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Finding the right mechanic

Auto Mechanic

There are certainties that come with car ownership, and car repairs is one of those certainties.  No matter the age of a car, it is inevitable that repairs will have to be made in order to keep it functioning properly.  In order to complete routine maintenance, have your car inspection on a regular basis, and undergo necessary repairs, you will need to find a decent mechanic in your area.  For some people, the act of finding a mechanic is as emotionally taxing as finding a good accountant, hair stylist, and credit union in their area.  It’s a tough decision and there are many factors that must be considered in order the make the right choice.  Read More

Honda HR-V is appropriately sized for fun and family

2016 Honda HR-V Review

They say good things come in small packages.  With the amount of car companies answering the call requesting a smaller SUV than their smallest models, it’s not surprising that major automaker, Honda, has followed suit.  Almost every vehicle manufacturer has begun production of the ultimate crossover, a smaller version of their small SUV, due to increasing customer demand.  In a world where everything seems to be getting bigger, Honda has met these demands with the cute but spacious HR-V.  Smaller and lower than their very popular CR-V, the new HR-V sacrifices size without giving up much-needed cargo space. Read More

Lexus is still in love with the V8

Lexus RC-F

So many sports cars and high performance models are taking advantage of turbocharged engines to get the power they want.  Its seems like common sense in the fact that with a turbocharger or supercharger in place an engine can use fewer cylinders and still get the power desired from the engine bay.  These are lighter engines, which lowers the weight of the car an offer better fuel mileage than ever before.  But what happens when you just really want to enjoy the growl and the simple power of a massive V8 engine?  Can you still do this in the market we have today? Yes you can. Read More

When awards matter: The Motor Trend Truck of the Year

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Truck of the Year

What do you trust when you buy a vehicle?  If you are looking for a truck that has won an award and comes back into a segment it left a few years ago the Chevrolet Colorado is the truck for you.  For 2015 the Colorado comes in as the Motor Trend Truck of the Year giving us a truck that is a great size and has nice power but isn’t oversized, taking up massive amounts of space.  The Colorado has been completely redone and updated to come back into the midsized truck segment and be able to take over; with an award like this it certainly is on its way. Read More

Consumers get more for the money with the 2016 Subaru Forester

2016 Subaru Forester

Subaru has offered us some great off road vehicles that are typically equipped with the advanced all-wheel drive systems.  The Forester is no exception to this and shows up with  a taller stance for better visibility, roomy seating, and plentiful cargo space are some things that are not normally part of this class of SUVS.  The Forester also comes with more advanced features than the Ford Escape or Hyundai Santa Fe to ensure you can have a more engaged drive with equipment that you want and need.  The Forester is also an SUV that starts at one of the best prices in the segment to make it a valuable player as well. Read More

A Halo Truck from Ford

Ford Galpin Auto Sports Halo

When we speak of a halo vehicle typically its meant to identify the top model in a lineup and the one that the automaker will offer to bring the highest price and offer the most features.  Ford has made a truck with the help of Galpin Auto Sports that is not a halo truck, but instead a HALO truck to celebrate the release of the new HALO 5: Guardian game that will be offered for the Xbox One.  This is not the first time an automaker partnered with Galpin Auto Sports but it marks one of the most interesting vehicle offerings seen in a while. Read More

The Chevrolet SS The Powerful Sport Sedan Gets an Upgrade

2015 Chevrolet SS

The history of the Chevrolet SS is one of being a great car to bring moonshine across county and state lines and has its roots in what eventually became NASCAR.  With this kind of history it’s almost a shame to find out Chevrolet is planning to discontinue the SS after only a couple more years of production as it is really one of the only sedans on the market that can give you the power and drive that can be found from a model that looks to be plain and innocuous enough, but in reality has a lot hidden underneath. Read More

Toyota’s Sienna: Not the Typical Mini-Van

2015 Toyota Sienna Inside

The X and Y generations have been trained to believe that driving a mini-van equals the death of their youth.  Most of us are willing to cram two car seats into a car that can’t hold them, as an alternative to being the owners of a mom-van.  However, the mini-van has come a long way since the days of our youth when it was usually a bullet shaped vehicle with lots of cup-holders.  It’s no longer the complete and total personification of sitting with the uncool kids at lunch, it may actually get you to the good tables. Read More

The Dodge Viper ACR is speed unleashed

2016 Dodge Viper ACR Rear

The new Dodge Viper ACR is more of an engineering marvel than a speedster.  With a top speed of 177 mph you might feel impressed, but this actually makes the Viper ACR the slowest Viper ever made by Dodge.  Even though this straight line speed falls short of other models, this Viper is the quickest around the track because the engineers made use of massive quantities of downforce to allow the Viper ACR to corner like no other Viper model has ever been able to, which simply means the downforce makes it really fast around the track but slows it down on the straight line test. Read More