Secondhand Saint: Cadillac CTS-V (2004-2007)

Cadillac CTS-V

When the CTS-V first came out on 2004 it was quite literally a four door Corvette Z06 with some more luxury appointments of course. With its 400hp 5.7L (or 6.0L in ‘06 and ‘07) V8 it was certainly impressive back then and it remains so today, although the newer CTS-V with its 556hp has eclipsed the true greatness of the original. I aim to change that here by showing how the first gen CTS-V is one of the more solid performance sedan bargains out there.    Continue reading Secondhand Saint: Cadillac CTS-V (2004-2007)

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Cars 101: Understanding Your Warranty.

The warranty is basically your safety net when you buy a new or used car, and it varies depending on what kind of car you might buy, when you buy it, or whether it’s new or used.  New cars tend to be sold with two warranties, sometimes three (if it’s a hybrid), which might complicate things even more.  Here’s a quick set of pointers on what to know. Continue reading Cars 101: Understanding Your Warranty.

Spotted! Bentley GT from Dr. Dre’s “Kush” video, Las Vegas

The Kush Bentley

That’s right, this is the exact Bentley GT that can be seen in the Kush video. I was informed of this by the owner of the shop, after he had come out to question if I was casing the place, and found out I was not. The Bentley has a host of appearance modifications, but other wise is mechanically stock. Not what I would do to my own Bentley (if I had one), but a cool car nonetheless.   Continue reading Spotted! Bentley GT from Dr. Dre’s “Kush” video, Las Vegas

Evo Magazine’s 100 Greatest Driver’s Cars

Top 4 on their list

Evo Magazine, a British publication focused on the thrills and pleasures of driving, has been my favorite automotive medium ever since I picked up my first issue. They have a special sense about them of truly genuine enthusiasm for automobiles and driving. It is a magazine that focuses on how a car makes you feel rather than how many cup holders it has or how many centimeters of legroom you get in the back seat. I have basically grown up reading Evo, and I am perfectly in line with how they see cars as things to be experienced rather than just used in a mundane fashion. They also have some of the best photography seen in any automotive publication which just adds even more to their appeal.  Continue reading Evo Magazine’s 100 Greatest Driver’s Cars

Spotted! 1933 Auburn Convertible Sedan, Randolph, NJ

1933 Auburn Convertible Sedan--one of only two left.

While washing my car at a local gas station yesterday, afternoon, a local showed up in this beauty.  It’s one of only 15 ever made in 1933, and one of only two left remaining.  The owner lives locally and is an influential developer in Randolph.  He also owns a few other cars, includuding a late Fifties Corvette, a Camaro, and possibly others.  More pictures after the jump. Continue reading Spotted! 1933 Auburn Convertible Sedan, Randolph, NJ

Hot Rodded Fiat 500 at Greenwich CDE

Heavily modded Fiat 500

Saw this monster at the Greenwich concours in June. It is a heavily modified Fiat 500, honda motor in the rear (forgive me for not knowing what type), a widebody kit, suspension mods, and stripped out. The guy said it was making around 200whp and weighed well under a ton. Awesome little car.    Continue reading Hot Rodded Fiat 500 at Greenwich CDE

Questioning Subaru’s ideas for the next generation WRX.

The proposed new version of the STI, unofficial rendering

Subaru has recently announced that the next generation of WRX and STI will be separate from the Impreza. They have said the WRX line will consist of two door cars and will have 1.6L turbocharged engines. This is in an effort to market the WRX brand as full on sports models, not just a fast version of a mundane sedan. So what should we make of this?    Continue reading Questioning Subaru’s ideas for the next generation WRX.

Jeep: If it ain’t broke, dont’ fix it.

The original Willys Jeep MB. Next to a Wrangler--we see the history.

Jeep’s always been one of the more interesting stories of how an automaker came from one specific purpose to one of the most well-known brands in the world.  Now, more than ever, the brand is posed to make a significant comeback and become a player in the SUV market for the first time since Chrysler got bought out by Daimler-Benz.

Continue reading Jeep: If it ain’t broke, dont’ fix it.

Spotted! Lotus Esprit, Pennington, NJ

Lotus Esprit

Seen outside Pennington Bagel Experience. Im not sure if it’s a first or second generation. I’ve had mixed opinions from the people I have shown, and I am not an expert myself in this case. Either way it is a truly stunning car. I saw the shape from across the parking lot and had to come take a look at it. The car was in very good condition too.     Continue reading Spotted! Lotus Esprit, Pennington, NJ

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