How do you Get the Engine Note You Want with Fuel Efficiency

03.17.16 - 2016 Ford Focus RS

For many years the standard engine for fuel mileage was a four-cylinder but there has always been a trade-off when you purchase a car with a four-cylinder engine; boredom. These cars often brought in minimal excitement on the road and from under the hood which meant we would not have the feeling or the sound we wanted. Of course, with any rule there is an exception and there have been some exciting four-cylinder cars that gave us the engine note we wanted to hear. These beauties have given us the sound we wanted to go along with an impressive fuel efficiency to enjoy as well.

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2016 Ford Edge: Giving You Several Options to Choose From

03.13.16 - 2016 Ford Edge

When you want a midsized crossover SUV you want to have the ability to make it your own. The Ford Edge is that vehicle. With the Edge you have a wide range of trims and options you can add to have the style and the features you want in order to feel comfortable and at home in the vehicle. There is plenty of room for the whole family and a generous amount of cargo space to allow you to take this SUV out for an adventure or on vacation with your family. The Edge is the perfect vehicle for nearly every family driving need.

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Upward We Go

Upward We Go

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

New Cars, Fun to Drive

2016 Acura NSX Coming

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.

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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

Can You Have Fun at Under 200 Horsepower?

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Driving

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

Chassis and Bodywork that is Simply Amazing

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

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

Heading South of the Border for Car Production

Car Production in Mexico

Ford announced recently it will invest $2.5 billion to build and new engine and transmission plant in Mexico. It may or may not surprise you to know Ford has actually been in Mexico for 90 years so far and currently produces several cars in the region including the Fiesta, Fusion Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. This new plant will bring an additional 3,800 jobs to the market in a country where Ford already employs 11,300 people. This is not a new idea, but one that is being seen more and more with automakers. Read more

Who is Revolutionizing AWD Systems?

Ford Focus RS AWD

Starting this discussion we have to look at what automakers have the greatest reputation for their AWD systems and the first name that comes to mind is Subaru. As the king of AWD systems, Subaru puts them in just about every model they build. Of course there is Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz all with great AWD systems in the luxury class, but so many of us are unable to shop in the luxury realm that these don’t affect us at all. What might not be expected is a dynamic and new AWD system to be found from one of America’s Big Three, Ford.

Yes, Ford has created an AWD system that will blow the minds of Subaru and the luxury makers and the idea is actually a very simple one. The shocking part is not really that it comes from Ford; they did create a truck with an all-aluminum body after all, but that it’s found in one of the most popular cars on the market, the Ford Focus. While the Focus is highly popular, a majority of them are daily commuter cars, but the Ford Focus RS shows us that that engineers and designers at Ford know how to have some fun too.

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A Ford F-150 Raptor, Done Shelby Style

Ford F-150 Shelby Raptor

For serious truck power you might consider moving up from the F-150 to the Raptor version to gain some amazing performance and power improvements. A truck of this caliber offers the style of a rugged and rough outdoorsman along with the power to back up everything someone could throw its way. Why on earth would anyone want to go a step further? Because they can, that’s why.

Introducing the new Ford F-150 Shelby Raptor to quench every thirst for truck power and performance. When Shelby chose to take the Raptor and make it even more who could have guessed what they would do to make it so? By adding additional supercharges to the engine and adding handling features that improve the control Shelby has taken its performance car roots and applied them to the best-selling pickup truck around. Read more

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