• How to Choose C6 Z06 Race Car for Sale – A Buyer’s Guide

    Are you looking for race cars for sale? Why not considering to buy Corvette C6 Z06? This car was on sale for the first time in 2005. The series of C6 kept developing until 2013. Though the C6 Z06 has been around in the market for years, you can still find out that this series is a track-capable beast. The vehicle provides users with incredible power at a relatively affordable price. If you are a big fan of Corvette, don’t skip this series from your radar. So, are you ready to find a C6 Z06 race car for sale? Here is a buyer’s guide to narrow down your choice.

    Photos by Márkó Török
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    C6 Corvette’s Overview

    C6 is the sixth generation of Corvette. The series was considered to be the follow-up version of the fifth generation of Corvette that had gained success in the market since it was introduced the first time in 1997. However, you can be sure that the C6 is not a re-imaging or re-design of the previous version on Corvette for all purposes and intents. It can be said that the C6 is an evolution of the earlier model. You can find everything that has helped the C5 platform to gain success in the market in the C6 series. Additionally, the entire design of the C6 model is more improved if compared to the previous version of Corvette. The major invisible change you can find is the absence of “flaws” in the C6 model.

    Photos by Jurriaan Vogel
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    Tips to Buy C6 Z06

    With all the improvements offered by the C6 Z06, buying this race car can be a valuable investment. If you are looking for C6’s supercharged Corvette for sale, here are several things that you should put into consideration.

    • Bodywork and Interior. Bodywork is the first thing you have to learn when choosing C6 Z06. You need to know that repairs on the bodywork can be expensive since it is bonded to the chassis. Make sure that you look for the signs of the irregular bonding adhesive that usually shows the points of crash repair. Meanwhile, the strong smell of petrol near the fuel filler usually shows the signs that the plastic tank sender has broken. You also need to make sure that the key fobs function well.
    • Tires and Brakes. The next thing you have to put into consideration when choosing a C6 Z06 race car for sale is the tires and brakes. You need to know that this series of Corvette often using up tires fast at 15-20 thousand miles per set. High-performance tires usually require a very high price. In this way, most of the time, the sellers will ask for added cost for the tires’ replacement. For the braking system of the C6, make sure that you check both the brakes and rotors to find any signs of aging. This is also very important for you to try and determine how much material remains on the pad surfaces of the brake. If the car you are going to buy uses ceramic brakes, make sure that you also check the rotors of the brake for scarring or pitting.
    • Engine and Transmission. When looking for a Corvette drag race car for sale, you also need to consider the engine and transmission. A rumbling sound that you find on the rear part of the car can be a sign that several bolts have worked loose. This will also be very crucial to ensure that the battery in good condition. Most of the time, the cam chain tensioner on the LS3 engine of the C6 is considered to be the weak spot of this series. So, it will be very helpful if you can make a budget plan for an upgrade. Most of the time, you will be required to pay for $130 to get the upgrade version for the cam chain tensioner.
    • Drive It. How can you determine that a car fits for you without driving it first? So, after checking all the parts of the C6 Z06, make sure that you conduct a test drive. This is one of the most crucial parts of every car buying process. It will provide you with a full assessment of the car condition. Make sure that you turn off the radio and avoid any conversation until complete the test drive. This will help you to find if there is any rumbling, rattle, or squeak coming out from the engine.
    • Dealer Inspection. If you can’t find a C6 Z06 car race for sale on your own, you can consider visiting local Chevy dealers. They will provide you with a complete used car check on the C6 car that you are considering to purchase. The Chevy technicians will conduct a complete diagnostic to help you find out any issue in the car. In this way, you will be able to get valuable insight into the car’s condition from the experts.
  • Camaro Street Racing Car: A History and Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R Race Car

    Let us talk about the Camaro street racing car.However, before we get further into the Camaro cars, we need to get to know a few things first about street-car racing. Who does not know about street racing? Many people said that street racing is illegal, is it now? It s true that in the past, people start a fight by doing a street-car racing. Of course, this kind of thing makes people terrified. Camaro racing cars.

    The idea of street-car racing then develops into something that only “troublesome” people get into the street-car racing. Even though there are already legal street-car races, many people still think that street-car racing is useless. But, enough about that. The focus of the street-car racing is not about whether it is illegally or legally conducted, but it is about the car.

    Instead of talking and discussing turn signals, 91 octanes, or factory body panels, why do not we talk about the history behind the street-car racing and the technology that people used back then on their cars? What did they do with their cars to make them confident in joining the street-car racing? Or we can also discuss the tire and whether they add a turbo for their car or not.

    Brief History of Street-Car Racing

    Regardless of whether the street-car racing is illegal or not, the history of this street racing goes all the way back to the first formal street-racing car which people called the drag races. Back in 1951, people started to do the first street-car racing was conducted at Wally Parks. Here, people race to show what they have in their cars. Also, each year, the theme model of the car was changed. Starting from stock cars then Gassers, then Altered Wheelbase, then Funny Cars, then Pro Stock, and many more.

    As time goes by, the street-racing car develops into more complex and a little bit pricey. Hence, it is not a surprising thing when there is an underground street-car racing with a much cheaper and less complex system.

    As we have already stated in the previous paragraph, street-racing is indeed always related to an illegal thing that only troublesome people do. To be precise, a street-racing car is a kind of illegal racing using high-powered cars or modified cars and conducted on public roads. Not only that but street-racing also being related to dangerous accidents.

    Just like horse racing, street-racing with cars has been conducted long ago in the past. However, that being said, eventually, street-racing with cars have become common during the peak season of muscle cars and hot rodding. Of course, it becomes even more popular day by day even though deaths happen every year. It can be the driver, the bystander, or the passenger.

    If the first drag race was conducted in 1951, then the first modern car street-racing for the car was conducted in Woodward Avenue, Michigan. Here, the people in this street-racing mainly used high-powered performance cars from three main car companies in the United States. There is no legal racing venue so they have to use public roads. 

    Typically, the street-racing is taken place in highways that are less crowded such as the outskirts of the city, countryside, or industrial complexes. Also, there are two types of illegal car street-racing, the spontaneous one and the coordinated one. If the street-racing is well-planned or coordinated, people usually communicate via a 2-way band radio. Not only that but they also use technology to track polices and GPS to mark the location of the police. 

    Now, of course, the all-time favorite car used in the street-car racing is Camaro street racing car. Thus, in this article, we are going to talk about the stunning piece of art of Chevrolet Camaro which is Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R Race Car.

    What You Need to Know about Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R Race Car

    Chevrolet sure can make its fans scream in pleasure. Chevrolet finally lets out a track-only version of the F-body which is then called Camaro GT4.R Race Car. This announcement was released in March. The body of this race car is inspired by the ZL2 1LE and also a race-prepped 6.2-liter LT1 V8. You can buy this car for USD 259,000. Although the price is definitely the price of BMW, with paying this much, you will be able to own your own Camaro that is specifically built to compete in two different championship series.

    The company that builds the GT4.R is none other than GM technical partner Prat & Miller. They release an announcement that they are ready to take orders for the Camaro GT4.R Race Car. As we have stated before, the price of this car is no joke. This car is even more expensive than the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup which starts at USD 213,000 or McLaren 570S GT4 which starts at USD 195,000. But then again, cars for racing are always expensive.

    This Camaro street racing car is built with:

    1. 480 HP
    2. Six-speed sequential transmission
    3. 2-way adjustable suspension
    4. Safety equipment
  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – First Copy Has Been Sold

    The most anticipated 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 price as hammered at $1.1 million for its first copy, the VIN 001 at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    All photos by Alfredo Enrique De Lorenzo
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    So, who is the winner for the amazing number of the bidder? They are Craig Jackson and the CEO of Barret-Jackson. With this winning bidding, they are now allowed to customize the car with a number of colors and options. Interestingly, this huge number is for JDFR, an organization that is focusing on Type 1 diabetes research. Each year, Ford has contributed more than $3.5 to this organization.

    So, let’s skip the auction event and move to the engine of the supercar.

    Muscle Mass

    The new 202 Shely GT500 is expected to come with 5.2-liter which is related to the 526-hp GT350. The difference is this series comes with a cross-plane crankshaft. This is also supported by a 2.65L  with 700 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. It is estimated that the Ford can do 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

    Still, Ford hasn’t beat the 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with its 6.2 liters Hemi V-8. Another brand such as Hellcat Redeye comes with 797 hp and also 707 lb-ft.

    Switching Gears

    The GT500 comes with Tremec-sourced 7-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission. There is no manual in the series. Meanwhile, the Camaro ZL1 offers two choices with 10 speeds automatic and 6-speed manual. Ford decided to choose the twin-clutch because its easiness to handle the high torque of Supercharged V-8.

    Track Capability

    The good news is the GT500 will be a high-horsepower for its performance. Besides, it is made of composite material so it is lighter. A rear seat also plays a big role in making the car lighter.

    Other interesting features are the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires and adjustable magnetic shocks. This is interesting as all GT500 features Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires and magnetic shocks as standard.

    On the other hand, the Challenger Hellcat comes with a wider model with 3.5 inches and 20×11 inches wheels and it is wrapped with 305/40 size Pirelli P Zero tires.

    The Cockpit

    GT500 comes with the standard Mustang fare. The Shelby-specific graphics feature the digital instrument cluster and its dash has carbon-fiber accents. This series features electronic rotary shifter which is similar to the other modern series from Ford. It comes also with standard two seats with well-bolstered Recaro buckets which makes it look so fancy. There is also an 8-inch of a touchscreen with its standard Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system.

    Another series from ZL1 comes with Recaro seats with luxurious red seat belts and a flat-bottom steering wheel that is made of suede. It features an 8-inch touchscreen of apple airplay and also Android Auto capability. There are Daa Recorder system, high-definition camera, telemetry recorder, dedicated microphone, and dedicated SD card slot.

    Well, the MSRP for this 2020 GT500 hasn’t been confirmed yet. But for a premium over, this is estimated to be around $60,230. So, wait for it until this 2019’s fall to test.

  • A First Look of Ford’s 2020 Explorer, Specs and Release

    Another series to come next year is the Ford’s 2020 Explorer that is to be the sixth generation of 3-row SUV. It will be the series with re-engineering and redesigning of the first model. However, of course, there are some updates included in the new series.

    First Look of 2020 Ford Explorer

    At first sight, the new 2020 Ford Explorer doesn’t look different from its predecessor, but as you check under the skin, the manufacturer took a big leap on certain changes. It comes with more powerful engines, rear-drive platform until its spacious space promising you a more comfortable drive.

    The new Explorer is designed with the rear-wheel-drive platform completed with the safety tech, feature content and upgraded interior technologies.

    How Big Is The New Ford Explorer?

    Compared with other competitors and its predecessors, the new series comes with 198.8-inches which is so bulky and comfortable when you add more passengers inside. However, the Chevy Traverse is bigger and right now it is the biggest size. But the new Explorer is supported by the 119.1-inch wheelbases which are quite lengthy.

    In the inside of this series, there is more second- and third-row legroom than other competitors except for the Traverse. It must be quite comfortable for more adults. Besides, there is more space for passengers’ things, especially the one located behind the third row.

