Lincoln MKX - Extending Its Gears!

Thursday, June 28, 2012 | comments

I like this car, along with its Edge sibling from Ford Fusion. The updated nav-radio-heater interface takes a bit of time to sort out. But once you know where all of the buttons are and what they do, not to mention what can be found on the touch screen and doesn't have a button at all, the car is just fine. Sometimes I think in trying to offer so many options, they sometimes gum up the entire operation, and I would rate this one as being very close to overload. And I'm not really sure I'd opt for the upgraded Lincoln here, especially at 47 large. The Edge SEL can be had for about $10,000 less. I liked this car, and the sticker at $47K is quite honestly less than I expected, a rarity these days. I even like the new Lincoln front end (perhaps another rarity). Lincoln needed a defining design element, and the front ends on its cars and trucks accomplish that.

The truck drives well for the most part, with enough guts from the V6 and a nice, smooth transmission. The suspension strikes a decent balance between ride and handling (more toward the soft side) considering the weight you're hauling around. The interior materials are first-rate, and I love the center stack and its clean look. Of course, the reason it's clean is the MyLincoln Touch, and its radio, climate and navigation controls all use touch-sensitive buttons. They can, as Hart notes above, take some getting used to. I was annoyed at times, but I assume that would lessen over time. Overall, I think this is a fine alternative to a Lexus RX 350 or a Cadillac SRX. I'll say this: I'd take this all day over the last BMW X3 I drove. This blows that away.

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Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X F 400: The Best Production Ever!

Monday, June 25, 2012 | comments (1)

Here comes the most powerful production version of the Lancer Evolution as of the moment! Just last year the said model has been launched which entices everyone in the automotive world. Basically The FQ 400 is set to on sale in the UK in June of this year. To cite some of the specs the new FQ-400 comes with a retuned 2.0-liter turbocharged engine which is definitely capable of producing 403bhp at 6,500 rpm and 3,500 rpm sending the sports sedan from standstill to 62mph (100km/h) in a mere 3.8 seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 155mph or 250km/h.
It is pretty sure that those interested in the FQ-400 wouldn't have mind at all if Mitsubishi removed most of these expedient features and thus lowering the car's price and most importantly, shaving a few pounds off the FQ-400's weight which is lighter than the previous production. And while The standard EVO X's advanced Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) four-wheel-drive system with Active Stability Control and Active Centre Differential, Active Yaw Control and Sport ABS, remains of course unchanged.

 Some of the upgrades are actually accompanied by a more hostile styling kit that comprises of a heavily vented bonnet, a new lightweight composite front bumper featuring carbon-fibre elements on its leading edges, a rear wing incorporating a gurney strip and a roof-mounted 'Vortex Generator', composite side skirts, a re-styled rear bumper with a carbon fibre diffuser plus additional lighting and High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights.

Ford Explorer 2011

Friday, June 22, 2012 | comments (1)

The all-new Ford Explorer is one of the best offerings in 2011, possessing a very stylish vibe, incomparable performance and one of a kind interior features. The vehicle goes on sale starting October 1, which is a big bugger by local standards as well as drivers around the world. Car enthusiasts can expect prices to amount to $19,740 for the petrol 2.5-liter single cab/chassis 4x2 manual, and $59,390 for the double cab Wildtrak 3.2 diesel auto although it worth the money for it can deliver a deluxe driving experience to future owners. The Explorer is also expected to land in more than 180 countries on five continents. It will be available in three cab styles, namely: double, super and single and in cab chassis and pickup bodies. In terms of design, the car possesses an interior storage that can include up to 20 pockets and nooks. There are bottle-shaped pockets as well present in all four doors, which can house water bottles. Driving experience is also terrific as it copes with five 2.0 tall adults. It is also brilliantly silent which creates a smooth sail no matter what driving conditions arise.  However above all, the thing that can’t be seen with other car brands that could be seen in explorer is the ease of maintenance. These days, there are auto parts store that offer replacement Ford Explorer parts such as Ford tailgate, Ford bumper covers, grille guards etc and they could be easily accessed through the presence of the internet service.

Dodge Ram 3500

Thursday, June 14, 2012 | comments

Dodge has never ceased to produce top of the line pickups with attitude. The 2011 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 is available in either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, which are classified as their trims.
Basically, it has a 6,7-liter Cummins turbodiesel inline-6 which cranks out 350 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, which makes it different from other models crafted by Chrysler. On the other hand standard transmission is equipped with six-speed manual that includes an option for a six-speed automatic.That is just so brilliant, given that it is known for its powerful diesel engine.
The Ram is also available in a wide range of body styles depending on your preference and of course the budget. And speaking of the interior, it doesn’t’ fail to please as there is a lot of space for big-body passengers, including cargo. Plus the fact that it is capable of carrying additional baggage on board. If you are considering on purchasing a superb pickup without any restrictions, check this car out. Above all, the replacement parts aren’t that hard to find with the use of an internet service.
They are available and vary depends on the brand and performance. There’s nothing to worry about the shipment since the dealer would be the one responsible for it.  So, if you are looking forward to a multi-level driving experience then this is your chance to have it.

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Audi Q7: To Launch Some Updates

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Just last month Audi, one of the leading auto makers in the world has released the information that they have made some minor updates with the recently launched 2010 Q7. These updates include the lighting system of the said model.  This has been made by the auto maker simply to bring satisfaction to their fellow customers and also to assure the safety of the said product. In accordance with these it is expected that Q7 would increase the reputation and popularity of the auto maker as well as will bring massive amount of sales for the upcoming years.  And according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this would be one of the safest vehicles ever since the parts were approved by the said organization. It is also considered one of the safest vehicles in Audi’s fleet with Top Safety Pick recognition from the IIHS or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  The vehicle will also have the latest version of Audi’s MMI and other electronics truly made to impressed drivers and their passengers. These include navigation map and latest version of MMI. The turbo diesel variant goes for at least $51,725. Consumers can get a $1150 tax credit if they buy the Q7 considered as a green vehicle. Meanwhile they are focusing on other models such as the mods of R8. As such, they might have another vehicle by next year. 

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Jaguar Overheating Issues Solved!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 | comments (1)

It's critical to ensure your XK8 cooling system parts are in tip top order for piece of mind. Worse case severe overheating scenarios are; blown head gaskets, damaged cylinder heads and potentially a deterioration in engine lubrication quality. The latter can then affect the longevity of crankshaft bearings and the general life of the XK8 engine. Relating to the water pump, this manifests itself in the disintegration / breaking up of the plastic impellor within the water pump. This then leads to reduced coolant flow, localized heating and the worst case problems mentioned above. Indicative signs of a cooling problem on the XK8 engine are the cooling fans staying on for long periods regardless of temperature and / or one of the top hoses blowing off.

Before going to the effort of removing / replacing the water pump, with a cold engine, take the filler cap off the expansion tank and then ask someone to run the engine for you at 1200 rpm. Should the pump be working correctly, water should be circulating / swirling well in the tank. If there is a problem, then there will be very little swirl and therefore indicative of a problem with the water pump. If you are going to the effort of checking it then it's worth replacing with the latest XK8 parts including water pump and other cooling system parts. 2003 cars also suffered from breakdown of other plastic cooling system parts.

These relate to the thermostat housing rising out of the block and the bridge pipe linking the cylinder heads on naturally aspirated cars (the XKR has an alloy pipe). The thermostat housings are now available in alloy and we hope that the bridge pipe will follow. The Jaguar Part number for the water pump is - AJ8008912 and all later water pumps supersede to this part number.

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