We are in the midst of what could easily prove to be the single largest US auto sales year in history. If trends are correct the US market will hit 17.7 million units sold before the calendar turns to 2016 which is simply amazing considering only a few years ago the industry was struggling to project even 10 million. This is of course new car sales and doesn’t account for the certified preowned or other markets, which is even larger, but with such amazing sales we can certainly appreciate the awesome numbers we are seeing right now. Read more
When you have to play in a sandbox with the Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300 and Toyota Avalon you can expect to have some sand thrown in your face, but the Chevrolet Impala certainly has the ability to throw some back as well. The Impala is one of the only sedans in this class that does not offer AWD but it does offer a bi-fuel engine, a wireless charging pad for multiple mobile devices, a roomy interior and the most powerful naturally aspirated V6 engine in the class. Take that Taurus, 300 and Avalon, the Impala just kicked a big pile of sand in your face. Read more
With these two beauties as possible options in the nearly $30,000 range it’s hard to decide which one you might want to buy. You may be assuming someone would choose the muscle cars from Ford, Dodge, or Chevy that all come with V6 editions for this price, but these are made more for those who enjoy a calm cruise in the country rather than high performance drives that can be whipped around twists and turns. This means in this price range the choices are now down to the Hyundai Genesis and the Nissan 370Z which both offer high performance V6 engines, rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission to give you the performance you want. Read more
Anyone who has seen a Hyundai Veloster on the road, has either marveled at the intelligence of its engineering, or been completely perplexed by its appearance. The Veloster offers the feeling of a four door sedan with the body shape and look of a sports coupe. This is achieved through the use of a large coupe door on the driver’s side of the car but a smaller two door configuration on the passenger side that offers access to the back seat by using a small door. The overall feel is of a very intriguing sports hatchback that looks like it should pack a punch and the Veloster does just that. Read more
Each year car enthusiast get together in Detroit to cruise the Woodward Dream Cruise and show off their custom made vehicles. Some are older models that are older versions that have been tweaked others are simply the creation of the great imagination of the creators themselves. The only thing that seems to be consistent and fitting in this Detroit cruise is the display of amazing V8 muscle to power these brutes. What else could be better than a sunny Summer Saturday drive in a car of your own creation in the city that America loves to call home for the Big Three automakers and is the capital of automotive dominance. Let’s look at some of the offerings and what made them interesting. Read more
Why has the Toyota Tacoma been the same truck for nearly a decade? Because nothing else has challenged its dominance in the midsized truck segment for that time. After the big three Toyota is the best-selling truck maker in the industry with a huge lead over Nissan. With no midsize offering from Ford or GM for several years the Tacoma was able to continually be the leader when its next competitor was the Nissan Frontier. This meant only keeping up with the new tech that was going in and Toyota could keep using the same platform and building the same truck over that time. Read more
For several years the Z4 roaster has been a highly admired model from BMW. The sporty style, luxury features and great performance have made the Z4 a car to be watched and desired. As a roaster this little car could be one of the best cars to take on a road trip by yourself or with one other person. No way will you seek out the interstates in this baby, you will be looking to drive on the curviest, windiest roads you can find while you have a great time admiring all the scenery and attractions along the way. Read more
As one of the larger SUVs from Mazda the CX-5 offers you some size and features that you want that will make the best choice when it comes to SUV performance. When you take the Touring model that starts out with a starting price of $25,795 that can be easily upgraded to be a model that can give you more of what you want and need.
In a class of vehicles that easily sees more sales than any other segment in the entire market each year the sedan class is one of the most competitive and hardest segments of vehicles to keep updated and properly refreshed. In this class of vehicles the Honda Accord has been one of the most popular models for many years and across several generations in order to give us a car that has been a favorite of the daily commute. This mid-cycle refresh now offers a more advanced technology package than ever before and brought safety to the forefront of its focus along with an improved driving dynamics.
There is a car that shows up with the appearance of a run of the mill sedan and gives you the feeling that is not much more than a simple car that is meant to take you to and from work on a daily basis. If you mistake that badging or simply haven’t seen what this car is capable of the turn of the key and a press of the accelerator might just surprise you as you take off down the road and before you know it the car will have taken over and let you unleash your wild side when it comes to driving to allow you to enjoy some of the best performance in the sedan class. Read more