Top 10 SUVs with 300+ Horsepower

If the Sixties were the stage for the Muscle Car Wars, we're currently living through the Muscle SUV Wars, as manufacturers use new engine technologies to push the boundaries of power in sport utility vehicles. Twenty years ago, when SUVs began their rise in the marketplace, 150 horsepower represented the norm. Horsepower slowly began to creep upwards, however, as engines began to grow under ... Read More

Top 10 Day Trip Parks You Must Visit

For those of us lucky enough to live in this part of the country, we're blessed with some of the most beautiful state parks to be had. From majestic shorelines to dense forests to wildflower-filled prairies, there's something for just about everyone looking to escape the noise and confusion of our concrete-filled world. Even better is the fact that you can drive to these parks in a matter of a few ... Read More

Top 10 Crazy TV Cars You Just Can’t Forget

Whether because they’re awful or awfully cool, certain cars from certain television shows have become icons. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, here’s our list of the top 10 most iconic television vehicles. The General Lee -- The iconic 1969 Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazard (shown above) The Batmobile -- Created by George Barris from a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car for the original Batman ... Read More

Top 10 Worst Car Names

Mustang, Challenger, Corvette, Jaguar, Roadmaster – when you’re naming a car it’s a good idea to go with a name that evokes a deep feeling and points to an experience like no other. A great car name does that. But what about the not-so-great car names? Somewhere, a group of car execs and marketers got together and signed off on some downright crazy monikers. What, we wonder, were they thinking? ... Read More

Top 10 Presidential Rides

The 2016 presidential election is looming, and no matter who wins we can be guaranteed one thing: another awesome presidential vehicle! Check out our list of the top 10 commander-in-chief cars from oldest to newest. 1. William Howard Taft’s 1909 White Model M steamer   2. Herbert Hoover’s V-16 Cadillac   3. FDR’s 1939 Lincoln Model K “Sunshine Special”   4. ... Read More

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars

Think cheap gasoline killed the fuel-efficient car? Think again! These ten rides will leave you grinning at the pump. Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T manual: 40 mpg Chevrolet Sonic 1.4T manual: 40 mpg Fiat 500 1.4L manual: 40 mpg Nissan Versa 1.6L CVT: 40 mpg Hyundai Elantra Eco 1.4T automatic: 40 mpg Dodge Dart Turbo 1.4T manual: 41 mpg Mazda 3 2.0L automatic: 41 mpg Chevrolet Spark 1.4L ... Read More

The Most Gorgeous Hood Ornaments Ever

From insects to canines, flying ladies to Egyptians gods, some amazingly creative and beautiful ornamentation (such as this one from a Kaiser Virginian) has graced the hoods of our automobiles over time. Here’s our take on the ten most beautiful bits of automotive decoration: Lincoln’s Greyhound Packard’s Goddess of Speed The Pierce Arrow Archer Rolls Royce’s Spirit of ... Read More

Top 10 Iconic Cartoon Cars

Sure, the designers in Detroit can dream up some pretty wicked metal from time to time, but they can't hold a candle to the imagination of the animating wizards who brought us these pen-and-ink creations: The Mach 5 -- Possibly the most awesome cartoon car ever, this Japanimation vehicle (seen above) first fired up in 1967 and sported a special steering wheel that activated canyon-jumping ... Read More

Top 10 Glove Box Gadgets

Take a look in your glove box. If all you find is a handful of napkins and a few fast food catsup packs it might be time to raise the bar a little. Here are a few items you'll be glad you have on hand. ICE -- AAA recommends keeping an ICE (In Case of Emergency) card, filled out with your emergency contacts and any pertinent medical information like, medications, allergies, and blood ... Read More

10 Vehicles With Excellent Residual Value

Lease customers take note. ALG (Automotive Lease Guide) recently announced their 2015 Residual Value Award Winners. If you're considering leasing, these vehicles should definitely be on your short list. First a little background. Residual value and resale value are sometimes confused with each other. Simply put, residual value is what the leasing company or lender expects a vehicle to be worth ... Read More

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