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
Years ago having a foreign automaker build a plant and employ American workers would be unheard of. Honda may have been the firs to do so when they started their manufacturing process here in the U.S., but they certainly are not the last to do so. Many American automakers have found ways to branch out and partner with European companies along with having their assembly and manufacturing in other countries. Even though this has caused a huge uproar among the United Automobile Workers (UAW) union, the simple reality is having manufacturing and assembly done much closer to where the vehicles are going to be sold makes perfect sense.
There are a lot of cars out there that look very similar. Design parody has become commonplace; perhaps it always has been. One of the most fun comparisons between similar vehicles takes us back to the late 60s and early 70s when the Toyota 2000GT and the Ferrari 365 GTB Daytona.
Don’t get me wrong – they aren’t that similar in appearance, but it was clear that the up-and-coming Japanese automaker took some fundamental design concepts from Ferrari to make their entry into the sports car segment.
Every year the Super Bowl offers a host of commercials for us to enjoy. Many are meant to entertain us and get us laughing at the antics and creativity that is found in these advertising spots. The Super Bowl Commercials have become so big there is even betting in Vegas regarding what companies will have how many spots along with discussions around many water coolers the next day in offices all over the country as to what commercials were thought to be the best, funniest, sent a great message or were just a lot of fun.
As the 2016 model year will be upon us very soon, many manufacturers have been busy trying to perfect the next brand of technological advances. At the same time, Toyota, instead of trying to create a new technology has been working to perfect one they already have created, a hydrogen-powered vehicle. With the release of the Highlander FCV-adv in 2008 at a price that was so astronomical it almost made people laugh and some cry, Toyota has found ways to reduce the costs of a hydrogen-powered vehicle to allow it to be affordable for a much larger crowd.
In comes the Toyota Mirai, a gorgeous sporty-looking car from Toyota. Anyone buying a car on looks alone with find themselves hard pressed to not fall in love with this little beauty. Starting at the front it has a very shapely and large grill that is split into three sections for optimal air flow, a narrow set of headlights tucked under a hood that comes down in an angle that almost appears to be ready to jump out and bite you. The hood to roof angle is low and appealing and the rear body molding gives the car a physique that is both strong and athletic. Overall, this car has some visual appeal for everyone, but it has something not many cars have right now.