Thursday, April 19, 2018

2015 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab - Resplendent in Black Fleck Paint!


More information coming on this very sweet black 2015 Dodge RAM 1500 Crew Cab, with a 5.7L HEMI! Just under 50,000 mileage! More details and pricing to follow soon.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor in Lightning Blue!


Nothing like it on the road.. the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor!
3.5L EcoBoost V6 GTDi DOHC 24v Twin Turbocharged
10-speed Auto
4x4
450hp and 510lb-ft of torque (!)
High-output, Off-road FOX Racing Shox
Hill Descent Control
Lane-Keeping System
Auto High Beam
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Collision Mitigation
Carbon Fiber Shift Knob
Heated Leather Driver & Passenger Seats
SYNC Connect

& More!

Monday, April 16, 2018

2018 Ford Ecostar AWD Titanium - Ford Compact SUV of the Week!


2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium Edition - the Ford Compact SUV of the Week at MyFamilyFord - the lowest prices on the Pike in Marietta, Ohio!

A 1.0L Turbocharged EcoBoost engine with Auto Start-Stop technology, a standard 6-speed SelectShift Auto, and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control. Looking for the cargo space and fun of an SUV, but don't need the size of an Escape, Edge, or Explorer? The EcoSport is the fun, sporty and safe solution! Come on in or Message me about Stock #FF7988! Ask about our April Clean Sweep Clearance!

Ask Brian Honey about this sharp little SUV! 
$27,991 Internet Price

2018 Chevy Equinox AWD LT - with 1.6L Turbo Diesel!


2018 Chevy Equinox AWD LT with TURBO DIESEL- great mileage, fun to drive with tons of cargo space - it's the Chevy Mid-Size SUV of the Week!
4x4 LT 4dr SUV with 3LT Trim Package
1.6L DOHC 4 - Turbo Diesel
28 city / 38 hwy (!)
Pepperdust Metallic exterior, medium Ash Gray interior
Bluetooth
Back Up Camera
Keyless Start
Heated Seats
Multi-zone Climate Control
& More!
$33,235 down to $31,923 Internet Price
Come see me at Family Ford Lincoln, we'll drive up and deal at Pioneer Chevy for this beautiful ride!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

DeMuro Gives a Tour of the NEW '19 Corvette ZR1!


He didn't get to drive it, but this is by far the best run-down of the new Vette's features I've seen so far! 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Say It Isn't So! The Volkswagen Scirocco is officially dead | Wheels AUS



Thinking about this news, in a reasonable manner - I understand it. The car-buying public in the US, and apparently the world - is moving toward cross-overs and SUV's - has been! - for a long time. But my gut says.. this sucks!

I can remember fondly seeing Scirocco's in the 80s and 90s and really liking their looks. And with the recent iteration of the design - available only outside the US unfortunately - that liking just grew stronger.



Does it resemble a stretched out, partially flattened/wider Golf or GTI? Sure... but it's just so sleek and cool! Alas, no more!

Read more of this awful news...

The Volkswagen Scirocco is officially dead | Wheels

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Which Snooze Sedan Do You Prefer? Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry!

2018 Honda Accord

Excuse me.. I should have prefaced that title with the phrase.. "In the past..." as these two best-selling Japanese sedans, redesigned for 2018 - are actually pretty dang attractive! 

2018 Toyota Camry

Remarkably similar in price at both low and high end as far as trim and package options go, neither 2018 Honda Accord nor the 2018 Toyota Camry disappoint in the looks department. 

I have to say from seeing them on the road, that I would have a pretty tough choice between the two - based on looks alone. I would have to drive each of them, but based on what I've heard they're both very similar in driving feedback and performance as well.

One thing is nice - they're both positioned as well-performing cars, not just the simplest snooze-sedan of old meant to get you from A to B. Sure, they'll get you where you want to go - but both of these cars offer up some excitement as well. Especially the Camry, if the new ad campaign - excellently done in my opinion - is to be believed. Set to the tune of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Know"- the ads are pretty cool, and sure portray the new Camry as one fun-to-drive vehicle!

Check out the full comparison over at Motor1.com

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

2017 VW Golf GTI vs 2017 VW Golf R - which one should you buy? Motor1 UK - Great question!


I am a HUGE fan of the "hot hatch" class... and the original VW GTI from way back when, essentially created the category, as far as I can remember!

If you're looking to buy a GTI, there's another hot hatch you really should consider, and it's - surprise - another VW! Lesser known, more expensive, a tighter suspension, plus 4-wheel drive... VW's Golf R is essentially the same thing as a GTI, with different specs! 


Aside from different badging, and some internal styling cues - the GTI has special plaid seating that harkens back to the original models - the GTI and the R look very much the same!

I am a big fan of VW's in general... I owned a 2006 Jetta for 4-5 years, and lusted after a Phaeton for as long as they've been out (still do, maybe..) - so if this choice came down to one I had to make, I'd have to say I'd go for the GTI, or maybe a USED GTI, and get TWO of them. For the minimal visual differences between the two models, there are extensive ones under the hood, and transmission, etc. - the R is 4-wheel drive of course! 

Thus, the GTI starts at $25,595 US, while the R starts at a somewhat lofty (by comparison) $39,375 US - a big difference! 

Of course, if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, or just want the extreme handling characteristics of a 4-wheel drive - whenever you drive, year-round - the Golf R should be your choice! 

Check out the video and article on Motor1.com! 



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hot Kia "SUV-Hatch" Picanto Must Be Yet Another Euro-Only Car!

 This is sort of a hot hatch.. Although it sits a little higher than normal, like its bigger brother the Sorento. It actually reminds me quite a lot of my Chevy Sonic hatch!

Unfortunately, the Picano X-Line must be yet another European or non-North American offering, as it sure looks fun and with 127lb-ft of torque - should be quite fun to drive! The article states that it gets a phenomenal 52.2 mpg US (average) using the "New European Driving Cycle"- I'm not sure what that means exactly, or how it compares to regular US-provided MPG figures, but sounds pretty economical too! 



See the complete article at Motor1.com:
SUV-Inspired Kia Picanto X-Line Launches at Frankfurt

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Very Cool Mazda Hot Hatch! Zoom Zoom Indeed! - CarAdvice


If you're a reader (one of the few, at this point..) of my FstCrs blog... you have probably guessed that I'm a big fan of Hot Hatches! I've seen Mazda 2's out and about, but I'm not sure I've ever seen the GT version in the wild.







Check out this review on Australia's CarAdvice:
2017 Mazda 2 GT hatch review

2015 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab - Resplendent in Black Fleck Paint!

More information coming on this very sweet black 2015 Dodge RAM 1500 Crew Cab, with a 5.7L HEMI! Just under 50,000 mileage! More details ...

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