     Exterior

    Just like we mentioned earlier, the exterior will be very similar but still, you will see a little different from the older version. It comes with the larger dimensions with overall length is 10 inches longer compared to the older one. This will give a greater cabin space. Besides, the body will use steel instead of aluminum.

    Interior

    Of course, the interior is more efficient because it is bigger. It gives you more space for more passengers. The technologies that are obviously available are the 4G LTE along with the Wi-Fi, infotainment system and many more.

    Drivetrain and Chassis

    His comes with a longitudinally-placed engine and a better weight distribution of front-rear which deliver a better performance. The engine includes 2.7L EcoBoost V6 and also 3L Ecoboost V6 combined with the new Ford-speed automatic transmission. The weigh is also reduced to 200 pounds promising easy handling.

    Powertrain

    The new Ford’s 2020 Explorer is expected to come with some engines from 2018-2019 models. So it is expected to have 3.3L V6, 300 horsepower with 265 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the 2.3L EcoBoost I4 gasoline creates 280 horsepower and also 320 feet of torque. For the 3L EcoBoost V6 makes 400 pound-feet of torque and 400 horsepower.

    Safety Equipment

    The new Explorer 2020 is completed with the advanced safety features like Co-Pilot360 including pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, emergency braking, rear cross-traffic warning, blind spot, automatic high beams and also a rearview camera.

    This 2020 Explorer will be manufactured in Ford Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The availability of the series is expected to be this summer 2019. Let’s hope that this 2020 Explorer will be the beginning of reproduction of its series.

  • How to Buy Audi TT Race Car – Top Tips to Follow

    The Audi TT Mk1 (1998 – 2006) is exhilarating to drive. Additionally, the Mk 1 is considered to be one of the Audit TT race car series that is revolutionary in style. No wonder that years after the vehicle was introduced to the public for the first time, many people are still looking to buying it. However, when choosing the car, you need to select with care. This is important to help you avoid financial headaches and pitfalls. If you want to buy your Mk1, here are several tips to buy Audi TT race car that you can follow.

    Audi TT cup
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    Audi TT Cup

    Audi TT Mk1 Overview

    Just like Audi TT RS, as one of the most popular race cars in the 1990s, Audi comes with an original version that even now, still looks modern. The car has captured the hearts of many people since it was launched for the first time back in 1990. The original Audi TT comes with a punchy drivetrain and curvy looks that are still attractive even years after its first production. Taking a deeper look at this Audi TT, you will find out that this series comes with the same stablemate as Audi A3. This provides the Mk1 with responsive and balanced steering to produce as minimum overhang as possible. Meanwhile, the selection of engines as well as the Quattro four-wheel-drive system of this Mk1 offer sure-footed appeal. The set up of Audi’s Quattro uses a standard model of 225bhp. There is Quattro set-up for lesser-spec versions that also available for the fans to opt. 

    AUDI TT RS 2017
    Static photo, Colour: Catalunya Red
    Interior
    Cockpit
    Static photo, Colour: Catalunya Red

    However, the later versions of Audi TT rallycross come with more “budget-model” engines of 150bhp and 180bhp. Each of the models was later upped until they reached 163bhp and 190bhp. In 2005, Audi TT introduced Quattro set-up with lesser weight up to 75kg. The model uses a strengthened strut brace to replace the rear seats. That makes the Audi TT launched in 2005 come with a lesser weight if compared to the previous versions. 

    What to Consider?

    Many people agree that Mk1 is both timeless and tough. Standard equipment that you can find in all series of Audi TT includes traction control, alloy wheels, sports seats, cloth trim, and air conditioning. However, with so many products available in the market, buying an Audi TT race car for sale can be very tricky. Several things have to be considered well so that you can get the rightest Mk1 that is suitable the most for your needs. You can start with the MK1 inspection checklist. It will help you simplify the selection process of the Audi TT.

    Bodywork

    It is the first part that people would inspect when people choosing a car to buy. Speaking about buying anAudi TT race car, you need to make sure that the panel fit of the car is still in its excellent condition. So, this is very important for you to find any signs of previous accident repairs on the exterior. Make sure that the scuffs and wear inside the Audi TT’s doors shuts are in perfect condition. Just like the Audi TT DTM body kit, the roof rails of the vehicle are notorious for corrosion. So, just do not surprised to find bubbling paint and rust on the roof rails since it could be the results of a manufacturing issue. It is also important to check the lower body and sills of the Mk1 to find any problems with them. You will also find that the inner wings behind the front wheels covered with rust. Meanwhile, the tail-end of the vehicle might damage the shape of the Audi TT track car’s rear quarters. So, check for the issues too.

    Interior

    You might have known that Audi TT Mk1 comes with a classic design that popular in the late 1990s. You will find comfortable front seats and a lot of legroom and headroom once you check the interior. Most of the time, the Mk1’s interior is covered with leather. Meanwhile, heated seats are common elements in Mk1. So, make sure that all of them can be operated perfectly. You also need to check for the roof operation on the convertible Roadsters. Inspect the interior for damp as well especially the carpets used in the rear part of the car. It will be better to cancel your purchase if you find a musty smell. It can be the results of the drainage channels found in the roof mechanism cavity that has been blocked.

    Engine

    The engine is one of the most crucial parts of the Audi TT race car. Make sure that you check the service history of the Audi TT if it uses a turbocharged engine. Don’t forget to look for power loss and smoke under acceleration when you test drive the car. Most of the time, the motors applied in the Mk1 are strong. However, you have to ensure that there is no gasket oil leak when you check the engine bay. You might also find hesitancy on accelerations and misfires when test driving the vehicle. This is the sign that there is an issue with the ignition coil failure. 

    Suspension and Brakes

    The next thing you have to check when buying Audi TT is the suspension and the brakes. Make sure that the Quattro system applied by the vehicle can boost the performance of the Mk1’ handling and suspension. This is also important for you to check the fitting replacement of metal sleeves. The suspension of the Audi TT can wear significantly if you drive it hard. So, check if there are any bangs and knocks on the wishbones when you test drive the car.

    Gearbox

    When buying the Audi TT race car, you should also check the manual gearboxes. Most of the time, you can still use them up to 100,000 miles of driving. You need to keep in mind that the DSG’s box of the car requires a filter and oil change every 3 years or it has reached 40,000 miles of driving. Another to check is the DSG heat exchangers. They are used to heat transmission fluid allow it to align with the temperature of the engine. The coolant will get into the transmission if you find any joints fail in the DSG heat exchangers.

  • 2008 Honda Accord Starter Relay Location

    Not only in its home country, Japan, is Honda a popular brand in the USA automotive market. One of them is the 2008 Honda Accord Starter Relay Location. Honda produces 7 different trims namely 2.4 LX, 2.4 LX-P, 2.4 LX-S, 2.4 EX, 2.4 EX-L, 3.5 EX, and 3.5 EX-L. The 2008 model was redesigned from the previous generation. Besides its new engine, the interior and exterior are also more modern.

    2008 Honda Accord Coupe
    Photo by Rennett Stowe https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomsaint/

    Specification

    The engines used by the Honda Accord are I-4 and V-6. I-4 engine has 2.4 litres with 177-190 HP @ 6,500 rpm. Meanwhle, the V-6 engine has a 3.5-litre capacity with 368 HP. All types use a 4-cylinder engine and are equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission. However, users can still choose the option to change the transmission to 5-speed automatic.

    The car has 194.1′ length’’, 58.1” height, and 62.4’’ width. The capacity of the tank is 18.5 gal. The car spends 22 mpg for city trips and 26 mpg for the highway. All types have 161 lbs-ft @ 4300 rpm of torque. The difference in performance depends on the type of engine. The V-6 engine is more responsive and reliable so users can feel the sensation of traveling like using a sporty car.

    The safety and security features of this car are also good. Passengers on the front are equipped with adjustable seat belt and airbag occupancy sensors. The brake system uses four-wheel ABS brakes with 4 ABS channels. If you bring the children, you can take them on the back seat because the door is equipped with child safety locks. Besides the alarm and immobilizer, Accord has been completed by a remote keyless entry.

    Interior of 2008 Honda Accord Starter Relay Location

    Interior’s trim uses vinyl material, the shift knob uses urethane, while the cabin and seat are wrapped in premium leather. The front seats can be adjusted in height, while the rear seats can be folded forward so that cargo space becomes wider. Not only that, the seat arrangement is also in the form of sliding and reclining which is done using a lever manually.

    The entertainment features in the head unit are complete and responsive. Besides the touch screen monitor, the car is equipped with AM / FM radio, CD player, CD-MP3 decoder, auxiliary jack and radio data system. This audio system has 6 speakers and users can use the audio-steering switch. The head unit also has 2 power outlets; each outlet is 12 voltages DC.

    Exterior

    Honda Accord headlights use halogens, as well as front fog lights. Headlights are auto-off and can be delay-off. The front grille is black with chrome frame around it. The bottom of the car is bumpers, both on the front and back which are the same color as the car body. There are 4 doors that are also equipped with power door mirrors. The door mirror can be folded using a remote power. The LX series uses 16 inches steel wheels, while the EX series uses 17-inches alloy. The colors of the door mirrors and door handles are the same as the body colors. Side body moldings and rear lip spoilers are just an option for this 2008 Honda Accord starter relay location. You want to find another car brand which is 2017 Toyota Camry XSE V6, you can visit here.

    2008 Honda Accord Black Hawk
    Photo by Shabbir Siraj https://www.flickr.com/photos/shabbir/
  • New 2019 Ford Mustang Quick Review: Spec and Feature

    The Ford Mustang is a sport vehicle equipped with a powerful engine, upscale capacity and an improved design than the previous generation. The New Ford Mustang 2019 appeared with the classic Bullitt model, but the technology is modern one. This car is also more user-friendly so your driving experience will be more pleasant.

    New Ford Mustang GT500 2019
    (Photo by Charles; https://www.flickr.com/photos/charles79/)

    Specification New Ford Mustang 2019

    The Mustang uses a V8 engine with 460-horsepower in the Bullitt series. Other series are Ecoboost, Ecoboost Premium, GT and GT Premium. Ecoboost uses a 2.3L 4 cylinder engine with 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The difference between Bullitt and Ecoboost is the sound produced, which the Ecoboost engine produces more aggressive sounds.

    The dimensions of the car have 188.3 inch length, 75.4 inch width and 54.5 inch height. Wheels use aluminum with 18 inches size. The GT and GT Premium models still use 6-speed manual transmission. While the Bullit series has a 6-speed automatic transmission. The transmission is optional actually, therefore it can be upgraded up to 10-speed automatic.

    Car safety features consist of 5 airbags for the driver, passenger, front head, rear head and front side. Besides the brake system uses ABS, there is also stability control, and the headlights are equipped with daytime running light. Fuel consumption on city trips is 21 mpg, while on the highway is 31 mpg.

    This car already relies on keyless entry and keyless start, and even has a remote engine start feature. Car security systems are also guaranteed with vehicle anti-theft and alarm so you don’t have to worry about security. Another comfort side of this car is the existence of a garage door opener, wipers that can be adjusted in speed, steering wheel that has been wrapped with leather and adjustable steering position so that the driver is comfortable when driving.

