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Hyundai Recalls 173,000 Cars

On: Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 9:47AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Hyundai Recalls 173,000 Cars test 1-1

With great success, comes great responsibility. Hyundai has made some great strides over the past couple decades, and climbed their way up from bargain basement car company to a very respectable car manufacturer that produces cars people can be proud to own. But, as with any company that produces a thing, the more of it you produce, the higher the likelihood of something going wrong with one, or two, or 173,000 of them.


eBay Motors' Top 5 sales top 9.5 million dollars, including a $1M+ Mustang! USA! USA!

On: Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 10:57AM | By: Andrew W Davis


eBay Motors' Top 5 sales top 9.5 million dollars, including a $1M+ Mustang! USA! USA! test 1-1

You know the drill. I spend WAY too much time on eBay Motors looking for the most expensive cars sold over a given period, and I amaze you with what people will spend on cars you'll likely never see.

[Sorry, that was rude. Just book a flight to Los Angeles, camp out in the ritziest part of town, and I'm sure at least a version of one of these cars will pass by your sidewalk encampment.]


Review of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS: The War Rages On!

On: Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 11:52AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS test 2

Over the past 50 years, the fight between the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro has been the automotive equivalent of the Civil War. Allegiances for either camp can result in fathers fighting sons, brothers battling brothers, mothers fighting daughters, and can turn any normal Thanksgiving dinner into something resembling the Hatfields sitting down with the McCoys. Decade after decade, generation after generation, these Pony Cars have taken turns holding Top Dog honors, which any internet forum will boast about, or make excuses for, depending on your side. But whoever the champ is, it will last for only a few years at best. Each and every time one car gets beat, inevitably, it gets right back up bigger and badder than before. In the latest iteration of the Mustang versus Camaro battle royale, the Ford has soundly beaten the last-gen Camaro with its wickedly powerful 5.0-liter 435-horsepower Coyote engine. But that was last year.


Mazda Rules Out Future Performance Models

On: Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 1:31PM | By: Carl Malek


Mazda Rules Out Future Performance Models test 1-1

In a move that could potentially break the hearts of some of its diehard fans, Mazda has revealed that it will not pursue development of future Speed variants for its current model lineup. 


 

Ford's Prius-busting Model E slowly taking shape according to new report

On: Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 1:13PM | By: Carl Malek


Ford's Prius-busting Model E slowly taking shape according to new report test 1-1

With Chevrolet putting the final touches on its Bolt EV, a new report from  Automotive News  says that Ford has not missed a beat and is preparing a new eco-friendly hatchback to target rivals such as the Bolt, Toyota Prius, and the Hyundai Ioniq and firmly establishing its position as a leader in creating innovative technology for the growth of EV and alternative fuel vehicles.


A four-speed's forty-eleven parts fragment into forty thousand; fortunately funeral fails to follow

On: Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 12:05PM | By: Andrew W Davis


A ruined automatic's innards exposed test 2

It looks like a hand grenade went off in it.”

There are VERY few times when that phrase is GOOD news. And let me tell you, when it comes to hearing it in reference to ANY part of your car, it is bad. VERY bad.


Two Beetles or not two Beetles: With this pair, only you (and maybe some Brazilians) will know

On: Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 3:00PM | By: Andrew W Davis


Two Beetles or not two Beetles: With this pair, only you (and maybe some Brazilians) will know test 1-1

My parent's first cars—and second (I think)—were both VW Beetles. This should come as a shock to no one, seeing as how ubiquitous the car was for decades—right up to the 1990s, it would seem, as my high school girlfriend had one right up until her father made her get a more “practical” car (a Geo Metro!).


Ferrari F355: The truest form of the Ferrari experience

On: Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 9:09AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Ferrari F355:  The truest form of the Ferrari experience test 1-1

So rarely does a car come along that actually makes a significant change in its parent company. Sure, if you believe the commercials, every single new car is some big, grandiose example of how the company is transforming and evolving into something bigger and better. But the truth is, a lot of those cars are just "filler" cars, and really don't do much except affect the bottom line. But the ones that truly make a difference are the ones we remember, especially when that company is one that doesn't create cars, it creates dreams. The F355 was not only a dream come true for teenagers and millionaires everywhere, it also helped revitalize the Prancing Horse to international automotive supremacy.


The future of 3-D printed cars is looking rosy

On: Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 3:34PM | By: Bill Wilson


3-D Pruinter test 2

Imagine a world where buying a car is a simple as going online, placing an order, and picking out your favorite options. Two days later a delivery truck brings your shiny new vehicle to your front door. That’s it; no car lots, no haggling, and no aggravation. Sound too good to be true? Actually, it’s an accurate picture of how 3-D printing is bringing seismic changes to the automotive world.


Review of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax: Small SUV, big potential

On: Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 1:23PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Review of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax:  Small SUV, big potential test 1-1

In the ever expanding world of automotive sales, it seems that every day there is another car or truck vying for a piece of the market. Some months it seems like there are new sports sedans every day, some times it's full sized trucks, sometimes it seems like there's three more 600-horsepower sports cars on the market. This week, however, there is yet another contender in the very new, but very quickly expanding, mini-SUV segment. This class already includes such vehicles as the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke, and the Buick Encore. The newest edition comes from Buick's sister company, Chevrolet. It seems GM felt the Encore wasn't enough to represent the General, and perhaps they were right. Chevy has a bit more name recognition among younger buyers despite General Motor's recent attempts at renovating Buick's image with commercials starring a good looking man partying it up at sophisticated locales with equally attractive young women commenting on the man and his exciting ride that they are surprised to find out is, in fact, a Buick. So as a little insurance, GM release what is essentially a rebadged Encore in a Chevy package, called the Trax.


Just how far gone is TOO far for a car TWO: Flushing away $99k or shrewd entree into a major payday? The new owner lets us know!

On: Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 10:50AM | By: Andrew W Davis


Just how far gone is TOO far for a car TWO: Flushing away $99k or shrewd entree into a major payday? The new owner lets us know! test 1-1

You're not a real automotive enthusiast until you've let a project car you had all the plans in the world for go to someone else for a song, only to find that what you sold for scrap value—if you were lucky—was something truly special.

Like WORTH A LOT special.