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.



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.



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

Monday, January 27, 2014

Talking all about intercoolers




In this post, we'll learn about intercoolers from Engineering Explained, a YouTube channel that we really like here at CarAndTruckTalk.com -

What does an intercooler do? You'll know exactly the answer to this question with this awesome video.

Study: More young drivers like cars with spunk

Study: More young drivers like cars with spunk:




Graphic by Wallpaperlkix.com





If you were like me when I was just getting my driver's license, I just couldn't wait to buy any affordable car to drive around in. Times have changed though, and now it's more like a car being a mirror of who you are, according to a J.D. Power survey.



Forget about spunk, a lot of us were just worried about how much money we had to plunk down in order to drive a car, but that's become more costly over the years too. Anyway, this is an interesting story in the USA Today explains more about these young people driving vehicles that are 'extensions of their personalities.'





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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Super Bowl Auto-Ad Blitz Pits Muppets Versus James Franco - Bloomberg

Super Bowl Auto-Ad Blitz Pits Muppets Versus James Franco - Bloomberg:






It's arguably the biggest game on the planet, the Super Bowl, and for car makers it's a great chance to get their message out.



This year, the car ads will be plentiful with Ford getting in early right after the coin toss, and they will be joining some good company with Chevrolet, Kia, Hyundai, and a first ever ad from Jaguar.



Some car companies chose to sit out this game, instead focusing on some ads for the Olympics coming up next month. BMW, and Mazda will sit the Super Bowl out.



Check out all the great car ads during the game, Sunday, Feb 2nd.



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Mustang Club of America plans twin 50th anniversary drives - Autoweek

50th anniversary Mustang Club drive heading to Norman, Okla. - Autoweek:







 The Ford Mustang turns 50 this year, and here's how the Mustang Club is going to celebrate it.


 Happy Birthday, Mustang!








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