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2014 Silverado - Better Than Ever

On: Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 11:14AM | By: Karen Cook


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Chevy has been producing the Silverado for years functioning under the belief that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” When you’ve got a good thing sometimes the best course of action is to stick with it—unless you can make it better. The new 2014 Silverado has been updated in ways that will make it even more attractive to hard working types but will also give you a decent vehicle for family or to take your significant other on a date.


Gadgets for Christmas

On: Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 10:52AM | By: Karen Cook


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In this modern world full of high tech gadgetry it is easier than ever to “geek-out” your car. Some of it is pretty useful though. Here are some automobile enhancement devices you might be lucky enough to find under your tree or some suggestions for spending the gift cards you are likely to get.


Driver's Wish List

On: Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 2:15PM | By: Karen Cook


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I’ve done a few articles on what to give other car enthusiast for Christmas but this one is my own wish list for me and other drivers. This is an open letter to Santa Claus, car manufacturers and people driving all those other cars on the road this time of year.


Down Under's On Top Of Legos

On: Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 2:43PM | By: Karen Cook


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If you are hoping for a car under your tree and wake up Christmas morning to find that Santa didn’t bring you one, don’t despair. You can build one for yourself out of all the Legos you may have gotten instead.


 

Christmas for Car Lovers

On: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 2:53PM | By: Karen Cook


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It’s almost Christmas and, by this time, most of your shopping should be done. Mine’s not. For those of you in the same boat (car?) here are some suggestions for the car lovers in your life.

Small budget items are still available and can be used all year. They will be certainly be appreciated when they are needed. A tool kit is always a good idea, even if it isn’t unique, along with car care kits and portable jump starters. I recently had trouble with my battery and, believe me, I wish I had more than jumper cables in my car.

There are things you can personalize too such as floor mats and seat covers. If you live in a cold climate, you can find heated seat covers which can keep your loved one’s tushy warm on the long drive over the river and through the woods.

If you have a deeper wallet, you could do something really special and have a remote start system installed or have the windows tinted. This requires access to the vehicle in question but that’s part of the fun. Be creative. My son had my windows tinted for me as a surprise. He asked to borrow my car, and when he brought it back a couple of hours later it was done. It was very thoughtful and I didn’t suspect a thing. Just make sure you have a plausible excuse.


Another Day, Another Recall

On: Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 4:47PM | By: Karen Cook


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Chrysler has announced a recall of 522 vehicles of the following makes and models having 2.4-liter engines: the 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot, 2013 Dodge Avenger and 2013 Chrysler 200


Odometer Fraud a Cautionary Tale

On: Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 4:23PM | By: Karen Cook


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So you’re looking at a pre-owned vehicle and it looks pretty good. It’s in decent condition, appears to be clean and well cared for. The tires are good and the engine doesn’t seem to be in need of any maintenance. The odometer shows low mileage too. You seem to have a winner. You sign the papers, hand over the cash, and drive away with the deal of a lifetime. Within two weeks, though, you are headed to the mechanic and you leave with a hefty bill. So what went wrong?


Is The Watercar Panther the Ultimate Vehicle?

On: Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 5:51PM | By: Karen Cook


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It’s 7:30 in the morning. Traffic is backed up on the interstate in Tampa, Florida. A lot of it is stuck on one of the many bridges that crisscross the bay. The water is so beautiful though with the sun glinting off the empty blue expanse. Wait a minute! It’s empty! No traffic down there at all. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a car than ran in the water too? Boy, getting to work would be a breeze!


Abra Cada-Brabus

On: Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 7:02AM | By: Karen Cook


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Sometimes the important thing is the destination. Other times, it’s the journey. If you need to get to your destination fast, but you want to enjoy the journey as well, Brabus has the vehicle for you.


Literal TONS of Classic American Iron Went for Pennies on the Pound at Auctions America's Fall Carlisle Sale

On: Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 4:26PM | By: Andrew W Davis


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I’ve owned a lot of cars in my day(s)—or at least possessed them, as registering them is a hassle when you’re not looking to keep the car more than three months—but there have been only a precious few that really made me miss them once they’d gone.

Sure, her 400 cu. in. V8 really ran on only seven cylinders, nothing power-operated worked on a consistent basis, and I’d still be waiting for her to hit 60 mph from rest if I hadn’t given up and sold her 15 years ago.

But in the pre-eBay days a car-crazed youth like myself could actually find (semi) running cars that people just wanted gone from their garages, driveways, etc…. FOR FREE! Nowadays, however, everything’s worth something—just check out any “official” price guide—and you’ll see that the kind of USS California-sized battlewagons that you couldn’t GIVE AWAY in the 1980s and ‘90s are being stripped, shredded, and sent to China as scrap.

So, mark my words, people: we are living in the very last era of the semi-free super-sized land yacht. Oh, and parts are still plentiful and cheap, mechanics still know how to work on them and there is nothing—NOTHING—that can work on the ladies like a queen-sized, velour-covered rear seating area... [Author’s note: Your results may vary.]


China to Work US on Emissions Regulation

On: Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 12:11PM | By: Karen Cook


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I suppose traffic jams are a problem in any civilized country, but more so in heavily populated areas, of course. All those people with some place to be causes the environment to gasp. The United States and Europe have long been attempting to lessen the damage caused by vehicle emissions. Recently China has begun to do its part to soften our global footprint and preserve what remains of our atmosphere for future generations.