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Toyota Prius Passion Contest Is Ending
Toyota Prius Passion Contest Is Ending

In the U.S. the Toyota Prius has been around for ten years. Arising out of a Toyota document called the Earth Charter, the Prius went through five years of planning and development before its launch in Japan in December of 1997. The project was labeled the G21 project, picking up the designation...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»

2010 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van RWD 1500 135" Side Exterior View
G.M. Ventures Funds Bright Automotive

G.M. Ventures, the new venture capital division of General Motors Company, announced its first funding effort with a $5 million infusion to Bright Automotive. The Indiana based start up is building the Idea, a commercial plug-in hybrid van similar to the conventional gas Ford E-150 and the G.M...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 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»

2009 Infiniti M35 4-door Sedan RWD Wheel Cap
California Air Pressure Regulation

Even though there was a dust up over it in the last presidential campaign, it is universally accepted that low tire pressure negatively affects gas mileage. The Ecology Department of Washington State University estimated that for every 1 psi of under inflation in each of your tires your gas mileage...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 Chevrolet Malibu
Cheeseburger In Gas Tank: How Can That Happen?

A Rock Hill South Carolina woman found a cheeseburger in her gas tank. That’s right, a number of TV stations and the local newspaper reported in their online editions that it cost the owner $1,000 to have a cheeseburger and pickle removed from her gas tank. The account said that she filed a...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»

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»

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»

2010 Hyundai Sonata
Car Dealer Tricks: Monthly Payments VS. Purchase Price - Part II

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, the customers who got the best deals almost always focused on the selling price of the car, and not on monthly payments. Why? Let’s take the example of Bob, who is trading in a large SUV on a fuel efficient, basic sedan. Bob tells his...Read More»

2008 Hyundai Elantra 4-door Sedan Auto SE Angular Front Exterior View
Car Dealer Tricks: Monthly Payments VS. Purchase Price - Part I

As the economic downturn continues to play havoc on a national scale, individuals are being forced to reduce expenses to simply stay afloat financially. A major monthly expense for many Americans is the cost to operate their primary vehicle. This can include car payments, maintenance costs...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»

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