Typically the title or description of Economy Car brings to mind the thought of a set of hamsters under the hood on bicycles or at least something close to that for power. Normally you think of these cars and shudder wondering what you have to compromise on in order to have a car that will be the commuter mobile for you to drive. While many economy class cars are not powerful and have a negative feeling associated with them it’s important for you to see there are some economy class cars that are actually great to drive; here are some for you to consider.
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
In the days of the American Muscle Cars (1960s-1970s) these cars were built with one goal in mind; win a drag race. This meant the typical muscle car of the time did not have sophisticated chassis adjustments or tooling to make them great on a race track, but when it came to straight line power and speed these cars could not be beat. The muscle cars of this era had a two door design in a strong and powerful body style that put fear into the hearts of lesser species of automobiles. During this era muscle cars were actually very affordable but now many of these will fetch a high price. It might be time to take a look in your garage or out in the barn to see if you have a veritable gold mine hiding in the dust and dirt. Read more
We are in the midst of what could easily prove to be the single largest US auto sales year in history. If trends are correct the US market will hit 17.7 million units sold before the calendar turns to 2016 which is simply amazing considering only a few years ago the industry was struggling to project even 10 million. This is of course new car sales and doesn’t account for the certified preowned or other markets, which is even larger, but with such amazing sales we can certainly appreciate the awesome numbers we are seeing right now. Read more
Every year we see a long list of new cars come out and sometimes a short list of cars that will no longer be built. With these new offerings on the market it’s nearly impossible to contain the excitement that we feel before they finally make it to market. Before these cars even find their way to the dealerships we want to learn all we can about what they are capable of doing and how they will drive. Of course the actual driving of a new car is what makes it the most exciting, but until they reach the market and offers us a drive here are seven new cars that are coming out soon which you should be excited about and ready to drive for a lot of fun.
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.
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
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
For a vast majority of us, we will never drive a car that is our own that has over 200 horsepower. There are a few reasons we are going to be left out of the high-powered class of vehicles. First of all, most of us will certainly scoff at the idea of spending the money on a car that offers a high horsepower number because the shear price tag turns us away. Second is the lack of need, what will this additional horsepower be for and where can we drive it, so with practicality in mind it just doesn’t make sense. Third is fuel mileage. Less power typically equates to better fuel mileage, making it an easy choice between the two as we don’t want to be pumping gas 3-4 times a week for our power hungry V8 beast.
Because of all these reasons doesn’t it make sense to have something fun to drive that falls in our range of driving? Certainly many car manufacturers feel that way and offer several models that are both fun to drive and fall in the under 200 horsepower club to give us the fuel mileage (at least most of them) that we desire. Read more
Before you click over to the next article, take a minute and give me a few paragraphs of a chance. Normally talking about a chassis or bodywork would be boring and left up to only those who enjoy the technical part of a car as much as the overall look and feel of driving, but we are talking about the new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 which is exciting from every single angle you can find. Read more