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2014 RAM 1500 Eco Diesel Review and Road Test

Posted in Car Reviews, Dodge, Domestic, Educational, Featured, General, Videos by MrAngry | December 1st, 2013 | 2 Responses |

Ram Eco Diesel

This is Alex Dykes and until this review of the 2014 RAM 1500 Eco Diesel, I’d never heard of him. I posted this for two reasons. First and foremost, the new Ram 1500 Eco Diesel is the most important thing to happen to the 1/2-ton pickup market in decades. Two, he does one helluva job as an online reviewer. Well done Alex! Check it out after the jump.

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10 Car Models That Failed Miserably

Posted in FAIL, Featured by Gerri | October 28th, 2013 | 3 Responses |

10 Car Models That Failed Miserably

Aquatic cars, electric vans, over-sized limos with lifted tires and suicide doors… The inventiveness of the automotive industry never ceases to amaze — except when it’s a horrible flop and a total waste of money. Here are 10 car models that failed miserably and will leave you saying “aw, at least you tried.” Read More…

Michelin Pilot Super Sport: Track Review

Posted in Featured, General, muscle cars, Mustang, Other, Tires by MrAngry | September 22nd, 2013 | 1 Response |

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So last week I had mentioned that I was heading down to Laguna Seca with my 2013 Ford Mustang GT. Aside from being a factory track pack car, the only upgrades are stainless steel brake lines, upgraded pads and some high temp fluid, otherwise, that’s it. When it came to tires (and as mentioned in my previous post) I ditched the worn out Pirelli P Zero’s and mounted a shiny new set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports. The goal was to baseline the car in stock form for a year and then incrementally upgrade it based on my findings.

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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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Ridelust Review: 2013 BMW X6 M

Posted in BMW, Car Reviews, European, European Review, European Rides, Featured, General, M Series, Rides by MrAngry | May 6th, 2013 | 2 Responses |

2013 BMW X6 M

PRO’s: Outstanding performance, extreme all-weather versatility, spacious enough for a family of 5.

CON’s: Peculiar styling, high price tag.

FINAL THOUGHT: An amazing SUV/crossover that may well be one of the fastest and most versatile vehicles that BMW has ever produced.

If you’re not sure whether the 2013 BMW X6 M is a car, truck or crossover, don’t feel bad because you’re not alone. You see this things got an identity crises, a bad one, and because of that consumers have been perplex by the X6 since its debut in 2008. I just spent a week with BMW’s X6 M and I can tell you this, I still have no idea what the hell it is, but I fell in love with it, and hot damn if it isn’t a riot of a performance vehicle.

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Ridelust Review: 2013 Infiniti M56 Sport

Posted in Featured, General, Import Rides, Infiniti, Nissan, Rides by MrAngry | May 1st, 2013 | 1 Response |

2013 Infiniti M56 S

PRO’s: Beautifully styled, comfortable and sporty interior that’s loaded with tech. Strong V8 offers great performance.

CON’s: Vague steering, high price tag.

FINAL THOUGHT: A nicely appointed sports-sedan that offers plenty of performance and luxury with a image that’s a big departure from its German rivals.

When you think of a mid-sized performance sedan, the odds of a BMW 5-series popping into your head would probably be pretty good. However there is another vehicle out there that’s trying to encroach on the 5-series dominance. It’s imported from Japan and comes in the form of this – the 2013 Infiniti M56. On paper you’ll notice that all the correct bells and whistles are in place. It’s got a big V8, rear-wheel drive performance and thanks to the optional technology package, has just about every option you’d ever want. However, does all of this power and tech make for a good and sporty automobile? Click through to find out.

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5 Emergency Items Every Motorist Should Have

Posted in auto industry, Best of, Car Tech, Featured, General, News, Rants & Raves by MrAngry | April 17th, 2013 | 5 Responses |

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It dawned on me recently as I was driving along in the middle of nowhere California that most drivers aren’t properly prepared for those “Oh SHIT!” moments. Therefore I’ve decided to make a quick list of things that you should never be without, and it applies to all drivers, regardless of your daily distance traveled.

1. Cell Phone: These little devices are generally the first line of defense when you’re stranded out there on the open road. They give you comfort, provide you with the contact and emergency information of those that can help, and give you the ability to call on #2 on the list. Oh… and don’t forget to keep your cell charger in the car at all times.

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2013 BMW 135is: Ridelust Review

Posted in BMW, Car Reviews, European, European Review, European Rides, Featured, General, Rides by MrAngry | April 11th, 2013 | 3 Responses |

2013 BMW 135is

PRO’s: Quick, nimble, smiles-for-miles little hot-rod.

CON’s: Big price tag, lack of limited-slip-differential.

FINAL THOUGHT: The 2013 BMW 135is is a little pocket-rocket of a car that will make you rediscover driving at its core. It’s fun, fast and has the ability to make even grown men giggle.

Buying a car is not a rational decision, it’s an emotional one. We look at style, performance and how that particular vehicle makes us feel. Does it make us smile when we open the garage door. Does it make the right sound when we turn the key. Above all, does it get our adrenaline flowing when we simply go out for a drive. In a day and age where cars are weighed down by government safety regulations, technology and each company trying to outdo the next guy, it’s nice to see that BMW makes at least one car that throws up its middle finger and shows us that a car can still be a good time.

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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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