The VW Group Protects its W-12 Engine

VW W-12 Engine

We love big power and the bigger the engine is the more power that can be pulled from it in one way or another. As the VW Group has a variety of powerful performance-laden supercars coming out of its production plants each year the need to have a 12-cylinder engine is evident. With new and more stringent emissions standards coming into force of the next few years the buzz was that the W-12 might not make the cut or have to be changed quite a bit. Read more

Where is the Hot Spot?

2015 Ford F-150 Hot Spot

 While many vehicles may be overall best-selling brands for their class there are many that are favored by different states due to the climate, terrain, preference and equipment found on the vehicle. We all know the Ford F-Series is the best-selling truck in America, but there is over twenty-five percent of the country that prefers other models over the F-Series. There are also two states that show a huge preference to Subaru models which might not be expected. Let’s take a look at what the top selling vehicles are by state and why they are the most popular for that particular area. Read more

Best Cars Under $30,000

2016 Mazda Miata on the Road

Everyone wants the best of the best. This is true when it comes to their cars, trucks, and SUV’s as well. Not everyone, however, can afford the exorbitant price tags that come with some of the luxury items they seek. What many don’t know is that if they look hard enough, they can enjoy some of life’s little luxuries in a lower model vehicle. There are some great cars available on the market for under $30,000. Here are some of them. Read more

Do Dealerships Really Need A Landing Page?

Car Dealer Landing Pages

Dealerships have been hearing the do’s and don’ts of not only social media, but best practices when it comes to their websites as well as external pages. It has conventionally been stated that landing pages are a necessity, but are they truly still needed in today’s online marketing strategy? The answer? Of course you do, but are your dealership’s landing pages effective? This is the real question. The goal of these landing pages are obviously get a consumer to buy instantly, but more likely your pages will convert traffic into leads by convincing them to “share” their information with you, but is your dealership doing a good job? Read more

Can You Have Fun at Under 200 Horsepower?

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Driving

For a vast majority of us, we will never drive a car that is our own that has over 200 horsepower. There are a few reasons we are going to be left out of the high-powered class of vehicles. First of all, most of us will certainly scoff at the idea of spending the money on a car that offers a high horsepower number because the shear price tag turns us away. Second is the lack of need, what will this additional horsepower be for and where can we drive it, so with practicality in mind it just doesn’t make sense. Third is fuel mileage. Less power typically equates to better fuel mileage, making it an easy choice between the two as we don’t want to be pumping gas 3-4 times a week for our power hungry V8 beast.

Because of all these reasons doesn’t it make sense to have something fun to drive that falls in our range of driving? Certainly many car manufacturers feel that way and offer several models that are both fun to drive and fall in the under 200 horsepower club to give us the fuel mileage (at least most of them) that we desire. Read more

A Redesigned Mini Clubman

2016 Mini Clubman

Showing up later this year will be a new Clubman. For those of you who remember or (God forbid) drive the older Clubman, this new version is a huge step up from the first attempt from Mini at a station wagon with the dimensions that Mini offers. This new Clubman will do away with many of the strange features the old one offered such as the rear hinged suicide door on only one side of the car and the size that was so small it could not be taken seriously as a station wagon in any country, let alone in the US. Read more