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Articles From September 2016

Review of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax: The Better Buick?

On: Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 10:16AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


 2016 Chevrolet Trax test 2

In the ever expanding world of automotive sales, it seems that everyday there is another car or truck vying for a piece of the market. Some months it seems like there are new sports sedans every day, some times it's full-sized trucks, sometimes it seems like there're three more 600-horsepower sports cars on the market. This week, however, there is yet another contender in the very new, but very quickly expanding, mini-SUV segment. This class already includes such vehicles as the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke, and the Buick Encore. The newest edition comes from Buick's sister company, Chevrolet. It seems GM felt the Encore wasn't enough to represent the General, and perhaps they were right. Chevy has a bit more name recognition among younger buyers despite General Motor's recent attempts at renovating Buick's image with commercials starring a good-looking man partying it up at sophisticated locales with equally attractive young women commenting on the man and his exciting ride that they are surprised to find out is, in fact, a Buick. So as a little insurance, GM release what is essentially a rebadged Encore in a Chevy package, called the Trax.


Defunct Automakers Made Muscle Car History

On: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 1:24PM | By: Gary P Garry


Four Classics Muscle Cars of the 1970s test 2

Classic cars come from various different distinct eras. The classic cars that strike a particular chord with me are vehicles from the 1970s, because I got my drivers license for the first time in 1977. There is a T-shirt that has been going around that says something to the effect of “I may be old, but I got to see all the best bands”. I would have to agree with the premise, and I did get to see some fantastic concerts when I was young. At the same time, I also think that there were some particularly cool cars on the road during the decade of the 1970s. Let's look at four of the models that caught my eye when I was a lad back in the day.


Apple Considering Takeover Of McLaren?

On: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 12:33PM | By: Carl Malek


Apple Considering Takeover Of McLaren? test 1-1

Apple's efforts to build a self-driving vehicle, dubbed "Project Titan", has been shrouded in the high levels of secrecy that have come to define the Silicon Valley giant. However, a recent report, with information from the usual anonymous insiders, appears to suggest that Apple is possibly seeking to buy-out supercar maker McLaren in what could be a key boost for the project.


MINI Paceman To End Production Soon

On: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 10:37AM | By: Carl Malek


MINI Paceman To End Production Soon test 1-1

Buyers wanting to put the eccentric MINI Paceman in their garage will have a shrinking window in which to do so. A new report says that the Paceman's days in production are numbered, that it is set to step aside to help free production space for the next generation BMW 5 Series.


 

Anaheim Hosts Upcoming Mecum Auction

On: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 9:34AM | By: Gary P Garry


Mecum Anaheim test 2

The summer is officially over, and, in most parts of the country, the crisp autumn air is cooling things considerably. However, there are a couple of areas that are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy mild weather all year around. Southern California is one of them, and there has always been a very robust automotive culture in SoCal. Car clubs have been popular in the greater Los Angeles area for decades, and there is also a number of automotive museums of note that attract thousands of automotive enthusiasts each year.


Alfa Romeo Publishes New Product Plan

On: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:32AM | By: Carl Malek


Alfa Romeo Publishes New Product Plan test 1-1

With its future shrouded in uncertainty due to numerous blown deadlines as well as a small model lineup, Alfa Romeo has published a new product plan that seeks to secure the brand's long term future.


Chevrolet Announces Bolt Pricing

On: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:01AM | By: Carl Malek


Chevrolet Announces Bolt Pricing test 1-1

With the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt primed to take on its rivals in the electric vehicle segment, the Bowtie brand has announced the official pricing for its all-new green offering, which aims to bring the fight to rivals while attracting more customers at the same time.


Are You Ready for Driverless Uber Cars?

On: Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 9:07AM | By: Gary P Garry


Are You Ready for Driverless Uber Cars? test 1-1

There has always been a certain stigma attached to a ride in a taxicab. Of course, in all fairness, some cab drivers are perfectly honest and polite, and some of the vehicles are nice and clean and well-maintained. However, we have all heard horror stories about rude, reckless drivers who take advantage of visiting tourists who don't know about the quickest routes from one place to another. In fact, you may have lived some of these stories in the flesh. (I know that I have.)


Toyota To Increase Tacoma Production

On: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 12:24PM | By: Carl Malek


Toyota To Increase Tacoma Production test 1-1

With the mid-size pickup truck segment being reinvigorated by new entries, including the Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota announced that it plans to increase Tacoma production by 60,000 units in 2018. That would allow the brand to reaffirm the model's place in the sales race, while bringing the fight to the two leading entries in the mid-size pickup truck segment:  The Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon.


Volkswagen Golf Could Embrace All-Wheel Drive

On: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 11:23AM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen Golf Could Embrace All-Wheel Drive test 1-1

Volkswagen's versatile Golf hatchback has already proven to be a viable contender in a wide range of applications, but, other than the Golf R, the standard Golf is solely front-wheel drive. However, a statement from someone who would know at Volkswagen said VW is ready to offer four-wheel drive Golf for the U.S. market.