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Buy a New Car – Because You Saw It On TV?

 Has anyone noticed the slew of car placements on television shows this new fall season?

“Knight Rider” returned for the fall, yet this time the talking car KITT is no longer a Pontiac Trans Am as in the original 1980s series. It seems Ford pitched its case strongly, and its Shelby Mustang is now the lead character.

Chrysler secured its new Ram pickup for prominent placement on two shows: Fox-TV’s “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” and on NBC’s program “America’s Toughest Jobs” reality show. The Ram also will be focused in regular advertising during the programs, of course. Read more

Cool New Cars: To Each His Own

Most car enthusiasts enjoy learning about the cars of the future, concept cars are eagerly awaited and so is new technology.

For those of you who want to stay up on the latest news there are several ways to do it, but the easiest is probably to turn on your computer.

How Cool Can You Afford?

A beautiful woman with dark sunglassesType “cool new cars” into an Internet search engine and you might be surprised by what you find.

For example, there’s actually a site called New Cool Cars where you can click “Top 10 Coolest Cars” and wonder if you’ll ever be able to afford No. 1, the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster. Read more

Change Your Cars Paint Color Instantly

If you are one of those people that gets tired of your car color shortly after you buy it, you’ll love this.

Imagine being able to change the color whenever you feel like it, and change it to any color you can imagine.

The technology is in the works and we may see it emerge as soon as 2010.

Human Eye

How It Works

The human eye sees different colors because of the way light is reflected off of different objects.

Using this principal, a polymer undercoating was developed which contains paramagnetic iron oxide particles. Read more

Research Proves it – Expensive Cars Really Turn Women On

An insurance company in the UK called Hiscox (yes, really) commissioned an experiment in the hopes of discovering that people really can feel a physical attraction for cars.

A strange topic to invest money in, Hiscox went on to test something Italian car owners knew all along…

The Test

A woman looking arousedThe test is simple, 40 men and women listened to recordings of three exotic Italian sports cars and one mid sized German car rev their engines.

Cars They Tested

  • Maserati
  • Lamborghini
  • Ferrari
  • Volkswagen Polo

After listening to each recording a sample of the test subjects’ saliva was collected and analyzed for testosterone levels. Read more

Southern California: Land of the Cars

Southern California is arguably the land of the cars, a land of more automobiles, freeways and roadways than one can count.

The lack of a strong public transit system certainly contributes to our need for cars.

But it’s fascinating to look at which types of cars are popular in certain areas of Greater Los Angeles or the sprawling San Diego County.

Something Different for Every Californian

A woman in a bikini on the beachFor example, in family-heavy east Ventura County, the minivans heyday through the 1990s crowded roads with them in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Moorpark. Read more

Compact This, Compact That … Compact Minivan?

In today’s automotive world, changing models into new configurations or classes hardly surprise the motoring public. The consumer expects to see more fuel economy and better technology in smaller vehicles.

But one of the strangest areas to add more classifications is the minivan. 

What Exactly is a Compact Minivan?

Woman using a makeup compactBy the 2007 model year, only two compact minivans remained on the American market, the Mazda5 and the Kia Rondo, and in the years before that pickings were slim.

The history of the small minivan dates back to the late 1980s-early 1990s, with the Mitsubishi Expo and Nissan Axxess, according to Wikipedia. Read more

Aiming for a New, New Era for Volkswagen

You would think that Volkswagen would be sitting pretty when the tide turned toward smaller, fuel-efficient vehicles in the American market.

But the German-based automaker wants to remain edgy. Word is out that the company is working on a new version of its rejuvenated-yet-old Beetle.

Apparently the New Beetle is not so new anymore, and, well, VW is learning that its demographics are proving to be a bit limiting.

The New Beetle is A Chick-Ride

2010 BeetleIt’s hard to increase sales when the target market doesn’t include men from the ages of 16-35. Read more

The Station Wagon Primed for a Comeback?

Few motorists are aware, but auto industry experts say the station wagon died a quiet death in the 1990s. Mainly due to the growing popularity of the minivan, and later, the sport utility vehicle.

That’s not to say you won’t see any on roadways. Some older models remain, and a new model might surface from year to year. However the days of mass production – and consumption – for the station wagon are over.

Station Wagon Defined

An old woody station wagonMost station wagons have bodies that essentially are modified sedans. They are passenger vehicles, but with an expanded rear cargo area, and almost always a rear window that is nearly vertical. Read more

Can Too Many Choices Make it Harder to Buy A Car?

It used to be that you looked at a car’s make and model, and maybe chose some trim options, paint color or transmission, and you were on your way with your shiny new car.

How far the automotive industry has progressed these days. Some might even argue that it has digressed.

So Many Choices Almost Makes it Hard to Decide

Woman in bikini with tape measureTake for example the 2009 Toyota Corolla. It’s not so simple to just take one and roll from a dealer’s lot.

The compact comes in six different styles, differing in price from a little over $14,000 up to almost $20,000. Read more

Dictating the Hues: Consumers, Technology Changing Car Colors

The Color of your car can say a lot about you.

The way technology is advancing, someday you’ll be able to change the color of your vehicle depending upon your mood.

Until then automakers are wowing consumers with a wide assortment of interesting colors.

Alubeam

For the 40th anniversary of its CL65 AMG, Mercedes-Benz announced the limited use of a new color that takes its traditional silver to a new realm.

The new Alubeam is said to gleam like liquid metal and appear to have been stretched over the car’s body. The effect would be emphasizing the 2008 coupe’s eye-attracting lines. Read more