 and all the rubber-atomizing hijinks to which its supercharged 5.8L V8 inevitably lead. Instead, early adopters who want enough horsepower to get them into trouble will have to make do with the GT and the lightly-updated 5.0L “Coyote” V8. However, Mustang freaks…
  • VIDEO: Ride the Mountains with Romanian Drifting Babe Ramona Rusu

    Tom Anderson
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    Sub5zero - Celebrating the Fast Life Click here to view the embedded video. As with any other form of motorsports, drifting doesn’t have a whole bunch of female competitors. However, as we’ve seen previously, they are out there; you just have to know where to look. And right now, we’re looking longingly in the direction of Romania, the central European land that’s home to the Transfagarasan Highway and a lovely young lady by the name of Ramona Rusu. These two national treasures (along with another star of the Romanian drifting scene, Gabi Imre, and their respective E30 BMW 3 Series)…
  • 2015 Polaris Slingshot Proves Trike Makes Right [w/ Videos]

    Tom Anderson
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Sub5zero - Celebrating the Fast Life It didn’t take very long for a carriage-style four-wheeled layout to become part of automotive design orthodoxy. Yes, Morgan, Reliant and a few others have dabbled in the world of three-wheeled cars in the last century-plus, but such vehicles have never really enjoyed mainstream status, and likely won’t anytime soon. That doesn’t matter to Polaris, because it knows that its new big-kid trike – the Slingshot – isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. Rather than create a machine that follows the same pattern established by rival Bombardier’s Can-Am…
  • Expression Motorsport Mercedes-Benz SLK Widebody R is a Fat-Flanked Phenom

    Tom Anderson
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:59 am
    Sub5zero - Celebrating the Fast Life The current Mercedes-Benz SLK might not be widely considered the most driver-centric small German roadster made today (Crazier-than-Sriracha-infused-lederhosen SLK55 AMG notwithstanding.), but it’s just as well suited to relaxed, top-down sunny day sojourns as any Z4, TT or Boxster. Additionally, we happen to think it looks quite handsome. But what if you have the latest evolution of Mercedes-Benz’s tidy two-seater, yet you want it to look substantially more butch? Well, you would want to put a call into a Belgian company by the name of Expression…
 
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    Formula1.com - Latest News

  • Exclusive Vijay Mallya Q&A: Force India can catch Williams

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    Force India have continued their tradition of punching above their weight this season, and head into the summer break lying fifth in the constructors' table on 98 points - 39 up on this time last year. Although the team failed to score through either Nico Hulkenberg or Sergio Perez for the first time in 2014 in Hungary, team boss Vijay Mallya is confident his Mercedes-powered squad can continue to take the fight to the Formula One frontrunners
  • Hungary analysis - Ricciardo, Alonso, Hamilton share the plaudits

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    Daniel Ricciardo's inspired drive to victory stole the headlines in Hungary, but the two men he beat - Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton - also shone in a sensational finish to a breathtaking Grand Prix. For Alonso, an astounding final stint brought him within three laps of what would have been a first triumph of 2014 - while Hamilton came agonisingly close to an unprecedented charge from pit lane to victory
  • Nico Rosberg Q&A: Sometimes the odds are against you

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    Mercedes' Nico Rosberg held a commanding lead in Sunday's race at the Hungaroring until Marcus Ericsson crashed his Caterham and brought out the safety car. At that point, the German's race turned on its head. Afterwards, the world championship leader spoke to reporters about his eventful day
  • Exclusive Christian Horner Q&A: Daniel drove fantastically

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Only twice have Mercedes been defeated in 2014, and on both occasions it was by Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo. After watching the Australian charge to victory in Budapest, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner discussed Ricciardo's achievement, the team's season so far, and his hopes for the rest of year
  • Hamilton 'shocked' by request to let Rosberg through

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    Lewis Hamilton said he was "very shocked" that Mercedes asked him to move aside and let team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg through at the Hungaroring. The Briton had moved ahead of Rosberg, who started from pole, after the second round of pit stops, but the two drivers were on differing strategies
 
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    KickingTires

  • 2015 Toyota Prius Gains Special Edition

    Joe Bruzek
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    Toyota is adding a little extra spark to its hybrid Prius for 2015. The Persona Series Special Edition ties in a few unique interior and exterior components to the midlevel Prius Three trim, including 17-inch wheels with a dark metallic finish — 15-inchers are only available otherwise — plus the special edition adds a new Absolutely Red exterior color and the front occupants' footwells feature blue lighting. Related: 2014 Toyota Prius: Car Seat Check The Persona Series tacks on $1,235 to a Prius Three, so it starts at $27,810 with destination for the Absolutely Red exterior. Prius Three…
  • Not All Small Cars Shine in Latest IIHS Crash Tests

    Joe Bruzek
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    In its latest round of tests the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that diminutive cars still have issues with its challenging small overlap front crash test. This time out electric cars like the range-extender 2014 Chevrolet Volt and 2014 Nissan Leaf were tested for the first time with mixed results, while the Mini Countryman was the only small car in the group to earn a top grade in the test. Related: Tougher IIHS Crash Test Could Mean Fewer Top Safety Picks The Volt popped up on IIHS' scale of poor, marginal, acceptable and good with a score of acceptable, good enough for the…
  • 2015 Lexus NX Review

    Matt Schmitz
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    "As compact luxury SUVs go, the 2015 Lexus NX combines enough driving fun and occupant comfort to deserve a look, but anyone with serious cargo needs should look elsewhere, or stick to the brand's popular RX," said Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays. Check out Mays' review for more. 2015 Lexus NX Expert Review Cars.com photo by Kelsey Mays
  • Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Chevrolet Caprice, 2014 Chevrolet SS

    Matt Schmitz
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    Vehicles Affected: Nearly 5,000 model-year 2013-14 Chevrolet Caprice police vehicles manufactured between June 7, 2013, and May 29, 2014, and model-year 2014 SS sedans manufactured between Sept. 13, 2013, and March 4, 2014 The Problem: The windshield wiper motor gear teeth may strip, causing the windshield wipers to not work. This would prevent the clearing of rain or snow and reduce the driver's visibility, which increases the risk of a crash. The Fix: GM will begin notifying owners in early August, and dealers will inspect the wiper module assembly and replace any affected ones for free.
  • Recall Alert: 2011-14 Hyundai Sonata

    Matt Schmitz
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    Vehicles Affected: More than 880,000 model-year 2011-14 Hyundai Sonata sedans manufactured between Dec. 11, 2009, and May 29, 2014 The Problem: The transmission shift cable may detach from the shift lever pin; if this happens, the transmission gear selection may not match the indicated gear, and the vehicle may move in an unintended or unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a crash. In addition, when the driver parks the vehicle, despite selecting the Park position, the transmission may not be in Park; if the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle could roll away, endangering…
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    Speedhunters

  • Don’t Hate On V8s

    Dino Dalle Carbonare
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Don't Hate On V8sEight Is Better Than Four, Or Is It? I’m going to be blunt about this. I don’t get the resentment that some of our V8-swap posts usually get. Seeing that I predominantly cover the Japanese scene, this is a solution that isn’t quite so popular in this part of the world yet. The Japanese have been modifying and fine tuning their small displacement turbocharged engines ever since they came to be, so dropping a big capacity V8 into any car is still pretty unusual. But not bad – not at all. In fact, it’s seen as something pretty cool, and why the hell shouldn’t it be?
  • Big-Boost Chevy V8 Meets Mitsubishi Evo

    Peter Kelly
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Big-Boost Chevy V8 Meets Mitsubishi EvoMysterious Ways Coming from New Zealand, the sight of an early Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution isn’t all that uncommon for me; we have always had a love for the rally-bred, all-wheel drive 2.0-litre turbo machine, and a good proportion of the world’s early Evo supply can be found in our little part of the world. I was part of the Speedhunters team that hit Gatebil Rudskogen recently – it was my first time there and it’s fair to say that the entire tuning landscape was a complete change for me as most of the Japanese machinery I’m more accustomed…
  • The V8 Swap Theme Continues: Readers’ Rides

    TarynCroucher
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    The V8 Swap Theme Continues: Readers' RidesV8 Swaps Around The World, Unite! Last month we decided that it had been too long since we had published a story solely dedicated to your personal rides, so we took action and put out the announcement for a special Readers’ Rides feature as part of our V8 Swaps theme which started earlier today with an awesome Chevy small block powered 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280S. The response we received was massive, but it was your passion and enthusiasm for sharing your beloved projects with us that we found truly overwhelming. We discovered some fantastic builds…
  • Old Benz, New Tricks: Slammed With a Small Block

    Keith Charvonia
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Old Benz, New Tricks: Slammed With a Small BlockWhere Enthusiasm Is Born Do you remember when you became an automotive enthusiast? I’m not talking about a realization that you ‘liked’ cars, because almost anyone can claim that. I mean the moment when you knew that modified automobiles were going to be a life-long passion, and there was no turning back. Were you born with petrol in your veins, or was it something you grew into? Did you see a special car that inspired you? Was it the rumble of a certain engine? For Mike Merkt it all started when he was a young kid riding around in his…
  • #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: A Camaro Built To Corner

    TarynCroucher
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: A Camaro Built To CornerWith our much anticipated V8 Swap theme just around the corner, we thought this would be a great time to roll out our next #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER first-person perspective film project submission. Our second video comes from Texan petrolhead and long-time V8 enthusiast Jeff Stroh, who filmed himself behind the wheel of his 1979 Chevrolet Camaro in a recent SCCA autocross competition. You can check out more about Jeff’s Camaro build on his personal blog listed below, but first, make sure to turn your speakers up on full and enjoy the wondrous sound…
 
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    SpeedLux - Luxury Car News, Prices, Spy Shots & Videos

  • Jaguar XE Saloon – Most Wanted Cars 2014

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Jaguar XE Saloon is the heartthrob car in the automobile industry in the recent years. The craze of this car is traced even wider in 2014 because of its …
  • The New Ford Capri

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    The jaw dropping car of the year 1969 was none other than the Ford Capri. This particular car has stole the hearts of people with its simple and elegant looks …
  • Audi RS6 – one of the Most Wanted Cars 2014

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    People love to own luxury cars. The most important aspect when it comes to buying luxury cars is the look and finish of the entire feature of the car. The …
  • Long-term test review: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    As per the review made by the fans of Auto Express the well known Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV seem to be a perfect companion for long trips. If this model-lover needs …
  • Audi A7 Review

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Audi car company has gained a good name among people and they like to revised their model with additional facilities and launch the Audi A7 sports back car in 2010. …
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    Cartype : Articles

  • Jeep recalls the 2006-07 Commander & the 2005-07 Grand Cherokee

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Chrysler Group is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, to July 5, 2007, and 2006-2007 Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured January 31, 2005, to July 5, 2007.
  • Subaru WRX S4 Sedan : 2015

    26 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Subaru automobiles has announced that their all-new sports sedan, to be introduced in Japan on August 25, has been named "WRX S4".
  • Aston Martin Lagonda : 2015

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    Aston Martin has confirmed a bespoke Lagonda offered for sale by invitation only and exclusively in the Middle East.
  • Porsche Cayenne : 2015

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    A sharper design, boosted efficiency and an extensive set of standard options are characteristics of the new 2015 Porsche Cayenne.
  • Porsche 911 "991" lineup at a glance

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am
    The World Premiere of the seventh generation of the new Porsche 911 (known as the 991) happened at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is 3.9 inch longer and about 100 lbs lighter than the previous 997 generation.
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    Ridestory - An Automotive Blog with news and information for car enthusiasts.

  • At the Maxxis British Drift Championship: Round 4 on Teeside

    Andrew Mrozinski
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    There is no doubt about it, fans of motor sport are often spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting their preferred classification. From Formula One racing to rally driving, there are a fascinating range of disciplines that feature various vehicles without ever compromising on adrenalin pumping excitement. The sheer level of this diversity can cause some racing classifications to become easily overlooked, however, as they lack the exposure or financial backing or more popular alternatives. Take drifting, for example, which relies on a driving technique where a motorist intentionally…
  • The Great Trolley Jack Challenge: When Machinery Meets its Match

    Andrew Mrozinski
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    The age of the Internet has triggered changes across multiple industries, as even traditionally blue collar sectors have benefitted from innovation and technological advancement. The auto repair and car maintenance industry provides a relevant case in point, as the development of online intermediaries has enabled local mechanics to list themselves on comparison sites and establish a permanent online presence for a minimal fee. This is similar to the evolution of the online takeaway business, which no uses central hubs just as Just Eat to coordinate orders across a network of independent…
  • How do Halo Cars become DTM Cars?

    Andrew Mrozinski
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters is one of Europe’s fastest and most exciting racing series, with Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz currently battling it out for the title of Constructor Champion. Audi’s RS5 was the Champion’s Car last year, with BMW and its M3 taking the manufacturer’s award. This year sees Audi enter its RS5 again, while BMW will use an M4, and Mercedes an AMG C-Coupe. The question is, how do they turn their high-performance road going halo cars into even more track-focused monsters? Compare all Cars | FindTheBest The simple truth is that they don’t. While the names of…
  • Video: CROOK

    Andrew Mrozinski
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    “Crook”, directed by Ozan Biron, is a proof-of-concept for a crime film that Ozan is developing. We featured his BMW M4 video earlier this week which showcased the performance of the BMW M4 on a unique tarmac, the deck of an aircraft carrier. “Crook” is about an elite-level car thief who only steals cars from other thieves, for the right price. Ozan Biron is a Canadian based director working out of The Embassy studios in Vancouver. Specializing in short films as well as commercials, Ozan has worked extensively in the field of visually driven filmmaking. Ozan’s commercial clients…
  • Video: BMW M4 and the Ultimate Race Track

    Andrew Mrozinski
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    With rave reviews by the motoring press behind it, the all-new BMW M4 has accepted its role as the latest M-series coupe for enthusiasts to drool over. Packing either a six-speed manual, complete with a downshift throttle blip, or a seven-speed dual clutch, the power plant under the hood doesn’t disappoint. In a way, BMW has harkened back to its roots, reintroducing the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe to the engine that landed BMW on the performance car map, the inline six. Now, it’s a 431HP twin-turbo, a slight increase over the V8 it replaces, spinning up to a maximum 7,600 RPM. But torque is…
 
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    The German Car Blog

  • Daimler Said to Have Competitively-Priced Fuel-Cell Vehicle ready by 2017

    The German Car Blog
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:19 am
    Source: Carscoops Related posts: Audi A3 E-Tron Ready for UK Market – Gets Priced and Detailed New BMW i8 Priced from $135,700 – What Else Would You Look At? VW XL1 Said to Be Priced at €110,000 / $145,0000 in Germany! New Porsche Macan SUV Priced From $50,895 in the USA
  • Audi A3 E-Tron Ready for UK Market – Gets Priced and Detailed

    The German Car Blog
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Source: Carscoops Related posts: Daimler Said to Have Competitively-Priced Fuel-Cell Vehicle ready by 2017 2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8 TSI gets detailed & priced New BMW i8 Priced from $135,700 – What Else Would You Look At? VW XL1 Said to Be Priced at €110,000 / $145,0000 in Germany! New Porsche Macan SUV Priced From $50,895 in the USA
  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Hits 246 MPH On Public Road: Video

    The German Car Blog
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Source: MotorAuthority Related posts: Bugatti Holding Back New Model Until Veyron Grand Sport, Vitesse Sell Out On-board video with Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse WRC Edition 1200hp Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse battles 1099hp Koenigsegg Agera R [video] Meet The Bugatti Veyron Of The Dubai Police Fleet: Video McLaren P1 Vs. Bugatti Veyron Drag Race In The Wild: Video
  • U Spy a Trio of New Audi Q7s Testing in Croatia

    The German Car Blog
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
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  • Possible 2016 Audi SQ7 spied, will boast electric turbo system [video]

    The German Car Blog
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Source: Worldcarfans: Audi Related posts: 2016 BMW 7-series spied in Germany [video] 2016 BMW 5-Series spied again Possible Porsche Macan Turbo S spied testing at the Nurburgring [video] 2016 BMW M2 spied on the Nurburgring 2016 Bentley SUV spied in southern Europe
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  • Refreshed 2015 Toyota Yaris Debuts

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    A bold new look with a distinct European flavor.  A new, quieter interior crafted from improved materials. And a new attitude. The redesigned 2015 Toyota Yaris checks all of the boxes for small-car shoppers. And then it adds and checks two more boxes for fun and value. In 3-door or 5-door liftback models, the 2015 Yaris makes every day driving less every day. The 2015 Yaris, like the previous-generations, comes in 3-door and 5-door liftback configurations, but the style is all-new. The new Yaris combines an energetic shape with a more comfortable cabin. The 2015 Yaris…
  • Tips for Reducing the Cost of Keeping Heavy Goods Vehicles on the Road

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Keeping a heavy goods vehicle or lorry on the road can be costly. There is the cost of insurance for the vehicle and driver, as well as fuel and any maintenance that is required. Fortunately there are a few ways in which you can keep costs down, and this includes a way to help your company reduce fuel consumption.   It is essential that any business looks for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, as this is where a lot of the major damage is being done to the environment.   This is particularly true of businesses vehicles that cover tens of thousands of miles per year, due to the…
  • Your Road to Recovery After a Car Accident Injury

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Recovering from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident takes time. Your recovery will not only be physical; motor vehicle accidents can take a toll on your mental and emotional wellbeing as well, and it’s important to remember that the road to recovery after a car accident is a process - a marathon rather than a sprint. It’s difficult to be patient when you want, and often need, to return to your old routines quickly but it’s best to follow the advice from your medical team and take it as slowly as you need to. It may help to investigate whether or not you are…
  • Nissan Sentra Lyft Sing-Along

    13 Jul 2014 | 4:08 pm
    In Nissan's most recent TV spot for the Sentra, our hero - YouTube performer - TJ Smith - brought an entire city together in an epic sing-along to "Mony Mony" through the car's NissanConnect Technology and Bose Premium Audio system. In a new video, Nissan enlisted TJ as a Lyft driver for a day, picking up unsuspecting passengers and "song-bombing" them mid-ride, transforming their everyday trip into a joyful voyage!   This is Nissan's first collaboration with a YouTube performer and influencer, and people love it. In the future, Nissan said they are interested in collaborating with other…
  • Road Test: 2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco

    1 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    If you haven't heard, fuel economy is important to many these days. Every automaker is running to build the next most fuel efficient vehicle in the segment, leading to some pretty interesting designs which focus on aerodynamics and technology that help make the most of every drop of fuel. The Toyota Corolla is a car that has always been frugal with fuel, but as of late, was surpassed by most in its class with the use of smaller, turbocharged and direct-injected engines, along with aero enhancements.   For 2014, Toyota stepped up their game and redesigned the Corolla from the ground up…
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  • First BMW i8 spotted in New York

    Cristian Gnaticov
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    The first unit of the BMW i8 has been recently spotted out while cruising the streets of New York. BMW has officially announced the starting price of the impressive i8 across the United States but the model in question is still waiting for the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, in August, in order to hit [...] > Read complete article inside...
  • [VIDEO] See the BMW M4 Coupe’s brutal acceleration

    Cristian Gnaticov
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:58 am
    A new video uploaded onto the web is showing the brutal acceleration of the impressive BMW M4 Coupe, the F82. I’m sure you all know the performance figures of the new BMW M4 Coupe but did you ever wonder how the model accelerating from 0 to its top speed would look like in the real [...] > Read complete article inside...
  • Nissan Pulsar Nismo wants the FWD Ring crown

    Cristian Gnaticov
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:53 am
    The newest member of the Nismo family, the Nissan Pulsar, wants to become the fastest ever production front-wheel drive car on the Nurburgring. The future Nissan Pulsar Nismo is getting ready to hit the production line but the company’s executives have some big plans for it which will include stealing the crown from the Renault [...] > Read complete article inside...
  • [VIDEO] BMW M235i Coupe goes drifting in Cape Town

    Cristian Gnaticov
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    The German based automaker BMW has released a new video with the impressive M235i Coupe which is shown in synchronized drifting, in South Africa. Some CGI (computer generated images) and a handful of skilled drivers, along with a close road and let’s not forget a hot ride, like this BMW M235i Coupe, is what you [...] > Read complete article inside...
  • Jaguar XE-S – first official image released

    Cristian Gnaticov
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:08 am
    Jaguar has released the first official image with the new XE-S which is showing the front fascia of the model in question. The development of the Jaguar XE is taking another step forward with the partial reveal of the XE-S in the image posted above. We can notice the “S” badge on the front grille [...] > Read complete article inside...
 
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    Import RPM

  • Land Rover Teases New Discovery Sport with Seating for Seven

    Import RPM
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Just ahead of its official debut, which is likely later this year, Land Rover decided to tease its newest compact SUV, the Discovery Sport. While teasers typically don’t give up too many important details, this one is an exception as it reveals an optional third row of rear seats. Despite its compact dimensions, the camouflaged vehicle shown at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood plant is able to provide the amount of seating typically reserved for midsize vehicles. Land Rover confirmed that the new Discovery Sport will be available with a 5+2 seating configuration. “As you would…
  • Fiat Teams Up With Vans to Create the Ultimate Surf Wagon

    Import RPM
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The Vans shoe brand is synonymous with surfing and Southern California beach culture. While Fiat doesn’t share the same image as the popular skate- and surf-wear brand, the two partnered for a distinctive concept that serves as the perfect vehicle for cruising around the beach. Unveiled over the weekend at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, just south of Los Angeles in Huntington Beach, Calif., the Fiat 500L-Vans concept was highly customized to resemble a Vans high-top shoe. Complete with the same iconic checkerboard-pattern that Sean Penn’s slacker character wore in the 1982 teen…
  • Bentley Returns to Endurance Racing at the 24 Hours of Spa

    Import RPM
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    This weekend, million-dollar vehicles will be racing a full 24 hours to win a legendary European race. This race isn’t Le Mans, but it’s equally grueling (albeit less renowned) 24 Hours of Spa. While it doesn’t have the allure of the 24-hour marathon race held in France, Spa offerings the same challenges for both man and machine. This year’s race is also unique in that it will mark Bentley’s first appearance in an endurance race since 2003. For this race, Bentley took its Continental and gave it a dramatic revision to create the Continental GT3 racer. Perhaps the biggest change…
  • 2015 Porsche Cayenne Brings Updated Styling and a New Plug-In Hybrid

    Import RPM
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The Cayenne has become a critical model in Porsche’s burgeoning portfolio of vehicles. While known primarily for its sports cars and racing vehicles, the German automaker’s commitment to SUVs, and even hybrids, has proven to be a successful strategy. On the heels of the launch of the compact Macan, Porsche has moved quickly to make some big updates to the larger Cayenne for the 2015 model year. This includes updated styling as well as the addition of a new S E-Hybrid plug-in model. Among the array of changes are a number of exterior tweaks that give the Cayenne a sportier look. New…
  • Jaguar Gives Bespoke F-Type Coupe to Tour de France Contenders

    Import RPM
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Team Sky is currently competing in one of the most grueling physical challenges in the world—the 2014 Tour de France. Eager to help the team succeed, Jaguar has built a bespoke F-Type Coupe specifically to help make the riders’ arduous journey across France just a little easier. Jaguar is clearly proud to be an Innovation Partner to Team Sky, building a one-off vehicle specifically for the team with no plans to place the vehicle into series production. It’s based on the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe—the most dynamically capable, performance-focused production car Jaguar has ever built—and…
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    Sports Car Digest

  • Eifel Rallye Festival 2014 – Report and Photos

    Julien Mahiels
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Eifel Rallye Festival 2014 was staged 24-26 July in the Eifel Mountains of Western Germany. A strong field of more than 160 rally machines from more than 30 manufacturers represented five decades of rallying history. The 3-day rally was held over eight special stages in and around the town of Daun, turning the volcanic Eifel region into the center of historic rally racing. The 2014 running of the Eifel Rallye Festival offered spectators the rare chance to see the cars that made the history of rallying: from the two-stroke Saab and Trabant up to the wild Group B supercars from Audi, Lancia…
  • Pur Sang Argentina – An Introduction

    Rick Carey
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Wind back the clock on your DeLorean to 1930 or so, eighty-plus years ago. Your [great] grandparents might still have been dancing the Charleston. It was the time of Machine Age design. Craftsmanship, dedication, style, design and ingenuity were its hallmarks. It persists today at Pur Sang in Paraná, Entre Rios, Argentina. And it is not only in the meticulously crafted automobiles that are mirror images of Bugattis and 8C Alfa Romeos from the Twenties and Thirties, but also in the way they do it: without fuss or fanfare, without conceit and with a profound excitement and enjoyment in their…
  • Maserati Parade at 2014 Silverstone Classic

    Sports Car Digest
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The 100th Anniversary of Maserati was honored at the 2014 Silverstone Classic, held 25-27 July at the Silverstone Circuit in England. As the Silverstone Classic’s official Celebration Marque, Maserati celebrated its centenary in style with hundreds of cars taking part at the Northamptonshire circuit. Racing legend Stirling Moss OBE led out the largest collection of Grand Prix cars ever assembled to mark the anniversary of the 50th Grand Prix held at Silverstone. In 1948 the first ever British GP was won by Luigi Villoresi driving a Maserati, so it was fitting that Moss lead out the parade…
  • RM Auctions Motor City 2014 – Auction Results

    Sports Car Digest
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    1911 Mercedes 38/70HP Seven-Passenger Touring sold for $495,000 RM Auctions staged its Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s sale on July 26, 2014 in Plymouth, Michigan, resulting in more than $7.4 million in total sales and a 77% sell-through rate. The single-day sale at the Inn at St. John’s lifted the gavel on an eclectic mix of 77 vehicles and one classic boat. RM Auctions celebrated 20 years of auctions in the Detroit area at its annual Motor City sale in Michigan. A featured attraction of the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s weekend, this…
  • Bonhams Mercedes-Benz 2014 – Auction Results

    Sports Car Digest
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    1934 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster sold for €3.1 million The debut Bonhams Mercedes-Benz auction was held 12th July 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, resulting in €11,855,925 in total sales. The sale included nearly 50 Mercedes-Benz cars, with models of the marque spanning over 100 years. Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Co-Chairman and auctioneer on the day, said, “Today’s sale demonstrated the fantastic diversity and engineering excellence available from the Mercedes-Benz classic motor car range. We’re delighted to have placed a marker in the…
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  • New Toyota Supra Comes Closer to Reality

    tgriffith
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    This is happening, people. Well, most likely. After years of speculation, rumors and the wildest dreams of car fans everywhere, the Toyota Supra has more rumors swirling that it’s coming back. We are living in a prime time for sports cars, as the stodgy, economically oppressed early 2000s begin to give way to the exciting 2015s. Almost halfway through this decade, we’ve seen more sports cars either resurrected or introduced than we’ve had for the last 15 years. The new Supra, though, will be nothing like its original namesake. The original Supra lasted from 1979 to 1998 in…
  • The “Barn Find” No One Can Buy

    tgriffith
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    You know you’ve dreamed about it. Like every true car guy or gal, you fantasize about driving through a city or cruising down a rural road, looking out the window and seeing a neglected classic car, forgotten, just waiting for you to take home. “Barn finds,” as they are known, are legendary. In my town there’s an infamous numbers-matching 1963 Corvette split window that’s been decaying under some pine trees on a run-down lot since 1975. The owner has received plenty of offers, but for some reason refuses to sell. Now, there’s another local vehicle getting…
  • Custom Cars: Does Big Money Equal Great Taste?

    tgriffith
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Sometimes you just don’t question a 12-year-old. “Hey Dad,” my son said, “have you heard about the 3-seat Ferrari?” Of course I told him he was wrong and that Ferrari has never built a 3-seater. A Ferrari with a bench seat wouldn’t make any sense—it would be like a pickup without a bed. Well, the little guy proved me wrong by directing me to an article describing a rare Ferrari 3-seater, which will be up for auction next month at the Pebble Beach Concours. The 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale has earned the nickname of “Tre Posti” for…
  • Going Topless for $20k

    zwaller
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Convertibles in the summer can seem a little cliched, but you have to figure there is a reason for that. Ignore the stereotypes of midlife crises and over-the-top luxury, convertibles are a great choice for anyone looking for a fun and stylish yet practical ride. Convertibles are truly great to drive in the summer, and you’ll feel great doing it. The last few years have produced some amazing convertibles. We visited this topic last year when we looked at Seven Stylish Summer Convertibles Under $10k. We found that there are still a lot of great choices at very affordable prices. And…
  • Good Cars at the Best Prices Ever

    tgriffith
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    2007 Saturn Sky Recall drama never ceases to fade. The last few years have given us plenty of topics for conversation, with every major automaker issuing newsworthy recalls. The biggest, and most severe, was General Motors’ recall of over 17 million cars for flaws with the ignition switch. That recall was turned into a marketing effort of sorts, with GM using the opportunity to introduce new cars to existing customers. Now there’s some news that cars affected by the recall are some of the best buys on the used market. Keep reading for some good cars you can pick up on the cheap,…
 
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    Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle

  • [VIDEO] Loud Supercharger on a C7 Stingray Corvette

    Keith Cornett
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    Via CorvetteVideos.TV Listen to the sound of this Stingray as it makes its way through a car meet-up and then onto the streets. Riding around in our friend Stangkilr’s C7 Corvette with a new F1 A Procharger kit, the pressure relief valve is LOUD AS HELL so we were driving around showing off a little, [...]
  • Hot Wheels and Star Wars Introduce New Series with a Life-Sized Darth Vader Corvette

    Keith Cornett
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:34 pm
    That tremor you felt in the force last week as millions of people suddenly cried out and then were silenced wasn’t the result of some interplanetary conflict. No, that collective gasp heard online was the unveiling of a new Hot Wheel’s Darth Vader show car at San Diego’s Comic-Con convention. The Darth Vader car is [...]
  • Police Recover Stolen 2003 Corvette Z06 after High Speed Pursuit Ends in Crash

    Mitch Talley
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Moses Lake police/courtesy photo The good news is police found a red 2003 Corvette that was stolen in Moses Lake, Washington last Thursday morning. The bad news is by that time, the alleged thief had crashed the car through a fence and into the back yard of a house in the 8800 block of Hillcrest [...]
  • Lingenfelter Announces Performance Packages for the 2014 Corvette Stingray

    Mitch Talley
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    If you’re not satisfied with the standard 460 horsepower of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, then you might want to talk to the folks at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. They’ve just released several packages that will dramatically boost the Stingray’s output, starting with a jump to 550 horsepower and climbing in increments of 50 all the way [...]
  • New Jersey Man Wins Saint Bernard’s Classic Corvette Giveaway

    Keith Cornett
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    Robert Drayton is a happy fellow these days. After receiving a phone call earlier this month telling him that his ticket was chosen in the 26th Annual Classic Corvette Giveaway from Saint Bernard Parish and School, Drayton made the 800+ mile trek from New Jersey to Rockport, Indiana to pick up his prize – a [...]
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  • Accessories For Your Motorhome You Never Knew You Needed

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:06 am
    There are lots of accessories out there for your motor home, but you’re probably thinking, ‘do I actually need them?’ Well here are five that you would never think you would need, but have the potential to completely change your motorhome. Generators Some people out there may not know that you can actually get generators for your motor home. There are plenty out there on the market, with plenty of reliable brands to choose from including: Briggs & Stratton, Huyndai and DuroStar to name three. Generators can be so very useful when you are not on a powered campsite, allowing you to…
  • Top ten car brands through market share valuation

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:33 am
    This is an interesting time in which to invest in the automotive industry. While the impacts of the global financial crisis continue to be felt, as indeed they do almost everywhere, demand for new cars is high and continues to grow. In addition, the industry as a whole prides itself on being at the cutting-edge of innovative technological developments, particularly within increasingly important areas such as environmentally friendly technology. So, with a bit of investment planning, an investment in this area could prove to be highly beneficial.   The brands In terms of production, the…
  • Things to Think About When Transporting Your Car Long Distances

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:38 am
    How many cars do you have in your household? There is the one you drive to work, and the one your spouse drives. Let’s not forget about the one you just bought for your kid who just graduated. At least she didn’t ask for a pony. I suppose we should count the one that you have been working on for most of your adult life. You know the one. Everyone else calls it an old junker, but you think of it as vintage. I mention these cars because you are about to move, and a long distance move at that. The family is all going in one car. You are not going to be able to handle this on your own. You…
  • Everything to Consider When Going on a Road Trip

    admin
    14 Jun 2014 | 12:39 am
    Summer is an ideal time to explore the country on a road trip. Visiting numerous locales and destinations can very quickly become expensive though; setting a travel budget and planning out the trip before leaving will help to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible and that even emergencies may be handled with ease. Planning a cross country road trip Begin planning the itinerary for the trip by considering the interests of everyone who is going. Some people may be interested in shopping or dining, while others may want to spend time doing more athletic activities such as hiking or…
  • New or used: which should you choose?

    admin
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:49 am
    The 1st April has been and gone, with thousands of motorists buying the new ’14’ plate. However, brand new vehicles are thought to depreciate by 20% as soon as they’re driven off the forecourt. This is one of many reasons why in the UK used cars sales outnumber new car sales by around three to one every year. If you’re looking to buy change your car, should you buy new or used? New cars First things first, when buying new, you can build the car to your personal specification. Black alloy wheels, two-tone leather interior, multimedia centre, you got it. This makes your new purchase…
 
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    Indian Autos blog

  • Brazil – 2015 Fiat Uno Sporting (facelift) spied up close

    Nithyanandh K
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    The 2015 Fiat Uno is inching closer to its launch and the hatchback has been spotted undisguised once again. The top-end Uno Sporting variant has been snagged by Autossegredos.com.br’s reader Mr. Rodrigo Tavares de Lima. While the 2015 Fiat Uno Adventure which was spotted earlier gets an additional slit above the secondary air dam, regular variants of the Uno make do without that. The conventional grille is absent but the updated hatchback sports a black element instead to provide a visual illusion of a grille. The 2015 Fiat Uno gets refreshed front and rear fascias along with a…
  • Report – New Yamaha 04X (codename) 125 cc scooter to be launched in India next year

    Nithyanandh K
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    Autocar Professional reports that Yamaha is working on a new 125 cc automatic scooter codenamed Yamaha 04X for the Indian market. The new scooter would be made alongside the Alpha at the company’s upcoming scooter manufacturing facility near Chennai, starting from April 2015. [Head to Youtube if you can't watch the video.] The 04X will be the Japanese two-wheeler maker’s first 125 cc scooter in India. Relatively new to the Indian scooter segment, Yamaha has three offerings – Ray, Ray Z and Alpha – all employing the same 113 cc engine. Yamaha has recently announced a…
  • Spied – 2014 Mahindra Scorpio facelift’s new interior fully revealed

    Anjan Ravi
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    Seen here is the interior of the 2014 Mahindra Scorpio facelift which has been on test for over a year now. Mahindra has redone the entire dashboard which looks more at home for a INR 10 lakh rupee car. The 2014 Mahindra Scorpio facelift gets an all-new interior. The steering wheel which is borrowed from the more expensive XUV500 gets integrated controls for the music system and cruise control presumably. In front of the wheel is a brand new instrument cluster with new dials and a new multifunction display. Moving towards the co-driver, Mahindra has positioned a larger center console with…
  • Report – GM plans low-cost cars for Europe to rival Dacia [Update]

    Nithyanandh K
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    Update: Following the report that Opel could be spearheading GM’s budget car business in Europe, the German brand’s boss Mr. Karl-Thomas Neumann issued a clarification in this regard via his Twitter handle, stating that Opel will only launch a new entry level model (no budget car) but won’t compete with the budget brands like Dacia or Datsun. After withdrawing the Chevrolet brand from Europe due to poor acceptance, American auto giant GM is planning to approach the old continent with an array of low-cost cars, reports Financial Times. The Euro crisis has left the automakers…
  • Report – Budget brand Lada to launch two new not-for-India SUVs with global relevance

    Nithyanandh K
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:23 am
    Under the control of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, AvtoVAZ’s Lada brand is undergoing a comprehensive restructuring which would see it launch new globally relevant products in the near future. The Vesta sedan will be the first of three all-new products to be launched by Lada. (Picture – Vesta Concept) Talking to Automotive News Europe, AvtoVAZ’s CEO Mr. Bo Andersson says that the company will start the transformation by improving the quality of the existing products, coming up with new variants such as the Kalina crossover and launching three all-new products starting in…
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  • #HeatStrokeKills: July 31 is National Heat Stroke Prevention Day

    Brandy S
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    As a parent, this is one of the stories I most hate writing each year; I simply cannot imagine anything more painful for a family than for a beloved baby to die because somebody left their child in a hot car. And yet, 17 such deaths have already been reported in 2014. To raise awareness of the dangers of leaving kids in hot cars, KidsandCars.org, safekids.org, NHTSA.gov, and many other child-safety advocacy groups, mark July 31 as Heat Stroke Prevention Day to educate parents and caregivers to prevent children from being left alone in a hot vehicle. During the high temperatures of the summer…
  • How Hill-Hold or Hill-Start Assist Technology Makes Steep-Road Starts Safer for Drivers

    Brandy S
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    It's a scary moment for any driver when you move your foot from the brake to the accelerator on an incline and the car begins to roll backwards: Nobody likes the anxiety of that panicked glance in the rearview mirror to see "just how close is that car behind me?" And wondering "How fast can I pull away on this steep hill?" isn't much fun either. While sturdy torque converters used to keep automatic-transmission-equipped cars in place on an incline, today's newer automatic transmissions are more fuel-efficient and tend to rev lower, which means they can slip more. And so these days, we're…
  • Understanding Right of Way for Pedestrians

    AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Right of way for pedestrians is an important concept to understand for all drivers. Accidents involving pedestrians are most commonly caused by a motorist's failure to yield to a pedestrian.  Fortunately, pedestrian impacts and fatalities are at a 19-year low. Lots of steps have been taken in an attempt to reduce accidents overall. Volvo has even developed a technology to keep a lookout for pedestrians and other obstructions and brake for you! Another system, developed by AutoLiv will even watch for animals and pedestrians IN THE DARK! Increasing awareness in pedestrian traffic laws is a…
  • Happy 10th Anniversary, BlogHer!

    AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    Please join the AskPatty.com team and CEO Jody DeVere in wishing BlogHer a very happy 10th Anniversary!  For the past decade, BlogHer has been a phenomenal media company working to connect and showcase women bloggers from across the 'net.  They're always a dream to work with and we want to wish them all the best in the next decade - and the next!  Congrats, BlogHer!
  • Drive Safer in the Dark with Night Vision Safety Technology from AutoLiv

    Brandy S
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:15 pm
    If you've ever driven on a poorly lit road after twilight, you know how hard it can be to see either animals or pedestrians in the dark. Collisions with pedestrians are a major cause of death, with more than 100,000 people killed each year worldwide. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Association says that the risk for fatal pedestrian accidents is almost four times greater at night than during the day, and each year more than 40,000 pedestrians are killed at night, just in the United States. If you've ever seen a fox, deer, or other nocturnal animal flash across your headlights on a…
 
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  • First Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

    Anthony Carbone
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    This is #1 of 9 Lamborghini Veneno Roadsters that will be produced. It was recently delivered to it’s new owner in Frankfurt, Germany. These photos show the car, painted in a black high gloss finish with matte grey & red accents.
  • Ultimate BMW M4 Video

    Anthony Carbone
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Checkout the sick new video from BMW for the M4 racing and drifting around an Aircraft Carrier! #UltimateM4 More BMW Videos Here.
  • MadWhips Contest & Yorkville Exotic Car Show

    Anthony Carbone
    13 Jun 2014 | 4:29 pm
    MadWhips.com is having a contest to support the 5th Annual 2014 Yorkville Exotic Car Show in Toronto. Upload your photos to www.madwhips.com and use #YorkvilleCars in the description for your chance to win 1 of 10 pair of Honda Indy Tickets in Toronto. MORE PHOTOS = MORE CHANCES TO WIN! Instagram Accounts @Exotic_Performance & @MadWhips, @Lambo_Motorsports, @Ferrari_Motorsports, @McLaren_Motorsports will also be featuring photos uploaded for weeks after the show so make sure your username is the same as your Instagram name!
  • 2014 Yorkville Exotic Car Show Toronto

    Anthony Carbone
    27 May 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The Yorkville Exotic Car Show Official show car is now out and about in the city of Toronto! With Father’s day (June 15th) less than 3 weeks away remember to Save the Date! You can now text “Prostate” to 41010 to donate $5 to Prostate Cancer Canada. Standard text messaging rates will apply. Donors will see the $5 charge on their next mobile phone bill.
  • 2014 Yorkville Exotic Car Show

    Anthony Carbone
    4 May 2014 | 10:41 pm
    DATE: Father’s Day. Sunday June 15, 2014. 12 noon to 5 pm LOCATION: Bloor Street between Avenue and Bay (MAP HERE) Treat your dad (and yourself) on Fathers Day! Bring your family down to Yorkville to enjoy and experience some of the hottest exotic cars owned and driven in the GTA! Walk the red carpeted Bloor Street with over 120 beautiful examples of classic & exotic cars, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche & Maserati, McLaren, Corvette, Jaguar, BMW and Mustangs. Prostate Cancer Canada will be drawing the winning raffle ticket to WIN 2014 Corvette Stingray. Tickets are…
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  • F1: Top 10 technical innovations in Formula 1

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Formula 1 racing has been and continues to be a fantastic laboratory for testing new grounds and technical innovations. Today, we look at the top 10 technical innovations that changed the face of F1 and motorsport in general. Please note that this list in nothing official. It's a review of major innovations of the past six decades of F1 racing. Enjoy! Ground effect: Lotus' Colin Chapman inserted inverted wings in the skirted sidepods of the Lotus 79 to create a suction that allowed the car to be massively faster in the corners. Continue reading F1: Top 10 technical innovations in Formula 1
  • Rally: Toyota GT86 CS-R3 to make WRC debut in Germany

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    From TMG The GT86 CS-R3 rally car will make its public debut at ADAC Rallye Deutschland, the ninth round of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship, TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) can confirm. TMG has chosen to return to its rallying roots with a rear-wheel-drive car to entertain drivers and fans alike, following in the wheel tracks of cars such as the spectacular Celica Twin Cam Turbo (TA64), a rally winner in the 1980s. That decision perfectly reflects a global TOYOTA theme of ‘fun to drive, again' whilst following the company's enthusiasm for encouraging participation through grassroots…
  • Small cars perform poorly in IIHS small overlap front crash test

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently conducted its annual small overlap front crash test with a group of 12 compact cars from the 2014 model year, and only the MINI Cooper Countryman managed to earn a “Good” rating. The 11 others (including two all-electric cars and one hybrid) were either rated as “Acceptable,” “Marginal,” or “Poor.” Introduced in 2012, the small overlap test replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object such as a tree or utility pole. In the…
  • NASCAR hits Danny Hamlin hard with 75-point penalty

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    From nascar.com NASCAR handed down heavy penalties to the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 team Tuesday for infractions found in a post-race inspection after Denny Hamlin drove to a third-place finish in last Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. NASCAR stripped the team of 75 points in the series' owner championship standings and docked Hamlin 75 points in the drivers' standings. The team also suspended crew chief Darian Grubb for the next six Sprint Cup events and fined him $125,000. Car chief Wesley Sherrill was also issued a six-race suspension; both Grubb and…
  • Hyundai recalls 883,000 Sonatas from 2011-2014

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hyundai is recalling approximately 883,000 Sonata sedans from 2011-2014 in the U.S. and Puerto Rico due to a problem with the transmission cable. It remains to be determined whether this recall affects any vehicles in Canada. In some cases, the transmission cable may detach from the shift-lever pin, causing the gear selection not to match the indicated gear, according to documents posted Wednesday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As a result, these Sonatas could move in an unintended or unexpected direction, even with the shift lever in Park, leading to…
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  • New Jaguar XE Features Aluminum-Intensive Body Structure

    Kwame Owusu
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    To take on the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4, the new Jaguar XE will have a lightweight, aluminum-intensive construction that helps it deliver “world class driving dynamics” and fuel-economy. Aluminum accounts for more than 75 percent of the XE’s body structure. Not only does the metal lower the compact sports sedan’s curb […]
  • GM Rushing Next-Gen Silverado and Sierra Trucks to Market

    Speedy Go
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Although it hasn’t admitted it publically, GM has been caught with its pants down by the all-new, aluminum-body Ford F-150. To counter the innovative new Ford, it will reportedly rush the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks to market nine months sooner than planned. According to a Reuters report, GM will launch an […]
  • New Ford F-150 Pickup has Higher Price than Old Truck

    Speedy Go
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    When it was revealed that the all-new Ford F-150 would have an aluminum body, many predicted the truck would command a higher price than its predecessor. As impressive as it is to extensively unitize aluminum in a vehicle’s construction, the process to do so poses new manufacturing challenges, while the metal itself is notably more […]
  • New Toyota Supra will be Powered by BMW Turbo Engine?

    Speedy Go
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Some titillating new details about the new Toyota Supra reveal the Japanese sports car will be powered by a turbocharged BMW engine. A joint project between Toyota and BMW, the Supra’s successor will weigh less than 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs), borrow a few styling cues from the FT-1 Concept pictured above, and — according to […]
  • Mercedes Details AMG GT’s New 4.0L V8 Engine

    Speedy Go
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Mercedes-Benz and AMG have released extensive details about the new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that will power their upcoming sports car, the AMG GT. Codenamed M178, the V8 has a dry weight of 209 kg (461 lbs) and features a unique design known as ‘hot inside V’, which packages the turbochargers inside the engine’s V […]
 
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  • Ludacris Cruises on his Custom Kawasaki ZX-14

    Celebrity Cars
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    Ludacris took his custom Roaring Toyz Kawasaki ZX-14 out for a spin recently and shared a photo of it on Instagram. Luda featured the bike in his music video, Representin' featuring Kelly Rowland -- check it out below. Photo Source (@ludacris) Photo Source (Roaring Toyz) Video Source (YouTube)
  • Justin Bieber Rides Around in a New Escalade

    Celebrity Cars
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    The new 2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV is starting to make its way into the mix of celebrity rides and Justin Bieber is one of the first we've spotted. The Biebs was spotted getting into the back of the new Escalade outside a grocery store in Hollywood earlier this week. With how popular the Escalade is, I'm sure we'll be seeing many more. Photo Source (Zimbio)
  • Drama’s Customized Harley Davidson Sportster

    Celebrity Cars
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Rob Dyrdek's cousin Drama sure has built a nice life for himself while having only moved out to LA to be an assistance for Rob. Fast forward to today, he now has a successful clothing brand carried in nearly ever mall in America and to top that off, he's buying nearly every toy he wants including this customized Harley Davidson Sportster. Source: Instagram
  • Video of Dan Bilzerian Driving his G63 6×6 AMG

    Celebrity Cars
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    I've been waiting to see some video of Dan Bilzerian actually driving his Mercedes G63 6x6 and after doing some digging I found a video taken by Tony Toutouni (we'll share who he is later) of Dan driving the G63 6x6 on city streets. I've not seen one of these in person but I can tell by the video that these things sound pretty mean! To see more of Dan Bilzerian's cars, click here.
  • Jessica Alba’s New Audi A8 L

    Celebrity Cars
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    Jessica Alba goes through her fair share of cars and her latest addition is no surprise since she's had an Audi before. Jessica was spotted leaving a grocery store in Los Angeles with her new Audi A8 L earlier this week. With blacked out badges and black wheels, Jessica is rolling pretty tough now. Source (Zimbio) Photo Source (Zimbio)
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  • First Drive: Porsche Macan

    Scott Hayes
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Porsche launched the original Cayenne SUV back in 2002 to something of a cautious, if not entirely sceptical, reception. Doubts back then were whether Porsche’s entry in to the SUV […] The post First Drive: Porsche Macan appeared first on SA Car Fan.
  • Video: Chevrolet Corvette C7 vs. Various Exotics

    SACarFan
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:32 pm
    The Chevrolet Corvette C7 is the latest incarnation of the American muscle car icon and brings a 6.2-litre V8 with 334 kW to the supercar party. “There’s no replacement for […] The post Video: Chevrolet Corvette C7 vs. Various Exotics appeared first on SA Car Fan.
  • Video: 2015 Ford Focus RS Spied At The Nordschleife

    SACarFan
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:37 am
    The new Ford Focus RS has been spotted undergoing testing at the Nordschleife. Although the test mule is wearing Focus ST ‘clothing’, a few visuals, not to mention the sound, […] The post Video: 2015 Ford Focus RS Spied At The Nordschleife appeared first on SA Car Fan.
  • Video: Ferrari 458 Challenge Sings Its Way Up Romanian Hillside

    SACarFan
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    The 2014 Brasov Hillclimb in Romania was won by Horatiu Ionescu Cristea in his Ferrari 458 Challenge. The event takes participants on a 5.25km long mountain road to the finish […] The post Video: Ferrari 458 Challenge Sings Its Way Up Romanian Hillside appeared first on SA Car Fan.
  • Video: Tesla Model S vs. Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4

    SACarFan
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Here’s an unusual head-to-head battle between the all-electric Tesla Model S family sedan and a Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4. With maximum torque of 600 Nm available from 0 r/min, the Tesla […] The post Video: Tesla Model S vs. Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 appeared first on SA Car Fan.
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  • Spy Pictures of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

    eagleweb
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    The next generation Chevrolet Malibu has been photographed, while disguised under what looks like a pile of black tarps. It looks like the car has a longer rear door area which means that work could be being done to correct ...
  • New Spy Pictures of the Acura NSX

    eagleweb
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The car pictured was a Acura NSX which is almost production ready by the looks of the snaps. In most of the world the car will be sold as a Honda but an Acura in some parts too. There have ...
  • Nurburgring Sighting of Toyota Auris 4×4 2017

    eagleweb
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The latest pictures of the new Toyota Auris 4×4 have been taken of it while testing at the Nurburgring. There has been a potential launch date announced for 2017 as well. This sector of the market is one that many ...
  • First Spy Pictures of the All New 2016 Chavrolet Camaro

    eagleweb
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    The new Ford Mustang fighter is the Chevrolet Camaro and it has been pictures by spy photographers when it was testing. It was testing alongside other GM products as well, which helps to get an idea of the scale of ...
  • New undercover 2015 Mustang

    Spycar
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    I’m Robert Casola of Buena Park, Ca. I am a multiple mustang owner and car lover. I was driving home from work today in my focus ST on the 5 freeway just passed downtown L.A, when I herd the rumble ...
 
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  • 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Review

    Denis Flierl
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Most special edition models are nothing more than window dressing and badging, but the 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special Edition is the real deal when it comes to providing something special for off-roaders. This FJ Cruiser is ready to take its owner just about anywhere they want to go. Even though the FJ is going away after the 2014 model year, it’s a very capable recreational vehicle for those with active lifestyles. If you are into getting away from civilization, this vehicle will provide an escape.  What’s New for 2013? The 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser gets a new…
  • 2014 Lexus IS350 F-Sport Convertible Review

    Denis Flierl
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:18 pm
    When Lexus made the decision to make their brand more performance oriented it was a good decision. Many luxury buyers are looking for sport and luxury in the same package. That’s what Lexus has produced in their F-Sport models that give buyers both. This week we’re testing the new 2014 Lexus IS350 F-Sport 2-Door Convertible ($46,990). This model targets the ultra-competitive sport compact segment that the Germans have owned for decades. Can the IS350 F-Sport compete with the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG?  Lexus isn’t resting on their past success in the luxury…
  • McLaren P1 GTR Concept Revealed Ahead of Schedule

    Chris Burdick
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    And WOW, is it looking sexy. Was the McLaren P1 not badass enough already? Let’s take a quick look at some numbers: Acceleration 0-100km/h (62 mph) 0-200km/h (124 mph) 0-300km/h (186 mph) Standing quarter mile (400m) V Max 2.8 seconds 6.8 seconds 16.5 seconds 9.8 seconds @ 245 km/h (152 mph) 350 km/h (217 mph) electronically limited Braking 100-0 km/h m (ft) [sec] 200-0 km/h m (ft) [sec] 300-0 km/h m (ft) [sec] 30.2 (99) [2.9] 116 (380) [4.5] 246 (806) [6.2] Fuel efficiency mpg (combined) litres/100km 34.0 mpg 8.3 l/100km Nope, that’s sufficiently badass. I mean, the damn thing…
  • 2014 Ram 1500 Promaster High Roof Cargo Review

    Denis Flierl
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    Attention all self-employed business owners, contractors, plumbers, electricians and handymen, the 2014 Ram 1500 Promaster is here. This week we test the all-new full-size cargo van from Chrysler that is ideal for the self-employed contractor or business owner who needs to carry lots of cargo inside a secure van body. And the large covered sides make it a perfect canvas for your business sign or logo. This van will be a moving billboard driving around the city as you make your deliveries or service stops. Let’s take a look at why this will be a good choice for a business owner.
  • The 75-Year Evolution of the Batmobile

    Chris Nagy
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:56 am
    This year, July 23rd marked a major celebration for a fictional protector who has fended off the most heinous criminals. Sometimes called the Dark Knight or Caped Crusader, the legendary comic book crime fighter is well known as Batman. Back on this day in 1939, DC would probably have no idea of the cultural significance the Bob Kane created character would carve out over three-quarters of a century. Transitioning beyond comic books, Batman has driven television, movie and game content. Along a 75-year journey of fighting for the salvation of Gotham City and often the world, Batman would…
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  • TopSpeed Podcast Episode 022 LIVE

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Don’t forget! This week’s show is Wednesday!!! Show starts at Noon (12:00 EDT). This week will be a fun one, I think. Justin doesn’t have any weekly wheels, but Mark and I have a pair of awesome machines. Mark was in the new Cadillac CTS and I have been bombing around in a Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid.When we finally get done with that, there is a whole pile of news we need to cover. Hot Wheels has made a real Darth Vader car, the ATS-V has been spied bombing around the Green Hell, the VW Eos is dead, we have new info on the Polaris Slingshot, there is a new SVT Mustang coming and BMW…
  • Video: 13 Lamborghini Huracan Spotted In Sant'Agata Bolognese

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    You know what’s more impressive than hearing the acceleration of the Lamborghini Huracan? Hearing two of them. But you know what’s better than hearing two Huracan’s accelerating? Hearing 13 of them. Yep. 13 Lamborghini Huracan supercars taking turns stretching their legs in Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata Bolognese headquarters. This video comes courtesy of YouTube user “NM2255,” who looks to have spent a great deal of time camping outside Lambo’s Italian base just to see the Huracans in action.Not only was he lucky enough to see one Huracan, he saw 13 of them in different colors.
  • SRT Viper GTS by Inspired Autosport

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    With a whopping 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque at its disposal, and fearsome, American-made looks, the 2014 SRT Viper is one mean and powerful machine. To most, the "Snake" is perfect. To others, albeit not that many, the Viper could still use some improvements. It’s not often we see the near-supercar receive an aftermarket makeover, but companies such as Inspired Autosport are always up for the challenge.Known for adding a touch of uniqueness to an array of vehicles, ranging from Mercedes-Benz SUVs to Lamborghini supercars, IA added the 2014 SRT Viper to its portfolio. The…
  • Renaultsport R.S. 01

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Although it doesn’t benefit from the same recognition surrounding the Ferrari brand, Renault is a big name in the world of motorsports. The French have been involved in top-tier racing for decades and, more recently, their World Series championships have helped numerous talented youngsters grow into professional racers. For 2015, Renault and its Sport Technologies arm are readying yet another racing division, one that comes with its own, exclusive race car.Make no mistake though, this new racer that’s set to break cover at the Moscow International Auto Show in August is not…
  • Jaguar XE

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Jaguar may not have as huge a presence at this year’s Geneva Auto Show now that its big reveals of the F-type Roadster and Coupe have been accomplished, but that hasn’t stopped them from teasing us with their next big reveal. All we have are a few teaser images and a few small details, but Jaguar has confirmed that their compact 3 Series-fighter is real and it is going to wear the name XE.This new car will be the first that is built using Jaguar’s all-new aluminum architecture that was first previewed with the C-X17 Concept SUV. Jaguar has been building aluminum intensive cars for over…
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    Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

  • Summit Rims on my Limited 2014

    14GCL
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    upgraded... stocks are for sale in the classified section. Attached Images Picture 012.jpg (510.2 KB) Picture 013.jpg (501.0 KB) Picture 015.jpg (493.5 KB)
  • Bay Area CA Offroad Trails

    jeepdude92
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    Whats up guys? Not sure if posted in the right forum, but bear with me :D So next week Jeep is repurchasing my vehicle under the lemon law. Before I say goodbye to the flawed dame, I would like to take her offroad and actually use the six little Toggles in my 4X4 system. Having never left the pavement, I have no idea of any offroad areas or trails near the bay area, CA preferably near the peninsula (Palo Alto, CA). Anyone have any advice on that? Also any general tips for off roading and/or not damaging the vehicle while offroading? Thanks guys. I have had a Jeep since 2008 (Commander, 2011…
  • Axle Nut Removal - Fail

    RipChord
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    So started working on dismantling the front end to do a Tuff Country leveling install on my '12 Limited 4x4. Had zero problems until trying to remove the axle nut. The threads were horribly rusted thanks to being stuck in the NEeast rust-belt. Anybody else have issues with theirs? I tried soaking it in PB blaster over night, applied heat from a propane torch, electric impact , breaker bar....nada! I got both sides moving but neither would get any closer than about a 1/4" to the end of the threads. Horribly disappointed now. Kind of looks like the threads are somewhat stripped on both…
  • 2013 GC 5.7 Hemi - Water Pump/Starter Issue

    Jburns5228
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    I noticed a growling noise coming from under the hood and smelled coolant. In addition, a noise was coming from the HVAC duct at the passenger vent. I took the GC to the dealer where they diagnosed a bad bearing in the water pump and a bad blower motor. They replaced the water pump and the blower motor. We drove less than 5 miles down the road before the GC started making noise and sputtering. I noticed that the temp gauge was on "H". The car then shut down and we could smell smoke from what was obviously an electrical fire. The dash lights appeared as if the battery were nearly…
  • 11 grand cherokee problem starting

    sprieto21
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    I have a 2011 grand cherokee laredo x with 33k miles and recently it's been happening so often that when I want to start the car it doesn't right away like it stalls for quite a while I have to turn it off and try again like yesterday I had to repeat the same thing over and over until it decided to start Can anyone help me with this problem? How much will it cost me to fix? And if is something I should really worry about thanks? Sent from my iPhone using JeepGarage
 
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    Automotive Addicts

  • Next Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 To Share Platform and Powertrains – Turbo 4-cyl and Hybrid Possible

    Malcolm Hogan
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Collaborations between different automotive companies is more common than you think in deriving a completely new vehicle utilizing powertrains and body components from each end of the world. Probably a rather odd combination is the joint ventures of Toyota and BMW in their efforts to roll out the highly anticipated “next Supra” alongside of the next BMW Z4, where they are said to share platforms. Reportedly, from sources close Toyota, reports detail the platform and powerplant shared by the next BMW Z4 and what is to come out of Toyota as the Supra we have all be waiting for after a…
  • Shocking: Some Small Cars Falter In Latest IIHS Overlap Crash Test

    Malcolm Hogan
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    With today’s advanced technology vehicles of just about any size, vehicles are faring well in crashes leading to many countless lives saved on the road. Some of the latest IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) crash tests have really pushed the envelope in some extreme circumstances to put cars to the test. One test that has really raised some eyebrows is the overlap crash test, where the vehicle is subjected to a frontal collision at 40 mph but colliding only with 25% of the vehicles front end on the driver’s side striking a 5-foot-tall ridged barrier. Just from the footage alone…
  • Automotive Addicts 2015 Lexus NX Road Trip In Nashville, Tennessee

    Chris Brewer
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    This week we get to preview the all-new 2015 Lexus NX crossover in beautiful Nashville, TN. First impressions are very positive as the NX looks to reach a new, younger demographic for Lexus while retaining the quality, performance and luxury we all expect from the brand. Check back soon to view our quick review of the all-new Lexus NX.
  • 2015 Lexus NX Gets Aggressive with TRD Body Kit and Add-Ons

    Malcolm Hogan
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    We are previewing the all-new 2015 Lexus NX in Nashville, TN this week and so far it seems to be an attractive and aggressive-looking vehicle. In what appears to be an aim for Lexus to target a younger demographic with the NX, TRD (Toyota Racing Development) in Japan has spruced up the NX even more with some added aggression using the F Sport version adding on a body kit, rear diffuser, chin spoiler, quad exhausts and a set of 19-inch forged aluminum wheels. The TRD kit is said to cost about $3,360 and an additional $4,280 for the 19-inch forged wheels. It looks… interesting. No word on if…
  • All-New Mostly Aluminum Jaguar XE To Achieve Over 62 MPG

    Malcolm Hogan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    There is still much unknown about the yet-to-be introduced Jaguar XE other than it is due to be slotted as their new compact sports sedan aimed at the BMW 3 Series and other vehicles in that highly competitive segment. Details of the all-new Jaguar XE, suspected to arrive early 2016, are slowly emerging as we get our hands on the idea of the XE getting more than 62 mpg (over 75 mpg for European NEDC combined cycle standards / 62 mpg for US standards) from one of its powertrains. Of course, with numbers like 62 mpg, that suspected powertrain is thought to be a diesel. The other engines, though…
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    Autos Examiner

  • These cars have gotten the old heave-ho

    Ruth Manuel-Logan, Autos Examiner
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Will you miss them when they’re gone? Every year, auto manufacturers usher in a slew of bigger and better rides that they hope will “WOW” the masses. And every year, there are some autos...
  • Study says convertible owners have more money and smarts

    Ruth Manuel-Logan, Autos Examiner
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Reportedly, owning a convertible puts you smack dab with an elitist group of folks, who are typically wealthier and smarter than the average Joes. Experian Automotive, a leading global information services company that provides data and analytical...
  • The 2014 Fiat 500L makes you feel so continental

    Ruth Manuel-Logan, Autos Examiner
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    The latest and most interesting Fiat is the 2014 500L which the Italian automaker refers to as an “urban utility vehicle (UUV).” It is also pretty apparent that Fiat is aiming its larger and beefy scoot right...
  • In a Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo van camping gets kicked up a notch

    Ruth Manuel-Logan, Autos Examiner
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Luxury German automaker Mercedes-Benz has taken camping to an opulent level with their camper van the V-Class Marco Polo. The van which was created along with camper conversion specialist Westfalia was recently unveiled at the annual D...
  • Daimler to launch self-driving trucks by 2025

    Ruth Manuel-Logan, Autos Examiner
    5 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    So, just how comfortable are you with the news that by 2025 there will be self-driving big rigs on this nation's highways and byways? Got a little bead of sweat forming on your brow? Thought...
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    VW Tuning Mag

  • Forge Launches Golf Mk7 Engine Cap Upgrades

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:19 pm
    The alloy artisans at Forge Motorsport in Gloucester seem to have an innate knack of making the most mundane of automotive components into miniature works of sculpture. The latest Golf Mk7 engine caps to come from their expertly machined CNC mills certainly look a lot nicer than any factory part ever did! Designed to fit directly onto or replace the existing factory caps, these stunningly over-engineered offerings will fit all Golf Mk7 engine variants, adding a touch of under-bonnet glamour to any cherished or show car, whilst keeping the OEM caps in their rightful place, keeping your local…
  • Check VolksWagen VIN number

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Finding the right part for your VW vehicle can be complicated unless you know what you are looking for. When trying to find parts for your volkswagen, it is necessary to collect some basic information, like: model, year, engine type, trim level. This information can be found in your owner’s registration document or manual. Additionally, you can bring your VW to your local dealership and have them tell you that information by looking at the vehicle and/or reading the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). VIN is a unique serial number used by the automotive industry to identify individual…
  • 400hp Oettinger Golf R

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 4 seconds, 400 HP (!), an impressive 500 Nm (369 lb/ft) of torque and 280 km/h (174 mph) top speed: That is the OETTINGER Golf R in what is currently its highest development stage. Following the “AutoBild sports cars“ comparison test on the Sachsenring, the Friedrichsdorf based tuner went on to also win the Tuner Grand Prix 2014 as part of the „sport auto High Performance Days“ in Hockenheim with the Golf VII. 1:11:939 minutes – Best lap time in the class road registered compact cars! This and other stories are now available immediately…
  • North American premiere of the OETTINGER Golf VII GTI

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    OETTINGER, officially presented a white OETTINGER Golf VII GTI in the exhibitor area in Waterfest 20 in Englishtown NJ on the 19th. and 20th, shortly after the US introduction of the series GTI with 210 HP! Pure suspense from tip to tail: also in North America, the OETTINGER GTI leaves no wish unfulfilled and convinces with a sporty and noble design. Fitted with the OETTINGER aerodynamic package, consisting of front spoiler with separate splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser for double twin tailpipes as well as a striking roof spoiler with open R-Flaps, it immediately attracts admiring…
  • Golf VII RAZOR 7 based on the Golf VII GTi

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Hong Kong tuning specialist Revozport has unveiled a wide range of options for the Golf 7 model. The RAZOR 7 is based on the Golf VII GTi, performance has been revised with new ECU mapping, titanium exhaust, 2 stage induction system makes the 2.0 litre 230 horsepower engine now produce more than 290hp. The exterior is dressed up by a double decked front splitter, a full carbon hood that shows 2 vents to help exhaust the heat from the extra horsepower, a pair of carbon side skirts, a GT-Wing and a 2 element diffuser all with a touch of red carbon accent. The titanium exhaust stretches from the…
 
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    Car News on CarSession.com

  • Jaguar XE first picture released

    Car Session
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    Jaguar unveiled today the first image of its XE sedan. The model, created to rival important names like the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class is ready to make a public appearance during Octobers Paris Motor Show. Continue: Jaguar XE first picture releasedMore Jaguar Car News on Car Session
  • Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest SUV on Nurburgring

    Car Session
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Introduced for the first time during this year Goodwood Festival of Speed, the new Range Rover Sport SVR model managed to score an impressive time on the famous Nurburgring. Continue: Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest SUV on NurburgringMore Range Rover Car News on Car Session
  • Volkswagen California Camper van reaches 50.000 units produced

    Car Session
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Volkswagen enjoys an important milestone these day. One of its most iconic models, the Volkswagen T5 California camper van reaches a production milestone of 50.000 units assembled. Continue: Volkswagen California Camper van reaches 50.000 units producedMore Volkswagen Car News on Car Session
  • VIDEO: Citroen C4 Cactus first review

    Car Session
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    AutoWeek had the chance of testing the new Citroen C4 Cactus and shared its impressions with us in a short video that also has an English subtitle. Continue: VIDEO: Citroen C4 Cactus first reviewMore Citroen Car News on Car Session
  • 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport - First video teaser

    Car Session
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Land Rover will unveil this year the all-new 2015 Discovery Sport and today, the British car manufacturer has released the first video teaser with the upcoming model. In the video below we see a Discovery Sport dressed in camouflage clothes, but overall, the car seems to look like the Vision Concept, the prototype seen last year at the New York Motor Show. Continue: 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport - First video teaserMore Land Rover Car News on Car Session
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    Nick's Car Blog

  • Leather Honey Review: Cleaner + Conditioner

    Nick Roshon
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:42 pm
    In my quest to find the perfect product to keep my high-maintenance but beautiful Platinum Silver seats clean, I stumbled across a product called Leather Honey that I wanted to give a shot and try out. As the current #1 seller on Amazon for Automotive Leather Care Products and over 1,100 very positive reviews, it sure sounded promising to me. Now that I’ve applied this product twice, I can tell you it is definitely worth trying out and has definitely helped out my car a lot. This product has two components – a cleaner, which helps remove stains and discoloration, then a…
  • ECS Floormats for B6/B7 Audis – Black with Red Piping

    Nick Roshon
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:51 pm
    The OEM Floor Mats on my beloved 2006 Audi S4 had seen better days, so when ECS posted about their newly released Schwaben Floor Mats with red piping, I thought I’d give it a shot. At just $45 for an entire set, it was a lot cheaper then new OEM floor mats (around $200) and I thought the red accents might be a nice touch (they also come in all black, if you’d prefer). Although shipping was fairly steep at about $15 (about 33% of the part itself!), it was still a very good deal all said and done. They snap into place reusing the OEM grommets and the fitment is very OEM-like. After…
  • B6/B7 Audi S4 Carbon Fiber Engine Covers + R8 Oil Cap

    Nick Roshon
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    I recently found a user parting out his B7 S4 on Audizine and jumped on the chance to pickup some gently used pieces to clean-up my engine bay – most notably, an OEM Audi R8 Oil Cap and Relak Carbon Fiber Engine covers. While neither part does anything from a performance standpoint, they work together to dress up the S4 engine bay nicely along with my gunmetal JHM Intake Manifold, 034 Motorsport MAF Hose, and OEM RS4 Side Engine Cover. The engine covers are no longer made, but were previously produced by a manufacturer named Relak. They are very easy to install, they literally just snap…
  • A fond farewell to STaSIS

    Nick Roshon
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:41 pm
    It’s with a heavy heart that I must share that STaSIS is no longer in business. Founded in 1999, STaSIS had a long history of producing and selling high performance parts for Audis, even when doing such a thing wasn’t very common. They’ve sponsored numerous race cars, showed the world how menacing an R8 can be with a supercharger, and really did a ton for the Audi community. I held off on writing this post with hopes they might restructure and rise from the dead, but after several months that seems less and less likely. I myself have happily owned many parts made by them…
  • HRE Open House 2014 Pictures

    Nick Roshon
    8 Jun 2014 | 8:56 am
    I was super excited when I saw HRE was having another Open House again this year, as last year’s was one of my favorite events of 2013; I’m pleased to share that 2014′s Open House did not disappoint – packed full of amazing cars, great people, and wonderful SoCal weather. Like last year, the show brought out some heavy hitters from local shops and dealerships, including this amazing Maserati MC12 from Symbolic Motors. Also in attendance was an F50, a classic Ferrari Dino, a Bugatti, countless Lamborghinis and Ferraris, BMWs, widebodies and more…I’ll…
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  • Latest Mercedes-Benz Vito Officially Launched

    Peter Parcon
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:49 am
    The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito panel van was finally unveiled by Mercedes-Benz, according to a report from worldcarfans.com. The upcoming mid-size van draws it inspiration for the 2014 V-Class. It is expected to come in numerous configurationsThe latest model of the Vito offers a cargo capacity of 1,369 kilograms and is available in both a rear-wheel drive configuration and front-wheel drive configuration. It is also longer than the previous generation by at least 140 millimeters. The maximum height of the latest van offering of the luxury vehicle manufacturer is at 1910 millimeters. It is also…
  • Mcchip-DKR Gives Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe 350 A V8 AMG Engine

    Peter Parcon
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:19 am
    The latest models of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe are based on the platform used on the C-Class, which is not quite appealing to many potential customers.The E-Class Cabriolet and Coupe were never given an AMG version by the luxury vehicle manufacturer. But, the German company indicated that it intends to offer such a model in the next generation of the E-Class, which may have provided an inspiration to an owner of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe 350 CGI V6.The owner asked the professionals from Mcchip-DKR to swap the stock engine of his luxury vehicle, as indicated on a report from…
  • September 9 Online Launch Of Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Hinted

    Peter Parcon
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Speculations have emerged indicating that the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is set to be unveiled on September 9. This was revealed on a report from worldcarfans.com. The much-awaited sports car will reportedly be revealed online prior to its official launch in October during the 2014 Paris Motor Show.The luxury sports car is expected to be offered in two variants. The first variant will be an entry-level AMG GT model that comes with a 4.0-liter V8 engine offering 455 HP of power. On the other hand, the AMG GT-S will feature an engine that offers 503 HP of power. The engine will be paired with the…
  • Mercedes third and fourth at Hungarian Grand Prix

    Ryan Joseph Ramos
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Mercedes AMG Petronas was able to secure another podium at the very least at the Hungarian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton finishing in third place. Nico Rosberg, meanwhile, finished fourth as Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo won his second GP of the season and maintained his status as the only other driver apart from Mercedes drivers to win a race in 2014.Adding a bit of drama to the race was a particular moment near the end of the race in which the team asked Hamilton to let his teammate pass–and understandably so. Hamilton drove a hell of a race, starting from the pit lane…
  • Daimler Reports Strong Profit in Second Quarter of 2014

    Giancarlo Perlas
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    A sharp rise in sales was reported by Daimler for its second quarter this year. The improved sales were mainly thanks to the multinational corporation’s Mercedes-Benz division according to Wall Street Journal. The figures gave the corporation a renewed vigor in its race against its rival brands BMW and Audi.The source said that the record sales of Mercedes-Benz were fueled up by the soaring demand for its flagship vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. The strong performance of the Mercedes division was complemented by Daimler’s higher profits in its truck and financial…
 
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  • Geely MK becomes Australia’s cheapest car at $8999 driveaway

    Tim Beissmann
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:32 am
    The Geely MK is currently available from $8999 driveaway, making it the cheapest new car on the market. John Hughes Geely in Perth is advertising the discounted pricing on the small Chinese sedan as part of a driveaway campaign offer that has been running through July and is expected to continue into August, according to a member of the dealership’s sales team. The $8999 driveaway offer on the Geely MK undercuts the $9990 driveaway price tag of its compatriot, the city-sized Chery J1. The dealership’s website explains the offer applies to 2011 model year vehicles built in 2013. The…
  • Nissan Navara-based SUV firms for possible 2015 debut

    Matt Campbell
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    The likelihood of an SUV spin-off of the new Nissan Navara ute appears to have stepped up a notch. Earlier this year at the New York auto show, Nissan chief Andy Palmer hinted at the possibility of a rugged off-road SUV, likely with seven seats, to take on the likes of the Isuzu MU-X, Holden Colorado 7, Mitsubishi Challenger and upcoming Ford Everest. “Would be logical, wouldn’t it? That’s rhetorical, by the way,” Palmer said of a potential seven-seat off-roader that would be tougher and burlier than the current Pathfinder. “I think undoubtedly a pickup like a one-tonne pickup…
  • Range Rover Sport SVR claims production SUV Nurburgring record

    Tim Beissmann
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The Range Rover Sport SVR has become the fastest production SUV around the Nurburgring in Germany. The new Sport SVR lapped the 20.8km Nordschleife circuit in 8 minutes and 14 seconds. The time puts the new flagship performance SUV in quick company, narrowly behind sports car such as the Alfa Romeo 4C (8:04) and Renault Megane RS265 (8:07.97), and ahead of Australia’s own Holden SS V Redline Ute (8:19.47). Importantly, the SVR’s time also beats an unofficial 8:24 lap recorded by key German rival, the BMW X6 M. The company says the record was set by a Land Rover driver in a standard…
  • Nissan Pulsar Nismo hot-hatch likely to take on FWD Nurburgring record

    Matt Campbell
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The record-setting Renault Megane RS275 hot-hatch could soon be targeted from an enemy within, with a new Nissan Pulsar Nismo model expected to tackle the recent Nurburgring record. Just a few weeks ago a specially developed, road-legal Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R set a new front-wheel-drive record time of 7:54.36 at the famed German circuit – and a new Nissan Pulsar Nismo hot-hatch may make a bid for the top spot for front-spinners, with a company spokesman suggesting at least 184kW (250PS) is what is required to “seriously come across”. While there’s little concrete…
  • Ferrari working on new powertrain with supercharged engine and electric turbo – report

    Tim Beissmann
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Ferrari is reportedly working on a supercharged engine with an electric turbocharger in an attempt to eliminate turbo lag from its future sports cars. 4WheelsNews quotes a source in Italy that claims the new engine technology will deliver more immediate power delivery than the brand’s new twin-turbocharged V8, as well as offer more power and greater fuel efficiency. Ferrari revealed its first turbocharged production model in more than 20 years in February, the California T, which produces 412kW at 7500rpm and 755Nm at 4750rpm from its 3.9-litre direct-injection twin-turbo V8. Audi has…
 
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    PetrolBlog

  • Renault 21: more than just a number

    Gavin Braithwaite-Smith
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:20 pm
    The Prisoner TV series had it all. A catchy soundtrack, a charismatic lead actor in Patrick McGoohan, a gripping storyline and a rather sinister weather balloon, which just happened to be called Rover. But The Prisoner didn’t have a Renault 21. Well, not until some 20 years after the original TV series first aired. The year was 1989 and Renault’s Sierra-rivalling 21 had just been revamped. Keen to promote it as more than just a facelift, Renault UK enlisted the help of one of the country’s best-loved cult TV programmes. Patrick McGoohan co-wrote and starred in The Prisoner,…
  • End of term: Daewoo Musso 2.9 TD

    Gavin Braithwaite-Smith
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    If I’m brutally honest, there were only three occasions when I was glad we owned a Daewoo Musso 2.9 TD. That’s not to say I regret buying it, but I’m going to have to put it down as a failed experiment. The reasoning behind buying a Daewoo Musso was sound enough. It came in under the £2k budget, it was a 4×4, it was local, it was low mileage and it had – or so I thought at the time – a whiff of PetrolBloggyness about it. And now – 12 months after buying it – I’d like to turn to you and claim I’ve unearthed an undiscovered gem. A cut…
  • School’s out! Introducing PetrolBlog’s Eye-Spy

    Gavin Braithwaite-Smith
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    School’s out for summer. Which means two things. Firstly, your morning commute will suddenly get a whole lot easier. And secondly, you may wish to avoid the major tourist roads at weekends. The A303 past Stonehenge? Forget it. Children up and down the land are going to be in need of things to do, especially during the torturous journey to the coast. Of course, things aren’t what they used to be. Today’s children have the benefit of smartphones, tablets and selfies to help them pass the time in the back of the family Zafira. It wasn’t like that in our day. Trips to the…
  • Chalk and fromage: Audi 80 meets Citroën ZX 16v

    Gavin Braithwaite-Smith
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    It would make for an unlikely twin test. Just six years separate my 1995 Citroën ZX 16v and Darren Leslie’s 1989 Audi 80 S, but in reality the two cars are worlds apart. The B3 Audi 80 was launched back in 1986, but by the time the Citroën ZX arrived in 1991, Audi had already launched the B4 version. The Audi 80 was a premium saloon, with a premium price tag, built for the discerning buyer. The Citroën ZX was a value-driven hatchback with a utilitation feel to it. So why on earth would PetrolBlog put this unlikely pair at the top of Zig-Zag-Hill on the Wiltshire/Dorset border at a…
  • Which one is for you? Citroën C1 v Peugeot 108

    Gavin Braithwaite-Smith
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    What should be first on to your scone – clotted cream or jam? For lovers of cream teas, this is a critical question. The correct way is, of course, the Cornish way, with a layer of jam spread thinly on the scone, followed by a healthy dollop of clotted cream. Devonshire folk would disagree, arguing with much vigour that it’s the other way around. As a Cornishman living in Devon, I’m naturally quite confused, but I still maintain that it’s jam first. You could have a similar debate over the all-new Citroën C1 and Peugeot 108 city cars. Fundamentally, they are the same…
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  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA gets a price tag of $32,225, GLA 45 AMG costs $49,225

    andrew@4wheelsnews.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA will start at $34,225 when it will go on sale in September 2014. For this amount you will get the 2015 GLA 250 4Matic powered by a 2.0-liter petrol engine that generates 211 hp and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. With these numbers, the GLA 250 4Matic is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds, while top speed is limited at 235 km/h or 146 mph. A cheaper version, the 2WD GLA250 will start at $32,225 but this model will be available in the first quarter of 2015. For $49,225 you can have the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG, which is offered with a…
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class priced from $39,325 in the US

    andrew@4wheelsnews.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Mercedes-Benz announced that the all-new 2015 C-Class will start at $39,325, including shipping. For this amount of money you will get the rear-wheel-drive C300, so if you want the all-wheel-drive C300 4Matic you have to pay $41,325, including shipping. Still, if you want this model you will have to wait until early next year to get it. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 4Matic will start at $49,515, including shipping. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic and C400 4Matic will go on sale on August 25, 2014 so you have to choices if you want this car. For those who don’t know, the C300 is powered…
  • Glass Lewis says “Yes” vote on Fiat-Chrysler merger brings benefits

    andrew@4wheelsnews.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Glass Lewis is recommending that Fiat investors vote “Yes” to a merger between the Italian carmaker and Chrysler Group at a meeting on Aug. 1. While a “Yes” vote would literally increase the voting power for main shareholder Exor, the proxy advisor said benefits outweighs those concerns. Such advice from Glass Lewis and other large proxy advisors are usually taken into heart by international investors – making their voice an important factor in determining whether Fiat could get the two-thirds majority needed for approval of the merger. In contrast, proxy…
  • Nissan grew 37% in quarter ended June 2014

    andrew@4wheelsnews.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    Nissan Motor Co. posted a 37-percent surge in net income in the first quarter ended June 30, 2014 to JPY112.1 billion ($1.1 billion). The carmaker saw its sales jump 10 percent to JPY2.47 trillion in the quarter, as boosted by stronger sales in the United States and China. Quarterly operating also climbed 13 percent to JPY122.6 billion. Nissan chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn said in a statement that both revenues and profit were positively affected by “encouraging demand” for new products and benefits from recent site investments, as well as improving market conditions in…
  • Jaguar announces partnership with Emeli Sande, shows the 2015 XE in S trim

    andrew@4wheelsnews.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:09 am
    Jaguar already announced that it will show us the all-new 2015 Jaguar XE on September 8th, but the manufacturer is working hard in order to be sure that the launch will be perfect. The first person that will perform the first FEEL XE project will be Emeli Sande, the well-known British singer and songwriter. Emeli and Jaguar are looking to the public for inspiration as the singer begins to write a FEEL XE song about the feeling of exhilaration in order to get some inspiration. So, using #FEELXE hash tag you can share words, pictures, sounds and videos through social media and express what…
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    Car Buying Tips

