Ford Expected to Improve Optional F-150 Engine

Dodge’s HEMI is Powerful in Throttle Response and Marketing Punch With the advent of the new 2004 F-150, it has been widely accepted, by the press at least, that Ford makes the best light-duty full-size pickup truck. But according to a recent story in Detroit News, the blue oval brand doesn’t think it’s quite good […]

2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet Road Test

Perfect, But It’ll Have to Do What a sound! I don’t know what Porsche has done with the new C4S Cab’s exhaust system, but the note is positively The Sport Exhaust note of the Porsche C4S Cabriolet alone is intoxicating. (Photo: Shawn Pisio, American Auto Press) intoxicating. There’s a slight lope to the gurgle at […]

Stunned, Stupefied and Thoroughly Satisfied

It seems we live life, gain experience, cry, learn, laugh and live a little more, and through the process develop beliefs and opinions about everything from Middle Eastern politics to which company makes the best styling gel, what TV programs are worth watching and which religion to dedicate our lives to, or not. Although I […]

A Car with Two Personalities

Visually the Mazda3 5-Door is an absolute standout, especially in the Winning Blue Mica finish that my tester was coated in. Its design is so cool that it instantly left its Especially compared its predecessor Protege5, the Mazda3 5-Door absolutely stands out from the crowd. predecessor, the attractive Protege5, looking dated and uninspiring. When I […]

Swedish and Shiatsu Massage Therapy Combine for Spine Tingling Fun

Saab has never done things the conventional way, and if the new compact 9-2x wagon is any indication it looks as though such traditions aren’t about to change. But while it’s as unorthodox as any Saab to date, the new model arrives at it’s eccentricities from an altogether different source. The new compact 9-2X wagon […]

Revised Styling and Optional Diesel Set Liberty Apart from Mere 4×4 Pretenders

Why fix something that isn’t broken? Such is the way of the car biz, and needed or not Jeep’s popular Liberty will get mid-cycle upgrades in order to put a fresh face forward in its heavily contested compact sport utility market segment The new 2005 model came barreling around, up and over a makeshift dirt […]

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Preview

Stretching the Wranglers Practicality The Jeep Wrangler is a real one of a kind SUV; its one of just a handful of vehicles that is entirely engineered around a single purpose – taking people to the far corners of the earth. For something that started out life as a military machine, the Wrangler has taken […]

Hyundai-Kia Pass Nissan to Become Worlds Sixth Largest Automaker

Continents Prepared to Shift as Korea Rockets Closer to Europeans What a week for Hyundai Motor Co. and its subsidiary Kia Motors Corp. Not only have both brands enjoyed stellar performance on J.D. Powers and Associates highly influential Initial Quality Study (IQS), seeing the Hyundai division topple both Toyota and Honda to achieve the highest […]

Big Three Sweep Interior Awards

Industry, Media Agree to Disagree Thats right, the very same companies that have borne the brunt of low public opinion based on perceived lower quality interiors managed to sweep Wards Auto Worlds interior awards this year in Detroit. Best known for their respected “10 Best Engines” competition every year, Wards AutoWorld conducted the interior survey […]

Ford to Turn Containers into Mudguards

New Recyclable Containers to Reduce Shipping Costs 25 Percent With the entire environmental hubbub in the car industry surrounding emissions and fuel economy, its easy to forget about all the environmentally unfriendly steps it takes to get a car to its owner. Between manufacturing and shipping processes, even the most inefficient car is a relatively […]