Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lost and Found

For many of the older generations owning a high powered sports car in their 20s was a symbol of freedom and the life of the open road.  As the generations have passed, many who are under the age of forty have never experienced this feeling of freedom.  Along with the freedom came the knowledge you could work on a car yourself in an age before advanced computerization and automation of every possible system.  This gave cars and the people who owned them a special bond that could only be broken by the need to sell these cars when the family starts to grow and times get tight.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

What is the Ford Flex?

The Ford Flex is a unique vehicle that really deserves its own market as it doesn’t really fit in as an SUV, a wagon or a minivan.  The Ford Flex offers a unique look that will appeal to those who need a minivan but don’t want one.  This vehicle will also appeal to those who are looking for a wagon performance in a larger bodied vehicle that offers more space for cargo and passengers to ride along.  The Ford Flex is put in a category as a crossover SUV, but it seems to be much more than that to me.

The Ford Flex has some specific attributes that make it attractive, but also some that detract from it.  Let's start by calling it a minivan.  It has the space of a minivan with lots of seating and plenty of power under the hood.  The Flex even has some great cargo space in the rear to carry plenty of gear. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

2016 Toyota RAV4 Electric Hybrid Specs

Toyota has produced the RAV4 for many years and it has remained popular over time. This April, Toyota introduced the 2016 RAV4 Electric Hybrid at the New York Auto Show. Toyota has been the overwhelming gas-electric hybrid sales leader in the US since 2000, so it is really no surprise that the RAV4 has been revamped in 2016 as an electric hybrid vehicle.

On the exterior of the all new RAV4 Electric Hybrid, you find a refreshed look with only a few changes to the front styling, LED lighting in the front, new rear bumper and liftgate with LED lights. Three exterior colors are available on RAV4 Electric Hybrid: Silver Sky Metallic, Black Currant Metallic, and Electric Storm Blue.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Virgin Mobile to Go Virgin Automobile?

AT&T and Verizon have claimed their stake in the automotive industry in the way of the “connected car.” They want to be able to connected their technology to homes and other products. This seems very logical since Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay have made their debuts into the market, but one mobile company wants a bigger stake in the market. Virgin mobile has announced interest in the Electric Vehicle segment of the market to compete with Tesla Motors.

Friday, March 13, 2015

2015 Audi Q3: Fun in a Small Package

The saying “ good things come in small packages” was originally meant to allow women to understand that priceless jewelry would be delivered in small packages but were some of the greatest gifts they would ever receive.  The same holds true for the all new Audi Q3 which is the smallest among the Q line of SUV’s and enters the automotive world in the luxury compact SUV segment.  Now owners can have a great luxury SUV in a size that is easy to drive, park and makes quick work of weaving in and out of traffic.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Plug-In Vehicles Featured at the Baltimore Auto Show

With a show full of amazing vehicles from over thirty manufacturers and the improvements of fuel cell powered vehicles the plug-ins made a huge statement.  From several different manufacturers the plug-in models shown offered a look at what will be coming around, especially when the 100 EV charging stations are completed on both coasts by BMW and Volkswagen.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bentley Continental: A Truly Ultra-Luxury Coupe

When your bank account allows you to shop in the realm of ultra-luxury the choices are few, but they are absolutely amazing.  The Bentley Continental GT is offered as either a coupe or convertible for the master of the castle to know they can be master of the road as well when this is the car they choose to drive.  With a badge that signifies awesome speed and truly exquisite luxury, the Continental GT is a fantastic choice for the ultra-rich to enjoy, especially on those days they choose to drive themselves to whatever destination lies ahead for the day.