  • Major price drops for cars affected by GM recalls

    iSeeCars Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Woburn, Mass. –  The General Motors cars recalled for the faulty ignition switch in February have experienced a price drop that is more than double the average across all similar cars, according to a new study by iSeeCars.com. The search engine that helps consumers find the best deal on a used car assessed the six […]
  • Purchase Reasons for New Vehicles Strengthen in the Areas of Versatility, Prestige, and Value since Pre-Recession Times

    Gerry Wendel
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    What are consumers looking for more of currently when they purchase a new vehicle compared to pre-recession times? Flexibility, usefulness, and being resourceful. High quality and a little glamour. Monetary Worth.  All of these characteristics are what consumers crave for more of currently when purchasing a new vehicle compared to just a few years ago. […]
  • Download A Used Car Inspection Checklist

    Jacqui Trotta
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Shopping for a used car can be fun and exciting. However, before you sign off on a used vehicle, it’s important to make sure that you’ve asked all the right questions and checked all of the areas of the vehicle for any red flags. To assist you in your used car shopping, iSeeCars.com has put […]
  • Top 10 Used SUVs For Tall Families

    Suzanne Kane
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    If you are a tall driver, chances are there are more tall people in your immediate family. While this isn’t always true, it’s true often enough that tall drivers have a need to find a vehicle that is sufficiently roomy in headroom and legroom in the front and back seats to accommodate everyone. Check out […]
  • 10 Upgraded Features You’ll Save On In A Used Car

    Suzanne Kane
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Back in 2008, a Harris poll revealed that consumers would consider certain high-tech features in new cars, but only if they retained control – and the features didn’t cost an arm and a leg. Highest on the must-have features list then was blind spot detection, followed by high intensity discharge (HID) headlights, according to an […]
 
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    Autobytel

  • The Top 10 Safest Cars

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    <p>As much as we love sleek styling, dynamic handling, and thrilling acceleration, we appreciate a strong suite of safety gear even more. After all, there may well come a time when maneuverability simply won&rsquo;t be enough to prevent a crash. That...
  • Best Used SUV's Under $5,000

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    <p>There are people who swear by used cars. For them it makes absolutely no sense to take the depreciation hit all new cars take the moment they are driven off of the dealer&rsquo;s lot.&nbsp; In many ways we see the logic in that, although there are...
  • 10 Things You Need To Know About The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    <p>The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class represents a new movement underway at the German brand designed to pushing the luxury envelope in the American market.&nbsp; The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class marks the first time that the automaker has targeted entry-le...
  • 2014 Ford Fiesta SE EcoBoost Sedan Review and Quick Spin

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    <p>Last summer, Ford invited me to drive and review its revamped 2014 Fiesta, which receives styling changes, new safety and infotainment technologies, powertrain updates, and more. However, at the time, Ford hadn&rsquo;t launched its new Fiesta EcoB...
  • 80s Flashback: Cars We Loved In the 1980s

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    <p>So many things we use today came to fruition in the 1980s. Personal computers, compact discs, the Walkman, the mobile phone, and portable video cameras ("camcorders"), all emerged during the decade. Of course if one takes a look at the hairstyles ...
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  • 若い女を愛人にするこちらでは会えない日はしたくてたまらなかった

    馬場 陸斗
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    あ〜〜〜ィクゥ〜と叫びつつ彼女はマジでイッてしまいました。 学年は私の方が3つ上。真剣に彼女を欲しい人も多いので彼氏を作ることは可能です。 泣いて謝った。 年齢27歳、 腰に力を入れチンポを入れていった。 夫っ、…
  • 愛人契約 相場しては待機保障が発生するもの

    馬場 陸斗
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    また、 最高のエンタメと言えるかもしれません。 自分が話題につまってしまったとしても、 そこにつけこんで、待機保障が発生するもの。経費の証明となる書類(領収証書など) ・印鑑 ・所得控除があるなら、純粋な愛人関係だと、徐々に激しくなり行く、…
  • 愛人 お金そればかりか彼女の方から断られてしまったそうなんです

    馬場 陸斗
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    したんです。 何の為に精神的に病んでまで頑張ってきたんだろう。相手が、 また、 愛人さいとというのは、肉食系男子と草食系女子という言葉がありますが、この事実を、 これは難しく、上げる方が、 40歳でオヤジだけどルックスいいし、する際に入場料を、彼女の方から断られてしまったそうなんです。 チャンスは普段の心の持ち方によって、上下に振られるしで、ありますので、 でも、…
  • 愛人 バレないかと思えば数年前のパソコンでもかまいません

    馬場 陸斗
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    その点、ココかたくなってますね。アダルト専門、ちょっとした気遣いをされると、 実は僕は前々からいわゆる「ふたなり」モノに興味があったため、他のアルバイトに比べればかなりオススメできます。 その職業ならではの話が期待できます。 チャットレディーの姿が目に焼き付いて、彼の事はどうしたって好きだし、そうじゃない!!結構、 自分の中の「女」を、 さらに、…
  • 愛人 相性まもなく大きな欠点です

    馬場 陸斗
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    チャットレディーとの会話で、 それで、J子さんと話す時は、禁止されていますから、 でも、彼女は強く抱きついてきました。 女の子とコミュニケーションできる点では共通しているものの、 稼げるチャットレディは、中でも簡単に非日常感を与える事が出来る話題が下ネタでもあります。悲しいこともあるんです。 通報された場合、…
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  • Upcoming Events at PBIR's Road Course and Drag Strip

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
     Upcoming Events at PBIR's Road Course and Drag Strip Click each image below for event details. Performance Driving Group Returns on August 2 Our preferred public track day partner, Performance Driving Group offers high performance driving experiences on the 2.034-mile, 10-turn Road Course at PBIR. Bring your own car out to the track or rent one of PDG's Corvettes. Driving instructors are on hand for all new racers at no additional cost. Only $299 for 3.5 hours of track time plus breakfast and lunch included. Florida Track Days' Night Session on August 23 Florida Track Days provides…
  • Chevelle Malibu Clone For Sale

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
      We'll get right to the point, I'm selling our 1972 Chevelle Malibu, Super Sport clone.  We are selling our 1972 Chevelle ss clone to take on our 1969 Chevelle ss project. This chevelle is driven everyday and is perfect for the budget minded chevelle enthusiast looking for a good deal on a 1972 Chevelle.   This 1972 Chevelle has: 350 small block with Fuelie heads new dual exhaust 3:55 gears posi 12 bolt rear Automatic Transmission TH 400 Body in good condition - SS Stripes new stereo installed (not in photo) Interior great condition Black in color Factory bucket seats with…
  • Nova Parts from East Coast Chevelle

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    EAST COAST CHEVELLE WILL SELL YOU THE NOVA PARTS YOU NEED! NOW AVAILABLE   Front Tubular Control Arm Set FOR YOUR 1968-74 NOVA Complete With Ball Joints And Bushings   East Coast Chevelle Supports Nova Owners Everywhere. AUG 2014 .    East Coast Chevelle Has The Highest Quality Front Tubular Control Arms For Your GM X Body.   Our High Grade Tubular Control Arms are just what your Nova needs.Upgrading Your 1968-74 Nova's Suspension, This Is What You Need! EAST COAST CHEVELLE 30 Brook Ave Deer Park, NY 11729 1-877-371-3400 www.eastcoastchevelle.com IN THIS…
  • 24th Annual Labor Day Show & Swap!; San Diego; Sept. 1

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    The San Diego Auto Swap has been serving Vehicle Hobbyists since 1990 with its Classic Car, Truck & Cycle Shows & Swap Meet. Qualcomm Stadium is the place where thousands will gather to find great wheels and deals on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014. There will be hundreds of classics, collectibles, tuners, low riders, customs, hi-performance and racing vehicles in the Show & Sale area, plus acres of Vendors selling thousands of parts and accessories in the Swap Meet area -- all at this San Diego Cool Expo. In addition to the dozens of awards and prizes that will be awarded at…
  • Silver Dollar Car Classic 2014 Pictorial

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
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  • Land Rover Reveals Third Row Seating For Discovery Sport

    Hamza Ansari
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:40 am
    Quite before the unveiling, Land Rover propped up with the biggest hint of Discovery Sport. As reportedly said, the Discovery Sport will have a 5+2 seating. One can also see the camouflaged vehicle here on the blog that is officially lent by the official bay of carmaker. “As you would expect from a Discovery, the versatile Discovery Sport will feature optional 5+2 seating, offering spacious load space and configurable seating, while still retaining a more compact footprint than traditional 5-seat SUVs,” said Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer for Land Rover. As if…
  • 112th Edition Of Mahindra Great Escape Concludes Successfully In Lonavala

    Hamza Ansari
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Monsoon brings in many intricacies to the off-road lovers, and Mahindra loves to conquer them all in this season with its brigadier type vehicles. The 112th edition of the Mahindra Great Escape – one of India’s most popular off-roading adventures, concluded successfully in Lonavala, with more than 80 4WD vehicles from the Mahindra stable manoeuvering the challenging route. This Great Escape marked the start of the monsoon off-road season as Mahindra customers from Lonavala, Mumbai, Pune and other neighbouring areas participated in the event. The drive received an overwhelming response…
  • Mercedes Details 4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 For AMG GT

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    We can lament the passing of Mercedes M156 V8 6.2 liter until the end of time, but none of our moaning is going to stop the madmen of AMG or Mercedes from coming up with more modern, forced-induction mills like the twin turbocharged 5.5 liter V8, or this, the automaker’s new twin-turbocharged 4.0 liter V8. The freshly revealed mill will make its production debut in Mercedes-AMG GT, and based on the stats, it should prove a real honey. Known as M178, the all-new turbo engine comes with party with 510 horsepower; however its big trick is the 479 pound feet of torque it deploys between 1750…
  • A Sporty 410-Horse Carriage – The ABT RS Q3

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    28 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    In fairy tales, princess ride on greys. In Bavaria, one rides a white carriage and 410 hoses. Because once upon a time, there was a solid Audi RS Q3, uprated by 100 horsepower and exciting look by ABT Sportsline. In sum, we now have no less than 301kW/410HP. Maximum torque is 530, rather than 420 newton meters, and so the Sports Utility Vehicle is accelerated almost as if Rumpelstiltskin were chasing it. Hans-Jurgen ABT, Chief Executive Officer of the globally largest tuner of cars produced by Audi and Volkswagen said: “And all this has nothing to do with black magic. It has all been…
  • New Mercedes Benz C-Class Has Come For Homologation

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    28 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Mercedes Benz is keen on launching new products for the Indian market, of which two major ones include the new C-Class and GLA-Class. Both models will be launched by the end of this year and the GLA is ready for the launch during festive season. The automaker will be introducing this new sedan with C220 CDI and C200 CGI options. The C220 CDI has arrived at Automotive Research Authority of India for homologation purpose. To avoid the same powertrain sharing between the C- and the E-Class, the C250 CDI will not be made available immediately. Is this the reason why even the current C-Class no…
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  • This Porsche 930 Turbo Carerra For Sale In Monterey Should Do Well

    Mike
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    by Mike - Certain collector quality Porsches have rapidly moved up in price over the past couple of years. This 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo Carerra is for sale at the upcoming Russo and Steele auction in Monterey and I suspect it will get a lot of attention. Based on the description and the photos this one seems like a great one to have for the Porsche Turbo lover.
  • The Iso Grifo – A Legend – Part Two

    Mike
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    by Mike - At the Turin Show in 1963 the Iso Grifo A3/L was the main attraction at the Bertone stand and the new Iso Grifo A3/C was on the Iso stand. Iso introduced two great cars at the same show! The Iso Grifo – A Legend – Part One is here.
  • The Iso Grifo – A Legend – Part One

    Mike
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    by Mike - The Iso Grifo A3/L was based on a shortened Iso Rivolta GT chassis and was introduced at the 1963 show in Turin. The “L” stands for lusso, or luxury. The Grifo is a beautiful, timeless handmade design that still looks fresh and modern today, styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Bertone.
  • Bonhams Has Fallen Into The “Dirt Is Patina” Trap

    Mike
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    by Mike - I did not think a collector car auction company could surprise me but Bonhams has managed to do so (I am not talking about the Ferrari 250 GTO they have for auction at no reserve). They are auctioning an enticing 'barn find' Jaguar that appears to be the same one I wrote about recently when it was sold by Auctions America this past May at their Auburn Spring auction for $45,100. Someone is trying the same gambit at the Bonhams Monterey auction.
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    The Car Connection

  • 2015 Lexus LX

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Uncompromising off-roading capabilities and excellent interior comfort are two things that the 2015 Lexus LX 570 delivers in spades–just don't expect much in terms of fuel economy. It's a traditional SUV, intended more for the trail than the parking lots it normally sees, and it goes mostly unchanged this model year. The only...
  • IIHS Small Car Crash Test Results: MINI Earns The Only 'Good'; Fiat, Nissan, Mazda Graded 'Poor'

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released results from another round of crash tests. If the test cars were kids and the IIHS' grades were coming from an elementary school teacher, some would be grounded for a week. One would be shipped off to reform school. The test subject were all small cars -- specifically, 2014 models of the...
  • NHTSA Studies Dodge Charger, Cadillac ATS-V, Ford F-150 Prices: What’s New @ The Car Connection

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    From The Car Connection: 2015 Toyota Sequoia Review The 2015 Toyota Sequoia has room for the entire family and can tow a boat with ease, but its a challenge to maneuver for daily driving, and it's thirsty, too. NHTSA Investigates 2008 Chevrolet Impala, 2011-2012 Dodge Charger, 2006-2008 Hyundai Sonata The National Highway Traffic Safety...
  • 2011-15 Hyundai Sonata Recalled For Faulty Shift Cable, Brakes

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    Hyundai has issued two separate recalls for late-model Sonatas to repair faulty shift cables and crack-prone brake calipers. According to Detroit News, nearly 889,000 vehicles in the U.S. are affected. ALSO SEE: Death List 2015: The Cars That Won't Be Back Next Year Recall #1: 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata Units affected: 883,000 By far the largest of...
  • 2015 Lexus CT 200h

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    The 2015 Lexus CT 200h remains the most affordable way to get into a new Lexus today. It's offered exclusively as a hatchback–and only as a hybrid–making it the only luxury hybrid hatchback on the market. This year, the CT gains Siri Eyes-Free Mode and an updated Lexus Enform infotainment system. The powertrain of the CT...
 
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  • A Human Being Survived This 150-MPH 1965 Plymouth Wreck: Gallery

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    Human beings are incredibly resilient. Often, we get our best lessons in that fact from the dumbest and meanest among us. This is one of those times. A thief stole this 1965 Plymouth from a shop in Arcadia, California sometime in 2012. Then he took it for a joy ride and smashed it into a tree. At 150 mph. The damage to the car surely looks like it...
  • 13-Year-Old Finn Rally Driver Scares Hilarious Passenger: Video

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    It’s been five years since we last checked in with Kalle Rovanpera. Back then he was wheeling a ratty rally car in preparation for a career in the WRC. Fast forward to 2014 and the mighty Kalle is no longer a mere 8 years old, and he’s well on his way toward WRC stardom. His passenger in this video, hooting, grunting, and hollering...
  • Taking In The Practice Sessions At The 2014 X Games: Video

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The 2014 X Games have come and gone. The traveling circus of action sports and motor racing whipped through Austin, Texas and provided a thrilling bit of entertainment for a wide range of fans. Hooniverse was there to capture the action that revolved around rolling things fitted with engines rather that sprockets or wooden decks. X Games has...
  • Clear Valve Covers Make For Mesmerizing Machine Action: Video

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    If you’ve ever sat and stared at one of those water-drinking bird toys for a few minutes, you will be glued to your screen for the next several minutes. Of course, even those without an affinity for plastic waterfowl will appreciate the mechanical awesomeness that is the visual valvetrain action presented by this clear set of valve covers...
  • BMW Forms A Drift Mob And Rips Round South Africa: Video

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    BMW seems excited about its new M235i. The automaker wants you to be excited about the car as well. Since we're dealing with a powerful, rear-wheel-drive coupe, it makes sense that to get you excited about the car, it might want to show one getting extremely sideways. BMW is thinking bigger than that though, because its taken five drivers, five...
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  • Electric Infiniti, Mercedes CLA Drive, Lithium Batteries: Today's Car News

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Today on Green Car Reports: Infiniti's electric car is once again given the green light, we drive the Mercedes-Benz CLA, and a new form of lithium anode has been developed--for potentially better batteries. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The city of London has decided to charge diesel drivers and drivers of older gasoline vehicles more to...
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250: Gas Mileage Review Of Compact Luxury Sedan

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    We've finally had a chance to test out the fuel economy of the new and very popular smallest Mercedes-Benz, the 2014 CLA 250 sedan. The company has been struggling to meet global demand for the car, which is both the smallest Mercedes in many years and one of the least expensive. We wanted to see whether it met its fuel-efficiency ratings, and we...
  • Researchers Create Pure Lithium Anode, 'Holy Grail' For Battery Cell

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Existing lithium-ion batteries rely on the movement of lithium ions between the anode and cathode--and back--as the battery charges and discharges. It's one of the best options we have for powering electric vehicles (and most consumer electronic devices, for that matter) but there's still room for improvement. Researchers at Stanford University...
  • Aluminum-Bodied 2015 Ford F-150 To Cost More Than Steel Model It Replaces

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 is expected to be more fuel-efficient than the full-size pickup truck with a steel body that it replaces. But that efficiency comes at a price. Riding on a traditional steel chassis, the aluminum body of the new F-150 will cut weight by 700 pounds or more, improving gas mileage ratings. But since aluminum is...
  • Infiniti LE Electric Luxury Sedan To Be Built After All, With Higher Range

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Some vehicles have complex, protracted development histories--and it looks like the Infiniti LE electric luxury sedan may be one of them. Following a period in which its development was suspended by Infiniti's then-CEO Johan de Nysschen (who most recently heads Cadillac), the LE is now back on Infiniti's product plan. The news comes via a roundup...
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  • 2015 Lexus LX

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Uncompromising off-roading capabilities and excellent interior comfort are two things that the 2015 Lexus LX 570 delivers in spades–just don't expect much in terms of fuel economy. It's a traditional SUV, intended more for the trail than the parking lots it normally sees, and it goes mostly unchanged this model year. The only...
  • IIHS Small Car Crash Test Results: MINI Earns The Only 'Good'; Fiat, Nissan, Mazda Graded 'Poor'

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released results from another round of crash tests. If the test cars were kids and the IIHS' grades were coming from an elementary school teacher, some would be grounded for a week. One would be shipped off to reform school. The test subject were all small cars -- specifically, 2014 models of the...
  • NHTSA Studies Dodge Charger, Cadillac ATS-V, Ford F-150 Prices: What’s New @ The Car Connection

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    From The Car Connection: 2015 Toyota Sequoia Review The 2015 Toyota Sequoia has room for the entire family and can tow a boat with ease, but its a challenge to maneuver for daily driving, and it's thirsty, too. NHTSA Investigates 2008 Chevrolet Impala, 2011-2012 Dodge Charger, 2006-2008 Hyundai Sonata The National Highway Traffic Safety...
  • 2011-15 Hyundai Sonata Recalled For Faulty Shift Cable, Brakes

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    Hyundai has issued two separate recalls for late-model Sonatas to repair faulty shift cables and crack-prone brake calipers. According to Detroit News, nearly 889,000 vehicles in the U.S. are affected. ALSO SEE: Death List 2015: The Cars That Won't Be Back Next Year Recall #1: 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata Units affected: 883,000 By far the largest of...
  • 2015 Lexus CT 200h

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    The 2015 Lexus CT 200h remains the most affordable way to get into a new Lexus today. It's offered exclusively as a hatchback–and only as a hybrid–making it the only luxury hybrid hatchback on the market. This year, the CT gains Siri Eyes-Free Mode and an updated Lexus Enform infotainment system. The powertrain of the CT...
 
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  • How to Buff a Car in 3 Easy Steps

    BAsafa
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Are you confronted with how to buff your car in an attempt to remove minor scratches and scrapes or in order to retain the exterior quality of your car, then look no further and grab these tips The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Rain X Review – Do Headlight Restoration Kits Work?

    Liberty Baldivino
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Why has Rain-X captured the hearts of most of its users? What benefits does it have for car owners like you? We have searched top Rain X review sites and asked our expert detailers. The post Rain X... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mobile Detailing Services: 5 Benefits You Might Not Know

    Liberty Baldivino
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Mobile detailing services can eliminate hazards and ensure that your car gets all the cleaning and pampering it deserves as detailers have specialized tools and equipment to effect the process. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mobile Car Wash Business – 5 Signs This Service Is for You

    Liberty Baldivino
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    In order to avail of the services of a mobile car wash business, no matter where you are, just dial a number and a detail expert comes knocking at your door. This ensures you save time, money and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Profitable Is a Mobile Car Detailing Franchise?

    Liberty Baldivino
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Mobile car detailing franchise can be profitable when You can get a bigger slice of the market, ride the tide of innovation and providing people with the services they need at a price that can... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Jaguar XE-S teaser reveals front end appearance

    rikk
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Jaguar continues the teasing campaign with the new XE-S as they revealed a new image showing the front fascia of the British sports car. The new Jaguar XE-S is easily recognisable thanks to the front grille, aggressive optical blocks, long bonnet and large air intakes. Jaguar XE-S teaser Judging by the S badge on the front grille, the model pictured above packs a 3.0-liter supercharged engine delivering 380 horses. The output may vary as these are the figures of the V6 unit on the F-Type S, the model which uses this engine now. If you want more power, there should be a Jaguar XER-S with a…
  • 2015 Mercedes C-Class starts from $38,400 in the States

    rikk
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Mercedes released official details on the 2015 C-Class for the United States. Scheduled to go on sale in September, the new German sedan will be priced from $38,400. For this amount of money, you will get the base C300 version powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 241hp and 369 Nm of torque. 2015 Mercedes C-Class A seven-speed 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission comes as standard while the all-wheel drive system costs additional $2,000. Inside, you can get a lot of features such as a panoramic roof, heated front seats, a heads-up display, dual-zone climate control and a seven-inch…
  • Opel to build new fleet for Romanian government

    Andrei
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    Opel seems to have hit it big with the Romanian government, after wining a public auction to build a new school bus fleet for the European country. In total, 600 units of the Movano Trabus were commissioned, raking in $19 million. Opel Movano Trabus school busses The first 100 units of the lot were already delivered and with great ceremony put to work. After all, this is election year, and good publicity is always welcome. And despite any ulterior motives behind this move, fact remains that a lot of children from the country side will have an easier time getting to school thanks to the new…
  • Lamborghini Aventador by SR Auto

    Eduard Huma
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    We have to say that the guys from the SR Auto tuning company have really outdone themselves when pulling the great tuning package on a Lamborghini Aventador. The aftermarket specialists from SR Auto have tweaked the Lamborghini Aventador with their newest tuning package, the supercar coming now with an amazing design. Lamborghini Aventador by SR Auto The Lamborghini Aventador seen here in the pictures is coming in an electric blue shade, also wearing a choice of 20- or 21-inch wheels. Lamborghini Aventador by SR Auto We are talking about the PUR aerodynamics kit which includes the signature…
  • Fiat 500L Vans Concept Revealed in First Images

    Eduard Huma
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    The Fiat Italian based automaker has released the first images with the 500L Vans Concept, which will face public debut at the 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing. The so called Fiat 500L Vans Concept has been especially designed for the 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing event, the model taking its inspirations from the well-known shoes producer, the VANS. Fiat 500L Vans Concept The VANS is very popular amongst surfers and skaters and the Fiat 500L Vans Concept has been specially designed for these kind of people. Fiat 500L Vans Concept Jason Stoicevich, the head of Fiat in the United States, reported…
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  • REVIEW: Maturity arrives for 2014 Kia Soul

    James Raia
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Nearly a decade after the Honda Element debuted, the Kia Soul joined a few other brands in the car-in-a-box lineup in 2010. The niche group gained a lot of attention, good and bad, for their uniquely styled exteriors. But the 2014 Kia Soul is now maturely immersed in the auto scene. It’s no longer a novelty item, especially since gaining its first redesign. New this year is increased attention to the quality of the materials used in the interior as well as improved cargo space, now 61 cubic feet. The 2014 Kia Soul has been redesigned. The Kia Soul has always offered a hefty list of…
  • 2015 Toyota Yaris debuts as Euro-styled entry level sedan

    Weekly Driver News Service
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    The 2015 Toyota Yaris has debuted with a new European-themed design, several new additional interior and exterior features and a manufacturer’s suggested retail price range from $14,485 to $17,620. The price range extends from three-door L with a manual transmission ($14,485) to the five-door SE with a four-speed automatic ($17,620). Like like the previous-generations, the 2015 Toyota Yaris comes in 3-door and 5-door liftback configurations. It features an aggressive new look with a horizontal chrome grill treatment that appears to continue into the headlamp. The 1.5-liter, 16-valve,…
  • REVIEW: 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport . . . prestige

    Dan Jedlicka
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Owners of the new 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport sedan could compete with the fairly common Audi, BMW and Mercedes mid-size sedans owned by neighbors—although most would know little or nothing about the Vsport. Oops, there goes the “foreign prestige” factor for Vsport owners. Well, bunk. The $59,995 Vsport four-door (not to be confused with the Cadillac CTS-V) can match prestigious foreign rivals. It’s little known that, while Cadillac virtually dominated the American luxury car market by 1950, an independently entered stock 1950 Caddy finished tenth in the 24-hour race at Le Mans, France,…
  • Cars of the Tour de France, old and new

    James Raia
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Bugatti, Citroën, Peugeot and Renault are current major car automakers in France. And with the exception of Bugatti, the French highways and country roads are often crowded with offerings from the other three carmakers now all more than 100 years old. Skoda, the Czechoslovakian carmaker, is the official car supplier of the Tour de France. But other than official race vehicles, Skoda models are scarce in the country, although, of course, not as scarce as Bugatti models. In the early years of the Tour de France, cars traveling with riders were loaded down with spare parts, not only for…
  • BMW joins massive airbag recall list

    Weekly Driver News Service
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    More than 1.5 BMW 3 Series vehicles from 2000 to 2006 are being recalled to replace passenger-side front airbags, the luxury carmaker announced. The manufacturer said the recall is a “voluntary precautionary measure” aimed at minimizing the risk of faulty airbag activation. This issue is airbag supplied to BMW by Tokyo-based Takata Corporation. The airbag could rupture under certain circumstances, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. If the rupture occurs, shards could fly out and cause injury. BMW is recalling 1.6 million vehicles for faulty airbags. Several other automakers…
 
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  • Exploring Arizona

    Brian Driggs
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Exploring ArizonaHorseshoe Reservoir & Bartlett Lake trail run with Stumpalump. Blazing hot, but found some sweet watering holes.First stop, Horseshoe Dam.There’s a walking path under the spillway so you can cross even when water is flowing. Pretty cool. (I googled around and found some pictures from 2010 showing what this place can be like.Now, most of the time, I expect to find a lake on the other side of a dam. Not so, here. My first thought was climate change and overutilization – and I stand by those thoughts – but it seems this reservoir has always been somewhat…
  • Bart: Isuzu Addict – 2

    Brian Driggs
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Bart: Isuzu Addict – 2[bd] You don’t necessarily build a collection of old vehicles – especially those made by a company that’s pulled out of your country – without a lot of passion and the support of a healthy aftermarket and enthusiast community. I know you’re passionate about your ‘Zus. Tell me a little bit about the state of the Isuzu aftermarket and community.[bw] As for the Isuzu aftermarket, it’s slim pickins’. There are only a few places that come to mind, in the United States, that make or stock aftermarket parts for Isuzu 4x4s. Those would be…
  • Fiorally: A VW Rally Story – 2

    Brian Driggs
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Fiorally: A VW Rally Story – 2[bd] You’ve been racing Volkswagens as long as I’ve known you. And you’ve built more than one. What does your VW addiction look like (still got that Corrado, too?) and why have you stayed with this particular make/model/platform?Ha! Yes, I still have the Corrado, after all, to me it’s only a couple years old. There is something about the mk2 generation and the 80s VW/Audi generation that resonated with me. My soon to be wife was sold on the brand after she bought her mk4 Jetta with the 1.8T (although man did I hate the 09A tiptronic tranny). She’s…
  • Fiorally: A VW Rally Story – 1

    Brian Driggs
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Fiorally: A VW Rally Story – 1One of the reasons I like regional rally more than WRC is because, not only can you just walk right up to the teams and strike up a conversation (and often get legitimate, race-proven technical input, frankly), the next time you cross paths at an event, the people you met previously will likely remember you and be glad you came out.Eddie Fiorelli is a regular at California Rally Series events, and over the years, we’ve even hung out at a couple non-rally events. WRC might be the pinnacle of motorsport, but you can’t beat the sense of belonging you get…
  • Bart: Isuzu Addict – 1a

    Brian Driggs
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Bart: Isuzu Addict – 1a[bd] Clearly, this dude really loves him some Isuzu. While we’re working on Part 2, here’s some more details on the Troopers he’s owned – and still owns.[bw] My first Trooper was a white 1991 that I rattle canned and turned into a desert wheeling machine. It was a great Trooper, but in the end, I wanted something more “perfect”. I planned to do a frame up build, and instead of sanding off the spray paint I figured it would be just as easy to find another Trooper with a straight body and factory paint, and do a body swap onto the restored frame. So…
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  • 2015 Kia K900 will blow your mind and wallet

    Zane Merva
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    It's really easy to scoff at a $66,400 Kia. However, I would advise against it.Leave A Commentposted in Everyday by Zane Merva Continue Reading @ AutoInsane.com
  • Driven: 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor

    The Merva Brothers
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    A quick, comfortable, two door sport truck that you can drive every day- for a price.Leave A Commentposted in Performance by The Merva Brothers Continue Reading @ AutoInsane.com
  • Driven: 2015 Subaru WRX STi

    Zane Merva
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    Yes. Yes. Hell, yes. Leave A Commentposted in Performance by Zane Merva Continue Reading @ AutoInsane.com
  • 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan first-drive

    The Merva Brothers
    15 May 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Hyundai is demanding your attention with the all new and completely redesigned 2015 Genesis. Can the Genesis Sedan compete with the latest and greatest from the big German luxury brands ? Yesterday... Continue Reading @ AutoInsane.com
  • This is the ultimate BMW Motorcycle reference book

    Zane Merva
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:12 am
    BMW Motorcycle enthusiasts rejoice. Your ultimate reference manual has arrived. BMW: Motorcycles of the Century has information on every single model from 1923 to 2000, often in excruciating detail.... Continue Reading @ AutoInsane.com
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  • Prague to Pebble Day 8: Back to Boulder #Prague2Pebble

    Chad Kirchner
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    We won’t make you wait any longer; the Tatra 603 made it to Boulder on its own power! In the latest #Prague2Pebble update, the guys finish the first part of their American leg of the Prague to Pebble or Bust road trip in the Tatra 603. Despite all the adversity, including the Tatra burning through […] The post Prague to Pebble Day 8: Back to Boulder #Prague2Pebble appeared first on The Fast Lane Car: Auto News, Views, and Reviews.
  • 2014 Scion tC: Hatch Hauls a Heavyweight [First Impression]

    Emme Hall
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    I’m sure that the designers at Scion were thinking that the trunk of the tC would be used to haul groceries, duffel bags, maybe some sporting equipment…the usual. I highly doubt they expected someone to haul around an off road racing wheel and tire, yet that is just what I’m doing this week. Hatchbacks are […] The post 2014 Scion tC: Hatch Hauls a Heavyweight [First Impression] appeared first on The Fast Lane Car: Auto News, Views, and Reviews.
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Postcard from Seattle [Preview]

    Chad Kirchner
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    This week, Roman is in Seattle to experience the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class lineup. For this video update, he gives us a brief overview of the car and his general impressions are positive about the redesigned C-Class. In addition to showing the new car, and some of the scenery around the Seattle area, he takes you […] The post 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Postcard from Seattle [Preview] appeared first on The Fast Lane Car: Auto News, Views, and Reviews.
  • 2015 Polaris Slingshot goes to the Street in a Fun Way [Preview]

    Andre Smirnov
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    You may know Polaris as a maker of ATVs, side-by-sides, four-wheelers, snowmobiles, and other off-road use vehicles.  Polaris also owns Victory and Indian motorcycle companies.  The 2015 Polaris Slingshot is what happens when you combine some of the four-wheeler, motorcycle, and car.  You get a three-wheel street legal performance machine. This thing is an open […] The post 2015 Polaris Slingshot goes to the Street in a Fun Way [Preview] appeared first on The Fast Lane Car: Auto News, Views, and Reviews.
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: More Power and Style Never Hurt Anybody [Preview]

    Andre Smirnov
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    How to improve the successful C-Class?  How about making the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan lighter, more powerful, more stylish, and luxurious?  Mercedes is doing just that with the new entry-level sedan.  You might be thinking these images are those of the S-Class.  Yes, the new C-Class resembles the flagship from many angles. The car is […] The post 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: More Power and Style Never Hurt Anybody [Preview] appeared first on The Fast Lane Car: Auto News, Views, and Reviews.
 
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  • New BMW i8 visits Central Contracts

    Aurora Johnson
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Central Contracts was lucky enough to get the chance to see the new BMW i8 up close and personal today, when one paid us a visit at Central Contracts HQ. The car, which launched in June 2014, is set to revolutionise the market thanks to its emission values, which match that of a compact car, rather than a sports car. Its electric motor and combustion engine are both completely synchronised, which allows it to be as efficient as possible on the road. Alongside this, it features a stunning aerodynamic design and an excellent eDrive concept. It also has a BMW TwinPower Turbo 1.5-litre,…
  • Four American films featuring great American cars

    Timothy Alcock
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    Sometimes when we see a film featuring particularly great-looking or iconic cars, we feel compelled to get up and go for a drive. Of course, most of us never get the chance to own classic cars like the Ford Mustang or the Jaguar E Type, but there’s nothing stopping us looking at them on film and thereby being inspired to go and mimic our favourite actors and try to look as cool as they do. Cinema has played a great part in increasing (and securing) the popularity of certain cars, and in this blog post we’ll take a look at some of them. Some of the cars we’ll discuss were already…
  • Weird and Wonderful Vehicles: A look at the most unique vehicles ever seen

    Timothy Alcock
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    The age of motor transport is one of the most celebrated industries in the world. It has allowed people to travel even further than before, making it possible to drive from one end of the country to the other. They are truly one of the most amazing inventions of the modern era, but what about some of the more “unique” creations that exist? As with any form of innovation, designs can become more and more ludicrous. From muffin cars to leopard print sofa cars, some of the creations that exist are intriguing and strange at the exact same time. The strangest bit? The majority of these…
  • Would you commute to work in a car that drives itself?

    Timothy Alcock
    5 Jun 2014 | 1:01 am
    Welcome to the Central Contracts blogging page, where we discuss all things motoring. Recently we have blogged about ten stunning roads in Britain, the top 5 British supercars and we also wrote about flying cars and weather they will ever catch on. To continue with this theme, we now want to look at a development which has recently come to light – the Google self driving car. It was only at the end of May when Google unveiled the latest version of its driverless vehicle; an electric two seater that has no steering wheel or other driver controls. Google have always had one eye on the…
  • Ten stunning roads in Britain

    Aurora Johnson
    2 May 2014 | 5:35 am
    Now that summer is upon us, we thought it was time to look at some scenic driving routes around Britain, with picturesque views and stunning landscapes, these journeys are perfect for glorious bank holiday weekend’s or driving days out. It’s really what we get our driving licenses for, to be able to enjoy the ultimate freedoms of the open road. Once we get out of town and avoid the bumper to bumper traffic jams which halt our morning commutes, we are lucky to be able to head onto some of the most breathtaking roads in the world. Britain is undeniably beautiful, and through driving, we can…
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  • New BMW i3 filmed while self-parking

    Rikk
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    Vali Porcisteanu is a well-known Romanian rally driver who won the 2011 edition of the Romanian Rally Championship. He decided to try the Parking Assistant system on the new BMW i3 electric vehicle. The German car won’t park itself if you don’t hold the button until the end of the procedure but he managed to [...]The post New BMW i3 filmed while self-parking appeared first on BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews. Related posts: VIDEO: BMW reveals the new i3 and i8 Concepts in depth BMW i3 spied in less camouflage BMW to increase production due to high demand for the new i3
  • BMW X2 Reported for 2017

    Eduard Huma
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The BWM X2 is ending up in our news again, this time the model being reported to come in 2017, the long-expected model to stand on the ULK1 platform, also be found on the new MINI and the 2-Series Active Tourer. The BMW X2 will also come with a front- as well as an all-wheel [...]The post BMW X2 Reported for 2017 appeared first on BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews. Related posts: BMW to Expand Carbon Fiber Usage on Future Production BMW Lineup with Fiber Carbon Wheels in the Upcoming Years BMW to Face Record Sales Growth in February
  • BMW i3 Coming i DC Fast Charger

    Eduard Huma
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    With the BMW i3 electric and the company`s first plug-in hybrid i8 to conquer the worldwide market in electric drive technology, the automaker is offering its clients the possibility of a smaller and faster battery charger, called the i DC fast charger. We might call this the speedy battery charger or the DC, which allows [...]The post BMW i3 Coming i DC Fast Charger appeared first on BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews. Related posts: BMW i3 Reaching US First Costumer, Coming with EPA-rated 81-mile range BMW i3 Hits US Dealerships, Comes with New Details BMW i3 Face to Face with Nissan…
  • BMW M4 Coupe Ends Up in Ditch in France

    Eduard Huma
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    We all know that the BMW M4 Coupe is powerful enough to cause any crashes on the road if not handled professionally, which is also the case of this M4 Coupe from the two shots, which ended up in a ditch in France. At a first glimpse it looks like the driver of this BMW [...]The post BMW M4 Coupe Ends Up in Ditch in France appeared first on BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews. Related posts: BMW M4 Crashes in Germany, Ends-up in Trees BMW rolls off the assembly line the first M4 Coupe BMW M3 and M4 Reportedly Coming with Four-Cylinder Unit
  • Video: BMW M4 Coupe Shows Off with M Driver`s Pack

    Eduard Huma
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    The BMW M4 Coupe is ending up in our news again in a video, with the model wearing the M Driver`s Package, meaning that the sports car is virtually taken for a speed ride. The speed ride from 0 to 291 km/h is trying to highlight the BMW M4`s acceleration coming with Launch Control, which [...]The post Video: BMW M4 Coupe Shows Off with M Driver`s Pack appeared first on BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews. Related posts: BMW M3 and M4 Coupe Finally Reaching Australia BMW M3 and M4 Reportedly Coming with Four-Cylinder Unit BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe Coming from 56,175 GBP in the UK
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  • Red Bull Dominated The Spanish Grand Prix

    zoerush
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:25 pm
    We get some info about Red Bull on Spanish grand prix, the info is: Red Bull dominated the Spanish grand prix less than four days ago, but 600 kilometres down the road, the situation looks different in Monaco. The average laptime gap between the RB6 and its rivals looked insurmountable at the Circuit de Catalunya. But between the walls of the fabled Monte Carlo street layout, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was quickest in both of Thursday’s 90 minute practice sessions. Red Bull is, however, within shouting distance of the pace, indicating that the Milton Keynes based team has made…
  • TechArt Aerodynamic Kit II for Porsche 911 Turbo

    zoerush
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    German tuners TechArt have released an updated, functional aesthetics package for the facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo.  The Aerodynamic Kit II is meant to provide a more unique look to the 911, with an emphasis on “the stretched side line of the car.” New parts seen on the model include a front spoiler with a “multifunctional daytime running light system,” comprised of the adjustable-brightness DRLs, turn signals, parking light, and position light housed in one unit.  The front and rear aprons combine to improve airflow to the brakes, intercooler, and radiator, while…
  • Is the Used Car Market Still a Feasible Option in India?

    zoerush
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:25 pm
    India is a country that has witnessed a very rapid pace in progress in the last decade. Today the people of India enjoy a high standard of living; thanks to the higher pay packets, coupled with the increase in the amount of disposable income that the salaried class possesses in the country; as a result, the country has seen a huge surge in the number of cars plying on the roads. But, even though the number of brand new cars in terms of sales has increased beyond comprehension; the used car market in India is thriving as well. So what could the reasons behind Indian automobile giants like…
  • 2011 Subaru BRZ Concept

    zoerush
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    2011 Subaru BRZ Concept, the ZRE technolgy concept car Currently, he collaborates with the Subaru Toyota Motor Corporation to develop 2011 Subaru BRZ Concept sports coupe. The cooperation has become the next step, bringing before the public in 2011, the IAA motor. Sports Coupe is a version of FT-86, and is now named Subaru or 2011 Subaru BRZ Concept. BRZ debut of the 2011 Subaru BRZ Concept is a step in the new V-Motion a comprehensive plan to achieve sales growth of 900 000 units a year by 2016. In the current fiscal year objectives Subaru 633 000 units. ZRE Technology Of 2011 Subaru BRZ…
  • Results Spanish Grand Prix

    zoerush
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Lewis Hamilton was the biggest loser as the Circuit de Catalunya will host the Grand Prix of Spain on Sunday. The McLaren driver was dominant in second place behind winner Mark Webber, when a tire failure threw the barrier in the penultimate round. It means that now only seventh in the drivers’ standings, 21 points behind his team mate and championship leader Jenson Button, who had a bad race in Spain behind Michael Schumacher. If the tires of Hamilton had for two rounds, the British were now held only three points off the lead. be “It could have been (through) waste at the edge…
 
