For many years the diesel engine was thought of as reserved for trucks, especially semi-trucks as they trudge along bringing huge trailers loaded with materials to their destinations. At some point automakers started putting diesel engines into smaller passenger vehicles which meant more of us could begin to learn how this type of fuel worked. The diesel engine was originally thought of as a dirty engine that was used only for hauling and carrying but the tradeoff was a huge amount of pollutants in the air. As the diesel made it into passenger cars the only concern was whether or not this engine burned clean enough.
As the place where more cars are making their mark and showing up to debut what we’ll want to see on the market we’ve seen a ton of great supercars that have cross the stage in Geneva. Something has to be special for a relatively unknown name to make it to this show and be something we want to talk about and the Dendrobium from Vanda Electrics is a car that certainly gives us a great look and some impressive features that have made it worthy of at least one discussion.
Some cars get old and go out of style but others are the cars you want to drive and enjoy every day. These special cars are the ones we restore, the ones we keep in pristine condition and the ones that we want to enjoy on those special days when it calls for something better to drive. Whether or not these cars are worth much on the market is irrelevant, the cars you want to drive that have come around recently can be the cars you want to keep on driving for the next several decades. Take a look at some of these instant timeless classics:
While we tend to celebrate different automotive brands on a regular basis, the celebration of a company that offers the parts and features that make cars better and more enjoyable can be sometimes overlooked but not this time. When the name of the company is Mopar, which is a car customization company that’s been partnered with Dodge for many years, it’s time to celebrate. For the past 80 years Mopar has been offering the upgrades we love on our vehicles and has been a significant partner of the brands we know and trust for many years, making it an important part of our culture.
The Monterey Car Week gave us some of the most glorious vehicles that have ever been built to showcase and admire. One of the newcomers to the show that brings in an impressive history and shows off as one of the most impressive brand and vehicles on the circuit was the Aston Martin DB11. This show was the US debut of this new ultra-luxurious sports car that will be the next coming of the James Bond car that we all admire. Of course the DB11 wasn’t the only thing on display from Aston Martin during this show.
You bought a new, or at least new to you, car and want to keep it nice. Other than just being careful about who you let ride with you and what they are allowed to do inside your car you need to have a few tips and tricks on the right way to maintain the look of your new vehicle. Unless you want to take your car to the detailer on a regular basis it’s important for you to know what you should do, here are some ideas that just might help you save money and let you handle the job yourself. Read more
While the minivans from Honda, Toyota and Nissan seem to continue to be highly advertised and produced to sell with good comfort and style, the Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country are about the only family minivans still made by any of the “Detroit Big 3”. While you can still buy a new minivan for a good price, and if you want a new one that offers great features that you can load it up with to keep the passengers entertained there are some considerations you should make before you buy a minivan new.
Let’s face it, when you buy an SUV for the off road capabilities you still spend more time on the paved roads than you do on the trails. This makes it difficult to justify this purchase again when you know the ride is rougher on the pavement than it should be because of the off road features of the vehicle. If you want a smooth ride on the road and don’t expect to head off road at all, the right choice for a great luxury SUV that offers the sports car performance and a size you will enjoy is the Porsche Macan.
In the automotive world we see a massive amount of vehicles that are cancelled each year and sometime these cars are able to make a comeback to have another successful run. Normally cars are cancelled because of sluggish sales and a lack of manufacturer interest in upgrading and improving the model. For some of these vehicles the result is a massive amount of success at the comeback such as what we see the Camaro and Challenger experiencing but at other times the car should be left in the discard pile and not brought back. Let’s take a look at seven cars that should have been left in that discard pile. Read more
For years cars have gotten heavier because the new technology installed adds more heft to a vehicle, especially when you add a battery pack to a hybrid. In the past few years many automakers have worked to bring some of these weights down for the purpose of maximizing power and adding more fuel efficiency. You can enjoy more from a car with lower weight from every aspect, more power, more performance and certainly better fuel mileage and automakers can offer you smaller engines to increase the fuel mileage even more. To go along with that when a car is lighter and has turbochargers attached to the engine the horsepower can match higher cylinder numbers with smaller engines, giving us the best of both worlds. Read more