Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Top 10 Used Cars

The "Top 10 Best Rated Used Cars" from play-auto.net:
http://www.play-auto.net/2011/12/top-10-best-rated-used-cars/

Monday, December 5, 2011

10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars

10 most fuel efficient cars since 1984

CNN Money's list of the 10 most fuel efficient cars built since 1984:
http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/autos/1111/gallery.most_fuel_efficient_since_1984/?iid=EL

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

OnStar At Best Buy

OnStar rolls out at Best Buy
http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110721/CARNEWS/110729979

"Car consumers no longer have to buy a General Motors vehicle to get OnStar. An aftermarket version of the system goes on sale July 24 at Best Buy."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Under 20/Over 35

Cars.com's comparison of compact cars.

"Our goal here was to test cars that cost less than $20,000 and get more than 35 mpg."

http://www.cars.com/go/crp/buyingGuides/Story.jsp?section=Passenger&story=compactOverview&subject=stories&referer=&year=New

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Car of the Year 2011

Car of the Year 2011: Close win for Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf, the first full electric vehicle finalist in this contest, is the Car of the Year 2011.

Read more here:
http://www.caroftheyear.org/winner/Nissan/Leaf/2011_52/coty

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

BMW: Carbon-Fiber Bodies

BMW Recruiting Engineers to Focus on Lightweight, Carbon-Fiber Composites:

http://wardsauto.com/ar/bmw_staff_carbonfiber_110402/

Quote from the article:
"
Carbon-fiber bodies long have been used for Formula 1 race cars and supercars, such as the Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster, and carbon-fiber components such as roofs and spoilers are not rare on sporty cars.
However, the i3 will be the first high-volume car using the technology, which is based on a material costing as much as E20/kg ($13/lb.).
"

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Rental-Car Olympics!

This article gives a good comparison of rental car companies, with some humor thrown in as well.

“There’s a lot of debate on this subject—about what kind of car handles best. Some say a front-engined car; some say a rear-engined car. I say a rented car. Nothing handles better than a rented car.”

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparisons/11q1/rental-car_olympics!-comparison_tests

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

2011 Ford Explorer: 17/25 mpg

The redesigned Ford Explorer gets 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway according to Car and Driver Magazine, although this is with the front wheel drive, V6 version. More info here:
http://blog.caranddriver.com/2011-ford-explorer-v6-fwd-gets-epa-ratings-of-1725-mpg/

Saw a couple of these on the lot the other day, and they looked really nice.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2010 Christmas Travels

Made it there and back again, traveling over 3,000 miles via car over a long Christmas vacation. Our 2004 Ford Explorer drove great, and we hit 100,000 miles on the way home! We traveled through a total of 8 states from the Southeast to the Midwest and back.

See our updated trip log here.