Ford's press release reads, "The all-new 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor is a
purpose-built, high-performance 4WD off-road truck versatile enough to
take on the most challenging desert adventures as well as the everyday
commute."Hmmm. So we didn't go adventuring in the desert nor
commit an everyday commute. We didn't even drive the F150
So long 4Runner and helloooooo Range Rover Sport.
Sometimes parting is such sweet sorrow...especially when the new SUV in our garage is a brand spakin' new 2010 Range Rover Sport HSE.
Not that there was anything wrong with the 36K 4Runner that the "party mode" button couldn't solve, but hey we're
For a second day in a row an American driver has won a stage on the 2010 Dakar Rally.
Today it was Mark Miller and Volkswagen that took the stage 5 Dakar win.
"Dakar really began in earnest today," said Miller.
we are in the best placings. Today we stopped the
(Editor's Note: Every week we drive a new car, and just like snowflakes they are all different. In this new feature (Weekly Drive) we'll give you the scoop on the interesting stuff that makes each weekly drive unique, unusual and fun.)
This week we say goodbye to the newest
(Editor's Note: We here at TFLcar.com are thrilled to welcome John Matras to the team. John is not only a talented writer but also a very talented photographer. For almost thirty years, award-winning author John Matras has written
about cars. He’s been in all the major car magazines, on
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced an agreement with
Lance Armstrong, seven-time winner of the Tour de France and founder of
the LIVESTRONG Charitable Foundation, to sponsor his new Team
RadioShack pro cycling team. The multi-year partnership includes the
use of a variety of Nissan products as the official vehicle of the
Stage four of the 2010 Dakar Rally saw American Robby Gordon and Hummer edge out race leader Stéphane Peterhansel and BMW for the stage win."Today's special stage was perfect for us with a
lot of camel grass," Gordon said. "It's on this type of terrain that
the Hummer is doing great.
General Motors only made two mistakes when building the GMC Terrain.
1. They designed it to look like a beefy truck (which it is not).
2. They gave it a far too macho name. “Terrain” reminds many of difficult to traverse obstacles on off-road paths.
Other than that, I found the
While much of the North American car market was in huge sales funk in 2009, Subaru managed to not only increase sales, but increase them by 15 percent...smashing the previous sales record of 200,703 units sold in 2006.
(Today's Subaru Press Release is below)
So why did Subaru sell
Organizers have postponed the start of Stage 4 of the 2010 Dakar Rally by 1.5 hours and shortened the stage.
This was due in large part because of the late arrival of many of the racers during stage three.
You can see complete stage three results and recap HERE, along with
Stage three of the 2010 Dakar Rally saw Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel and BMW take control of the 2010 Dakar Rally with a decisive win.
"It wasn't an easy day, with a short special in terms of distance," said Stéphane Peterhansel.
were soft dunes, quite complicated off-road parts, big tufts of
2009 was not a good year for Chrysler and thus it was not a good year for Dodge. To say that sales slumped would be an understatement of biblical proportions.
But with the new year comes a new owner in Fiat and of course a new chance to kick
Give us a couple of minutes and we'll give you the scoop.
The town of Caribou, Colorado is at about 10,000 feet of elevation and today it is just another Colorado ghost town.
But when Colorado was still the Wild West, about 130 years ago, Caribou was a mining boomtown.
We can’t help
$36.8 million...that's how much money speed cameras in Arizona have generated since they were deployed on the State's highways.
700,000...that's how many tickets have been issued since the program began.
$127 million...that's how much money the speeding tickets should have generated had the tickets all been paid.
But now it looks like
“Yea, but she has a hell of a good personality!” “Did it eat the old Outback?”– Or – “If that car was a cartoon character, it would be ‘Velma’ from Scooby-Doo.” - - as quoted by a few critics of the 2010 Subaru Outback.
What can I say? I liked
So how far do you think you could jump a Subaru STI across water and onto a barge?That's what Travis Pastrana and Red Bull decided to find out to bring in the New Year.The car jumping and flying seems to be the easy part. The landing is what's hard.