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What's the Mustang GT got that the 370Z doesn't?
Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The economy is playing a big part on the redesigned 2010 Ford Mustang. Not much has changed mechanically for the 2010 Mustang except that they managed to squeeze a few more ponies out from under the hood by using a new intake. I can't really blame Ford for not trying to redesign the engine, transmission, or suspension; the economy is in trouble and they are in the midst of it. I think it was a smart move on their part but slightly disappointing for the consumers. But what Ford did change is worth while. The Mustang has been adorned with shiny new sheet metal giving the look of a little more Muscle. Body lines have been reshaped, interior redone, and sound deadening added for comfort. In fact Ford did such and incredible job of quieting down the car they had to add a tube from the...
F** Front Wheel Drives!
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007

FUN FRONT WHEEL DRIVES (I bet you weren't thinking FUN): Allen: Let me just preface this by saying I'm not a big fan of front wheel drive cars. This took quite a bit off internal fortitude to actually admit that there are a few front wheel drive cars that I actually like. Honestly, just two out of the many front wheel drive cars I have driven. Granted, there are probably others that are just as fun to drive as these but these I have driven and can vouch for. Also, these are the only one I have actually really, and I mean really, enjoyed driving. The first is, as you can tell from the picture, the Mini Cooper (S model shown.). This is like driving a go-kart. You look in the direction you want to go and it goes there. The one I drove wasn't even the S model so I can only...
Great Gas Milage and Performance In One Car?
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The questions is can you have your cake and eat it, too? I love the idea of fast sports cars that handle well and also serve as a decent daily driver. However, as I mentioned before in the last article, gas prices are on the rise and are currently over $4.00 a gallon with no relief in sight. Where does that leave the driving enthusiast?  Bored... and annoyed (At least I am.) You can't take that leisurely trip up north or to your favorite mountain pass on the weekend, you have to save that precious fuel for getting yourself to work and back. So what is the solution? Carpool if you can, ride a bicycle if you live close enough, or buy a more economical ride. I never want to recommend that people trade in their existing car for the sole reason of poor gas mileage. If there is nothing...
How to Replace a Constant Velocity (C.V.) Boot
Posted Thursday, January 29, 2009

The C.V boot on Austin's Sentra tore and he got quoted about three hundred buck-a-roos to replace it.  As I am the mechanic of the family that means I get to do it in my garage for the price of beer.  It's a fair trade... Estimated Time: Two Beers (about 1 hour) Skill Level: Some mechanical aptitude and tools will definitely help. 1.  Crack open a beer. 2. Raise the front of the vehicle using a jack and support the vehicle with jack stands. 2.  Remove the appropriate wheel.  The driver side outer boot was torn so that was the side of the car we took the wheel off of. 3.  Remove the cotter pin from the axle nut. 4.  Remove the cotter pin for the lower ball joint securing the ball joint nut in place.  Take a swig of beer.  The beer that night was Four Peaks...
2009 Acura TL
Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Only last year the Acura TL was one of my favorite cars visually and it was placed at the top of my list for what manufactures should strive for when designing a sedan.  But recently that all changed.  I remember when I first spotted the 2009 Acura TL.  I was driving home from work and I saw one pulling out of the LifeTime Fitness.   It caught my attention so badly I nearly rear ended a VW bug. "What the fu-gly!"  I blurt out loud and quickly glanced around out of my top down Miata to make sure no one noticed that I was talking to myself.  "What the Heck is that and who was dumb enough to make a sedan that ugly?"  The car pulled out into the lane in front of me and I manage a glimpse at its badging. "THE TL!.. THE ACURA TL!?"  I screamed.  The shock was over whelming...