Biggest Automotive Missteps: Jaguar X-Type(Jul 19, 2012)They improved a thousand fold under Ford. I remember reading an article with a Ford engineer and he relayed that buying Jaguar was a mistake. The old XJ's prior to Ford would average more than two inch gaps in sheet metal.
Biggest Automotive Missteps: Jaguar X-Type(Jul 19, 2012)Tom, I'm in the market for one an the one's selling for 6,000 are dogs. I'm looking for an easy to work on AWD car, and once people realize its a 3.0 Duratec they go, oh yeah we can totally work on that.
Biggest Automotive Missteps: Jaguar X-Type(Jul 19, 2012)The Catera is the original attempt at bringing the Commodore to the states. Had GM done it properly everyone would be hailing the Catera as much as people hail the Pontiac G8.
Chris Harris takes Camaro ZL1 and Mustang GT500 to NYC(Jul 06, 2012)These are pony cars, the Camaro was called the Hugger back in the day. Do you even know why? Because it hugged the road. For the time the Camaro was possibly the best handling car you could get stock from a factory.
Opel Readying Updated Insignia(Jul 05, 2012)Thatll be a quick update on the Regal of they do. Hopefully they can see the benefit of bringing the wagon over too.
And the Most American-Made Car for 2012 is... (Jul 04, 2012)Well if we count Canada as American, cause that is where the Camaro is assembled. If we're counting Camry CarBuzz we should be excluding the Camaro.
From one of the biggest Camaro fans on the planet.
And the Most American-Made Car for 2012 is... (Jul 04, 2012)Brady, Toyota doesn't even employ half the people in the United States than GM or Ford. Go ahead and look into it, manufacturing excludes the executives and R&D teams. All of which are in Japan for Toyota.
And the Most American-Made Car for 2012 is... (Jul 04, 2012)While It may be mostly made in America, Car and Driver did a feature a year or do ago and I think the Malibu and Impala were pretty high on that list too. Most car Wikipedia pages will tell you where final assembly of the vehicle is also.
Japanese Tuner Icons: Nissan Skyline GT-R(Jul 01, 2012)The Stealth was sold as a Dodge and it was a dog because it never got the 3000GT's turbo engine. All it ever had was the NA 6. The 3000GT VR4 was AWD and had a 310 HP (if I recall correctly) TT 6.
McLaren Announce MP4-12C Spider(Jul 01, 2012)Actually it is faster in every regard according to the mags, so you're right it's no match. It's simply superior.
2015 Mustang’s Platform Could be Basis for New Lincoln Sedan(Jun 28, 2012)The Camaro and Mustang have grown quite a but, but they are still smaller than 90% of the muscle cars from the era. The Challenger has graduated to full muscle car status though from size. And the next gens will smaller than the current models.
Japanese Tuner Icons: Mazda RX-7(Jun 27, 2012)They've done that one a couple of times pretty sure the Miata was there for one of them, since that is what that car is known for. Will research and come back and clear it all up.
Japanese Tuner Icons: Mazda RX-7(Jun 27, 2012)RX-8 lacks power but I think it was Car and Driver that tested best handling cars. The RX-8 came in first if I recall correctly and it was up against the Mustang, Cayman, Corvette, Evo, STi, etc. etc. etc. You point it goes end of story.
Japanese Tuner Icons: Mazda RX-7(Jun 27, 2012)Everyone else has said my piece and at least I finally put a smiley on it to indicate sarcasm by this point. I know I've said it a thousand times. :)
Get Ready: Lamborghini Future Lineup Possibilities(Jun 27, 2012)I could see your argument if this was a similar execution of the Taurus and MKS (Taurus with more Chrome), but it most certainly isn't. You won't be able to swap fenders or doors on this like you can those cars.
Japanese Tuner Icons: Mazda RX-7(Jun 27, 2012)RX-7 all the way, lighter and I can't bring myself to own a Toyota. Blandest manufacturer of cars and despite the Supra their cars are just cheap. I owned an 05 Camry and I liked my 04 Alero better.
2015 Mustang’s Platform Could be Basis for New Lincoln Sedan(Jun 27, 2012)@Jackson, with all the driving aids an traction control systems in place RED cars are just as effective in winter environments. That stereotype comes from RWD cars putting more than 375 lbs of torque on the rear wheels back in the sixties.
2015 Mustang’s Platform Could be Basis for New Lincoln Sedan(Jun 27, 2012)Actually the suspension does well enough for the track it just isn't geared for a track. Mustangs are actually raced at tracks quite often and hold their own with cars with "superior" suspension. IRS and solid axle are just different suspensions.
Japanese Tuner Icons: Nissan 240SX(Jun 26, 2012)This is what every ricer (used loosely) wants, but usually funds or interest run out before they can get to this point. This is a nice car.
2014 BMW M3 to Pack 480hp Inline-Six(Jun 21, 2012)@Clint you are correct, however turbos don't actually make a car any more efficient than a supercharger does either. All the extra air requires more fuel to be as efficient as it can be which is why most turbo fours get the same mileage as V6's.
Toyota Launches Aero Package for GT86 Sports Coupe in Australia(Jun 20, 2012)In order to create downforce, a wing must be angled upward to catch the air flowing across the body to literally push the air down onto the car. A spoiler like this one that hits the air nearly straight on spoils the air around the car and can
Aston Martin Unveils the AM310 Vanquish(Jun 19, 2012)The only conclusion that I can draw from a 2+0 is that there is space behind the rear seats, whereas in a standard two seater there isn't. Best example I can think of is a Mustang or Camaro with the rear seats removed.
Aston Martin Unveils the AM310 Vanquish(Jun 19, 2012)Regardless of what it replaces "officially", there will not be a One-77 again, which pits this against the F12 Berlinetta and by default the Aventador.
Aston Martin Unveils the AM310 Vanquish(Jun 19, 2012)But Aston does claim to be a direct competitor with Ferrari, and their GT car (Berlinetta) makes 700 ponies. If they had just used the One-77 motor they could back up that claim.
Epic B-List Celebrity Car Crashes(Jun 17, 2012)Because someone was severely hurt in this one, that's why it is no linger comical. If you're going to call us hypocrites, don't turn around and make our argument for us in the same breath.