    Interior

    The striking transformation of this car is its wider cabin capacity. With its high quality, the user’s journey will be much more comfortable. The trim, seats and cabin wrapped with leather. This car whose its capacity of 4 passengers also have adjustable front-seats. At the rear, the cargo space is 11.4 cubic feet.

    Comfort features on this car include an audio system consisting of 9 speakers. You can also enjoy entertainment by connecting to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which is available in the head unit feature. The car monitor has a responsive 8-inch touch screen that makes it easy for users to use.

    The air conditioner is regulated using automatic climate control and there are dual-zone settings. The car navigation system is also considered quite good, but it is still optional. However, Mustang already supports on-board hands-free communication systems and wireless cell phones. The smart device interface of this car is also quite responsive and user-friendly.

    Exterior

    The body style is fastback, meanwhile the Bullitt is completely the new one for the New Ford Mustang 2019 series. The front grille is black with Ford logo in the middle. Headlamps are designed with a dynamic shape and are equipped with auto-off headlights. The size of the tire is 18 inch. Strut type is its front suspension, while at the rear uses multi-link.

    So, what do you think about the 2019 series from Ford? Interested?

    2019 Ford Mustang GT Auto 5.0 V8
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  • Honda Ridgeline 2019 Price, Specs, Features and Camper Shell

    After its success in the automotive market, Honda once again released the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Camper Shell. This car is the second generation of models released in 2017. Overall, the design is still the same in terms of exterior and interior. However, there are some pros and cons of this box car with a cap released in 2019.

    2019 Honda Ridgeline
    Photo by Paul Balze https://www.flickr.com/photos/splattergraphics/

    Pros of Ridgeline Camper Shell

    Bed truck

    The advantage of Ridgeline is its very broad bed truck capacity. The bed is also equipped with two ways tailgate and the design is quite unique. The length of the bed is 83 inches and can accommodate volumes up to 33.6 cu.ft. The depth of the bed is 16.7 inches and there is a layer of carpet for the floor.

    Suspension

    Ridgeline suspension is an advantage of the series released in 2019. The front uses a strut suspension with anti roll bar. On the rear side is still using multi link suspension with anti-roll bar. It uses alloy wheels with 18 “size. Both of the tire, front and rear use 245/60 R18. It’s still the same one with the previous generation.

    The independent front suspension makes this car responsive to handling. The driver feels more comfortable because the anti-roll keeps the stability when driving at high speeds. Although the type is still the same as the previous generation, independent suspension makes your driving experience better.

    Performance

    The Ridgeline machine uses 3.5L V-6 with 24 valves with SOHC technology. Horsepower is 280 HP with torque of 262 lbc.-ft @ 4700 rpm. This car is one of the all-wheel drive vehicles with I-VTM4 automatic full-time. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic with over drive. The transmission has an oil cooler and it comes with select transmission mode.

    Family friendly

    The capacity of this car is 5 people consisting of two car lines. Seat uses leather upholstery with black piano color, as well as panel trim, dashboard and cabin. The seat is equipped with a seatbelt adjuster. The shape of the seats on the front is buckets, while the rear seats can be folded in portions of 60:40. The front seat can be heated too as its standard feature.

    Reasonable price

    The 2019 series sells for $29,990 – $43,420. Even though it is included in the lane of trucks with premium prices, the price is still reasonable. Its performance is quite powerful with various comfort features that are more complete than other types of trucks. Bed capacity is also large with two ways tailgate so that security is guaranteed.

    Cons of 2019 Honda Ridgeline Camper Shell

    Noise

    Unfortunately, this car still produces noise and sounds to the inside. This isn’t much different from the series produced in 2017, so there is no improvement from this side. The hood is still not equipped with a silencer is the main reason.

    Navigation system

    The 2019 Honda Ridgeline Camper Shell car navigation system is still a weakness which is also not corrected by Honda. Although it already has a touch-screen LCD monitor, the quality is still fairly poor because it is not responsive enough. In fact, this system is equipped with 8 speakers, a radio data system, smart device integration for Apple Carplay and Android Auto, also wireless phone connectivity.

    Honda Ridgeline Camper Shell Price, Specs and Features

    Soon after it’s released, Honda Ridgeline has always received the attention of versatile car fans. The shape is like a truck, but it’s not only suitable for travel that requires a tough and strong car carrying loads. Its spacious interior can also bring families to enjoy the trip. Here are the Honda Ridgeline Camper Shell price based on its trim for the newest edition in 2019.

    HONDA RIDGELINE 2017 Photo by SAUD AL-OLAYAN https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

    Honda Ridgeline RT

    The model used in this trim is RT FWD crew cab 125.2 in. WB. The engine is a V-6 with a capacity of 3.5 liters. Horsepower is 280 HP @ 6000 rpm with engine torque 262 lbs.-ft @ 4700 rpm. The transmission is 6-speed automatic with overdrive. The fuel economy in the highway is up to 26 mpg and that’s why this lowest trim is popular.

    The tires are 245/60 R18, as well as the alloy wheel whose size is 18 inches. The seats come as bucket. The passangers as well as the driver can adjust the height or reclining them manually. There are 4 colors for the interior and 8 colors for astheir exterior. This ridgeline is sold starting at $ 29,990. As the cheapest, this trim is only used for daily use. Off-road purpose is limited.

    Sport Honda Ridgeline Camper Shell Price

    The Ridgeline also comes with the Sport trim series. The engine still use V-6 with 280 HP @ 6000 rpm. It has a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. This FWD vehicle is completed with safety and security features that another trim might not have. The seatbelt is a 3-point rear center, 6 airbags, child lock safety, and uses ABS system.

    Maxium passanger for the Sport Ridgeline is five with two row seats. Each has a seatbelt, adjutable headpiece and it has been covered by cloth. The exterior has 8 colors and the interior has 4. Ridgeline mostly uses 245/60 R18 tires and the chrome sheel is still the optional. The starting price for this trim is $33,390. It’s a bit more expensive than the RT trim cause they have a different exterior look.

    Honda Ridgeline RTL

    RTL trim comes with two other series named RTL-T and RTL-E. They have different levels of price. RTL is sold starting at $ 34,870, RTL-T is $ 37,000 and RTL-E is started at $ 41,920. The gap of price is a lot, but all RTL uses a V-6 engine with 3.5 liters and 280 HP. The transmission is 6-speed automatic with overdrive. The premium price of this trim is caused by its features. Even the air conditioning can be activated by the voice.

    2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL
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    The navigation system is reliable. The touchscreen LCD monitor is responsive and you can access the internet via Honda Link. The audio system is 8-speakers with AM / FM radio, radiodata system and Apple Carplay.

    Honda Ridgeline Black Edition

    The most expensive Honda Ridgeline Camper Shell price is the black edition. It starts at $43,420. If other Ridgeline uses FWD, this series is all-wheel drive. The engine is still V-6 with 3.5 liters and 280 HP. The transmission is also 6-speed automatic. But this black edition has only one color and it’s black for both interior and exterior. For other features, it comes similar to RTL edition.

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    Honda Ridgeline Champer Shell: Things You Need to Know

    In 2019, Honda produced a different Ridgeline from the previous series. The latest one is named RTL and Black edition which uses all-wheel drive. It’s different from previous generations where the Honda Ridgeline Camper Shell used rear-wheel drive. The price for the new ones is higher and the series are premium. With a new design and trim, this truck becomes more popular.

    Ridgeline is a stylish pickup truck launched by Honda. This vehicle allows you to enjoy engaging and exciting experience of outdoor adventure. To make it more versatile, some Ridgeline owners modify their trucks with camper shell. Honda Ridgeline champer shell, somehow, gives a new exterior appearance as if your pickup trucks transforms into a trendy SUV or even an RV.

    What Is Actually Honda Ridgeline Champer Shell?

    Some of you might not have a clear visualization related to camper shell. Or, let’s suppose that you do not really know about this term. Before going any further, it is necessary to harmonize the meaning and concept of a camper shell.

    Camper shell or also known as truck cap is among truck accessories commonly installed in the bed of a pickup truck. The shell that usually comes in a variety of options does not necessarily change the way you can use the truck. Instead, this cap allows you to get the best out of a pickup truck.

    A truck cap is an economic solution for people with budget constraints to enjoy an RV living. You can get closer to the nature while doing a camping or make a travel with family without worrying about how to live during the journey. All you need to do is choose the right camper shell type according to the purpose.

    Types of Camper Shell

    There is a wide array of choices when it comes to camper shell types. Basically, pickup truck cap is only a box mounted on a truck bed. However, this truck accessory has evolved into something more modern and functional. Camper shell for Honda Ridgeline, for example, can enhance the style and function of the pickup truck. The followings are camper shell types available on the market.

    • Camper shell topper

    This camper shell type is commonly mounted onto bed rails of the truck. The topper has the same height as the truck cab, thus it has limited space. Using this kind of camper shell type, you will not be able to stand inside. Otherwise, you need to crawl around to get inside the shell.

    If you are on a budget, camper shell topper is a good way to initiate a camping or outdoor experience. To boost up the convenience, you will need to complement the interior with bunk, storage cabinets, and a carpet kit.

    • Slide in cab over camper

    This is a camper shell type that will give you an exciting outdoor experience. Slide in cab over camper is pretty easy to install. Simply slide the camper into truck bed then secure with straps or turnbuckles. Thanks to the ample space as the camper extends over the pickup truck. This allows you to enjoy a spacious sleeping area.

    In addition, there is enough headroom to stand up inside. The camper shell for Honda Ridgeline is able to accommodate two adults and some children. Interestingly, you can remove the slide in camper when necessary. Thus, the truck does not need to carry the extra weight.

    • Chassis mount camper

    Chassis mount camper is much similar to slide in cab over camper in many ways. This camper gives you a cab over the pickup truck. The only difference is that the truck bed in chassis mount camper cannot be removed as it is permanently installed to the chassis. Sometimes, people call it as Class C camper.

    Since the truck bed is removed, it gives you more space for additional storage. You can also have more plans when configuring the layout. For instance, the door does not need to be at the rear.

    • Pop up camper

    The last type of camper shell for Honda Ridgeline is pop up camper. This camper features lower roof while driving but it can be raised when parking. This is a versatile camper that is suitable if you don’t have budget restrain.

    The advantage of having pop up camper is that its maneuverability can be improved. Thanks to adjustable roof height that allows you to choose one according to the circumstances. Besides, there is also additional head room.

    How to Choose the Right Camper Shell

    Anything about camper shell and its types have been revealed. It is time to choose the right one for your Honda Ridgeline. Hold up! You cannot simply visit the workshop and have them install random camper shell. There are several things that you should consider before choosing the right camper shell as follows:

    • Know your budget

    The array of Camper shell option has a close relationship with your budget. How much budget do you have? For those having a tight budget, camper shell topper may be the best option. But if you do not have budget constrain, there are more choices to opt for.

    • Know the purpose

    What will you use the camper shell for? Trying to live an adventurous life means you need an ample truck cap that allows you to sleep or do other activities inside. But if you want to have a safe storage while going around, a shell topper will be enough.