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  • 2015 Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet cabin revealed

    Vasile Tatar
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    The German based automaker is planning to launch the new Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet (codenamed A205) next year. The model in question has been spied several times and first images of its interior have already been released. Apparently, the pictures were taken at the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Unfortunately, only the front half section of the 2015 Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet was displayed, which means the interior of the vehicle may suffer minor changes before the car enters the market. 2015 Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet The images of the pre-production C-Class Cabriolet interior allow us…
  • Volkswagen Golf Variant GTD seen without disguise

    Vasile Tatar
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Spy photos have been taken of the new Volkswagen Golf Variant GTD. The GTD has been caught on camera wearing no camouflage. The model in question is bound to ride on the MQB platform. It benefits from a sport-tuned suspension and an aggressive body kit. The upcoming GTD also features a honeycomb mask, tinted headlights and five-spoke alloy wheels. Volkswagen Golf Variant GTD Nothing is official as of yet, but previous reports suggest that the cabin of this car model will receive some updates such as a sport steering wheel, sports seats and stainless steel pedals. Volkswagen Golf Variant GTD…
  • 2015 Audi Q7 coming in new spy photos

    Vasile Tatar
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    Fresh details of the upcoming Audi Q7 are shown in new spy pictures taken while the SUV was being tested on public road in Germany. 2015 Audi Q7 is said to ride on the MLB Evo platform and will be up to 363 kg (800 lbs) lighter. This car model has received a Y-shaped LED daytime running lights, a shortened front overhang, beefier fenders and a twin exhaust system. 2015 Audi Q7 It’s not clear what powerplant Audi has planned for its new Q7, but the engine powering the vehicle may be a 2.0 TDI. 2015 Audi Q7 It has already been confirmed that an e-tron variant will also be available, sporting…
  • BMW i9 to be launched in 2016

    Vasile Tatar
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    BMW is planning to launch a plug-in hybrid supercar in 2016, dubbed i9, to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. Reports indicate that it may be a beefed-up version of the i8 with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that is capable of delivering more than the current 357 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, while new rumours suggest it may come as a successor to the legendary M1 Concept. BMW M1 Concept In order to provide more power, the i9 may be fuelled by a larger power unit than i8’s current three-cylinder 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a more powerful electric motor than i8’s. The i9…
  • 2015 Renault Twingo RS Spied in Shots

    Vasile Tatar
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    The RS version of the third-generation Renault Twingo has been spotted and caught on camera from a close distance. The five-door hatchback shares the chassis with the new Smart ForFour. This Twingo RS benefits from an extra air intake below the front grille, a sports suspension setup, larger alloy wheels, a revised steering for better handling and enhanced brakes as well as some other aerodynamic tweaks. At the back there’s a dual exhaust setup. 2015 Renault Twingo RS As for the power unit of the 2015 Renault Twingo RS there is a rumour that this vehicle will be powered by a more powerful…
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  • Mercedes reveals US pricing on new GLA

    rikk
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    The 2015 Mercedes GLA gets official pricing details in the United States, a market where the German company hopes to get some momentum. Priced from $33,225, the new GLA packs a 2.0-liter petrol engine producing 211 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. We talk about the GLA250 which benefits from standard equipment such as a 5.8-inch display, Harman Kardon audio system, heated seats, adaptive cruise control and Bluetooth audio streaming. 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA The same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine equips the range-topping Mercedes GLA 45 AMG but delivers 360 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. 2015…
  • Mercedes starts C-Class L production

    rikk
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    We all know that Mercedes and other carmaker offers long-wheelbase versions in China, therefore, we are not surprised to see a new larger model entering production. This time, we talk about the Mercedes C-Class L, the long-wheelbase version of the new C-Class generation. The first model was rolled off the assembly line today with deliveries slated to begin this fall, in September. Mercedes C-Class L Chinese customers value extra space, therefore, the C-Class L measures 4,766mm long with a wheelbase that has been increased by 80mm for extra legroom for the passenger seats. Mercedes C-Class L…
  • Nissan states the IDx is still under development

    Andrei Cristea
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    The Nissan IDx concept cars were first presented at the Tokyo Auto Show, and straight off the bat, they managed to impress. However, between then and now, the possibility of it actually reaching production phase seemed to diminish. Nissan IDx Concept Now, in a recent press release, Nissan said that development on the IDx is still underway. That being said, we still do not know if it will reach production stage. It has yet to receive the green light, but considering they haven’t dropped it altogether, there are a few chances. Nissan IDx Concept One of the problems regarding its possible…
  • 2015 Ford F-150 Launched in the US from $26,615

    Eduard Huma
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    Good news from the Ford North American based automaker, which finally announced that the almighty 2015 F-150 pickup truck will be offered from $26,615. We are talking about the base 2015 Ford F-150 XL version costing $26,615, while the XLT version will cost a higher $31,890. 2015 Ford F-150 The next in line, the F-150 Lariat is also available from $39,880, while the King Ranch will set you back for $49,460. Here we are finally with the top of the line 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum model, which costs double the money than the base entry level, meaning $52,155. The company states that the high price…
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Arrives in the US from $31,300

    Eduard Huma
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    The Mercedes-Benz German automaker has confirmed the presence of the GLA model in the United States, where the luxurious crossover can be bought from $31,300. We are talking here about the cheapest Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover that will be hitting the US, without the $925 destination fees. 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA will include the GLA 250 base version, with the company also to offer the GLA 240 Automatic, as well as the top of the line GLA 45 AMG. 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA The mid-entry level 2015 GLA 240 4MATIC will set you back for at least $34,225, while the GLA 45 AMG…
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  • Iconic Movie Cars – The Italian Job – 2003 Mini Cooper

    Ed Pol
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    Welcome back everyone to another installment of Iconic Movie cars! Sorry for the bit of the hiatus but we have been quite busy. This week’s movie is The Italian Job (2003) and the 2003 Mini Cooper that was moded to steal quite a bit of gold, actually 3 Mini Coopers were moded in the movie. The movie was about a team of thieves who plan to steal gold from a former associate who double-crossed them. Most of the film was shot on location in Venice and Los Angeles. The plot involves your normal betrayal in a movie and the usual “I’m going to get you back” type of story-line. Steve double…
  • Traveling with your dog this summer

    Dan Tole
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
      Keeping your dog safe and secure in your car is important whether you’re just going for a quick trip around town or on a cross country summer adventure. An unrestrained dog can become a potential hazard and a serious distraction. In 2011 AAA and Kurgo conducted an online survey of 1000 dog owners and found that 84 percent of survey takers allowed their dogs to roam freely in the car and 65 percent admitted to being distracted by their dog while driving. So, here are a few tips to keep you and your pup safe this summer: Don’t put a pet crate on the front seat; airbag deployment…
  • Parting out 2005 Nissan Murano – Stock # 140228

    Ed Pol
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    This is a 2005 Nissan Murano for parts. This is stock # 140228. This Murano parts car has lots of good used auto parts left on it. At Tom’s Foreign Auto parts, we part out hundreds of Nissan cars annually and sell the used car parts online. Every Murano part we sell comes with an industry leading money back guarantee. Shop our online car parts store to find great deals on Nissan Murano Parts. Finding a replacement OEM Nissan Murano part can be a real hassle but here at Tom’s Foreign we’ve made it easy for you to get the right OEM Nissan part when you need it. Shop our online…
  • Parting out 2005 Honda Civic – Stock # 140221

    Ed Pol
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    This is a 2005 Honda Civic for parts. This is stock # 140221. This Civic parts car has lots of good used auto parts left on it. At Tom’s Foreign Auto parts, we part out hundreds of Honda cars annually and sell the used car parts online. Every Civic part we sell comes with an industry leading money back guarantee. Shop our online car parts store to find great deals on Honda Civic Parts. Finding a replacement OEM Honda Civic part can be a real hassle but here at Tom’s Foreign we’ve made it easy for you to get the right OEM Honda part when you need it. Shop our online parts…
  • Parting out 2000 Mercedes ML55 – Stock # 140227

    Ed Pol
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    This is a 2000 Mercedes ML55 for parts. This is stock # 140227. This ML55 parts car has lots of good used auto parts left on it. At Tom’s Foreign Auto parts, we part out hundreds of Mercedes cars annually and sell the used car parts online. Every ML55 part we sell comes with an industry leading money back guarantee. Shop our online car parts store to find great deals on Mercedes ML55 Parts. Finding a replacement OEM Mercedes ML55 part can be a real hassle but here at Tom’s Foreign we’ve made it easy for you to get the right OEM Mercedes part when you need it. Shop our online…
 
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  • CarPlan Demon Shine Spray Gun Shine Review

    Chris Davies
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Quick ‘n’ easy usage, adds good shine & water beading Need to use regularly, little longevity, can leave water marks if not wiped off quickly CarPlan Demon Shine Spray Gun? Demon Shine has been out for a while now, and its quick ‘n’ simple application means it won car cleaning enthusiasts over. We’ve tested the straight-from-the-bottle Demon Shine in the past, and liked it, but now CarPlan have made an even more time-efficient product: CarPlan Demon Shine Spray Gun. It’s a plug and play product, which connects onto a hosepipe, and is then sprayed onto…
  • 2014 Skoda Octavia vRS Hatch 2.0 TDI 184PS Manual review – Fast-Hatch Offers Performance & Economy

    Chris Davies
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:27 am
    Great economy, torque-a-plenty, punchy acceleration, sorted ride and handling, comfortable, well priced Lacks personality, more standard equipment would be welcome 2014 Skoda Octavia vRS? M, RS, AMG, STi. Seeing these inconspicuous badges on the front and rear of certain marques fire off little sparks of adrenaline through the veins of petrolheads, for they know that underneath that seemingly normal exterior is a car capable of making your heart thump in your chest at the mere prod of the accelerator. Skoda’s own discreet badging for the smoking hot versions of their cars comes in the…
  • 2014 Peugeot 308 5-Door Feline e-HDi 115 Review – Perception Changer

    Chris Davies
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Good exterior looks, visually pleasing, comfortable & contemporary cabin, 115 engine good all-rounder Small steering wheel partially blocks vision of instrument panel 2014 Peugeot 308? Compare the new 308 to its 2013 predecessor, and the difference is astounding. For myself, the old version was an ugly, nondescript-looking thing offering exactly zero in the way of desirability, and the interior lacked any sort of charisma or design flair. In short: it was entirely dull and lacklustre and exactly the sort of car you buy if you have no interest in cars at all. For 2014 though, Peugeot…
  • 2014 Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 2.0i Sport Venture Review – Fun Motoring Since 1989

    Chris Davies
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:08 am
    An absolute joy to drive, brilliant handling, time-tested reliability, good price High wind and road noise at motorway speeds, very little storage space Mazda MX-5? The Mazda MX-5 (or Mazda Miata in the USA, and Mazda Eunos Roadster in Japan) has now been on the go since 1989, and is officially the best-selling two-seater sportscar in the world with an impressive 940,000 sold to date (May 2014). It’s easy to see why Mazda sell so many of their dinky sportscar; just ask any owner of any model and they’ll happily tell you that not only is it one of the best-handling cars around,…
  • 2014 Kia Optima 3 1.7 CRDi Manual Saloon Review – Modern Looks, Huge Spec, Great Price

    Chris Davies
    3 Jun 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Good looking & individual, impressive spec level, roomy & comfortable, well-priced, 7-year warrenty Cumbersome manual gearbox & heavy clutch pedal (on our tester), diesel engine frugal but uninspiring, ‘damage-prone’ speaker in boot 2014 Kia Optima? For whatever reason, you don’t see many Kia Optima’s on the road – at least in the U.K. – although they sell very well in other markets around the world, such as the U.S.A. However, you may well start seeing more now thanks to the latest 2014 upgrade with its new super-sharp design, which make it…
 
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  • Streamline your life

    Bob
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    The best thing about moving. The thing about things that you need is that you use them. You obviously don’t need them if you don’t use them. That seems like a logical correlation, doesn’t it? When you move, you should make a few piles of things. The “I need this! ” pile, the “I want this” pile, and finally, the “Do I really need or want this? ” pile. Take everything from that last pile and give it away. Have got a yard sale with the stuff of value, and everything else goes right to the Goodwill store. Don’t ponder over it, just do it, and I promise you you’ll feel an…
  • Tesla Poised to Release a More Affordable Car in 2017

    Bob
    10 May 2014 | 9:14 am
    Interest in electric cars among U.S. consumers continues to rise. News regarding the latest models from Tesla, Cadillac, Fiat, and BMW dominate the media. Consumers seem adamant about reducing or completely eliminating their fuel usage. In 2011, the average American household spent roughly $4,000 on gasoline alone, which is just a fraction of the money you can expect to spend on an automobile. A new entry-level Tesla car has been announced. The Model E will debut in 2017, and it reportedly will cost half the price of current Tesla luxury lines. Take a look at how this car could change the…
  • Go, Gadget Car! Tech Trends in the Auto Industry

    Bob
    10 May 2014 | 6:52 am
    If you’ve seen the inside of a car made in the last five years, then you’re somewhat familiar with recent advances in automotive technology. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, imagine the cockpit of a small airplane, and you’ve got the gist. With the explosion in technology in the US, the auto industry has risen to the occasion and followed the trends. The steering wheel Long gone is the notion that a steering wheel is simply the means for navigating the vehicle. Now it’s decked out with multiple levers, switches, and buttons intended to control the operation of all the emerging…
  • The Top Commuter Cars for 2014

    Bob
    10 May 2014 | 6:10 am
    Commutes are getting longer — well over an hour in many U.S. metro areas — and more people are getting on board with ride sharing and carpooling. That’s great for the economy and your pocket book, but not so great if you don’t have the right commuter car. Consider that in 1960, there were almost 74 million cars on the road, but today there are more than 253 million. Even though workplaces are turning virtual, that doesn’t mean people are driving any less. For Americans who are en route to the office, having the right vehicle to get you there is just as important as other…
  • Meet the 2014 Lexus ES 350

    Bob
    10 May 2014 | 5:20 am
    It’s been a few years since a Lexus was voted most popular, but the 2014 Lexus ES 350 model might just have what it takes. With a starting MSRP of just above $35,000 and an EPA rating of MPG around 21/31, it’ll appeal to those with luxury taste who are also watching their budget. The ES 350 got a massive makeover in 2013, and there’s nothing shockingly new for this year’s model. But that tempting bamboo interior trim, those heated seats, Siri Eyes Free technology, and LED fog lamps are starting to turn some heads. A gentleman’s or lady’s lounge on wheels, this model is designed to…
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  • Spin Tires | Car Meet Update! | Chill, Solo Session

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    29 Jul 2014 | 5:26 pm
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  • Functional Training – Car Tire Training

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    13 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
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  • How to Make Your Automobile’s Tires Look Like New

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    30 Jun 2014 | 9:15 pm
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  • Auto Tips Car Maintenance How to Put Air in Car Tires Car Videos

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    10 May 2014 | 4:37 am
    http://www.youtube.com/v/uQf0gKuIqZo?version=3&f=videos&app=youtube_gdata ABS Brakes Auto Detailing Auto Insurance Auto Painting Auto Repair Automotive Maintenance Buying Selling Cars Car Audio Car Maintenance Car Parts Car Repair … … See the article here: Auto Tips Car Maintenance How to Put Air in Car Tires Car Videos
  • Car Cleaning videos:How to Clean Road Dirt From Car Tires

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    9 May 2014 | 1:49 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/v/BVKxA_TtMj8?version=3&f=videos&app=youtube_gdata Summary: www.know-car.com Car Maintenance Cleaning road dirt from car tires involves spraying down the tire with an all-purpose cleaner, scrubbing down the t… … See the article here: Car Cleaning videos:How to Clean Road Dirt From Car Tires
 
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  • FURTHER PERFORMANCE AND PERSONALISATION FOR 2015 RANGE ROVERS

    Luke Mellor
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Land Rover is introducing a comprehensive suite of updates Range Rover and Range Rover Sport for 2015 model year, reaffirming their status as the world’s best luxury and premium sporting SUVs, unrivalled in their breadth of capability, both on- and off-road. ‘As the world’s best luxury and premium sporting SUVs, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have long offered an unrivalled combination of performance, luxury and off-road capability,’ says Phil Popham, Group Marketing Director, Jaguar Land Rover. ‘These latest updates ensure both vehicles maintain their…
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR PROTOTYPE

    Luke Mellor
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:44 am
    The fastest and most powerful ever production Land Rover will make its public debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (27 to 29 June). The Range Rover Sport SVR will be the first model to wear the new SVR designation, which will be worn by all future high performance models. A camouflaged prototype of the 550PS Range Rover Sport SVR will take a break from its demanding development schedule to give spectators a chance to experience the sights and sounds of the most exhilarating Land Rover ever produced. It will perform a series of runs up the famous Goodwood Hill course in the…
  • LAND ROVER ANNOUNCE RANGE ROVER SPORT STEALTH PACK

    Luke Mellor
    16 Jun 2014 | 3:20 am
    The Range Rover Sport, the fastest, most agile, most responsive Land Rover ever, now has even greater appeal, with the availability of the Stealth Pack on HSE Dynamic and Autobiography Dynamic derivatives. Order books will open in July (dependent on market) and first customer deliveries are expected towards the end of the year. Making its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next week, the Range Rover Sport Stealth Pack features a set of exterior design enhancements, including satin black front grille and grille surround, fog lamp bezels, bonnet and fender vents, upper mirror caps…
  • LAND ROVER ANNOUNCE DISCOVERY IMPROVEMENTS

    Luke Mellor
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:14 am
    Land Rover continues to celebrate 25 years of Discovery with the option for customers to add striking features from the XXV Special Edition anniversary model revealed earlier this year. In-car technologies also receive a boost with the introduction of Land Rover InControlTM Apps into a number of key markets, whilst the 3.0-litre V6 Supercharged petrol engine maintains its promise to deliver fuel efficiency benefits. These enhancements are available to order on the Discovery now with customer deliveries starting from September. “To mark 25 years of Discovery, Land Rover offered more…
  • HEARTBEAT LAND ROVER

    Luke Mellor
    10 Jun 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Set in North Yorkshire in the late Sixties, the Yorkshire Television series Heartbeat ran for 372 episodes from April 1992 until September 2010; a well-respected Sunday evening television show with a strong feel-good factor. Period realism was a key factor underlining this TV series’ success and for classic vehicle enthusiasts, Heartbeat was an opportunity to wallow in nostalgia as they tried to spot the cars of their youth. Set as it was in a rural landscape, a number of Series Land Rovers were to be seen over the years. Heartbeat’s first district nurse, Nurse Maggie Bolton, played by…
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  • 21 per cent of drivers still don’t realise that checking Facebook and Twitter is illegal whilst driving

    Editor
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
    A new RAC study showed that more than one-in-ten drivers also don’t realise that texting whilst driving is illegal. 61% drivers don't realise that the law still applies when the car is stationary with the engine switched on.  It is also an offence to use a phone whilst stopped at traffic lights, during a traffic jam or whilst parked, as long as the engine is running. 47 per cent of motorists believe that checking their phone during this time is legal, with 26 per cent of drivers considering it ‘safe’. David Bizley, the tech director at RAC, said: “While the law is…
  • Britain diesel costs remain amongst the highest in Europe

    Editor
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:09 am
    Last month we reported that fuel costs remained a major concern for British motorists.  According to a new study by the Post Office, concerns could well be justified. The study has shown that British drivers are currently paying up to 43p more per litre than other drivers in the continent.  Even drivers in neighbouring France are paying 29p per litre less than UK motorists. The information – which has come from the Post Office Travel Money annual report into motoring – said that even after exchange rate discrepancies were taken into account, diesel in the continent was…
  • UK Car sales grow for record 27th consecutive month

    Editor
    23 Jun 2014 | 7:42 am
    UK car sales have risen for the 27th month in a row, breaking a record that dated back to the 1980s.  The availability of easy credit combined with heavy discounting and rising consumer confidence (not to mention fairly solid economic growth) has swelled the demand for new cars within the UK.  Sales in the country are now out-pacing pre-recession levels. British car buyers have been considered the darlings of the European car industry within the last couple of years, with the rest of the continent still struggling with lower sales. New car sales in the UK rose 7.7 per cent in May,…
  • British motorist caught driving 149mph

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    2 Jun 2014 | 5:16 am
    A British motorist was caught driving at 149mph on the M25 in Kent, it's been revealed.  A Freedom of Information request by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) to police authorities asked for the location and speed of the fastest motorists caught by speed cameras within the last year.  Other notable speeders included a driver in Gateshead, who was recorded doing 96mph in a 30mph zone, and a motorist who reached 127mph on the A413 by-pass in Wendover, a road that carries a 60mph area. Thirty-three of the 39 police authorities in England and Wales responded to the request by…
  • How a regulatory change could raise company vehicle tax by 30%

    Editor
    9 May 2014 | 3:13 am
    A new regulatory change could lead to businesses having to increase their vehicle tax budgets by up to 30 per cent, if the latest reports are to be believed.  Today, we’re going to take a look at the changes that are being slowly put in place, and the impact that they could potentially have. What are the changes? The plan is to introduce a new vehicle emissions test dubbed the Worldwide Harmonised Light-duty Test Procedures (WLTP).  It’s believed that the current New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) has been failing to provide a realistic picture of fuel consumption, and…
 
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  • Streamline your life

    Bob
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    The best thing about moving. The thing about things that you need is that you use them. You obviously don’t need them if you don’t use them. That seems like a logical correlation, doesn’t it? When you move, you should make a few piles of things. The “I need this! ” pile, the “I want this” pile, and finally, the “Do I really need or want this? ” pile. Take everything from that last pile and give it away. Have got a yard sale with the stuff of value, and everything else goes right to the Goodwill store. Don’t ponder over it, just do it, and I promise you you’ll feel an…
  • Tesla Poised to Release a More Affordable Car in 2017

    Bob
    10 May 2014 | 9:14 am
    Interest in electric cars among U.S. consumers continues to rise. News regarding the latest models from Tesla, Cadillac, Fiat, and BMW dominate the media. Consumers seem adamant about reducing or completely eliminating their fuel usage. In 2011, the average American household spent roughly $4,000 on gasoline alone, which is just a fraction of the money you can expect to spend on an automobile. A new entry-level Tesla car has been announced. The Model E will debut in 2017, and it reportedly will cost half the price of current Tesla luxury lines. Take a look at how this car could change the…
  • Go, Gadget Car! Tech Trends in the Auto Industry

    Bob
    10 May 2014 | 6:52 am
    If you’ve seen the inside of a car made in the last five years, then you’re somewhat familiar with recent advances in automotive technology. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, imagine the cockpit of a small airplane, and you’ve got the gist. With the explosion in technology in the US, the auto industry has risen to the occasion and followed the trends. The steering wheel Long gone is the notion that a steering wheel is simply the means for navigating the vehicle. Now it’s decked out with multiple levers, switches, and buttons intended to control the operation of all the emerging…
  • The Top Commuter Cars for 2014

    Bob
    10 May 2014 | 6:10 am
    Commutes are getting longer — well over an hour in many U.S. metro areas — and more people are getting on board with ride sharing and carpooling. That’s great for the economy and your pocket book, but not so great if you don’t have the right commuter car. Consider that in 1960, there were almost 74 million cars on the road, but today there are more than 253 million. Even though workplaces are turning virtual, that doesn’t mean people are driving any less. For Americans who are en route to the office, having the right vehicle to get you there is just as important as other…
  • Meet the 2014 Lexus ES 350

    Bob
    10 May 2014 | 5:20 am
    It’s been a few years since a Lexus was voted most popular, but the 2014 Lexus ES 350 model might just have what it takes. With a starting MSRP of just above $35,000 and an EPA rating of MPG around 21/31, it’ll appeal to those with luxury taste who are also watching their budget. The ES 350 got a massive makeover in 2013, and there’s nothing shockingly new for this year’s model. But that tempting bamboo interior trim, those heated seats, Siri Eyes Free technology, and LED fog lamps are starting to turn some heads. A gentleman’s or lady’s lounge on wheels, this model is designed to…
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  • How to compare car repair prices

    Ron Rodney
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    It’s easier than ever before to compare car repair prices Can I let you into a secret about how smart car owners compare car repair prices to get the best car repair deals? It’s a secret that will make it easier for you to get better quality car repairs at a good price. But here’s the thing. It’s only for those car owners who care. And I mean really care about who works on their car. Because let me be frank. Most drivers say they care who works on their car. But then they’ll go to somewhere like Mr Clutch to get their car fixed. And why? Because they’re cheap. If that’s…
  • DriveGain App Helps You Drive More Efficiently

    Ron Rodney
    20 Nov 2013 | 8:14 am
    DriveGain could help you save money on fuel Petrol prices are not getting any cheaper so anything that can save you some money on petrol has to be worth looking into. Step forward the app from DriveGain. The DriveGain app has been around since 2009 in the iTunes store and the basic app is free to download. The makers say the app could save you £170 a year on petrol just by following the voice commands the app gives you as you drive. The way it works couldn’t be any easier. You simply put what car you are driving and the app works out how fast and how you are driving. It then tells you what…
  • Shocking Facts About MOT Failures

    Ron Rodney
    8 Oct 2013 | 1:14 am
    When you buy a new car, it feels great doesn’t it? You look good, the car looks fantastic and you’ve got years of stress free driving because of the guarantee it came with. But there’s a dark little secret that I only just found out about and I’m sure you don’t know about it either. And it’s a real shocker. Figures released by VOSA has shown that between January and August of 2013, 1 in 5 cars failed their first MOT. Now let’s just think about that for a moment. You’ve had the car from new. And you’ve had it serviced regularly at the main dealer…
  • Avoid This Mistake And See Your Business Revenue Explode

    Ron Rodney
    10 Sep 2013 | 7:05 am
    Many small business owners are not maximising the revenue they could earn because they are not thinking ahead. Often a small business owner will concentrate on running their business and that’s it. Yet if they started to copy the marketing tactics of supermarkets and online businesses, they could see a huge increase in their revenue. Let me show you what I mean. Imagine you are doing some freelance work at a company and while you’re there you hear staff complaining about all sorts of things. They’re complaining about how slow their website is, the accountant doesn’t get…
  • Is It Worth Using A Mobile Mechanic?

    Ron Rodney
    6 Sep 2013 | 1:31 am
    There are some excellent mobile mechanics out there. But finding them is becoming extremely difficult. Do an Internet search for a mobile mechanic and it’s like doing a search for a plumber. You get so many results but there’s no way of knowing who are the good ones and what reviews are real or false. For instance, at the time of writing this, September 2013, we haven’t found a mobile mechanic who we’d be happy to recommend. The main reason for this is, we do a lot of research into the garages we recommend. Doing that same research to find mobile mechanics has left us far…
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  • 2014 BMW X5 Test Drive Review

    Faisal Khan
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    2014 BMW X5 – Click above for high resolution gallery Car Tested: 2014 BMW X5 xDrive30d Design Pure Experience Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 87,50,350/- The BMW X5 is a well engineered car which takes a massive step over the old model SUVs are increasingly becoming popular the world over and the German three have always had big and brawny offerings to satisfy the hunger of people who want a well rounded full-sized SUV. BMW was among the first to attack this segment with the X5, which also happened to be its very first SUV ever. Rather than calling the X5 an SUV, BMW always chose to use the SAV…
  • Jaguar XE To Return 26 Km/l Thanks To 75% Aluminium Body

    Sameer Contractor
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Ahead of the official unveil on 8th September in London; Jaguar is dropping details on its entry-level XE sedan that will rival the likes of the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4 in the segment. Jaguar promised that the XE sedan will become the benchmark of ride as well as handling, and it turns out that the sedan will also be the most fuel efficient in the segment, courtesy of the new platform and light weight monocoque aluminium chassis that are set to debut on the XE. The Jaguar XE uses the new modular vehicle architecture and is the only car in its class to use an…
  • Fiat Starts Promotion Of Avventura As Launch Nears [Video]

    Parth Gohil
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    Fiat had displayed the Avventura Crossover at the 2014 Auto Expo earlier this year. Numerous pictures of the vehicle undergoing testing started floating everywhere on the web and the Avventura really generated quite some amount of buzz. After launching the Punto facelift, Fiat is now gearing up for the launch of the Avventura which will enter the market later this year. The Italian manufacturer has now started an online marketing campaign for the vehicle. The video shows the Avventura as an Urban, Free, Fun, Adventurous and Cool vehicle. The Fiat Avventura is a Punto underneath with major…
  • US Engineers To Develop Next Gen Xylo & Quanto

    Sameer Contractor
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:22 am
    Mahindra has commenced work on the next generation Xylo MPV and Quanto that is being developed at the automaker’s new Mahindra North American Technical Centre (MNATC) in Troy, Michigan. The Indian utility automaker has hired over 50 engineers at the MNATC that will take care of the engineering design of vehicles through simulation and CAD and will work in conjunction with the Indian team for styling and final prototype development, which will be done in India. The product development ecosystem in the US has been developed over 100 years of experience. Not only will the environment help…
  • Honda Developing New Small Car & Compact SUV For India

    Parth Gohil
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:48 am
    The mass-market vehicle segments like entry-level hatchbacks, compact sedans and compact SUVs are seeing a huge growth when it comes to sales. While entry-level hatchbacks have always sold in good numbers depending on the value for money proposition they offer, compact sedans and SUVs have seen a rise in demand only in the past couple of years. Most major manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki, Ford, Hyundai, etc. have marked their presence in these segments and they are also gearing up to introduce more products for these markets. Honda too sells the Amaze in the compact sedan segment and the…
 
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  • Bajaj Discover 150S Price Leaked

    Raafid Azim
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:25 am
    Bajaj, the Indian two wheeler manufacturer is planning to launch yet another variant of the Bajaj Discover. This will be the flagship variant of the Discover and will come with the moniker Discover 150S. Now before you get excited and expect some major changes, let us just put it bluntly that there are none. Infact ... The post Bajaj Discover 150S Price Leaked appeared first on CarBlogIndia - All About Automobiles.
  • FIRST LOOK: The Highly Exclusive Aston Martin Lagonda

    Raafid Azim
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    After a long cycle of speculation, rumours, if’s and but’s, Aston Martin has finally given the first glimpse of its super saloon, the Lagonda. A successor of the iconic 1976 Lagonda sedan, the new model will be inspired by the Aston Martin Centennial edition cars created by Zagato to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the British manufacturer. ... The post FIRST LOOK: The Highly Exclusive Aston Martin Lagonda appeared first on CarBlogIndia - All About Automobiles.
  • Audi To Introduce SQ7 After The 2015 Audi Q7

    Ritij Khurana
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In luxury car market, the key is to keep churning the blockbusters one after the other. In the past couple of years, German carmaker Audi has done exactly the same. An all new Q7 SUV will be launched, either later in 2014 or early 2015. A test unit of the 2015 Audi Q7 was recently ... The post Audi To Introduce SQ7 After The 2015 Audi Q7 appeared first on CarBlogIndia - All About Automobiles.
  • LAUNCHED: The “Affordable” BMW X5 Expedition At Rs 64.9 Lakh

    Raafid Azim
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    BMW has added a more affordable sibling to the recently launched X5 with the new five-seater X5 Expedition. The new X5 offers value for money and is almost Rs. 6 Lakh cheaper than the X5 launched a few months ago. A massive selling point in the recently launched X5 was the kind of features and ... The post LAUNCHED: The “Affordable” BMW X5 Expedition At Rs 64.9 Lakh appeared first on CarBlogIndia - All About Automobiles.
  • SPIED: The All New Bajaj Pulsar 150NS

    Raafid Azim
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    It has been for over 12 years that the Bajaj Pulsar took over the reign of the Indian motorcycle scene. The Bajaj Pulsar family which currently consists of five variants (Pulsar 135 LS, 150, 180, 200 NS and 220) is set for an expansion in the coming months. The faired Pulsar 200 SS along with the SS 400 ... The post SPIED: The All New Bajaj Pulsar 150NS appeared first on CarBlogIndia - All About Automobiles.
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  • Classic Cars: Ford GT40

    Dave Conole
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    Born in Britain, raised in Britain, went to America. Sounds like Davy Jones from The Monkees but no, it’s the Ford GT40. It’s also a car with an Italian connection, being none other than Enzo Ferrari. However the connection is not a friendly one… In 1963, Henry Ford (the second) received word that Ferrari was interested in selling parts to the Ford company. As you do, Ford spent a squillion on checking the viability of Ferrari and on legalities, only to have Ferrari cut short the discussions thanks to a dispute over racing rights. Enzo wanted to stay as the sole operator of…
  • Airbag Syndrome

    Megan
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Automotive safety has come a long way in the last 15 years or so.  Once upon a time, the only safety features in your typical family car were seatbelts and the brake… and maybe the horn.  Back then seat belts were not always found in the rear seats, especially in older cars when I was a child.  Today, though, you’ve got the works.  In any new car worth its salt, you’ve got head rests to protect against whiplash, antisubmarining features in the seatbelts, three point-seat belts all round, crumple zones, pyrotechnic pretensioned seatbelts, airbags here, airbags there and airbags…
  • The Human Flaw

    Lewis
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    As we surge forward into the vast unknown that is the future, cars are becoming increasingly more safe, secure and simple. Many may complain that the modern obsession with health and safety is beginning to dictate our lives, but it does mean that the universal driving experience can begin to improve in the knowledge that we can place trust in our motoring machines as we surge on down the road ahead. And if that wasn’t enough, the development of alternate fuels such as electricity, solar or even hydrogen power is making the world of driving more efficient and eco-friendly. There is…
  • Big Boys and Their Small Toys.

    Dave Conole
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:54 am
    Growing up in the south eastern outskirts of Perth during the 1970s coincided, for me, with a huge interest in modelling. No, I don’t mean the Karen Pini kind of modelling (Google her but be nice), I mean plastic hobby kit modelling. Ships, space craft, planes, tanks, people, cars, you name it and it was available. My own room was filled with samples from the military, space and cars. Nowadays the modelling scene, although not underground, is nowhere near as popular as it used to be. You could go to a K-Mart and buy kits, paint, brushes; hobby shops were, metaphorically, on every corner…
  • A Positive Charge: Proton Exora

    Dave Conole
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:52 pm
    People movers once ruled the roost and it was thanks to Toyota with the Tarago and LiteAce. Of more recent times, SUVs have grabbed the crown, to the detriment of driving standards. Proton offers up a slightly different alternative to A Wheel Thing with its compact sized people mover, the Exora. Again it’s split into two trim levels, the GX and GXR. It’s powered by the same engine (103kW/205Nm) as found in the Suprima S and Preve’ (amortising costs) and is lobbed into a car weighing just under 1500 kg. The engine is again bolted to a CVT with six programmed manual shift…
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  • 2016 Toyota Innova design perception drawing outlines on the camouflage!

    Mohammed Asrar
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:28 pm
    In the previous article, we mentioned the changes on the 2016 Toyota Innova and while typing this article I got few perceptions on my mind while some inputs are taken from Team-BHP forum, how the final car might look like! The front looks a bit similar to the 2014 Toyota Highlander sold in US, sharp […]The post 2016 Toyota Innova design perception drawing outlines on the camouflage! appeared first on Bharath Autos - Automobile News Updates.
  • 2016 Toyota Innova spied for the first time in Bangalore

    Mohammed Asrar
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The India’s favourite ‘family MPV’ is coming back in its second generation incarnation, and we have a first look at it here. The next-generation 2016 Innova MPV has been spotted for the first time on the roads of Bangalore, India. While it stays fresh in our minds, the original Toyota Innova having been launched in […]The post 2016 Toyota Innova spied for the first time in Bangalore appeared first on Bharath Autos - Automobile News Updates.
  • Spy Shots – First sighting of Tata Kite test mule, reveals interior!

    Mohammed Asrar
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    BA readers know Tata Motors is working on a new small car, codenamed Kite as on date and will be slotted between the Nano and Bolt. The spied vehicle is one of the first prototypes of the Kite hatchback and Tata may make extensive changes on the final production car. As per the trusted sources, […]The post Spy Shots – First sighting of Tata Kite test mule, reveals interior! appeared first on Bharath Autos - Automobile News Updates.
  • BMW R Nine T Cafe Racer launched in India at Rs. 23.5 lakh

    Mohammed Asrar
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    BMW Motorrad India has recently launched one of its most special model – R Nine T at Rs. 23.5 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai), while it costs around Rs. 27 lakh (on-road Mumbai). This makes this motorcycle the fourth roadster to be sold in India along with the S1000R, K1300R and the R1200R. Compared to other roadster, […]The post BMW R Nine T Cafe Racer launched in India at Rs. 23.5 lakh appeared first on Bharath Autos - Automobile News Updates.
  • Another supercar accident in New Delhi, this time its Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 (Updated)

    Mohammed Asrar
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    A stunning white Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 has crashed in New Delhi, the accident occurred in the beginning of June. The vehicle which bears temporary license plates, reveals its all-new and we guess not more than 3 digits on the odo was registered in 2011 at New Delhi RTO and TC in the registration plate stands for trade certificate […]The post Another supercar accident in New Delhi, this time its Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 (Updated) appeared first on Bharath Autos - Automobile News Updates.
 
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  • Volkswagen Passat Alltrack | 2.0 TDI

    Nicole Papadimitriou
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    At first glance you realize that everything happens with elegant discreet in the outer appearance of the new VW Passat Alltrack. Even the essential adventure accessories, such as the aprons and unpainted brow domes adorn the modest exterior picture of the car that balances extremely the classy style and escape garment. Next to a simple Variant it shows slightly more dynamic without exaggeration on the height with only 30 mm. extra lift off the ground. The bumpers received care from the planners to justify the character of the Alltrack. Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Inside the image is the same…
  • Alfa Romeo History

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    28 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    Alfa Romeo began in 1910, originally as Anonima Lombarda Fabric Automobili (Lombard Automobile Factory, Public Company), or A.L.F.A. The first car, made the same year was the 24 HP.  It had a 4 cylinder, 4 litre engine and reached top speeds of 62 mph. Three hundred 24 HP cars were produced, followed by the 15 HP Corsa in 1911, used for racing. Over the next few years, improvements to these models were made, resulting in the 15 – 20 HP models. By 1913, Alfa were producing the 40-60 HP, with 6 litre cylinder capacity capable of reaching 86 mph. Considered an ‘authentic sports car’,…
  • Testing the new BMW 220i

    Nicole Papadimitriou
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    The new BMW 220i is a little wider and a bit more long than the Series 1. When you first see it, it has something familiar. The element that makes the difference in this case and makes it very interesting is the size. You feel it while driving. On the open road it is an advantage but in the city it is kind of a big vehicle. On the inside of the Series 2, the dashboard is a direct reference to the smaller set. It can be transferred unchanged. It offers comprehensive information and extremely rugged feel with the familiar image of the soft plastic and proper ergonomics. Beyond that, the…
  • The pioneering venture of BMW | Series 2 Active Tourer

    Nicole Papadimitriou
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    The presentation of a typical MPV model and especially in the compact segment, is undoubtedly something unprecedented for BMW, which, for many years now, has been established in the minds of buyers everywhere as a manufacturer sporty car with luxury features. The new Series 2 Active Tourer is the first large car with front wheel drive, a model that the presence of the brands portfolio puts an end to a long tradition of the German from Munich who wanted until today to make cars with only rear wheel drive. BMW Active Tourer The large shift of the managers of BMW, which were accompanied by the…
  • Meet the giant Fiat Freemont | 2.0 D AWD

    Nicole Papadimitriou
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The American aesthetic, whether you like it or not, represents many millions of people and that is truly respectable. This has to do with the primarily feeling of spaciousness that we always enjoy. From the inside out, therefore, the Fiat Freemont wins too many points, and is a representative sample of the “American School” in that it has to do with the property. To return, however, to the aesthetics of the body, the interventions of the Design Department of the Fiat Freemont’s chunky bodywork who wanted to difference the model from the Dodge Journey, which is based on, are…
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  • BMW Smart Charging App Helps Lower At-Home Charging Costs

    Kevin Battaglia
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:19 pm
    BMW and smartphone owners will soon be able to conveniently identify the best rates and times for charging their electronic vehicles at home via the BMW Smart Charging App. In a press release, BMW announced that the BMW Smart Charging App “has the potential to save customers as much as $400 annually on their electric bills.” “By automating the at-home charging planning process with the BMW Smart Charging App, we are offering BMW i (electric vehicles) customers greater convenience and helping them conserve energy while maximizing their cost savings,” said Jose Guerrero, Product…
  • What is Top Tier™ Gasoline?

