There is nothing more enjoyable to most of us than a comfortable ride in a car that is made to be comfortable. The challenge with comfort is most of the time this is thought of as something you can only have on a luxury car, but the reality is there are plenty of cars that offer the spacious comfort you want in a price range you can certainly enjoy. When it comes to comfort, don’t spend all your income to be in a luxury car, go ahead and enjoy the right space and seating in a car that you can buy for under $30,000.
When we hear a story of an adoption from another country or from an orphanage we tend to feel a bit warmer in our hearts, with the hope and goodness that this story can offer. In this case, the orphans are the Scion models and the warm feeling is in the fact that Toyota has chosen to continue to develop and sell most of the vehicles that were part of the Scion lineup, rather than clearing out inventory and ending all Scion models in their tracks. The only orphan not to be given a home under the Toyota brand will be the tC, but the rest will come along to the parent brand.
Lifestyle choices can determine the need for a specific vehicle. In many cities ride sharing programs have begun and many who live, work and even relax in their city environment make use of public transportation as their mode of travel. While this is a great way to get around, unless your schedule fits the bus or subway exactly you spend a lot of time waiting around, when you could be driving and heading home after work to relax much sooner. For most owning a car when they live in the city they work in doesn’t make a lot of sense, unless it’s a car that is made for city driving.
We seem to be in a world that has ever changing trends which eventually make their way back around to us. The Buick Verano is a perfect example of this as one of the smaller cars on the Buick lineup but is one that still carries the Buick luxury features and great ride along with a highly efficient engine. While some people may enjoy the larger vehicles, SUVs and sedans have gotten smaller on the entry level portion of the market, giving us vehicles that are easy to maneuver and enjoyable to drive on any road.
The North American International Auto Show, also known as the Detroit Auto Show brings us a great menu of new cars for us to admire and desire. This show is the beginning each year of a full year of discussions when it comes to the concept models as much as for those that are deemed ready for production for the next model year. What we say this year in Detroit gave us a look at some cars that are ready to be enjoyed and some exceptional new looks that should show up with the technology we want to see and enjoy.
When you see a high powered sports car on the road or track your first thought is to wonder what’s under the hood. Many times these vehicles have engines that are made specifically for the car, but in some cases these engines were borrowed or shared with another model. What might surprise you is to learn that some of the most amazing sports cars we have loved had engines from some of the most mainstream cars on the road. This allows you to see what can happen when a car tunes up the engine to let out the performance the engine can provide.
Driving can be a pleasure and for those who understand driving and the feeling it should give you the electric power steering systems (EPS) are nearly an affront to their senses. These EPS systems are meant to give you improved fuel efficiency and make the steering overall better, but the electric motor often takes away the feel that you want to have when steering a car, especially if you are looking for some excitement to go along with your ride of fun and engagement. What exactly is steering engagement or feel and how do you achieve it?
Who knew the Mazda MX-5 Miata would create such a stir. For over twenty-five years this car has prowled the planet and has been the symbol of fun offered by Mazda. What the Miata has taught us thus far is that we don’t need massive horsepower to have fun. What we do need is the right balance between horsepower and the curb weight of the vehicle in order to offer the right dynamics to be fun and agile. This synergy has finally made it way to Toyota and at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month there will be a new Toyota on the platform.
The Jeep Wrangler has been a steadfast design and build from Jeep that has yet to be duplicated by any other automaker. This vehicle gives us the best way to enjoy an off road experience that can be exciting and active with the Wrangler. The wheelbase, tall build and exceptional entry and exit angles are exactly what make the Wrangler one of the most adventurous and enticing vehicles ever found anywhere. With that in mind there have been some interesting variations that have shown up in a lot of different places to make us wonder what is going on with this vehicle that has only had a few changes since WWII just to keep up with technology.
Over the years, there have been so many debates about whether or not car dealers should use landing pages or send visitors directly into inventory listings through their various advertising venues. It’s the type of debate that could go on indefinitely since very few companies have the amount of data required to offer a definitive answer and they’re not talking about it. Well, most of them are not.