Friday, April 18, 2014

The New York Autoshow: Best Cars

New York Auto Show Best New Cars









2015 Subaru Outback


Bigger, Bolder, Better. Then new 2015 Subaru Outback incorporates features from each of their other models. Shaped with the new WRX style headlights, a new Legacy style grill and the same good ol' fashioned hatchback.  The new legacy comes with a 2.5L & 3.6L opt Boxer engine with new state of the art CVT technology. The new outback is more spacious in every way.  We look forward to a new 3rd row seater from Subaru.





2015  Mazda MX-5 - 25th anniversary


Zoom-Zoom, Mazda is back with their redesigned MX-5, featuring a new chassis and retractable hard top.  Can we just hint at something?  Where's the turbo?






2015 Honda HRV

The new Honda Fit based cross over was revealed, the Honda HRV, formerly known as the Vezel in Japan.  Honda's New Cross over will be new to Americans. No release date thus far...





2015 Hyundai Sonata


Hyundai's new Sonata with a sleek new design, LED's and new more aggressive wheel base.  A great new look for a good economy car.



2015 Dodge Charger

Dodge has been been busy redesigning their new muscle, the new Dodge Charger has a bit of Dodge Dart look to it it's front end. Interior and Exterior changes have been made: including an 8 Speed automatic, a 3.6L V6, 5.7L V8 at 370hp and 398lb-ft of torque.







2015 Audi RS7

Ranking in at $146,000 green, the new RS7 hatch hits 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Features 21'' wheels and a whole lot of Audi.






Ford Transit Skyliner

Ford stepped up to the plate with their new Transit Skyliner, featuring a wine bar, hardwood flooring and VIP seating.  This new little transport lets the you ride in comfort and style for quiet, comfortable ride.






Ford Focus Electric Vehicle

Stepping up and looking better than Nissan's Electric car, the Leaf. The new completely electric Ford Focus has got to be the first of the future cars to actually look like, well, a car?  For some reason automotive manufacturers have felt the need to make hybrids and electrics stand out in horrible ways. At least ford to a new concept to make it look like one of it's already mass produced vehicles.






2015 Ford Mustang 50th

It's the Mustangs 50th anniversary and Ford has completely redesigned the whole look. This has got to be one of the first Mustangs that actually looks the part. Coming out with their 5.0 at 420 horses,  390lb-ft of torque, the Camaro, Charger and Challenger all have competition.  Ford hit it out of the park.


 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible

The Corvette Z06 is looking mean and aggressive. Chevrolet introduced the new convertible at the New York Auto Show and we normally don't like convertibles, but this Z06 is slick and looks ready to conquer the road.





Monday, April 14, 2014

Volvo's New Car Seat Backpack?

Volvo's New Wireless, Collapsible and Lightweight Inflatable Car Seat.




Business Insider reported that Volvo released a new concept and it's not a car.  They have made an inflatable, durable fabric car seat that can sustain high pressure and then collapse into a backpack/bag.  Apparently the design came from a military concept of an inflatable plane... 




Sunday, April 13, 2014

2014: The Year of the Automotive Recalls



 2014 Automotive Recalls



Automotive manufacturers have had a rough start in 2014. Vehicles have thousands of moving parts, all of which have to work in sync and do their own part to keep the car on the road efficiently and safe. The NHTSA (national highway traffic safety administration) has announced 35+ major recalls since January of 2014 from different manufacturers. General Motors may be in the hot seat right now over ignition switch recalls, but other companies like Fiat, BMW, Nissan and Toyota have issued recalls as well.  Some of which pretty big, like corroding brake boosters, faulty seats, engine bolts and more! 
Below is a list of recalls from March 10th – April 10th 2014.



