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.
The return of the classic muscle car has been part of the imagination of the automotive industry in the US for the past several years. We’ve seen all three major automakers move toward vehicles that are more alike with the models of several decades ago to give us the look and feel that we’ve loved in the past along with what we want to enjoy on the road. The Dodge Challenger is certainly one of the most classic looking muscle cars that have been reinvigorated on the market of today. This car continues to provide us what we want to enjoy on the road.
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.
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
Is it a stud or is it a dud? That is as simple as the question gets but for many automakers this is what faces them when they are ready to take a car from concept to production. The idea behind a particular car is sometimes more enticing and alluring than the car itself. Other times we see production models that have too many problems right from the start, causing the manufacturer to need to go back and try again. There are still several auto shows yet to take place this year and many of the concepts offered may be case studies that are being done to gauge reaction while others are possibly the answer an automaker thinks they have for previous problems. Take a look at these concepts that turned out to be duds and see if you see a few duds coming out of the upcoming auto shows. Read more
When you head to a car show you are certain to be amazed by the various nameplates you recognize that will show themselves in production later in the model year or after a couple years, but what can take you by surprise and bring your attention to a halt is an interesting looking concept car. Some concepts are so far-fetched there is no way they are ever going to make it to production, but in other cases you can certainly see the potential, especially if the car happens to address a need we as a society are facing.
Every manufacturer from Chrysler to Toyota puts millions of dollars into developing them and they rarely make it to your local new car dealership, but they’re still interesting to see at the shows. With that in mind, here are several great concept cars from a variety of years. Read more
Each year car enthusiast get together in Detroit to cruise the Woodward Dream Cruise and show off their custom made vehicles. Some are older models that are older versions that have been tweaked others are simply the creation of the great imagination of the creators themselves. The only thing that seems to be consistent and fitting in this Detroit cruise is the display of amazing V8 muscle to power these brutes. What else could be better than a sunny Summer Saturday drive in a car of your own creation in the city that America loves to call home for the Big Three automakers and is the capital of automotive dominance. Let’s look at some of the offerings and what made them interesting. Read more
With the heyday of the American Muscle Car behind us but also being reborn, it’s good to know a few facts about muscle cars that you may have never known or heard. The 1960s and 1970s offered us some of the most powerful torque-rich cars on the planet at the time that you could witness racing on a Friday night at an open road to show whose car was the one that would come out on top. This era ended with the stricter emissions regulations of the 1980s, these cars were a thing of the past until manufactures started pulling more from less in recent years. Here’s what you might not know about muscle cars.
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
There was a time when Dodge used to make trucks. Don’t get me wrong – Rams are still trucks, but technically speaking, they’re no longer made by Dodge. If you want to be truly technical, they’re made by Fiat. No matter. The DNA of the brand is still in there and that DNA is still strong.
Take a look at this short and stubby bit of awesomeness. It looks like the type of truck that makes you want to hop in the back, hold on to the chrome bars, and hope the driver doesn’t make the truck flip. So gorgeous.