General Motors announced on Wednesday that it will be closing Saturn after a deal to sell the company to Penske Automotive fell through, according to the Associated Press. Penske Automotive had planned to keep Saturn’s current lineup until the cars were ready to be retired, then replace them with vehicles sourced from another [...]
Archive for September, 2009
The Texas State Fair is the place to be if you’re a truck lover. Last week, the new Toyota 4Runner was shown off, and this week, Ford unveiled the 2011 Super Duty pickup. The newest Ford truck will feature two new engines, a new console with lots of storage room and a revised grill [...]
Toyota has announced a recall on the floor mats of eight different Toyota and Lexus vehicles spanning six production years. The floor mats on these cars and trucks could cause, and may already have caused, an accident and should be removed immediately, and not replaced by another mat. According to Toyota, several popular [...]
Posted in Automotive on Sep 27th, 2009
The car or truck you drive can say a lot about you. The Toyota Prius says you’re an environmentally-conscious person who cares about reducing our dependency on foreign oil, while the Hummer H2 says you don’t buy all that malarkey. The vehicle you buy also has an impact on world economics. Buying [...]
The Ram has been Dodge’s pickup brand for a long time, and has become synonymous with powerful, feature-packed trucks. Right now, the Ram name is found on all of Dodge’s ½ ton and larger pickup trucks. That could all change soon though. According to Inside Line, the Ram name will likely soon [...]
Toyota took the 2010 Toyota 4Runner Trail grade model to the legendary Rubicon Trail to show off its offroad abilities.
Toyota showed off the all-new 2010 Toyota 4Runner at the State Fair of Texas today. The 4Runner has been a staple in America since it was first introduced in 1984 and helped spark the SUV [...]
According to Autoblog, some 2009 and 2010 Nissan Altimas and Nissan Maximas have been sold with faulty suspension parts that can potentially cause an accident. Apparently, the upper front strut isolators that were installed on 26,398 Altima and Maxima models can crack and allow the strut to shift. This could affect the [...]
Chevrolet has confirmed that the newly reborn Camaro will be available with a Z/28 package. The Z/28 Camaro is legendary, and Chevrolet has teased us with the prospect of a Z/28 fifth generation Camaro for years. Finally the speed demons, power-hungry and insane will have an alternative when the Camaro SS just isn’t [...]
It was widely reported that the giant killer Nissan GTR had some issues with regards to the durability of its transmission and Nissan’s willingness to honor warranty claims when the car’s electronics had been put in a specific configuration. That configuration happened to be the only way an owner could achieve the performance numbers [...]
The U.S. government has decided that the country needs to move toward smaller, more fuel efficient cars. The government has upped the mileage requirements for future cars and gave fuel efficient car sales a bump with the Cash for Clunkers plan. Even with legislative support, public demand for fuel efficient cars is going down.