Chrysler 300C The Stretched Version

1932 Chrysler Imperial Custom 8
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As automakers go, developing well received models is a chore all on its own. When a model becomes a hit, as has the Chrysler 300C, the result is favorable press coverage, high customer satisfaction ratings, and a “halo” effect that will extend to the entire product line. Chrysler’s 300C is a success, but the German-American automaker isn’t stopping there. A stretched version of the car is being developed, one that could find a following among fans, but only if the price is right.

So, why would DaimlerChrysler authorize a stretched version of the 300C? For many reasons including:

The Limousine Market – Although the 300C isn’t on the same level as the Lincoln Town Car or Cadillac DTS, the automobile does battle with the Ford Crown Victoria. Thus , taxi and limousine operators will be drawn to the stretched 300C as the car gives its passengers the room that they need.

The Pursuit Market – The Ford Crown Victoria is the most popular police pursuit auto followed by the Chevy Impala. Chrysler way back conceded this market when they give up building larger rear wheel drive vehicles. The stretched 300C could fit in nicely and give the automaker some further sales to lift market share. Look for a likewise stretched Dodge Charger to also be built once 300C demand has been proven.

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This post was written by admin on October 31, 2009

Chevy Corvette Has Variety Of Options

Corvette C6 Z06
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The Chevrolet Corvette, a Sports car legend and an automobile Classic for ever, has somehow survived inflated insurance rates; all types of inane and meaningless safety legislation and engine pollution add ons. The Chevrolet Corvette has been universally accepted as the measure of a high-performance sports auto. Vehicles are cyclical, new model of vehicles appear and vanish and yet the Corvette lives on. No auto has been able to cover as many aspects of the hi-performance sport as the Corvette. The flexibility of this superb car has appealed to all age groups and has kept the ownership of a Corvette, a most prestigious thing.

The Corvette has gone through many changes in its lifetime, including every custom and hot rod trend going. It is a miracle the Corvette has remained a true high performance sports automobile and did not mature into a two plus two sedan as did Ford’s Thunderbird. The Corvette was in the on the beginnings of the fast car era. In the mid 50’s folk wanted fast cars, and by 1957 the Corvette was leading the pack. Hot rodding owes a giant debt to the Corvette; it was in charge of just about all higher performance parts ever to come from Chevrolet. 4 speed transmissions, dual quad intake manifolds and hot solid lifter camshafts.

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This post was written by admin on October 22, 2009

Emergency Car Kits – An Overview

This is not one of my usual posts, but just a reminder that we should all be carrying an emergency kit in our cars for those unexpected breakdowns.  This is something we all know and agree on, but tend to think we have more than enough time to organize.  Remember, breakdowns happen when you least expect it so be prepared, especially with the holidays fast approaching and all the driving you might be doing. Hope this post helps …..

An emergency can hardly be prevented. Accidents and disasters can come in any person’s way, regardless how rich or poor, young or old he or she is. Especially when you consider a vehicle owner, a vehicle is prone to meet with many accidents and deadly situations at any given time. For this reason emergency car kits should be mandatory for any vehicle owner. An accident could be waiting for you around any street corner. While prevention is the best option, it is not always possible. Many accident fatalities and serious injuries happen because of the lack of emergency car kits.

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This post was written by admin on October 21, 2009

A Review of the New Prius

2000-2003 Toyota Prius photographed in USA.
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The ante will be raised when new Prius is released. The Prius fuel economy is the biggest feature.The Prius gets a 1.the displacement is up 0.3 liters.5L.The bigger engine and torque nets better gas mileage at highway speeds because the gearing is lower.Horsepower is now up from 110 to 160.

The 2010 Toyota Prius should get right about 50 MPG; which is up 4 MPG from its predecessor. Hyper milling techniques can net more than 75 MPG out of a Prius!  Nevertheless the improved fuel economy is due to the redesigned lighter stiffer body and power train, which has been reconfigured for less weight. Engine noise is toned down thanks to a stiffer chassis.

Steering has been enhanced via disc brakes and angling of the wheels. The new Prius comes stock with some great features such as: air, CD, and power everything. Some accessories available on the new Prius are a back-up camera, HID headlamps, gauge controls, and a nav system.

The battery recharging system has also been upgraded. The new Prius is at the top of the compact car class in regards to safety. The Prius has some safety traits like lane departure, parking assist, and a cruise control that keeps the same distance.

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This post was written by admin on October 20, 2009

428 Cobra Jet Mach 1 Ford Mustang

Mustang is a muscle car in it is own class. It just command respect without making a sound. Mickey Thomson shows us what you can do with a classic cars, given talent and persistence.  The engine in 1965 when the ford 427 cobra engine Ford could come up with. Inside, restyled all new flight deck for 1969 with a twin pod dashboard, high back bucket seats with knitted vinyl, an optional fold down rear seat, a sporty clock and rich, molded door panels. It had a super slippery roof line, streamlined front end with twin set headlamps and on top.

428 ford cobra jet optional shaker hood scoop others would copy ad and in the years ahead it coined the shaker first. This was designed to familiarize us with history in an age when modifying a vintage Pony has become fashionable again. This was not built for personal expression, but to share a time in history we will likely never see again. When you stop and think about the Ford Cobra Jet Mach 1, high performance is one of the first things that comes to mind.

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This post was written by admin on October 5, 2009

Hybrid Car – A Simple Guide

A hybrid car is a vehicle that uses two or even more distinct sources of power in order to get propelled. Among the power sources for a hybrid car there are gasoline or diesel fuel, on-board or out-board rechargeable energy storage systems (RESS), hydrogen, wind, compressed or liquid natural gas, solar, coal, wood or other solid combustibles, etc. The term hybrid car/vehicle is used most frequently to refer to hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) in which an internal combustion engine is combined with one or more electric motors.

As mentioned above, there are other hybrid vehicles beside the hybrid cars we will mainly deal with here. Just think of mopeds and electric bicycles. These are the simplest forms of hybrid vehicles. They combine the power from an internal combustion engine or electric motor with the power of the rider’s muscles. Then there are hybrid heavy vehicles like railway locomotives, buses, heavy goods vehicles, ships or mobile hydraulic machinery. Usually, the term hybrid car/ vehicle is used to refer to hybrid electric vehicles. This category includes the following types of automotives: AHS2 (Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Silverado, Cadillac Escalade, Saturn Vue), Toyota Prius, Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid, Honda Insight and many others. A petroleum-electric hybrid car usually gets its power from an internal combustion engine (gasoline or diesel engine) and an electric battery.

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This post was written by admin on October 4, 2009