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Entries from October 2008

Trailblazer SS

October 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

If you want nearly 400hp.  If you want 4 doors.  If you want it all for less than $20k, then the Trailblazer SS is for you.   With the bottom falling out of the SUV and truck market the Trailblazer SS has become the cheapest way to your hands on a LS2 powered vehicle.   […]

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Tags: Cars

Toyota’s Lame Names

October 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Toyota’s Lame Names

Well it should be no surprise that lame cars come with lame names.  I’ve documented on this site before the lame-ness of the Camry and even pointed you to the great Anti-Camry Blog. Autoblog has taken a little bit of time to produce the Top Ten Gibberish Car Names and I’m happy to report that […]

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Tags: Camry · Cars · Toyota

GTO 0-60 in 4.1 Seconds!

October 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This October 23rd was another trip to the strip for the GTO.  The location for tonight’s racing was the Texas Raceway in Kennedale and is billed as “the FASTEST little racetrack in Texas“.   It was a cool autum evening with temperatures dipping into the 50s at race time.  Thursday nights at the Texas Raceway […]

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Tags: Drag Racing · GTO · Racing

The Other Car with the LS6

October 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on The Other Car with the LS6

The LS6 was the first mainstream LSX engine to cross into the 400hp territory.  It was originally the engine for the C5 Corvette Z06 and was rated for 405hp.   In 2004 and 2005 General Motors took their top of the line V8 and slammed it into their smallest Cadillac and thus the CTS-V was […]

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Blatant Horn Tooting

October 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Blatant Horn Tooting

Not to toot my horn but….. On October 22nd, 2008 “Car Of The Day” has won the much-sought-after and higly-coveted internet award of BLOG OF THE DAY!!!  That’s right, it is so important it needs all caps.  So, it’s not a Nobel Prize, but it is our first award so that’s something.        […]

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Tags: awards · Cars · Miscellaneous

EarthRoamer XV-JP

October 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Ever want to get away? I’m talking about getting so far away that there are no roads, no hotels, no restaurants and no people.  As a self admitted car nut, I’d like a cool vehicle to help me accomplish that goal.   Well EarthRoamer has created such a vehicle.  It is called the EarthRoamer XV-JP […]

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Tags: Cars · EarthRoamer · Jeep · Miscellaneous

Fav 5 V

October 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fav 5 V

Here is another round-up of some of my favorite articles from last week: — so true — the Challenger gets an upgrade,+Road+and+Track+Test+Drive.html — I like the IS-F — sterotypes are based on fact — 0-60 is for slower cars and 1/4 mile is for the fast ones And a classic bonus from COTD — a […]

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Tags: Cars · Fav 5 · Miscellaneous

The Ultimate Sport Truck

October 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

October 16th, 1959 the original El Camino was born.  At Car of the Day we don’t spend a lot of time looking all the way to the 50s for topics.  The El Camino is about to be reborn.  And not simply reborn as half-car and half-truck.  It will be reincarnated as sports car — er […]

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Tags: Pontiac

Genesis Coupe

October 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Genesis Coupe

Hyundai has quietly been making better and better cars over the last few years.  Quality cars that are best know for good build quality and great feature sets.  The same way Acura did back in the 80s and 90s.  Hyundai is now bringing an honest to goodness luxury car to the American market.  When Toyota […]

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Tags: Genesis · Hyundai


October 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I was going to entitle this “Sleepers!”  However, I didn’t think it was proper to use an exclamation point after “sleeper”.  By their very nature sleeper cars are understated and very much anti-exclamation point.   Cars that fast without advertising to world that they are fast. Motor Trend’s WOT says this: Cars like this have […]

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Tags: Cars · Sleepers

Cobalt SS Sedan

October 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Cobalt SS Sedan

The greatness of the turbo-charged Cobalt SS is being extoled all over the automotive press.  It is a quick, slick handling, enconomy, and legitimate sports car.  The 4-door version is now available. says about the SS Coupe and a recent comparsion by C&D: Fortunately, the latest issue of Car and Driver includes a […]

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Tags: Chevy · Cobalt SS

Ram 5.7, Seconds?

October 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on Ram 5.7, Seconds?

Dodge has a new pickup for 2009.  Well it’s the same Ram, but the new body-style.   The 5.7 liter Hemi has been tweaked for more power.  390hp and 400lb-ft of torque.  The regular cab short bed version can get to 60mph in 5.7 seconds and pass the quarter mile mark in 14.4 seconds.  That […]

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Tags: Cars · Dodge

Fav 5 IV

October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fav 5 IV

Well its time for an another run down of some interesting autmotive posts for the week. – A Transporter 3 preview looks like Transporter meets Speed meets Crank. I’m in. – 38mpg and fun?,0,1847780.story?track=rss – The LA Times reviews a real Diesel sports sedan the BMW 335d with 425lb-ft of torque. – How about an […]

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Tags: Cars · Fav 5 · Miscellaneous

A Better Cop Car

October 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on A Better Cop Car

This week Police cars have been making the news. One of the big stories is the new and improved Dodge Charger police car.  The Dodge Charger is still a fairly new car when it comes to seeing duty for the boys in blue.   This is the first major refresh of the police package.  If […]

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Tags: Cars · Miscellaneous

Detroit 3 to 2?

October 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Detroit 3 to 2?

GM and Chrysler merger? This has been a rough season in the automotive industry.  Sales are way down across the board.  A person doesn’t have to go far to find negative news about the car industry. The New York Times is reporting that GM and Chrysler are exploring a merger.  A merger that would radically […]

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Tags: Cars