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Tesla Cares

On: Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 12:15PM | By: Karen Cook


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Tesla cares about its customers, and not only for their physical safety. With all the negative press surrounding the Model S and its alleged propensity for catching fire, Tesla has gone above and beyond to give buyers of this vehicle peace of mind.


A Roller, a Mercedes, and a Maserati for Credit Card Money? Be Afraid, Very Afraid...

On: Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 2:24PM | By: Andrew W Davis


See an old Rolls and run! test 2

There’s a joke that goes, “Do you want to know the easiest way to make a small fortune? Start with a big one.” And it just so happens that there are very few ways to do that faster than buying an aged exotic automobile at auction and then trying to keep it looking/running as-new.

Yes, a Roller, a Mercedes, and a Maserati can be had for MasterCard money. Just make sure none are ever sold to you.

Sure, these cars were lovingly assembled and packed to the rafters with only the finest in leathers, woods, and wools, but these businesses know from long experience that exotic cars—like any other rich persons’ fashion items—are not meant to be used year after year; it’s all about what’s new, next and never, ever used.

What it means for you, however, is that you can spend a pittance on purchasing a ride that will allow you to—honestly—tell others that you own a Mercedes, a Maserati or even a Rolls-Royce. [Just remember: The operative term here—as I will show you—is “tell”. This is a trio of funds-hungry vampires just waiting to bankrupt you in a thousand different ways, and they will impress no one that even glances at them…]


Brand New 1969 Corvair Hits The Auction Block

On: Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 1:24PM | By: Karen Cook


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FOR SALE – 1969 Chevrolet Corvair, Glacier Blue, all original, 15 miles...Interested? You’ll need to go to Texas to get it, but it’s definitely worth the trip.


All These Recalls Make Me Nervous

On: Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 2:40PM | By: Karen Cook


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Is there a car sitting in your driveway or garage? Do you depend on it to get you to work, school, doctor’s appointments and other necessary destinations? Most of us do. We count on the safety and dependability of our vehicles and trust that as long as we take care of them they will take care of us. And where does this trust come from? Manufacturers build it through information provided to us from advertisements and also word of mouth.


 

Ford Explorer Becomes Top Cop Car

On: Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 10:38AM | By: Karen Cook


Ford  Explorer Interceptor SUV test 2

Close your eyes a minute and picture a police officer in his vehicle. He can be sitting on the side of the road manning a speed trap or coming up behind you when you’re going a little too fast. What did you see? I’m betting you saw a generic Crown Victoria sedan with a middle-aged man behind the wheel. It’s time to get that image out of your head.


2014 Chevy Sonic: Same Price for More Stuff

On: Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 11:06AM | By: Karen Cook


2014 Chevy Sonic: Same Price for More Stuff test 1-1

The new 2014 Chevrolet Sonics are on dealer lots and available for $14,995 for a standard subcompact and $15,595 for a hatchback. Neither of these prices has been increased from the 2013 models. Even without a price hike, however, there are new goodies included, and even more available for a little bit more cash.


Another Recall for GM

On: Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 11:02AM | By: Karen Cook


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Taking Things At Face Value

On: Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:04AM | By: Karen Cook


Road rage detection test 2

Technology is heartless. By definition it has to be. Devices are created to perform jobs that are too boring or difficult for the common man to perform. They are helpful in most instances; they can also be frustrating much of the time. More and more, mankind is trusting to technology to keep us safe, healthy, and amused. It is only a matter of time before we have to ask, how much is too much? When should the responsibility fall on human shoulders?


GM Appoints New Safety VP

On: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 2:33PM | By: Karen Cook


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If you follow automotive news you may already know about the huge fiasco at General Motors over faulty ignition switches in 1.37 million vehicles spanning six models and five production years from 2003-2007. This defect has caused more than 10 deaths to date and has spawned investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, two congressional committees, and the US Department of Justice. That’s not GM's only predicament at present though. There are three more recalls in the works which will encompass 1.5 million more vehicles due to a fault in the brake and airbag wiring harnesses.


NHTSA Cools On Recall For Leaky Porsche 911s

On: Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 10:00AM | By: Karen Cook


NHTSA Cools On Recall For Leaky Porsche 911s test 1-1

The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has closed an investigation into problems with coolant leaks, which included 24,635 Porsche 911s from model years 2001-2011. All were equipped with Turbo, GT2 or GT3 engines.


Magnets Drawing Us Into The Future

On: Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 9:15AM | By: Karen Cook


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Self-driving automobiles are inevitable. Eventually we will have the technology and capability to allow our cars to take us where we want to go without much input from the passengers inside. Swedish researchers may have paved the way for Volvo and other autonomous car manufacturers to do this sooner rather than later.