Monday, April 21, 2014

This beautiful electric carriage is tearing New York City apart | The Verge

This beautiful electric carriage is tearing New York City apart | The Verge









WinAnimalRights on Youtube demonstrates as horse carriages in NYC operate in temps of 90 degrees F 




This story ain't horsing around.



The New York City tourist landscape has been toured by horse and carriage for a very long time. It's not an environment you would like to see a horse try to navigate through though, just as it is in most major US cities.



An answer to the tough trip that horses have to make is a historic looking car that is powered by battery. It's an update for the ages, an older looking car with zero emissions.




Read more about it also in the link below from the NY Daily News:



http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/electric-gatsby-era-car-replace-horse-carriages-article-1.1329268

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The 2015 Murano is on a diet, it's a little lighter

The Nissan Murano for 2015 is a little lighter, that means better gas mileage and saving some money at the gas pumps, thanks to CNet, we'll see what else changed with the SUV for 2015.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Missouri to use military acoustic weapon to warn speeders in construction zones | New and Used Car Reviews, Research & Automotive-Industry News & LeftLaneNews

Missouri to use military acoustic weapon to warn speeders in construction zones | New and Used Car Reviews, Research & Automotive-Industry News & LeftLaneNews:







In a dictatorship, you might use something like this on your citizens but in Missouri?, the Missouri department of highways will use it on you if you happen to come up to a construction zone. It's a device that is used in military applications and has been used on protesters in the US.


Read on how a military application is being turned on it's citizens (and we paid for it too) just to override your car's radio and tell you something that you already see. The sound is broadcast through the air and overrides your vehicle's sound system.



Just a misuse of technology here, and nothing less. What's next?





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GM replaces two key executives; reports detail recall mismanagement | New and Used Car Reviews, Research & Automotive-Industry News & LeftLaneNews

GM replaces two key executives; reports detail recall mismanagement | New and Used Car Reviews, Research & Automotive-Industry News & LeftLaneNews:







GM lowers the boom on two key execs but the damage was already done.



Many deaths and questions remain why GM chose to turn a blind eye towards the driving public when they knew something was wrong.



The 1970's had it's Firestone tire debacle, it's Ford Pinto problem and this is this century's problem along with Toyota who steadfastly denied there was a problem with sudden acceleration. It's begging the question, is the government being stern with auto makers, or can they do whatever they want and cost people their lives before something is done about it.



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Friday, March 7, 2014

GM raising Corvette prices - Mar. 7, 2014



When business is good, expect to pay a little more for luxuries. The Corvette is now up in price, I guess that should signal that business is good.



Read more in this CNN Money article on it.





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Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Fuel-Efficient Big Rig From Walmart That Looks Like a Smushed Corvette | Autopia | Wired.com

A Fuel-Efficient Big Rig From Walmart That Looks Like a Smushed Corvette | Autopia | Wired.com:




Leave it to the biggest retail giant in America to come up with a big rig that uses less fuel and increases airflow.

It's the design that turning heads everywhere. Here is "The Wave".


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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Winter Chills February Auto Sales, Look For Bigger Discounts In March

Winter Chills February Auto Sales, Look For Bigger Discounts In March:










The winter is generally a tough time for auto retailers everywhere, it's cold, nasty and just down right not good weather for buying a car or truck or suv in most areas of the US.



February was one of those months for auto retailers, not good. So, you're gain is that with the sales being sort of stagnant and the new model year looming just about six months away, you could stand to make a better deal because of it.



Here's a good article from Forbes.com that explains how a bad February for retailers can become a great March for the consumer.





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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sharapova and Porsche: a lovely combination


photos: courtesy of Porsche


We probably all miss the Mercury Girl, Jill Wagner, from a couple of years ago. She gave the Mercury brand a nice lift with her infectious smile and great looks.

Well, Porsche has hired the lovely Maria Sharapova, professional tennis player to represent the brand last November, and a Porsche has never looked so good!

Sharapova is appearing at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia in promoting the Porsche brand to the many thousands of people that will visit the Winter Olympic games. 

Check out all that Porsche offers in 2014 right here:   http://www.porsche.com