The Automotive Industry, Briefly

Month: September 2015

Why are Car Faces So Angry?

For years the front of the car, its face, looked either serious, playful or even determined, but more often than not the descriptions of your vehicle at the front was not of anger.  The face of the car resembled its character in many ways, offering […]

Yeah, Let’s Upgrade That!

Does everything in the automotive world need upgrading?  Can we not just be happy and satisfied with a car that can reach sixty mph in lightning speed with a performance to hold a hairpin turn at top speeds?  Do we really need to keep pushing […]

What Was That?

Vehicle Making Noise

We all know pretty much what our car should sound like.  We get acquainted with the familiar hum from the engine the roll of the tires on the road and all the other noises in and around the vehicle.  Whether you are driving down the road or just starting up your car you know what it should sound like but when the car has a different sound and shows off with an audibly unfamiliar noise that disrupts your normal vehicular harmony.  Many sounds are akin to an instrument being completely out of tune and will sound this way but do you know what these noises mean?  Here are ten noises you really should be concerned about on your vehicle. (more…)

Hyundai’s Tucson has the Right Mix

Though not as widely traveled as Phoenix, nor as naturally adorned as Sedona, the city of Tucson, Arizona weighs in as the 33rd largest state in the United States.  It’s filled with history, architecture, and scenic vistas and has generated quite a reputation for being […]

2016 Lexus ES: Comfort in Style

Lexus has become a brand name that thumbs its nose at the luxury competition.  Other automakers are wondering how Lexus is able to offer so many luxury features at the prices that the vehicles come in and they certainly are losing sleep over this issue.  […]

2016 Chrysler 200: Luxury  Features; Mainstream Pricing

2016 Chrysler 200

The Chrysler 200 has found itself a bit of a niche in the market.  When paired up against its direct competitors, the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata and Chevrolet Malibu, the 200 offers more for a similar price than all these models.  When you choose a 200 that is fully loaded, you reach up as close to a luxury model as you can get without actually having a luxury car, which makes the Chrysler 200 one that is full of everything you want with none of the stuff you don’t need. (more…)

Do you Know the 2016 Volkswagen Passat?

The Volkswagen Passat has been one of the most popular and highly lauded sedans on the market for us to enjoy.  Volkswagen has always found a way to make the Passat and other offerings great by having driver engaged cockpits and dynamic systems that make […]

Its Civic Time

The new tenth generation Honda Civic is a completely redesigned model that carries forward the name we have loved and admired for several generations.  Over the years the Civic has gone from a sporty sedan, coupe and hatchback to eventually fall to the fate of […]

Can You Keep 700 Horsepower Under Control?  Here’s How to do it.

700 Plus Horsepower

If you have never driven a car that offers over 300 horsepower a jump to 700 will be absolutely insane.  The first rule of thumb is to not try and test the performance or top power of these cars unless you are on a track with a properly trained crew and all the right safety gear.  Once you have these items in place there are a few things to consider before you take a car out to the track and see how well you can handle a full 700 or more of horsepower. (more…)

2016 Ford Fiesta: Inexpensive Variety

Just because a car is on the lower end of the pricing spectrum does not mean it can’t offer some excellent variety.  The Ford Fiesta is the least expensive Ford in the entire lineup yet you can purchase a sedan, five-door hatchback, or the ST.  […]