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Top 5 Mistakes Made When Getting Cars Repaired
Top 5 Mistakes Made When Getting Cars Repaired

When you drop your car off for repairs you might feel like all the cards are stacked against you. It’s not an environment in which you have a comfort level much less feel knowledgeable. The whole process impacts not only your transportation needs but also your finances. So don’t misplay your...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer: New Age In Every Way

Let’s face it, I am not what one would term “cool” or “dope” or “wicked”, in fact the only way I could use the word “hip” when describing me would be in the context of hip replacement surgery. So, safe to say, when Ford introduced its 2011 Ford Explorer I knew things were in a new...Read More»

2010 Audi A6 4-door Sedan 3.0L quattro Prestige Angular Front Exterior View
New Jersey May End Roadside Assistance

On the heels of eliminating safety inspections for motor vehicles the state of New Jersey is now considering the elimination of the ESP program. That stands for Emergency Service Patrol. It is a 16 year old program that was initiated to increase safety on the roads by keeping the lanes clear and...Read More»

2006 Ford Ranger XL
Ford CEO Slips "New Ranger" Into Model Offerings List During Interview

Being the proud owner of a 1998 Ford Ranger, regular cab, 2.5-liter engine, five-speed transmission, and step-side bed, I was disappointed when Ford announced that they have no plans to bring the next generation Ford Ranger to North America. Granted, the Ranger has changed little over its 27-year...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto EX-L Front Exterior View
Best Honda Ad: Check Their Website

When I read that Honda had produced its ten millionth car at its Marysville, Ohio plant, I really had to stop and think what an accomplishment this was, not just from a manufacturing perspective, but also from an advertising point of view. Ten million cars is a lot of cars, even if it did start in...Read More»

2011 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan V6 Auto XLE (Natl) Instrument Cluster
5 Worst Car Slogans: Sarah Palin 'Refudiates' The Truth

In the grand scheme of automotive things, Sarah Palin really plays a tiny, microscopic role. Which is probably a good thing, because if she had a bigger role and influence, every car would have a gun rack. However, Mrs. Palin’s creative use (or abuse) of the English language recently, in a manner...Read More»

2001 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning
2011 Ford F-150 'Lightning' Could Be Revived With Modded EcoBoost V-6

Ford has announced that it will be updating the powertrain line up for the 2011 Ford F-150. Not only will the F-150 be receiving the 305 horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 Mustang engine, it will also get the 2011 Ford Mustang GT’s 412 horsepower 5.0-liter V-8. The last time we saw a 5.0 in an F-150 was...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta: The Honking, 2010

This is just wrong. Morally, socially, technically and in all other ways. This is what happens when society--hold on, let me rephrase that--automotive geek society goes unchecked and the robots and the geeks are in cahoots. This is what happens when computer geeks intermingle with automotive...Read More»

2010 GMC Terrain
Top Five 2010 SUVs Under $25,000

SUVs are great for commuting, for going on vacation, and they also make an ideal family vehicle. Sometimes it can be difficult to find a vehicle of this type for under $25,000. However, there are quite a few to choose from when you begin researching. These are the top five suggested affordable...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
Top Five 2010 Model Year Coupes Under $25,000

If you want a brand new 2010 model year coupe at an affordable price, now is the time to buy it. There are quite a few reliable and durable vehicles of this type on the market at the moment. When you are on a budget it can be difficult to find a reasonably priced coupe, but that doesn't have to...Read More»

car battery
Die Harder: Power, Juice, Thousands of Fun Watts

What is the sexiest, most appealing part of a car, you ask? Ok, no one asks that except for slightly deranged hot-rodders who fantasize over curvaceous sheet metal after having inhaled way too many paint fumes. So our next question is, what is the hardest working part of your car? Your engine?...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee: First Impressions

Last week I had the opportunity to join Mark Phelan, auto critic for the Detroit Free Press, as he reviewed the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is well crafted and vital to the future of the company. Chrysler is betting a lot on its first new vehicle since entering...Read More»

2010 Acura TL SH-AWD
Blind Spot Avoidance Systems: Take Your Pick

“Out, damned spot! Out I say!” What lady MacBeth couldn’t do, the automotive technology community may accomplish if their efforts to eliminate the ever dangerous blind spot come together. Responsible for possibly 395,000 crashes a year, the temporary visual black hole is now under assault on...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf prototype
What's Slicker, The Nissan Leaf iAd Or The Nissan Leaf?

Change is in the air. Less is more. Up is down. It's true, I read it somewhere on the Internet. Americans are actually buying smaller cars. Car makers are making engines with two cylinders and not 12. And in some cases, no cylinders, merely batteries that weigh hundreds of pounds, kilos or stones...Read More»

2009 Mazda RX-8
Mazda Comes Out With Strong, New Certified Pre-owned (CPO) Program

As an ex-Internet Manager for a major dealer who sold tons of used cars over the years, I make no secret that I’m a big fan of manufacturer certified pre-owned (CPO) programs. Consumers benefit by getting a vehicle that meets a higher standard AND gain long term protection through an extended...Read More»

SpeedFactory All-Aluminum 440 Hemi Challenger
Green Cars And Male Enhancement: Mine Is Smaller

Most men like to say “Mine’s bigger” or “Mine’s more powerful” or “Mine has more than yours, so I am better than you.” I am sure you can think of dozens of other macho kind of things that I can’t say anymore because I am a minivan-driving suburbanite who has a hairline that’s...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Spd AT Grade (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Truck Comparison: Toyota Tundra Versus Chevrolet Silverado

These two pickup trucks each have different relevant features. It's a matter of preference which one you choose, however there may be some advantages that will sway your decisions in one direction or another. To do a comparison on the 2010 Toyota Tundra with the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado we need to...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI
The Volkswagen Bug Got Into Me; Will It Get Into You?

You see them all over the road and driven by all types of people. The teenage girl in a Jetta, the aging hippie in a New Beetle, the family man in a Passat Estate, the Yuppie tech guru in his Golf diesel, and the tuner subculture rocking their GTIs with the sunroof vent popped, staring at you...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
Get To Work With The 2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT

One of Europe’s most popular commercial vehicles arrived in the United States late last year. While considered a fairly large van overseas, the 2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT is most certainly a little thing compared to some of the large commercial vehicles used for deliveries locally. The...Read More»

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