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2013 SRT Viper vs 2014 Corvette Stingray

Posted in Best of, Corvette, Dodge, Domestic Rides, Educational, General, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | September 20th, 2013 | 1 Response |

Vette VS Viper

The 2013 SRT Viper and the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the two greatest American sports cars ever created. The Corvette is all new for 2014 and sports a 460 hp V8, is capable of running to 60 mph in a scant 3.8-seconds and gets an astonishing 29 mpg on the HWY. The 2013 SRT Viper on the other hand gets an 8.4-liter V10 that makes 640 hp, will also get to 60 mph in 3.8-seconds, but gets only 18 mpg HWY. Oh, and it also cost about 30k more. So, which American super car takes the honors of being the best? Inside Line recently got these two together to find out.

Source: InsideLine.com

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Pro-touring Car or New Car?

Posted in Best of, Dodge, Ford, General, muscle cars, Mustang, Rides by MrAngry | September 7th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Mustang Corkscrew

I was reading at post over at Moparts.com that raised the question: “Should I build a Pro-touring car OR purchase something new”. Since this is something that recently went through, I decided to throw out a decent (albeit a bit long) answer. For those of you that are in this predicament, well… I hope this helps.

“Our old cars are wonderful machines. They have styling that can’t be matched, can be made to perform wonderfully with enough time, talent and money, and at days end will always make you feel good. However, think about what goes into making that happen. Think about the countless hours of trouble-shooting problems and chasing ghosts like squeaks, rattles, vibrations and electrical issues. People get frustrated, lose and then regain interest, but ultimately, everybody is still always, in some way wrenching on their cars.

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Dodge Dart: Envy Commercial

Posted in Dodge, Domestic Rides, General, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | August 31st, 2013 | 2 Responses |

Dodge Dart

Oh Dodge… what the hell are you guys thinking when it comes to your new ad campaign. Seriously, a 1968 Charger versus a new 2013 Dart in a Bullitt-esque chase scene? Bullitt was made 45 years ago which means that the odds of your demographic knowing about it are slim-to-none. Here’s an idea – how about trying to market the Dart for what it is. That being – a nice, mid-size sedan that provides a great combination of power, technology, economy and style. Seriously – we don’t need gimmicks, we need honest advertising.

Source: Youtube.com

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Crusher Camaro vs ’70 Super Bee: 1,500-Mile Burnout-Fest!

Posted in Camaro, Chevrolet, Dodge, Domestic Rides, General, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | August 30th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Dodge Super Bee

Classic cars and summer heat mix like oil and water. The cars overheat, boil fuel and vapor lock which causes most owners to simply keep them in the garage until the outside temperature drops. If however your names are Freiburger & Finnegan and you work for Hot Rod Magazine, well then, you throw caution to the wind and run them anyway. In this episode of Road Kill, the boys decide to turn a 6 hour trip into one that takes 12 hours by taking Freiburger’s HEMI powered 1970 Dodge Super Bee and his 1967 blown Chevy Camaro on a 1,500 mile ride from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City.

Source: MotorTrend.com

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Death Proof Car Chase: Good or Bad?

Posted in Car Chase, Crashes, Dodge, Domestic Rides, General, Racing, Rides, Stunts, Videos by MrAngry | August 17th, 2013 | 3 Responses |

Death Proof

Bullitt and Vanishing Point. Two cheesy films from the late 1960’s and early ’70’s that have only one redeeming quality – the car chases. These films set the standard for what many believe to be the best automotive car chases in history. Fast forward now to 2007 – Director Quentin Tarantino decides he’s going to have a go at creating his own version of the car chase using the same cars in the aforementioned films. He took a 1969 Dodge Charger (Bullitt used a ’68) and a 1970 Dodge Challenger, filmed them at speed and hoped the entire car chase world would love him for it. Hmm… not so much. While the chase was indeed good and actually filmed at speed like the originals, it simply lacked the overall grittiness that the first two had. Yes the cars were cool (anything Kurt Russell is in is cool), and yes the action great, but for some reason I just don’t think it lived up to the originals.

Am I wrong? Let me know what you think.

Source: Youtube.com

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Are wagons cool?

