Subaru announced that the all-new 2014 Forester has received a Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2014 Subaru Forester is the first vehicle to ace every aspect of the challenging small overlap front crash test conducted by the IIHS. The Forester is the only one of 13 small SUVs to earn an overall rating of good in the test. This is not the first time that the Forester has stood out in a new IIHS crash test. When the Institute first rated small SUVs for side protection in 2003, the Subaru model performed the best and was one of only two vehicles to earn good ratings. Continue Reading →
The Ford Motor Company’s focus has switched from the traditional mini-van to a European inspired, multi-function compact vehicle that is sure to take the world by storm. The Ford Transit Connect is the new wave of the future and offers advantages for both families and businesses. The Transit Connect is flexible enough to be a mini-RV, family car, panel van, or taxi cab.
Ford may have lost the bid for New York City’s “Taxi of Tomorrow”, but it is possible that decision was made in error considering the consistently rising gas prices. The design of the Transit Connect once seemed a bit foreign to Americans and was once thought a product that would not bode well in the sales market. The Ford Connect may be poised to take over as the biggest thing since the creation of the mini-van. Continue Reading →
This May 10 and 11, those who attend the 2013 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta can see something they couldn’t possibly expect: a Chili Red MINI Convertible that moves through the water of the Schuylkill River when the famous college and university rowing festival takes place. The event is sponsored by MINI and has taken place every year, except during World War II, since 1934.
The floating car is a specially made MINI Convertible that will visit Philadelphia for the first time. Visitors can see it all day on Friday and Saturday. This special vehicle was made by MINI USA Eastern Region during the “Not Normal” sales event that took place in October 2012. Continue Reading →
The advantages of keeping an older car running longer are much more important these days especially when average new car prices have topped $20,000 based on information provided by AAA. Since many current vehicles are well-built, keeping them longer has become more common with car owners.
Many family sedans can accumulate mileage well above 150,000 miles and still have a body that is in good shape. Automakers have perfected their methods of corrosion protection to the point that rust and corrosion is very rare. However, the engine may be the component that wears out quicker and prompts an owner to decide whether they should buy a new vehicle or replace the engine. Continue Reading →