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

Luxury Sport Excitement Epitomizes the 2016 BMW Z4

2016 BMW Z4

For several years the Z4 roaster has been a highly admired model from BMW.  The sporty style, luxury features and great performance have made the Z4 a car to be watched and desired.  As a roaster this little car could be one of the best cars to take on a road trip by yourself or with one other person.  No way will you seek out the interstates in this baby, you will be looking to drive on the curviest, windiest roads you can find while you have a great time admiring all the scenery and attractions along the way. Read more

Is Gesture Based Software The Next Big Automotive Thing?

Gesture Based Software Automotive

We keep getting bombarded with the latest in automotive technology. Apple has introduced CarPlay, Android has Android Auto, AT&T has announced the connected car, Google has built an autonomous prototype car, and simpler things like infotainment centers, and other car gadgets keep evolving at epic proportions. So is gesture based software in our automobiles the next big thing to hit the automotive market? Read more

Intel To Enter Automotive Technology Race

Intel Automotive

Everyday, it seems, we hear of another technology company that has typically focused on computers, mobile, and other electronics, entering the automotive space. Samsung, Google, Apple, Android, and AT&T, just to name a few, have claimed their stake in the auto industry. Now tech giant Intel, headquartered in Oregon, has made the announcement that they will widen their stance in the automotive sector. Read more

Off Roading Tips from the Experts at the Land Rover Experience Driving School

Land Rover Experience Driving School

With four schools in North America located in North Carolina, California, Vermont and Quebec, the Land Rover Company has brought some of the most sensible driving instruction to the US for off road driving.  For those of us who have never actually driven a real off road vehicle in the wilderness, just hearing the advice given by these experts seems so simple really, but the application of the tips is more difficult than you might think.  Here are four of the main tips from the Land Rover Experience Driving School which will help when you are driving off road to keep you safe and help save your life.

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Comparison: Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto

Android Auto vs Apple CarPlay

Infotainment systems are becoming the norm in vehicles today. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are invading cars near you everyday. Soon, they will be available in many models as either standard features or upgradable options. So what is the difference between the two systems, and what can you expect from either an Android or iPhone when you connect them to the infotainment systems in your car, truck, or SUV? Read more

Fun Equals Volkswagen Golf R

VW Golf R

Who is meant to drive the Golf R? Everyone would benefit from some time behind the wheel, but this special edition of the Golf will not fit in everyone’s pocketbook. Those who do pony up for the much higher priced R version of this small hatchback we have come to love will enjoy an awesome ride from Volkswagen that makes them say “Mercedes-Benz what” and “BMW who” knowing they have one of the best drives that has ever come out of Germany. In fact, even though the Germans are known for being staunch and stodgy (even though they brought us beer and brats) this car is certainly capable of being called FUN! Read more

Google Car Endures Accidents, But Who’s Fault Was It?

Google Car Endures Accidents

We hear it pretty much every day now in the automotive industry and on the news; Google car this, Google car that. There have been many who question the safety of the Google self driving vehicle, and those who are intrigued with its inner workings. Google has been putting the little robots to the test to see if they will be able to perform as they are designed to operate, and to of course, perfect the little autonomous cars to be road ready. Read more

Great Vehicles for Grads

College Graduation Cars

It’s that time of year again where we come close to the end of a school year and many high school and college grads will get many great graduation gifts to celebrate their achievements and a transition to the next step of their lives.  For those graduates some will receive  vehicles as the graduation gift from parents or grandparents, but what are some of the top choices to give graduates in order for them to have a fantastic vehicle that won’t cost them an arm and a leg to either insure or operate. Read more

Where is the Hot Spot?

2015 Ford F-150 Hot Spot

 While many vehicles may be overall best-selling brands for their class there are many that are favored by different states due to the climate, terrain, preference and equipment found on the vehicle. We all know the Ford F-Series is the best-selling truck in America, but there is over twenty-five percent of the country that prefers other models over the F-Series. There are also two states that show a huge preference to Subaru models which might not be expected. Let’s take a look at what the top selling vehicles are by state and why they are the most popular for that particular area. Read more

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