Annoying Car Accessories

Annoying Car Accessories

We’ve all had that moment, sitting in traffic or simply waiting at a stoplight, that we see something on another car that makes us scoff or even to call out the ridiculousness of our view to passengers. While the annoyances are the same for everyone (clearly), each driver on the road has at least one car accessory that falls into their “most hated” category. What’s your least favorite?

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2017 Hyundai Accent: Serious Value with Impressive Equipment

2017 Hyundai Accent

For many years one of the most impressive selling features of the Hyundai lineup has been the long warranty on the power train. This ten-year/100,000 miles warranty has been offered across the lineup and given us what we want to enjoy on the road when it comes to peace of mind, but what if you still need more value? This is where the Hyundai Accent comes in. This is a car that comes to you as a stylish subcompact car that offers the ride quality you want and the equipment you need in a package that makes it easy for you to afford the price.

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Former Sinking Ships

Former Sinking Ships

The recession was a tough time for nearly every American, especially the families who were upside down in mortgages they could no longer afford on houses that weren’t worth a quarter of what they initially cost. However, the general public wasn’t the only group affected by the massive downturn in the economy; many businesses suffered as well. The automotive industry was one of the hardest hit in the recession of 2008, and many of the common American manufacturers found themselves in the pickle of taking a bailout, or closing their doors forever.

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Making Room for the Next Step: Volkswagen Atlas

Making Room for the Next Step: Volkswagen Atlas.

The Volkswagen brand is one that has been admired and respected for several decades and they have had an intuitive way of offering us more of what we want on the market for several years. We love the sedan and hatchbacks offered and even admire the SUVs that have made their way to the market. Recently Volkswagen has announced the want to expand their SUV offerings in the US. This makes perfect sense because the SUV market was the best-selling segment last year, but a recent announcement may leave us scratching our collective heads a bit.

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Mazda is Working to Make Diesel Cool Again

Mazda is working to make diesel cool again, starting with the CX-5.

For many years the diesel engine was thought of as reserved for trucks, especially semi-trucks as they trudge along bringing huge trailers loaded with materials to their destinations. At some point automakers started putting diesel engines into smaller passenger vehicles which meant more of us could begin to learn how this type of fuel worked. The diesel engine was originally thought of as a dirty engine that was used only for hauling and carrying but the tradeoff was a huge amount of pollutants in the air. As the diesel made it into passenger cars the only concern was whether or not this engine burned clean enough.

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If You Love BMWs

If you love BMWs

The BMW M3 has been known as the perfect driving machine for many years and it’s hard to argue with that claim. The M3 is a car that’s athletic, built with just the right balance of weight and power, gives you a dynamic steering system and suspension and is easily one of the most engaged with the road on the market. If you love the drive and the performance that BMW has to offer there is a place you need to go later this month to have the fun of witnessing what cars from this brand can and will do.

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The Number Game

The BMW Number Game

A lot of things in our lives revolve around numbers. We can choose a meal with them, dial our friends and family on the phone, figure out a budget, and pay for things. It’s all numbers; even computers speak in binary, which is numbers. While other car manufacturers are sitting around the board rooms and planning meetings trying to decide what to call their new car, BMW keeps it simple. Each one of their cars is part of a series, which is either named by letter, or a number, and buyers are able to shop for their preferred vehicle within that series. Pick a number.

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Invest in the Longest Lasting Vehicles on the Road

Invest in the longest lasting vehicles on the road like the Toyota Avalon.

Vehicles that last a long time offer us a value that extends well beyond the loan you might have gotten on the car. When you take a vehicle and start driving from the time the vehicle is new until it has well over 200,000 miles on the odometer you’re likely going to have driven this vehicle for a long time and for many years past the time when you’re paying the bank for the car you love.

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Are There Any Original Thoughts Left

05.31.17 - Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

Whether you think a copycat of something else is annoying or want to find out if the new version is actually better than the previous one the curiosity might get the better of you. Think about it, how many Spider-Man movies have we had, how many times can they remake Batman and do we really need more Star Wars? Movies aren’t the only place where we see things copied in an effort to have more technology than before. Even the more powerful versions of the cars we love have been repeated and copied over time.

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How Desperate do You Have to Be?

05.25.17 - South Dakota Police

The news has been filled for the past year or more with police officers that people felt were in the wrong because of actions caught on tape and released in a skewed sense of the actual events. Too often we’ve been shown videos that didn’t begin when the criminal was taking actions of their own, only when a friend or relative of the criminal felt it was right for them to try and show us a darker side of law enforcement. Even with this skewed view, the men and women in blue still try and serve and protect us to the best of their ability.

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