Login to your account
Not a member? Register now.
AutoShopperBlog



Follow Us




The Latest News And Reviews
Throughout The Car Industry




Review of the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4: Blasphemous Glory!

On: Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 8:58PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 test 2

There are few cars that have the history and following of the Porsche 911. It has a heritage has that sparked debates, fights, and countless races on the street and the track for over half a century. But in their most private moments, and only to themselves, even the most die-hard Porschephile will admit that their beloved 911 is, in fact, incredibly flawed. Blasphemy, you say? Hardly. Even Porsche itself has acknowledged that the 911's overwhelmingly rearward weight bias has been something they have been trying to overcome for several generations.


Great Cars That Nobody Bought: Ford Flex

On: Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 1:16PM | By: Teddy Field


Ford Flex test 2

If this was 1938, you'd buy a Ford Flex to ferry well-heeled people from the train station to your snooty lakeside hotel. Back when train travel was a thing, automakers created 'station wagons' to transport passengers and their luggage to and from fancy resorts/private estates. And since these wood-bodied wagons had an air of exclusivity, they became popular family transporters from the late-40s through the mid-80s. But tastes change, and we're now in the era of big crossovers. The Ford Flex, however, can take you and six other people back to a simpler, more luxurious time...


Uber Experiments With Using Bop It! Toys To Improve Driver Safety

On: Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:16PM | By: Carl Malek


Uber Experiments With Using Bop It! Toys To Improve Driver Safety test 1-1

If you're an Uber driver, chances are that picking up intoxicated passengers from bars and other establishments is not exactly your favorite assignment due to the dangers of being assaulted, as well as less than desirable behavior. However, Uber is aiming to make this particular task safer and easier with a new initiative that could improve driver safety.


Kia Plans To Launch RWD Sport Sedan Next Year

On: Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:15PM | By: Carl Malek


Kia Plans To Launch RWD Sport Sedan Next Year test 1-1

Kia is reportedly planning to unleash a contender of its own into the sport sedan segment sometime next year in a bid to further Kia's thrust into segments that are traditionally dominated by German brands like BMW and Mercedes.


 

Takata CEO Won't Resign Despite Expanding Scope Of Airbag Recall

On: Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 9:57AM | By: Carl Malek


Takata CEO Won't Resign Despite Expanding Scope Of Airbag Recall test 1-1

Amid pressure for his resignation due to the growing scope of the Takata airbag recall, Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada stated that he intends to keep a firm grip on the controls of the troubled auto accessory producer, despite previous insider reports that suggested Takada was exploring a possible resignation from the company. According to the folks at Reuters, anonymous sources within the company revealed that Takada would step down on January 29th and take full responsibility for the recall. Instead the company released a statement that indicated that this was not the case and that Takada has no plans to step down.


FCA Design Chief Ralph Gilles Sketches Pacifica Hellcat

On: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 3:05PM | By: Carl Malek


FCA Design Chief Ralph Gilles Sketches Pacifica Hellcat test 1-1

FCA design chief Ralph Gilles has always been known for having a strong imagination as well as an intimate connection with what enthusiasts want in a performance vehicle. He demonstrated both of these traits by publishing a sketch on his official instagram account that previews what a Hellcat-powered Pacifica would look like, if it somehow made its way to production.


Review of the 2017 Audi Q7: The Future Is Here

On: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 2:05PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Review of the 2017 Audi Q7:  The Future Is Here test 1-1

In case you hadn't noticed, some people were very disappointed when 'Back to the Future Day' came and went on October 21, 2015. The time we live in is nothing like the futuristic scenario Marty McFly ended up in while attempting to save his future. There are no flux capacitors that run on garbage; hell, no flux capacitors at all, in fact. No hoverboards, no automatically lacing Nikes, and, most notably, no flying cars. Yet, while we may all have been a little bummed at our inability to fly around in a Buick, we should look back and realize just how far we've come. It wasn't too long ago that people from my time looked forward to one day being able to buy a car that had things like power door locks, power windows, or maybe even ABS! Luxurious amenities like a moonroof, heated seats, and the like were nothing more than pipe dreams that only the most well-off, upper-crust could have in their lives. But, look how far we've come in only a couple decades. The options that are available on even the most basic transportation of automobiles embarrasses even the classiest of yesteryear's cars. And if the cheap cars have some futuristic options these days, just what do the nice cars have? Well, the 2017 Audi Q7 is a very good example of just how far into the future we really have come.


Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Truck To Spawn Kia Variant?

On: Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 8:32AM | By: Carl Malek


Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Truck To Spawn Kia Variant? test 1-1

Hot on the heels of the recent unveiling of the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck concept, a new report appears to suggest that Kia is not far behind in its desire for a work-oriented hauler, and could potentially have an entry of its own before the end of the decade.


Jeep Planning New Wagoneer SUV? New Report Suggests One Is Indeed In The Works

On: Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 4:35PM | By: Carl Malek


Jeep Planning New Wagoneer SUV? New Report Suggests One Is Indeed In The Works test 1-1

It's no secret that Jeep has been on a recent product blitz. So far it has helped produce strong sales, but a new report suggests that the product onslaught could include a revived Wagoneer SUV that aims to tackle the full size SUV segment.


Jaguar F-Type SVR Leaked, Brings 575 Horsepower To F-Type Ranks

On: Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 4:05PM | By: Carl Malek


Jaguar F-Type SVR Leaked, Brings 575 Horsepower To F-Type Ranks test 1-1

The current generation F-Type "R" model currently holds the mantle as the most powerful F-Type avalible to buyers thanks to its 550 horsepower supercharged V8 engine as well as its slick exterior styling, however thanks to a poorly timed leak by a German importer (which was spotted by the folks at Autovisie,) that model will be surpassed by a new breed of feline that brings more power and technology to the F-Type ranks while also putting established entries from Porsche and BMW in its crosshairs.


Review Of The 2016 Acura ILX: Moving Up In The World

On: Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 1:21PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


 2016 Acura ILX test 2

There comes a point in everyone's life when they have to grow up. It starts with something small, like getting your own credit card, paying your own cell phone bill, or getting your first job to facilitate those things. Then there are bigger steps:  Moving away from home for the first time (not scary at all), or going away to college, or finding that first special someone to share your time with.