Archive for May, 2012

Heritage is important to Porsche.  The company has sold the 911, which is a great car but not particularly exciting to look at, and hasn’t been for quite some time, based in large part on its heritage.  Porsche owes some of the credit for the 911’s heritage, and the love the car has seen over […]

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Chrysler group vehicles will be eligible for a n incentive offering no payments for the first 90 days of ownership.  Most Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Fiat vehicles will be available with the three months of no payments on loan deals up to 60 months long.  The deal, which started on 5/21, will run until […]

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Lexus will stop sales of the HS 250h due to slow sales.  The Lexus HS 250h, which is unrelated to any other Lexus or Toyota car sold in the U.S., will leave the market just in time for the ES 300h hybrid to go on sale in August. The ES 300h shares its platform with […]

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Ford has announced a performance package that will be available for the 2013 Taurus SHO. The 2013 Taurus SHO performance package will have stronger springs and dampers to help it get around corners faster and an upgraded cooling system and brake pads to handle the high heat generated by aggressive or track driving.  Another addition […]

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BMW has released images of the new 2013 3-Series Sports Wagon.  The 3-Series Sports Wagon will go on sale in the U.S. in Spring 2013. Europe gets the new 5-door Bimmer later this year. The 2013 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon will compete with the Cadillac CTS wagon.  Audi doesn’t currently offer an A4 Avant (their […]

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Porsche is planning a smaller sedan than the Panamera named the Pajun that will compete with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and BMW 5-Series.  The Pajun, which will start at around $85,000, will go on sale in 2017. Porsche is expanding its line to more thoroughly compete with premium competitors like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.  […]

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The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are obvious competitors for the Mazda Miata, which is a great entry level sports car and has had the convertible sports car market to its self for a while. The Mustang V6 convertible can make a claim to filling the niche, but it’s designed for sorority girls and everybody […]

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Cadillac has announced that the 2013 Cadillac ATS, which will be available this summer, will start at $33,990, according to Autoblog. The ATS will go head to head with small luxury cars like the BMW 1-Series and Audi A3. Cadillac claims the ATS will get over 30-mpg on the highway. The base 2013 Cadillac ATS, […]

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The 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 has run the quarter mile in the 11s in stock trim.  Chevrolet took the supercar-eating Camaro out to a track and laid down 11.9 runs in both automatic and manual transmission cars with stock tires.  The automatic transmission was (predictably) slightly faster with a best run of 11.936 seconds at […]

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Concept cars don’t normally have the greatest post-show life.  Most are non-working prototypes only built to gauge potential customer interest or show off a design theme the company is considering.  Even the working show vehicles are often crushed after their tours to protect trade secrets and to prevent them from ever being used on the […]

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