Domestic Review

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Ridelust Review

Posted in Car Reviews, Chevrolet, Domestic, Domestic Review, Domestic Rides, Featured, General, Rides by MrAngry | June 18th, 2013 | 4 Responses |

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

From stem to stern, the 2014 Chevy Silverado has been redesigned and re-engineered with the goal of becoming the best ½-ton truck on the market. New, more aggressive sheet metal, three new engines for increased power and fuel economy, and a refined interior help make the new 1500 feel as though it’s anything but pickup like. Combine that with a cabin that’s luxury car quiet and you’ve got yourself a truck that was designed specifically to take out its competitors. Understanding the importance of redesigning (not refreshing) a truck like the Silverado is one thing, but pulling it off in a glorious fashion such as this is something entirely different.

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Ridelust Review: 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

Posted in Car Reviews, Dodge, Domestic, Domestic Review, Domestic Rides, Featured, General, Rides by MrAngry | June 12th, 2013 | 6 Responses |

2013 Challenger SRT8 392

PRO’s: Great power, comfort and size make this a muscle car you can live with everyday.

CON’s: To big to be a great handler, high price, cheapish interior, manual transmission.

FINAL THOUGHT: More of grand tourer than an actual muscle car, the 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 combines big grunt and heritage with all day usability and serious open road prowess.

If you’re into muscle cars then you no doubt know that there are three main contenders in the marketplace. There’s the Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro and of course, the car you see here, the 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. Dodge however has taken a little different approach to Challenger than it’s competitors by not trying to make a sports car out of a muscle car, but instead, just making a really good muscle car with great grand touring properties. How do I know this you might ask? Well, in a quest to find out I drove this sucker 1,100 miles in 3 days by running from San Fransisco to Los Angeles and back over a beautiful California weekend.

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2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8: Ridelust Review

Posted in Car Reviews, Chrysler, Domestic, Domestic Review, Domestic Rides, Featured, General, Rides by MrAngry | April 4th, 2013 | 13 Responses |

2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8

PRO’s: Great styling, gobs of torque, impressive performance, great price.

CON’s: Narrow 245-series tires, aging 5-speed transmission, may be a little too aggressive for some.

FINAL THOUGHT: A modern muscle-sedan that provides tire shredding performance in a package that’s all-day comfy and wonderfully styled.

Hurdling down Interstate 680 in Northern, CA in the new 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 is an exercise in restraint. On the one hand you’ve got this big American luxo-sled that’s reminiscent of the big Chrysler’s of yesteryear. And on the other you’ve got a player that has the ability to put some serious hurt on the best that Europe and Asia has to offer, something that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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2013 Ford Taurus SEL: Ridelust Review

Posted in Car Reviews, Domestic, Domestic Review, Domestic Rides, Featured, Ford, General, Rides by MrAngry | March 27th, 2013 | 1 Response |

2013 Ford Taurus SEL

So here we are – you, me and the 2013 Ford Taurus SEL. This is a car that I really wanted to like, I mean I really did, but unfortunately, I just couldn’t get behind it. This is the sixth generation of Ford’s family hauler, the Taurus. This is the vehicle that redefined what a family car should aspire to be back in the 1980’s. However since its release almost 30-years ago, the Taurus has seemingly lost its way. Yes it will still haul you and your family, but it’s also trying to be a jack-of-all-trades, and unfortunately this is where things go south.

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1951 Ford Custom Club Coupe: HemmingsTV

Posted in Best of, Car Reviews, Domestic, Domestic Review, Domestic Rides, Educational, Ford, General, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | February 23rd, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

1951 Ford Business Coupe

The 1951 Ford Custom Club Coupe is the quintessential old school business coupe. It’s got great lines, a simplistic interior and when maintained properly, will literally run forever. Owner Eric Ralle has been the caretaker of this all original example for the past 27 years and is very proud of the fact that – “it’s just the way Henry Ford built in back in 1950.”

Yes Eric, it most certainly is.


2013 Ford Flex Limited AWD: Ridelust Review

Posted in Car Reviews, Domestic, Domestic Review, Domestic Rides, Featured, Ford, General, Rides by MrAngry | February 14th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

2013 Ford Flex Limited

PRO’s: Great styling, tons of usable space, room for 7 adults, above average visibility and BIG POWER!!

