The Automotive Industry, Briefly

Month: April 2015

Iconic Cars And What They Went For At Auction

Car collectors and those who just love nostalgic vehicles are always looking for a deal. Many iconic vehicles and classic cars are sold at auction. Some may be there to raise money for charity, and some car owners may be looking to make a buck, […]

Focused on Families: Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi vehicles aren’t as well-known as other Japanese cars, but they’ve certainly amassed a cross-section of very loyal fans. Over the years, they’ve produced some very popular models of reliable and attractive cars, and have continued to slowly, but surely, gain popularity in the United […]

The Lexus RX Just Got Better

2016 Lexus RX

How do you improve upon the bestselling offering Lexus has? Add a bolder style, more standard power, new comfort and convenience touches and enhance the safety system. By doing this, the Lexus RX is expected to move the needle even though it is already the bestselling model in the Lexus stable, this SUV is expected to run free and sell more than ever especially since it has to play in a segment that includes the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and Infiniti QX50. (more…)

2015 Toyota Camry Specs

The Toyota Camry has been a popular sedan in the Toyota lineup for decades. The 2015 Camry is no exception to this rule. With a beginning MSRP of only $22,970 and estimated MPG of 25 in the city and 35 on the highway, it sports […]

Why Should You Buy a Chevy?

Chevrolet has undergone so many changes over the years it’s hard to keep track of what has taken place. When the economic crisis hit in 2008 Chevrolet seemed to be offering products that were basically gas-guzzling models and with the huge price increase for gas […]

Bringing Back the Elegance of Large Luxury Sedan Driving

2016 Cadillac CT6 Unveiled

Cadillac is trying to seriously take over the luxury car industry by offering something awesome in each and every category. As part of a $12 billion investment program that will showcase eight new vehicles from now to 2020, Cadillac is heading down a bold path that brings style, grace, elegance, sophistication and a lot of attitude to the entire lineup. As with anything that is going to start giving a huge return on the investment, Cadillac will begin with the new flagship sedan in the form of the 2016 CT6 which is truly a major advancement in large luxury sedan driving. (more…)

2015 Chevrolet Traverse Details

The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is packed with comfort, technology, and style. With a starting MSRP of just $30,995 and room for up to 8 passengers, Traverse is the versatile crossover vehicle you have been looking for. It has an estimated MPG of 17 in the […]

The New Civic Stole the Show in New York

Normally, there are several cars that can make a claim of having generated the most buzz at any particular auto show. At the New York Auto Show, it wasn’t even close. Everyone’s talking about the new Honda Civic “concept” and it’s not just because of […]

Dispelling the Mid-Life Crisis Stereotype

Mid-Life Crisis Car

So what is the Mid-Life Crisis Stereotype? We have seen it, television and movies have portrayed it, generally speaking this stereotype is cast in the form of a very successful man who is getting on in years and is feeling less than adequate due to hair loss, weight gain or other signs that their lives are nearing the halfway mark or beyond. In the theatrical depictions, these men typically make a large purchase that is unnecessary and only makes them look overall very silly. This purchase is generally a type of sports car, one they may have desired all their lives and have never been able to afford until now.

Because it’s been part of our culture in the movies and on television it must be a true reflection of what actually happens in life right? Not a chance. According to CarMax, who conducted a survey regarding this stereotype, only one in five potential buyers who feel they are experiencing a mid-life crisis will actually choose a sports car. The report also shows seventeen percent would choose an SUV and about fifteen percent would pick a sedan of some sort.

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