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How Tata Kept Jaguar Land Rover Afloat

On: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:44AM | By: Nick Bakewell


How Tata Kept Jaguar Land Rover Afloat test 1-1

In June of 2008, Indian car juggernaut Tata Motors acquired the services and holdings of Jaguar Land Rover from Ford for a cool $2.3 billion. Not a bad price, considering the stylistic cachet and storied history apparent in both brands. At the time, despite the relatively small outlay, many analysts considered the acquisition a thoroughly flawed idea. Given the financial crisis, no one was going to fork over the cash for luxurious Jags or imperious Range Rovers. Even if you still had some of your money left, it was social suicide be seen swanning around town in a leather-and-walnut-clad slab of English pomp. How, then, has Tata managed to rescue these two brands from the auspices of Ford and keep them both current and profitable?


Is Your Pet Safe in Your Car?

On: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:00AM | By: Karen Cook


Is Your Pet Safe in Your Car? test 1-1

We all love our pets. I mean, they love us unconditionally with no judgments, no grudges, and they never tell us we’re wrong. My dogs have an easy job. I’m never wrong so they don’t have to bite their tongues. They cheer us up, comfort us, and protect us. Is it asking too much to reciprocate?


Temporary Tags: What You Should Know

On: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 5:13PM | By: Karen Cook


Temporary Tags:  What You Should Know test 1-1

When you purchase a car from a dealership, they are responsible for the processing and completion of your tag and title paperwork. You will sign all documentation that the state needs to transfer ownership of the vehicle from the dealership to you. If you have a license plate to transfer this will be done for you by the dealership. However, if you do not have a tag to transfer the process is a little different.


TopGear to Air Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction Special on The History Channel

On: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 10:56AM | By: Teddy Field


TopGear to Air Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction Special on The History Channel test 1-1

If you're into cars, then you've probably heard a few 'urban legends' about an all-original Hemi Cuda, or some ultra-rare Duesenburg tucked away in some old guy's garage/barn. More often than not, those stories are just tall-tales. However, some wind up being true (just ask Jay Leno). But all the automotive legends that you've ever heard pale in comparison to the true story of Ray Lambrecht, the Nebraska Chevrolet dealer who stashed cars away for over 50 years. Now his monstrous collection is coming up for auction, and the car-comics from Top Gear USA are going to be there.


 

2014 Nissan Versa Note

On: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 10:44AM | By: Karen Cook


2014 Nissan Versa Note test 1-1

Since 2008 the biggest seller in the subcompact market has been the Nissan Versa. It’s a hatchback with all the focus on value. This year’s version is the Versa Note. Nothing fancy is found here. Lots of space but not an abundance of comfort. Except for the price. The base model starts at $13,990 and one with all the trimmins will cost only $19,280. There are no options for the Note since Nissan keeps the cost down by keeping everything simple. Things like navigation and hands-free texting drive up the price but, as already shown, not by much.


2014 Honda Crosstour

On: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 1:16PM | By: Karen Cook


2014 Honda Crosstour test 1-1

Honda’s new 2014 Crosstour hit the showrooms this week. It’s pretty much the same as the 2013. It’s got a starting price of around $28,000 and, depending on your option choices, could go as high as $38,000.


Pagani Huayra Carbon Edition Supercar to Display at the 8th Annual Festivals of Speed Orlando

On: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 12:20PM | By: Ross Mcvicker


Pagani Huayra Carbon Edition test 2

The Festivals of Speed is returning to Orlando, November 29th through December 1st, 2013. The 2013 Festivals of Speed Orlando, presented by Fields Auto Group, will unite a showcase of the best in automotive, aircraft, marine, and motorcycle design, along with the finest in culinary and luxury products. Adding to the excitement of the weekend, three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal will be in attendance as the honorary chairman. Mr. Rahal with display vehicles from Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as well as his own personal collection. A feature vehicle of the weekend will be the Pagani Huayra Carbon Fiber Edition from Pagani Miami.


BMW 4-Series: What's In A Name?

On: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:56AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


BMW 4-Series:  What's In A Name? test 1-1

A rose, we've heard, by any other name would smell as sweet. There is no rational argument against such logic. So why then are we somewhat perturbed by the name change BMW execs have deemed necessary to their venerable 3-Series coupe? Well, perhaps it has something to do with the almost 40 years of habit we have been used to—call a rose "rose" for 40 years, and then suddenly call it anything else, and it is bound to be met with a tad of resistance.


A look Back At The Isuzu Impulse

On: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 12:52PM | By: Teddy Field


The Isuzu Impulse test 2

How fast was the Isuzu Impulse Turbo? "950 MPH"  said Joe Isuzu —In 1983, Michael Jackson wasn't a pedophile (allegedly), Ronald Reagan was scaring the heck out of communists, and Chevy Chase was trying his best to find Wally World. It was a simpler time back then, and cars were simpler too. They didn't have huge touchscreens, a million horsepower, or NASA-grade supercomputers. But what they had was style, and, if you were lucky, pop-up headlights. Oh, and the word “Turbo” actually meant “my car's way cooler than yours”.


Honda Recalling 405,000 Minivans And SUVs

On: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 12:15PM | By: Teddy Field


Honda Recalling 405,000 Minivans And SUVs test 1-1

Each year, countless Americans trust the lives of their family to a Honda vehicle. They're safe, reliable, and well thought out. Two of their most popular family rigs are the Honda Odyssey and Acura MDX. Safety conscious parents bought them by the boatload, but now 405k of those are being recalled for a faulty circuit board in the airbag control module. Is your Honda FamilyTruckster one of them? Let's find out...


The New Kia Soul

On: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:50PM | By: Karen Cook


The New Kia Soul test 1-1

Kia has proclaimed that the 2014 Soul has been completely redesigned, but at first glance you might not notice. They look very much the same. The new Soul is .8 inches longer, .6 inches wider, .4 inches taller, and has a nearly 1-inch longer wheelbase. Not much of a difference…