Archive | August 2016

This SUV isn’t Hiding in its Name

08.26.16 - 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

The profile view of this vehicle is one of a car that has been lifted up on a taller stance. It seems to be a strange look to have a vehicle this raked to have four doors and set up on an SUV platform, but this is what the market calls for. Even though the first glance at this SUV makes you think a tuner was just playing around, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe isn’t hiding in its name and shows off as an SUV coupe in every way you could think of. Just look at the way the back is raked, it nearly appears to be completely devoid of headroom for any backseat passengers.

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The Perfect American Road Trip

08.22.16 - Cadillac Ranch

There is one road in the US that’s more talked about as the road to travel when you want to take a road trip. This road is not an interstate that will deliver you at faster speeds across the country, it’s a laid back stretch of road that runs the route from Chicago to Los Angeles to give you a long and enjoyable ride when you have nothing but time on your hands. The road I speak of is of course Route 66 and its worth every mile you drive on it. Here are five things you need to see as you travel on this long admired road on your own perfect American road trip.

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A Marriage Made Better

08.18.16 - A Screenshot of Some Video

Since the beginning of the building of the first wagon that was pulled by horses vehicles have been used to make it easier to move cargo from one place to another. This practice is one that has changed over time, but vehicles that are built today continue on this grand tradition of being able to haul products from one place to another, but there are times when the vehicles we purchase don’t have this capability.

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You Don’t Need to Warm Up Your Vehicle Anymore

08.10.16 - Snow-Covered Car

There is an old school of thought that says warming up your vehicle on cold mornings is necessary in order to have it reach the correct operating temperature. In some places you can still see this take place with people warming their vehicles up for as much as thirty minutes before heading out and driving to work for the day. While this was at one time a good idea, with vehicles of today you no longer need to warm up your engine at all, you can instead start your car and go and it will warm up on the way, which is actually better for your car.

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2016 Infiniti QX80: The Height of The Luxury SUV Class

08.06.16 - 2016 Infiniti QX80 5.6

Forget the Escalade or Navigator, the GL-Class and LX are yesterday’s news, what you really want is the Infiniti QX80. This big and bold large luxury SUV offers you the character you’re looking for with all the features you could ever want inside. Large, looming, spacious and active are all rolled into one package to give you a vehicle that looks great, carries a sophisticated charm about it, but can get down and dirty when the time is right to show that it’s not just fluff, this beast means business.

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Cars that Can Read Hand Signals

08.02.16 - Google Car

If you want a car that can read the hand signals when driving you might find yourself and your vehicle offended. The last time I checked there was typically only one hand signal used on the roads from driver to driver and it’s not a pleasant one at all. When it comes to the ability to understand hand signals the ones that matter on the road are those which are used by cyclists as they ride their bikes around. While I’m not exactly sure how many cyclists use hand signals anymore, these are important indicators of the intentions of the cyclist that should be understood by cars before we have fully autonomous vehicles.

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