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autorepaireverett
Everett, WA
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Filed under: Aftermarket, Convertible, Hybrid, Performance, Japan, Toyota, Tokyo Auto Salon Toyota MR2 Sports Hybrid Concept - Click above for image gallery Back in November, the rumormill was set ablaze when reports began to surface that Toyota was working on a new MR2 packing hybrid power. Today, those rumors have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Ready for some amazing exhaust sound? The folks over at Akrapovic show us once again why their exhaust ... Source: http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/12/03/video-bmw-1-series-m-coupe-with-akrapovic-evolution-exhaust-system/ Car Service Car Repair Mini Auto Mercedes Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Car Buying, Technology, Ford, Design/Style Ford has taken it on the chin from J.D. Power since the carmaker rolled out its new MyFord Touch system in the 2011 Explorer. Ford's ranking in the influential Initial Quality Survey dropped from fifth last year all the way down to 23rd,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
With a decent passenger car sales in 2007, the Malaysia subsidiary of German automaker Mercedes-Benz remains optimistic as it aims to sell 3, 900 units of passenger car this fiscal year. Last year, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia amassed a total of 3, 606 passenger cars. This number posted a good eight percent... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Auctions, Etc., Europe, Videos, UK Motorsports has had plenty of dark days in its history, but few compare to the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans. That race saw Lance Macklin enter this Austin-Healey 100 S Prototype in the legendary European 24-hour race in his name.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Technology, Paris Motor Show, Jaguar, Luxury Jaguar C-X75 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery Remember the Jaguar C-X75 Concept at the Paris Motor Show? Of course you do. The company repeatedly said it was "a pure concept" that wouldn't ever learn... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Concept Cars, Japan, Tokyo Motor Show, Hatchback, Suzuki, Design/Style There's something about the Suzuki Regina Concept that we like. A lot. For starters, it has a white roof. What's cool about that, you ask? Well, after Ford stole the idea from Mini for the Flex, nothing. But darn... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Sedan, Hatchback, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat We know it's coming, we just don't know when. During the long-winded marathon set of product announcements and long-term strategies laid out by Fiat and Chrysler head Sergio Marchionne, it was revealed that both Chrysler and Dodge would get new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall alert for 2011 Nissan Rogue vehicles. Approximately 7,365 of the cars have incorrectly installed electronics that may cause failure of the crossover vehicles' electric power steering systems. According to NHTSA,... Source: http://news.consumerreports.org/safety/2011/12/recall-2011-nissan-rogue-vehicles-may-have-bad-power-steering.html Car Repair Mini Auto Mercedes Jaguar Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Concept Cars, Tokyo Motor Show, Crossover, Volkswagen Let's get one thing straight: This is not a coupe. Not even close. But ever since BMW kicked off the bastardization of the word 'coupe' with its X6 crossover, automakers seem to think that any vehicle with a sloped roofline can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Etc., Safety, Technology, Chevrolet, Electric According to the Associated Press, GM CEO Dan Akerson has said General Motors will buy back any Chevrolet Volt from owners who are concerned about the vehicle's fire risk. Akerson said that his company isn't making the move because the plug-in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrid, Wagon, Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru Subaru had provided early sketches of its Advanced Tourer Concept, and many of you in the comments weren't confident that it would look as good in real life as it did in (digital) ink and paper. Dare we say it,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
The folks over at Autofans.be have the scoop today on the all-new BMW M6. According to the Belgian ... Source: http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/11/30/rumors-new-bmw-m6-to-launch-juneseptember-2012-with-600-hp/ BMW Audi European Auto Car Service Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Concept Cars, Nissan, Tokyo Auto Salon Nissan at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon - Click above for high-res image gallery In the eyes of international automotive media, the Tokyo Auto Salon tends to be overlooked, mostly due to its proximity to the North American International Auto Show in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Lotus, Renault You haven't forgotten about Robert Kubica already, now have you? Of course not. Who could, after all, forget the first Formula One driver ever to come out of Poland, and one of the most promising talents in the sport. Unfortunately, Kubica's career was put... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Some of my colleagues were musing recently about the name of this vehicle. Must we wear out our keyboard-calloused fingers typing ?Land Rover Range Rover Evoque?? It seems that the shortest vehicle in the company?s line-up has the longest name,... Source: http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2011/12/just-in-2012-land-rover-range-rover-evoque.html Porsche Auto Service Auto Repair Automobile Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Budget, Paris Motor Show, Hatchback, Hyundai, Diesel 2011 Hyundai ix20 - Click above for high-res image gallery Hyundai's fluidic design language makes a little car quite handsome, and the ix20 MPV at the Paris Motor Show is the latest to benefit from the rhinoplasty. To our American eyes,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Safety, Technology, Videos, Infiniti, Nissan In the last few years, Infiniti has joined the ranks of the Germans by offering a range of enhanced active safety features on its higher-end models. But Nissan wants to bring many of these systems to its core models, including blind spot and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Coupe, Budget, Performance, Etc., Japan, Videos, Subaru Subaru and Toyota have certainly set the internet afire with the BRZ and GT86. Critics and naysayers are already deriding the vehicles as too low on power to survive in a world where the Ford Mustang V6 packs over 300 horsepower... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
On the heels of Subaru showing off an almost production-ready BRZ at the LA Auto Show, Toyota shows off the GT 86 ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show. An early concept of the sports coupe was shown as the Scion... Source: http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2011/11/sneak-peek-2013-toyota-gt-86-sports-car-aka-scion-fr-s.html Audi European Auto Car Service Car Repair Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
General Motors is recalling about 5,220 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today. Certain models in both 2012 compact truck lines have faulty electronics that may not warn of incompletely latched seat... Source: http://news.consumerreports.org/safety/2011/11/gm-recalls-2012-full-size-pick-up-trucks-for-faulty-seat-belt-electronics.html BMW Audi European Auto Car Service Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: New York Auto Show, Coupe, Scion, Toyota, Tokyo Auto Salon Toyota FT-86 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery When the Toyota FT-86 concept was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, we were surprised and delighted at the prospect of an attractive, rear-wheel-drive 2+2 with a $20,000... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Concept Cars, Nissan, Tokyo Auto Salon Nissan at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon - Click above for high-res image gallery In the eyes of international automotive media, the Tokyo Auto Salon tends to be overlooked, mostly due to its proximity to the North American International Auto Show in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Technology, Infotainment Android owners with a USB-equipped vehicle might not get all the connected benefits of their iPhone-touting friends, but at least they could plug in to access their tunes. Now it seems that Google's latest flagship won't even do that. Speaking with the throngs on Reddit, Android... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog
Filed under: Paris Motor Show The final count, for those keeping track: 39 production car debuts and 21 concept car debuts. That's a total of 60 new vehicles for us to obsess over. Take a look at each and every one of them below. Each image is a link that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at autorepaireverett's blog