Part of the reason I started this site was to communicate better with Drive subscribers. I haven’t uploaded a new video recently because I’ve finally put my foot down about how poor the resolution is. FYI, the videos have always been shot on pro Sony equipment and look terrific in Hi Def. The process used to get them onto iTunes involves first [...]
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Nissan confirmed that the Juke, an all-new small crossover revealed early in March at the Geneva Motor Show, will join the Nissan lineup for the U.S. in fall 2010. Designed as an alternative to a traditional small hatchback car, the Juke features dramatic styling inspired by the Nissan Qazana concept, but also displays a family resemblance to Nissan’s larger Murano and [...]
The new 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition combines the suspension and brakes from the supercharged Corvette ZR1 with the normally-aspirated Corvette Z06. A fitting tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first Corvette to race at Le Mans, only 500 will be produced, finished in either Inferno Orange or Supersonic Blue.
The Corvette Z06 Carbon features Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with [...]
The Los Angeles Times reports that a Toyota Prius driver who called 911 on Monday to report his accelerator was stuck got the car stopped with the help of the California Highway Patrol. The car in question is a 2nd Gen model. It’s unknown at this writing if the driver had the car in for recall repairs.
“He was reaching [...]
HERE’S A LINK TO THE V6 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE
The 2011 Ford Mustang, powered by a new 305-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 and equipped with the optional 6-speed automatic transmission was officially rated by the EPA at 31 mpg highway and 19 mpg city. According to Ford, the 2011 Mustang V6 is the first car to be rated at more [...]
HERE’S A LINK TO THE VOLVO S60 VIDEO REVIEW
Volvo’s sporty new S60 sedan is the most dynamic sedan ever from Volvo but it doesn’t stray far from the tree, debuting a new safety system, the Pedestrian Detection System with full auto-brake.
The new design combines the front end look of the XC60 with the sleek styling [...]
In the market for a Toyota? This may your best chance in years to get a good deal. Sales have dropped 10.6% for the Toyota brand compared to last February which was pretty bleak itself. This is in contrast to double digit increases for many automakers for the same month.
In order to drum up some showroom traffic, [...]
Ford, Lincoln and Mercury sales were up 43 percent for February 2010 compared to February 2009, and up 22 percent over January 2010, Ford reported today in Dearborn, Mich.
Automotive News reported that Ford Motor Co. topped General Motors in monthly sales for the first time in 12 years. General Motors reported February sales of 138,849 for Chevrolet, [...]
No, this is not a safety recall. Toyota is making this very clear. On V6 models listed below, a rubber section of the oil supply hose for the VVT-i actuator has the potential to degrade, which can in some cases cause oil to leak. This condition can cause the engine to make unusual sounds and signal the oil pressure warning light. [...]
Got a 2005 – 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt or 2007 – 2010 Pontiac G5? Then listen up. GM is recalling these and 2005 – 2006 Pontiac Pursuits (for those of you in Canada) and 2005 – 2006 Pontiac G4 (in Mexico). NHTSA opened an investigation Jan. 27 after receiving more than 1,100 complaints of loss of [...]
On the eve of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche unveiled the high-performance 918 Spyder concept, a high-tech mid-engine super sports car that features hybrid and electric-drive. Designed to deliver supercar performance and green car efficiency, the 918 Spyder is powered by a 500-horsepower V8 engine positioned in front of the rear axle combined with [...]
HERE’S A LINK TO THE LEXUS CT200 H VIDEO REVIEW
Lexus will debut the CT 200h, a compact 5-door hybrid this week at the Geneva Motor Show. The first compact from Lexus, the CT 200h will go on sale throughout the world in the fall of 2010.
Combining a 1.8-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor, the [...]