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America, Duck yeah!

Okay, I admit it, I’m in love in with what Ford is doing these days. I like their modern design-language. And I even love the way they drive. The Focus, the Fiesta, the Mustang. And now we have this, the new Mondeo……I mean Fusion. Sure, the nose is very Aston-ish, but since when was that a bad thing? It is THE best looking family sedan on sale right now, no arguments. And unless your boring (read: you care about reliability), or racist, you’d be stupid to pick a Camry or Accord over it. If I had a family I’d buy one. But I don’t, so I won’t, and that’s beside the point.

People have actually asked me what kind of mid-sized sedan they should buy. Seriously, thats how BIG this type of car is, people actually ask someone like ME what kind they should buy. Anyway, I’ve always recommended the new Hyundai Sonata, as I’ve always felt it’s the best complete package. I may have to change my tune now, the Fusion is MUCH more handsome than the Sonata. And I’m almost certain it’ll be the better driver. Plus it comes with a choice of TWO turbo engines! How awesome is that? If you can’t have a high-revving N/A, then boost For The Win as we like to say. You’re just a tune away from more useable power!

So in conclusion? USA USA USA!



The 2012 Ford Focus is a Really Good Car, No Really!

Now I know YOU might think I’m going out on a limb now, but I’ve spent enough time around the 2012 Ford Focus to say that it IS a good car. No, not just good compared to the old car (because that’s a given of course, a really annoying back itch was better than the old USDM Focus), but good compared to the recent cars from Honda and Toyota. I can unequivocally stand here with my hand on my heart and say that I WOULD buy a Focus over a Civic or Corolla. And I’d tell my mom to buy one too.

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What the World Really Needs: More Supercharged V8s!

Meet the 2012 Camaro Z28 ZL1. The most powerful Camaro GM has ever built. And somewhere a baby seal has just clubbed itself to death.

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2012 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG

So, Benz is rolling out its AMG version of the brand-new CLS-class, with its new 5.5L twin-turbocharged V8. You know the deal, lots of power, fancier suspension, racier exterior. A car not nessicarly for drivers, more for holagans who love tail-out antics.

What bugs me about Benz and their AMG division is that to me all the AMGs end up being basically the same car after a while. An example, the 5.5L TT AMG V8. It’s in the CL63 AMG, the SL63 AMG, and now the CLS63 AMG. And then it’ll inevitably end up in the E63 AMG. And then the S63 AMG. And then the SLK63 AMG. And then the C63 AMG. See what I mean? All AMG do now days is stick the same engine in all of the cars in the Benz line, dictate power-levels based on price, throw on some stiffer suspension, and some AMG badges. And then call it a day. Am I the only one who finds this is a bit boring?

Thank god for the SLS is all I have to say…

Check out the Autoblog post if you want some real info…

2012 Ford Focus ST

I give you the American bound Ford Focus ST. Did I buy too soon??

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2012 Ford Mustang BOSS 302

Yeah, you can go ahead and add this to my list of DO WANTS.

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2012 Ford Focus

Ford officially pulled the wraps off their next-generation Focus at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday. Finally, America gets the car the rest of the world has enjoyed for years!

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