Posted in Buick, Chevrolet, Dodge, Domestic Rides, General, Rides by MrAngry | August 16th, 2013 | 4 Responses |

Caprice Wagon

They’re big, somewhat boxy, and on rare occasions, sporty. I speak of course about our old friend, the station wagon. Over the past 6 years I’ve owned two wagons, and honestly, I’ve loved them both. My first was a 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8. This was a 168 mph bread box with 425 hp/ 425 lb.ft of torque and Brembo brakes. It was fast and super comfy, but unfortunately didn’t really have that much space. My current box is a 1992 Chevrolet Caprice wagon with the ever popular lounge chair seating and a grossly underpowered 5.7-liter V8. It does however seat 8 and with the seats down, will hold a 4×8 sheet plywood. I love this thing and truly enjoy the driving experience. However even though I think it’s cool with its big fuselage shape, no one else seems to.

Manufacturers nowadays are calling their new wagons “shooting brakes”, a name that doesn’t really resonate here in the United States. Maybe it’s to make them appear trendy, or perhaps they’re trying to find a new market. Whatever the case though I’m not sure a simple name change will bring the “cool” back to these road beasts. Whatcha’ all think – are, and or can wagons be cool, or are we kidding ourselves about these old school road going relics.

2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 Wagon

Posted in AMG, Audi, Best of, Cadillac, Dodge, Domestic Rides, European Rides, General, Mercedes Benz, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | July 27th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

C63 AMG Wagon

Performance station wagons are one of the great joys in the automotive world. Tire smoking hooligans with a practical side, these beasts of engineering are not for everyone. However if you’re a wagon person, then these heavy haulers are the bees-knees when it comes to giggles-per-mile. Wagons like the Cadillac CTS-V wagon, Dodge’s now defunct SRT8 Magnum, the Audi RS6 Avant and now, this guy, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 Wagon. It packs 507 horsepower, 450 pound-feet of torque and will hit 62 mph in under 4-seconds. In short, it’s awesome. Motor Trends Jonny Lieberman recently traveled to Germany to see if this new AMG will be crowned the new King, or if it’s just an over-hyped grocery getter.

Source: MotorTrend.com

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I wish I had more time with….

Posted in Chrysler, Dodge, Domestic Rides, General, Rides by MrAngry | July 25th, 2013 | 7 Responses |

DodgeMagnumSRT8_1

… my 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8. This is a car I purchased back in 2009 with a mere 21,000 miles on the clock and then subsequently sold in August of 2012. To this day it was the best vehicle I’ve ever owned and never once did it give me a hint of trouble. As a long distance road trip machine it was outstanding. The big 425 hp 6.1L HEMI meant sustained 90 mph cruising speeds were effortless and thanks to some of the best seats in the business, fatigue was never an issue. This is one of those rare cars that Chrysler got right. It wasn’t overly done, but included enough luxury and style to make one feel special with enough room to haul just about anything they wished. Sadly, I sold the Maggie last year as it no longer met my needs. It sold in just 11 hours and went to a wonderful couple from Oregon. In it’s place sits a new Mustang GT, a car that was purchased to simply be a track rat and nothing more. It doesn’t have the personality, style or overall appeal of the Magnum SRT8, but it does its job fairly well. Maybe one day I’ll come upon another lightly used Maggie, but until then, I wish I had more time enjoying one of best modern day sport wagons to ever grace the tarmac.

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eBay Deal of the Week: Custom 1971 Dodge Challenger

Posted in Chrysler, Dodge, Domestic Rides, eBay Motors, General, Promoted, Rides by MrAngry | July 22nd, 2013 | 1 Response |

1971Challenger_1

The 1971 Dodge Challenger is one of those rare cars that came almost perfect from the factory. All the proportions were correct, so therefore when it comes to customizing, there is fine line between doing it right and doing it wrong. What you are viewing here is a 1971 Challenger with a late model Challenger front and rear end grafted onto it. This is not a pro-touring car per say, but more of a resto-mod that will appeal to a few select buyers. Powered by a 340 cubic inch small block, grunt should not be a problem. However there is no mention of any suspension upgrades. You can go directly to the eBay link below, or click through for more pics.

Source: eBayMotors.com

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SRT Viper vs Mercedes-Benz SLS Black Series

Posted in AMG, Dodge, Domestic Rides, Educational, European Rides, General, Mercedes Benz, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | July 10th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

SLS vs Viper

There are two schools of thought when it comes to comparing American and German performance cars. German cars for example are generally more refined, pack in more technology and cater more to the driving experience, where the American’s simply stuff bigger and bigger hammers under the hood. In my experience, neither of these styles is correct, they’re just different. Motor Trends Jonny Lieberman and hot-shoe racer Randy Pobst, recently paired the new 2014 SRT Viper with the Mercedes-Benz SLS Black Series to see which 600 horsepower hammer is the best. Check it out after the jump.

Source: MotorTrend.com

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