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Forgotten Cars: Hummer H3T Forgotten Cars: Hummer H3T

You know, if Hummer could have weathered the storm that killed it that was the Recession, and high gas prices (somehow Jeep survived and I’m not sure how), it would be working today as GM’s Jeep fighter. With the SUV,crossover and truck craze, they would probably be having record sales.

The 2019 Lincoln MK...err Nautilus starts at $40,340 The 2019 Lincoln MK...err Nautilus starts at $40,340

In an attempt to to freshen things and make the lineup more appealing, the MKX, a nameplate thats been around since 2007, becomes the Nautilus. Its good to see them going back to actual vehicle names instead of the alphanumeric crap we’ve had from everyone for over 2 decades now.

Forgotten Cars: Ford Contour SVT Forgotten Cars: Ford Contour SVT

The Contour was probably one of the few times a vehicle was brought to the American market virtually unchanged from its home market. It was essentially a renamed second gen Mondeo brought over from the European market. Many people even forget it was here for 6 years, from ‘94 until ‘00. For a brief 2 years, ‘98 till…

The 2019 Mustang Bullitt starts at $47,590 The 2019 Mustang Bullitt starts at $47,590

Which is honestly a lot of coin for a special edition non Shelby Mustang. True to its heritage though, you can only get the Bullitt on the GT. No Ecoboost here. V8 only. There are only 2 color options: Shadow Black and Dark Highland Green. I choose the classic Bullitt green because honestly, I don’t know if its the…

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 starts at $35,790 The 2019 Cadillac XT4 starts at $35,790

Not as cheap as I thought it would be, but in its attempt to cash in on the sickness that is the crossover craze, this sub XT5 model tries to win over young buyers (which it wont. Crossovers mainly attract older over 50 people) with style? Sure. Here’s the price break down.

The surprising and frustrating things I have learned so far working at AAA The surprising and frustrating things I have learned so far working at AAA

I changed jobs. No more work in finance for me. Wanting stability and the ability to grow with a company I went to the Automobile Club of Southern California, AAA. It’s been about 3 months since I started and I like it. Great pay, great benefits, 401k etc. I work in the emergency roadside department. As I have noticed…

Forgotten Cars: Mitsubishi Endeavor  Forgotten Cars: Mitsubishi Endeavor 

Every once in awhile mediocrity comes along on 4 wheels and tries to capture buyers. That was the Endeavor. Conceived under Mitsubishi’s “Project America” program that was supposed to bring vehicles to market specifically for North America, it was produced from ‘03-’11, a surprising run.

The saga of buying my 2018 Hyundai Sonata The saga of buying my 2018 Hyundai Sonata

So I bought a Sonata. Brand new. And surprisingly I don’t regret it. And boy did it drain me. Mentally and physically. Its a tale that involves cars I was coming in on being sold, the frustration and trade in of the Sonic, a rival Hyundai dealer trying to trick me into signing the car to keep me from leaving, missing…

Forgotten Cars: Nissan Altima Hybrid Forgotten Cars: Nissan Altima Hybrid

Remember when Nissan developed a Altima Hybrid using Toyota tech and then it just disappeared? Not many people do because it sold poorly. The Altima Hybrid was based on the 4th gen Altima and was introduced in ‘07 at the Orange County Auto Show (because of course they would introduce it in the OC).

Nice price or Crack Pipe? Nice price or Crack Pipe?

Im going to check this out this weekend. A ‘14 CTS Luxury 2.0t. 66,021 miles. The thing is though, Carfax states: Accident reported Vehicle involved in a rear-end collision with another motor vehicle, Airbags did not deploy. It doesn’t look like it has been though. Because of that minor accident, the dealer is asking …

Can someone tell me what this is? Can someone tell me what this is?

With our close proximity to Mexico, we get to see some interesting models here in Southern California. The other day for instance, I saw something called a Honda City, which looked to be a sedan version of a Fit. But from my research it looks like its either a tad smaller than the Fit or inbetween the Fit and Civic.

Genesis G70 is getting a manual (officially) for the US. Genesis G70 is getting a manual (officially) for the US.

Car & Driver is reporting that the ‘19 Genesis G70 will be getting a manual in the US thanks to the release of EPA ratings for the car. The thing is you will only be able to get it with the 252 horse 2.0 liter engine on the G70 2.0T. The fuel economy for the G70 2.0T with rwd and the auto trans is 22/30/25 combined.…

Here's another bad auto loan for you guys (and the last one) Here's another bad auto loan for you guys (and the last one)

Ok here’s the last one for you guys since I’m going to be changing jobs I wont really get to see how broke people are anymore. Here we have a 27 year old girl making about $5500 a month (gross). Pulled up in a weird yellow Lexus RC350 F Sport that I didn’t even know came in that color. Now its loaded. Her report puts…

'19 Corvette ZR-1 starts at $120,990 '19 Corvette ZR-1 starts at $120,990

America’s Supercar is way over 6 figures now and is ready to play with the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, etc.

Remember the Performance Pack Level 2 for the Mustang that was coming? Its here, and pricey Remember the Performance Pack Level 2 for the Mustang that was coming? Its here, and pricey

How pricey you ask? Try $6500. Yes six thousand five hundred dollars. For that price you get:

I Just had a 2018 BMW 5 Series for a week I Just had a 2018 BMW 5 Series for a week

It was good. Better than I thought it would be considering how the previous gen was, but at the same time it wasn’t as great as I thought it would be either.

Bruh Bruh

Kylie Jenner just got a fucking LaFerrari from Travis Scott. Not only am I mad and jealous because she doesn’t deserve this, but dude is stupid af. He buys a car that’s pretty much 2 million dollars and his own net worth is estimated to be 8 million. He bought a car that’s 25% of his net worth for a girl that’s worth…

I really hate car rental companies I really hate car rental companies

Boy do they make it difficult for you if you are a local renter for some reason. The following is a dumbass list of whats required if you’re a local renter from a few rental companies. I had to go through this with them( and just ended up with a Turo rental) last weekend. One of the main things I hated was the fact…

There aren't that many Black car enthusiasts and it sucks There aren't that many Black car enthusiasts and it sucks

Disclaimer: This might hit some nerves IF you understand or know where I’m coming from. If not, just understand this is my perspective. Any questions comment below of course.

Someone caught the 2019 Focus uncovered Someone caught the 2019 Focus uncovered

Motor Trend has a pic via an auto site from Hungary called Vezess of the ‘19 Focus uncovered during a shoot. A reader captured the shot. It looks good. A little too Hyundai-ish in the rear tail lights though. Hopefully a next gen ST/RS were developed alongside.

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