    • Consider the aesthetic

    The last but not least, considering the aesthetic is also important when choosing camper shell. Make sure the camper does not degrade the appearance of your Honda Ridgeline. Find as many references as possible and compare to get the best one.

    All in all, Honda Ridgeline champer shell is not merely a truck accessory, instead it is an economic solution to live an adventurous life in outdoor. Especially if you cannot afford and exclusive RV, camper shell gives you an engaging RV experience in a smaller budget. Make sure to choose the right camper shell for your Honda Ridgeline.

    If you look for Honda Ridgeline Camper Shell parts or accessories on Amazon.com, click here.

  • 2017 Lincoln MKX Select vs Reserve

    The Lincoln MKX is one of the best luxury crossover SUV which is very comfortable and well-equipped. Generally, the car is a worth look. It also comes with excellent safety features, roomy interior and also a pleasant ride. 

    The most popular series are Select and Reserve. Let’s see some comparison of 2017 Lincoln MKX Select VS Reserve so you can decide which one is the best.

    • Pros – The 2017 Lincoln MKX comes with a roomy interior that includes the spacious rear seating, V6 engine option, comfortable ride quality, user-friendly entertainment system, it brings the new SYNC 3 system and also the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay turned to be standard.
    • Cons – It brings smaller rear window, thick roof pillars, mediocre cabin materials and also Subpar fuel economy.

    Is The 2017 Lincoln MKX Good?

    2017 Lincoln MKX Select
    2017 Lincoln MKX Reserve

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    Not long ago, the midsize crossover that can carry the 5 passengers received bad review due to its driving experience and subpar quality making it hard to recommend. But then the second generation of Lincoln MKX came with Ford Edge design with standard comfort and convenience items.

    The car comes with some extras like 360-degree camera system, 22 ways of adjustable front seats, 335 horsepower turbocharged V6 engine and automatic parallel parking.

    Trim Levels, Body Styles, and Options

    The 2017 Lincoln MKX is a five-passenger crossover SUV that comes in four trim levels: Black Label, Select, Premier and Reserve. So, because we are talking about the Select and Reserve trim levels, we will discuss more it.

    The most notable thing of the Reserve trim level is it adds 20-inch alloy wheels with a panoramic sunroof, adaptive headlights, ventilated front seats, Select Plus package and mobile-app compatibility. This offer unique technology such as 360-degree camera system, Driver Assistance which has new adaptive steering plus and cruise control. The Reserve has the luxury features such as Revel Ultima audio system and the adaptive LED headlights.

    Meanwhile, the select models come with LED daytime running lights, a hands-free power liftgate, adaptive suspension dampers, power-folding side mirrors, leather upholstery, wood trim, garage door opener, telescoping steering wheel, power-tilt, and power-folding side mirrors. Besides, the Select Plus has extra features with its blind-spot monitoring and the rear cross-traffic alert.

    For both Select and Reserve, these series come 13-speaker Revel audio system. So, it is pretty nice and lux.

    Which Models That Suits Best For Me?

    As we said before, the MKX comes in four trim levels: Premiere, Black Label, Reserve, and Select. For a more comfortable riding, it is all your preference. If you have a long road, then the leather seats and hands-free power liftgate from Select version is the best. Or, if you are a careful driver, the Reserve could be the better option as it has blind-spot monitoring, a navigation system, panoramic sunroof and ventilated front seats which makes your long journey more comfortable.

    Last words, that’s all our short review about the 2017 Lincoln MKX series. When it comes to options, of course, it is your preference and needs.

  • Ferrari F430 Race Car

    When it comes to the discussion about supercars, Ferrari is always placed on top lists. Either it is the latest or old series, Ferrari can always amaze its fans. The F430 is just a perfect example of Ferrari’s supercar series that has loyal fans all around the world. Being launched to the public for the first time in 2009, the vehicle is still considered a supercar by any measure. Get to know more about the Ferrari F430 race car in the following article.

    Photo by Márkó Török
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    Exterior Design

    Just like the other supercars you can find in the market, this F430 also comes with a visually attractive exterior. You will find the design of the race car has clear links with the previous series. Additionally, the exterior design also displays the influence of pure style and aerodynamics. Meanwhile, You can also see that the front air intakes of the vehicle are inspired by Ferrari race cars that popular in 1960. Meanwhile, the rare part of the car has vented engine cover and raised taillights that also take inspiration from the Enzo road car.

    Photo by Márkó Török
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    Interior Design

    Looking inside this Ferrari F430 race car, you will see the combination of more racing overtones with luxury touches for the customers. The racing overtones combined are also aimed to highlight the supercar’s ability that can be applied as an everyday car. You can take an option to cover the car’s cabin with fine leather and brushed aluminum dotted to the overall area. This will allow you to get a luxurious feel while driving the car. However, it will depend on your personal choice. The interior design of the F430 is dominated by a large and centrally mounted rev counter as well as the sculpted steering wheel.

    Photo by Márkó Török
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    Space and Practicality

    If you are looking for an old supercar that compromises in terms of practicality, the F430 can be a perfect option to take. However, you will find that the front seats do not come with legroom. It will be less comfortable for some people. Despite the amazing design of the interior, the storage space available is considered relatively limited. There are several door pockets that can only be used to hold a slim glovebox or a few small bottles. The nose of the car provides a luggage compartment that will make it possible for you to store two bags with medium size. But, you need to keep in mind that the compartment will not be ideal for a suitcase. 

    Car Security and Safety

    The Ferrari F430 race car apparently comes with standard security equipment. It requires a driver identification card that should be kept inside the vehicle when it is on the move. The car is also completed with an immobilizer system, an alarm, and central locking. This F430 also utilizes carbon-ceramic brakes that provide more effective braking performance if compared to the conventional steel discs. The car is also considered to be more tamed when it is ridden in more difficult driving conditions due to the existence of the gearbox system, suspension, and adjustable ESP. 

    Engine Performance

    The engine performance of the F430 is supported by an all-new 4.3-liter V8. It is combined with several technical systems that are aimed to reach high torque and power. Different from most supercars with multi-cylinder engines, this F430 applies a flat-plane crankshaft on its machine. The engine can be used to produce an effect just like the one you often see on two four-cylinder units. The machine has the ability to produce 114bhp per liter. Meanwhile, the redline of the F430 is 8,500 rpm. In this way, you will be able to enjoy the car’s natural high performance. 

    Mechanical Innovations

    The further technical information of the F430 can be dug deeper beneath the car’s ski. This supercar does not only utilize conventional six-speed manual gearbox but it can also be specified with the transformation of F1. It has an automated version of the six-speed manual that will make it possible for the vehicle to perform paddle-operated gear changes or fully automatic which can be as fast as 150 milliseconds. In addition to the fast speed, the F1 gearbox offered by this F430 supercar is also easy to use and incredibly fast. With this spectacular performance, this supercar will still be one of the favorites among Ferrari fans even for years to come.

    Accessibility and Spare Wheel

    As you can expect from a supercar just like this Ferrari F430 race car, getting into the vehicle can be a bit tricky. However, you will be glad about the low ride height and bucket seats that make it easier for riders to get into the car. Meanwhile, the access provided for luggage compartments and the engine is considered quite straightforward. Additionally, the tiny door handles of the supercar are unobtrusive and neat as well. Meanwhile, speaking about the tire inflation kit, it comes with a standard system. However, the space spare wheel and run-flat tires of the vehicle are offered to the buyers as an option.

    Driver Appeal

    Talking about the driver appeal, you can assure that this F430 is definitely a car to be enjoyed. You will be able to get optimum excitement from the vehicle if you drive it with full enthusiasm. The snappy F1 gear shift of the F430 is very fast the engine can perform at high revs. You will also find that the suspension and steering of this vehicle are incredibly secure and rewarding. The manettino switch applied on this F430 is mounted on the steering wheel just like the one you often find in the F1 racing car. 

    Colors and Trim

    Most of the time, the colors applied for the Ferrari F430 race car exterior can be a sensitive area to discuss. The most popular choice for the exterior color is the traditional reds you often see on Ferrari. However, some less common hues and vivid colors are also acceptable. The F430 features a cabin that is covered with leather combined Alcantara and fiber, much to the delight of the buyer’s individual taste. Meanwhile, the color choice of the car also quite varied. 

    Photo by Márkó Török
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    Photo by Márkó Török
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  • 2017 Infiniti Q60 Convertible Review – Luxury Car with Powerful Engine

    So, having a fashionable car with convertible feature always sounds cool. Well, yes one of the popular ones is the Infiniti Q60. This is a luxury sports car with 2 doors and a convertible feature.

    2017 Infiniti Q60 Convertible Review
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    The Japanese automaker introduced their first generation with the G Coupe. Then, they have changed it with Q followed by two-digit number since 2014 to help the consumer become more familiar with their products. Until we see the generation of 2017 Q60 Convertible. So, let’s see some good features bellow.

    2017 Q60 Convertible Specs and Features

    This is the second generation which was introduced in 2016 in North American International Auto Show and it is followed with the European version showed in Geneva Motor Show. At the end of 2016, the car was begun to sell as the 2017 models.

    Before the American models released, this included the 2.0t, 2.0t AWD and 3.0t (304PS), 3.0t AWD (304PS) in Augusts 2016. One month later on September 2019, another series comes with the Red Sport 400 and also Red Sport 400 AWD. After that, in December 2016, the 3.0t Sport along with the 3.0t Sport AWD was available on sale. For the Europe models, the car was available in October 2016 as 2017 series. Meanwhile, the early models were supported with the 2.0t and then 3.0t (405PS).

    There were major upgrades for the 2-17 Q60 especially the appearance. This car got a lower and wider body. It introduced the 2nd generation of Direct Adaptive Steering, hydraulic electronic rack, Drive Mode Selector with custom setting profile and also pinion power steering system standard.

    Furthermore, the car got Dynamic Digital Suspension as well as 7-speed automatic transmission. The engine was supported with V6 with all-new turbocharged engines.

    What makes this car interesting is the stable high-speed, as well as its crosswind condition, is also stable. It is because of having a drag coefficient at 0.28 with also rear lift and the zero front. Enhancing the aerodynamics is also possible while cooling its engine. Thanks to the Active Grille Shutters for helping the car stay balance while cooling the engines and enhancing the aerodynamic system.

    How Many Trim Levels For The 2017 Q60 Convertible?

    There are several trim levels for this car, which are Sport, Pure, Luxe and Red Sport 400.

    The Pure and Luxe trims got 2.0L turbocharged engine and the Sport and Red Sport received the 3.0L turbocharged Nissan VR engine. Even though the Red Sport and Sport trims got the same engine, the Red Sport was designed to make 400mph and the Sport itself was designed to make 300mph. Both are equipped with automatic transmission coolers with a 6-speed manual and 7-speed automatic.

    The Red Sport 400 trim seems to be the most luxury series that received additional features like 14″ rotors on its front part and 13.8″ on its rear. It has uniques dual brushed satin and an exclusive 20-inch sport aluminum-alloy wheels. The exterior is finished with chrome on the front fenders and trunk.

