Archive | October 2015

What is the Future Car for Nissan?

Nissan IDS

The Nissan IDS is one that appears to be the futuristic car that Nissan is developing to give us a car that not only offers a great battery pack but can also drive you wherever you need to go.  The goal at Nissan and at some other automakers is to have a zero emissions and zero fatality car that can be the ride you choose to ensure your safety and enjoy the ride to and from your destination.  The battery pack put in the IDS is a 60-kWh battery and with some autonomous driving technology this may be much closer to a reality than you might think. Continue reading

What is the new McLaren 570S?

McLaren 570S

I hear the name McLaren and instantly I think of the P1 and the 650S which are both of the super and ultimate varieties from McLaren.  These models were made to win races, take over the track and leave all the other super cars behind with a wide range of statistics that make them the most active and advanced cars we can find just about anywhere.  Making their hay competing with the Lamborghini and Ferrari models while fully expecting to leave these competitors in the dust which means the expectation is that the 570S is a car that will compete with the Porsche 911 or Audi R8, but McLaren has stated that is not the consideration at all. Continue reading

Mitsubishi Puts it Out(lander) There

2016 Red Mitsubishi Outlander

Every couple of years, automakers refresh their most popular models.  They add new features, enhance the exterior to keep up with the times, and upgrade the technology.  During this remodel, they also use feedback from the previous year to remove things that didn’t necessarily work on the previous model.  When this time comes, automotive designers are incredibly hush hush about what they’re going to change, and how the car will look.  Mitsubishi stirred up a great deal of chatter when they decided to refurbish the Outlander, as they had become somewhat unreliable when it came to massive changes to their models. Continue reading

Sedans We Don’t Think of Often

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup

BMW has led the charge for great driving sedans since the 1980s when they showed up with the M3.  Others have followed with their own performance variants, but we often don’t think of them because of the notoriety of the M3 and the AMG performance models from Mercedes-Benz.  Even though these might not be your typical choice for a performance sedan, they can all give you the drive and performance you want in order to be great cars to own.  With that in mind I offer you ten sedans you should consider although many are going to be models of the past, but it’s still worth a look.

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Your Love for Your Old Car Can Go Electric

Porsche 918

The movement toward electric drivetrains what not as popular many years ago as it is today.  With the first offering of the Prius and then several others that have come along only to improve the range, the power, the fuel consumption we now have a world where a hybrid or even an electric car can be just as if not more powerful than what can be had with just a gasoline powered engine.  Take for example the Porsche 918 which has a multitude of power offerings from its drivetrain to find ways to up the horsepower for you. Continue reading

The Most Reviewed Sedans for 2015

KIA Optima 2016

Sedans are the largest class of vehicle on the market and offer the most economical option in most cases for owners to enjoy.  Offering great fuel efficiency as well as excellent performance and capability, sedans are general the most affordable vehicles not only to purchase but also to operate.  With so many sedans on the market, and general the vehicle that is chosen as the daily commuter car or the one used for running errands.  Sedans are great for a small family to enjoy and are easy to drive wherever the road may take the owner and their passengers.  Here are the top ten most reviewed sedans for 2015.

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Safest Hatchbacks for 2015

Mazda MAZDA3

Running the list from sixth to first, this half of the list all carries a higher safety rating than the first with all six having a five-star NTSA overall crash test rating.  These six hatchbacks offer not only the best in safety, but also have some great style and easy to enjoy fuel efficiency and even some great control features making them very enjoyable for any owner.

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Google Continues their Quest for an Autonomous Car

Google self driving car

Driving without actually driving is closer to becoming a reality than ever before, which makes the possibility of riding in your car while typing, taking a nap, reading a book or just relaxing a real possibility in the near future.  That is not to say we will see all autonomous cars that will be able to head off road and take trails on their own, but for now there is technology out there that allows cars to drive themselves on many roads and Google is leading the way as the only non-automotive car company that is working to create an autonomous technology. Continue reading