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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

BMW M Coupe

October 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on BMW M Coupe

One of my favorite cars of all time was the BMW M Coupe.  I lusted after, shopped for and test drove this ultra rare BMW. This car was only made for 4 short years and less than 3000 came to the US.  Only 690 got the newer M3’s engine rated at 315hp.  That is a […]

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Tags: BMW · Cars · M Coupe

Sport + Ugly = Spugly

October 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sport + Ugly = Spugly

 The Spugly Car of the Day is the Pontiac G6 GXP Street Edition. I’m actually a fan of all things GXP even the G6 GXP.  GXP represents the best Pontiac has to offer in each model.  The G6 GXP features a 3.6 liter V6 good for 252hp, not the most powerful V6 on the market, […]

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Tags: Cars · Pontiac · Spugly Cars

$27k Maserati

October 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on $27k Maserati

Here’s an interesting Autotrader find.  A 2002 Maserati Coupe with 49k miles for $27k miles. It looks like the current economic environment isn’t just hitting the SUVs, but is also causing some deals to show up in the used exotic car market.   The Maserati Coupe has 4.2 liter V8 with 385hp for more details […]

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Tags: Cars · Maserati

Fav 5 III

October 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fav 5 III

Well its time for an another run down of my favorite autmotive posts for the week. – Ridestory begins its real world review of the Pontiac G8 GT.  Ridestories’ reviews are like reading the review of your friend who loves cars. – Do you like James Bond’s car? Here is a quick write up and […]

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Tags: Cars · Fav 5

911 vs GT-R

October 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on 911 vs GT-R

Last week Porsche and Nissan have been bickering over the Nissan’s GT-R Nurburgring lap times.  Porsche actually purchased a US spec Nissan GT-R to run around the famed German track.  When the dust had settled Porsche run the Nissan around the track with time of 25 seconds slower than Nissan was able to run their […]

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Tags: 911 · Cars · GT-R · Porsche

Diesel Do

October 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Diesel Do

There have been a few diesel stories making the rounds in the last few weeks.  A VW TDI Jetta has set a new world record.  After 20 days and 9,400 miles John and Helen Taylor averaged 58.82 miles per gallon.  The record is actually for a cross-country drive.  The Jetta actually was getting better gas […]

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Tags: Audi · Cars · VW

Cars of “Life”

October 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

The NBC TV show Life started its second season this week.  Life is a very underrated show.  Wikipedia says this  Life centers around Detective Charlie Crews, who at the start of the first season (set in 2007) is released from Pelican Bay State Prison after serving twelve years of a life sentence. In 1995 he was wrongfully convicted of the […]

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Tags: Bentley · Buick · Cars · Life · TV Cars

Remember the Contour SVT?

October 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Special Vehicles Team at Ford have been tuning vehicles for some time now.  They’ve tuned plenty of Mustangs, a few trucks, the Focus and even the Ford Contour.   The Contour SVT was 200hp 2.5 liter naturally aspirated V6.  At the time it was called the best handling FWD sedan for sale in America. […]

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Tags: Cars · Contour SVT · Ford

General Lees

September 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Growing up one of the coolest cars around was the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard.   The General Lee has aged well and is now a classic muscle car.  They say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery and there is some serious General Lee imiation occurring out there in the realm […]

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Tags: Cars · General Lee · Miscellaneous · Movie cars

Fav 5 Automotive Articles from Last Week – 9/26

September 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fav 5 Automotive Articles from Last Week – 9/26

Here’s a quick run down of some of the best automotive articles of the week. Knight Rider: The Live Blog – Season 1, Episode 1 – Autoblog live blogs Knight Rider, genius! (uh, the blog is genius, not Knight Rider) Schwarzenegger outlaws text-messaging while driving – I still think it is funny that the Terminator cares […]

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Tags: Cars · Fav 5 · Miscellaneous

Alltop, Roy Orbison and Car of the Day

September 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Alltop, Roy Orbison and Car of the Day

A few month’s after Roy Orbison’s death his song “You Got It” was released and reached #1 on the adult contemporary chart.   The chorus to that song said “Anything you want, you got it. Anything you need, you got it. Anything at all, you got it.” And that is Alltop.  Anything you want, you got it. […]

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Tags: Cars