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Review: the 2010 Pontiac Vibe
Review: the 2010 Pontiac Vibe

Besides the more angled windshield and the beefier wheel arches the Pontiac Vibe hasn't changed from the previous model.  There really isn't anything that stands out on the exterior, although the look of the car is fine for a small affordable vehicle of this type.  The performance has...Read More»

2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4-door Auto 4WD Angular Front Exterior View
Motor Oil Labeling: What It Means

The most common comparison used when trying to explain viscosity in motor oil is that of water and molasses. For the purpose of explaining viscosity in a very basic way in the automotive application we can define viscosity as the resistance of a fluid to flow. In the comparison of the water and...Read More»

Hyundai’s New Models: A Change for the Better

WhenI was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, it was obvious to those of us on the front line of car sales that Hyundai was the primary up-and-comer in the competitive automotive industry. It wasn’t always that way. Over the last twelve years this Korean auto maker revamped a tarnished...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
Passenger Van Review: 2010 Ford Transit Connect

It's difficult to put the Ford Transit Connect into one particular category. It has a small 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gets a mere 136 horsepower, and is more based on a car than a van. The van also doesn't have the option of a 15 seater like most others in its class. The Connect is not...Read More»

Car repair
Communication: The Auto Repair Minefield

Communicating in a car repair environment can be like an extended stay at the Tower of Babble. Not only is the vocabulary list technically challenging, its extensive use of acronyms makes an extended conversation nearly useless unless you can decode unrelated vowels and consonants strung together...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
BMW X3: What’s Up With The Cupholders?

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I was amazed at the number of buyers whose first question about the biggest and best model that just arrived on the showroom floor was how many cupholders it had. They weren’t concerned with advances in safety or design, horsepower or gas...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 535i xDrive AWD Angular Front Exterior View
Wagon Review: 2010 BMW 5-Series Sports Wagon

It's one of the best looking Wagons around--the 2010 BMW 5-Series Sports Wagon simply has stunning exterior features. The blend of sharp and curved edges are what make this wagon turn heads in a crowd. Although the design hasn't changed since 2004, it is still a classic BMW style that will never...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS
World Class Cadillac CTS

Remember when Cadillac was “The Standard of the World”?  With cars like the 2010 Cadillac CTS Performance Collection, GM’s top division may soon claim that moniker once again. Available as a sedan, wagon and now, in coupe form, the CTS can serve most people with its variety of guises. The...Read More»

2010 GMC Savana Passenger RWD 3500 135" LS Side Exterior View
Passenger Van Review: 2010 GMC Savana

The 2010 GMC Savana is most definitely a passenger van that will take on all others in its class. Whether it is used for carrying passengers or as a cargo hauler, this van does both very well. It is a functional vehicle without all the thrills and spills.  It is by no means a stunning looking...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Hennessey Bites Into 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

There is a point when too much of something is not a good thing. Too much coffee is never good; neither are too many hamburgers. Apparently “too much” is not in vehicle tuner Hennessey’s vocabulary. Next up on Hennessey’s chopping block, or chop shop, is the 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor...Read More»

2000 Chevrolet Impala
Gates Rubber Offers Free Belt Wear Gauge

In the late 1990s car manufacturers switched the construction material in their fan belts from neoprene to a synthetic rubber called EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer). Besides requiring the use of another automotive acronym, what the change accomplished was to produce a component that had a...Read More»

2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" 3HB Front Exterior View
The Vacation Of Torque And Batteries

Taking vacation should never interfere with one’s love of the automobile, in fact it should enhance it by giving the vacationer--that is me in this case--ample opportunity to look at cars and think about their societal value and advertising value, and not to think about how the car ahead of me is...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Top Five Ford Mustang Commercials

Closing in on its fiftieth anniversary, the Ford Mustang has seen many improvements, including more power, better handling, advanced safety features and improved fuel economy. Yet, with all of these improvements, the Mustang has not strayed far from its origins. Over the years there have been...Read More»

2011 Ford Super Duty F-250 2WD Crew Cab 172" XLT Front Exterior View
Ford One-Ups GM; F-Series Super Duty Now With Best-In-Class Power

Ford was not going to be left behind in the ongoing power struggle between them and the Chevrolet Heavy Duty line. Today Ford has announced that the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty line's 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbodiesel will now offer a whopping 800 pound-feet of torque and 400 horsepower...Read More»

2010 GMC Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 Angular Front Exterior View
2010 GMC Canyon Versus 2010 Nissan Frontier

These two compact pickup trucks each have various pros and cons. The Nissan Frontier has always been a respectable contestant in the market since it was introduced over a decade ago. While the GMC Canyon has a stylish exterior and tends to appeal to drivers who want a truck that is tight and...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon
Best Vehicles For A Family Road Trip

Road trips are fun and choosing the right vehicle could make all the difference to your ultimate driving experience. A family road trip requires a car to be safe, reliable, economical, and also capable of handling any road in its path. These top five 2010 vehicles are the ideal solution to all...Read More»

2010 Cadillac STS 4-door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Cadillac STS Review

The 2010 Cadillac STS keeps in tune with the same classic look as previous models. It's a large luxurious car that makes a permanent impression when it is seen on the road. The large chrome grille with the Cadillac crest at the front gives the vehicle a look that says the car means business.  A...Read More»

Fiat 500 Abarth
Fiat 500: Do-Overs Or Dead On Arrival?

As I was was busy savoring every bite of my life-shortening, artery-clogging, saturated-fat-laced lunch, knowing that the thick layer of mayonnaise was probably responsible for the seizing sensation going down my left arm, I thought to myself, wouldn’t life be great if we got do-overs? You know...Read More»

2011 Audi A7
How To Sell A Million Expensive Cars: Audi A7 Sportback And The Calendar

Few automobile-producing nations understand the combination of substance and style better than the Germans. Let’s face it--they have VW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and if you close one eye and have consumed 10 beers, Opel too. Germans know how to make not only a nice car, but a fast...Read More»

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