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If 2015 NBA playoff teams were cars – Eastern Conference
The 2015 playoff season is here, and it's going to be worth the wait. Every minute of drama and every dollar [cough!] of salaries that have led to this weekend will amount to an action-packed lineup of on-court amazement. The personalities of the players, which are considerable, are not outdone by the personalities of the teams themselves, taken as a group and those personalities remind us of - you guessed it - cars. We see these teams, and we are, by turns, impressed, enraged, tickled and shocked. And we remember cars that made us feel the same. Here are our… Read More

Top 5 hypercars from the 2015 Geneva Auto Show
The 2015 Geneva Auto Show marks the 85th year of the famed international motor show held in Geneva, Switzerland. Every year, prototypes, international partnerships, technical breakthroughs and new equipment are announced at the show, but it is usually the exotic hypercars that take the spotlight. These cars, from makers like British manufacturer Aston Martin and Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg, are the stuff of dreams – and that’s what they’ll remain for most of us. The huge majority of people will never even see a hypercar, much less find themselves behind the wheel of one of these exotic machines. This infographic gives… Read More

Online car shopping – power tools for power shoppers
In this modern age, many people find it almost impossible to escape frequent use of technology as part of their day-to-day life. Though there are feelings on both ends of the spectrum about how technology impacts our society, many feel that it is just this technology that is helping make people’s lives much easier and more efficient. Everyday activities, like calling your mom, buying a pair of shoes, or even watching a movie have, through technology, become easy. You don’t even have to make a trip to the local dealership to get a car loan. Even among millennials, there may… Read More

How auto shows can really help you shop for a car
With new models, concept cars and cutting edge designs, auto shows create a buzz and it’s easy to see why they’re magnets for car enthusiasts. The major shows in Detroit, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, held annually between November and April, attract international attention and feature some truly stunning vehicles. But whether you’re an enthusiast or not, auto shows, from these big four to the many regional events across the country, can be extremely useful when shopping for a new car. And attending one of these events is a great exercise for both those who have only a general… Read More

How baseball’s opening day is like getting a new car
This week, major league baseball parks across the U.S. usher in the 2015 regular season with opening day games. There’s something special about going to the ballpark or turning on the TV to see that first pitch of the year. It just screams of possibilities. Sort of like getting a new car. Being that we’re passionate about cars and sports, we thought we’d take a crack at combining the couple into a post that highlights some similarities between two of our favorite things. See below for what we came up with. Tailgating – If you’ve ever been taken out to… Read More

The cars of “Furious 7”
Things are about to get Furious up in here. In the first movie in the series, “The Fast and the Furious,” there were complex relationships within the lives and pursuits of characters from mostly the lower socioeconomic strata of Los Angeles suburbs, and the peculiar way in which their secret lives led even their enemies to see them as human, and worthy of love and respect. Now, it's all about the cars. And the crashes. And the jokes. Don't get me wrong. These movies still have stories. The interplay between talented people and the snappy dialogue that some of your… Read More

Car GIFs that will take you back
This is one car GIF post that’s sure to invoke some vehicular nostalgia. Enjoy. Cars and nostalgia seem to go hand in hand. Whether they call back to a bygone era … … or just to a simpler time, ... … we seem to attach a lot of significance to cars. They might represent a team, … … a mission, … … a powerful drive …… Read More

Car buying experiences – Part 2
While more shoppers are enhancing their experience and gaining knowledge by using online tools, there is still something to be said for actually test driving the vehicle you are considering. Often, especially when shopping online, you may find that sellers of automobiles (particularly when it’s individual sellers) may not give an accurate representation the car they are selling. Shoppers may see pictures of a pristine, new-looking car only to show up and find a vehicle of different condition than expected. In other instances, shoppers find that the car they were interested in looked good inside and out but, after seeking… Read More

Car buying experiences – Part 1
Everyone has their own story of when they bought a car. Whether it was their first or 15th, they most likely have an experience or two that they will never forget. When my father was recently looking to replace his last car, I tagged along and watched the process he went through. Being that we have a car dealer in our extended family, the experience we went through is likely different from a typical customer experience, but it was eye-opening all the same. We really relied on the dealership staff to steer us toward the right product – one that… Read More

The 2015 Jeep Renegade. Photo: Sonny Bynum
  Let it never be said that the auto industry doesn’t know how to put on a show. If you’re in the Dallas area this weekend, and you are in the market for a new car, an automotive enthusiast or just a fan of fun, this is your official notice that you are welcome and encouraged to go. Even from the perspective of industry insiders, this is fun, and a pretty good deal.   The 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 Texas Ranger concept truck. You should… Read More