Date
Manufacturer
Recall
March 10
Monroe Trucks including Chevrolet C7500 and Ford F-350
Battery epoxy sealing that may melt and start a fire.
March 10
Izuzu and Chrysler
Aisin World Transmissions recalled for potential loss of power transfer which may increase the risk of a crash.
March 13
BMW
Motorcycles from 2013 including C 600 Sport and F 800 GS Recalled for potential shutdown while being ridden.
March 13
Graco Car seats
4.1 million carseats 2006-2014 recalled because harness buckle may become stuck, causing difficulty to remove child.
March 18
Fiat
18,092 500L Vehicles from 2014 recalled for the transmission gear which may not shift in certain temperatures, increasing risk of crash
March 18
Dodge / Jeep
Durango’s and Grand Cherokee’s from 2012-2013 Recalled for a potential hard brake pedal feel, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle.
March 18
Cadillac
2013-2014 XTS recalled for potential corrosion of brake boosters.
March 18
Honda
Odyssey’s from 2005-2010 recalled for potential fuel leak, increasing risk of fire
March 18
Buick / Chevrolet
Recalled for faulty side airbags and seatbelt pretensioners.
March 21
GM / Buick / Chevrolet
Impala and Regal’s recalled for gear shifts that may not shift, increasing the risk of rollaway or injury
March 27
Chrysler / Dodge
Chargers recalled for the sub-harness on the headlights which may overheat, causing the low beam headlights to go out.
March 27
Nissan / Infiniti
2013-2014 989,701, Leaf and Q50’s recalled for passenger seats failure to detect when adults are seated, resulting in failure of airbag deployment in an accident.
March 27
GM: Chevrolet, Pontiac, Saturn
Cobalt, Solstice and Ion recalled for faulty ignition switches causing vehicle to stall and airbags to not be deployed during accident
March 28
Porsche
2014 911 GT3 Engines recalled for fires, potential damage to crankcases.
March 28
Cadillac
ELR 2014 vehicles recalled for potential loss of directional control.
March 31
Toyota
Avalon’s from 2003-2004 front airbag recall, inadvertent deployment.
April 1
Chevrolet
2013-2014 Cruze recalled for the right front shaft which may fracture, causing the vehicle to lose power.
April 1
Chevrolet / Saturn /
ION and HHR models recalled, electric power steering may fail.
April 2
Chrysler / Jeep / Dodge
2011-2014 Brake boosters that may allow water to get inside and limit braking.
April 4
Mazda
2010-2012 Mazda 6’s recalled for potential fire risk.
April 9
Volkswagen
Passat’s from 2012-2013 Low beam headlight bulb becomes loose.
April 10
Toyota / Scion
2006-2010 Yaris, XD models recalled because seats may not lock into position.
April 10
Toyota
2006-2010 Highlander and Corolla recalled for driver airbags that may have been deactivated.
April 11
BMW
2010-2012 1,3,5,6-series, x3,x5x6 and Z4 recalled due to Camshaft timing bolts that may come loose or break.

Friday, April 11, 2014

F1 Cars Made Out Of Paper

Paul was a man with a dream. From Paper to Carbon Fiber.

 





This video made by David Betteridge shows how dreams come true. Young Paul "turned his hobby into a profession, replaced paper and glue with carbon and software." He is now part of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team and helped design the new RB 10 Racer, creating new designs at the click of a mouse.

2 Year Old Girl's First Carwash Experience

Cuter Than Cute.


Have you seen this?


Have you seen this? 2 Year old's first experience in an automated carwash.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April 5th Utah Car Cents Audio

Did you miss us Saturday on 1280 The Zone? 4/5/2014

 


Mazda's spiderweb recall and is salesmen-less dealerships the future??






What Ferrari's designers and the new Coke Dispensers have in common.  Cadillac's turn around.







Katherine and the Noble Horse Sanctuary in Utah.  Why Subaru didn't make a hatchback.





 

Chrysler Brake Booster Corrotion, Tesla and O'Reilly, Keychains and General Motors!












Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top 8 Cars for Teens & Grads

  Best 8 Cars for Teenagers : 2014

 

 

We took a look into the new safety ratings released from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for 2014.  From the list we chose the best cars for teens and grads by size, gas mileage and price for overall drive-ability, safety and most practical for the younger, tech savvy generation.



The Dodge Dart
MSRP: $15,995
MPG Hwy: 40



Ford Focus
MSRP: $16,810
MPG Hwy: 40


Honda Civic Coupe
MSRP: $18,190
MPG Hwy: 38


Subaru Impreza AWD
MSRP: $18,895
MPG Hwy: 36


Hyundai Elantra
MSRP: $17,200
MPG Hwy: 38


Scion tc
MSRP: $20,480
MPG Hwy: 31


Subaru Crosstrek
MSRP: $21,995
MPG Hwy: 33


Mazda3
MSRP: $16,945
MPG Hwy: 41

 

  Car                                                       MPG                                           Price


Dodge Dart
40 MPG Hwy
$15,995
Ford Focus
40 MPG Hwy
$16,810
Honda Civic Coupe
38 MPG Hwy
$18,190
Subaru Impreza AWD
36 MPG Hwy
$17,895
Hyundai Elantra
38 MPG Hwy
$17,200
Scion tc
31 MPG Hwy
$20,480
Subaru Crosstrek AWD
33 MPG Hwy
$21,995
Mazda 3
41 MPG Hwy
$16,945



Top Cars By Trends #1 Honda Civic