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  • 2017 Toyota Camry XSE V6 Features

    The Toyota Camry is one of the best selling cars in the US. In these short reviews, you can check the complete 2017 Toyota XSE V6 pictures from the exterior, interior, and engines. Let’s see some specs and feature of this car.

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    Pros – The Toyota Camry is said to be one of the best cars from Toyota because it offers spacious room. All seats are very comfy and roomy with better outward visibility. Besides, you can find different luxury at each trim level. For a sedan car that offers advanced technology, the interior controls are easy to learn and operate.

    Cons – Unfortunately, there is one downside which quite disturbing. This car came with four-cylinder fuel economy.

    So, Why 2017 Toyota Camry XSE V6 Is More Recommended?

    If you ask about a recommendation which one is the best, the XSE trim is good. This represents the middle level between LE and XLE trim. This good offer came in both price and feature. The reason we recommend this trim is because it came with advanced safety features. This also was designed with optional Technology. Besides, the standard four-cylinder will be good enough for all drivers. The optional V6 is good, but the price is a deal-breaker.

    2018 Toyota Camry XSE / XV70
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    The General Performance of 2017 Toyota Camry XSE

    The reason why this car becomes the best selling unit in the US is this fulfills the expectation of the fans for midsize sedans. It has a strength with an ease of use and comfort. The Camry is an honest product even though other rivels are sportier and flashier.

    Driving Performance

    With the V6 engine, Toyota Camry has become a strong performance in its class. The powerful engine performs smooth experience just like other competitors. Handling is confident and its durability is the best.

    Interior

    The interior is well designed with excellent ergonomics. It came with a responsive touchscreen. The storage and also cargo capacity are spacious. There are some useful aids in the car. This Camry has a better build quality with solid-closing doors and no squeaky panel inside.

    Utility

    Even though the cargo capacity is just average, but these series make sure you have a good place to store your items. There are many personal items that the Camry brought large door pockets including the glovebox, bottle holders, numerous cubbies and also deep console bin.

    Technology

    There is some nice technology included which are audio and navigation. Even though the infotainment screen is not as modern as others, but its navigation is so easy to operate. We can enjoy the intuitive menu which is as easy as other rivals.

    Furthermore, the voice control recognition is very accurate so you don’t need to repeat the commands.

    That’s all our short review about the 2017 Toyota Camry XSE V6. There are many mid-size luxurious sedans as competitors, but let’s say this series is special because it shows honest performance from the appearance until its engine performance. This is why Toyota Camry still becomes the most wanted in the US.

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  • What To Know Beside 2017 Dodge RAM 1500 and its Colors

    When it comes to a light-duty truck, you may find that 2017 RAM 1500 and its colors are attractive. The car has a very reliable performance. The 2017 edition comes with the night edition, so it’s quite appealing. This truck may look classic since the design isn’t different from the older generation. But Dodge has completed it with the V8 engine, so it stands with the good performance line-up of the truck.

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    Specification of 2017 RAM 1500

     This car uses a V-6 engine with a capacity of 3.6 liters. The horsepower is 350 HP with torque of 269 lbs-ft @ 4175 rpm. The engine has 6 cylinders, each consisting of 4 valves, so the total valve is 24 units. Because this car appears as a truck, the rear is specifically used as cargo. The cargo capacity is 74.7 cu.ft.

    The length of the car is 231″, 66.3″ width, 74.4” height and the ground clearance is 9″. There is only one car transmission variant, 8-speed automatic with OD and auto-manual. The average fuel consumption is 24 mpg. On a city trip, this truck spends 18 mpg. Meanwhile on the highway, it’s about 26 mpg.

    The car security system is very good because there is an immobilizer, panic alarm, brake assist, ABS system, and power door locks. While the safety system is adjustable seatbelt, dual airbags, side impact bars, and front ventilated disc brakes.

    Interior

    The inside of the car uses black with a metal-look accent. There are two seats but can accommodate up to 3 passengers. Most of the interior is made from vinyl, but has been wrapped using fabric cloth. The chair can be reclining and adjusting the height manually. If the driver is tired, at least there is an arm-rest at the door-trim.

    As a truck, the appearance of the car head unit is better than vehicles in the same class. Dodge completed this one with a radio data system, primary touch screen monitor, AM / FM radio, and 6-speakers. The head unit also has AC, but the settings are still using the manual button.

    Exterior

    There are 8 trims which are sold for the RAM 1500 so far. They are Tradesman, Tradesman / express, SLT, Sport, HFE, Laramie, Rebel, and Longhorn. The 2017 RAM 1500 colors are red pearl, brown pearl, blue pearl, metallic crystal, metallic steel, blue streak pearl, flame red, and bright white. Altough the car appears as a truck, but the user will be able to enjoy the trip as using a sports car.

    The front grille uses black and its size is quite large. The bottom is a bumper with a color with a grille, so is the bumper on the rear. Headlights use fully automatic halogens and aero-composite delay-offs. Unfortunately, this car is not equipped with fog lamps yet.

    Both parts of the tire, front and rear use steel spare wheel. The size is 265/70 R17. The side of the car has door-handles that is the same color as the car body. This car only has two doors with manual mirrors. Even though this car is quite high, the side steps are still optional.

    So, that’s all our short review of the 2017 RAM 1500. Are you interested? For another type of Ford, click here.

    2017 Dodge RAM 1500 Berlin City
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  • Mazda CX-3 VS Honda HR-V VS Toyota C-HR

    When it comes to the mini-SUV game, Toyota usually comes late, but now the company joined the competition with the new model. So, here we will discuss the comparison between Mazda CX-3 vs Honda HR-V vs Toyota C-HR with the pictures and general specs brought.

    Mazda CX-3

    The Mazda CX-3 is one of the most popular cars in the segment due to its sharper pricing and sharp looks. It comes to the broadest range along with certain features such as diesel power, front or he all-wheel-drive. This makes the price range varies between $19,990-$40,000.

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    When it was tested for its front-drive auto petrol “sTouring” and added $1063 safety pack which included rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking and also a blind-spot warning, it resulted in a closer performance with other pairs tested.

    The facility of Mazda CX-3 is the rear camera, built-in navigation, rear parking sensor, sensor key, a head-up display, digital speedo, faux leather seat trim, and cruise control.

    However, there is one thing which discomforts the user. It is the non-convex side mirror that makes you hard to see what’s outside. Even though the cargo space and interior are smaller, but among the trio, the CX-3 is the lightest and smallest. But you cannot make the engine as the favorite because it is noisy.

    What To Look From 2019 Mazda CX-3?

    There are some upgrades for the latest Mazda with its mild styling. Of course, the new series has a more powerful engine which makes its performance more powerful. Driving is more convenient with the standard armrest and bin. The safety features are awesome and it is also available to all trim levels.

    In terms of interior, the Mazda CX-3 is very comfortable and interesting with engaging driving experience, the driver is even more to love the care with the impressive fuel economy. Such a crossover is rare to have these features. The driver aids are cool and safe.

    however, some discomforts are found due to its below-average cargo space. The rear seats are cramped and the suspension tuning is too firm.

    Driving performance is cool with nice balance and sharp steering. The least comfortable is only the too-tall gearing and also meekly tired which this prevents the driver to get more engagement. The unit has no issue when merging with the highway, but for maintaining speed will need maximum throttle. Another annoying thing is this doesn’t include Android Auto and Apple Carplay. Besides, the low-power USB is a bit turnoff.

    Honda HR-V

    After 1.5 years of its launch, the Honda HR-V has been cheaper which is for the middle spec among three variants is around $31,593. All variants have the petrol power, so goo to hear this.

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    Meanwhile, the CVT is an option for the fuel-efficient than the other rival, but it produces noisy sound as if the clutch is slipping. Other standard features included are six airbags, LED headlights, automatic emergency braking, blind zone camera, rear-view camera, sensor key, large touchscreen, cruise control, and aircon. The user can also opt for the parking sensor which can be installed through the dealer.

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    Compared to Mazda, the presentation and control are more upmarket. For the cabin, it is the roomiest among the trio and it is more comfortable over bumps compared to Mazda.

    What’s New From 2019 Honda HR-V?

    A strong competitor of Mazda is coming from Honda with its HR-V series. The car comes with fresh front and the rear styling. There are two new trim levels with New Sport and Touring. Unlike the Mazda CX-3, the Honda HR-V is completed with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Multiple safety suits are also added.

    Furthermore, the new series of Honda is an average size adult which is very comfortable for both the back and front part. The cargo solution is excellent and it is more versatile. Besides, in terms of fuel economy, Honda seems unbeatable compared to the competitors. Additionally, the outward visibility is very excellent.

    However, there, of course, some discomfort especially the output result and the noise is pretty palpable. We don’t like the touchscreen interface. It is more difficult to use. For cabin materials, it looks cheaper compared to the Mazda and other rivals.

    For driving performance, we cannot compare as both Mazda and Honda have powerful performance. But Honda has a very high score for this segment which performs very good for everyday use. Because of fuel economy feature, this results in sluggish power deliver when we need it.

    In terms of utility features, the small-item storage is not so impressive but the safety features are beyond the expectation. However, the user might get disappointed with the voice and touchscreen control. These features are very weak. HAt least it is luckier to get the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    Toyota C-HR

    Toyota C-HR has been working on the high-riding hatchback since seven years ago, but they delayed the C-HR. From its 1.2-liter turbo engine, now it grows to be the bolt one resulting nice performance. The companies mix and match the old hardware though but the item is more grown-up. The company raised the standard by upgrading the standard equipment which causes it to cost close to $30,000.

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    The standard features on the car are radar cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping technology, rear camera, blind zone warning, seven airbags, front and rear sensors, etc.

    Compared to Mazda, Toyota has a roomier interior which is close to Honda. However, Toyota only added a 12V power socket with one USB port. However, the user will be happy to see the high-end appearance on the dashboard, and the material quality is very good. This makes the seat most comfortable among the trio. The audio touchscreen has the tuning and volume knobs and it has quite a performance when it comes to engine compared the Mazda and Honda.

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    However, the C-HR is not a race car and it is slow. Besides, its engine requires premium unleaded.

    In conclusion, Mazda might have won the market but it has competition and updates. With the cut-price, Honda is the choice for roomier interior and cabin. Meanwhile, Toyota is the best on safety equipment.

    Say you don’t like with this type of cars, you may find another brand or different type of car which is 2017 Toyota Camry XSE V6, click here.

  • Cadillac Cadillac SRX Performance VS Luxury Short Comparison

    Cadillac SRX was one of the most prominent parts of the luxury crossover. Unfortunately, this car production has been stopped since 2016. In this article, we will talk about the latest unit and give you a quick comparison of Cadillac SRX Performance VS Luxury. See our pictures for both cars on this page.

    Pros and Cons the 2016 Cadillac SRX

    There is some interesting feature to enjoy with the last series of Cadillac SRX. It came with many safety features and luxury stuff you will love. Besides, the car got more balanced handling and ride as well as classy cabin design.

    However, not all things from Cadillac SRX are good. We found limited backseat headroom, lackluster fuel economy, frustrating CUE infotainment interface which is very slow response and also the compromised outward visibility.