CON’s: Under bolstered front seats.

FINAL THOUGHT: A wonderful alternative to the standard SUV/Minivan that provides all day comfort, big power, room for seven and a driving experience that is MUCH better than you’d expect.

If you were a kid from the mid-1940’s to the mid-1980’s then the odds of you being shuffled around by your parents in a station wagon were pretty damn good. You see before the minivan and the SUV came into the picture, wagons were the shizznit. In fact it hasn’t been until recently that manufacturers are taking a second look and wondering if they should revisit a formula that worked so well for over 40 years. For most people saying “minivan” or “station wagon” is a dirty thing. I mean they’re driven by people who are old, have no fun and are martyrs to their children, right? Well, not really. You see these big behemoths of the open road were people movers and served a purpose that few other vehicles could match. It’s now 2013 and although wagons are few and far between these days, that hasn’t stopped some manufacturers from re-imagining what the wagon should be.

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2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6 Ecoboost: Ridelust Review

Posted in Car Reviews, Domestic, Domestic Review, Domestic Rides, Featured, Ford, General, Rides by MrAngry | February 7th, 2013 | 2 Responses |

2013 Ford Fusion SE

PRO’s: Stunning styling, beautiful interior, sporty chassis with confidence inspiring road manners.

CON’s: 1.6-liter Ecoboost is a bit underpowered, SYNC is still annoying, do we really need park assist technology?

FINAL THOUGHT: The beauty of the new 2013 Ford Fusion is that depending on how it’s optioned out, it can truly be a car that anyone would be proud to own. It offers good value, fuel economy and interior room, along with the best styling in the business.

So here you have it, the newly redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion. It’s got all new sheet metal, no less than four different engine options (including a hybrid model), a stylish new interior, and pricing that ranges from $23,700.00 all the way up to $40K depending on the model and options. The Fusion has gained a reputation for offering up good reliability and fuel economy, with an image that never makes one feel like they’re driving around in some cookie cutter sedan.

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AVI Racing Corvette GT1 – TUNED

Posted in Best of, Car Reviews, Chevrolet, Corvette, Domestic, Domestic Review, Domestic Rides, DRIVE, General, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | February 6th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

AVI Racing Corvette

If you own a performance car then you should know that taking it to the racetrack is one of the best things you can do. Be it a Porsche, Ferrari or even something as average as a Mustang, these cars now offer a fun factor that has never been greater. However if you’re not into taking your street car on the track than be thankful, as AVI Racing has the answer to your prayers. Enter their Corvette GT1 track car. Custom built with tire shredding track days in mind, the AVI Corvette features a full tube chassis that’s mated to some of the best suspension components in the business. Matt Farah of TUNED recently had a chance to experience this track weapon first hand and at days end he came away more than impressed.


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Track Tested: 2013 Chevy Corvette 427 Convertible

Posted in Best of, Car Reviews, Chevrolet, Corvette, Domestic, Domestic Review, Domestic Rides, General, Rides by MrAngry | February 3rd, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

2013 Chevy Corvette 427

With all the hoopla surrounding the recently released 2014 C7 Corvette, it seems that people are forgetting just how good the outgoing C6 actually is. To cap off their final production run Chevrolet has seen fit to release the final edition by way of the Corvette 427. That means 505 hp, an almost 200 mph top speed and a roof that disappears at the touch of a button. The other thing to consider is that dealers will be HEAVILY discounting the current crop of C6 Vette’s currently on the market, so if your interested, now is the time to act!


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2013 Buick Verano Premium: RideLust Review

Posted in Buick, Car Reviews, Domestic Review, Featured, RideLust Review by Kurt Ernst | January 28th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

2013 Buick Verano Premium

Thumbs Up: Comfortable ride, quiet cabin

Thumbs Down: Turbo engine and manual transmission, but little entertainment value

Buy This Car If: You prefer to row your own gears, yet want comfort over performance

Buick’s Verano sedan was built to deliver the fuel-sipping advantages of a compact, while serving up more content than buyers in the class are used to. While the Verano was new for the 2012 model year, a turbocharged variant, dubbed the Verano Premium, has been introduced for 2013. Now that GM brand Pontiac is history, the company is hoping that Buick can pick up some of the enthusiast buyers left in the cold by Pontiac’s shuttering. Read More…