2016 Chevrolet Colorado:  The Midsized Truck You Want

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

When it came back on the market the Chevrolet Colorado did not offer a diesel engine at all but now it does.  For this new model year the Colorado not only ups the selections with the diesel but also increases the towing to 7,700 pounds and brings in even better fuel mileage.  All this might be a bit boring so the Colorado also adds the Apple CarPlay, a new off road package known as the “Trail boss” and plenty of great safety and driver assistance features.  The Colorado is certainly not a boring midsized truck you have to settle for but a great workhorse that gives you good fuel mileage and a lot of awesome features to love and enjoy. Read more

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

2015 Hyundai Veloster: The Sports Car That Looks A Bit Different

2015 Yellow Hyundai Veloster

Anyone who has seen a Hyundai Veloster on the road, has either marveled at the intelligence of its engineering, or been completely perplexed by its appearance.  The Veloster offers the feeling of a four door sedan with the body shape and look of a sports coupe.  This is achieved through the use of a large coupe door on the driver’s side of the car but a smaller two door configuration on the passenger side that offers access to the back seat by using a small door.  The overall feel is of a very intriguing sports hatchback that looks like it should pack a punch and the Veloster does just that. 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

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

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