Will 3D Printed Cars be the Next Manufacturing System Used

3D Printed Car

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has already spoken on the topic of the money wasted in the design and manufacturing of cars, but what he probably did not expect to see was a car that has been built completely differently.  Currently, and for the past hundred years, we have built cars on assembly lines with thousands of individual parts put together but one company is challenging this ide and showing us examples of how to build cars without using this production model.  This company is Local Motors and CEO Jay Rogers shows us how to build a car a different way. Read more

The Best from BMW

BMW Orange M3

As a company that has been around for nearly 100 years, BMW offers us the best ten vehicles in their history to admire and be amazed by.  The difficult part of this particular list was to pair-down the list to only ten choices.  So many amazing vehicles have worn the badge that has made BMW one of the signature names in luxury and performance for so many years.  With that in mind, here are the ten best BMW vehicles in the history of the company which has a long and storied history as one of the best companies in the automotive industry.

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Should You Drive a Full Size Pickup Truck in a Large City

2016 GMC Sierra in the City

When you think about owning a dog do you consider the breed, maximum size and the space the dog will need to roam and run.  For the most part the larger and more energetic the animal is the more space they need to run and get the necessary exercise each and every day.  The same is mostly true for vehicles.  A smaller compact vehicle is typically known to be a great choice in the city while the large full size trucks are better left to those who are driving out in the country or heading to a jobsite that needs these trucks. Read more

A Last Hurrah that Became Seriously Valuable

1987 Buick Grand National GNX

It’s not every vehicle that gains such an increase in value that it actually calls for a price that puts it in the rarified air of a collectible car, but the vehicle in question is one that was not built to be a collector car but as a farewell tour for a car that had not met sales goals for several years and was made to be the swan song.  Even though many times with collectible items we look for the first offering of an item such as a baseball card or an early printing of a coin or stamp, but with vehicles, specific years are what can make them highly valuable. Read more

2016 Dodge Dart: A European-Styled American Compact Sedan

2016 Red Dodge Dart

The title says it all; the Dart is a gorgeous compact sedan that answers every question in the class.  With it style and fun to drive personality it rivals the Mazda 3 and Focus.  The Dart also gives us a large menu of great features and setups to enjoy with ensure we have more options than the Elantra, Corolla and Sentra.  There is even a near luxury trim level that will make it hard to pass up and why would you want to, the Dodge Dart is the compact sedan that will surprise you and excite you at the same time. Read more

2016 Chevrolet Impala Continues the Excellence

2016 chevy impala

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

Time for a new Toyota Tacoma

2016 Toyota Tacoma in the Mud

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

Brawn in a Look You Don’t Expect

Chevrolet SS Sedan

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

Greater Twin Cities Honda Dealers Association Selects Tier10 as Marketing Agency

Twin Cities

MINNEAPOLIS, July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Greater Twin Cities Honda Dealers Association (GTCHDA) has selected Tier10 as its new agency of record. Tier10 was chosen based on its multi-channel and data-driven approach to marketing, and track record of facilitating enormous growth for its current automotive associations. The GTCHDA is the seventh automotive dealer association to choose Tier10 for full-service advertising and marketing support. Read more

Camry Special Edition for 2016 Gives Toyota Lovers Something Special

2016 Special Edition Camry

What do you do when with the best-selling sedan?  You find a way to improve it, offers something that may be limited, and give it some treatments that just might drive some great sales of a trim level that will easily entice and excite the public.  With Toyota you know this is the direction they have gone with something new and interesting for the Camry.  This new version will allow a select number of 2016 Camry owners to take full advantage of what Toyota can offer on this great new car and have bragging rights over their coworkers and neighbors who were not quite so fortunate with their Camry selection. Read more

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