    General Overview

    The 2016 Cadillac SRX seemed to be a promising car for the entry-level crossover SUV level, unfortunately, the rivals could prove a better expectation.

    As we said earlier, the SRX was designed with advanced luxury features and technologies. This included 4G WiFi and “safety alert” which can vibrate as the safety monitors identify a thread from another side of the car. The handles are superior and it is one of the few brands that came with a V6 engine.

    The downside comes from the interior of the car with less rear headroom. Besides, the SRX outward view is also compromised. Also the CUE (Cadillac User Experience) electronic interface is lagging. Apart from that, some 2016 Cadillac units got upgrade version with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for smartphone integration.

    For driving with the Cadillac SRX, it is still good for the crossover segment, but you might like the 2016 Acura with the roomier space. Or, you can try the 2016 Volvo XC60 for a more friendly and stylish choice. Another competitor you can consider is the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. Overall, the Cadillac SRX is still likable but it might not fulfill your high expectation. But of course, it is still worth it to try!

    Trim Levels

    Cadillac SRX 2016 launched several trim levels including the Base, Luxury, Performance and also Premium.

    Which One Is Better Between Performance and Luxury?

    With different trim levels, Cadillac added different features, which are as follows:

    • Luxury – The trim level got panoramic sunroof with leather upholstery. It came with heated seats and parking assistance so it will be very much easier for the driver.
    • Performance – Meanwhile, the Performance trim came with the 20-inch wheels along with Suspension system. Besides, it was supported by the Adaptive shock absorber as well as the adaptive HID headlights.

    There some downsides that you might not like, but the 2016 Cadillac is a car for someone who is looking for a powerful and smooth experience. Its design is sophisticated and it is very quiet when it goes down to the street. Those who often have mountain trips can choose this as an option. Or, for daily use, the ca is convenient in terms of safety features. It is tough

  • Ford F-350 Tonka Truck – What’s New In 2019?

    After a long hiatus, Ford released the Tonka Truck again in 2019. This car was popular in 2002, but after that Ford did not make any improvement in this series. In 2019, the Ford F 350 Tonka Truck comes with various advanced features, the latest technology and more modern design. Ford released 6 trims that can satisfy the tastes of truck lovers who love cool and premium car.

    Ford Mighty F-350 Tonka Concept

    Specification

    The F 350 Tonka uses a V-8 engine with 6.2 liters capacity. The horsepower is 385 hp with maximum torque of 430 lbs.-ft @ 3800 rpm. The drive train is rear wheel drive with 6-speed automatic over drve and auto-manual. The front suspension uses twin i-beam with anti roll bar, while the rear suspension is rigid axle.

    Car safety system is supported by four-wheel ABS brakes. In addition, there are airbags on the front and sides for the passangers. Power door locks are not only for passengers, but also for tailgate. The car security system includes keyless entry, full size spare tire, panic alarm and immobilizer.

    Interior

    The seating capacity is only for 3 people. The shape of the seat is a bench wrapped in leather. The height of driver’s seat can be adjusted, while the reclining settings can be set manually both for the driver seat and passenger seat. The floor has been equipped with carpets even to the side of the bed truck. Generally, floor coatings are made of vinyl or rubber.

    The head unit is equipped with a touch-screen LCD monitor. There are also 5-speakers system, satellite radio trial, AM/ FM satellite. Wireless phone connectivity, radio data system, AM/ FM radio, and AppLink as their smart device integration system.

    Exterior of Ford F 350 Tonka Truck

    This car has masculine-look with black grille and its chrome accents. The bottom of the grille is a bumper with rub strips which has same color as the body. The rear and front are equipped with mud flaps to prevent the car from being disturbed when off-roading. Most of the body is quite lightweight because it is made of aluminum material. The look of the car is painted in metallic colors.

    The number of cars door is only 2 in black on the door handles. The view door mirror still uses the manual type for folding. However, there is already a turn signal indicator under the cover. The rear wheel size is 18 inches. Both of tires, front and rear uses 275/65 R18E. They are alloy wheels with chrome hub wheels cover. It makes the car look sporty.

    Pros and Cons

    The sophisticated engine makes this one vehicle more powerful. Diesel V8 makes your trip more comfortable even for mild off-road. In addition, the engine technology is also able to reduce fuel consumption significantly. Now users no longer need to worry about the fuel budget because Tonka Truck is quite economical in the super cab class.

    This car has been facilitated with sophisticated features so that the price of the Ford F 350 Tonka Truck is quite expensive. You need $34,320-$83,090 to get this one. Besides being expensive, Tonka is only available in automatic transmission and there is no offer to change into manual transmission.

  • Dodge Small SUV

    This Dodge small SUV review might be what are you looking for. For you who are seeking for the affordable and practical SUV to your family, this might be a good option. The Dodge Journey 2019 seems to offer plenty of features.

    Is The 2019 Dodge Journey Good?

    The new series comes with some changes with the following pros and cons:

    Pros – It comes with an intuitive system for entertainment and also affordable price. Besides, the engine for the 2019 series is new with V6 coming with lower trims.

    Cons – Unfortunately, there are no safety features, base engine acceleration, ponderous handling, and the subpar predicted reliability rating.

    Features

    There are three trim levels including SE, GT, and Crossroad. This 2019 doesn’t include the SXT trim but it is good news seeing the V6 engine in the series. The 173 horsepower and 166 lb.-ft of torque resulted from its 2.4 liters 4 cylinder engine. This is delivered to its front wheels with the 4-speed automatic transmission.

    A bigger capacity is added to the Crossroad trims and SE versions with the 3.6-liter V6 engine resulting 283hp and its 260 lb.-ft. All V6 models come with the 6-speed automatic transmission. For the front-wheel drive, the feature is standard with the option for AWD (all-wheel drive).

    What Are The Changes In 2019 Dodge Journey?

    Besides removing the SXT trim, there are additional standard equipment for its base SE trim including the fog lights, performance improvements for the front and rear bumpers, LED rear taillights and the power heated side mirrors. Besides, the SE trim comes with the blacktop appearance package, there is also new paint color for the exterior.

    Then, What We Think About This New 2019 Dodge Journey?

    Of course, in terms of budget, this Dodge small SUV is the least expensive. For you who are seeking for the 3-row crossover SUV, this can be your reference. Of course, with such a budget, this car is lack of advanced technology and comfort features. With its 173 horses to the front wheels, who wants to haul the 7 passengers in the long journey? In case you feel OK with such power.

    Compared to other low budget small SUVs, this is not the best one but of course, it still has attractiveness to some targeted customers such as people who are running rental car companies rather than actual customers. Or, maybe for people who search for SUV with little power behind its wheel.

    Most of us appreciate the impressive 3.6L V6 engine with its keyless ignition, roof rails a 4.3-inch entertainment system and its comfortable reclining seats. But of course, the Dodge Journey series gives you the option to have three rows of seating. It depends on the trim level you choose.

    For the interior and colors capacities, the SUV offers 67.6 cubic feet when you fold the second and the third rows. It can deliver a satisfying ride and the best part is it is available in 10 options including Redline, Blood Orange, Contusion Blue, Destroyer Gray, Billet, Granite, Olive Green, White Noise, Pitch Black and Vice White.

    For latest SUV such as Ford’s 2020 Explorer, click here.

  • Looking for 2016 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Hellcat? Check This!

    If you are looking for a car that is focusing on performance, you might feel lucky to find the 2016 Chrysler 300. This is designed as a roomy car which offered the high-performance of a luxury car. The interior is elegant and it has impressive handling. However, keep in mind this car doesn’t offer a hybrid diesel model. If you expect a 2016 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Hellcat, then you might be happier with the Hellcat or the Dodge Charger R/T which this Chrysler 300 SRT8 0-60 can be reached in 4.9 seconds.

    What Does The 2016 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Bring?

    Of course, there are some convenient features. In its year, which was in the 90th anniversary of the company, the car was launched with SafetyTec Plus package which added full-speed collision warning. Meanwhile, the 300S gained advanced suspension as well as a newer feature for the UConnect system that included Drag and Drop, Do Not Disturb and Siri Eyes.

    How Is The Performance of Used 2016 Chrysler 300?

    The driving section can be summed up with its comfortability which is powerful, quiet and nice. Even with its base V6 engine, this 300 has plenty of gusto. The 363-horsepower Hemi V8 can deliver nice acceleration but its ability to manage gear changes with its 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission is not surprising. However, the car doesn’t downshift fast and it pauses too long. What makes this series interesting is its outstanding straight-line performance.

    Best Features

    The 300 is good at sending power to the rear wheel so it frees the front wheels resulting in a nice steering experience. It comes with the 8.4-inch UConnect touch screen, leather upholstery, and heated front seats.

    Interior of Used 2016 Chrysler 300

    The interior is very roomy that can accommodate 5 passengers. The rear-seat legroom comes with 40 inches which are so comfortable. It is a great car for work. For the higher-level trims, the car has a power-adjustable steering wheel, and also ventilated seats.

    However, the front-seat passengers might feel more crowded because of the hump. The passenger can fold the seat in a 60/40 split to add more cargo.

    Exterior

    The exterior has already evolved with newer grille, updated LED taillights, and more sporting 300S models. There is one thing that is still available in this car, it is the beltline which comes elegantly.

    The Standard Features

    All models are supported with 7-inch driver-information display which is between speedometer and tachometer. This includes the 12-way driver’s seat, climate control, dash-mounted analog clock, AM/FM/Satelite radio, Bluetooth streaming and USB input. For the higher trim levels, it comes with a rearview camera, finer-grade leather interior, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, navigation, and power-rear sunshade.

    Engine

    The engine for 2016 Chrysler 300 is supported with 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 – 300 horsepower. It comes with more power for 300S. It comes with 5.7-liter Hemi V8 for 363 horsepower for a higher level.

    How Much Does The 2016 Chrysler 300 Cost?

    A fully loaded Chrysler 300 is near $50,000, and its limited model for the Retail Price starts at $32,890. Meanwhile, the Platinum edition starts at $43,440.

  • 2013 Chrysler 200 Hardtop Convertible

    2013 Chrysler 200 Hardtop Convertible is one of the most popular cars among convertible car lovers. See more details about this car in pictures. You can look at every detail of the car from the exterior, interior, entertainment system, until the engine.

    2013 Chrysler 200 Specs and Features

    This 2013 Chrysler 200 is the third generation since 2011 launched. Of course, there are pros and cons you might like and dislike.

    • Pros – The 2013 series got lots of features. This included the strong V6 engine, convertible model and also composed ride and handling.
    • Cons – The car was designed smaller when you compare it to another sedan. It came with smallish trunk and some out of date electronics.

    General Overview

    If you ask about the best recommendation, then we will say it depends on the body style. The convertible series is a good choice compared to the sedan which is not as competitive as others. However, both body style has uniqueness and strength. Overall, the models offer dynamic feature driving experience, attractive cabins and of course amenities. Each type is available with fuel economy and crips acceleration.

    The Chrysler 200 Convertible came with a big trunk which has more room for cargo. You can compare it with the Ford Mustang and also Volkswagen Eos. For the cabin, it is very spacious so you can accommodate the passenger comfortably. Thanks to the spacious rear legroom.

