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Hyundai Tucson: Affordable practicality

On: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:44AM | By: Gary P Garry


Hyundai Tucson test 2

The process you go through when you buy a new car is tried and true, but, when you think about it, you are taking quite a big risk. You may see a car on the road that catches your eye, and this can draw you in. There is nothing wrong with that, but you're seeing only the outside, and you can become infatuated before you get behind the wheel. (Come to think of it, this is something like the dating process, but that's a subject for a different type of article.) Short of this, you may see a commercial that gets your attention, and, in other instances, you may ride with a friend who has a car that interests you.


Review of the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR: Pick your poison

On: Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 10:30AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Review of the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR test 2

In terms of iconic cars, there are a few American cars that showed up, stole our hearts, and then rode off into the sunset without the slightest thought of giving them back. Cars like the Corvette, Mustang, Camaro, Firebird, GTO, Chevelle, Challenger, all have had that same talent to capture new suitors by simply just being driven by them. But, even beyond most of those cars, with the exception of some Corvettes, there was one car back in the 1960s that single handedly took hold of the fantasies of every car enthusiast for decades and never let go. That car was the fabled Shelby Cobra, a production hot rod that was nothing short of blisteringly, ridiculously, ungodly powerful and fast.


Toyota's Prius Prime will not offer solar panel roof In U.S.

On: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 3:05PM | By: Carl Malek


Toyota's Prius Prime will not offer solar panel roof In U.S. test 1-1

When Toyota first unveiled the Prius Prime, it touted innovative fuel-saving features that would make the Prime stand out from the rest of its green competitors. One of these features is its roof, which incorporates solar panel technology to help recharge the battery and increase fuel economy. This will help to extend the Prime's driving range; but Toyota's plan to brighten the lives of Prime buyers in the U.S. has hit a snag due to safety regulations.


Marchionne changes tune on electric vehicles, says first electric Maserati model would debut in 2019

On: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 3:04PM | By: Carl Malek


Marchionne changes tune on electric vehicles, says first electric Maserati model would debut in 2019 test 1-1

It is no secret that when it comes to EV vehicles and their profitability, Sergio Marchionne has a well-defined stance against them. He says that their profitability is non-existent, that that the Fiat 500e EV costs $10,000 for every one that is sold. However, when it comes to whether he is open to adding one in a higher price bracket, Marchionne has swerved from that position.


 

BMW 3-Series Wagon to be axed in U.S.?

On: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 4:34PM | By: Carl Malek


BMW 3-Series Wagon to be axed in U.S.? test 1-1

America's renewed obsession with crossovers and SUVs has caused many automakers to rethink their long-term product strategies; it appears that the booming segment could force BMW to throw in the towel and remove its venerable 3-Series station wagon from U.S. shores.


NHTSA closes investigation into Tesla suspension failures,

On: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 4:33PM | By: Carl Malek


NHTSA closes investigation into Tesla suspension failures, test 1-1

Following several recent reports of suspension failure in Tesla's Model S, the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) has closed its investigation into the matter, stating that the majority of the complaints were false; it also clarified Tesla's position regarding its scrutinized Goodwill agreements.


Looking Back: Lexus LFA

On: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 at 9:44AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Looking Back:  Lexus LFA test 1-1

At the end of last millennium, Japan all but completely bowed out of the supercar market. Only the Acura NSX held on for for another few years until 2005, but now even that car has come and gone.


Forget Monterey's Concorso; Music City's Frist Center is this year's hottest spot to see Italy's finest forms

On: Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 9:20AM | By: Andrew W Davis


Forget Monterey's Concorso; Music City's Frist Center is this year's hottest spot to see Italy's finest forms test 1-1

You think you're ready for it, but then it happens:  She—the gorgeous, curvaceous, fantasy-fueling she of your wildest desires—is right there in the room with you! Nothing you've  ever  seen her in can prepare you for just how perfect she looks in real life. And now, at long last, you have been given a chance to approach her and live out your dream of spending one-on-one time with this finest of God's most incredible creations.


Maserati unveils 2017 Quattroporte Sedan

On: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 5:00PM | By: Carl Malek


Maserati unveils 2017 Quattroporte Sedan test 1-1

Maserati has formally unveiled a suite of updates that adds some new life to the Quattroporte for the 2017 model year;new technology and performance have also been added to the Quattroporte's impressive bag of tricks.


Kia Recalls 5,000 Forte Units

On: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 5:00PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Kia Recalls 5,000 Forte Units test 1-1

For some time now, Kia has been making quite the climb up the caste system of car companies, from lowly newcomer on to serious contender for entry-level supremacy.  But over the course of time, even the best efforts of things don't always go as planned. Those of you who may own a 2013 Forte model built between September 10–October 31 of 2012 may be victim to some of those unplanned events. It seems that there are a total of 5,245 Forte models that may have been produced with seatbelt retractor retainer plates that have screws that weren't properly tightened.


Review of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class: Another one?!

On: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 4:31PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Review of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class:  Another one?! test 1-1

Over the last few years, it feels like every other day we are seeing yet another new SUV, mini-SUV, pseudo-SUV, or whatever new kind of class designation car companies come up with to describe what are essentially small trucks that drive like cars. There is no shortage out there, and the newest fad is 'the smaller-the-better' theory of SUV-making that is becoming all the rage. Car/trucks like the Honda HRV or the Mazda CX-3 are on the forefront of this ever-expanding class. With their recent success, it should be no surprise that higher-end car companies have had the idea that if this compact SUV segment can be successful in the mid-class price range, then surely there are probably plenty of well-off people that might also want a truck of similar proportions, with a bit nicer decor. So in theory, if it's built, they will come. Enter the newest model to the fray:  The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.