    Austin Hardee
    22 Jun 2014 | 2:27 pm
    All brands of gasoline are not the same. The gas at one station is different from the gas at the station down the street. It is similar to how different brands of apple juice don’t taste the same and have varying amounts of vitamins depending on the types of apples used in the juice. Brands of gas have different additives that increase performance, clean while they burn, and reduce emissions. In 1995, the EPA put a minimum limit on additives for gas sold in the United States. Since then, each brand of gas must contain a certain amount of additives that reduce emissions and reduce the…
  • BMW Announces Plans to Include a Plug-in Hybrid in Every Major Model Series

    Austin Hardee
    8 Jun 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The BMX Concept X5 Plug-in Hybrid BMW has always been on the cutting edge of new technology. They were among some of the first engineers to introduce hybrid technology in their mass produced vehicles. They are currently unveiling new models in the 2,3 and 4 series that feature ultra modern diesel engines that shatter preconceived notions of loud, polluting diesel engines from previous decades. These new models and engines will be available soon at Chapman BMW on Camelback. Also, BMW is unveiling new plug-in hybrid cars like the new midsize concept X5 and the super sleek, modern and powerful…
  • BMW’s 2014 Spring Model Upgrades

    Austin Hardee
    7 Jun 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The 2014 4 Series Convertible The new BMW inventory has gotten a multitude of upgrades this spring. 2014 models will now have more engine options and all BMW’s, except for the X6, will see technological advancements in safety come standard. For example, all standard 2014 models (minus the X6) will come equipped with tire pressure indicators that measure pressure in each tire individually. Maintaining correct tire pressure will save BMW owners money on gas, improve vehicle performance and increase safety. New engine options now include the modern diesel option, which blows away all…
  • 2015 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe Coming Fall 2014

    Anthony Alaniz
    19 May 2014 | 8:52 pm
    BMW is turning the coupe market on its head with the introduction of the 2015 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe. Based off the already stylish 4-Series coupe, BMW has decided to go ahead with a four-door design of the 4-Series, much like the 6-Series Gran Coupe. For more information on BMW’s latest offerings, be sure to visit Chapman BMW on Camelback. In reality, this is how it breaks down: the 4-Series Gran Coupe is the four-door version of the two-door 4-Series coupe, which is itself a two-door version of the 4-door 3-Series. Got it? Nobody said BMW ever makes it easy on its customers. The niche…
 
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  • Iggy Azalea to Appear in Fast and Furious 7

    Zach Doell
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Australia’s latest rap sensation might be ‘fancy’, but apparently she’s not prim enough to decline a role in Fast & Furious 7. You heard right. Amethyst Amelia Kelly, better known as Iggy Azalea, will have a minor role in the upcoming street-racing flick, according to Vin Diesel. In a recent interview with French SkyrockFM to discuss his new movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, Diesel revealed that he worked with Azalea just two weeks prior in wrapping up filming for F&F 7. He also admitted that he’d dance to Azalea’s hit ‘Fancy’ when asked by the reporter. Just tender that…
  • The Build Team Responsible for the Viper Defender TV Car: Interview

    Jeff Perez
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    In 1994, Chrysler pulled out one of the biggest marketing stunts to date — a TV show. It wasn’t just any TV show though, it was called Viper, and at the helm of it all was one very special car; the Viper Defender. Viper ran a total of four seasons from 1994-1999, and it cemented its place in history as a cult classic for gearheads. But how did the star of the show, the Viper Defender, come to be? No, it wasn’t built by George Barris, it was actually the work of a family run shop called Unique Movie Car Las Vegas. Along with the Viper Defender, Unique Movie Cars is responsible for some…
  • Bugatti Veyron SS Hits 246.4 MPH on Open Road in Idaho [Video]

    Jeff Perez
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Bugatti Veyron is a fast car, obviously. It hit 267 mph once and cemented itself in history as one of the fastest street-legal things on four wheels. So what are you to do when you have an open road, and over a million dollars worth of car at your fingertips? Looks like it’s time for a speed test. The owner of the one and only Bugatti Veyron SS Pur Sang did exactly that on some open roads in rural Idaho. With this uber long straight stretch of road, the driver was able to muster up enough power, and courage to get it to 246.4 mph. Not a world record, but still fast as heck. PHOTOS:…
  • Matt Guthmiller Becomes Youngest Pilot to Fly Around the World Solo

    Zach Doell
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    What did you do when you were 19? Other than sit around and eat pizza. We can guarantee you didn’t set the current record for the youngest person to fly around the world solo. Why? Because 19-year-old Matt Guthmiller has that one covered. On July 14, Guthmiller landed his 1981 Beechcraft A36 Bonanza in El Cajon, California, sealing the deal on a globetrotting trip that took him across 27,000 miles of open sky for over 44 days, and approximately 170 hours spent in the air. While that’s an astounding achievement in itself, it only sheds more light onto an already brilliant young student at…
  • Will the Jaguar XE be a Lighter, Better 3 Series?

    Zach Doell
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    We’ll start out by saying this – we love BMWs 3 Series sedan. The 3-Series offers the perfect balance between luxury and performance. But if the recent hoopla surrounding the Jaguar XE is correct, the baby Jag might just be a bit more…um…perfect. The latest info-dump from Jaguar sets the spotlight on the XE’s copious use of aluminum, which Jaguar isn’t coy about mentioning accounts for over 75 percent of the sedan’s monocoque structure. Bonded and riveted together, the XE’s lightweight body should effectively make it the lightest car in the compact luxury segment, so we think,…
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  • Polaris Slingshot – Three Wheeled Crowd Pleaser

    eddie
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:27 am
    Polaris is known for making a slew of off-road recreational vehicles, motorcycles, neighborhood electric vehicles, and snowmobiles. Well, looks like they are now getting into the three-wheel market with the introduction of the Polaris Slingshot. Unlike the three-wheelers I’ve written about in the past, this one is more car-like although it is still classified as […]
  • What Gets Driven Down Under? Some Of Australia’s Best Cars

    eddie
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    Over the last two years, I’ve had to make several trips to Melbourne, Australia, as that’s where my in-law’s live. There are about four or five things that immediately catch my attention every time I’ve been there. The roads are clean and well maintained, I like the look of the trees here a lot more, […]
  • Mazda2 Officially Unveiled And Looking Great

    eddie
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    We’ve been reviewing a lot of Mazda vehicles recently but the one we haven’t had an opportunity to take out for a test drive is the current model of the Mazda2. The company has officially unveiled the 2015 Mazda2 which is set to hit showroom floors in the final quarter of this year. There have […]
  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

    Faisal
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Mr. Bond, your roadster is ready… say hello to the all-new 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster, Aston Martin’s fastest production convertible ever. Regular readers will notice this car is not really that new, looking back a few years ago to the Vantage Roadster; you’ll notice 99% of the car’s design has been carried […]
  • Porsche 911 Turbo S GB Edition

    Faisal
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:16 pm
    I’ve never driven a Porsche but I’m a huge fan of the 911 sports cars, especially the latest generation 991. My dream sports car (a car that can easily be used daily) is the 911 Turbo, which has been around for 40 years. And to celebrate the milestone, the German automaker has released a limited […]
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  • Inspired Autosport upgrades SRT Viper GTS to 700 bhp

    Adrian
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    A 2014 SRT Viper GTS went through an upgrade process conducted by Inspired Autosport who worked on the car’s larger naturally-aspirated V10 8.4-liter engine. In its standard configuration, the ten-cylinder motor is capable of developing 640 bhp but the engineers managed to squeeze an additional 60 bhp so now the total power stands at an impressive 700 bhp (522 kW). This bump in output was possible after installing an Agency Power cold air intake, a custom exhaust system made from titanium, along with a remapped ECU. Aside from the horsepower gain, this particular 2014MY Viper GTS was…
  • Polaris Slingshot officially unveiled

    Adrian
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Polaris has taken the wraps off the 2015 Slingshot three-wheeler which is motivated by a 2.4-liter EcoTec engine outputting 173 bhp (129 kW) and 166 lb-ft (225 Nm) of torque sent to the rear wheel with help from a 5-speed manual transmission and a carbon reinforced drive belt. The vehicle tips the scales at 771 kg (1,700 lbs) and has the following physical dimensions: 149.6 inches length, 77.6 inches width, 51.9 inches height and a 105 inch wheelbase while the ground clearance stands at 5 inches. The front wheels are 18 inches big while the rear one is 20 inches. The 2015 Polaris Slingshot…
  • SR Auto Group tunes the Lamborghini Aventador

    Adrian
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:09 pm
    The Lamborghini Aventador has just gained an aftermarket package developed by Vancouver-based SR Auto Group who applied a subtle makeover on the Italian supercar. The range-topping Lamborghini features a PUR aerodynamic body kit equipped with different side skirts, bigger splitters, rear wing, rear diffuser – all of them being manufactured from carbon fiber to keep the car’s weight down as much as possible. The body has received an appealing electric blue paint scheme while the stock wheels were replaced with a fascinating set of 20- or 21-inch matched with new PUR adjustment arms. There…
  • Porsche Panamera Turbo facelift tweaked by Mansory

    Adrian
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Mansory is introducing its very first kit for the Porsche Panamera facelift and the model of choice is a Turbo variant. Work started on the twin-turbo V8 4.8-liter engine which as standard develops 520 PS (382 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque but the engineers managed to increase output to 680 PS (500 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm). Thanks to the significant oomph, the Panamera Turbo by Mansory will sprint to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds before hitting a maximum speed of 315 km/h. We remind you the standard Panamera Turbo with Sport Chrono package does the sprint in 3.9 seconds and has a 305 km/h…
  • Smart ForFour Edition 1 launched

    Adrian
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Smart is introducing a limited-run “Edition 1” of the second generation ForFour which comes with an array of enhancements. Customers can get the car only with a graphite gray body and a lava orange / black tridion safety cell. The vehicle sits on multi-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels and has received a 10mm lowered sports suspension, along with a panoramic roof (with sunblind) and a blackened front grille. It can also be distinguished by its chrome exhaust pipe and brushed stainless steel pedals equipped with rubber studs. The list of goodies continues with a three-spoke leather multifunction…
 
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  • Top Most ATVs that Drive You Crazy

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    Ever since Honda revealed its first ATV in 1970 with just a 7 horsepower capacity, these giants have undergone tremendous manufacturing changes that have made then extremely powerful and difficult to handle and at the same time have increased their popularity incalculably. Modern day ATVs are highly advanced with a four-stroke engine, give a clean ...
  • Most Trendy and Astonishing Concept Cars of 2014

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    Concept cars are extremely popular and play a vital role in increasing the car manufacturing company’s sales. They are a symbol of the latest and the best designing trends and are completely innovative. They are designed by making use of the best technology with an aim to attract the customer attention towards the latest designs. ...
  • Five Most Awaited Electronic Vehicles in the Year 2014

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    Plug-in or electronic cars have gained immense popularity in modern days because of simple two reasons – first, they are equally potential and safe and second they come with lower prices for fuel and maintenance when compared to the regular gasoline cars. Thus, these greatly help in reducing the amount of emissions as well as ...
  • Five Most Astonishing LEGO Vehicles

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    LEGO has been an all time favorite activity of people from all the generations whether young to old. LEGO is an extremely creative way that leads to the formation of some of the really fascinating and attractive structures ever. These tiny little bricks can work wonders to create something exciting and eye catching. Here are ...
  • Best Fuel Efficient Cars in the World Offering Best Mileage

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    While buying any car, the most important factor to consider is the car’s mileage and its fuel efficiency. It holds more important in countries where the fuel prices are escalating day by day and hence people are in search of high mileage vehicles. Are you too looking for best mileage cars in both city and ...
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  • Crude Oil Transportation Regulations Need to Get Much Tougher

    Jeremy Pool
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    In the past few months, there has been a lot of talk about oil transport safety, prompted by a series of accidents involving derailed trains while carrying crude oil, many of which resulted in dozens of fatalities.read more
  • Google's Can Become Leader in the Driverless Car Market Thanks to It's Dominance Over Maps

    Jordan Perch
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    Google has been enjoying its dominance in maps for several years now, which has been one of the most significant competitive advantages over its main rival, Apple, and has made Android devices the preferred choice over iOS devices for many consumers.read more
  • Smart Roads Can Help Fix America's Crumbling Infrastructure

    Jordan Perch
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    It's no secret that the infrastructure in the U.S. get worse with each passing year, due to the fact that transportation spending has been decreasing for decades, and because the number of vehicles adding extra load on roads has been increasing constantly.read more
  • Most Drivers Are Not Aware of the Dangers of Texting and Driving, a DMV.com Study Finds

    Jason Yeoman
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    While there has been increased societal awareness regarding the dangers of distracted driving, it's clear that the risks associated with driving distracted have not been fully realized by most motorists. Although a great deal of distracted drivers are younger, this issue isn't isolated to younger drivers. Statistics show that a significant majority of drivers still believe driving under the influence to be a more dangerous behavior than distracted driving, despite evidence to the contrary.read more
  • Will the DMV Ever Accept Bitcoin?

    Paul Westbrook
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:18 am
    In 2009, a new payment system, called Bitcoin, was introduced, that has nothing to do with printed money, credit cards, or banks, only involving virtual coins that can be sent through the Internet. Bitcoin was developed by an anonymous hacker going by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, and it's an open-source software that can be used by anyone who is willing to solve complex mathematical problems to create digital coins, and use them to purchase various products and services.read more
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  • The new Jaguar XE will be presented in September

    Nicole Papadimitriou
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Jaguar released big news in the past few days. Many people around the world are awating for its debut. The company announced that in September 8 they will reveal the new small Jaguar XE, which is made of 75% aluminum, and will be supplied with a new 2 liter turbodiesel engine. Jaguar XE According to the latest news from the British automaker, the new XE is preparing to make its first appearance on September 8 so that the official presentation can be made immediately after the Salon ofParis Salon in early October. Jaguar XE In particular, the reports indicate that the new English limousine…
  • Renewal for the Porsche Cayenne

    Nicole Papadimitriou
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    The people of Porsche revealed the revamped version of the Cayenne, before its official debut in October at the Paris exhibition. The designers of the company made several changes to the front of the Cayenne, the most important is the redesign of the radiator grille, bumper, luminaires and bonnet, with the end result giving the Cayenne more angles. The Diesel, S and S E-Hybrid technology have headlights Bi-Xenon lights with LED daytime points. The flagship Cayenne Turbo, is again, equipped with LED headlamps system with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). Porsche Cayenne The rear renewed…
  • New Opel Adam | Debut for the 1.0 turbo engine

    Nicole Papadimitriou
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    Under the hood of the Opel Adam debuts the new 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder turbo engine of the company’s new engine range. According to official announcements, this is the first out of seventeen all new engines which are expected to be launched by Opel between now until 2018. Opel Adam With a capacity of 1,000 cc, 3 cylinder, exhaust gas turbocharger and direct injection, the new powerplant, which cooperates with a novel and compact in dimensions 6 speed gearbox, has both civilized operation as well as very low consumption and is available in two power versions, with 90 and 115 horsepower.
  • Ford B-Max 1.0 Ecoboost | The ideal city car

    Nikos Kontorigas
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Ford B-Max with its 1.0 Ecoboost engine is the ideal car for city driving, thanks to its particularly low fuel consumption. The 3-cylinder engine developed by Ford makes it possible to achieve the performance of a 1.6 petrol engine and at the same time the consumption of a diesel one: the value of this technology has been recognized for the third year in a row – a record – by a jury as Engine of the Year 2014, which has also assigned the recognition reserved for engines with less than a cubic liter. Ford B-Max 1.0 Ecoboost Ford B-Max featires, its raised driving position and its…
  • Aston Martin | The fastest roadster in its history

    Nicole Papadimitriou
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    The Aston Martin unveiled the new V12 Vantage S Roadster, a model that has a 6 litre, 573 hp engine, which allows the cabrio Vantage to reach 0-100 km/hr in 4.1 seconds. The V12 Vantage S Roadster carries the title of fastest and most powerful roadster that Aston Martin ever made. As expected, it is following the logic of the V12 Vantage S Coupe, while its wearing a hood with air intakes, it has carbon fiber parts, and details in black or titanium silver color. Vantage S Roadster The aggressive grille mask, again, draws inspiration from the original CC100 Speedster. Inside, we find new seats,…
 
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  • Next-Gen Hyundai i20 Spied Completely Uncamouflaged! Launching Soon!

    Syed Shiraz
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    The next generation of Hyundai’s flagship hatchback, the i20, has been doing the testing rounds on public roads for quite some time now, but the test mules were always heavily camouflaged. A few days back completely uncamouflaged spyshots made way onto the interweb but the online media was requested to pull them down by the company. [...]
  • 2016 Innova Update Spotted Again; Showcase Expected Next Year

    Neelanjan Chakraborty
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    Innova is one of Toyota’s best-selling models in India. Launched in 2005 as a replacement for the highly successful Toyota Qualis, the car has been an impressive seller and is regarded as a very comfortable people mover, ruling the MPV segment, despite the outrageous price tag! Innova received a minor facelift last year and the [...]
  • Ertiga/Mobilio Rival Renault Lodgy MPV Launch in Jan 2015

    Neelanjan Chakraborty
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:18 am
    The MPV segment is all set to witness its fiercest competition in the times to come. Honda’s Mobilio is the latest entrant in this segment which will slug it out majorly against Maruti’s Ertiga. Set to gatecrash into the party is Renault with its first MPV for our market – Lodgy! A peculiar name it [...]
  • India Bound Hyundai ix25 Compact SUV Spied Completely Uncamouflaged; Interiors Revealed

    Neelanjan Chakraborty
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:46 am
    The South Korea based auto major, Hyundai, unveiled the ix25 compact SUV at the Beijing Motor Show and the first market it will be released in will be China. The compact crossover will be a Renault Duster rival and may intrude into the upcoming S-Cross territory which is speculated to come at a [...]
  • Maruti Celerio Diesel Spotted Again: This Time With Low NVH!

    Neelanjan Chakraborty
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:58 am
    Celerio, with its current petrol engine, has been performing very consistently for Maruti and is clocking pretty decent numbers. Its sales will be further boosted when the company will launch its diesel model sometime in early 2015. While the car has been much talked about in the circles, we busted the power and fuel efficiency [...]
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  • Getting a Car Loan from a Bank

    Vito Sanchez
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    As the soon-to-be-owner of a new car, you’re probably considering what your finance options are. You could enroll in a payment plan through your car dealership or used car sales company, or you could go through your bank to get a new car loan. This last option has its advantages and disadvantages. Just be sure to do your research before making a decision. Here are explored the pros and cons of financing your new vehicle through a bank loan vs. other methods.   Pros of Bank Loans Getting a loan through your bank or other lender allows you to research the lowest rates around and…
  • Exclusion of Drivers from Auto Insurance Policy Coverage

    Joe Moore
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    Standard auto insurance policies in the USA assume that every eligible driver in your household will drive the insured vehicle at some stage. So, they would ask their applicants who else in their home can drive and include the details of those people in their premium calculations. Including them would make sure that the company charges the right premium. Also, inclusions would reduce any arguments about who was insured or not. There have been cases in the past where the scope of the policy has been questioned by relatives on policyholders. It still may be possible to exclude a certain driver…
  • 5 Car Maintenance Jobs You Can Do Yourself

    Rob
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    Car maintenance is a must if you want to keep your car running like a charm. The last thing you want is your car to have problems while on the road. Maintenance can save you from lots of frustration later on, and there are several tasks that aren’t too difficult to do. These jobs are so simple that you can do them yourself, and you won’t get too dirty. Hey, you’ll also be saving money in the process as well, and who wouldn’t want that? Check Up On Fluids The most important fluids to check on are transmission fluid, engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, and power steering…
  • Common Transmission Problems and How to Fix Them

    Rob
    28 May 2014 | 4:49 am
    Your transmission is an important part of your car, and problems that develop can cost a lot of money to fix. However in most cases, problems can usually be boiled down to a few key causes. The most common transmission problems include low fluid levels, leaks, slipping, ineffective fluid, or solenoid problems. Here is what they are and how to fix them. Low fluid levels Low fluid levels are extremely common problems that can cause a variety of additional complications. Low fluid levels can cause overheating and transmission slipping, which is not what you want. Ever. Either of these…
  • Diesel vs Gasoline

    Vito Sanchez
    28 May 2014 | 4:45 am
    Diesel and gasoline fuels are two main sources of energy in the modern world. Despite being harnessed from the same source, these two fuels have distinct chemical properties and hence cannot be interchanged. Scientists have myriad winding answers involving chemical jargon as to the differences between the two fuels. This makes it hard for the average non-scientist to understand their differences. However, in simple terms, both fuels are products of the crude oil but have distinct molecular structures. This is as a result of each of them being extracted at different temperatures during the…
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  • Immigration in Texas Has a Positive Effect on Car Sales

    John Paul Strong
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
    The recent immigration situation in Texas has caused me to wonder when and how it will affect the vehicle industry. With a natural influx in the population, it’s just a matter of time before we realize an increase in automotive sales. A majority of it will go to private sellers but franchise dealers will surely [Read More] The post Immigration in Texas Has a Positive Effect on Car Sales appeared first on Strong Automotive.
  • RIP ‘em… All of them.

    John Paul Strong
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Earlier this week while in a training meeting, the Strong Automotive Merchandising philosophy of aggressively pricing new car inventory gained a whole new life of its own. This has been our process of how we build effective ad car pricing for years. Now it has the name it deserves. The post RIP ‘em… All of them. appeared first on Strong Automotive.
  • The Countdown Is On

    John Paul Strong
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Only 8 more days until the best laid out retail car selling month in years. August 2014 boasts 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. Because the final weekend of the month carries into Labor Day weekend, every manufacturer will be extending their month through Monday, September 1st or Tuesday the 2nd. What does this [Read More] The post The Countdown Is On appeared first on Strong Automotive.
  • Funnel Tunnel Vision

    John Paul Strong
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
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  • Webmail Users Prefer Mobile

    John Paul Strong
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    A report by dealerrefresh.com stated that last year 51 percent of emails were opened on a mobile device. The number for webmail users climbed even higher to 61 percent. Mass email marketing has now infiltrated the tier three marketing world giving dealers real opportunities to increase their share of the mobile market. This is a trend [Read More] The post Webmail Users Prefer Mobile appeared first on Strong Automotive.
 
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  • 2015 European COTY candidates

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    34 models have qualified for inclusion on the 2015 European Car of the Year candidate list. As per the award’s rules, all are going to be available in five or more European markets by the end of this year and they’re each expected to achieve annual sales of at least 5,000 units. Naturally it’s an eclectic collection, but BMW is the most prolific marque with four entries. Mercedes-Benz and Nissan meanwhile have three apiece: Audi TT BMW 2 Series Active Tourer BMW 2 Series Coupé BMW i8 BMW X4 Citroën C1 Citroën C4 Cactus Fiat 500X Ford EcoSport Ford Mondeo Hyundai i20 Infiniti Q50 Jeep…
  • Plug-in Cayenne S E-Hybrid unveiled

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Porsche has announced the arrival of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, which replaces the previous S Hybrid model. It’s being described as the world’s first premium plug-in hybrid SUV, presumably to distinguish Porsche’s offering from the non-premium (but already available) Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The S E-Hybrid’s powertrain comprises a 328 bhp (245 kW / 333 PS) 3.0 litre V6 supercharged petrol engine, a 94 bhp (70 kW / 95 PS) electric motor, a 10.9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. Together, they give a total system output of 410 bhp (306 kW…
  • Last-generation Ford Falcon first view

    26 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    In a little over two years’ time, Ford will close its manufacturing operations in Australia. One of the casualties of that move is going to be the Victoria-built Falcon, which won’t be replaced. Consequently, the minor changes just announced for 2014 are probably the model’s final updates. A new trapezoidal front grille and revised headlights are the most obvious facelift elements. Influenced by Ford’s latest global design language, the alterations work well and give the Falcon a stronger visual link to other vehicles in the range. The restyle also coincides with the return of the XR8…
  • The cost of replica Formula 1 team clothing

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    For some people, dressing in the same garments that Formula 1 pit lane personnel wear is a great way to show support for a particular team. Others deem it the worst kind of fashion crime though, especially if the ‘full uniform’ look is being attempted. Unfortunately for those folks in the latter category, there is a big market for this clobber. Indeed, all eleven teams competing in 2014 offer it via their own official outlets. The ranges on offer vary as, of course, do prices. Comparing a basket of commonly-available items clearly shows that some fans will be paying considerably more than…
  • Eos Final Edition unveiled for North America

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    To mark the imminent demise of the Eos coupé-cabriolet, Volkswagen has created a Final Edition trim grade for the 2015 model year. Replacing the current Eos Sport, it comes with black and beige two-tone leather upholstery, a reversing camera, rain-sensing wipers and a set of 18” Vicenza wheels. Alternatively, the Komfort and Executive variants will continue to be available. Related posts:Beetle Cabriolet Karmann edition unveiledVolkswagen e-Golf heading to the United States
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  • Kai Goddard Makes the Move to Inde Motorsports Ranch

    Ryan Konko
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    Keep an eye out for Kai! Over the past few years, we’ve met some great people in the automotive world at different events, shows, and through our vast social media network. One of the standouts has always been Kai Goddard, who has quite an exciting resume and a bright, new future at Inde Motorsports Ranch. Kai has racing in his blood. His father, Geoff Goddard, enjoyed a fantastic career as a two-time World Superstox Champion and former BMW Touring Car driver. That racing spirit runs in the family genes as Kai has built up quite a resume driving for manufacturers such as Maserati, Spyker,…
  • mbDESIGN Goes Camo with the Audi R8

    Ryan Konko
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    A mid-engined fighter jet. If there’s one way to instantly transform a supercar into even more of a head-turner, it’s to throw on some military-inspired styling. More power and a new set of wheels always helps, but this Audi R8 by mbDESIGN is flying away and dropping bombs with its F-16 fighter jet livery. The new mbDESIGN Audi R8 easily stands out from the crowd thanks to its new F-16 Artic Aggressor fighter jet-inspired livery. The mid-engined V-8 supercar was given the full three-tone camouflage wrap with various aircraft markers by the specialists at “raum22” to visually transform…
  • Ride on and in a Pagani Zonda Tricolore

    Ryan Konko
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Oh what pretty sounds. One of the last mass-produced Pagani Zonda models was the Tricolore. The V-12 supercar paid homage to the aerobatic team of Italy and sported a new wing that was inspired by the stunt aircraft they used. Its heritage shines through its red, white, and green striping throughout as it roars with its powerful engine. There are only three Pagani Zonda Tricolore models in the world and supercar video expert, Marchettino, was able to strap a few cameras on the exterior and interior and go for quite a ride. The cameras were able to capture the sensation of riding atop and by…
  • Get Ready for the 3rd Annual SportTruckRV High-Performance Driving Experience and Charity Event

    Ryan Konko
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Benefitting the American Cancer Society in honor of Geoff Cuzick. If you’re looking to take your car to one of the most exciting and scenic race tracks in the United States and receive some professional driving instruction, then mark your calendars for Saturday October 25th. Inde Motorsports Ranch in Willcox, AZ will be hosting the 3rd Annual SportTruckRV High-Performance Driving Experience and Charity Event to benefit the American Cancer Society in honor of Geoff Cuzick. The event with SportTruckRV and Kai Goddard Motorsports (KGM) will include a day of learning the art of high-performance…
  • Featured Fitment: Vorsteiner F13 BMW M6 with VSE-003 Forged Monoblock Wheels

    Mike DelaCruz
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    …And some new carbon fiber! Downforce and cooling are two important functions of any aerodynamic system on a performance vehicle. They help a vehicle go faster for longer periods of time and keep it sticking to the asphalt. The BMW M6 may already have all the aero that it needs from the factory, but Vorsteiner has even more in store to improve cooling and downforce with some carbon fiber goodies along with a new set of VSE-003 Forged monoblock wheels for good measure. Vorsteiner’s GTS-V front spoiler for the E92 BMW M3 was a very popular upgrade for enthusiasts due to its aggressive look…
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  • Future Vehicles and Their Technology

    Ahmad Wali
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    With our ever developing technology, it is no wonder that the manner in which our vehicles are built has begun to change as well. Every year it seems that new advances are made in automotive technology to make our vehicles safer and greener. When you take a look at today’s cars of the future, you’ll mostly find vehicles that are focused on additional safety features as well as more environmentally friendly ones too. External Airbags While the concept of internal air bags has been around for some time, the cars of the future are being designed to have external airbags. Some external…
  • Ferrari 458 Spider – Special Review Edition

    Faisal Qureshi
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:42 am
    Who don’t want to ride a Ferrari? Well I believe a sports car lover would never miss an opportunity to ride Ferrari 458. OooLala!! Let’s see a great and verdant model of this car followed by its predecessor Ferrari F430, another master piece by Ferrari. Wow. Depicting its name, a 2-seat spider surely working as a web right? Ferrari 458 Spider – A Special and Much Wanted Addition With a mid-engine this beautiful lady was officially revealed in 15 Sep, 2009. However, Ferrari 458 Spider continued to attract people years after years and is still enchanting; especially for Ferrari fans.
  • Car Technology Working Towards Greener Future

    Guest Author
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:08 pm
    In this day and age, we’re all looking at how we can have a positive (or less negative) impact on the environment in general. We must start taking better care of our planet in order to make sure that future generations (and the planet itself) don’t suffer as a result of our irresponsibility. For the last decade or so especially, car manufacturers have sought to design vehicles which run in as eco-friendly a way as possible. Of course, these sorts of vehicles are not suited to every driver, but there are many of us who could switch to a more eco-friendly option. Smart cars don’t suit…
  • McLaren P1 – A PRESENTABLE DREAM

    Faisal Qureshi
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    Our team tries to bring magnificent and enthralling car reviews for our readers so that it may help the sports cars lovers’ to know about the tremendous work in progress by the biggest companies. Till now, we have discussed various cars but this one will surely grasp all your sensations. McLaren by its name represents a unique style and beauty which makes this car fantastic and incredible that will surely attract you. It has become a choice of many people available in enormous terrific colors. Check this out. Smashing!!! Isn’t this a beauty? Image Credit: autoexpressuk Discovering McLaren…
  • Porsche 918 Spyder – The Perfect Decision for a Sports Car

    Faisal Qureshi
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:19 pm
    There triggers an immediate response of “fast” whenever we hear the term sports car and so Porsche is up with another exciting and powerful version named as Porsche 918. It might surprise many of you that what else a perfect sports car would be like than the Porsche 911? Don’t you want to discover what Porsche 918 Spyder is all about? Take a look WOW!! I am stunned at this beauty. It depicts a combination of efficiency and performance for sure. Just love it! A Parallel Hybrid Model of Excellence Being the fastest stallion of its kind, Porsche 918 Spyder is equipped with 875bhp, thus…
 
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  • 2015 Porsche Cayenne exterior

    Future car
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    2015 Porsche Cayenne exterior is review from: Future Cars After the speculation circulating about the latest models of Porsche Cayenne 2015, the German car manufacturer is finally officially released the newest models. 2015 Porsche Cayenne comes with the various changes in terms of the exterior. Porsche Cayenne 2015 2015 Porsche Cayenne exterior When first seen Porsche Cayenne 2015, there are changes in the design of the car with the front grille and larger, redesigned bumper, as well as a sharper display complete. So also with the updated front wing, and Bi-xenon lights are fitted as…
  • Powerful Bentley SUV will present 2016

    Future car
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:37 am
    Powerful Bentley SUV will present 2016 is review from: Future Cars Sport utility vehicle (SUV) the latest from Bentley will present two more years or 2016. This SUV models will come with a powerful enough energy and will be a model of the fastest Bentley ever produced. Bentley SUV Powerful Bentley SUV will present 2016 After read from Worldcarfans, crossover which will be dubbed Falcon will be armed with a W12 engine. With these machines, the car is capable of spraying power up to 550 PS. Sales and Marketing Bentley Kevin Rose said, the W12 version will be the most powerful SUV ever sold…
  • Kia Sorento 2015 sketch

    Future car
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    Kia Sorento 2015 sketch is review from: Future Cars KIA is currently developing a new generation of sport utility vehicle (SUV) flagship, the Kia Sorento. Even recently some spy photos have shown that South Korean crossover is conducting the testing. 2015 Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2015 sketch Apparently, the spy photos of the test is not enough. This time it appears Kia Sorento 2015 sketch image in cyberspace. From the pictures circulating the latest generation of the Kia Sorento seems to have a refresher in terms of both exterior and interior, with a look more assertive than its predecessor.
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport facelift launch in Japan

    Future car
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    Mitsubishi Pajero Sport facelift launch in Japan is review from: Future Cars Mitsubishi has quietly launched the facelift version of the Montero, better known as the Mitsubishi Pajero in Japan and Asia. Even three diamond bearing car manufacturer has sold a refresher version of its flagship SUV in the Japanese market. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport facelift Mitsubishi Pajero Sport facelift launch in Japan The fourth generation of the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is likely to get some significant refreshment of the exterior and interior. With a redesigned grille shape, chrome vertical bar that extends…
  • Honda CB300F released in United States

    Future car
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Honda CB300F released in United States is review from: Future Cars After various speculations about the latest naked bike from Honda, finally a Japanese motorcycle manufacturer officially released the CB300F in the United States. Honda CB300F motorcycle with naked bike style is ready to be marketed in the land of Uncle Sam. Honda CB300F Honda CB300F released in United States Following in the footsteps of his brother, Honda CBR300R, the new bike from the manufacturer bearing the letter H is still the same in terms of styling and design, with a full fairing apart contained in the CBR300R,…
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    Modded Euros Blog

  • Free VMR Stickers

    moddedeuros
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    We have parntered with the guys at VMR Wheels to give away some Free Stickers. To get yours, go hereThe post Free VMR Stickers appeared first on Modded Euros Blog.
  • Free Steve Petty Motorsports Stickers

    moddedeuros
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    We have partnered with the guys over at Sticker Mule to give away some Steve Petty Motorsports stickers. To get your own click hereThe post Free Steve Petty Motorsports Stickers appeared first on Modded Euros Blog.
  • July Fan of the Month – Adam Brock

    kevin
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
      Congratulations to Adam Brock, the July 2014 fan of the month at Modded Euros. Mod List: -18” Mercedes CLs550 Rims painted Pink with Blue Pearl - Custom headlights with retrofit Projectors 6k HIDS - Custom wood floor lined trunk - Custom sound system with two 12″ MTX Thunder series Subwoofers a ELF audio 1600 [...]The post July Fan of the Month – Adam Brock appeared first on Modded Euros Blog.
  • Cult Classic 2014 Recap

    moddedeuros
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:27 am
    Yesterday we took a drive up to Cult Classic to hang and check out some of the awesome rides. Though we would share just some of the photos we took yesterday.The post Cult Classic 2014 Recap appeared first on Modded Euros Blog.
  • Steve Petty Motorsports Now at ModdedEuros.com

    moddedeuros
    29 May 2014 | 12:14 pm
    We are excited to announce that we now carry Steve Petty Motorsports products! A leader in high quality performance parts at great prices, they put over 25yrs of experience into the manufacturing of their parts. Best of all as with all orders on ModdedEuros.com, Steve Petty Motorsports products will ship for Free to anyone in [...]The post Steve Petty Motorsports Now at ModdedEuros.com appeared first on Modded Euros Blog.
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    The Manifold

  • It begins

    blueline02
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    Many times I have traversed the internet and stumbled across niche automotive groups that honour vehicles which would have otherwise disappeared into the ether of history. Fanatics of the most passionate kind, worshipping machines which back in their day were known to have faults. Today I have become one of those fanatics.  A sidevalve 250cc engine of around 1950 vintage, this beautiful piece of the puzzle is only the beginning of a long and frustrating time. And I have already started. Armed with my handy 50s motorcycle guide, I have all the knowledge of the period to help me with getting…
  • There’s no need to resort to a Kluger.

    blueline02
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    6am: Alarm goes off, hesitatingly climb out of bed. 8:30am: School run, drop the kids off while dodging manic SUV captains. 11am: Park in Woolworths carpark, well away from everyone else. 1pm: Park time for the pre schoolie kid. 3pm: School pick up, Hemi is running hot sitting around. 5:30pm: Prepare dinner for fussy little appetites. 7:30pm: Kids to bed, dinner with the mrs. 9:30pm: Head out to the garage with car polish and ensure you maintain your position as owning the coolest daily driver in the suburb. With thanks to Grant, the owner of this amazing every day kid hauler.
  • ‘Oh, that is only the Comet’

    blueline02
    12 Jun 2014 | 6:48 am
    Maybe I am looking at it from a different perspective of the three people who have uttered the above sentence, but surely the fact it is a Vincent Motorcycle is something special in itself?
  • Into the spotlight – The Brough Superior Motorcar

    blueline02
    2 Jun 2014 | 10:38 pm
    It is an unfortunate aspect of history that certain siblings are relegated to the shadows of their much brighter offspring, no matter how brightly they shine. The Brough Superior automobile is one such example of this, having no chance against the solar beacon that was the Brough Superior motorcycles it shared it’s nameplate with. Nonetheless, with relativity put aside, it’s time to take a closer look at the lesser known member of the Brough Superior vehicle range. Over a short period between 1935 and 1938, the Brough Superior Motorworks produced approximately 85 motorcars. Rolling…
  • You’re in control – if you remember which is which

    blueline02
    10 May 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Today we have it so easy as motorcycle riders. Before the advent of the throttle roll hand control, before the ‘point & squirt’ bikes we have today, riding a bike was an incredibly involved task. Just controlling the engine and keeping it running was a job in itself, with oil, fuel and air measures being set as the rider desired. These are the true motorcyclists’ cycles, where total control of the machine was in the hands of the rider. However, by noting that these bikes feature lacklustre brakes and woeful power output, it allow us to appreciate how far we have come,…
 
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    PRN Ignition News

  • Conway’s gamble pays off in race 2 win in Toronto

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Mike Conway earned his second Verizon IndyCar Series victory of the season by holding off Tony Kanaan over a three-lap sprint to the finish in the second race of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader. Conway, driving the No. 20 Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka car for Ed Carpenter Racing, won by 3.5418 seconds following a Lap 54 restart after a red flag with 4 minutes, 23 seconds left in the 80-minute race. INDYCAR Race Control called for the red flag to freeze the field on Lap 52 after a multiple-car incident in Turn 3. Will Power finished third in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car and Charlie…
  • Pigot stays smooth, clean in Toronto for first victory of season

    20 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Spencer Pigot (pictured, middle) put a heartbreaking result from Round 5 into the vanishing point of his rear-view mirror, winning Round 6 of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin Sunday, July 20 on the Streets of Toronto. It was the first victory of the season in the No. 21 Alegra Motorsports Porsche for Pigot, 20, from Orlando, Florida. He led with seven minutes remaining in Round 5 Saturday when a belt broke in his car, causing him to retire in 15th place and handing the lead and an eventual victory to Scott Hargrove.  Pigot beat both of his fellow…
  • Canadian double as Wittmer, Wilkins score GT, GTS home wins in Toronto; Mills wins GT-A

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Kuno Wittmer, of Montreal, Quebec (GT) and Mark Wilkins, of Toronto (GTS, pictured middle), scored victories in their home country at Sunday’s Pirelli World Challenge at the Honda Indy Toronto, Round 10 of the 2014 season. Additionally, Michael Mills, of Angleton, Texas, captured the GT-A victory to provide EFFORT Racing its second win of the weekend. The win is Wittmer’s seventh of his career; he drove the No. 92 Dodge/SRT Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R. Wilkins’ fifth and second this season (Round 3, Barber) in the No. 38 PutOnTheBrakes.org Kia Optima came at a new closest GTS…
  • Bourdais claims win in first race of Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    It had been a long and winding road between victories for Sebastien Bourdais. Bourdais, driving the No. 11 Hydroxycut KVSH Racing car, claimed his 32nd Indy car career win in Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto by 3.3408 seconds over Verizon IndyCar Series championship front-runner Helio Castroneves. Race 2, featuring a standing start, is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. (ET). The lineup for the companion 65-lap race on the 1.755-mile, 11-turn street circuit at Exhibition Place will be set by entrant points following Race 1. Castroneves and Team Penske teammate Will Power will be on the front row. Both…
  • DeGrand take first F1600 win in Toronto

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Race 1 of the F1600 Duals presented by Lubrico Warranty was an intense battle throughout the field, and once again, the name DeGrand sits at the top of the results sheet. Tristan DeGrand (pictured) did not have it easy though. Brandon Newey made the trip north and very quickly let it be known that he was here looking for a win. The first corner of any street race is always precarious. DeGrand held the lead through the first complex of corners. Just behind Zacharie Robichon and Michel Bonnet made contact with Robichon getting airborne, causing the field to scramble and Bruno Chapinotti to…
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    Eastwood Blog- Featuring 'Shop Talk' with Kevin Tetz

