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.