It was the middle of November when current auto news headlines found themselves crippled under the weight of Ford’s introduction of their all-electric ‘Mustang-inspired’ crossover SUV, the Mach-E. And while the buzz was real among the general consumer, the rest of us in the automotive sector could breathe a sigh of relief as it’s often […]
Author: Jason Cook
Wait. Has Tesla Bested BMW Stateside?
Regardless of their well-publicized success and widespread influence when it comes to emerging technologies, there are those who feel compelled to write off Tesla as some kind of passing trend. Their rationale? It’s nothing new for emerging brands to come out of nowhere, answer the demands of the moment and then fall by the wayside […]
Where Exactly Do We Stand on the RAM Rebel TRX?
In recent years, one could describe any attempt to keep track of RAM trucks – RAM Rebel / Power Wagon / TRX developments as ‘dazzling’ to say the least. Especially in regard to the latter, it has felt like a steady stream of ambitious yet ill-estimated time lines and reliance upon the internet rumor mill […]
Colorado Excursions for the Avid Off-Roader
When searching for off-road trails in Colorado, adventurers are both embracing and embodying the spirit of The Centennial State. Whether those trails lead to four-wheel, two-wheel or pedestrian activities, the simple truth is that they’re simply answering the siren’s call of the U.S. state that attracts more people than almost any other. And for good […]
Cadillac Dealers Near You: A Wider Look
As I sit here typing the words ‘Cadillac Dealer Near Me‘ into the Google search bar, I’m more than a little surprised. I never pictured myself as being (even casually) interested in the Cadillac brand. Sure, it was the choice of the septuagenarian dentist who lived across the street from me as a child, but […]
Mid-Engine is Beautiful or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the 2020 ‘Vette
The 2020 Chevy Corvette was only recently fully unveiled, and already the whining has begun. The internet is awash in classic Corvette lovers who have no shortage of opinions regarding the (admittedly reasonably radical) redesign of the Stingray and all it has to offer. I get it – it’s new, it’s different, it’s scary! But […]
Father of Teen Daughter Weighs in on Nissan Rogue
When looking for a Nissan dealer, Orange County car-buyers are displaying a clear appreciation for what I consider to be one of the most undervalued automakers out there. A divisive statement, I know… But I’ve always been caught off-guard by the appreciable qualities of Nissan’s offerings in recent years, complete with iconic styling, exemplary comfort, […]
Considering a Ford Truck? You Might Want to Read This.
An interest in Ford trucks for sale is a common attribute, shared by over 32 million Americans. Considering the unique value proposition offer by the F-Series, this is really no surprise. Ford’s inarguable stronghold over the domestic truck market is unparalleled (a fact that we’ll get to in just a moment). Due in equal part […]
Sizing Them up: Gladiator v. Colorado
In a world where sizing up the F-150 against the Silverado feels like something most of us could do in our sleep, it’s always interesting when we get the opportunity to explore the differences between a more unique pairing. Sure, we get the occasional RAM 1500 and Titan thrown in for good measure but, regardless […]
Is Ford Still Leading the Charge with the F-150?
Regardless of whether you’re shopping for new or used trucks, the decision to explore any Ford F-150 for sale conveys a desire to be part of something bigger. The history and cultural impact of Ford’s iconic F-Series line of trucks has been described in many ways but, whichever words are chosen, it’s hard to argue […]
Are Automakers Reassessing Autonomy?
At the start of 2019 current auto news headlines were almost exclusively dedicated to one of three things: autonomy, electrification or… well… ’other’. Not to diminish every other new story reported upon – be it related to recalls, plant closures, industry shows or new model year offerings – but even a large percentage of those […]
More and More People are Buying Pre-Owned. Here’s Why…
While the automotive landscape is global in nature, there are certain vehicles whose perceived identities are symbiotic with certain countries. High-end supercars, for example, are often linked to Italy – while refined performance sedans are more commonly connected to Bavarian automakers. For decades, Asian automakers have led the charge in the creation of practical, affordable […]
Exploring Jaguar’s Electrified Future
When it comes to the topic of sustainability and alternative fuels, we’ve come a long way, especially in the last decade and a half. From the introduction of the mild hybrid powertrain to expansion into plug-in variants, fully-electrified offerings, and fuel cell innovation there’s no shortage of alternatives worth considering. But the current direction of […]
Exploring America’s Enduring Love Affair with Chevy Trucks
Last year, in an attempt to get a better understanding of consumers in search of trucks for sale, Chevrolet conducted an online survey. The survey consisted of 1012 respondents, all truck drivers aged 18 years and older, scattered across the 50 states with additional data collected from Texas, California, and Florida to ensure more diversified […]
Meet the 2020 Mazda CX-3…Zero?
In early March, current auto news headlines were split divisively, largely fixated on the overstimulating high-end reveals of the Geneva Auto Show or the continuing woes of domestic automakers. But while the latter does nothing to generate excitement, and the former is largely unrelatable to the common consumer, there were a few unveilings that split […]
Ford Continues to get the ‘Edison Treatment’
No-one would (or even could) accuse Ford of being subtle, or passive-aggressive in the communication of their intentions. From day one, the pioneering giant has moved forward unapologetically, leading the charge of the automotive evolution, inspiring younger companies that would eventually rise to claim the coveted title of worthy competitors. And it’s with this in […]
Is the Nissan Leaf Deserving of the ALL the Hype?
Since the Nissan Leaf was first unveiled way back in 2009, the Versa-based EV proved a capable heir apparent to the hype being diminished by normalization of hybrid offerings. Granted, it wasn’t available stateside quite yet, but it managed to throw some ripples in the pond, generating domestic excitement enough to hold everyone over until […]
Making the Jump: From the Charger to the Challenger
As both consumers and the voice of an industry, we’re burdened with a need to remain cognizant of all sorts of statistics and marketing insights. It helps us to understand the inner workings of different types of car buyers, empowering us to anticipate the questions a prospective buyer might need answered, and even curate content […]
People are Talking About the Hyundai Kona…Here’s Why
For the 2018 model year, Hyundai introduced a five-door subcompact crossover SUV in the same optimistic manner in which any new model offering is served up, hopeful for both acceptance (if not outright praise). Boasting a modern aesthetic and a confident array of capable powertrains, Hyundai knew that had a winner from day one with […]
When it Comes to EV, KIA Has Big Aspirations
These days, current auto news bears no absence of hybrid and EV-centric headlines. As evidenced by the L.A. Auto Show, Consumer Electronics Show and NAIAS (as well, we expect, by the upcoming industry shows in both Chicago and Geneva) there are two major areas of focus for automotive R&D teams. The first, and slightly-less accessible, […]