  • MIG Welding Duty Cycles

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    When you are using an arc welding machine, you will need to understand what its duty cycle is as it will help you preserve the life and quality of your tool. On this page, you will learn about what a duty cycle is and how it is relevant to MIG welders, specifically. The MIG Welding Duty Cycle When you purchase a MIG welder, you will notice a specification on the packaging or in the manual called the duty cycle. This refers to the amount of welding that can be achieved in a given amount of time. The reason this specification is important is it informs the user of how long the MIG welder can…
  • Eastwood’s ‘Shop Talk’, Episode 33: Tim Strange – TV Personality & Owner of Strange Motion

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    It takes more than just bolt-on parts to make a statement in the hot rod world. Tim’s vision, creativity, and experience are the passion behind all of Strange Motion’s high-end hot rods and customs.
  • How to Quickly Restore the Shine on Your Brass Headlights

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    I recently purchased a pile of antique lights and after going through the pile I found a few I liked for my own projects I decided to play with restoring a couple to resell and pass on to other collectors. I had a couple key things I wanted to accomplish with this project. I wanted to bring the "bling" back to the lights, without taking away from their "age". Most of these antique lights had brass headlight buckets and trim rings with either cast iron, steel or brass bases.
  • Eastwood’s ‘Shop Talk’, Episode 32.5: Tim Strange of Strange Motion

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Sit tight & listen to Kevin as he previews things to come on next week’s episode of Shop Talk, where he talks with Tim Strange, owner of Strange Motion
  • Eastwood’s ‘Shop Talk’, Episode 32: Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle – Builders of The Kosmic Outcast

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Kevin talks to Kevin Tully and Chad Hill, the owners over at Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle in Addison, Illinois. Using a practical application of aircraft technology and hotrod knowledge, these guys have been producing show-stopping cars since 2006, including their ‘Kosmic Outcast’.
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    TOP CARS LIST

  • 2015 Ford Expedition EcoBoosted Expeditiously

    Ndoro Bangun
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:35 am
    During the late 20th century, in the event it appeared the entire nation was going nut products for full-size SUVs, 2015 Ford Expedition was a relatively common fixture around the Suburban (see what we should did there? ) scenery. But as energy prices increased as well as the economy down, customers began sidestepping-in droves-body-on-frame Sports utility vehicles in the dealership. From the maker’s own entrance, sales dropped by 40 % from 2008 to 2009 (keep in mind Funds for Clunkers? ). Fundamentally unchanged because its 2007 transformation, the 2015 Ford Expedition soldiered on…
  • 2014 Dodge Durango Engine, Exterior and Interior

    Ndoro Bangun
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:02 am
    Having a car with a large enough size will certainly help us in a lot of activities. Moreover, we will also have a cabin large enough to place a variety of equipment that we need and to accommodate more passengers. This makes us will get a very good experience in the use of these cars. However, we must also take into account the design of the exterior, interior and engine conditions contained in the car. Moreover, we are also going to use this car in quite a lot of activity. To get this car of course we also had to do some consideration and comparison of the options offered to our car. One of…
  • 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO Instrumented Test

    Ndoro Bangun
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:40 pm
    The 2015 design year represents the 7th for the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO, as well as nearly each turn of the date has arrived with step-by-step revisions from Nissan, extending the package of a vehicle we initially known as “big, heavy, and incredible.” The profile grows this season to add a NISMO-Nissan Motorsports-model, as well as all 3 of our preliminary adjectives still ring accurate. NISMOizing the GT-R helps it to be a little bigger, extending the car’s size by 0.5 inch with newer body-work. This includes an internal splitter as well as a elevated rear wing that, based on Nissan,…
  • 2015 Lincoln Navigator Overview and Photo Gallery

    Ndoro Bangun
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:36 pm
    It is possible to only expect that Lincoln is not depending on the 2015 Lincoln Navigator to steer the wayward luxurious model out of its recent scenario. Attempting to bushwhack it’s in the past from a lost period of uncompetitive automobiles and misguided technique, Lincoln is in the middle of what its marketing and advertising crew names a “product- and service-led change.” However the 2015 Lincoln Navigator is really an extension of the identical program instead of the about-face the manufacturer anxiously needs. It sticks to the tired “follow Ford” strategy and is also…
  • 2014 Nissan Altima Interior and Exterior

    Ndoro Bangun
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:17 pm
    2014 Nissan Altima - Currently, some car owners began to consider a modern and elegant appearance in all parts of the car. Most of them assume that the appearance of this kind would provide better comfort than other cars. Moreover, we will be increasingly facilitated with a wide selection of luxury cars such as this. However, many car options like this will certainly make us have to do a comparison of all the options. Performance engine, exterior and interior condition on it would be a consideration for us to get the desired car. One of them may be we can consider the 2014 Nissan Altima as…
 
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    Eclectic Vehicles

  • New Smart: Big City Car (w /Video)

    Wes
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:33 pm
     Big City Car Smart is attempting some new strategies on selling the brand in the US, and one of them is the Big City Car.  Rather than just innovate, Smart has gone overboard to the point of ridiculous. Of course it is possible to sling mud at one’s opponents, but why not just make fun of yourself?  The new Big City Car is real, at least as a prototype, but it is unreasonably large.   And it is merely a 1.5 scale model of the current Smart City car. The videos that have been made to ridicule the concept of this mega car are truly aimed at all makers of cars that are roughly…
  • Pulling Double Duty: Via Motors Hybrid Trucks (w/ Video)

    Wes
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Double Duty Trucks from Via Motors Via Motors has been around for several years now and is not unfamiliar with the idea of series hybrid electric vehicle.  But rather than making a Chevy Volt, they’re making a Chevy Volt-like Truck. Using the Chevy Silverado, Suburban, and Express Van models, they’ve swapped out the drive train with two electric motors and a slightly smaller gas engine.  But even though it may look like a Chevy truck, underneath, it’s a whole other story. On-Board Generator Via Motors trucks have about 20 kWh of batteries and an power interface that is…
  • Ed Begley’s 2002 Toyota Rav4 EV

    Wes
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:48 pm
    With only three days left on the eBay auction, Ed Begley’s 2002 Toyota Rav4 EV is still available, at for a mere $10,200 as of this posting.  If you want a reliable, small, electric SUV, then you may want to consider this one. In the  years since its purchase, Mr. Begley has racked up nearly 120 k miles on this EV, which he says was Meticulously Maintained with some small cosmetic wear, typical of a well loved 13 year old car. Although the batteries have been replaced once and the car did get into a minor accident shortly after its initial purchase, the vehicle appears to be in…
  • Google Self-Driving Vehicle (w/ Video)

    Wes
    27 May 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Google is taking it to the next level by skipping the process of modifying an existing vehicle, but rather building their own.  I’m not even quite sure what to call this new EV, except as the Google Self-Driving Vehicle. It’s pretty cool, if you get the chance to see one of the many Google self-driving cars around the San Francisco Bay Area.  They’re adorned with a cylindrical spinning device on the roof and are often either a Lexus RX or a Toyota Prius.  But this new little car is neither made by a major manufacturer nor is it a mock-up of some other car (although it…
  • Electric Vehicle 0-60 MPH times not all accurate

    Wes
    20 May 2014 | 6:19 pm
    You might have read recently that electric cars have impressive acceleration.  You’re not wrong.  But the electric vehicle 0-60 mph times posted by the manufacturers are conservative at best.  Most electric cars are very fast, even the tiny ones. As noted by GreenCarReports, the following chart shows electric vehicle 0-60 mph times are reported by the manufacturer. Model Time Tesla S 4.2 Toyota Rav4 Ev 7.0 BMW i3 7.0 Chevy Spark EV 7.6 Mercedes B-Class 7.9 Honda Fit EV 8.5 Fiat 500e 9.1 VW e-Golf 10.0 Ford Focus EV 10.4 Nissan Leaf 11.5 Smart ED 11.5 Mitsubishi i-Miev 15.0  …
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    Advanced Auto and Truck Repair

  • Driverless Cars — Blessing or Curse?

    admin
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    Google is transforming a futuristic idea into a real world invention. The innovation giant is collaborating with some big automotive names to develop self driving cars. They will have better GPS, cameras, and be better able to avoid collisions than the average human. These cars would be a great asset to police officers when pursuing criminals, however, many are raising concerns that the vehicles could be just as beneficial to the criminals. These driverless cars could be approved by the government and ready to hit the streets in less than seven years. The autonomous cars would be available…
  • Preventative Maintenance for Summer

    admin
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:24 am
    This winter was a tough one on your vehicle. With all of snow and rain, your vehicle has been through a lot. First thing you should do is have the underside of your vehicle washed off. All of the salt and brine from the winter can attack the bare metal parts under your vehicle, causing some serious damage. Most automatic car washes have a underside spray for easy maintenance. Be sure to get your vehicle ready for the hot summer with a having a preventive maintenance check done too. Getting your tires, battery, wipers, and your coolant looked at is a good start to the dog days of summer.
  • Are you Listening to your Car?

    admin
    5 May 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Although we often feel like car problems pop up out of nowhere, the truth is that our vehicles usually warn us before the worst happens. We’re just not paying attention to the signals. Ignoring these signs could cause a $10 dollar repair to escalate to $1,000 down the road. Here is a guide to make sure you know what your car is tell you. Look for Colors Occasionally something looks a little off, but you can’t quite place your finger on it. Knowing which colors to look for can help you to interpret a serious problem. Lights- Your dashboard lights work similarly to a traffic light.
  • PA Cracks Down on Aggressive Drivers

    admin
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    A new statewide campaign by PennDot plans to put an end to aggressive driving. This is part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project. Through May 4, authorities will be targeting motorists displaying aggressive habits. Some behaviors considered aggressive driving include: Speeding Tailgating Running red lights Illegal passing Over 330 municipal departments as well as the state police will be enforcing this campaign. If you’re stopped for aggressive driving, you will receive a ticket. Be sure to break bad habits in the upcoming weeks, as well as for the…
  • Sliding into Spring

    admin
    10 Mar 2014 | 11:10 am
    Winter snow is (hopefully) coming to an end — just in time for April showers. While rain won’t be as inconveniencing as this winter’s snow storms, it can still create less-than-ideal driving conditions. Here are some wet weather driving tips to keep you safe long after all of the snow has melted. Skidding When the roads are wet, it’s harder for your tires to get traction. At times, this may cause your car to skid. Skidding is a anxiety-inducing event, but AAA reminds drivers to remain calm. Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn’t slam on the brakes — this…
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    TickTickVroom

  • Hands-On with Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom, Stranger and other Boutique Exclusives and Novelties (EXCLUSIVE)

    Nick Glasnovich
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:29 pm
    TickTickVroom TickTickVroom - A Car and Watch Blog. How often do you get hands-on with amazingly rare and complicated Ulysse Nardin timepieces and chow down a great rare Kona-crusted New York strip in the process?  Yeah, not that often.  So, when I was invited to a dinner highlighting Ulysse Nardin’s latest über complications, Baselworld novelties and boutique exclusives at the Boca Raton Capital Grille, I leapt at the opportunity.  I mean… steak, champagne and watches… what could be better?   I’ll tell you what could be better… getting serious hands-on…
  • 2015 Ford Mustang Specs – GT Gets 435 HP

    Nick Glasnovich
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    TickTickVroom TickTickVroom - A Car and Watch Blog. Not to be outdone by Dodge and their obscene 707 horse Challenger SRT Hellcat, Ford has just release their own muscle car news.  Of course, I have to be referring to the 2015 Ford Mustang GT and its more-than-respectable-in-fact-its-downright-great 5.0-liter V8 churning out 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.  By the way, that’s 20 more horse than a 996 Porsche 911 Turbo.  Food for thought.   Not to be outdone by its burly brother, the more demure darling of Dearborn, the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost with a 2.3-liter…
  • Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Quarter-Mile, HP, Price, Top Speed

    Nick Glasnovich
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    TickTickVroom TickTickVroom - A Car and Watch Blog. Soooooooo… The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat… Um, yeah.  I’m not entirely sure what else to say about this car other than it’s fast (very, very, very fast) and powerful (very, very, very powerful).  After its flabbergasting power, everything else seems trivial.  We first wrote about the Challenger SRT Hellcat in May, mentioning Dodge’s claim of over 600 horse for this latest of Detroit muscle cars and linking to a speaker-shattering video.   But, that’s all the info we had.  Then, Dodge shared…
  • Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter

    Nick Glasnovich
    6 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    TickTickVroom TickTickVroom - A Car and Watch Blog. Seventy-five years ago, Oris made their first pilot’s watch.  Since then, they’ve made a bit of a name for themselves with watches like the Oris ProPilot Big Crown, the BC4 and the BC3.  I happen to be a big fan of the Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition and the candycane-esque Air Racing Edition III.  However, now, the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter has debuted.  And, it is probably the coolest Oris pilot watch yet.   Just looking at the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter, you can tell there is something…
  • Megane Record Nurburgring Lap in Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R

    Nick Glasnovich
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:32 pm
    TickTickVroom TickTickVroom - A Car and Watch Blog. Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R 7:54.36 Nurburgring Northloop FWD Lap Record Not many cars can lap the Nurburgring North Loop (aka Nordschleife) in under 8 minutes, especially not teeny-tiny little front-wheel-drive hot hatches.  A few months ago, the Seat Leon Cupra 280 did it in 7:58.4, setting a new ‘Ring lap record for a front-wheel-drive car.  The previous record holder, Renault, was understandably miffed.  So, the plucky French carmaker came back for a Megane record Nurburgring lap.  What Megane?  Why a Renault Megane RS 275…
 
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    ModifiedCars.com

  • Video: Awesome low rider hopping Japan-styley

    ModifiedCars
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    The low riders and hopping stunts in this Japanese video are off the hook! Snoop Dog would be proud! Check out the angles the hydraulics can handle – that’s some crazy hanging.
  • Video: Is this Armytrix Nissan GT-R R35 with Liberty Walk Body kit too good to be true?

    ModifiedCars
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    The lighting and cinematography in this clip almost makes this Nissan GT-R look like a virtual feat of engineering. You better believe your eyes though as it is very real and it’s Liberty Walk’s bodykit and Armytrix’s exhaust system that have brought this dream to life.
  • Video: Is this why Saudi Arabia bans women from driving?

    ModifiedCars
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    Check out this all-female Palestinian racing team perform to crowds in Jordan. Could it be that Middle Eastern women are too good at driving and so by banning them they can’t show the men up?
  • Video: Stolen car out runs police in live chase scene

    ModifiedCars
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    This week we take a look back at one of the most determined getaway drivers ever to be caught on camera. Despite several attempts to ram his car into a corner, he keeps recovering the spin and giving chase…
  • Crash: Dune buggy maniac causes mayhem

    ModifiedCars
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    This guy is clearly too busy pulling wheelies and getting some crowd love. He doesn’t seem to notice that there are any other Dune buggys starring in the show until he slams into the side of one and catapults the driver off!
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    Arnold Clark Newsroom

  • 7 Bizarre Car Accessories

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    After stumbling across some bizarre but handy car accessories online, we decided to find out what else is available to car owners. Some may be handy, but these are mostly just fun! Fries and sauce holder We start with the fries and sauce holder. Now that is 100% a handy accessory to have! The Fiat 500L, LavAzza coffee maker This one is perfect for those mornings when you know making a coffee will make you late, but you’d be dying without one. Now you can just brew one on your way! Umbrella A very handy accessory available in Rolls Royce, and also Skoda (not just your standard taxi) is an…
  • DVLA to slash cost of UK driving licences by 32% this year

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The government is bringing in new legislation this year, which will mean that new drivers pay £16 less for a new driving licence, and existing drivers pay £6 less for renewals. The news comes after Transport Minister, Claire Perry, announced: “The cost of driving can be significant, especially for new drivers. I’m pleased to say that we are planning to save drivers £18m a year by cutting licence fees, thanks to the DVLA making significant savings to their running costs.” If these plans are pushed through, the savings are set to take effect as of October this year. Current costs…
  • 7 creative car technologies you need

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This week we’ve been looking at the coolest and most cutting edge car technologies of recent times. Take a look at our countdown but be prepared to feel some major tech-envy mixed in with your amazement! Pedestrian and cyclist detection radar This radar is able to recognise pedestrians and cyclists who have swerved out in front of the car. When this occurs, the brakes are automatically applied. Volvo has always been renowned for their safety features but their latest plans, unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, are truly groundbreaking. Considering that 50% of all European cyclist deaths…
  • Michael Jamieson – “I want to win major titles and break records.” EXCLUSIVE

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Do you feel more pressure competing in your hometown of Glasgow? Yes, definitely. More so the pressure I've put on myself but given the way my life has changed post London, people expect results from me now and I want to lead by example. Repaying the faith sponsors and supporters have shown. What is your main goal? I want to win major titles and break records, I don't think I have to sugar coat that now or be afraid to say it. What motivates you? The chase to be the best in your trade is what motivates me, as well as driving a nice BMW!! I want to win major titles and break records, I…
  • Glasgow 2014 – Your questions answered!

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    With the Games fast approaching, we know there’s many questions that both visitors and residents of Glasgow are asking, whether you’re going to the Games or not. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of questions that we reckon have got a lot of you wondering in the hope to clear this all up for you. First and foremost, what on earth does ‘GRN’ mean? You may have seen printed on those easy-to-read (or not) purple signs dotted around the city, the abbreviation ‘GRN’ and wondered what it stood for. Well, after some top-notch detective work, we have finally uncovered the…
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    Huntington Honda Blog

  • Honda Civic vs Hyundai Elantra

    Lois Price
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    Which compact sedan brings more to the table: the 2014 Honda Civic or the 2014 Hyundai Elantra? Read on to see how these two top-selling compact cars compare in terms of performance, safety and technology. Civic vs Elantra   Performance   Honda Civic The 2014 Honda Civic is powered by an in-line 4-cylinder engine which […]The post Honda Civic vs Hyundai Elantra appeared first on Huntington Honda Blog.
  • How to Test Drive a Car

    Lois Price
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    The test drive is the only way to make sure the car you are considering is really the right one for you. However, the best way to test drive a car is more in-depth than just a spin around the block. There’s a lot more that you should be on the lookout for during your […]The post How to Test Drive a Car appeared first on Huntington Honda Blog.
  • Honda Fit vs Nissan Versa

    Lois Price
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Which one of these subcompact hatchbacks is the best buy for your budget? Read on to see how the all-new 2015 Honda Fit compares to the Nissan Versa Note when it comes to power, interior space and technology. Honda Fit vs Nissan Versa Note   Performance Honda FitThe all-new Honda Fit debuts a 130-horsepower, 1.5-liter, […]The post Honda Fit vs Nissan Versa appeared first on Huntington Honda Blog.
  • 2015 Honda Fit Review

    Lois Price
    3 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Since its introduction to the US market back in 2006, the Honda Fit has been a fan favorite among budget-savvy shoppers. It’s not difficult to see why. The Fit has traditionally delivered practicality, reliability and more all in a fun-to-drive, hatchback package. This spring, the all-new third-generation Honda Fit debuted in dealer showrooms. The 2015 […]The post 2015 Honda Fit Review appeared first on Huntington Honda Blog.
  • Honda Pilot vs Ford Explorer

    Lois Price
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Which midsize SUV is the best match for you and your passengers? Read on to learn how the 2015 Honda Pilot and the 2015 Ford Explorer compare in terms of performance, interior and technology. Honda Pilot vs Ford Explorer Performance Honda PilotThe 2015 Honda Pilot comes with a standard V6 engine which puts forth an […]The post Honda Pilot vs Ford Explorer appeared first on Huntington Honda Blog.
 
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  • 2015 Kia Soul MSRP Pricing Revealed (Base, Plus, Exclaim)

    himi
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    The release of the 2015 Kia Soul is right around the corner and the Koreans have now made it known what the pricing will be. While there was some concern that the pieces might take a significant leap, the good … Continue reading →
  • Kia Sorento Redesign – Dealership Arrival Date

    himi
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    While it’s still quite some time off, there is already a ton of buzz out there surrounding the next-generation Kia Sorento. The anticipation has grown thanks to spy shots being released of the vehicle during the testing phase. There is … Continue reading →
  • Kia Releases Official Image Renderings Of The Next-Generation Sorento SUV

    himi
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    A pair of teaser images have been released by Kia ahead of the official unveiling of the third generation Sorento SUV, which is set to take place in South Korea in August. The teaser sketches are somewhat what you would … Continue reading →
  • First Spy Photos Of The Kia Rio Facelift

    himi
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    There have been rumors that Kia have been working on a redesigned Rio, and there are now spy shots that would appear to confirm it. A photographer in South Korea has captured a prototype of the new model out and … Continue reading →
  • Kia Soul Recalled For Steering Problems

    himi
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    Kia is recalling nearly 52,000 units of its boxy Soul crossover vehicle to repair a steering issue! The voluntary recall covers vehicles from the 2014 model year built from July 21, 2013, through Jan. 17, 2014, according to the National … Continue reading →
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    CarCluster.com Blog

  • Top Five American Cars Of Recent Times

    CarCluster
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:44 am
    The American dream is huge, and no matter how much the Chinese invade our products and utilities, the American dream remains refreshingly red, blue and white. And as Americans, we are proud of our cars, they are indeed the best … Continue reading →
  • 5 Greenest Cars of 2014

    CarCluster
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    Market for alternative-energy cars is heating up as more people are now keen on being green and reducing their carbon foot-prints. Car makers too are showing concern towards environment and the growing demand for going green. They are producing more … Continue reading →
  • Google Behind Your Wheels!

    CarCluster
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:09 am
    Google recently unveiled a much awaited piece of innovation – Android Auto. This new feature where a user will have Google in their car’s dashboard was announced In the Google I/O conference last Wednesday. This means we’ll see Google cars … Continue reading →
  • GMC Sierra 1500 – One Of The Best Launches Of 2014

    CarCluster
    28 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
    Advanced technology, and the world is manufacturing cars one can’t resist. With sleek and handsome looks, elegant interiors complete with luxury and power promising great speed and performance, the world is charmed by the recently launched vehicles. The pickup trucks … Continue reading →
  • 5 Car Cleaning Tips For Summer Road Trips

    CarCluster
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:12 am
    Summer road are more interesting and exciting then it generally sounds. After the winters and the snow, people are all geared up for the road trips in summer. And so everyone looking forward to these trips has started getting their car cleaned and ready … Continue reading →
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    Columbia Missouri Cars & Trucks

  • New Chrysler 200 Review

    Dan White
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    By Terry Box tbox@dallasnews.com “The 2015 Chrysler 200, though, an all-new midsize sedan created after Fiat took control of the Chrysler Group, makes an astounding evolutionary leap. It’s like I went to bed one night as me — a small, grouchy gray-haired guy running out of open road — and woke up as Dirk Nowitzki, the smiling, golden giant king of Dallas. Well, that may be a slight exaggeration — but not by much.” Video Review
  • Mazda Recalling Cars Due to Danger From Insect

    Dan White
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:56 pm
    AP – Mazda is recalling 42,000 Mazda6 cars in the U.S. because spiders can weave a web in a vent hose and cause the fuel tank to crack. The recall involves cars from the 2010 through 2012 model years equipped with 2.5-liter engines. The yellow sac spider, which is attracted to hydrocarbons, builds webs that cause pressure to build in the fuel tank. That increases the risk of fuel leaks and fire. Mazda recalled cars in 2011 for the same problem. It put covers on the vent line, but has found spiders can get past them. Mazda will update the cars’ software for free beginning this…
  • Tata unveils Bolt hatchback and Zest sedan

    Dan White
    5 Feb 2014 | 8:34 am
    from the AutoBlog As we noted last month, news of a Tata Nano diesel brought with it other news that the Indian car company would introduce a new sedan and hatchback, a hatchback with a rear hatch that actually opens. The company used the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi to do just that, the Bolt hatch and Zest sedan introducing audiences to the unified marketing pushes called DesignNext, DriveNext and ConnectNext under the HorizonNext banner. The two international models are twins, both based on an improved version of the X1 platform used for the Tata Indica Vista. The only differences are that…
  • U.S. Plans Car-to-Car Warning System

    Dan White
    3 Feb 2014 | 7:30 pm
    New York Times WASHINGTON — The federal government said on Monday that it planned to require all new cars to broadcast their location, speed, direction and other data, and to receive similar data from other vehicles, to warn drivers of impending collisions. But regulators cautioned that any new rules would be years away. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to issue a report in the next few weeks that would lay out the costs and benefits of such a system. Anthony Foxx, the transportation secretary, said he hoped his department could advance the concept to the status of a…
  • Welcome to the Future, the XL1

    Dan White
    3 Jan 2014 | 7:19 pm
    The VW XL1 is a 261 mpg concept car written about recently on Car & Driver. My old friend Arthur Koch just got his contract renewed to work for the company as a graphic artist. Above is the article link and a recent picture of Arthur with the XL1 is below. Arthur is the best living artist I know. He’s also a highly evolved foodie in the best sense of the word. He studied under my first college art teacher. Not just for for one class like me, but for his entire college career as a protege. Art can paint, draw, and photograph better than anyone I know. He is a brilliant artist who…
 
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  • 2015 Mercedes C-Class priced from $38,400 in the U.S.

    Tan Dung
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Mercedes-Benz has announced the 2015 C-Class will have a starting price of $38,400 when it goes on sale in the United States in September.According the German carmaker, the redesigned C-Class will come nicely equipped with H7 halogen headlamps, power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and a COMAND infotainment system with a 7-inch display.A variety of options will be offered including a panoramic sunroof, an air suspension (AIRMATIC), a head-up display and heated front seats. There's also the Interior Package that adds leather upholstery, ventilated front seats and ambient…
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class L goes into production in China

    Tan Dung
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    The first long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz C-Class has rolled off its production line in China. The model, which will be launched in China starting this September, is an important addition to Mercedes-Benz's portfolio and marks another key milestone in Daimler’s China strategy."The C-Class is at the core of our development in China. With more than 150,000 vehicles of the predecessor model delivered to customers, China has already become the second-largest market for the C-Class," said Hubertus Troska, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for China. "Now we are taking the…
  • 2015 Toyota FCV to be called 'Mirai'

    Tan Dung
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    According to a report from Bloomberg, the 2015 Toyota fuel cell vehicle (FCV) will be called the "Mirai" (Japanese for "future").The Mirai is an important step forward for zero-emission vehicle technology and won’t require customers to compromise on safety, price or performance. It can travel approximately 482 km on a single fill-up of hydrogen, which takes less than five minutes.Set to go on sale in Japan in April, the Toyota Mirai has a starting price of approximately ¥7 million ($69,111 or £40,410). It will also be available for sale to customers in the United States and Europe by…
  • Top five vintage cars of all time

    Tan Dung
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Motoring enthusiasts the world over have one thing in common - they like their cars to look new and run perfectly. Many like the satisfying feeling of achievement that comes from looking after their own cars with the help of websites like www.pureperformancemotorsport.com.One group of enthusiasts who stand out when it comes to owning and caring for special cars are vintage collectors. To be in the vintage classification, a car needs to have been built between 1918 and 1930, and must be in as near original condition as possible. Opinions as to the best ever vintage cars differ but here are…
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA US pricing announced

    Tan Dung
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    Mercedes-Benz has just announced the 2015 GLA will have a starting price of $32,225 - including a $925 destination charge - in the United States.For this money, customers will be getting the standard GLA 250 with front-wheel drive, while the 4MATIC version is an extra $2,000. At the top of the range, the GLA 45 AMG 4MATIC costs $49,225.Motivation is provided by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine which produces 211 hp and 350 Nm in the former and 360 hp and 450 Nm in the latter. It is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox that allows the GLA 250 to accelerate from 0-96 km/h…
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    Direct Paint and Collision

  • Maintenance for your Next Vacation

    Mike Mardinly
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    Now that it’s summer, there is one thing on all of our minds: vacation. While vacations are something we look forward to all year, they can also be pretty rough on our cars. That’s why we’ve compiled some simple maintenance tips you use before you leave. The following will help to keep you on track during your travels: Search your battery for corrosion and consider replacing if more than 3 years old. Check your oil and change if needed. Your owner’s manual can tell you often you need to change the oil. Look for even wearing, correct air pressure, and plenty of tread…
  • New Study Says Young Drivers Still Don’t Wear Seat Belts

    Mike Mardinly
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    A study produced by the Governors Highway Association in Washington D.C. shows that there has been a nationwide increase in teenaged drivers fatally injured while not wearing a seat belt. In Pennsylvania, 106 teenagers were killed in car accidents in 2012. Of that 106, 92 were not wearing seat belts. Nationwide that same year, more than 51 percent of teen drivers killed in fatal accidents were not wearing seat belts. Since 2010, this number has been on the rise. More than 60 percent of passengers killed weren’t wearing seat belts. However, the percentage of adults 20 and over killed…
  • Turnpike Commission Warns About E-ZPass Phishing Scam

    Mike Mardinly
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    Courtesy of PA Turnpike Commission Many all over the country have been reporting an email going around alleging that they owe money for tolls. However, E-ZPass and the PA Turnpike Commission are teaming together to spread the word that this email is a fake, and likely part of a phishing scam. For those of you who are unfamiliar, a phishing scam typically includes an email where scammers pose as a company and ask for personal information like social security or credit card numbers. This email string in particular was identified as a scam because many of the recipients were people who…
  • What Causes Rust

    Mike Mardinly
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:24 am
    Chances are, you’ll see rust on your car at least once in your life. If left unattended, this rust will spread and cause your vehicle serious damage. Of course, you’ll want to find an auto body shop that performs rust repair in Delaware County once it’s seen. However, you’ll probably also wonder what caused the rust in the first place and how you can prevent it. Common Causes of Rust Weather Most of us are aware that rust forms after metal is exposed to the rain or sun. This means that the bumpers, engine, trunk, and frame are particularly susceptible to rust. However,…
  • It’s a Bad Commuting Summer for the Tri-State Area

    Mike Mardinly
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Summer 2014 is shaping up to be a difficult one for commuters all over the Tri-State area. Between construction on I-95 in Pennsylvania, the temporary closing of the I-495 bridge in Delaware, and work on the Ben Franklin Bridge, commuters just can’t catch a break. What’s worse, all of this congestion will force more people onto public transportation. It’s safe to say you can expect packed and delayed trains for some time, especially for those coming from Jersey. The Delaware Port Authority and PATCO are replacing train tracks on the PATCO Speedline for the first time since…
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    Car Part Kings - The Blog to Rule the Road!

  • Basic Car Care Tips For the Summer

    18 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    When you love something as much as your ride, you want people to know it.  You want to show it off.  Sadly, summer is cruel to the way your car looks.  Pollen dulls the shine, tweeting birds do.. well you know what they do and the constant in and out of wet, sandy feet will take a toll on the interior.  Your car deserves better than this, so give it its own vehicular spa treatment once a week. Wash Her Down: Keeping the exterior of your car pristine is not just for looks sake.  Washing is an important part of car care if you want to keep dirt from making its way into the engine.  Once a…
  • The 2015 BMW: Expect Nothing to be the Same

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Most automakers view the new model year as an opportunity to fix any glitches or design flaws before having to completely redesign a vehicle.  Not BMW.  They look at each new model year as a chance to improve, however subtle, all of their vehicles.  For 2015 expect to see changes from BMW, especially in the 2 series coupe, X3 and X5 models. 2 Series Coupe: More options for the way your coupe looks will be available in 2015 with two new additions in trim design.  In addition, the 228i and the M235i coupe will be available with xDrive.  This is BMW’s own intelligent all-wheel drive…
  • Another Massive Recall For the Chrysler Corporation Announced For Its Defective Cruise Control Mode

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:24 am
    On Thursday, June 5th, it was reported that Chrysler has noted and is addressing a defect in the cruise control mode of its most popular SVU’s.  The vehicles included in the recall include 2014 Jeep Cherokees, Dodge Durangos, Grand Cherokees and the high performance Grand Cherokee SRT.  More specifically, the automobiles in question were assembled between January 16th and April 17th.  At this time, over half of the vehicles in question are still sitting at the dealerships or are on their way there.  6,100 are in the U.S., 950 in Canada, 425 in Mexico and 3,200 outside of North America.
  • Are You and Your Vehicle Ready For a Turbocharger?

    15 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    The popularity of turbochargers started in race cars, where they were found to significantly increase horse power without adding extra weight or cylinders.  As the world began to focus on efficiency from a cars engine, manufacturers struggled to come up with to make gas friendly cars without losing their power.  It finally dawned that the turbocharged technology used in a race car would be just as effective for passenger cars. How a Turbocharger Works Turbochargers work by using what is known as a forced induction system.  As air flows into the engine, the turbocharger compresses it before…
  • What Do You Do When Your Fuel Tank is Leaking?

    14 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    A gas leak in your car is one of the most dangerous situations an owner can face.  You are looking at a potential fire or even sudden explosion if any point in your fuel system is leaking.  This is why it is important to have the problem addressed right away.  Even just sitting in your driveway, one stray match could be a disaster. The most common cause of a leak in your gas tank is simple rust.  Exposed to the elements as it sits on the bottom side of your car, rust build up will slowly compromise the metal of the tank.  This will make it more susceptible to damage from getting hit by…
 
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    Young's Auto Body

  • PA Turnpike Commission Advocates Caution After Deadly Accident

    Emmett Young
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Thanks to the new Pennsylvania transportation plan, we’re going to have to get used to driving through work zones on highways this year. Just because we may be passing construction sites on a regular basis does not mean we should take these sites lightly. Last week, equipment operator William McGuigan of Malvern was the victim of a fatal encounter while working just east of the Downingtown Exchange on the PA Turnpike. McGuigan was killed when a tractor trailer entered the closed off lane he had been working in. In light of this tragic accident, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is…
  • Summer: the 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

    Emmett Young
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:21 am
    For many teens, summertime means relaxing drives to the beach or rides with friends. Unfortunately, that often means distracted driving — a major cause of car accidents. According to AAA, the 100 days between May and August are the most dangerous ones for teen drivers. Now, they’re asking that parents be proactive in making sure their children have plenty of experience behind the wheel. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teen drivers, and for varying reasons. Teen girls are more likely to text while driving, while teen boys are more likely to be distracted by other…
  • Potential Bill Could Crack Down on DUI Repeat Offenders

    Emmett Young
    13 May 2014 | 4:00 am
    A new bill is currently under review by the House that could cause serious implications for repeat DUI offenders. House Bill 1733 would increase prison time and impose more severe penalties on repeat offenders. The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee would also like to see those with multiple DUI’s lose their licenses. The bill was passed unanimously by the committee, and is now under review by the full House. According to a study cited by State Rep. Todd Rock, driving under the influence is responsible for 10,000 deaths and 35,000 injuries on American highways each year. In…
  • PennDOT Fees Increased by New Transportation Bill

    Emmett Young
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    If you were surprised by the gas price increase back in January, you’re  sure to be shocked the next time you visit a PennDOT location. In order to fund the recently passed $2.3 million transportation bill, fees for ID cards, driver’s licenses, and other services have gone up for the first time in 17 years. For example, the fee to obtain the title for your car has risen from $22.50 to $50.00. That’s a pretty big jump. According to Main Line Media News, we can expect to see 24 more fee increases in the next few months including registration plate replacements, registration…
  • Daylight Saving Dilemma

    Emmett Young
    7 Mar 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Spring is coming and we’re sure everyone in West Chester is eagerly anticipating its arrival. However, before it get’s here we have another annual ritual — Daylight Saving Time. Our clocks will spring forward, but we may not all be prepared. While you may think losing an hour of sleep is no big deal, it’s very common that motorists will feel drowsy after a change in sleep patterns. And believe it or not, drowsy driving can be more dangerous than drunk driving. The AAA blog advises us all to drive slowly and cautiously in the coming mornings while we adjust to the…
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  • The 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR.

    LawGerman
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
       When it comes down to powerful SUV’s what’s the one thing that normally comes to mind? Power, agility, towing capacity, street presence, room for the family perhaps? What if I mentioned the word speed to you, how would that factor into the mix? Well world renown auto maker Range Rover has been dropping tidbits of their brand new 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR all over the web, and so far we are highly impressed.    The 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR is more than just a long name, it’s an SUV that will do nothing more than dominate the roads, while providing one of the…
  • Pantera de Tamosa

    LawGerman
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
  • The Polaris Slingshot, Aiming For The Win.

    LawGerman
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
       So, who would’ve thought that the day of the manufactured reverse trike were over? For the longest while it seems like Can-am was or is the only company making a trike that everyone could ride, and potentially afford. Well it seems like Polaris decided to try to revive some of those slow beating hearts of the people who’ve been riding on Can-am Spyders with their brand new Polaris Slingshot.  The Polaris Slingshot is a reverse trike designed with a little more flair to it. It has the look of a vehicle that was the offspring of a KTM XBOW, and a Compagna T-Rex. Both…
  • The Ultra Rare Toyota GT 2000

    LawGerman
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
  • Sick 68 GTO

    Riley
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Sick 68 GTO
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    TESLARATI.com

  • Tesla Battery Technology is Years Ahead of the Competition

    Nicolas Zart
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    Watching JB Straubel, Tesla’s Chief Technical Officer deliver the keynote speech at the 2014 Energy Storage Symposium, gives us a clearer insight as to where Tesla Motors is heading. And if Straubel’s hints are anything to heed, Tesla is headed for a bright and sunny future, a thorn in the side of many carmakers.Tesla’s battery technology is years ahead of the competitionTesla has not only made the right choices in developing its lithium-ion battery technology, while others called the battery hopeless, but the company is also looking much, much further ahead than we can…
  • Decoding Your Tesla Battery Pack Version

    Rob M.
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:32 am
    Identifying Your Tesla Battery PackDid you know the Tesla Model S battery comes in either an A, B or D pack?Your Tesla battery pack information is found on a sticker affixed to the front right side of the battery pack that can be seen when looking under your car from just behind the front right (passenger side) wheel.85kWh “D” PackThe first and arguably the most important part of the label is the top portion which indicates the size of your battery pack. This is useful when validating that you received the correct battery ordered. The next piece of information which…
  • Tesla Model S Aftermarket Body Kits

    Teslarati
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:50 pm
    When will Tesla Model S aftermarket body kits be available you ask? Well …The Tesla Model S is already a beauty in itself with its sleek and elegant curves along with its streamlined aerodynamics, strutting the lowest coefficient of drag within its class. However those looking to really transform the appearance of their car can opt for an aftermarket body kit. Body kits typically consist of body panel replacements or overlays for the front bumper, rear valance / diffuser, side skirts, fender flares, spoilers, as well as lightweight carbon fiber hoods.Tesla Model S Carbon Fiber Body…
  • [Video] Tesla Model S Battery Replacement Service

    Teslarati
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:02 am
    As luck would have it, shortly after our story comparing Tesla’s battery technology against the competition, we received a message from our friend KmanAuto that he had received a Tesla Model S battery replacement after suffering a battery failure at 34,607 miles.Model S warning messages displayed on the center touchscreen after battery failure.The incident occurred while depressing the accelerator pedal to merge onto a freeway which was followed by a loud “clunk” noise, and later a display of warning messages before the car came to a stop.True to Tesla Motors impeccable…
  • Comparing Tesla battery technology against the competition

    Rob M.
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    I bought my Model S for many reasons, but battery efficiency was not one of them. The question of whether Tesla battery technology is really better than the competition has been weighing heavy on my mind so I set out to try and find some definitive answers.BEV Competitive LandscapeI started by making a list of only 100% electric cars, what people call Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). I wanted to cut out the hybrids and other types as their batteries would be smaller and they would be less dependent on the quality of the battery. I ended up with 10 cars in my list. All the cars in the list…
 
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    The Torque Report

  • 2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Gets a Name - Mirai

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    According to sources that spoke with Bloomberg, Toyota's upcoming fuel cell vehicle (FCV) is going to be called the Mirai when it arrives next year.
  • Range Rover Sport SVR Sets Fastest Production SUV Time at the Nurburgring

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    It looks like Land Rover has just created the ultimate high-performance SUV with the upcoming Range Rover Sport SVR. The Range Rover Sport SVR just lapped the famous Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring in Germany in 8 minutes 14 seconds, making it the fastest production SUV around the Nürburgring.
  • 2015 Toyota Prius Persona Series Special Edition Announced

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Toyota has announced a new special edition of the 2015 Prius, which it's calling the Prius Persona.
  • 2016 Jaguar XE Set to Achieve Over 75 MPG

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Jaguar continues to drop the details about the Jaguar XE compact sedan ahead of its debut on September 8. Today Jaguar has revealed more details about the XE's aluminum construction and claims that it will have a rating over 75 mpg on the European combined cycle.
  • 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Teased

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Land Rover has released a few photos of a camouflaged 2016 Discovery Sport ahead of its arrival next year. The photos not only give us our first look at the exterior of the Discovery Sport, but its optional third-row seating.
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    Oscaro openGARAGE Blog

  • DOT Secretaries Issue Open Letter on US Roadways

    Oscaro
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has joined forces with 11 previous DOT Secretaries to issue an open letter on the state of the nations transportation infrastructure
  • Expert Fixer Tip: Use a Hose Clamp to Remove A Stuck Oil Filter

    Oscaro
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    If you’ve ever changed your oil, you know by this point that auto manufacturers tend to put the oil filter at the most precarious, and least convenient place possible. Combine this with a generally slick, circular, hard to grip surface, and you have the beginnings of a frustrating mechanical situation. Luckily, Oscaro’s fixer tips are here to save the day!
  • Fixer’s Rides: The BMW E30 3-Series

    Oscaro
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    If you’re a car person, a Fixer, or a european car enthusiast, I’m likely telling you things you already know. The BMW E30 is one of the most significant vehicles ever to be manufactured. I’d go as far to say that it’s up there with vehicles such as Ford’s Model T—except that you’d actually want to drive this BMW 3-series.
  • Where is your Kintsukuroi?

