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“Terminator: Genisys” – Top 4 vehicles that will probably NOT make it all the way through the movie
Terminator movies are great. They’re full of big action, amazing stunts, huge fireballs, flying sparks and computer parts at the mercy of high explosives. Melted, twisting, shot up, burning metal … and that’s just what happens to the cars! Now, the movie is in theaters today, and we’ve only seen the trailer so far, but the vehicles that will probably not still be in one piece by the end are some pretty cool sets of wheels, even by Terminator movie standards.   2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit   The classic Crown Victoria LTD police cruiser… Read More

The mobile apps that keep you driving happy*
Summer driving season is coming. With it comes fun drives, road trips and all manner of enjoyable time behind the wheel, whether just around the corner or across the country. You can break down the elements of an enjoyable drive into: 1. knowing where you're headed, 2. enjoying the journey, and 3. reaching your destination in relative tranquility. We have found the mobile apps that are currently getting rave reviews for letting you have a good time while doing bits and pieces of all three of these. Knowing where you're headed Yelp: Yelp is still the community authority on entertainment… Read More

Bad credit? Need a car? You’re not alone.
Do you have bad credit? Need a car? If that’s the challenge you’re facing don’t be discouraged, it’s a common one, but many people are discovering ways to get into vehicles with loans that fit their circumstances. It helps to be informed before starting the purchase process. DMV.org recommends car buyers with dented credit should first get a copy of their credit report. You can get a free copy from AnnualCreditReport.com. This will provide a better idea of where your credit score stands, and you can also check for errors. FICO scores range from 300 to 850 and Credit.com categorizes… Read More

Father’s Day 2015 – Go the extra mile for Dad
  Between the gifts of greeting cards, the bacon-themed snacks and the beard oil, this weekend, let's celebrate all the fathers out there with a little extra love and a little more of what they really like. If the dad in your life is like a lot of dads, he might like cars. Or be obsessed with cars. Hey, it takes all kinds. And for THOSE dads, we've got a list of gifts that might be just perfect. For the car-loving dads out there, these gifts will keep him smiling, on and off the road.   Cobra Electronics JumPack portable… Read More

The Evolution of The Porsche 911 Model
June has arrived, and with it, warmer days and longer sunsets. All across the country, people driving high performance cars are gently cruising through the beautiful weather or testing their skills with their hands tightly on the steering wheel. Temperatures are rising, stresses are falling, windows are going down and RPMs are going up, as beautifully designed sports cars sweep along highways from coast to coast. Everyone has his/her own preferences, sure, but few sports cars have been able to compete with the legacy of the Porsche 911. This infographic, inspired by the clean and elegant design of the Porsche… Read More

How to find some of the best auto loan rates
The excitement of buying a new car can be quite something, and if you’re financing the purchase, finding some of the best auto loan rates for your credit situation may make that feeling even better. A wealth of financing options and interest rates that vary from lender to lender mean some careful loan shopping can be a good idea. Everyone’s financial circumstances are different and auto finance calculators can be useful tools to get you in gear on your loan-shopping journey. They provide opportunities to estimate factors like how much car you can afford and what your monthly payments might… Read More

Buying a Car with Bad Credit: 5 Obstacles
Buying a car with bad credit seems like a daunting task. But like anything, preparation is key. With competitive rates and a quick decisioning process, RoadLoans can help you get your new car, with less hassle. Here are 5 obstacles that can occur when buying a car with bad credit and how RoadLoans can help you get around them. Not enough money down. Solution: Save some more and then apply again. Start saving up to add to your current budget, and consider re-applying when you have reached your goals. Lenders are often willing to wait for you and help place… Read More

Top 4 (and a half) water parks* of Summer 2015
  What do you get when you combine an enormous amount of water, plenty of sunshine and a whole lot of wacky, high-flow fluid dynamics? “The beach.” Okay, yes, but what if you also add rides with names like “The Towering Water Tube of Doom” and “Relaxing River?” “Houston.” Water parks. The correct answer is water parks. Oy. Summer is here, and with it begins the opening of water parks all across the country. Go. Enjoy your local water park. Wear sunscreen and re-apply it periodically. And if you and your family are feeling like having a top-notch, splish-splashy day,… Read More

Happy National Bike Month!
May is the official month that celebrates all things bike-related. Whether it’s for exercise, entertainment, conserving gas, or whatever, it’s a great time of year to get on your bike and pedal around town. The League of American Bicyclists supports the cause and provides useful information on everything about cycling and how you can celebrate this occasion. Check out http://bikeleague.org/bikemonth for more information. To cyclists, this may be a big celebration, but it can be a way for anyone to get involved in their community. Personally, I support National Bike Month by riding around the University of Texas at Austin… Read More

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WARNING: Spoilers not ahead anymore. They have all been redacted. Mad Men has had quite a run. And that was one impressive way to end a perennially impressive show. I’ll never forget the look on •••’s face when ••••• said, “I •••• you.” And that one last shot that •••• got in on ••• - classic ••••. I’ll miss those jibes. And of course, there was the moment between ••• and ••••• that many will remember as finally summarizing the pith and subtlety of that show we call ••• •••. Makes you think. And with the end of this slice… Read More