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Chevrolet cuts 2014 Volt price by 5,000 USD to 34,995 USD
Amazing. It appears that even it its 4th year the Volt will still come with unpainted body panels. The most expensive car in the Chevy line, and still the skirting is bare. And this car has so much potential. That said, I'm still saving up for one...
August 6, 2013
Ford Fiesta 1.0-liter EcoBoost is Women's World Car of the Year
I thought this engine was only available with manual transmission. Isn't automatic the transmission of choice for the female gender? In any case, this engine needs to be mated with the PowerShift DSG.
July 24, 2013
Ford details the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine
Now ford has the best possible small engine, but has no small city car that would be the best possible candidate for using this engine. I would love to see this 1.0L ExoBoost engine and the Ford Powershift transmission in a city car the size of Toyota's IQ. This powertrain should at least be put in ...
June 6, 2013
Volkswagen Golf VII GTD revealed ahead of Geneva arrival
Since 2010 there is also a more robust 7-spd DSG that will support up to 370 lb. ft., called the DQ500.
March 20, 2013
2014 Chevrolet Camaro facelift announced for New York Auto Show
I'd rather see a flex-fuel turbocharged 2.0L 4-cyl that is actually tuned to make use of the 105 octane in E85. It should easily be able to make 330hp on gasoline and 400hp on E85. In fact, my 10 year old EVO makes 330hp on gasoline and 400hp on E85, so I know this could easily be done with a modern...
March 7, 2013
Turbo Chevrolet Camaro Coupe revealed at Chicago Auto Show [video]
Why is a supercharged Camaro the star of the movie "Turbo"? Why not call the movie "Supercharged", or use a turbocharged Camaro? DUH!!! This is a total embarrassment to all cars with forced induction! My EVO would have been pleased to star in this movie!
February 8, 2013
2013 Ford Fiesta ST costs 16,995 GBP
This converts to $27,000 USD for the base model? That seems steep to me. In fact, I recall that is more than the Focus ST, which is $24,500 USD !!! OUCH!
January 22, 2013
Ford Ka could be axed
Ford has designed the nearly perfect small car drive train with the 1.0L 3-cyl EcoBoost coupled to the PowerShift transmission. But now they plan to kill off their only small car. So, they will put the 3-cyl EB in a much larger car, like the Focus; and it will end up being slower and have worse MPG ...
December 24, 2012
Facel Vega concept revealed in two new photos
The side view looks terrific, but the rear view looks odd. Maybe it is just the camera angle. Not so sure about the 'Conestoga wagon' sized wheels either.
December 7, 2012
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid price announced in L.A.
I’m very anxious to see this drive train make its appearance under the new Golf Carbon GTI 'light-weight' body; now THAT will be a serious hybrid in more ways than one.
November 29, 2012
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