    For the sedan model, it is difficult to say we have the same enthusiast as the convertible one. It is because the bar is set high for the midsize four-door category. Besides, it came with less trunk and cabin space. The disappointment will be felt the most on the electronic which is a bit out of date.

    This is why we suggest looking at another rival such as Toyota Camry, Kia Optima and also Volkswagen Passat. This comes with solid bets and has become the longstanding favorites.

    2013 Chrysler 200 Models

    Even though we have limited models, we still have some option for both midsize sedan and convertible units. For a sedan, it came with Touring, LX and Limited trims, while the convertible was launched with Limited, Touring and S trims.

    Performance

    LX and Touring were designed with the standard engine, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This can produce 173 horsepower and also 166 torque. The LX will be standard with four-speed automatic and optimal with six-speed automatic. Meanwhile, Touring and Limited were supported by 3.6 V6 which produce 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. When it is tested, the sedan this sedan that is supported with the engine could reach from 0-60 mph in 6.9-second. Meanwhile, the Limited convertible needed 7.5 seconds.

    Safety

    For safety section, it came with standard features such as stability control, antilock brakes, traction control, front side airbags and active head restraints. That’s all our short review about the Chrysler 200. In conclusion about this car, it is always back to your budget and need. Making a comparison with other brands is always suggested. We hope it helps you make a decision before go find one on sale.         

  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10 – What are The Good and The Bad Sides

    For a sport sedan lover, maybe you need to look at the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10. This is the 10th generation of Lancer Evolution series which has been produced since 2007. Let’s look at the details

    Specs and Strenght

    The tenth generation of Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X is the newest-enhanced feature among the predecessor. After a long time producing the series, until the 9th ones, finally, Mitsubishi added the newest engine. It has an internal code 4B11T. It is the absolute monster for its new evolution.

    This unit still comes with the 2 liters, aluminum cylinder block which the predecessor came with the cast iron and it has the turbocharged inline-four. As a result, the car comes 12 kg lighter. Besides, the newest Evo 10 comes with the timing chain and featured with MIVEC valve-timing for exhaust and intake valves.

    Compared to the previous Evos that were supported with automatic transmission, the Evo 10 comes with dual-clutch unite and dubbed TC SST. It comes also with the six ratios and has 276bhp X so it can reach 62mh only in 5.2 sec with its 1540kg. Yes, it adds 140 kg compared to its IX generation.

    Furthermore, a collection of the advanced electronic systems are added which are under the Super All Wheel Control. This incorporates the Active Yaw Control, ABS, the stability control system and so on. It also comes with 30mm wider track with 40% stiffer in torsional rigidity. However, the engine was lighter and it is positioned 10% lower.

    The Downside of Mitsubishi Evo 10

    Apart from its new technology, there are some weaknesses which might be very disappointing because this is the final series we can enjoy.

    Sounds

    The last variant of Evo has 4 cylinder engine with its 2L displacement. So, we cannot expect more from it. It doesn’t get any improvement which sounds like the regular Lancer.

    Interior

    Personally, the dashboard is not the favorite thing with the poor plastic material which this might be for saving money in production. The steering wheel is far from the sports car look and compared to the ninth generation of Lancer Evo. For the speedo and its rpm gauge are too big. There is no point for having the huge gauges which are basically to show you the speed and the RPM. This is very aesthetics!

    The Design

    The design might be purely a subjective thing. Well, the Evo series has gone through a lot of changes but it is basically with the same feature in some parts. Looking at the front end, it still holds the Evo, but the rear end. At the front one, Mitsubishi kept their iconic look with huge intercooler hole and its long stretched headlights hood vent.

    Apart from those downsides and the strengths, we should accept that we will not see another Evo series. Mitsubishi made it the end of the Lancer Evo series. So, personally, we all hate the final goodbye that we will not see another improvement in this car. Not anymore.

  • Lancer Evo 9 For Sale California

    This car was introduced to the global market in April 2005 at the International Suto Show, New York. A month earlier, the Lancer Evo 9 for sale California had been released in the European market. Lancer evolution is known as a unique vehicle and won the handling of acceleration when driving at high speeds. The sport-shape car is also an added value for its fans, and that’s why the reason Evo 9 is still popular.

    Lancer Evo 9 For Sale California

    Specification

    The Evo 9 engine is an I-4 with an intercooled turbo with a 2.0-liter capacity. The horsepower is 276 HP @ 6,500 rpm, meanwhile the torque is 286 lbs.-ft @ 3500 rpm. This 4-cylinder engine has 16 DOHC valves. The tank capacity is 14.0 gal. If the users drive in the city, the car spends 19 mpg. While on the highway, the car spends 26 mpg.

    The transmission used by this car is a 5-speed manual with overdrive as their standard. The dimensions are 178.5 inches as length, 57.1 inches as height, 69.7 inches width and 5.5 inches ground clearance. Unfortunately, the car does not use ABS. The system used is a 4-wheel disc brake.

    For its safety, the Evo 9 has BREMBO 4WD brakes, side impact bars, airbags, child safety and locks for the rear seats. The security features such as immobilizer, 3-point seatbelt, and adjustable seatbelts are available to be used.

    Lancer Evo 9 For Sale California

    Interior of the Lancer Evo 9 For Sale California

    Lancer Evo 9 has a capacity of 5 seats. Each seat wrapped with cloth. In contrast to the steering wheel and shift knob that is wrapped with leather. The driver seat can be adjusted manually so that the driver remains comfortable while driving. The front seat also uses RECARO sport so it does not make the body ache when having long distace traveling.

    The entire interior of this car uses black. The front, middle and trunk are covered with a black carpet. But so as not to seem monotonous, Lancer provides metal-look lining in some parts such as door-trim and dashboard. Some dashboard and door trim made from vinyl. For arm-rest on the middle and door, Lancer provides cloth to feel comfortable on the skin.

    The head unit of the car appears minimalist with a touch-screen monitor, AM / FM radio and 6 speakers. But at least, you can enjoy the ride with some convenience fees like the manual air conditioner, ashtray, 12V power outlet, cup holders in some parts of the trim, and the illuminated glove box.

    Exterior

    Lancer Evo 9 for Sale in California appears with 4 doors since the rear cargo is trunk model. It has power door mirrors and the body material is galvanized steel or aluminum. The front grille is black and it’s quite small. The bumpers are available both at front and rear. They have the same color with the body and so is the door-handle.

    Lancer Evo 9 For Sale California

    Both of front and rear tires use 235/45 R17, so are the wheels. Its suspension is stretch with anti roll bar. The exterior of Evo 9 has seven colors, metallic silver, blue metallic, gray pearl, lightning yellow, rally red, black pearl and wicked white.

    Let’s see the next generation of Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10.

  • 2012 Audi R8 Cost

    The 2012 Audi R8 was well-known as the supercar with the luxury look. This Lamborgini Gallardo flagship appealed with an easy driving feature so it is suitable for daily drive.

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    The 2012 Audi R8 original price was around $118,500 with manual transmission. Meanwhile, for the R8 with V8 cost over $153,000. If you add the automatic transmission and loaded R8 5.3 coupe, this car cost at $185,000. It is pretty expensive for sure because this is the supercar. Let’s check some details about the brand.

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    What Are The Good Things You Can Enjoy?

    The 2012 Audi R8 was designed for someone who expects a luxury look with aggressive performance and comfort in the interior aspects. It is an exotic car which is easy to use for daily needs.

    What Are The New Features Compared The Previous Series?

    Compared to the previous series, the R8 models were designed with a 4.2 liters V8 that resulted in 10-horsepower which increased to 430. It came lighter but the user could still enjoy the more power.

    What Are The Downside Of The Audi R8?

    In rush hour traffic, the automatic transmission can be very annoying. Meanwhile, the purists that should have been added rear-wheel-drive needed to look elsewhere.

    How Is The Performance of Used 2012 Audi R8?

    Driving

    Even though driving with the least powerful engine, 430-horsepower V8, this series still feels responsive. It doesn’t need the downshifting very often. Interestingly, we like the sheer sound of the V10 engine in its R8 5.2 and also its acceleration is great. The V8-powered R8 can reach up to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and the V10 version can hit interesting result with just 3.7 seconds.

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    Features

    For both V8 and V10 engines are good to pair for 2012 Audi which sit under the glass panel. It comes with well-chosen transmission ratios.

    Interior

    For the interior aspect, Audi R8 came with a luxurious cabin which we could see in high-end sedans of Audi. It came with a leather seat and the seatbelt microphone system is mounted. This allows the driver to be hands-free talking. There is a space for two gold bads behind the fronts seats and also the 3.53-cubic foot of luggage compartment which is located in the front hatch.

    Exterior

    This is the best part of this car. Audi was supported with a black fabric power-folding top which you can open or close in just 19 seconds while your car is traveling at 31 mph. It is protected by the carbon fiber cover. There is also a cool “sideblade” with its contrasting color and LED lights.

    Engines

    There are two choices of high-revving engines which are 4.2-liter 430 horsepower and cranks out 525 horsepower, and the V10 which can turn to 560 horsepower. The transmissions are very smooth and it came with a 6-speed manual as well as a 6-speed automatic. However, this will be puzzling in traffic.

    In conclusion, the 2012 Audi R8 is an awesome car and it was the best supercar in its year. Now we see another supercar with more advanced feature. But this Audi is still worthy to be enjoyed especially for its luxury design.

  • Short Review For GMC Acadia SLE VS SLT

    Looking for a car above the base and below models, it might be very confusing. There are several cars with the high-end feature but labeled to be the mid-range car. vice versa! Acadia is one of the best car offering many trim levels so you can adjust it based on your budget and need. Among its popular trim levels, GMC Acadia SLE and SLT trims are the most searched for.

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    So, What Are The Acadia Trim Levels?

    There are six trim levels you will love for sure with the base model SL and also its top Denali trims. However, most people look for in between this range model which are the SLE and SLT which each of them comes in varieties.

    Which One Has The AWD Option

    Well, the first thing we should consider when buying a new car is its all-wheel-drive feature. Mostly we find this on crossovers and SUVs, but we can also find it on regular cars too which are the cars with luxury performance. So, the AWD function is a full-time system that can send power to the four very useful wheels. This is a winter necessity which can improve tractions.

    We found this feature on SLT and SLE trim levels as well as the Denali trim.

    What Are The Difference Between SLE and SLT Acadia trims?

    Of course, there are some big differences between SLE and SLT trims for the 2018 Acadia. It can be seen from the SLT trims which are featured standard leather for the first and second seats. Meanwhile, the SLE-2 already has a leather feature on the driver seats. The SLT-1 is also added with this feature but it is extended to the passengers’ seats. Additionally, he SLT trims come with lumbar control at the front seats.

    In terms of technology, there are big differences between SLE and SLT too. The SLE trims feature a 7-inch touchscreen and the SLT trims get 1 inch bigger screen. Both of them have navigations too but the SLT trims give more entertainment with Bose® 8-speaker sound system.

    It is also auto-dimming in the rearview mirror. It also features heated auto-dimming side mirrors for the SLT trims. Meanwhile, the SLE trims come with the standard feature.

