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Dodge Viper STR-10 ACR-X Coming To a Track Near You
Dodge Viper STR-10 ACR-X Coming To a Track Near You

Dodge is taking an opportunity before bidding farewell to the bad boy fave to make a lighter, tighter, meaner, and not quite street legal Viper.   The Viper STR-10 ACR-X is based on the already scary quick Dodge Viper, but with some significant differences:   First of all, there is about 160...Read More»

honda s2000 cr 2009 001
Numbers, Numbers – What Makes Cars Feel Faster

Anyone who has been around the block quickly knows that there is a world of difference between speed on paper and speed behind the wheel.  But why is that, and are there any legitimate shortcuts for the thrill seeker in all of us?   It turns out that the first problem is one of omission. Take...Read More»

2004 Volkswagen R32
Future Auction Stars - Cars You Should Start Collecting Now

Believe it or not you don't have to go back all that far to find something that is already commanding a premium and is becoming an instant classic. Sure, everyone knows that a 1963 Stingray or a 1966 Mustang fastback is a find. The funny thing is though, a lot of expensive collectors items were...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S
Gift Ideas From Free To Five Thousand for Your Favorite Car Enthusiast

In order from low to high, here are a few good answers to the question of what to buy that special car guy or gal in your life, no matter what your gift budget: High Gear Media websites auto news, reviews, and even what to choose all free! Wash and Drive Put a shine on their sled for only $ 10 or...Read More»

2009 Nissan Maxima 4-door Sedan SV Open Doors
How To Deal With the Dealer - Ten Do's and Don'ts for Car Buyers

So you have decided to single handedly save Detroit, not to mention, Nagasaki, Seoul, Stuttgart, and Milan by purchasing a new car. Before you put yourself and your dealership through hell again, here are ten things to keep in mind. This is for your sake and theirs. After all, they are just trying...Read More»

1998 Eagle Talon Esi
Teaching Your Kid To Drive

    Any parent who has tried to play driving instructor quickly knows what a challenge it can be.  Most parents settle for sending their kid to drivers ed, or signing them up at the nearest driving school.  And rightly so, if they do not have the temperament for it.  That said, if you go in...Read More»

2010 Audi A4
Eleven Tips for a Telling Test Drive

So you find yourself at the dealer and the salesperson, after copying your drivers license, walks over to a car, explaining that you can drive it as soon as it is off their lot. For insurance purposes. Looking at the crammed in narrow lanes between hundreds of unsold sheet metal, you think this...Read More»

2010 ford taurus 043
GPS Systems Find Their Way

In the beginning there was the map. And it was good. That is, if you could read it. And if you didnt run three lights and take out four Holstein cows while you were folding and unfolding it. And of course, the only way to update it was to buy a new one. That is, when one came out every few years...Read More»

2004 Ferrari ENZO
Five Common Driving Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Driving is a funny thing. You can have mad skills, be doing everything right, and one teensy-tiny error in judgment can turn your car and your world upside down. The statistics don't lie, and the stats say we fall off the smart wagon way too often. You can fill a large city with the number of...Read More»

2005 Ford Thunderbird 2-door Convertible Deluxe Open Doors
Shopping for My First Car - Lessons Learned Back in the Day

It was 1975, I was twenty, and Albuquerque at that time offered up a plethora of used automotive opportunities. I had a budget of $ 1,500 or less, and not much experience to draw on. A Plymouth Gold Duster with an automatic was my Drivers Ed chariot in New York, and a white 3-speed 1974 Camaro was...Read More»

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