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Toyotas Make People Worse Drivers

March 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Toyotas Make People Worse Drivers

I’ve oft lamented the complete appliance-like nature of Toyota’s.  Their cars are boring and not fun to drive.  The recent recalls and problems are highlighting the dumbing-down of Toyota drivers all over country. People who don’t understand to use the emergency brakes.  People who don’t think to turn off the ignition because the car is […]

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527 – Rear Wheel Horsepower

October 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This fall I took the plunge and supercharged my GTO.  It is incredible! Here’s the video of the car. A big thanks to East Texas Muscle Cars for the great build. The car now has 620hp measured at the crank if you factor in a 15% drivetrain loss.

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Tags: Cars · Supercharger

East Texas Muscle Cars on Autoblog

September 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on East Texas Muscle Cars on Autoblog

East Texas Muscle Cars one of Texas’s premier GTO tuning shops has raised a bit of ruckus in the automotive world.  ETMC has decided to a V6 Camaro and challenge the almighty Nissan GT-R’s Nurburgring record. Good luck to Steve and the crew at East Texas Muscle Cars on taking down Godzilla. Read the full […]

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My Wife Likes Driving Around Topless

August 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on My Wife Likes Driving Around Topless

My wife is the proud owner of a Mercedes 2006 SLK 55 AMG. She has long been a fan of roadsters, especially the ones from Germany. I have been a long time fine of performance vehicles, stick a “M”, “S” or an “AMG” badge on my car and I’m instantly more interested.

In 2005 Mercedes sent their smallest car on a quest for larger engine. In the great tradition of the GTO, Mercedes found a V8 that would fit bit. The nice thing about the German engineers is they didn’t stop at just simply putting a 355hp 5.4 liter V-8 under the hood, no they gave the car the full-tilt treatment.

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Tags: AMG · Cars · Mercedes

The Cure for Car of the Day

May 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Cure for Car of the Day

First let me apologize to any readers of COTD there may have been, it has been nearly 6 months since my last post and I don’t see a lot more posts in my future. “Car of the Day” has been a problem I have had for years.  A problem that caused me to obsess over […]

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The Nissan GTO?

December 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Nissan GTO?

Regular readers of Car of the Day know that we at COTD are great fans of the new Pontiac GTO.  I’ve written plenty of info on the GTO.  One of the great things about the GTO was the amount of performance and quality that you get for the price.   Nissan has done a pretty […]

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The Lesser GTO?

November 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

In 2004 GM imported an Australian muscle car and sold it to the US as the Pontiac GTO.  It was 40 years after the original GTO was first introduced to the world.  The GTO may not have been the retro-mobile along the lines of the upcoming Camaro or the new Challenger, but it was true […]

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Tags: Cars · GTO

James Bond’s Car

November 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Today, Quantum of Solace, the latest James Bond film is released.  With the rebooting of the 007 franchise, Bond is back in a car from Britain, the way it is supposed to be.  Ian Flemming meant for his English secret agent to drive English cars.  For most of the franchise James Bond drove Aston Martins […]

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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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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

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


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