    Oscaro
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:16 am
    Kintsukuroi, or golden repair in Japanese, is the art of fixing broken pottery with resin mixed with… powdered precious metals. Yep. Silver, gold, and platinum.
  • Fight For Your Fixer Right

    Oscaro
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    Simply put, your rights as a Fixer are under attack and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is to blame. This law, brought in during the 1990s during a time of raising computer and digital piracy, was designed to provide an easy way for people to stake claim to their copyright, without costly court battles.
 
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  • 2015 Polaris Slingshot: A New Age Experimental Sports Car

    Jyotsna Ramani
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Auto manufacturers today are not scared to try and experiment something new that breaks the conventional mold. 2015 Polaris Slingshot certainly blurs the line between cars and motorcycles and that has been attracting many auto enthusiasts across the globe. The all-new 2015 Polaris Slingshot is based on a similar design to the X-Bow, but in simple words it is just a reversed trike and that has allowed auto manufacturers to go ahead with something brand new. The vehicle looks sleek and modern and futuristic and will be completed with three wheel layout and two side by side seating arrangements.
  • Renault Sales Rise Thanks To Budget Brand Dacia

    Misa Khan
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    The French car marque Renault has been around since 1899. Fast forward to 2011, and it was Europe’s third-biggest car manufacturer. It was also the world’s ninth-biggest car marque. But in 2014, the brand has been struggling to make a profit due to a slump in European sales. A recent news report suggests that things aren’t so bad for Renault at the moment – thanks, in part, to budget car brand Dacia.   How has Dacia has saved the day? Dacia is a Romanian car manufacturer that has been around since 1966. It is a budget car marque, and most of its models take their roots from…
  • Rolls Royce – All-Electric Models Considered For The Near Future

    Amir Saeed
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    We now live in an age where there is great emphasis on reducing our carbon emissions. It’s no secret that decades and even centuries of greenhouse gases have taken its toll on Mother Earth. The hole in the ozone layer is a big problem in 2014, and higher temperatures across the globe are resulting in rising sea levels. That in turn has implications for us and future generations. Car manufacturers are busy trying to find ways of making our time on the road more eco-friendly. As you know, most cars on the road run on petrol or diesel engines. Those engines emit greenhouse gases such as CO2…
  • Top Tips For Maintaining Car Value

    Misa Khan
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    Maintaining the value of your car can be one of the best things that you ever do. That is because if you know how to maintain the value of the car, you will not lose that much money. The money you save is in relation to the time between buying a car and the time you decide to sell. Knowing how to maintain car value however is not common knowledge. Therefore, you might not know what to do. If that is the case, there is no need to worry. That is because you can maintain the value of the car, without having to make things that complicated. Perform Regular Maintenance One of the things you can do…
  • Lexus Impresses Audience with Amazing in Motion Spectacle

    Jyotsna Ramani
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    Car manufacturers are going beyond the ordinary to get the attention of their consumers. Lexus has now come up with something that fascinates completely with its Strobe campaign also known as Amazing in Motion series that witnessed dozens of stuntmen and acrobats hung from some of the tallest buildings in Kuala Lumpur wearing specially design LED light suits for Strobe.This is something that Lexus has never tried before and it was shot over seven nights in April. The entire strategy and development was done by CHI&Partners and it would be used for Lexus to showcase their imagination,…
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  • UK ‘crash for cash’ car insurance scams double in 2013

    Bilal Amjad
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    News that ‘crash for cash’ insurance scams rose by 51 per cent in the UK last year shows a worrying trend in car insurance fraud. According to the UK’s biggest motor insurers, Aviva, who insures one in ten vehicles in the country, at least 820 accidents were induced (or intentionally) caused. Witnessing first-hand such a scam just weeks before I was about to sell my car, I can tell you it is not a pleasant experience. However, knowing how you can combat the fraudsters is half the battle. Faked accidents led to around 2,200 fraudulent claims for personal injury last year Aviva confirmed,…
  • 1918 Cadillac Type 57 – A Car with an Interesting Past

    Jyotsna Ramani
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:06 am
    United States declared war in April 1917 and joined France, Britain and Russia in the Great War. If the tanks and troop carriers in America’s supply were meager in numbers, the civilian auto fleet was impressive. The first personal automobiles of volunteers that went across the world never returned. However, one did return, and it was 1918 Cadillac Type 57 that was bought by a Presbyterian minister, John H. Denison. The 1918 Cadillac carries a vivid history along, and the current owner is trying to look deeper. This Cadillac was among some 20,000 that arrived in Europe and has truly earned…
  • Classic Mini Now Available as a LEGO Set

    Jyotsna Ramani
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:37 am
    Mini has decided to come up with something interesting for the consumers who would like to have a creative version of the vehicle. The automaker revealed that The LEGO Group has unveiled the new 1,077 part LEGO set that provides authentic building and driving for all LEGO and Mini fans. It was also revealed that the LEGO Group designers have built the model based on the classic Mini Cooper built up to the last year 2000. The designers have taken lot of care to ensure that they keep the design similar to the original one. When fully assembled the car is 25 centimeters long and 14 centimeters…
  • The Best Luxury Used Cars That Offer Amazing Value

    Misa Khan
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    Flickr Most drivers would love the chance to be able to own a luxury car; however most appear out of our reach. The prices of luxury cars can range, but typically we find ourselves not being able to afford them straight off the forecourt. This is where the used car market can really help. You do not have to spend big to get your own luxury car, but you will need to consider other costs when it comes to buying one. Think about finance options and how costly the car is to run and insure before making your decision. You may find your luxury car at a dedicated luxury used car centre. But also…
  • Novitec Rosso Group Unveils Special Exhaust System for Ferrari 458 Speciale

    Suhail Ajmal
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:06 am
    The Novitec Rosso Group has disclosed a special exhaust system for the Ferrari 458 Speciale by uploading a video of it on YouTube. The Ferrari 458 Speciale sports the new Novitec Rosso exhaust model which is comprised of INCONEL, a material primarily used in Formula 1 race cars. The INCONEL made exhaust allowed the German Tuner to optimize the exhaust note and power output by the car while reducing its weight as well. The Ferrari boasts a 4.5L V8-90° Engine  with a maximum power output of (597 hp) 445 kW @ 9000rpm and a torque of 540Nm @ 6000rpm. It features a 7-Speed F1 dual clutch…
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  • British GT Championship

    Aisam
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    The well-known BRDC GT Championship is now called as Avon Tires British GT Championship. It is a series of racing comprising sports-vehicle at present found in the UK, even though they hold different races away from Britain in the last eras. The Club British Racing Drivers in 1993 had created the series and the NSGC (National Sports GT Challenge) was the name of first two. Currently, series is hold by the “Stéphane Ratel Organization” along with BFTC (British Formula Three Championship), as well as supported by the Avon Tyres. This championship displays the most impressive plus trendy…
  • Nissan Terrano – For the Rough Terrain

    Kacy
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Compact SUVs have been the flavour of the season in the Indian car market. Renault had an overwhelming response with the Duster and Ford has seen EcoSport booking rolling in since they have launched the SUV. Nissan too has jumped into the bandwagon for a piece of that pie with the Terrano. While it is essentially a re-skinned Renault Duster, Nissan’s engineers have changed almost every sheet of metal on the car and worked hard to bring the styling more in line with the other SUVs in the Nissan family. Nissan Terrano comes in the price range of Rs. 9.47 lakh to Rs. 12.30 lakh.  The…
  • Auto Expo 2014 – Motor Show

    Em
    16 Jun 2014 | 12:14 am
    No doubt, the 2014 Indian Auto Expo is well-known car-opening game, as well as auto-car statements and official announcements. Then what’s creating it more exciting and vibrant? Well, Presence of different Celebrities to approve many motorized brands. Different celebrities such as Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Sachin Tendulkar, are the ones who add charm to the current Auto Expo 2014 of India which is held in area of Noida, New Delhi. Diva of Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor attained on the 2nd Indian Auto Expo day to endorse carmaker which are Indian based, i.e, DC Design. 2 dramatic…
  • Toyota Sequoia SUV Dealerships

    Atiya
    9 Jun 2014 | 10:04 pm
    When you decide to purchase a new car, you have a variety of options for picking the perfect vehicle. Most people choose to browse online a little bit to get a good idea of what to expect. After all, if you aren’t sure exactly what you’re looking for, perusing different cars may give you a better understanding of what your needs are. Other people choose to look in local ads to find places they can buy cars used. This can be hit-or-miss since it depends on what other people are currently selling. Finally, many people choose to check out local car lots to find what cars are popular…
  • 2014 Honda Insight – Review

    Odo
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:59 am
    In the market of cheap hybrid cars, the Honda Insight stays a super-imposing entry. For 5 years, this car is present at automobile world. Now, it is basically acting as a weapon like a subcompact hybrid coupe, known to be very fuel-efficient as compared to Toyota Prius C. The 2014 Honda Insight is not much upgraded and just refurbished version of 2012 with addition of battery pack, small styling updates, and interior materials are slightly revised. Trim levels The Honda Insight 2014 is a 4-door coupe car having seats for five passengers. It is available in 3 trim levels namely: Base LX EX…
 
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  • 2015 Subaru Legacy – Sporty and Elegant Family Sedan

    Jyotsna Ramani
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Subaru has come up with excellent features combined with great styling for 2015 Subaru Legacy making it among the top family sedans. 2015 Subaru Legacy is conventional and yet very appealing in its class allowing family sedan buyers to take a second look. Legacy 2.5i sedans are powered by 2.5 liter four cylinder engines that have the capacity to produce 175 horsepower and they are good at performance. On the other hand, Legacy 3.6R sedans are powered by 3.6 liter flat-six engine that produces 256 horsepower that is strong and performs smoothly. 2015 Subaru Legacy offers better gas mileage and…
  • Ford Mustang V6 – Review

    Bilal Amjad
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Ford Mustang is a very important family member of the Pony car/Muscle car segment of the auto industry and now is in its fifth generation. During its long journey, the Ford Mustang received lots of modifications and improvements over time to stay in the competition. The 2013 model year of the Ford Mustang is part of its fifth generation that is almost close to its ending however, the American automaker made certain changes to keep the car refreshing and appealing. For the 2013 model year, the car got an updated exterior, improved interior and a more powerful V8 for the GT. The 2013 Ford…
  • Hyundai Elantra – a luxury sedan from the Koreans

    Aamir Saeed
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:58 am
    The Hyundai Motors India Limited (HIML), a subsidiary of the Hyundai Motors Limited is the second largest car manufacturer in India. At a time when the Maruti Suzuki was monopolising the Indian markets the Korean car manufacturer smartly launched some of their top products which became instant hits. The HMIL has been importing and distributing the Hyundai Elantra from the year 2004 to 2010. In 2012 they launched their locally made Elantra in India. The Hyundai Elantra a D-segment sedan has only the petrol variants in most of the countries. In India it comes in four diesel and three petrol…
  • The Special 2014 Lotus Exige LF1 Inspired By the F1 Team

    Jyotsna Ramani
    12 Jun 2014 | 6:10 am
    It might have been a very poor season for the Lotus Formula One team. Still, nothing is keeping the firm away from its aspirations on the road and the auto giant has gone ahead and created a special edition Exige that has been dubbed 2014 Lotus Exige LF1 Inspired by the F1 team, one will find a host of special features on the Lotus Exige that has always been one of the favorite sports cars. The supremely designed logo has always oozed sportiness and aggression and the special-edition model references the company’s success in Formula One. The customers are reminded of the immense success the…
  • Next Impreza Comes with WRX Concept Styling Cues

    Michael Valentine
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:26 am
    The aesthetic politeness of the first generation of Impreza is almost unquestionable especially in coupe form. The Impreza successors previously had some issues with a kind of social acceptance especially with styling from previously-disputed and now-much-vaunted Bugeye to pinchy visage of the last generation. There was spread of shiver when Subaru unveiled WRX concept at last year’s York Auto Show where journos with auto fans were totally amazed. The truth of the news making round the auto world is that the next Impreza due in 2016 will feature cues from the WRX Concept. Speaking about…
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  • Cool Gift Ideas For The Off-Roader In Your Life

    Misa Khan
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    Image via Flickr Do you have a relative or significant other that loves the great outdoors? If so, they will want to spend a lot of time taking part in outdoors activities. And if they also have a love for off-roading, they will doubtless fascinate (or bore you) with some amazing 4×4 facts! So it comes as no surprise that finding the perfect gift for them on special occasions can be a nightmare. If they love reading, you might buy them a book. If they are computer geeks, you might buy them a new console game to play. But what do you get an off-roading enthusiast? The last thing you want…
  • How to Find the Perfect Used Car For Your Teen

    Misa Khan
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Image is courtesy of Colin via Flickr The dreaded day has come: your teenager has a driving license. While they may be unable to pick up their own socks, they are now legally able to drive a car. The thought is a perishing one, to say the least. If you are concerned about what used cars are the safest for your precious bundle of joy, then look no further. There are some excellent used cars available on the market that are also safe to drive. Smaller cars may be ideal for new drivers that are unsure about parking and other car dilemmas. Of course, practice makes perfect but as a starting…
  • Are Hydrogen Cars The Future Of Motoring?

    Misa Khan
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    Car manufacturers are keen to come up with ways to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. For example, you could go out and buy an electric car. But an exciting word in the automotive industry is hydrogen. Hydrogen is a gas that is odourless and flammable. Those of you that listened to your science teachers at school will know that that the sun comprises of hydrogen. What is hydrogen? At room temperature, hydrogen is a gas. When it is solid, it acts like metal. And when it is near a flame, it explodes. Hydrogen is the most abundant gas element in the universe. Scientists believe that 75% of…
  • Subaru of America Announces New Mobile App for Motorsports Fans

    Jyotsna Ramani
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    Car manufacturers are interested in improving the overall experience and Subaru of America has made an announcement of their new content-rich Subaru Motorsports app that will include 360 degree HD mobile video player which is introduced for the first time ever. Subaru announced that the app will be available for iOS and Android mobile devices and users can download it to make use of the virtual racing experience that they can have using the new 360 degree video playback capability. The app will also feature images, racing schedules and information and team updates that will allow users to…
  • 2014 Honda Civic Tourer Review

    Bilal Amjad
    28 May 2014 | 1:16 pm
    At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, among other concept cars, the Honda Civic Tourer made people stare at and now of course everyone is expected to get a production version. After one month of the debut at the Geneva Motor show, the 2014 Honda Civic Tourer was offered for test driving. The production version of the 2014 Honda Civic Tourer is looking exactly like the concept version, however there are some design cues that it shares with civic hatchback that Honda decided to camouflage them in an attempt to make a distinctive look. The 2014 Honda Civic Tourer is basically a small wagon that carries…
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  • Rare 1974 El Camino Asking for $120,000 on Kijiji

    Eric Leech
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:46 am
    In some parts of the world a classic muscle car is worth six figures. According to one man in Canada, a 1974 GMC Sprint (a version of the El Camino) is worth $120,000 on Kijiji. The GMC Sprint was born in 1971 to help bridge the gap between the truck and passenger car. It was […]
  • Brand New Tesla Model S Partially Wrecked Before Even Leaving the Dealership

    Suhail Ajmal
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:45 am
    Owner smashes the $70k electric vehicle minutes after purchasing it Car lovers and even those who are not too enthusiastic about them will attest to the thrill and exhilaration a brand new car brings. When the car in question is a spanking Tesla Model S costing $70k it’s understandable if owner gets the jitters. Call […]
  • Why You Need To Seriously Consider Buying The Kia Picanto

    Shahzaib Sajjad
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    When it comes to practical, reliable and cheap motoring, the Kia Picanto isn’t often at the top of people’s shortlists. That is quite surprising, because it represents excellent value for money! Currently in its second generation, the Kia Picanto was first available to buy back in 2004. For those of you that don’t know, Kia […]
  • Top Tips for Buying a New or Used Renault

    Jyotsna Ramani
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    French cars used to be the butt of jokes in the UK. Nowadays, that reputation is changing, and nowhere is this clearer than at Renault. The marque is at the forefront of new technology. They’re investing in methods of production that are sustainable and eco-friendly. Furthermore, they have a fantastic safety record from Euro NCAP […]
  • Nissan LEAF – World’s Cleanest Car

    Jyotsna Ramani
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:52 am
    True to its status and position as the second largest automobile company in Japan, Nissan Motors has come out with a vehicle that is amazing. Yes, it is one that will emit zero emission and what’s more will not require you to clean it! The Nissan LEAF is the one under discussion. It is an […]
 
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  • How to Decorate Your Car to Impress Girls

    Bilal Sajjad
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Girls are not just impressed with the make and model of the car. It takes a lot more to impress a girl with a car and if you want a girl to sit up and take notice of your car, a few essential steps are necessary. Some things are quite basic, but there are other things about your car that may turn girls off. Just owning a fancy car is not enough and if you don’t have the swankiest model on the market, then a few simple tips can go far in making the girl think more highly of you. Keeping the Car Clean This may sound extremely basic and common sense, but a car that is untidy and dirty will…
  • 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse WRC Review

    Bilal Sajjad
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Unfortunately, the Bugatti Veyrone Super Sport is stripped of the title of the world’s fastest car but still the crown of the world’s fastest open top production car is on the head of the Bugatti. At the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, Bugatti unveiled its new 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse WRC which will have a record breaking 408.84 kilometer/hour (254.04 mph) push. The car has been named as the world’s fastest open top car recently which is a great achievement for the supercars maker. Though, the new 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse WRC was presented at the Shanghai Motor…
  • Scrap your Car for Cash

    Bilal Sajjad
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    If your vehicle has been written off following an accident, or has failed its MOT and is too expensive to fix, car scrapping is a great way to recoup some of your original investment while also benefiting the environment. Environmental legislation Under the 2005 EU End of Life Directive, governments now impose a recycling target of 85 per cent for scrapped cars, which must take place at a scrapyard or Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). This new legislation was put in place to ensure the amount of waste produced from vehicle recycling is reduced and controlled. As many as two million cars…
  • Highway Code Redrafted For The New Generation Of Driverless Cars

    Bilal Sajjad
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    The rules on the road safety basically remain the same, but the new generation of driverless cars certainly needs a new highway code. The current Highway Code seems to be inadequate for the cars that will arrive in the near future and will drive themselves. David Willetts, the Science minister is already having discussions with the Department for Transport about allowing cars on UK roads without any driver. The current code is naturally not going be adequate for the new technology that we are going to see on the roads. There has been a fresh amendment to the United Nations’ 1968 Convention…
  • The New Ariel Atom PL1 Police Car Getting Extreme Now

    Bilal Sajjad
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
                                                                                                           Photo Credit: Msn.com U.K. police gets the right British expression through the Ariel Atom police car, the lightweight special that comes with blue flashing lights. The Ariel Atom is a part of a safety campaign that is specifically aimed at young motorcyclists. We find a similar example in the recently drafted Lamborghini to work with the Italian Polizia. Thanks to the combination of…
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  • How To Get A Great Deal On The Astra

    Bilal Amjad
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:42 am
    The Astra is one of the world’s most-popular small family cars. Known as the Vauxhall Astra in the UK and the Opel Astra in most other countries, the car has been a familiar sight on the road since 1991. Are you considering buying an Astra for your next car? If so, you’re in luck because this handy guide will give you some helpful tips to make your Astra buying experience a rewarding one! Decide which one you want The Astra is now in its sixth generation. As it’s a popular car, there are thousands of examples available for sale on the new and secondhand car markets. Before you go…
  • Should You Buy a Car or Lease One?

    Bilal Amjad
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    When it comes to getting yourself a new car there are several options available to you. Two of the most popular options are buying and leasing. Each of these has their plus sides and their drawbacks. If you do not know much about either of them, you’ll probably be interested in learning more. Thankfully doing so is not hard, and you can learn all that you need to pretty fast. Buying Equals Equity When you are buying a car, whether it be through finance payments or straight cash, you will be building equity. However, if you choose to lease a car that might not be the case. Building…
  • Awesome Ways You Can Keep Vehicle Maintenance Costs Low

    Bilal Amjad
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    Vehicle maintenance costs can get out of hand if you let them. You may therefore be interested in learning what you can do in order to keep your maintenance costs low. Something that is entirely possible, you need not think of this as a complicated subject. Once you know what needs to done, you’ll be able to keep your maintenance costs low, and save a lot of money in the process. Buy a Good Car If you have already bought a car, there is little that you can do about this. However, if you have not yet bought the car you want then you should take this into consideration. Buying a good car…
  • How To Choose The Perfect Used Car

    Bilal Amjad
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
    It’s a well-known fact that the vast majority of motorists in Britain prefer to buy used cars rather than brand new ones. It is mainly for the obvious financial benefits that buying used offers. Buying any type of car is one of those purchases in life that needs a lot of deep thinking, research and calculations before you end up arriving at the perfect set of wheels. Here are some really useful tips to remember when in the car market: Can you afford it? Unless you are buying an absolute shed on wheels and wish to spend as little as possible on your car purchase, you will need to effectively…
  • Updated Suzuki Swift Updated for 2014 and on Sale

    Bilal Amjad
    12 Jun 2014 | 5:52 am
    The new Suzuki Swift comes with a range of cosmetic and equipment changes that have been updated for 2014. With an objective to keep rivals like Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta at bay, the entry-level version of the Swift now starts from 10,799 GBP and gets a number of minor updates in the United Kingdom auto market. According to the auto giant, Suzuki Swift in fact gets ready for 2015 and the updates include new technologies and new styling options along with a revised engine range. Suzuki Swift design for 2014 gets a mild facelift. For example, the range-topping SZ4 gets a more rugged…
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  • Best Selling 6 Inch Tablets 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Best Selling 6 Inch Tablets 2014,Shenzhen JiexinRui Technology Co., Ltd(Richard zhang,8.6.1.3.8.2.3.2.0.1.7.7.4).Looking for the best tablet to buy in 2014?We want to make sure you never have to suffer anything but the best tablet so that you can really make the most out of your tablet whether it's for business or pleasure. Now,the Best 6 Inch Tablet For You.CPU: MTK8312 1.2GHz dual-coreOperating system: Google Android 4.2.2Memory: RAM 512MB/1G, ROM 4GB/8GBScreen: 6" IPS, QHD 960*540 pixelsTouch panel: capacitive touchscreen (support 5 points)Audio devices: built-in speaker microphoneWi-Fi:…
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  • Meet the Car of Your Dreams at a Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction

    Susan
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    You never know what might be on the auction block at a Barrett-Jackson car auction. In early 2013, the original Batmobile, a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, was sold at a Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona. The winning bid? A cool $4.62 million forked over by Rick Champagne, a Phoenix businessman, car collector, and Batman […]The post Meet the Car of Your Dreams at a Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction appeared first on On the road again.
  • Marques of Extinction: When Time Finally Ran out on America’s Auto Pioneers

    Bruce
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    At the beginning of the Twentieth Century, American automobile manufacturers sprouted up like weeds in a garden. In the period between 1900 and 1920 alone there were literally hundreds of car brands vying for customers’ attention. Most brands vanished rather quickly, while others motored on until the financial distress of the Great Depression took its […]The post Marques of Extinction: When Time Finally Ran out on America’s Auto Pioneers appeared first on On the road again.
  • National Corvette Museum: Embracing the Sinkhole

    Susan
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And when life gives you a sinkhole … make money! That’s what the board members of the National Corvette Museum seem to be thinking, anyway. In case you don’t know the backstory, here’s a recap: Back in February, a massive sinkhole opened up under the museum in Bowling […]The post National Corvette Museum: Embracing the Sinkhole appeared first on On the road again.
  • Cars We Love: 1929 Bentley Blower

    Susan
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    With the popularity of its cars flagging in the mid-1920s, Bentley Motors assembled a team of drivers to help rebuild its reputation by racing in events like 24 Hours of Le Mans. The “Bentley Boys” were a group of wealthy British motorists including Woolf Barnato, heir to a South African diamond fortune; two-time 24 Hours […]The post Cars We Love: 1929 Bentley Blower appeared first on On the road again.
  • Meet a TireBuyer Installer: Howard and Pat Fleischmann

    Leigh
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    We’re proud to partner with nearly 8,500 independent tire shops across the United States. Today, we’re introducing you to Howard and Pat Fleischmann, owners of Community Tire Pros in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2013, their six-store chain was named Tire Review’s Top Shop — the best tire dealer in North America. Read on to find out […]The post Meet a TireBuyer Installer: Howard and Pat Fleischmann appeared first on On the road again.
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  • Back from Berlin

    fdim
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Read time: 8 m 33 sec During the past few months we have been involved in the process of applying to one of Europe’s largest startup accelerator programs network, Startupbootcamp. It all started when we applied to Istanbul’s program in which we managed to get through all 4 interviews and be among the final teams right before the “Selection Days” process. “Selection Days” would welcome 20 teams to only accept the 10 that would make the cut, into the program. Mysteriously enough we weren’t invited to participate in the “Selection Days”, neither were we rejected. Getting no…
  • Geoff Teehan on In-Car UX

    fdim
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:45 am
    Read time: 13 m 25 sec We are surrounded by bad design. You witness it when you’re taking cash out of an ATM. You experience it when getting your boarding pass from the airport kiosk. You feel it when setting the clock on your stove. Simply put, bad design is everywhere—especially inside your vehicle. With so many industries placing more value on design, specifically interface design, why does the automotive industry seem to have it all so wrong? I’ve always had a fascination with cars. As I became more involved in design, my interest in them grew to include the interfaces and…
  • Green Car Guide: Ins & Outs of the Green Car Industry

    NikosMagopoulos
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Read time: 0 m 57 sec Without fanfare or an exact date, a collective automotive epiphany took place a decade ago. Nearly every major carmaker was in on it, except for Toyota. The Japanese manufacturer had its own environmental awakening 17 years ago when it introduced its first hybrid car. Toyota unveiled its gas-electric engine in Japan in 1997, and then brought it to the United States market in 2000. It wasn't the first electric or hybrid car available in the U.S; Honda introduced the Insight seven months earlier but in limited supply. But the Toyota Prius was the first mass-produced…
  • Text While Driving In San Francisco And You Might End Up On A Billboard

    27 Mar 2014 | 3:21 am
    Read time: 2 m 54 sec This month, some residents of San Francisco might discover photographs of themselves engaging in rather embarrassing behaviour. A website has been collecting photos of people texting while driving, and some of those photos have now found their way onto billboards throughout the region. Check this out! The project, called Texting While in Traffic (TWIT) is the brainchild of San Francisco graphic designer Brian Singer, who agreed to relinquish his anonymity after we got in touch with him for Gizmodo. Singer began the project after he recently started commuting along the…
  • Eighty-four per cent of Canadians think texting while driving should be a criminal offense

    18 Mar 2014 | 7:04 am
    Read time: 3 m 0 sec TORONTO, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - A new survey conducted by KANETIX.ca finds that 84 per cent of Canadians think texting while driving should be a criminal offence, but we are more polarized on other distracted driving habits.   This does not come as a surprise considering distracted driving fatalities in Ontario surpassed both impaired driving-related and speed-related fatalities last year, according to the Ontario Provincial Police who are about to finish a distracted driving campaign ending later today. Distracted driving is not currently a criminal offence…
 
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  • Top summer convertible wishlist

    Hannah Moore
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    On a sunny day, there is nothing better than driving a stunning convertible, with the roof down and the wind in your hair. But if you had a choice, which convertible would you pick to keep you cool on a hot day? Maybe you see yourself a little like James Bond, driving around in a DBS, or you want to keep it classy in a Mercedes-Benz E-Class? Share with us your ultimate summer convertible @clickontyres #luxury-car Aston Martin DBS V12 Volante- This exquisite Aston Martin was first seen in the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale. Which fitted perfectly with Daniel Craig as Bond. The DBS V12…
  • Understanding tyre wear

    Hannah Moore
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    As we all know, you can purchase the same tyres for the same car and yet they can wear out quicker than the last time you purchased them. Why? There can be many reasons behind this, therefore understanding why and how tyres wear out can help you prevent premature wear and hopefully prolong your tyre life. Factors which affect tyre wear: -Vehicle performance- Engine characteristics such as power and torque -Vehicle condition- Age and manufacturer -Weather conditions -Terrain that you usually drive on- hilly or flat roads -Tyre inflation -Tyre load -Tyre quality -Wheel alignment  All these…
  • Money saving tips on buying tyres

    Hannah Moore
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
      Take a look at our money saving tips when buying tyres - Always get a confirmed price on a tyre and ensure to ask if it includes the fitting, wheel balancing, valves and disposal of the tyre(s). You don’t want a nasty shock when paying at the end! - The internet is a great resource. If you feel like you don’t have a wide knowledge on tyres and are unsure on a brand you have been quoted, then do your research on it. There is plenty information out there. On our website we try to update our listings with important information on the tyre. - Consider your driving techniques. If you…
  • Most eccentric cars

    Hannah Moore
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:22 am
    Everyone likes to stand out from the crowd, but how far would you go to be unique? We have handpicked some of the most eccentric cars of all time! Share with us if you have your own crazy car or just an eccentric car you wouldn’t mind driving @clickontyres. 1965 Peel P50- This three wheeled micro car as seen on Top gear, has no reverse gear and is viewed as the smallest car ever to be made. You actually have to physically push the car reverse it and it was advertised to have enough seating for; ‘’One adult and one shopping bag.’’ And clearly not a Jeremy Clarkson. Tang Hua Chinese…
  • Tyre Glossary

    Hannah Moore
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:43 am
    When going into a garage or purchasing tyres online, you may read or hear a lot of jargon, which unless you are a tyre expert, can be very confusing. However, it is important you understand what it all means to make sure you have the right tyre for your driving needs. Take our crash course in tyre jargon, and by the end of reading this guide you will also be a tyre expert! Most common tyre terms These are the general terms you should know when purchasing a new tyre. Tyre size- it is vital you have the correct tyre size fitted to your car. What does it mean? It is the measurement of your tyre…
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  • Important Factors To Consider When Buying A Used Car

    Sam Payn
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:41 am
    Used cars are a popular buy with consumers, especially as the credit crunch has bitten many a person. Everyone would love to buy brand new cars, but they are not within most people’s reach. Plus, there is also the depreciation aspect to consider. Are you in the market for a used car? If so, and you haven’t had much experience of buying one before, this handy guide will help you to make the right buying choice. Photo Credit Body style One of the most important factors that all used car buyers have to consider is the car’s body style. If a car is just a lifestyle choice to you, a…
  • Buying a Used Car – What Should Dealers Offer You?

    Jack Rogers
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    When buying a used car, it’s tempting to think only about the vehicle. That’s understandable, as it’s the biggest part of the transaction. There are lots of other aspects to consider before you walk into the showroom, though. A good car dealer isn’t just selling you a car. They’re selling you a full package of guarantees, options and payment schemes. You should aim to buy from dealers who help you get the best quality car. They should also be ensuring you have security and flexibility around payment. Here are some tips on what any used dealer should be offering you as a customer.
  • How To Get The Best Out Of Your Lexus CT Hybrid

    coolchap
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    The Lexus CT Hybrid is one of the most-popular vehicles in its class and is billed as an “entry-level” luxury hybrid vehicle. The CT Hybrid has been in production since 2011 and is powered by the  1.8 litre VVT-i petrol engine used in the Toyota Prius. Image Credit Based on the same platform as the Toyota Corolla, the luxurious Lexus features a plethora of refinements and features that you would expect from such a luxury car brand. If you are lucky enough to be the proud owner of a Lexus CT Hybrid, or perhaps you are about to pop down to your local Inchcape Lexus to buy one, you have…
  • Hyundai In Grand Style Presents Keys To Maiden Tucson Fuel Cell Customer At Tustin Hyundai

    Michael
    12 Jun 2014 | 5:23 am
    Hyundai continues to expand boundary of its auto supremacy as John Patterson, Tustin Hyundai’s Dealer Principal in grand style presented keys to the first Hyundai Fuel Cell customer at first mass-produced Tucson Fuel Cell CUV ceremony with Timothy Bush and Hyundai executives. Expressing his excitement, Mr Bush said that what’s great about the Tucson CUV is that its day-to-day utility is practically identical to the gasoline version, thus customers’ lifestyle is not compromised in the process. The President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Motor America, Dave Zuchowski was quoted…
  • Ultimate Behind-The-Wheel Driving Programs With BMW Vehicles For An Immersive Experience

    Jyotsna Ramani
    11 Jun 2014 | 5:18 am
    Get ready for an ultimate driving experience that promises to deliver an incredible experience to consumers in New Jersey. Choose from over 80 vehicles with the likes of X5 xDrive50i crossover and 2014 BMW 335i. The program continues for 74 event days with eight events in 7 markets. One of the highlights of this program are the BMW’s Teen Driving School that runs at no cost and a two-hour closed-course driving program known as the Autocross. The Teen Driving School is an addition of the BMW Teen Driving School curriculum and the 4-hour teen driving course is fully interactive. The main…
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  • Hot Summers and Cool Diesels

    Tech Guy
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Cooling System Since hot summers and cool diesels don’t normally co-exist, it’s very important to pay attention to this critical part of your ride… the cooling system. As the mercury rises, your diesel’s cooling system has to work twice as … Continue reading → The post Hot Summers and Cool Diesels appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • The Truth about MPG Ratings

    Tech Guy
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:09 am
    After the great Carpocolypse of 2008, automakers were forced to change their gas-guzzling ways. Americans could no longer afford to get just 12-15 miles from a $5 gallon of gas. Times were changing, and modern cars had to change with … Continue reading → The post The Truth about MPG Ratings appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • 3 Mean New Diesel Powered Trucks… Yet 1 in 3 Will Die Early

    Tech Guy
    21 May 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Several years ago, Barack Obama announced that the federal fuel economy standards, known as Corporate Average Fuel Economy or CAFE, will be raised to 54.5 mpg by the year 2025. This doesn’t mean that all cars will get 54 mpg, … Continue reading → The post 3 Mean New Diesel Powered Trucks… Yet 1 in 3 Will Die Early appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • The Dangers of Chlorinated Paraffin Additives

    Tech Guy
    13 May 2014 | 10:04 am
    The Dangers of Chlorinated Paraffin Additives Unless you’re Amish, you’ve no doubt heard somebody somewhere, extolling the benefits of some magic engine additive that reduces engine wear. However, most of them are about as effective as Dr. BillyBob’s Miracle Snake … Continue reading → The post The Dangers of Chlorinated Paraffin Additives appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • How to Avoid Ethanol in 3 Easy Steps

    Tech Guy
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Why The Need to Avoid Ethanol in the First Place? Maybe you’re not sure on why you need to avoid ethanol in your fuel buying habits. If that’s the case, then first, read our article here on fuelandfriction.com. This way, you … Continue reading → The post How to Avoid Ethanol in 3 Easy Steps appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
 
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  • Transferring Company Car after 3 yrs to Employee name

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    I am driving a car Swift Dzire, which is in my company name, now i intend to buy back the car to my name. What Transfer charges, road tax and interest rate do i need to bear to transfer it to my name
  • May i covert my Vw Polo 1.2 in cng ? if yes, what will be its performance

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:37 am
    May i covert my vw polo 1.2 in cng ? if yes then what will be its performance ? How much cng fuel can affect my car ? Give me correct suggestions...
  • Mid Family Noiseless Car with good Space for 3 Adults in Rear Seats

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    hello mycarhelpline , I'm planning to buy a car for my family purpose. my family consist of four adults. we use it only for few trips a month(approx. 600-1000 km) fuel efficiency and space is our highest concern. I want the car to hold three adults in the rear, it should be refined(i.e., noiseless) would I need a diesel car? quote me some cars that suit my family.(cars that I have eyes on: Xcent, ritz, grand i10) also quote some cars with low maintenance cost. thank you
  • Hyundai Grand i10 or Maruti Ritz Elate Limited Edition

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:22 am
    Hi Im planning to buy car within a month, im totally confused between Ritz elate and Grand i10. my requirement is around 250 Kms per month, and want to go for Petrol.Could you please suggest which is best to buy, keeping in mind for maintenance,Mileage,after service etc... Thanks Sunil Kulkarni
  • Nissan sunny vs Honda city Diesel in 10 to 13 Lakhs Price Range

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:32 pm
    I want to know a sedan luxury between 10 to 13 lakhs and it must be stylish,luxury and best suitable for highways every week. so,i need a mileage car with luxury,tell me which is suitable honda city diesel or nissan sunny diesel
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  • 2015 Chrysler 300 refresh, redesign and concept

    cool cars
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Since the model 300 two years ago, Chrysler has been looking for ways to make improvements to the vehicle to make it more amenable to the drivers today. They think that they have found the perfect redesign to achieve this. 2015 Chrysler 300 is amazing the second generation version of this vehicle. Has experienced a large amount of for the redesign makes it almost unrecognizable from the previous model. Redesigns for the 2015 Chrysler 300 exterior is hard to miss. It started with a spectacular front grille designed black chrome and moves to a new increase in the 20-inch Alloy wheels. 2015…
  • 2015 hyundai santa fe release date

    cool cars
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    The Santa Fe Activity arrives in foundation and a pair of.0T trims. Regular function highlights from the foundation Activity consist of 17-inch alloy wheels, complete energy add-ons, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, Hyundai’s Blue Hyperlink telematics method along with a six-speaker audio method. The game two.0T provides a turbocharged motor, 19-inch wheels, keyless ignition/entry, heated entrance seats and an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat. As we said the release date of the fantastic SUV is expected by the end of this year. Its price will remain…
  • 2016 Honda Ridgeline Redesign and Concept

    cool cars
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Honda intends to stay in the compact-pickup-truck market with a second-generation Honda Ridgeline, due out in less than two years. The automaker recently revealed a sketch expressing the truck’s new creative direction, which is being led by Honda’s U.S.-based design studios in Los Angeles and Ohio. The current Honda Ridgeline will cease production in the upcoming year, and Honda will skip the 2015 model year before introducing the 2016 Honda Ridgeline as an all-new version.From what can be seen in the artwork, which is mostly shrouded by darkness, the 2016 Honda Ridgeline appears…
  • Future Cars Models 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Concept

    cool cars
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:11 pm
    “The difference between the existing and redesigned (Camaro) is not drastically different,” Edmundswas told by an industry source who has seen the new car. “It looks like a worked-over current-model Camaro. It is on a different platform, so that is a significant difference, but when they modified it to be on a different platform, the styling did not change that much.” Galery Future Cars Models 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Concept   source image: forcegt.com POWERTRAIN: Expect eight-, six-, and four-cylinder offerings, the last to fulfill rising mpg obligations while…
  • 2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD Review

    cool cars
    5 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Also pretty much standing pat for 2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD  variants is the standard powertrain, which remains a variable-valve-timed (VVT) 6.0-liter Flex Fuel V8 managed by a heavy-duty 6-speed automatic transmission. Look 2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD  for 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque from this peppy drivetrain, with towing maxed out at 14,500 pounds packing the standard tow rig, and 17,900 pounds with the available fifth-wheel lash-up. GM, meanwhile, has confirmed that this V8 carries additional cooling capacity for 2015. And as with previous editions, this gasoline-fired V8 can be delivered to…
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  • 2015 Polaris Slingshot revealed (+Video)

    Peter
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Polaris has officially unveiled the 2015 Slingshot three-wheeler. On the outside, the U.S.-based model looks like the baby of a Can-AM Spyder and a KTM X-Bow. Under the hood, the 2015 Polaris Slingshot features a 2.4 liter EcoTec engine signed by General Motors. The unit can deliver 173 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 225 Nm […] Related Stuff: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – Official… 2015 Toyota Yaris facelift – Official pictures and… 2015 Opel Corsa E unveiled 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS facelift officially revealed 2015 Subaru WRX STI revealed in Detroit The post…
  • 2015 Toyota Yaris facelift – Official pictures and details

    Peter
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Toyota has officially revealed tofday the 2015 Yaris facelift in the United States. The new Japanese city model looks virtually identical to the European version and comes with a new front fascia which features a more attractive grille and a massive air intake. In addition, the 2015 Yaris facelift features restyled headlights, a modified suspension and an upgraded […] Related Stuff: Toyota Yaris (2010-present) Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R To BE Presented At Frankfurt 2015 BMW X3 facelift – Official pictures and details The long awaited 2012 Toyota Yaris 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser…
  • Official: 2015 Volvo XC90 safety equipment

    Peter
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Volvo has unveiled more details about the upcoming safety features which will be incorporated in the future 2015 XC90. “Our starting point on safety is the same today as it was 87 years ago: real-life situations. We study data. We crunch numbers. We innovate. The result is one of the safest cars ever made”, says […] Related Stuff: Volvo cars Volvo Driver State Estimation system can determine if you… 2003 Volvo XC90 Volvo XC Coupe Concept pictures leaked Volvo Updates Its U.S. Lineup For The 2014 Model Year The post Official: 2015 Volvo XC90 safety equipment appeared first…
  • Gionee GN9005 will be the thinnest smartphone out there

    Florin Bogdan Cristea
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    Long gone are those days when companies struggled to reduce the thickness of their devices. This one We won’t judge you if you haven’t heard of Gionee before. For those of you trying to figure out who they are, Gionee is the company that gave us what is currently the slimmest smartphone in the entire […] Related Stuff: LG Optimus G: Everything you need to know iPhone 5 ZTE N91 ZTE Nubia Z7 is basically a cheaper LG G3 Motorola Triumph The post Gionee GN9005 will be the thinnest smartphone out there appeared first on Firm Guide.
  • Xiaomi Mi-4 leaked photos reveal fake metal back

    Florin Bogdan Cristea
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    Tomorrow is the big day when Xiaomi will launch their new long-awaited flagship phone: the Xiaomi Mi-4. But luckily for us we’re treated to some photos of the Xiaomi Mi-4 ahead of its official launch and, to be honest we’re impressed with the way everything looks until now. For once, the phone looks great, its back […] Related Stuff: Xiaomi Mi-Two Xiaomi Tech Xiaomi plans to enter the tablet market with its MiPad ZTE Nubia X6 has a 13 MP front-facing camera ZTE Warp Sequent The post Xiaomi Mi-4 leaked photos reveal fake metal back appeared first on Firm Guide.
 
