From the time we’re young, we’re taught that competition is a good thing. We compete in school to get better grades so that we can go to a good college, we compete in athletics to try and win games and show off our prowess on the court and on the field, we compete at nearly everything from eating to science and all that comes in between. If you watch a room full of people for a little while, it’s likely you’re going to see some form of competition going on at all times whether it’s being able to tell the best stories or being able to drink the most during the time spent in the evening together.
While the original Hummer H1 was an awesome machine with tons of power and the military build to take on nearly everything in its path, the follow up to this big beast wasn’t what you would have hoped. Many may love their Hummer H2 because of the look it gives them on the road, but for the most part, this is an embarrassing and ridiculous vehicle to drive, as Doug DeMuro describes in this video. The H2 wasn’t made to actually do what you want a Hummer to do and in some cases this follow up vehicle even offered you items that caused you to have less of what you want or need.
The typical EV model is right for you to enjoy the ride but comes in a typically small and impressive build that normally has an eye for added range from the aerodynamics and the style of the vehicle. With this limitation it becomes harder to believe that EV models could ever move beyond this and become powerful and efficient enough to be put in large SUV or pickup trucks for us to enjoy what these massive machines can give us when we want the right vehicle to drive for the work we have to get done.
Cars can be fun to drive and they really should be at nearly every level of driving. The car that’s the poster child of fun is the Mazda MX-5 Miata but that’s not the only fun car on the road. There are other cars that are fun as well and can give you the ride you’re looking for when you need a bit of driving therapy. These cars aren’t the fastest on four wheels and they don’t come at a high price making them some of the best cars to drive when you want something active and fun that can give you the ride you’ve been after.
Whenever an automaker announces changes in their lineup, especially changes that affect several models the idea that some aspects of those vehicles will no longer be offered becomes a reality. Most of the time the “out with the old, in with the new” concept is an answer to help improve the performance of that particular part of the car, no matter how much it was loved. One of the most loved aspects of the FCA lineup of Dodge, Ram and Jeep vehicles is the Hemi engine and what it means to those of us who want to enjoy the ride on the road.
When you see a vehicle that sounds like it could be a good idea in theory but once put into practice isn’t quite what it should have been you wonder why that vehicle ever made it to the market. While the Crosstrek from Subaru is a model that we love, the hybrid version never gave us anything special to enjoy which is one reason that trim has been cut from the lineup for 2017. This leaves us with a Subaru Crosstrek that offers us the most impressive SUV performance in this class with the full time AWD and higher ride that allows this subcompact crossover SUV to go places its competitors wouldn’t.
If we didn’t want to see something amazing we wouldn’t have shows every year where companies can show off their creativity and what they have piling up in the back of their minds. The SEMA show is one of the most creativity driven expos on the circuit today and allows us to see just what some automakers and many upfitter companies are coming up with to put on the road. This is the show where we see vehicles that have more of what we want on them and some that are presented in ways that we many have never thought about.
The Ram pickup truck with its large big rig front end has been around for a long time. Originally sold under the Dodge brand, the Ram brand was created for the truck fleet of FCA and has been a huge success. Time and again the Ram 1500 has been an award winning truck that offers up tons of equipment and capability for us to enjoy the ride. The only drawback to the Ram truck lineup right now is the fact that its aging and with a new generation it’s time for Ram to embrace a few changes that can be made to improve this truck brand.
There are those times when you look at something from the past and wonder “what were thinking” and other times when you’re just completely amazed by the fact that we could be entertained by some ads. Some cultures do still run over the top and completely crazy ads that capture our attention which certainly amaze those of us in a more subdued society, but at one time we even saw ads that were over the tip and seemed to be just a little too much. While this particular ad is in Spanish, it was one that captured our attention during the days of older Dodge models.
Infiniti is the luxury arm of Nissan and it’s a brand we’ve trusted for years to give us exceptional style and performance in vehicles that are perfect for the ride and offer us the dynamics we want. If you want comfort, quality and style in your luxury vehicle, the engineering inside an Infiniti vehicle can give you everything you want to enjoy on the road. As this brand advances and continues to make the improvements we want to see on the automotive market we may be in for a serious treat when it comes to what Infiniti has coming for us in the future.