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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

Thursday, October 29, 2009

2010 Nissan Altima Review

The Nissan Altima line of model vehicles was last revamped in 2007. More than 2 years later, a new design came out to attract the crowd and possibly push further for global dominance. Nissan, after all, pushes the most cars every year.
The 2010 Nissan Altima is undoubtedly sleeker. It's a bit lowered compared to the 2007 version. The sedan comes with 16" or 17" wheels while the coupe offers the 17" version only. The only misfire in the new model is the bulge in the rear. The new version could have lowered the rear a bit but for some reason, it's not.
Just like the previous Altima, engine power depends on user preferences. Would-be car owners can choose between the hybrid and the gasoline option. But in terms of performance to fuel efficiency ratio, the 2.5 liter version of the vehicle performs great in curves while fuel efficiency is rated at 30mpg.
While there are some misfires in the outside, the interior design is just stunning. Non-slippery leather seats, a load of multi-media options (including XM Satellite) and just enough positioning of the shifter make the driving experience relatively better.
The deal maker of the vehicle is the price. The base price is merely $20,000 but would-be car owners should out a bit and go for the upgraded version for $30,000. But the price can still vary for users who wanted technology instead of power as they can go for the most affordable version and upgrade to complete multi-media features in the 2010 Nissan Altima.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

2009 Mazda MX-5 Review

The original Mazda MX-5 was released in 1989 and the car immediately gained the attention of many car enthusiasts due to its fun design. A very simple looking convertible, the car became many car owner’s dream machine because it provides enough power without being too expensive. The 2009 version is no different which means it's another winner for Mazda.
The new version of Mazda is a little bit bigger but still considerably light. The front end has been lowered down a little bit for improved aerodynamics. The size increase was due to the wheels as it protrudes out of the vehicle. This was probably done to add control to the machine because a car with shorter width can cause danger because of less maneuverability.
Before looking at the engine, let's take at look at its slight disadvantage: the front seats. It's not really uncomfortable as the seats seem squeezed into the car. But it's barely noticeable once you handle this vehicle after a few miles.
Inside, the 2009 Mazda MX-5 will not win you any drag race but it’s not a pushover either. Coming with 2.0 four cylinder MZR engine, the car can help you reach 60mps in less than 7 seconds. With this engine, you can work the car like a racing champion, as its small size can push the car to its limit fast.
The main attraction of the car is actually what you can't see. The full featured vehicle is just under $29,000 and the base price is only at $22,500. With that price, the 2009 Mazda MX-5 can easily become a highly coveted car.

Monday, October 19, 2009

2010 Nissan 370Z Nismo Review

The 2010 Nissan 370z Nismo is not a car for everyone. It's a sports car that caters for specific enthusiasts of this type of vehicle. This means the opinion in the 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 the driver - just what a sports car should do.

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

Inside, the car is simply for those who want speed. Covered with black and red leathers 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 simply amazing. When travelling at regular speeds, the roar you experience in the vehicle tells you that the engine is not comfortable at this pace and it yearns for a faster experience. The car comes with manual transmission, and 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. Prices start at $39,130.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

2010 Ford Taurus SEL Review

Ford Taurus is an iconic vehicle that rose above other mid-sized vehicles during the 80s. It was a smart vehicle during that time and the car confirmed Ford's role in providing groundbreaking vehicles. But those days are long gone. Competition and the memory of the 2008 Taurus edition have dented the reputation of Taurus.
The US-based manufacturer will try the market again with the 2010 Ford Taurus SEL. On initial impressions, it does have something to offer car owners. The design was not exactly revamped but an improved front end has provided the "classy" view car owners hoped from Taurus.
Under the hood, Ford has made sure that the engine can handle the 4-ton sedan. The engine is 3.5 litre V6 which can churn out 263 horsepower. Surprisingly, the weight of the sedan doesn't increase its fuel consumption. The EPA Rating is at 18 mpg and 28 mpg for city and road use, respectively.
One thing that will really make car enthusiasts want to buy this car is the interior. The car is measured at 202.9 inch in size and has a massive trunk. At 20 cubic feet, you can practically place everything there for the weekend vacation.
The driving experience is also commendable. Although you might have to adjust a little bit because of its size, the six speed automatic transmission makes everything easy for the driver. You won't notice that the car is really heavy after getting the car on the road.
The 2010 Ford Taurus SEL is trying to erase the memories of car enthusiasts of its 2008 version. Aside from succeeding to convince enthusiasts with the 2010 version, the base price is also not bad: $30,980 for the basic configuration.


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