Sunday, July 27, 2014

New Ride: Subaru Crosstrek

I traded in my super economical Honda Fit in favor of a safer, sturdier ride. A Subaru Crosstrek.

It's smooth and comfortable, on the inside. While from the outside it's badass thanks to masculine lines and unique tough looking hub caps/wheels.

It runs on regular gasoline and has comparable mpg to the fit, while featuring responsive AWD. And a very healthy steering and turning radius. Love it!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Americans Buying Greener Cars

Just ran into a neat post from Popular Mechanics (In February, Americans Bought Greener Cars than Ever Before), talking about how many more "green" cars Americans bought in the month of February 2014.

There's no real definition of what a "green" car is, but the first paragraph does say "more efficient cars" so I guess that's what this is referring to. The combined EPA city/highway mpg rating for these cars was 25.2 mpg.

Check the article out for two cool charts.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

January Auto Show Roundup

The Washington Post website pushed out a great gallery of photos captured at this year's Washington DC Auto Show. Check it out.

Meanwhile, the Robb Report posts about the Detroit Auto Show's many luxury vehicles to tantalize your automotive taste buds. While MLive claims that more than 700K attendees crashed the show on the very first day. The Economist says that this year it's all about muscle at Detroit, in stark contrast to  last year's focus on eco-friendliness.

The Houston Chronicle teases that Detroit's best previews will be available at the Houston Auto Show.

Meanwhile, Chicago is gearing up for its own Show where size matters.