Luxury Cars

"The difference between men and little boys is the price of their toys."

Fast Cars

"Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car."- E.B. White

Car Technology

"And I, I took the road less traveled by. I was using a GPS system."- Robert Brault

Green Cars

"Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option ... they will become a necessity."- Fujio Cho

Safe Cars

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." - Albert Einstein

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2009 Audi Q5 3.2 Quattro Review

Audi has always attracted the attention of car owners and enthusiasts for the right reason. Its sleek design combined with quality engine and superb performance has made Audi among the most anticipated manufacturers every year. In 2009, Audi didn't let the car community down with the 2009 Audi Q5. 3.2 Quatro.
From the outside, the Q5 provides an example of what crossover owners should look for on a CUV. The car comes with a beautiful silver rims with slightly visible interior for a sneak peak of its power. The body has a well combed design but not too much by using bumps on the side.
The car's engine is probably the most impressive from the vehicle. Coming with 6-cylinder 3.2 liter engine, the power of the Q5 is unmistakably noticeable. It's also fuel efficient in its category as it has been rated 24mpg in optimum conditions.

Control and maneuverability of Q5 is very good. You'll feel the car's roar as you push the car to the limit but you'll still feel safe on the inside. The Q5 really takes it seriously when it dubs itself as a "family car" as it will try to appease everyone in almost every road condition.
While the Q5 is a very impressive vehicle, it does have some downsides. Among them is the complicated buttons on the dashboard. There are too many buttons to press before you could reach your preferred FM station or simply to play music. Last but not the least, the car costs more than $50,000 on basic configuration.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

2010 Nissan 370Z Nismo

The 2010 Nissan 370z Nismo is not a car for everyone. It's a sports car that goes for specific enthusiasts of this type of vehicle which means the opinion in car community would certainly be divided. But apparently, Nissan doesn't care and it's a good thing because the 2010 Nissan 370Z Nismo is simply a car that pushes the limits of their driver - just what a sports car should be.

The controversy starts from the moment you lay your eyes on the vehicle. The bumpy front, combed roof and spoiler combination makes you want to think you're in a computer game. Add that fact that the 19-inch aluminum wheels, you've got yourself a very flashy sports car.

Inside, the car is simply for those who wanted speed. Coming in with black and red leather the car feels like - well, a sports car. The dashboard is dedicated for meters and an extra compartment for possible navigation system is included. Under the hood, the car is a souped up version of the 370z. The 3.70-liter VQ Engine bumps up the horsepower to 350 (18hp more) with torque at 276 lbs-feet (6lb-ft extra).

Last but not the least, the driving experience of 2010 Nissan 370Z Nismo is just simply amazing. The roar you experience in the vehicle simply tells their driver that the engine is not ok with regular speed. Coming with manual transmission, you'll be pushed to give more to the car as it will seem to constantly demand that your foot should be on the pedal. In short, the 2010 Nissan 370Z Nismo answers the call to what a sports car should be. Price starts at $39,130.

Friday, September 25, 2009

2010 Acura TSX V6

Acura has made some startling changes on their line up for the past few years. Call it a "learning phase" for Honda's luxury line but they experienced a few missteps. The 2010 Acura TSX V6 is supposed to be the final product based on what they have learned in the past.

Even though with a revamp in some of its key functions, the latest version of TSX didn't have any significant change in the outside. There are only two changes that can be noticed in the new TSX compared to its 2009 sibling: the rear end was raised a little bit while the air intake in the front is now wider. The interior of the TSX V6 is a classic Honda dashboard which values simplicity.

You'll have the Honda seats which are impressive and standard dashboard for your multi-media.
As the name indicates, the latest iteration of TSX sports a V6, 3.5 liter engine. If this car was compared to its previous iterations, the torque was bumped up to nearly 50%. This fact presents good and bad news. The good news is that it will help you ride through the highway without any problem. The bad news is that steering with the new TSX could be a little bit challenging. The steering problem is even highlighted as it comes with automatic transmission and no 4-wheel drive option.
But the 2010 Acura TSX V6 is still competitive when it comes to price. Even with the technology upgrade, the 2010 TSX is expected to be priced no more than $39,000.

Monday, September 21, 2009

2010 Cadillac CTS Sportwagon

The 2010 CTS Sportwagon is the first wagon from Cadillac to be shipped in the US. It took many years for Cadillac to muster a Cadillac in the US since the general reception of this type of vehicle is often frowned upon by US customers. There's no use selling something that you know won't be a hit. But after years of holding it in and favourable company conditions, Cadillac is ready to push the wagon to their US customers.

Fortunately, the first wagon of Cadillac for the US offers something remarkable for the consumer. The beautiful body design featuring a combed roof and 19-inch wheels can easily entice anyone. The only downside of the design is the usability in the rear. Since it’s combed to the back, the wagon doesn't offer a lot of space especially if your baggage would require taller space.

Under the hood, the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sportwagon is not perfect but good enough. The wagon features 3.6 liter, V6 engine which can give the car the boost it needs. While the engine looks great, the engine requires extra boost in order to improve maneuverability. This means you have to increase the speed a little bit to experience easy movement.
Inside, the wagon is looks great. What's impressive is the wagon doesn't have a lot of buttons and wires that you have to consider when connecting your gadgets or the navigation system. On the downside, the legroom on the front is a little bit short as the area for your gadgets and entertainment takes up the room. But this is a very small inconvenience and for the price of $40,655, the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sportwagon is a steal.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

2009 Volkswagen CC Sport

The 2009 Volkswagen CC Sport is a four-door coupe, which tries to grab a good market share in this highly competitive category. The market for the four door coupe is relatively scarce since it targets a family who wants to spend a little bit on luxury along with convenience.

But the 2009 CC Sport is something that will not be forgotten for a very long time. Volkswagen has actually created something highly competitive that could persuade those shopping for a brand new coupe. In fact, if you're looking for a mid-range car, you might want to spend some extra money to get this fine model from Volkswagen.

A testimony that the 2009 Volkswagen CC Sport is "aggressive" in the four-door coupe is its price. The CC Sport is only $27,100 as its base price. This price range is more affordable compared to other four-door coupes since many are currently priced at $28,000 or more. Its mileage is even impressive as the car registers at 31mpg.

The engine is not your drag racing machine but should be more than enough for a pleasant drive. The base price comes with a 2.0 VVT engine which could muster up to 200 horsepower. You can also upgrade to 4 wheel drive for additional price but the six speed manual transmission family car can live with the standard engine. Of course, the Volkswagen interior is no less amazing as it offers considerable space with the dashboard highly visible to everyone.

The 2009 Volkswagen CC Sport is a highly competitive four door coupe. The feel of manual transmission with highly responsive engine makes it a perfect family and/or business vehicle.


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