When an automaker brings back a vehicle after a long hiatus it’s often met with celebration and expectations of what the vehicle used to be. That might not be what we want to have when Jeep brings back one of the long gone but most admired names that have been part of its history. We’ve already been told the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will both come back to the Jeep brand but you shouldn’t expect to have the wooden sides and 1970s look that were a huge part of the signature look of these two vehicles, instead we will see something more.
Not that they actually went anywhere, but the Bonneville Salt Flats have been experiencing erosion over many years that has been attributed to mining operations in the area. The mining ins of the potash that is part of the underlying area under the actual salt crust of the flats. For years this mining has been slowly causing the flats to recede as the brine is siphoned through the underground aquifers that pump it out where needed. Unfortunately this has had a negative effect on the Salt Flats and for the past two years the Speed Week activities that are held at Bonneville have had to be cancelled.
When you live in a city there are a variety of noises that make their way around you on a daily basis. If you leave your windows open on garbage day you can hear the trucks and their airbrakes in the streets around you, if you live near stores and shops that have regular deliveries you might use them for your early morning alarm clock and when it comes to construction its likely you hear the noise of jackhammers and heavy equipment on a regular basis. Over time you might not even notice the noises around you in the city, but should you have to live with the noise pollution that takes place?
We see these large vehicles on the road on a daily basis as they are heading to their destination with their load in tow. Many semi-trucks are equipped with the most advanced technology and most professional drivers we can ask for, but even though these experts are behind the wheel is no reason for you to challenge one in any way. Even though you should always give semis their space we see people who just don’t get it on a daily basis, with that in mind, let’s take a look at why you should avoid certain areas of driving when it comes to these large product haulers.
Ford brings us back the Raptor for 2017 and it’s time for those of us who love to take a great Ford truck off road to celebrate. This truck took a hiatus for a couple years but comes back to us as a truck that we can love with a lighter build and more athletic performance than before. This new Raptor will be powered by a 3.5-liter turbocharged V8 engine to give you over 411 horsepower and make full use of the new ten-speed automatic transmission. This isn’t even the most interesting part of the truck though; it will have six different drive modes for you to choose from.
Do you want a car that shows you a style that is a signature of Britain and appears to have jumped out at you from several decades ago? If you do the price of any of the Mini models might shock you. While Mini is a brand that does deliver on the promise of great looking vehicles and a wide range of choices, you do have to admit they seem a bit pricy compared to what you can buy at the same size from nearly every other brand. Even though you could say “you pay for the name” I don’t see Mini as a luxury brand, making this a moot argument.