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15 posts from July 2013

July 31, 2013

What Does Wolverine Drive?

Audi-R8-Spyder-Hugh-Jackman-The-Wolverine-Movie-Premiere“The Wolverine” played on just under 4000 nationwide screens this weekend and pulled in about $55 million — on target with studio estimates, but below some estimates which projected an $80 million opening weekend.

In the film, the character Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is driven by Yukio (Rila Fukushima) in an Audi R8 Spyder. Additional vehicles featured in the 20th Century Fox film include the Audi A8 L and the Ducati Diavel.

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July 29, 2013

Small Footprint With Lots of Sparkle: MINI Cooper S

2013-Mini-CooperPeople always ask me what my favorite car is. And I always answer tactfully, “Whatever I am driving this week.” If pushed, I concede to the one vehicle I’d have in Manhattan, the MINI Cooper S.

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July 26, 2013

Off-Road Adventure: Selling My Mom's 1982 Datsun 280ZX

280ZXMy 87-year-old Mom has owned her 1982 280ZX Datsun 2+2 hatchback for 31 years with only 105,000 original miles and kept it in almost perfect condition. When she decided to sell it recently, she was hardly driving it anymore because my parents mostly drive a Toyota Avalon. Parting with the one and only car she bought on her own that symbolized her independence was a tough decision! She said it was like parting with an old friend.

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July 24, 2013

Hurry to Cast your Vote in Teens Drive Smart Video Contest!

Bridgestone-Teens-Drive-Smart-logoThere are only a few more days left to cast your vote for your favorite video in Bridgestone’s Teens Drive Smart Video Contest. Voting ends Sunday night, July 28, 2013, at midnight EST. Since 2006, Bridgestone has sponsored the annual Teens Drive Smart safety program to help increase teen driving safety and accountability.

The top 10 videos are all online now at www.teensdrivesmart.com. Cast your vote and help decide who the three finalists will be. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to spread the word about the online voting on your favorite social network by using the hashtag #TDSVote! The grand-prize winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship. Second prize receives a $15,000 scholarship and third place receives $10,000 for college. All finalists also will have a chance to have his or her video run as a PSA across the nation.

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July 22, 2013

Nissan's 2014 Versa Note is Your ‘Door to More’!

2014-Nissan-Versa-NOTE-sue-mead-lead_1168By Sue Mead

What is the 2014 Nissan Versa Note?

With three names and three trim lines, the 2014 Nissan Versa Note  seems like a lot of car, at least on paper. But call it simply ‘the Note’ as they do in non-U.S. automotive markets around the globe, and you’ve got a straightforward, family-friendly small people-hauler with some nice features, notable options, and helpful technology under the hood. The Note is a small car with lots of features for women to love. The attractively-designed, five-door, five-passenger hatchback is especially “cargo friendly” for its size, and has been value priced starting at $13,999 making it the lowest-priced hatch in its segment.

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July 19, 2013

Volt Owners Exceeding EPA Electric-Driving Estimates

Chevrolet-Volt-Electric-Driving-miles-infographic“Your mileage may vary,” says the familiar disclaimer, and it’s not often a vehicle delivers better fuel economy than originally promised. However, according to a recent release from Chevrolet, many Volt owners are not only consistently achieving the published EPA-estimated mileage of its 98 MPGe gasoline-free mile estimates, many are even exceeding it.

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July 17, 2013

DreamWorks Teams up with Chevrolet for “Turbo,” Opening Today, July 17th

Chevrolet-Dreamworks-Turbo-intro,jpgOpening in theatres today, the highly anticipated DreamWorks animation family film “Turbo” is the story of a little snail who dreams of being fast. After a freak accident infuses him with super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer is too small to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indianapolis 500.

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July 16, 2013

Shopping For A New Car? Research Vehicle Safety with NHTSA ‘SaferCar’ App

NHTSA-SaferCar-app-App_iconThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a free mobile Apple app for iPhones and iPod touches that will offer real-time vehicle safety information from NHTSA’s SaferCar.gov site. Are you shopping for a new car? Then be sure to take NHTSA’s SaferCar app along with you as you shop to search 5-Star Safety Ratings for vehicles by make and model, locate car seat installation help, file a vehicle safety complaint, find recall information, and subscribe to automatic notices about vehicle recalls. The app can currently be downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Store; ; development is also underway for a version compatible with Android devices.

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July 15, 2013

2013 Honda Civic Tour Gives Fans A Chance To Win A Honda Civic Customized By Maroon 5

Honda-Civic-Tour_Maroon-5-contest-teaserNow the best selling tour in the concert's 12-year history, the 2013 Honda Civic Tour, has already sold more tickets than any other in the Civic Tour’s history, with multiple sell-out venues. As part of the @HondaCivicTour, Honda and Maroon 5 are giving fans a chance to win a customized and autographed Maroon 5 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Honda CBR250R motorcycle. Both the car and motorcyle were designed by the popular Los Angeles band. Unfortunately, Adam Levine is not included as part of the prize package. 

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July 12, 2013

Ford's 2013/2014 Shelby Raptor is one-of-a-kind truck for one-of-a-kind women

Raptor2Although most women do not go for big trucks, much less those which would be considered ‘hardcore’ powerful trucks, there are still a few of us out there who would choose a hardcore truck over any other vehicle option – foreign or domestic.

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