Porsche took a chance fifteen years ago by adding the Cayenne to their lineup to be the first time an automaker that was known for building high end sports cars built an SUV. Here we are fifteen years later and this SUV continues to be one of the most impressive models that we’ve seen on the market. This SUV continues to get better with age and makes a huge difference in the driving that we expect from the SUV market. As a leader, Porsche has found a way to make the Cayenne better each year and must continue to do so now that more top end automakers are bringing SUVs to the market than ever before.
There’s no way Toyota was going to allow Scion to be no more and not take on some of the models that have performed well for the brand and put them under the Toyota name. One of the favorites for many years from Scion was the FR-S and now it is rebadged to be the Toyota 86. This name comes from the Corolla GT-S from the mid-1980s that used the designation of AE86 and now that it’s part of the Toyota lineup we get to enjoy this model as part of the parent brand for 2017.
The Audi lineup has felt some changes because of the Volkswagen debacle and for this new model year the Q5 will not have a diesel model but it also won’t have a hybrid version either. This year the Q5 will gives us a pair of great models to enjoy in the base Q5 and the SQ5 to give us the comfort and impressive style of the Audi interior to go along with the performance of the high end engine and suspension that we expect from an Audi model that has been one we’ve trusted for years.
Don’t tell me you don’t love a great deal. When you want to buy a vehicle you know you look for value and try hard to get the most you can for your money, which is exactly what you should do. With this in mind, one company has taken their sports car and made it even more affordable for you so that you can have a car that’s what you expect it to be but comes in at a price that’s a little lower than it was last year. Amazingly, this company is Chevrolet and the car in question is the Camaro.
Over the years there have been a lot of transitions for the auto industry, most of the time these changes start with the midsize sedan segment. This has been historically the most competitive segment of vehicles on the road to give us excellent vehicles to enjoy driving. At some points certain brands didn’t change as quickly as they could have and the models almost got left behind to be replaced by other versions. Thankfully Chevrolet has finally found a way to make the Malibu more stylish to not only catch up with the rest of the midsized sedan market, but surpass the rest of the group.
It wouldn’t be surprising if you’ve never heard of the Nissan Micra because this car has never been sold in the US. This is a car that fits in the subcompact segment of the world and is sold in Europe and in Canada, but this car just might make its way to our Nissan dealers in the US with the next generation model. What makes this a special car and why should you know about it? Let’s take a look and see just what makes this a car that you should want to drive.
“E means Enough,” “the fuel gauge is just a guideline,” “I know my car,” are all things you’ve probably heard from a variety of people who have been stranded on the side of the road in one way or another. While cars of today will give you a ton of warnings when the fuel is low there are still many of us who ignore these warnings and still try and push the fuel to its last drop before adding more to the tank. This really is a bad practice to be in from a mechanical standpoint as much as from a safety one.
Many of us are fans of The Back to the Future series and admire the ingenuity that Doc Brown put into creating a time machine out of a DeLorean. This is a car that was made to be a sports car and offer a lightweight build that could go fast and give us the gullwing doors, which seemed to be a staple of 1980s supercars. The only problem was the fact that John DeLorean ended up out of business before he could get started, the DeLorean DMC-12 models became something of a collector’s item and a car that eventually stood for being the symbol of a time travelling device in Hollywood.
It’s still too early to have all your shopping done and you certainly don’t need to be concerned about the food you’ll serve yet, but with the holidays comes more travel and more time in the car than at any other time of the year. Whether you need to drag the kids around for the shopping excursions or you are preparing to head out on a long road trip to the family to see relatives you will have kids in the car that need to be kept occupied. It’s time to prepare to ward off their boredom now so you can survive the holiday travels in peace.
When it comes to driving one of the most important things to know is how to perform proper maintenance on your vehicle. While many of today’s drivers would be more likely to call someone for help and pay to have their car serviced, even for something simple, there was a time when vehicle maintenance was commonplace and more drivers knew how to fix their cars and stayed in tune with the vehicle, because they had to and because it was a rite of passage and part of the growing up phase of life to learn vehicle maintenance from the older generation.