What Happened When Opel was Cool?

01.21.16 - Opel Logo

Did you know Opel was cool at one time? This was a car company that made its own form of a GT which was a car that was just as sporty as some of the best made sports cars of the era before. This sports car was actually a car that made a full production run from 1968 until 1973 and looked a lot like a shrunk down version of the Corvette of the time. This little car was quick, offering us a top speed of 115 mph this was a car you wanted to buy and it was even sold in the United States.

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Is Lexus Boring?

01.18.16 - Lexus LC 500

Lexus has been a leader in the luxury car world for many years, but several years ago the CEO started to receive letters telling him the cars were boring. He agreed with this assessment of the Lexus cars and decided he would do what is needed to keep the word boring out of sentences that described the Lexus models. Shortly after this announcement Lexus brought in the first GS sedan that featured the spindle grill and the basking shark intakes while also offering some great looking curves. This was a new look, but somehow this new look caused Lexus to lose its leader position in the market to the likes of Mercedes- Benz, BMW and Audi.

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Lemon Law Advice

01.15.16 - Broken Car

The term Lemon Law is used to describe a vehicle that does not work properly or in accordance with the standards set in place by the vehicle manufacturer. When you buy a car, truck, van or SUV you typically receive some form of warranty, which is much more if the vehicle is new. These laws are in place to protect you, the consumer from entering into a bad deal where the vehicle cannot be repaired after only being driven a short distance or before the manufacturer’s warranty expires, but there are some things you need to know about the Lemon Law to help you in dealing with a manufacturer or dealership.

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Is it Time to Embrace Turbocharging

01.12.16 - 2015 Ferrari F12berlinetta

Turbocharging used to be a bad word and for those of us who are called purists it still is. The use of turbo to improve the power of a vehicle, which also improves the overall fuel mileage, seems to be rampant in the automotive world, especially for cars that are meant to be sports models. Thankfully, for those who love a naturally aspirated engine, there are still some great cars to drive when it comes to actual horsepower from these engines that seem to be dying out. Here are several that you can find and still enjoy the old-school charm of cars that are powered by a more original form of propulsion.

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Why Cars of Today are Safer than Those of Many Years Ago

01.09.16 - Automatic Braking System

Cars that are put on the market today have become increasingly safer to drive.  We have discussed the benefit of different driver assistance features on most of the cars we have on the market and with the fact that the automatic braking will be part of cars starting in 2019 as a standard feature there are still features of the cars we see today that create the ability for you to survive in a crash.  This doesn’t come from advanced electronics but from the structure put inside the car for the purpose of creating a way for you to survive.

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What Will You Do With Your Time

01.06.16 - Volvo Concept 26

There has been discussion after discussion regarding the possibility and reality of autonomous vehicles and the driving they will provide.  If this ever becomes a reality of driving for us, many will love the idea of catching a nap on the way to the office, relaxing after a long day, reading a book or even connecting to social media to stay up to date with friends.  There may be many activities you can do while sitting in the front seat when the car doesn’t need to you drive and one of those activities could certainly be watching a video along the route.

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Keep Your Brute on the Road

01.03.16 - 2016 Ford F-150

Whether you just purchased a new truck or you have bought a great used model there are many things you need to do in order to keep your truck running right and on the road for a long time.  Trucks like the Ford F-150 and others are made to be rugged and tough from every vantage point, but they do need your loving car in order to be able to continue to perform for you.  With these tips you should be able to enjoy your truck for many years and see just how many hundreds of thousands of miles you can put on your trusty steed Read more

For the Purist, Drive the 2016 Porsche Cayman

01.01.16 - 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4

Driving for the sheer joy of driving is still possible, even in the world of advanced electronics that have taken away much of the functions of driving, if you have the right car to drive.  Most of the sports cars today, including the often lauded Porsche 911 have so many electronic devices that handle the shifting, the steering adjustments and the power inputs in order to give you the best performance from the car, but when you want to actually see what your driving talents can do you want to drive the Porsche Cayman.

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