Archive for March, 2012

Audi announced yesterday that the Allroad would be returning to America , this time based on an A4 rather than an A6, and now Volkswagen is testing the waters to see if a non-luxury off-road capable wagon could be successful.  Just like the Allroad you might be familiar with, the VW Passat Alltrak will be […]

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The 2013 Ford Explorer will get an Ecoboost engine, joining the list of Ford vehicles available with the high-powered fuel efficient engines.  The Explorer Sport will get the same 3.5-liter, 350-hp twin-turbocharged engine found in the Ford Taurus SHO.  In addition to the obvious draw of the horsepower in the Ecoboost engine, the Explorer Sport […]

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Jeep showed off a blacked out 2012 Grand Cherokee at the Houston Auto Show earlier this year and afterwards held an online contest to pick a name, eventually landing on Altitude.  The murdered out SUV was so popular that Jeep decided to make it a production model and add Altitude versions of the Compass and […]

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The 2013 Scion FR-S will start at $24,200 when it goes on sale this summer.  The $24,200 base price is for a manual transmission model.  An automatic will start at $25,300.  The 2013 Scion FR-S, which is the same car as the 2013 Subaru BR-Z, will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 200-hp.  […]

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Lojack has released a list of the most stolen and recovered cars of 2011.  The list is not representative of the actual rates that cars were stolen, but of how many were stolen and recovered using Lojack.  I acknowledge that it’s not an independent list, and is a little bit on the advertisement side, but […]

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The 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will start at $54,200.  The 200-mph, 650-hp Mustang Shelby GT500 can now be configured using Ford’s online vehicle builder. While there are no surprises in the options list for the 2013 Mustang Shelby GT500, there are some fun option combinations, like a mean looking black paint, red stripe combination […]

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Update: Mini has changed the name of the small 2-door SUV back to the Paceman and has released production photos. Mini’s Paceman concept vehicle (shown below) is a two-door crossover based on the Countryman, so it follows reason that the production version of the Paceman will be called the Countryman Coupe.  When you read Countryman […]

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There are only two small SUVs left that still have the aggressive, truck-like look.  If you’re in the market for a small SUV and don’t like the sleek, melty look of most crossovers, you basically have the 2012 Ford Escape and the 2012 GMC Terrain to choose from.  And you’d better choose fast, because for […]

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You’ve made it.  The business you built with your own two hands has turned into an empire.  Your money problems now involve a call from your salaried accountant who knows only to call between nine and five (lest he disturb your carefully calculated work-life balance), rather than collections agencies.  You’re well-to-do, and as a result […]

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Chevrolet has revealed the new Chevy Cruze wagon at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and in addition to giving buyers another option in the small wagon market, it looks good.  Giving the small wagon buying public an American choice, and not a retro one, the new Cruze wagon will add utility to Chevy’s second smallest […]

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