First it was the Ford F-150, now China is doing a knockoff of the Caddy SRX

First it was the Ford F-150, now China is doing a knockoff of the Caddy SRX

[ 0 ] May 30, 2012 by Mark

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but there comes a time when enough is really enough. Hot on the heels of the Chinese knockoff of the Ford F-150 comes the new Chinese knockoff of the Cadillac SRX. Only a very few subtle changes separate this Dongfeng imitation from the real thing. However, it […]

Ford Explorer takes over for the outdated Crown Vic for CHiPs

Ford Explorer takes over for the outdated Crown Vic for CHiPs

[ 0 ] May 29, 2012 by Mark

The California Highway Patrol announced it was going to replace their geriatric Ford Crown Victoria cruisers last year and started an exhaustive search for a suitable replacement. One of the main criteria the highway patrol had decided on was the ability to carry four officers and their equipment. Apparently none of the current sedans could […]

2012 Ford F-150 recalled due to seat occupancy sensor

2012 Ford F-150 recalled due to seat occupancy sensor

[ 0 ] May 26, 2012 by Mark

Yet another recall for Ford. Hot on the heals of the recall last week for the Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, it would appear that the 2012 F-150 didn’t want to feel left out. This recall is for the front passenger side seat occupancy sensor not functioning properly in the 2012 Ford F-150 pickup. This error […]

Cadillac Escalade getting a face lift in 2014

Cadillac Escalade getting a face lift in 2014

[ 0 ] May 23, 2012 by Mark

Over the past few years Cadillac has really made a thundering comeback. The CTS and CTS-V have seen very strong sales, and the Escalade has become the standard for SUV luxury. However, Cadillac sees a lot of room for tweaking and improvement. Cadillac has decided to refresh the Escalade line starting in 2014. There are […]

The Chevrolet Trax will debut at the Paris Auto Show

The Chevrolet Trax will debut at the Paris Auto Show

[ 0 ] May 22, 2012 by Mark

Word has it that the Chevrolet Trax will make it’s final, or close to final, design debut at the Paris Auto Show this year. This SUV concept has gone through many design stages in it’s short life before finally coming to fruition. The final version will supposedly be a little less boxy and a little […]

67,000 + Jeep Wranglers recalled over possible fire hazard

67,000 + Jeep Wranglers recalled over possible fire hazard

[ 0 ] May 21, 2012 by Mark

Chrysler and the NHTSA have issued a recall on almost 68,000 Jeep Wranglers made in 2010 due to a possible fire hazard. The reason for the possible fire hazard is due to the Wrangler’s skid plate protecting the transmission. Apparently the recall is only for the 2010 Jeep Wranglers equipped with an automatic transmission. The […]

This 1:8.4 scale Lego remote controlled Land Rover Defender could be a reality... because of you

This 1:8.4 scale Lego remote controlled Land Rover Defender could be a reality… because of you

[ 0 ] May 18, 2012 by Mark

Sometimes, someone comes along with an idea that seems to good to be true. And sometimes that idea needs to be nourished. This is one of those times! This remote controlled Lego model of a Land Rover Defender 110 is the brain child of Lego master “Sheepo” and is now up on CUUSOO looking for […]

Is this the replacement to the Humvee?

Is this the replacement to the Humvee?

[ 0 ] May 16, 2012 by Mark

We all remember the Hummer H1. It was the ‘civilian’ model of the US military’s Humvee and it initially took the truck market by storm. Between the H1 and H2 it seemed you couldn’t turn a corner without feeling like an extra in a Red Dawn remake. Well, the military is looking to replace the […]

Ford recalls 2011-2012 F-150, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator

Ford recalls 2011-2012 F-150, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator

[ 0 ] May 15, 2012 by Mark

Well it seems the recall a week trend just keeps going strong. This time Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for a large number of 2011 through 2012 F-150 pickups, Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators. The issue at hand is a faulty transmission range sensor or TRS. The faulty sensor is causing the ‘R’ on […]

Carroll Shelby passes away at 89

Carroll Shelby passes away at 89

[ 0 ] May 11, 2012 by Mark

To say that today is a sad day for the automotive world is an understatement. Carroll Shelby, one of the true pioneers of everything automotive that we have come to love and cherish, has passed away at the age of 89. Born January 11, 1923 in Leesburg, Texas, Shelby’s love of cars manifested itself early […]

Land Rover celebrates the one millionth Discovery as only Land Rover can... by driving 8,000 miles around the world

Land Rover celebrates the one millionth Discovery as only Land Rover can… by driving 8,000 miles around the world

[ 0 ] May 10, 2012 by Mark

One million… that is a staggering number no matter what you’re talking about. But when it comes to vehicle units produces of a certain product line, well, that is just flat out astonishing. That is the number Land Rover hit with the Discovery a little while back, so they decided to celebrate… by retracing an […]

GM prepares to temporarily shut down full size truck plants as refresh for the Silverado and Sierra begin

GM prepares to temporarily shut down full size truck plants as refresh for the Silverado and Sierra begin

[ 0 ] May 9, 2012 by Mark

Several months ago it was reported that GM would be shutting down many of their full size truck plants for 20+ weeks while they refit them and began plans to refresh the Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra model line. GM’s full size truck line has not seen a refresh or major update since 2007. The affected production […]

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