Infotainment systems are becoming the norm in vehicles today. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are invading cars near you everyday. Soon, they will be available in many models as either standard features or upgradable options. So what is the difference between the two systems, and what can you expect from either an Android or iPhone when you connect them to the infotainment systems in your car, truck, or SUV? Read more
With the heyday of the American Muscle Car behind us but also being reborn, it’s good to know a few facts about muscle cars that you may have never known or heard. The 1960s and 1970s offered us some of the most powerful torque-rich cars on the planet at the time that you could witness racing on a Friday night at an open road to show whose car was the one that would come out on top. This era ended with the stricter emissions regulations of the 1980s, these cars were a thing of the past until manufactures started pulling more from less in recent years. Here’s what you might not know about muscle cars.
Who is meant to drive the Golf R? Everyone would benefit from some time behind the wheel, but this special edition of the Golf will not fit in everyone’s pocketbook. Those who do pony up for the much higher priced R version of this small hatchback we have come to love will enjoy an awesome ride from Volkswagen that makes them say “Mercedes-Benz what” and “BMW who” knowing they have one of the best drives that has ever come out of Germany. In fact, even though the Germans are known for being staunch and stodgy (even though they brought us beer and brats) this car is certainly capable of being called FUN! Read more
The Chevrolet Spark “sparked” an electric vehicle revolution when it first hit the streets and dealership lots. The compact mini car has consistently sold around 100 vehicles per month since its inception in June of 2013, but for the month of April 2015, the Chevrolet Spark sold 920 units. That is a huge increase from previous months. Some think the reason behind the jump in numbers is that Chevrolet and GM recently cut the price of the Spark to $25,999 in the 3 states that it is sold: Oregon, California, and Maryland. Read more
We hear it pretty much every day now in the automotive industry and on the news; Google car this, Google car that. There have been many who question the safety of the Google self driving vehicle, and those who are intrigued with its inner workings. Google has been putting the little robots to the test to see if they will be able to perform as they are designed to operate, and to of course, perfect the little autonomous cars to be road ready. Read more
Even though GM has typically adhered to a calendar of generational changes, the new Terrain generation is not quite here yet. Instead of completely redesigning the Terrain GMC has given it a few tweaks to make it even more appealing than before. The Terrain is the second leading seller for GMC coming in only behind the Sierra full-size pickup truck, and has a strong female following, which might be a serious surprise considering its overall shape. Even with only minor changes, the Terrain appears to be able to continue to offer a spacious cabin, flexibility in use and the equipment desired by many in a tech-savvy world. Read more
It’s that time of year again where we come close to the end of a school year and many high school and college grads will get many great graduation gifts to celebrate their achievements and a transition to the next step of their lives. For those graduates some will receive vehicles as the graduation gift from parents or grandparents, but what are some of the top choices to give graduates in order for them to have a fantastic vehicle that won’t cost them an arm and a leg to either insure or operate. Read more