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Pick a Hatch; Any Hatch

Actually it’s not just any hatch that we’re going to discuss; it’s only a pair of them. These two aren’t quite on par with being called hot hatches and are not going to turn the laps at Nurburgring faster than the lauded and high powered hot hatches we know and love. Even though these aren’t… Read more »

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Is Your Pickup Truck a Safe Truck?

The IIHS uses what is called a small overlap crash test on all vehicles it tests. This test is designed to replicate what would happen if a vehicle were to collide with just the corner of another vehicle, a pole, a tree or anything else. With an increase in this type of crash, likely caused… Read more »

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An Odd Comparison

For every comparison test you have to have a baseline to start from and decide what you want to base your test on. For this particular test you might think we chose some really strange item, but what we chose was the time to sixty mph of the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 which came… Read more »

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Finding Differentiation at Ford will Keep them Successful

Short sightedness, even in the face of success has been the downfall of many companies throughout history.  This is the fate that Ford does not desire for itself and in a pursuit to be a company that continues to enjoy another hundred or more years of success, Ford has announced a new direction and a… Read more »

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What Did 2015 Give Us

Going on a trip around the sun gives us a whole year in the books and 2015 was one of the most amazing years in history.  This time around we saw some of the best cars ever made and the awesome features that were put in place in order to make the most use of… Read more »

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Looking Back at Some Automotive Oddities

When you think of the auto industry scrambling around typically the time periods you think of right away are either the 1970s or 1980s.  The gasoline embargo and emissions regulations that were put in place made it difficult for automakers to continue to offer powerful machines and still conform to guidelines along with the need… Read more »

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More Size Equals More Space

When you really need a vehicle with capability, versatility and space you want to drive a large SUV or a Crossover that shows up as one of the larger models.  These vehicles are meant to get you and your gear wherever you need to go including an off road destination.  These vehicles are large and… Read more »

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What Costs Less than a Ford Focus?

I am certainly going to cheat on this one and take the Ford Focus RS for this particular test.  As one of the premier hot hatches to every come down the assembly line the RS is not a cheap Focus but one that starts around $36,605, leaving us a great range of possibilities.  Even though… Read more »

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Model Year Changes

Each model year offers the opportunity for automakers to update their lineups.  These changes are usually thought of and planned years ahead of the actual change taking place but for those of us who are looking to buy a particular vehicle finding out the one you were looking for is no longer being made can… Read more »

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Power! Performance! Hatchback?

We are seeing an evolution of auto making that gives us a variety of highly powerful cars with outstanding performance in the form of hatchbacks.  Referred to as hot hatches these cars are perfect for driving at high speeds, with great power and giving us all we can ask for from them.  The most recent… Read more »