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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…

Update on the Bailout

On: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 3:25PM | By: Karen Cook

Update on the Bailout test 1-1

Did we have a recession or a depression? It depends on who you ask but we’re now being told that it is over, or almost at least. So how is the automotive industry doing after the government (the taxpayers) came to the rescue?