2016 Hyundai Tucson: A Compact Crossover on the Rise

2016 Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson has always been a bargain for many shoppers and has been given a reputation of being an SUV that makes a great choice for those on a very limited budget.  As it begins its third generation in existence, Hyundai is hoping to change this reputation by offering an all new SUV that still comes at a great price but has a decent amount of power, shows up with great style, and had excellent fuel mileage to answer all the questions asked and be a first choice for more buyers who felt they were settling on this SUV before.

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A New Mercedes-Benz at Frankfurt

Concept IAA

The Frankfurt Motor Show is better known as the IAA which is the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (obviously not an American English spelling at all).  This might make you think the new Mercedes-Benz concept car was named after the show, but it wasn’t.  The confusion is the fact that this new car is called the Concept IAA which actually stands for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, which might be a boring name, but it’s certainly not a boring car at all.

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The Wrong Decade but the Right Cars

Toyota Celica Supra

The 1980s was a very unique decade in the automotive world.  While the time was mired by cars that felt underpowered and less capable than ever before because of the massive emissions regulations put on the industry there was also a great deal of awesome vehicles that become the bedrock for the vehicles we see today.  The Volkswagen GTI was begun in the 80s as was the BMW 3-Series.  This decade also featured such high end exotics as the Lamborghini Countach and the Ferrari Testarossa both of which adorned the walls of many a teenage boy during this decade.  With the good in mind from the decade that wasn’t for the auto industry here are some of the coolest cars of the 1980s.

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When You Need a New Car

2016 Kia Cadenza

There is nothing wrong with appreciating an older model car and actually driving it until it won’t go anymore, but there comes a time when a new car can really make the difference.  If you have been driving the same car for the past ten, twenty or thirty years then you are missing out on all the amazing new technology and performance that you can enjoy in a new car.  With the 2016 model year nearly upon us, I offer you ten of the new cars you will see on dealer lots for this next model year.

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Comfort on the Road

Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ interior

When you ride on a long road trip or even have to get in a car for the purpose of daily commuting, comfort should be a key factor in the enjoyment of the ride and the overall experience.  Many luxury models have made comfort a primary focus where it used to be a secondary feature.  They have realized that drivers and passengers do not want to be cramped up and squeezed into their vehicles; instead they want to be able to get in the car and enjoy a ride that lets them stretch out and feel great about the overall experience.  With that in mind, here are fifteen vehicles which have been rated as the most comfortable on the market today.

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Camouflage isn’t Going to Get it Done

Toyota Subcompact Crossover SUV

What seems to happen when we are anticipating a new model of any vehicle?  The vehicle is tested somewhere in a supposedly remote location with what is to be a layer of camouflage over it that is supposed to keep us from being able to see what the car will really look like.  Such was the case with the new Toyota Subcompact Crossover SUV (yes, another one of those) that was seen testing with a Scion xB.  In no way can automakers continue to expect us to believe they really think they are hiding much at all from us with this covering.

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The Sporty Ford Focus ST is Exciting and Interesting

2015 Sporty Ford Focus

The Ford Focus ST is the sporty hatchback version of the Focus that gives us an exciting drive.  With a sport tuned suspension and higher end engine the ST is attractive with a sport styling and a low roofline to be a hot hatch that looks like it should be a lot of fun to drive and can handle corners with quickness and agility that isn’t found in even some of the higher end sports cars.  One of the most interesting parts of the ST is the slight bit of history of its tire story and what is offered.

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Car Hacking Hits BMW and Mercedes-Benz

Samy Kamkar

Hacking into car systems has been part of researching vehicles this Summer.  With so many cars offering only minor security from the different computerized systems in a car digital security researcher Samy Kamkar has developed many ways to hack into different car systems and take over control of several systems.  Thankfully, Kamkar is on the side of automakers to develop the necessary securities to make these systems less vulnerable; hopefully discovering the portals to which a system can be hacked before the hackers who are out to cause harm and eventual fatalities get to work on the different ways to hack into cars.

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Website Chat Opens The Door To Customers

Open Door

Choice of communication channels belong to the customer.  And some customers are reticent to contact dealers by phone or email and are not quite ready to visit a dealership.  They feel they will either be pressured to give out their information or they will be inundated with email replies and phone calls.  That’s where the anonymity of chat can open doors.

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