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  • 2 years free charging from Nissan

    Tara Baukus Mello
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Nissan is hoping to spur more sales of electric cars with an incentive that offers new buyers two years of free public charging.
  • 6 more car recalls at GM

    Tara Baukus Mello
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    General Motors (GM) has issued yet another six recalls, totaling nearly 718,000 cars in the United States.
  • BMW recalls 574,000 cars in US

    Tara Baukus Mello
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    BMW has issued a recall of 574,000 of its 2000-2006 BMW 3 Series cars to replace the passenger-side front air bag.
  • VW to build new SUV in US

    Tara Baukus Mello
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    While a Cars.com study says the number of U.S.-built cars is declining, VW will be adding to the list of American-made cars.
  • Animation changing car crash tech

    Tara Baukus Mello
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Honda has developed three-dimensional, crash-simulation technology with animation software to build safer cars.
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  • BMW Shows Its NEW DC Fast Charger

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    At the on-going Plug-In 2014, a conference dedicated to the future of electric vehicles, BMW of North America unveiled the brand new i DC Fast Chargers that can charge the BMW i3 electric vehicle up to 80 per cent in 30 minutes. Speed is not the only advantage of the new BMW product – the i DC Fast Chargers are the first compact and affordable DC Combo chargers. In addition to this BMW also announced its new ChargeNow DC Fast program in cooperation with NRG eVgo, in which BMW i3 drivers in California can enjoy no cost unlimited 30 minute DC fast charging, at NRG eVgo Freedom Station sites…
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV For Asia Rally 2014

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announces that it will dispatch a team of technical support engineers for an Outlander PHEV entered in the T1.3 4×4 Electric class of the gruelling 2,200km FIA-certified Asia Cross Country Rally 2014 (AXCR) from August 9 through 15, to be run from Thailand to Cambodia. The Two & Four Motor Sports rally team (Two & Four), headed by Kenji Ishida, will run an Outlander PHEV in the race for the second straight year. MMC engineers will provide Two & Four’s team technical support for the plug-in hybrid four-wheel drive SUV for the duration of…
  • Mercedes Unveils 2015 Vito Series

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Mercedes introduces us to the 2015 Vito, the utilitarian brother set to go on sale in a few months in Europe and should arrive in Malaysia by early next year. This new Van is 4895 mm, 5140 mm or 5730 mm long, while also offering the biggest cargo capacity in its class: 1369 kilograms. The new Mercedes Vito family will increase with new body options. First we will have the Vito Panel Van, then the Vito Crew and the Vito Tourer. This last one is also available with Pro and Select derivatives. The passenger versions can be had with a comfort suspension, while on the Panel Van and Crew variants,…
  • Ferrari Electric Turbocharger Rumour

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Ferrari has confirmed that their engineers are looking into the idea of an electric turbo which spins up purely from battery power. We all know Ferrari is shifting its focus from naturally aspirated, high-revving motors and turning to pressurised configurations, with the recent introduction of the California T, Ferrari’s first modern turbo Ferrari. The philosophy is all in the name of reducing emissions and fuel consumption. Details on the new setup are still under tight wraps at the moment, however, an ‘M458 T‘ twin-turbo V8 is thought to be in the works, offering up to 500kW, while a…
  • Nissan Navara 2015 Model Gets NEW Diesel Engines

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:56 pm
    The all-new 2015 Nissan Navara will be less powerful than the model it replaces, despite gaining two all-new high-tech turbo diesel engines. The new Navara which will be launched in Malaysia early in 2015 will be offered with a pair of newly developed 2.3-litre turbo diesel engines, both of which debut in the global pick-up truck. The lower-specification engine is equipped with a single turbocharger, and is expected to offer power outputs of 118kW and 403Nm. The higher-output twin-turbo version has power outputs that are identical to the existing 2.5-litre turbo in the Navara ST, at 140kW and…
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    The Car Loan Warehouse » News & Blog

  • Top 5 Tuesdays: Best Estate Cars

    tomvolpe
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    Too much junk in your car’s trunk? An estate car offers the ideal solution for drivers looking for a larger vehicle that still handles like a car. People carriers, MPV’s and 4x4’s are notorious for body roll – losing the sharp handling and road hugging performance seen in saloons. This makes an estate the perfect compromise between space and performance. Here’s our pick of the five best estate cars on the market – ranging from budget to BMW and everything in between.   VW Passat Estate Anyone who’s owned a VW knows that quality, refinement and reliability come as…
  • Ducati Monster 821: The Budget Friendly Bike With Bite

    tomvolpe
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
      Ducati’s latest offering is the Monster 821, slotting mid-range into Ducati’s legendary Monster line-up. The new Monster 821 remains true to its naked bike roots, with plenty of exposed metal to satisfy riders after raw visual and engineering appeal. Its 821cc V-twin engine puts out a monstrous 112 bhp, and is powerful enough to provide an exhilarating ride, but tame enough to remain practical and safe. The Monster 821 will reach a top speed of 140 mph and has a range of around 150 miles (averaging 40-45 mpg). The new Monster’s engine is an 11 degree Testastretta, lifted out of…
  • Audi A3 Review: Tearing Up The Tarmac In Style

    tomvolpe
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:36 am
    Perhaps Audi’s most diverse car, the A3 is available in a multitude of models. The original A3 hatchback has been stretched into an A3 Saloon,  A3 Sportback estate and even a convertible – the A3 Cabriolet. Then there’s Audi’s legendary sporty S versions, mirroring the original range of models with more powerful counterparts. Today we’re looking at the popular, practical and stylish A3 hatchback – offering up luxury and performance in a compact city-car package. Style As with the rest of the Audi range, the A3 has received a recent refresh, bringing its exterior styling…
  • News: Ford Fiesta Breaks UK Sales Record

    tomvolpe
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    It’s official – the numbers are in, and (unsurprisingly) the Ford Fiesta has been named the UK’s best selling car of all time! New statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders  (SMMT) have revealed that the Fiesta has overtaken the Ford Escort in the sales stakes – with Ford having shifted over 4.1 million Fiestas over the model’s lifetime. The Fiesta’s success story is further compounded by data which show that, for 27 years out of its lifetime, the Fiesta has been the sales leader of the small car category. So what makes the Fiesta so successful? Join…
  • WAGmobile Wednesdays: Aston Martin DBS

    tomvolpe
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    WAGmobile Wednesdays are back (we bet you couldn’t wait for Wednesday to arrive!), where we bring to you the cars of the stars – from the phenomenal to the downright absurd. It’s time to take you on this week’s road trip covering the seductively powerful Aston Martin DBS! This luxurious car is certainly phenomenal and even a WAG can see why! Aston Martin DBS The luxurious DBS coupe is the ultimate sports car, with its aerodynamic and lightweight carbon-fibre bodywork, the DBS can hit 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 191 mph – Aston Martin have…
 
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  • When a 903bhp McLaren Isn’t Hot Enough

    Callum Wright
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    The Track-Only McLaren P1 GTR Produces 986bhp and Costs £1.98m McLaren has revealed its first official image of the new McLaren P1 GTR. It is seen as faster, more resolute and track-only version of McLaren’s P1 hybrid HyperCar. This GTR will cost £1.98m and production begins next year. It will make its debut at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 15 and will go into production in June 2015. The P1 GTR features a far more aggressive aero package with a massive fixed rear wing and race-spec diffuser and follows the footsteps of the McLaren F1 GTR, launched 20 years ago.
  • The Volvo XC90 Gets New Groundbreaking Safety Tech

    Callum Wright
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:18 am
    Volvo’s Vision 2020 Sees New Innovative Safety Technology Volvo has released full details on the safety and parking assist systems that will be fitted to the forthcoming XC90 luxury SUV, set to debut later this year. Volvo claims that the seven-seat SUV will be one of the safest cars on sale powered by world’s two innovative technologies for the first time, when it comes to accident prevention. One innovative tech is ‘run-off incidents’ which automatically tightens the front seatbelts when cars leave the road due to driver error or bad weather. The seats are also designed to minimise…
  • The Amazing Audi A7 Ultra Reviewed

    Callum Wright
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Efficient Audi A7 Ultra gets power boost The Audi A7 Ultra is a very attractive prospect. It has lower emissions, better fuel economy and reduced running costs but this doesn’t impact the car’s creamy-smooth performance. It is easily the pick of the range due to its tweaked styling, improved gearbox and competitive price. The Audi A7 Sportback is next in line to receive the Ultra treatment from Audi. The four-door coupe has a more powerful six-cylinder engine under its bonnet. The tweaks have boosted 3.0-litre V6 diesel’s output from 201bhp in the previous two-wheel drive version to…
  • Jaguar Land Rover Set To Reinvent The Virtual Windshield

    Callum Wright
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    After see through bonnets in Range Rover, Now JLR has introduced a virtual windshield Every new day sees more advancement in technology and automobiles are more flexible to absorb change. Jaguar Land Rover is working on these advanced technologies to make their off roader more sophisticated and they have previously made a see through bonnet and now they are reinventing the windshield to turn into it a virtual windshield. Heads-up displays are not uncommon among today’s cars but they don’t tell you much and you need to look at the dashboard for more stats. But what if you got everything on…
  • BMW & Mercedes Team Up On Wireless Charging System

    Callum Wright
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    BMW and Mercedes-Benz are working on the wireless charging technology that they hope will be adopted as standard in the future Normally we read about the competition between BMW M-Series and Mercedes performance Coupe, but today we will see the element of friendship between these rivals., Mercedes and BMW aren’t ‘one upping’ each other in every segment, they are joining forces. BMW and Daimler have launched a development and cost sharing partnership to revolutionise the way that electric vehicles recharge.  Both automakers are working on the wireless technology that they hope…
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  • 2015 FJ Cruiser

    Ash Yadav
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    2015 FJ Cruiser, the little brother of the Land cruiser is awaited by a lot of fans. 2015 FJ Cruiser, the new retro SUV should carry minor changes and is not expected to be a major redesign. The budget SUV is a lone ranger’s dream come true. With ample power and space for a couple, […] The post 2015 FJ Cruiser appeared first on Cars, Trucks, SUV's & anything automotive.
  • 2015 Land Cruiser

    Ash Yadav
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    2015 Land Cruiser, the big and comfortable SUV from Toyota awaits a new redesigned debut. The legendary 2015 Land Cruiser will be a continuation of the long line of J & FJ models that have finally yielded to give a luxury SUV that’s not a bomb to maintain. 2015 Land Cruiser will get a facelift […] The post 2015 Land Cruiser appeared first on Cars, Trucks, SUV's & anything automotive.
  • 2015 Toyota Sienna

    Ash Yadav
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    2015 Toyota Sienna, the van that Toyota is promoting with mothers and families is awaited eagerly. 2015 Toyota Sienna has been already announced by the manufacturer, but time will tell when 2015 Toyota Sienna hits the showroom. read more.. 2015 Toyota Sienna chassis, body & exterior redesign: 2015 Toyota Sienna looks quite fresh from outside and […] The post 2015 Toyota Sienna appeared first on Cars, Trucks, SUV's & anything automotive.
  • 2015 Toyota Avalon

    Ash Yadav
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    2015 Toyota Avalon, the big car might soon see a redesign. 2015 Toyota Avalon is expected by press and buyers alike. The feature loaded full sized 2015 Toyota Avalon in it’s fourth generation is ready to be enhanced for the next year model. read more below… (current model shown, 2015 will be not a generation change […] The post 2015 Toyota Avalon appeared first on Cars, Trucks, SUV's & anything automotive.
  • 2015 Toyota Camry

    Ash Yadav
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    2015 Toyota Camry, the most selling sedan in the world after corolla in the Toyota stable. 2015 Toyota Camry has been recently announced and expected to be a winner like the older version. 2015 Toyota Camry carries a new, well chiseled look that shift more towards a racing look than a family sedan. read & […] The post 2015 Toyota Camry appeared first on Cars, Trucks, SUV's & anything automotive.
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  • 5 Best SUV Under $25,000 – 2013 To 2014

    Elwahyu
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    5 Best SUV Under $25,000 – 2013 To 2014 – BESTTECHCARS.COM - Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) has become the moost searched and popular today . The selling is competiting for making SUV from cheapest till highest each production. Although many manufactures have been working on the SUV, but it turns out the price of the car is still high. Various advantages offered to be one of the causes why the SUV is expensive and high price. Even SO, there is still a car manufacture that make the SUV with  a variety of advantages that are complete enough yet to have a more rational price. Usually…
  • 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

    Elwahyu
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:58 pm
    2015 Hyundai Santa Fe – BESTTECHCARS.COM – The Santa Fe Activity arrives in foundation and a pair of.0T trims. Regular function highlights from the foundation Activity consist of 17-inch alloy wheels, complete energy add-ons, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, Hyundai’s Blue Hyperlink telematics method along with a six-speaker audio method. The game two.0T provides a turbocharged motor, 19-inch wheels, keyless ignition/entry, heated entrance seats and an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat. As we said the release date of the fantastic SUV is…
  • 2014 Hyundai ix25 Concept

    Elwahyu
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    2014 Hyundai ix25 Concept – BESTTECHCARS.COM – The ix25 has presented in Beijing Auto Show 2014 with the newest concept SUV to challenge its competitor such as Ford Ecosport and Nissan Juke. Hyundai ix25 show the performance and design like Hyundai Santa Fe in body and front lamp and also rear exterior that has hexagonal grill.The thing that ix25 differences are only in its dimension that 4270 mm and wide 1780 mm and high 16300 mm. Hyundai will be selling in China for the first but it may be selling in market globat. Hyundai ix25 is producted by Hyundai Beijing join venture and…
  • 2015 Lincoln MKX

    Elwahyu
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    2015 Lincoln MKX -  BESTTECHCARS.COM – 2015 Lincoln MKX changes to be presented in best concept vehicle at the Motor Show in Beijing 2014. It has been reported the first model of the company launched outside of USA. 2015 Lincoln MKX release date will be available in 2015. There are new idea in Lincoln model of it. 2015 MKX SUV will start in the U.S market for selling each dealer. 2015 Lincoln MKX redesigned into excellent crossover SUV vehicle. There are some comparison to the 2014 year model but there are no spesific changes to be shown. FOr the first sight 2015 MKX interior are one…
  • 2014 Audi Q5 TDI Review

    Elwahyu
    8 Jun 2014 | 4:42 pm
    2014 Audi Q5 TDI Review – BESTTECHCARS.COM – Audi has unveiled Q5 Version for SUV class diesel. This is great alternatives for who like a drive every bit an Audi. Its design is a sporty side and drives smoothly. Q5 Crossover an oil burner that give a powerful driving. Audi Q5 has a big 3.0-liter six-cylinder that produced 240 hp 428 lb-ft of torque. For eight-speed automatic transmission, Audi Q5 has paired with powerful six-cylinder and also for Audi’s familiar quattro all-wheel drive system. While having a heavy engine and all-wheel-drive equipment, Q5 get an impressive 27…
 
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  • Beetle Dune Buggies Making A Comeback

    Elizabeth Puckett
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    As we talked about back in January, Volkswagen has been working on a Beetle “Dune” concept. However, it seems that the Dune has progressed from a mere concept to a likely production vehicle. Here’s what VW fans can expect. The Beginning of the Off-Road Bug Once upon a time, an awesome little machine known as the “Baja Bug” made the world of off-roading a lot more interesting. While the terms “off-road racing” and “VW Beetle” wouldn’t seem like they belong together, the Beetle was a popular race platform due to its low cost, ease of…
  • Volkswagen Beetle GRC: The Hottest Beetle Around

    Elizabeth Puckett
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    544 horsepower, 0-60 mph in 2.1 seconds, and no flower vase in sight. The VW Beetle GRC is one bad bug. If you think “Love Bug” when you think Beetle, this monster will help you throw that idea out the window. The GRC is to the Love Bug as a blood-sucking vampire is to a mosquito. There is no comparison. Powered by a tiny 1.6-liter engine that makes an incredible 544 horsepower, the GSR is Volkswagen’s official Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series vehicle. While the horsepower output from the meager 1.6L engine is phenomenal (it’s producing 340hp per liter of…
  • Why Your VW Jetta Horn is Not Working

    Elizabeth Puckett
    19 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    When your horn isn’t working, it can be a pain. Find out what’s going on and how to fix it now. There are many things that might prevent your Jetta’s horn from working properly. Pinpointing the problem is usually a very easy task and fixing it is free more than 50% of the time. Even when there is a problem, repair typically only requires the right parts and hand tools. Find out what’s going on with your Jetta’s horn. Step 1: Check the Fuse This is the first place to look. Locate your fuse box and fuse for the horn. Most times, it’s pretty obvious when a fuse is broken,…
  • VW Fuel Gauge Not Working

    Elizabeth Puckett
    5 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    If your Volkswagen’s fuel gauge has stopped working, it can be very frustrating. No one wants to get stuck on the side of the road because they couldn’t trust their gauge. The good news is, this problem is actually pretty typical and diagnosis isn’t too hard. Here are the most common fuel gauge problems in Volkswagens: Improper calibration Bad Fuse Problem with the cluster Bad sending unit Here’s how to identify what the problem is and how to fix it. Gas Gauge is Working, but Inconsistently If you notice that you’re gauge works, but is inaccurate, something has happened to cause…
  • VW Door Locks Not Working

    Elizabeth Puckett
    14 May 2014 | 2:00 am
    Between the system’s keypads, keyless entry, and door locks themselves, the locking and unlocking of your VW’s door isn’t as simple as it seems. There are several things that can cause your Volkswagen door locks to quit working. Most of the time, the fix is simple, but some problems may require the assistance of a professional mechanic. Here is some information to help you determine what’s gone wrong with your VW power door locks. What’s Happening with Your Door Locks While there are many different things that can cause your power door locks to fail, the most common causes are: A…
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  • Landon Cassill’s Road Trip with Carsforsale.com Continues to Indianapolis

    Dan Roberts
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    The exciting road trip with Landon Cassill of Hillman Racing continues as the Carsforsale.com #40 Chevy will hit the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 on Sunday, July 27th. Everyone at Carsforsale.com is very excited to see once again that red and yellow rocket at another amazing […]
  • Weird Stuff Wednesday – Batmobile – Personal Pontoon Boat – Rickshaw Rally Bike

    Dan Roberts
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Carsforsale.com is excited for another edition of Weird Stuff Wednesday. Today also happens to be National Batman Day and National Hot Dog Day. Although we unfortunately don’t have any hot dog for sale, we did manage to find a Batmobile for sale on Carsforsale.com. We know what everyone’s initial question […]
  • Read Your Carsforsale.com Vehicle Horoscope for July

    Dan Roberts
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
      During Convertible Week, we had so much fun with coming up with Different Convertible Types for Different Personality Types. We decided to take that concept to the next level and create a monthly vehicle horoscope based on Zodiac signs and the corresponding personality trails.  Buying a vehicle can often be difficult, […]
  • Weird Stuff Wednesday – Snail Van – 15 Passenger Golf Cart – 1954 Monster Truck

    Dan Roberts
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Here at Carsforsale.com we have a wide variety of new and used vehicles to fit any car buyer. Our wide variety of vehicles are what make us special. On Wednesday, we celebrate that wide variety and highlight a few of the unique and strange vehicles currently for sale. We call […]
  • 2014 World Cup Final Stars and the Cars They Drive

    Dan Roberts
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The 2014 World Cup has now come and gone. The United States Men’s National Team captured the hearts of many American’s, who now have a much deeper love for the sport. However, in the end, it was Germany who ultimately triumphed in the 2014 World Cup, defeating Argentina in a […]
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  • 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

    strawhatluffi
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:26 am
    In the November of 2011 ago , announced an proprietary production of 2012 Dogde Challenger SRT8 392 special edition , featuring  Stinger Yellow Exterior if we look just like a yellow be and Interior. This version is a improvement  from the last version. Whole Body of 2012 Dogde Challenger SRT8 392 covered by Stinger Yellow paint, mixed with grill black, the black line around it’s body and completed with sweetened the typical yellow Jacket Logo, and to be stronger his leg covered with five-spoke aluminium rims 20 inch diameters. The design Concept is all about  sporty Yellow Car. Based on…
  • Chrysler 300 Luxury Series

    strawhatluffi
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Chrysler Group has introduce All New Chrysler 300 Luxury Series Sedan. This car will be present with improve in interior design and powertrain, will launch in the first quarter 2012 start at $40.145. New Chrysler 300 Luxury Edition 2012 is more than just a car, this is a trophy  for the tireless work, a car designed and built to meet the expectations, “said President and CEO – Chrysler Brand Chrysler Group LLC, Saad Chehab in his official statement . Interior 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Edition designed by an ultra-premium leather.The interior designed from leather  Foligno…
  • Toyota ME.WE : Unique Car Concept with Lightweight Body

    strawhatluffi
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:31 am
    Toyota has built a unique concept car called ME.WE. The main feature of the car is a lightweight body made ??with polypropylene material. New cars that have participated in the making French architect, Jean-Marie Massaud, marketed as a compact MPV produced besides the unusual design of the future. This car is not harmful to the environment because it uses an electric motor unit and high practicality because of the possibility of transforming the internal space. Car design developed by Toyota’s European Design Studio ED2 European Design in Nice Aluminum frame, bamboo floors and body…
  • BMW 9-Series Luxury Car will be on Beijing Auto Show

    strawhatluffi
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    BMW will be presenting a new concept at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show on April 20th which previews the potential of 9-Series. While Mercedes-Benz offers several models that were able to position themselves at the top of its signature S-Class sedan, BMW did not provide a response to all of it, except if you count the unconventional, eco-focused i8. That means that if you want the biggest and baddest BMW, you should opt for the 7-Series. As said by the car makers, they found not only in the world of cut-luxury ultry. With BMW X7 finally confirmed the long awaited for a full-size luxury SUV segment…
  • 2014 GMC Sierra with a new 4.3-liter engine motors

    strawhatluffi
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:28 am
    Concern General Motors has shared information about a new type of vehicle from GMC pickup truck. Information about the new 4.3-liter engine for the 2014 GMC Sierra pickup truck recently spread to the public. With this engine, the vehicle is capable of producing the highest traction in its class. GMC Sierra can accommodate loads up to 3266 kg. Modification of the car will begin to enter the market at the end of this year. For the introductory price, you can get it at a price of U.S. $ 25,085, not including taxes V-shaped six-cylinder 4.3-liter gasoline engine EcoTec3 volumi is set to generate…
 
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  • MSCC JULY 30 STAR OF THE DAY: GMC FIRE TRUCK – VINTAGE EMERGENCY VEHICLE FLASH AND STYLE

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    MSCC JULY 30 STAR OF THE DAY: GMC FIRE TRUCK – VINTAGE EMERGENCY VEHICLE EQUALS FLASH AND STYLE Fire trucks are attention-getting devices by design because you can't possibly hurtle collision-free through traffic at high speeds without bright colors, flashing lights and loud sirens. Kids love them for those very reasons.
  • JULY 2014: '68 CHARGER RT CLONE – GOOD TIMING IS THE KEY TO AN AUTOMOTIVE ICON

    29 Jun 2014 | 3:41 pm
    The 1968 Dodge Charger is one of those cultural icon cars because Chrysler Corporation hit it right out of the park in '68 with this exceptional Mopar. '68 Chargers weren't mere cars – they were works of art on four wheels, Iconic status means one thing in the world of old iron...higher prices.
  • JULY 2014: A 1962 PONTIAC PARISIENNE SAFARI STATION WAGON ENDS A SEARCH

    26 Jun 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Many of us from a certain era grew up with station wagons. They were the predecessor to minivans and sport utility vehicles as kid haulers in a bygone era. There was nothing really glamorous about station wagons, despite the best efforts of Detroit to add flair to the concept with wagons like the Olds Vista Cruiser.
  • JULY 2014: 1915 DODGE BROTHERS ROADSTER – MORE YEARS EQUALS MORE STORIES

    25 Jun 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Dodge Brothers were major players in the pioneer years of the automotive industry but they didn't put their name on a vehicle until 1915. This Dodge Brothers roadster was there but it didn't look like anything like this custom ride. This ride has nearly a century under its belt and the history behind it matches the number of years.
  • JULY 2014: 1965 FORD – RESCUED AND BACK ON THE ROAD UNDER BUDGET

    25 Jun 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Field cars typically have a grim future because very few people stick a fully functioning car in the back 40 acres. Field cars usually get sent to car purgatory because they fail the reliability test. After that, it's a short run or tow to the worst possible storage facility on the farm...under a tree in a pasture.
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  • Motorcycle Helmet Cam Captures Terrifying Plummet Off Cliff

    Autosavvy
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Motorcycles seem like a blast, but like lots of things that are or involve blasts, they're pretty unforgiving. Like the case of the guy in the video here — he makes a few mistakes, and he pays for them with a terrifying 40 ft. tumble down a hillside. And it's all on camera.Read more...
  • The HondaJet Is Also Beautiful On The Inside

    Autosavvy
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
  • Gawker Study Finds Heavy Drinking Definitely Does...

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  • Mansory Makes Porsche Panamera Lower, Wider and Generally More Garish

    Autosavvy
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    Body kits are nice, as is more power, a reupholstered interior clad in finer materials, and even changing the badge on a car you didn’t actually build is acceptable.Read more »
  • Renaultsport R.S. 01

    Autosavvy
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Although it doesn’t benefit from the same recognition surrounding the Ferrari brand, Renault is a big name in the world of motorsports. The French have been involved in top-tier racing for decades and, more recently, their World Series championships have helped numerous talented youngsters grow into professional racers. For 2015, Renault and its Sport Technologies arm are readying yet another racing division, one that comes with its own, exclusive race car.Make no mistake though, this new racer that’s set to break cover at the Moscow International Auto Show in August is not another…
 
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  • Hundreds of ‘bugs’ delay Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid

    Richard Lane
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    Production of the Fisker Karma luxury plug-in hybrid is set to begin again, but a host of problems that grounded the original car first need solving. Fisker Automotive’s new Chinese owner, Wanxiang Group, is desperate to avoid the issues that led to the company’s initial demise under the leadership of Henrik Fisker. Fine-combing the four-seater coupé for a range of suspected software glitches is a painstaking task that will take time to get right, says Wanxiang’s US chief, Pin Ni. The Karma was heavily criticised at launch for a lack of ‘polish’ that buyers expect in a…
  • London wages war on poisonous diesel cars

    Richard Lane
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:23 am
    The recent revelation by scientists at King’s College London that the city’s famed Oxford Street has the worst nitrogen dioxide pollution on earth hasn’t fallen on deaf ears. Initially it looked as the startling discovery, which is a result of the huge popularity of diesel vehicles, had done just that, with mayor of London Boris Johnson branding the research ‘b*ll*cks’ to his 948,000 followers on Twitter. In a quick about turn, however, Mr. Johnson has now proposed a surprisingly high charge for drivers of diesel vehicles entering London’s congestion zone. The policy could be in…
  • Lexus expects Tesla Model S exiles to return

    Richard Lane
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:22 am
    Japanese luxury marque Lexus is suffering at the hands of new kid Tesla Motors, with sales of its flagship sedan declining. Toyota’s sumptuous sibling isn’t panicking yet, however. Just 2,149 examples of the Mercedes S-Class-rivaling Lexus LS sedan, which starts at a stout $72,140, were sold through May. Tesla, on the other hand, delivered 6,437 pure electric Model S’ during the first quarter of this year alone. Lexus is putting on a brave face, however.. “We don’t feel it’s a problem with the car,” the company’s vice-president marketing, Brian Smith, told Wards Auto. “Many…
  • Energy companies to control electric car charging

    Richard Lane
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    Almost all of the world’s major carmakers will soon collaborate in an effort to ensure that electric vehicles integrate intelligently with the vast power grid in the US. Lower charging costs and increased usage of renewable energy are two key potential benefits for a portion of the 225,000 Americans who drive a plug-in vehicle, as their vehicles begin to communicate with energy suppliers remotely. Eight carmakers, including General Motors, BMW, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz, will work alongside 15 utility companies to ensure that the electric grid is also never overloaded as a consequence of draw…
  • Should Tesla issue a Model S drive unit recall?

    Stephen Edelstein
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    So far, Tesla Motors has beaten the odds. The truly remarkable thing about the company may not be that it sells electric cars, but that it’s a startup carmaker that is staying afloat. Designing and building a car is complicated, and even the larger, well-established carmakers make mistakes. The difference is that these quality issues often overwhelm smaller companies that are just starting out. So far, though, that hasn’t been an issue with Tesla. Or has it? InsideEVs notes that Edmunds recently sold its Model S long-term test vehicle after replacing its drive unit four times, and…
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  • Comparison: 2014 Audi Q5 vs 2015 BMW X3

    John Ben
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    In the comparison between 2014 Audi Q5 and 2015 Q5, each car has its own positive and negative values. The sure thing is Audi Q5 is known to be better when it comes to power since it can produce more ponies.
  • 2015 Toyota Sienna Release Date, Price and Specs

    John Ben
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:33 am
    2015 Toyota Sienna gives provides something for you. When it’s being revealed through sophisticated CGI effects and creativity, 2015 Toyota Sienna becomes the center of attention on the show.
  • 2014 Mercedes Benz S65 Amg Coupe

    John Ben
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    2014 Mercedes Benz S65 AMG Coupe will take you to different level of luxury cars. It’s not only about technology, but it’s also about the engine.
  • 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

    John Ben
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster is the fastest roadster that ever made by Aston Martin. Besides the engine, the details and weight of this roadster will satisfy you.
  • 2015 Ferrari California T: Sporty. Elegant. Versatile.

    Mirza Ilhami
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    Its sleek design is the result from Ferrari’s collaboration with Pininfarina. 2015 Ferrari California T has lower and longer appearance. Moreover, the grille also looks simple and gives 2015 Ferrari California T sporty appearance.
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  • Perfect Family Car Skoda Yeti

    Adity Bera
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    If you want to experience ambition and track, there is no one better for you than Skoda Yeti. This car was introduced in 2009 by Geneva Motor Show in March. It was the division’s first entry into the popular SUV market. It won the award of “Top Gear’s Family Car” in 2009 shortly after its release. An announcement was made in 2010 that Skoda Yeti will be built in china too and Shanghai-VW will start building from 2013. It’s not only the design and curves of the car, There are plenty things which makes you crazy about it. It’s aThe post Perfect Family Car…
  • Amazing Car Peugeot Globule

    Adity Bera
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Peugeot Globule is the future car. The design of this car is given by Ahmed Filiz. This car is amazing and completely out of this world. The Concept of this car runs in its four spheres are also called pods. These four individual pods attached together. The pod of a car is a sphere, which accommodates a single passenger. An electric motor runs these all four pods, which is connected to the main battery. Every individual pod will get supply of power from an electric motor. The most interesting fact about this car is shape changing feature. Have youThe post Amazing Car Peugeot Globule…
  • 2014 SsangYong XLV

    Adity Bera
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    When you think about your dream car what is the first thing which comes to your mind first? Obviously the design and the style of the car come first. Korean automaker SsangYong has great name in the industry of cars, and the company is well reputed for the attractive cars. Geneva Motor Show is presenting another ravishing car soon, the concept of 2014 SsangYong XLV has revealed. It’s not just a car, its serves you style with technology. 2014 SsangYong XLV exiting smart lifestyle vehicle. The concept engine of this car is 1.6 liter diesel engine with a 13 horsepowerThe post 2014…
  • Latest News on Tesla

    Adity Bera
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Tesla is not hidden from the world, it’s well known for making super-cars, and electric cars. Tesla is an American company that design, manufacture and sells the Electric Cars. It’s offering cars at best affordable prices. At the start, its business and production was only in the country but now this Brand is lagging behind other big car making Brands all over the world. Tesla also markets the components of vehicles like, lithium-ion battery and Daimlers. Tesla is well known Brand for electric cars, it was found in 2003 by Martin and Marc in San Carlos, California. The first…
  • Eliza Doolittle and her Toyota Prius

    Adity Bera
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Eliza Doolittle was born in London in 1988. She is a singer and song-writer.she used to perform in many plays but her professional career was started in 2007 and still she is among the top British singers. She released her first Album in 2009. Her album “Debut eponymous “made new records of popularity. Her two songs “Skinny Genes” and “Pack Up” were in the top five songs of the year. From 2010-13 her career has been on peak, she gave many hit songs like, I put a spell on you, you and me and in your hands are those popularThe post Eliza Doolittle and her…
 
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  • 3 Trends to Watch Out for in Passenger Car Sensors and Automobile Market

    Jason Bosch
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Growth of the global automobile market reflects on the growth trends in its various segments, which include automobile sensors. Be it a heavy duty vehicle or passenger car Vehicle sensors are one of the most significant and crucial components of a vehicle. Growing concerns over safety of the passengers as well as the pedestrians, sensors have become mandatory for the vehicle manufacturers. Despite the financial meltdowns, advancing technology is expected to help the global passenger car sensors market. Rising clientele across the world is another factor to watch out for the manufacturers in…
  • Automotive Suspension System Market Relying on Innovation to Fight Environmental Concerns

    Jason Bosch
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    Automotive suspension is naturally one of the most inseparable components of any vehicle. They play a vital role in providing steering control and stability to the vehicle. They also improve the comfort level of the passengers traveling in the vehicle. The global automotive industry is evolving at a rapid rate. Crucial advancements in the designs, manufacturing, selling and marketing of these vehicles are creating different sets of problems for the manufacturers in the automotive suspension system market. Major changes in the buyer preferences are contributing to the evolution of this market,…
  • Increasing Vehicle Production Creating Hopes for Exhaust System Manufacturers

    Jason Bosch
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:15 am
    The global automotive industry has recovered from the economic crisis a long time ago and according to the experts, the future predictions for the industry are even better. The profound shift in the profit sources is a striking difference in the global auto industries of the past and present. While the market saw large stakes of minimal investments from BRICS and ROW countries a few years ago, now have the highest shares in the global industry. The similar trend is visible in the automotive exhaust systems market as well. Apart from the rising investments, the exhaust systems market is also…
  • Automotive Lighting – Necessity, Aesthetics & Industrial Transitions

    Jason Bosch
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:41 am
    Every automaker from across the world understands the importance of automotive lighting as an inseparable component of their vehicles. The role of these lights in terms of road and passenger safety is undisputed. Until last few years, automotive lights were restricted to the conventional power sources like batteries. However, since the advent of light emitting diodes or LEDs and OLEDs, the trends in the global automotive lighting industry have started to change rather rapidly. The primary purpose of safety and visibility is now accompanied by increasing the aesthetic value of the exteriors as…
  • New Entrants Setting New Trends in Turbochargers Industry

    Jason Bosch
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    As most of you must be aware, the turbochargers are making a huge comeback! Technological advancements in the traditional products and the strongest need of the hour are taking the turbochargers market in its stride. Since their first successful use in the year 1952, the superchargers started making waves in terms of demand. According to the experts, introduction of the electronic fuel injections in the 80’s gave the greatest boost to the industry. Today, most people associate these components with the sports cars and higher horsepower vehicles. Nevertheless, they are commonly used in…
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  • 2014 Lamborghini Veneno

    Wendy Feliu
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Lamborghini has always been known for making some of the best-performing cars for drivers with a distinguished taste in vehicles. One of the most expensive vehicles that the company has ever produced is the 2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster. First unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show, only three of these vehicles were produced. The Lamborghini Veneno’s suggested price tag is a whopping $4.5 million. Features And Specs One of the most noticeable features on the 2014 Lamborghini Veneno is actually the absence of a common vehicle feature: a roof. The Veneno has no roof at all: instead, it…
  • Top navigation system features in luxury cars

    Wendy Feliu
    13 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    Top navigation system features in luxury cars As luxury cars have more complex navigation systems, the number and type of features that they include only becomes more impressive. From dual-screen rear-seat DVD entertainment set-ups, to multiple speaker audio systems, to real-time traffic reports, the following list includes just a few of the top navigation system features in luxury cars. Dual-screen rear-seat DVD entertainment systems For luxury car owners with families, dual-screen rear DVD systems are one of the must-have top navigation system features in luxury cars. You don’t know…
  • The best concept cars of 2014

    Wendy Feliu
    6 Jun 2014 | 8:20 am
    While the best concept cars of 2014 may not be making it into the dealerships any time soon, it is still fascinating to see what is out there right now. Virtually every major car brand experiments with concept cars that feature hypothetical powertrains and daring designs. View More> After you’ve seen them at a local auto show, it’s a bit of a letdown when nothing happens afterward. This doesn’t stop car enthusiasts from dreaming about what may lie ahead. The following list includes just a few of the best concept cars of 2014. 2014 Audi Quattro Concept Audi was inspired to…
  • Are fake sound generators needed in sports cars?

    Wendy Feliu
    30 May 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Are fake sound generators needed in sports cars? Once upon a time, cars made noisy engine sounds, which car owners grew to associate with certain performance levels. In recent years, high-end luxury cars have adopted quiet interiors due to increasingly insulated cabins, muffling turbochargers, and government noise regulations. Learn More > Car manufacturers use noise-cancelling technology to block noise that they can’t muffle. Despite the new regulations, many sports car enthusiasts long for loud engine revs that equal excitement and the thrill of being on the road. This phenomenon…
  • Color combinations for your car

    Wendy Feliu
    23 May 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Color combinations for your car Are you considering color combinations for your 2014 vehicle purchase? When it comes to their cars, people continue to stick with neutrals, particularly black and white, year after year. There are several prominent factors that have an influence on color popularity, most notably electronics and home decor. In the early to mid-2000s, silver became quite popular for cars, computers, and home entertainment systems because it was the dominant cell phone color. There is no denying that from the mid-2000s until present day, Apple has redefined the status of the color…
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  • 5 Tips to Help Keep You Safe on the Road this Summer

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Schools out and summer is here. It's the best season of the year for many people, but the warm weather can create plenty of headaches for drivers if they are not careful. Green Flag recently revealed that they receive more than 500,000 calls between June and August each year from motorists who need assistance after getting into some trouble while behind the wheel. These five tips are things to
  • Things You Need to Know When Considering Intensive Driving Courses

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Intensive driving courses are quickly becoming a popular way to learn to drive. The main reason for this is because many people nowadays live their lives in the fast-lane. They will often require their driving licence as soon as possible, once they start learning to drive, and this instance usually occurs when starting a new job. There is a lot of information online regarding the
  • 8 Circumstances When Using the Hard Shoulder is Never OK

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Ever hear the one about the motorist who ran screaming from their car in terror because they were listening to an Adele record? Well, believe it or not, that’s just what happened. A terrified motorist left their car on the motorway, thinking it was going to burst into flames, because the word ‘fire’ appeared on the dashboard – before realising it was the name of the song they were listening
  • Are Affordable Finance Deals for New Cars Responsible for the UK Motoring Industry Experiencing Record Growth?

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:06 am
    The number of new car sales in the UK is rising at its fastest rate in nine years, according to The Guardian; and this is in large part due to an increase in cheap to run cars bought on low finance deals, which has left the British motoring industry experiencing its longest ever period of growth for new car sales. An improved economy, low interest rates and good deals on garage forecourts
  • VW Fans Flock to Mighty Dub Fest 2014

    17 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Held in mid-June each year Mighty Dub Fest is a VW Festival located right on part of the Northumberland Coast in a little less well known place called Druridge Bay. This was the first time I had been to this festival and was excited to say the least. I turned up in my 1976 Karmann Cabrio Beetle thinking I looked more than cool for about a minute and a half. I then got stuck on the soggy
 
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