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Some Made in America cars are almost All-American

On: Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 4:11PM | By: Arnold Knox

Some Made in America cars are almost All-American test 1-1

These days, with cries of America First, Made in America, and Buy American heard from all parts of the country, there are those who insist on American-made automobiles. That’s MADE in America, not just assembled. The point was that things made in the U.S. help the economy here, and provide jobs and wages and opportunities to actually be able to afford the products we produce. Lots of people laughed at that idea; globalization and free trade were taking jobs and money out of the country, and that finding a car that was really made in America or could be called an American car was no longer possible. Well, that is true; however, there are cars that are almost all-American, and that should count for something.

Chevrolet hosts Camaro 50th Anniversary celebration

On: Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 11:19AM | By: Gary P Garry

1967 Camaro test 2

If you were to sit down with a few of your friends and make a list of the top 10 truly iconic American cars in any class, it is very likely that no one would argue with the inclusion of the Chevrolet Camaro. The car, designed as a competitor to the insanely popular Ford Mustang, was initially rolled out for the 1967 model year. It was first made available to the general public on September 29th, 1966. This American classic muscle car remained in production continuously until 2002. General Motors decided to reintroduce the car for the 2010 model year, and it has been going strong ever since. The current era Camaro is definitely a head turner, and the car's ongoing popularity is not surprising. In fact, my own head was turned all the way to the dealership when I bought my 2014 Camaro about a year and a half ago.

Jeep unveils Willys-inspired Jeep Wrangler Concept

On: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 12:48PM | By: Carl Malek

Jeep unveils Willys-inspired Jeep Wrangler Concept test 1-1

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is currently in the midst of celebrating the Jeep brand's 75th anniversary, they have unveiled a special one-off Wrangler concept that pays tribute to the government contract that helped give birth to its ancestor, the Willys-Overland MB.

Review of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport: The Grandest Sport!

On: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 8:48AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Review of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport:  The Grandest Sport! test 1-1

Few cars in the world seem to be able to make it past a few model years. For the few models that do, some tend to fade away by trying to change its image, or make radical changes, or, on the other end, not change enough to keep up with the times and watch their customer base walk off towards some newer model. But, sometimes, there are some models that just have a special something. Some models are able to rise above the madness of the global need for new and different, and change with the times, instead of watching the times either change them beyond recognition or simply pass them by.


Toyota recalls 480,000 Hybrids!

On: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 8:47AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Toyota recalls 480,000 Hybrids! test 1-1

When it comes to building cars, there are literally thousands upon thousands of pieces that go into their creation. Engine, suspension, body, interior, exterior, there are so many areas to keep track of that it is almost mind boggling to the average human being. Beyond that, when producing cars, you then have to perfect the process, and then repeat it thousands, and even millions of times over and over. So it’s no wonder that, occasionally, some of those products come away with a defect or two, and a few cars need to be brought back for some revisions.

Pay attention; you're still in the driver's seat

On: Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 5:04PM | By: Arnold Knox

Pay attention; you're still in the driver's seat test 1-1

The dominoes are falling. On May 7th, a Tesla Model S strikes a tractor-trailer in Williston, Florida. The Model S driver is killed. On June 28th, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opens an investigation of Tesla in regards to the fatal accident; their main concern seems to be with the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) in Telsa’s Autopilot driver-assist system.

Thinking of buying a 2017 Ford Mustang?

On: Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 4:28PM | By: Gary P Garry

2017 Ford Mustang test 2

If you are thinking about buying a 2017 Ford Mustang, you would do well to implement a measured strategy so that you can act in a fully informed manner. First of all, you should gain an understanding of your credit rating. If you are like most people, you're not going to be in a position to pay cash for your Mustang, so financing will be necessary. If you go online to obtain your score, you'll know where you stand from the outset. This is important when you move on to the second step, which is an evaluation of your budget. The better your credit is, the lower your interest rate will be. If you have great credit, your monthly budget may be able to absorb a higher-end 2017 Ford Mustang.

Chevrolet to send off SS sedan with Supercharged model?

On: Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 12:50PM | By: Carl Malek

Chevrolet to send off SS sedan with Supercharged model? test 1-1

Despite its relatively paltry sales figures, Chevrolet's SS performance sedan has proven to be not only a good alternate to the dearly departed Pontiac G8, it's also a rolling showcase demonstrating the potential of the brand's performance engineering. If a new series of rumors is to be believed, the SS could end its production run with a bang.

Ferrari 458 Italia: A new stallion worthy of the name

On: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 5:35PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Ferrari 458 Italia:  A new stallion worthy of the name test 1-1

When it comes to Ferraris, any new addition is celebrated by its many adoring fans like a new child in the family. The only sad part about adding a new Ferrari is that more often than not, it comes at the cost of losing one of our favorites. The new Ferrari 458 Italia is no different.  With its arrival, we must now cast off one of the most beautiful and crazy fast stallions from Maranello, the F430. From 2005-2009 the F430 scorched streets and racetracks all over the world with its 483-horsepower 4.3-liter banshee-imitating V8 that pushed that car in to a terminal velocity of 196 mph. You had your choice of either a traditional six-speed manual, or an F1-style six-speed electro-hydraulic paddle shifter. It was a car that was called by some (including your author) as the most captivating Ferrari since the mighty F40. With such large tires to fill, the question is:  Is the new 458 Italia up to the task?   

Review of the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Last but not least

On: Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 10:59AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Review of the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace:  Last but not least test 1-1

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple decades, it should come as no surprise that SUVs are popular. Very popular. In fact, we would like to declare here and now that the SUV, of some type, is going to be around for a very, very long time, possibly as long as people still use personal vehicles for transportation. People love them and car makers can't seem to make enough of them. Every manufacturer has their hand in the cookie pot, because the profit that stems from these car/trucks make for some damn fine tasting cookies.

General Motors Is Blind to Pontiac Potential

On: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 2:34PM | By: Gary P Garry

Trans Am Depot test 2

Many young people today are completely unaware of the one time existence of the Pontiac division of General Motors. This division, which dates back to 1926, is named for a Native American chief who also lent his name to the city of Pontiac, Michigan. The Pontiac name became a deeply embedded part of the American automotive landscape for many decades, but the company decided to scrap the division in 2009 during the height of the financial crisis of that era.