Monthly Archives: April 2010

2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

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Product placements can be the best thing for a company and its products. But they can also be a kiss of death. Take Aston Martin for example. Most people recognize the brand for its association with James Bond and quite frankly many people like that. But some people are uncomfortable with this tie-up because they feel people will look at them as wanna-be agent 007. Continue reading

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Hennessey Performance

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Hennessey Performance has been around for awhile now. They first made headlines when they started tuning the Dodge Viper back in the early 1990’s. They had turned a fast car into an absurdly fast car.

In recent years they have tuned everything from Chevrolet Corvette’s to the Ford F-150 Raptor truck. But these masters of speed weren’t content, and they recently began work on a project that would require more than just adding some turbos and superchargers. Continue reading

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Acura TSX Sport Wagon

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Generally, station wagons have not been very successful in North America. People on this continent have much preferred to buy an SUV or a cross-over rather than a wagon.

So it has certainly come as a big surprise to see all the new wagon models recently going on sale. Honda just launched the Accord Crosstour a few months back, and Subaru came out with another new Outback wagon. Continue reading

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Chevrolet Cruze Eco

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Green is the key word in the auto industry these days. Not only are consumers more sympathetic towards climate change and the effect cars have on our environment, with the price of gasoline going up every year, they don’t mind saving a little at every fill up.

So far the solutions towards getting better fuel economy have been restricted to diesel and hybrid powertrains, but Chevrolet has now come up with a rather ingenious, simple and cost effective method to achieve incredible fuel economy. Continue reading

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2011 Mercedes-Benz R-class

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Facelifts are big in Hollywood. Many in the industry believe that a well executed nip and tuck can prolong ones career by a few years. Nowadays, even car companies are going that route.

Rather than come up with an all-new vehicle, car companies are doing mild styling tweaks to keep their aging models looking fresh. These facelifts are becoming more and more popular since most car companies have been a bit strapped for cash and this is an easy way to get a few more years out of an old product. Continue reading

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2011 Kia Optima

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The Kia Optima (Magentis as it’s called in Canada) has been around for 10 years now, and is probably one of the most overlooked cars in its segment of mid-sized sedans.

While it has always been a good, reliable car, due to its boring exterior design and cheap plastic interior, it is one of those cars people don’t notice much. Continue reading

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2011 Infiniti QX56

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In the Middle-East, one of the most popular SUV’s around is the Nissan Patrol. Its ruggedness and off-road capabilities has made it a favorite among those who like to play in areas where roads don’t exist.

In North America we sadly don’t get the Patrol, but now we will be getting something that is almost its twin brother. Meet the 2011 Infiniti QX56, a vehicle that shares quite a few parts with the new Patrol. Continue reading

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