    Exterior, there is still some difference for each trim level which becomes options for you. But the most notable thing that distinguishes is the chrome SLE emblem. This is also located on the C-Pillar of the driver.

    The Color Options For 2018 Acardia

    Most all 2018 Acadia trim levels for SLE, SLT and Denali comes with the same number of color options which include Crimson Red, White Frost, Ebony Twilight, Iridium, Summit White, Blue Steel, Quicksilver and Black Cherry.

    How Much Is The Towing Capacity For Acadia?

    Acadia offers standard towing capacity for all SLE and SLT-1 trim levels. Meanwhile, the SLT-2 and the Denali has more with 3.6-liter engine standard. It provides 4,000 towing capability, but the SLT-1 and SLE trims can get this towing capacity when you add AWD.

    For you may already miss latest SUV Ford which is Ford’s 2020 Explorer, click here.

  • Chevy Silverado LS VS LT

    In this article, we are going to talk about the old version of the 2001 Chevy Silverado LS VS LT. It’s indeed too old for the 2001 series but it is fun to know the technology brought by the manufacturer after 18 years. Let’s see some comparisons between these series.  

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    2001 Chevy Silverado LS VS LT

    The old 2001 Chevy Silverado came with three trim levels which included the mid-range LS, high-end LT, and the base truck. The base truck was a standard unit without frills. Meanwhile the LS and LT series comes with option and equipment packages.

    LS VS LT Comforts?

    The Silverado LT was featured with a standard bench which could bring three passengers. There was also 60/40 extended items. Meanwhile, the crew cab version could add up to six people. Both LT and LS had premium cloth for the upholsteries, but the LT got more updates with bucket seats along with crew cab which could bring fie people. The leather seats were awesome that had 10 ways of adjustments. The front passengers’ and driver’s seats had seat back and heated cushions feature. Meanwhile, the regular series came with regular cab with a full bench seat.

    LT VS LS Interior

    The Chevy Silverado LS was designed with the conveniences of the standard which included compass, a panic alarm, cruise control, and also anti-theft device. For the high-end version, the LT was supported with the same conveniences too but it got more features with the two-stage power door locks.

    In the interior design, LS came with tachometer, voltage gauge, water temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, low fuel warning, seatback, vanity mirrors, tilt steering wheel, seatback storage pockets, cup holders, radio clock, plastic gearshift knob, and under-seat ducts,

    For the LT series, it came with the same equipment but it was added with the auto-dimming day-night rearview mirror and also the leather steering wheel. Overall, the Silverado looked like identical sibling but the LT series got the more luxurious touch.

    LT VS LS Exterior and Power

    The LS models had 195-horsepower 4.3 liters V-6. However, the manufacturer offered an option with 285-horsepower 5.3-liter V-8. Meanwhile, the standard model for the LT trim was 5.3-liter V-8. Meanwhile, for the 2500 HD and 3500 HD for each LS and LT received 300-horsepower 6 liters V-8 engine. The LT series is featured with four-speed automatic transmission and the LS ones came with the standard five-speed manual transmission.

    For the exterior design, the LT model is supported with colored moldings, chrome bar, chrome inserts, tinted windows heated door mirrors, fender flares, soft tonneau cover, dual daytime running lights, and also 16-inch chrome steel wheels. Overall, the exterior design for the LT version is similar to LS. Only LT’s darker window tinting and 16-inch alloy wheels which make it different from the LS version.

    Entertainment – LT VS LS

    LS and LT versions only came with standard entertainment features which included AM/FM radio, single-disc CD player, automatic equalizer, six speakers, automatic volume control. Meanwhile, LT received other equipment such as a cassette player which also includes the CD player.

    That’s all our quick comparison about Chevy Silverado LS vs LT. It still feels nice to drive around the city with this technology.

    Another type of 2019 truck you can see in Ford F-350 Tonka Truck.

  • 2018 Shelby Raptor Truck Specs and Price

    For you who love the truck, Shelby must be the brand you know well. This car only produced 500 units in 2018 so it sounds exclusive. When compared to the previous generation, the Ford Shelby Raptor Truck price is more expensive and it’s quite fantastic too. This is due to Ford providing it with a powerful engine, as sequence its performance is much better than the previous Shelby Raptor.

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    Specification of Shelby Raptor

    The Shelby engine uses Twin-Turbo 3.5L V-6 with Ecoboost technology. The 3500 cc engine capacity is also supported with an output of 450 HP and a maximum torque of 510 lb-ft. But in the latest generation, the horsepower has increased by 75 HP as well as the torque which rose by 100 lb-ft. Adding numbers to that capacity results in a pleasant driving experience.

    Besides its very powerful engine, this car’s transmission also uses a 10-speed automatic gearbox. The combination of transmission and high horsepower makes this car suitable for off-road use. Although the previous generation also uses the same transmission, but the increase in horsepower and torque make this car more resilient.

    This supercab has dimensions of 220 inches length, 86.3 inches width, and 134.2 inches wheelbase. This vehicle is included in the all-wheel drive line-up. The capacity of the tank is 23.0 gal. Its consumption on city trips is 18 mpg, while on the highway is 16 mpg. In the truck car class, of course Shelby is still in economical class when it comes to fuel savings.

    Interior of Ford Shelby Raptor Truck Price

    As a truck, Shelby only has 2 seats. Each seat with a bench model covered with black and red leather. The overall car interior is black so it seems sporty. Both the driver and passenger seats, users can use height adjusters and reclining for a more comfortable seating position.

    Exterior

    Shelby is bold with its black big grille and FORD name on it. On the bumper there is an LED bar with a length of about 40″ which glowing in the dark. The headlights use LEDs for both the front and rear. This Ford Shelby Raptor price is about $ 117,460 and it’s worth to have since the design is getting better.

    This two-door car uses 17” front and rear wheels. The tire product is 245/70 R17 BSW AS. The suspension is a double wishbone with anti-roll bar. The rearview mirror and door handle use the same color as the body. Shelby appeared with very minimal chrome to maximize the impression of sportiness and off-road car.

    For race truck such as 2016 Ford Shelby F-150 Supercharged 700 HP, click here.

  • 2016 Ford Shelby F-150 Supercharged 700 HP – What You Can Expect From This Series?

    It’s not usual to see a good customized pickup truck, except the 2016 Shelby f-150 Supercharger 700 hp. This car was born from the cooperation of Shelby American and Tuscany Motor Co. It offers several features including its smoothness whenever you go whether on or offroad. Interestingly, this series offers a super cool performance with muscular style. Everyone will like the cobra logo inside and out.

    2016 Ford Shelby F-150 Supercharged 700 HP
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    If you remember the glory of Ford F-150 Tonka last 2014, we bet you must want they cooperate with the Shelby. Well, yes! They became a partner in 2015. This is why we see the generation of 2016 Shelby F-150 as a good news for everyone who is looking for a nice-looking truck with a powerful performance.

    Some of you who has just been interested in F-150 might be surprised. This is supported by 5.0 L Ti-VCT V8 which can deliver 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque. The company finally added a supercharger so it can result output up to 700 hp. There is also Borla dual exhaust system and can reach top speed from 0-60 mph in 4,5 seconds until 135 mph.

    Another upgrade to notice is the front bumper which comes with a tube frame that is featured with LED light-bar. The new bumper also features stainless steel rivets as well as the LED light pods. The cold air intake, aluminum heat exchange, and high flow injectors are also added.
    Compared to the previous series, the 2016 generation got some upgrades with 3.5-inch suspension lift along with Fox Racing shocks for accommodating 35-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires. It is much more interesting.

    Besides, Shelby adds custom Beadlock rims to give an impressive truck. They offered five colors which each of them has the double racing stripes in the middle. Tuscany then includes the tonneau cover, so the cargo will save from the scratches.

    However, the Shelby F-150 was designed based on the Lariat trim level. Therefore, the interior will look so familiar including its chrome accents, wood grains, and soft leather. Of course, Shelby added some accents that emphasize their series and the previous ones. They added few logos and also stitching accents. They also offered the limited-edition nameplate on the dash.

    How Much Is The Price of Shelby

    Looking at the Chicago Auto Show, they revealed that the price was less than $100,000. If you want the 700 horsepower, you need around $98,995. However, this truck was available with 500 units only, so you only can get the used ones. Well, this is a good choice though if you are looking for a light-duty truck with a classy Ford system and design. The Shelby brought its combination.

    For another Shelby Truck which is 2018 Shelby Raptor Truck, click here.

  • BMW Z4 Coupe for Sale Craiglist

    The Z4 series has been launched since 2008. The newest series is the BMW Z4 Coupe for sale Craiglist which is redesigned from the series released in 2016. Its appearance has become sportier with handling that is athletic and responsive. As a coupe, this car can also accommodate tall-bodied passengers because the cabin capacity is designed wider.

    BMW Z4 Coupe for Sale Craiglist

    Specification

    The standard engine used by the Z4 is a turbocharged 4 cylinder with an output of 255 HP. Another trim uses the M40i with 6 cylinders with an output of 382 HP. The latest Z4 series accelerates to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds. The transmission is only available 8-speed automatic which is very responsive.

    In the sports car class, Z4 gas consumption is rated better than its rival. On a city trip, it needs 25 mpg and 32 mpg on the highway. In addition, Z4 is also widely praised in terms of brake strength and smooth suspension. Even so, the performance of this car is quite atlethic in the coupe line-up. In addition to sports mode, the car also has a comfort mode.

    Interior

    This car can only accommodate two people because it consists of one row of seats. That is why; leg room and cabin are also wider. Trim Z4 uses a glossy black piano color and some parts use synthetic leather upholstery. In the rear section, there is a cargo space whose volume is 9.9 cubic feet.

    The car dashboard has two displays, namely 12.3 inch behind the steering wheel and 10.25 inch on the head unit. The interface uses iDrive 7.0 which can be controlled using voice commands and touch-screen. The smartphone integration system is only available for Apple Carplay.

    Exterior

    This coupe only consists of two doors. The exterior design only consists of two dominant colors, as body color and black. Grille on the front side is shaped like two eyes with black. Headlights already use adaptive LEDs with a slim and elongated design. The rearview mirror and door handle are the same color as the car body.

    This car uses alloy wheels P225/45VR R17 for the front and rear. At the top of the cabin is a power convertible roof that can be opened and closed within 10 seconds. To facilitate parking, the front and rear of the car are equipped with parking sensors.

    Safety

    Z4 is equipped with various security features such as ABS, stability control, rearview camera, pedestrian monitoring, lane departure warning, and active-park assist. The front of the car is equipped with an adaptive LED headlight. While from the inside, there are airbags for drivers and passengers.

    Price

    Although the release distance from the previous generation is only 3 years, the price for the Z4 in 2019 is far more expensive. This luxury sports car is sold about 49,700 USD. The previous generation Z4, BMW only set prices in the range of 28,530 – 42,643.

    The BMW Z4 Coupe for Sale Craiglist series went on hiatus for 3 years before finally being redesigned from the series in 2016. Before buying, make sure your driving needs. The engine performance is not so different from the previous series, but the features of the car are certainly different because the new series has more modern update.

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