All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘car’

2015 Corvette Z06: Chevy’s Most Powerful Convertible

’tis the season to be breezin’ down winding roads – radio up and top down – in your convertible. Just in time for these warm weather fantasies, Chevy lovers will get a chance to see the new 2015 Corvette Z06 convertible as General Motors Co. debuts it at the New York International Auto Show next week. Earlier this year, the …

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Ford Mustang Convertible Improved in 50th Year

April 17 marks the 50 year anniversary of the first sale of a Ford Mustang. Over those fifty years, Ford has sold over 9 million models of the iconic sports car, many of those being convertibles. While the convertible Mustang has been a staple in the United States for half a century, many complaints have been made about its construction …

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Spiders Gasoline Huffing Cause Mazda Recall

Move over, Porsche. Mazda’s got a real spider car. For the second time in just a few years, Mazda has had to issue a recall for North American made Mazda6 sedans because of – yep – spiders in the engine. You know, I always knew spiders were demons sent here to destroy us. The idea that some of them thrive …

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Mini Cooper: New Changes Attempt to Modernize

The first generation of the new Mini Cooper was released in the United States in 2002, and, since then, the world has not looked back. Sales of Mini Coopers have nearly doubled over the past 12 years, even though the car has not seen much change in terms of aesthetic or performance. In 2014, customers should expect that trend to …

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Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Has A $30,000 Price Tag

That’s right. Your friends laughed in the past at your pie-in-the-sky plans to posses a Mercedes someday. But you can take a ball-peen to that piggy bank of yours, because your day has finally arrived in the cramped backseat of a supreme German sedan. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Ordering up a Mercedes is sort of like ordering …

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Maruti Celerio Plans to Up Indian Car Sales

In America, a car with an automatic transmission is no big deal. A lot of us can’t even drive a car with a manual shift, and we’ll do okay in life despite that. In India, however, the case is virtually the opposite. According to Wall Street Journal, only 1% of passenger vehicles sold in India have automatic transmissions. The reason …

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Adoption: Only Hope For African Children In Crisis

Adopting a child from the Central African Republic (CAR) is challenging, no doubt, but it is one of the very few ways to help the children who are in the middle of conflict. An elderly woman, Pierrette, is running an orphanage in this war ravaged part of the country, taking in children of all ages in Bangui, in an effort …

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Car Insurance Premiums: 67% Increase for One Claim?

The internets are abuzz about car insurance rates rising by a national average of 38% after just one claim, but consider this before you begin bargaining with your tree shade mechanic about replacing your car’s entire backside. The uproar was caused by a recent report by insurancequotes.com, where the title “Making One Auto Insurance Claim Can Increase Your Rate By …

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Elf Bike: Cross Between Car & Bicycle

Mark Stewart turns quite a few heads as he makes his way down the road on his neon green ELF bike, which very closely resembesFred Flinstone’s footmobile. “It reminds me of when I saw a Smart car the first time,” said Joanne Bury as she came out of her home to get a look at the vehicle. “This is incredible. …

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Pope’s Car Makes Wrong Turn, Hits Mob

The LA Times reports that Pope Francis’ car took a wring turn yesterday and ended up smack in the middle of a mob of people. Pope Francis has been in Brazil for several days, celebrating World Youth Day and visiting different areas. He was headed to a stop in Rio de Janeiro, along an established and secure motorcade route, when …

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Dr. Phil’s Stolen Car Has Been Found

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has told the Los Angeles Times that Dr. Phil McGraw’s stolen car has been recovered. Dr. Phil, who is known for his Oprah spin-off pop-psychology TV show, had his ’57 Chevy stolen back at the end of August. The car was stolen from a Burbank auto shop where it was having work done on …

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Dr. Phil’s Car Stolen From Repair Shop

Who knew Dr. Phil was a car collector? The celebrity pop psychologist this week had his classic ’57 Chevy stolen from a car shop where it was being repaired. TMZ is reporting that the car was in the Burbank repair shop having transmission work done. TMZ states that the car, a two-door convertible ’57 Chevy, is worth $100,000. Though similar …

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