What is greatness? It seems we keep finding new ways to define what really is great and with the widespread reach of social media many terms are used to define what a finite number of people feel is great. Greatness on a grand scale is not limited to the positive either; when was the last time you heard the term “epic fail”? Most likely it showed up somewhere in your social media feeds just yesterday. As we try to define greatness on a variety of different scales from the good to the bad, something that truly can be considered great may be an item we discuss on a regular basis.
Have you ever seen a dog with a bone? You can’t take it away from them if you want to keep all your fingers and they are extremely protective of the bone they want to eat. Mazda seems to be the same way regarding the Wankel Rotary Engine that has been used in the RX-7 and RX-8 for several years, but this engine faces a great deal of regulation restrictions among its many challenges. You might think after so many years of fighting Mazda would just give up on this engine, but we certainly don’t want them to do that at all.
Just thinking of these cars puts a smile on your face with the desire to find an open road or take them to the track. What these cars are called is special or homologations but what they really are is a group of race cars that are allowed to put license plates on them. When you have a car that can take off and lead the way on any race track to offer an amazing drive and impressive features in cars that are built to be a lot of fun to drive, admire and enjoy.
The new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has been revealed and is in its first stage of production. This will be the new minivan from Chrysler that takes the place of the outgoing Town & Country to be a minivan we can all admire and enjoy. This is a vehicle that has been shown to have the most technological advancements of any minivan and shows us what an updated and modern look should be. In many aspects this vehicle is boasting class leading ratings for many aspects of the vehicle but it does fall slightly short on one very important feature.
When you look for an SUV most of the time the thought is to find one that is an easy drive with the above the road height you want to be able to head off road. The Ford Flex is not the SUV you buy for heading off road, it’s also not the one you want when you feel like you need a small maneuverable vehicle. While the Flex is maneuverable enough it’s a larger box shape that is awesome on the roads anywhere. You can take this SUV through the snow and rain or you can enjoy the driving of this vehicle on the open road.
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.
If we define an active lifestyle as one where you enjoy the outdoors but don’t need your vehicle to travel over boulders for you the right vehicle is the Chevrolet Colorado. This is especially true if you are a person who makes their home in the city and finds ways to get away on weekends to some great outdoor destinations. Whether you enjoy skiing, mountain biking, surfing, camping or anything else that involves getting to the wilderness and enjoying the natural surroundings, the Colorado is the right truck for you to enjoy these weekend getaways.
In a world where every car has a new class and it feels manufacturers are trying hard to have vehicles that can easily fit into a variety of categories I’m not sure what a normal car is anymore. If we define a normal car as one that looks like it should be made for driving on the commute to and from work then we still have a large variety, but for the most part we all know what a normal car is. What we don’t know is that some of these cars are made to be exciting to drive and are capable of turning even the stodgiest of us into an enthusiast with a huge smile on our faces.
We have known for some time now that the SS would not be made after the 2016 model year as Chevrolet has pulled the plug on the Australian company Holden. That’s really too bad because this is one car that more of us should have bought and enjoyed driving but because it didn’t fit a specific mold it hasn’t been a vehicle that garnered a great deal of popularity over the years. With awesome power and the bones of the Holden Commodore this awesome car will bid us farewell at the end of this year as the performance sedan that is built to be awesome for the entire family.
As a world renowned company that has continuously produced vehicles that can go anywhere on or off the road to tackle some of the most challenging environments Land Rover did not ignore the fact that the compact SUV market was booming, especially on the luxury side. The Discovery Sport competes with the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60, but none of them shows the off road prowess of the Discovery Sport which was built to be on the trails and in the wilderness taking on Mother Nature and showing her who’s the boss.