Friday, July 31, 2015

The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Though Volkswagen is not a luxury brand, the 2012 Tiguan compact SUV offers an almost luxury vehicle experience without the large price tag. Like its Audi siblings, the Tiguan comes with high-end features such as optional LED daytime running lights, headlights that pivot up to 15 degrees to illuminate corners in the road, a panoramic sunroof that stretches over both rows of seating inside the vehicle and optional automatic wipers that sense the presence of moisture on the windshield and adjust their speed accordingly. An optional Dynaudio stereo system is also available, with a 300-watt receiver, eight speakers, and digital sound processing technology that helps drown out any road noise so the music sounds clear even when traveling down the freeway.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The 2013 Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is a real American icon, and the 2013 model earns every bit of the Mustang’s reputation. In fact, the 2013 Ford Mustang is one of the best values for anyone who wants a thrilling ride they can also drive around town on a regular basis.

Monday, July 27, 2015

The 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo

Since it first debuted in the 1974 model year, the Turbo has been a popular version of the venerable Porsche 911 lineup. The 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo still provides the thrilling performance the world has come to expect from the model, thanks in part to its twin-turbos that work with 3.8 liter six cylinder Boxer engine for a peak output of 500 horsepower and 480 pound-foot of torque. Turbo S models receive additional tuning, resulting in 530 horsepower and 516 pound-foot of torque.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The 2012 Lexus LFA

The Lexus LFA represents the pinnacle of Lexus engineering and performance. On the outside, the LFA is wrapped in a body that communicates the car’s aggressive and athletic nature. Since a very limited number of the car was made, anyone lucky enough to own one is part of a highly exclusive club many other car enthusiasts would kill to be a part of. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Aftermarket Car ECU Tuning

A little over two decades ago ECUs or electronic control units were introduced to passenger vehicles. ECUs drastically changed how modern cars operate, making them more efficient in the production of power, pollution control and fuel consumption. A car’s ECU manages multiple aspects of the engine’s combustion process as well as several other functions. In fact the tasks a car’s ECU performs have steadily increased over time.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Car Greener

Most people want to go green, whether it's for an intrinsic value of helping the environment or a desire to save money, or maybe a mixture of the two. While there are plenty of ways to decrease your environmental impact at home, there are also ways to make your car greener. Despite what some think, you don't have to purchase an expensive hybrid model to make this a reality. In fact, there are some incredibly inexpensive ways to improve the efficiency of any vehicle, from an aging compact coupe all the way to a large diesel pickup truck.

Friday, July 17, 2015

The 2013 Subaru BRZ

2013 Subaru BRZ - Photos courtesy of Subaru
The 2013 Subaru BRZ is a rear-wheel-drive coupe that provides plenty of thrills for a budget price. Unlike other driver’s cars that have gained expensive luxury options that have also inflated their price tags, the BRZ provides an exhilarating driving experience for a much smaller monthly payment.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer Car Emergency Kits

2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder - image courtesy of Porsche
The Boy Scout motto to always be prepared is actually solid advice for everyday life. You never know when your plans can be dramatically changed by a series of unforeseen events. At the very least you might be inconvenienced, and at the worst you could lose your life. One area where you need to be especially prepared is when you take to the road during the summer months.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Tips for Purchasing a Salvage Vehicle

Purchasing a vehicle with a salvage title can be an excellent way to save money. While it's true that salvage vehicles can sell for thousands less than a comparable car with a clean title, you can also find yourself in a world of financial hurt if you don't know what you are doing.