Cross Over Vehicle

eBay Deal of the Week: The weirdest car ever?

Posted in Concept Cars, Cross Over Vehicle, Custom, eBay Motors, General, Promoted by MrAngry | September 17th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

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Now here’s something new. This is a completely hand fabricated one-off custom car that is truly like nothing we’ve ever seen before. It’s built on a one-inch steel tubular chassis with a body that’s made from fiberglass and carbon fiber. The engine is a 2.2 liter 4-cyl Chevrolet engine with a supercharger that, according to the owner, is good for 270 HP and 26 mpg. It sports a custom interior and is fully road legal in the state of Florida. This is definitely one of the coolest things we’ve seen on eBay in a while, so make sure to click through for more photos or go directly to the eBay Motors link below.

Source: eBayMotors.com

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2012 Ford Edge Limited FWD: Ridelust Review

Posted in Car Reviews, Cross Over Vehicle, Domestic, Domestic Review, Domestic Rides, Featured, Ford, General, Rides, SUV, Trucks by MrAngry | July 23rd, 2012 | 1 Response |

2012 Ford Edge Limited

Pro’s: Roomy interior, great mileage, confidence inspiring handling

Con’s: Skinny steering wheel, mass appeal styling, noticeable torque steer

Final Thought: A well executed crossover that offers good mileage, decent power and a great interior for a very fair price.

I’d heard good things about the Ford Edge but up until recently I had yet to actually drive one. This is a 2012 Limited Edition model with front-wheel drive and Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 turbocharged engine that makes 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. It’s a crossover vehicle which simply means you’ve got a little car, truck and SUV DNA all mixed together in a nice well-rounded package. The week prior to my having this little gem I was driving around in an Infiniti FX35 Limited (tough life I know). The color was remarkably similar as was its interior room and amenities. However when it came to price there was quite a substantial difference. MSRP on the Infiniti was $52,445.00, whereby the Ford Edge Limited came in at an MSRP of $38,910.00 – a difference of over $13,500.00. Granted this isn’t a flat-out comparison mind you, but a simple question of value for dollar.

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2012 Ford Edge Limited FWD EcoBoost: RideLust Review

Posted in Car Reviews, Cross Over Vehicle, Domestic Review, Featured, Ford, RideLust Review by Kurt Ernst | February 13th, 2012 | 1 Response |

2012 Ford Edge Limited EcoBoost

Thumbs Up: Contemporary styling, comfortable ride.

Thumbs Down: Heavy on chrome and fake-wood trim.

Buy This Car If: You’re looking for a fuel-efficient crossover that can still carry five adults.

If Goldilocks were shopping Ford’s product lineup for an SUV or crossover, there’s a good chance that she’d settle on the not-too-small-but-not-too-big Ford Edge. It’s got more interior room (and higher build quality) than the outgoing Ford Escape, yet it’s smaller than either the Explorer SUV or the Edge crossover. In fact, for the average American family with 2.4 kids and a dog, the Edge is just about the perfect size. Read More…

2011 Lincoln MKX Premium: RideLust Review

Posted in Car Reviews, Cross Over Vehicle, Domestic Review, Featured, Lincoln, RideLust Review by Kurt Ernst | December 19th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

2011 Lincoln MKX Premium

Thumbs Up: Stellar interior, great content for the price.

Thumbs Down: Vague, over-boosted steering.

Buy This Car If: You want a domestic luxury alternative to the Cadillac SRX.

Like Rodney Dangerfield, Lincoln can’t get any respect. Ford’s luxury brand spent years mired in mediocrity, and now that it’s stepped up its game no one seems to know about it. Perhaps it spent too many years living in the shadow of now defunct Mercury, or perhaps it’s trapped in a time warp between its traditional (and aging) customer base and the younger luxury buyers it hopes to attract. Quirky styling aside, the Lincoln products I’ve driven offer a solid build quality and a surprising amount of content for the price. Read More…

Nissan Juke R Blends Juke CUV with Nissan GT-R

Posted in car modifications, Cool Stuff, Cross Over Vehicle, Nissan, Nissan GT-R by Kurt Ernst | October 5th, 2011 | 5 Responses |

Nissan's Juke R concept. Image: Nissan

I’ll let you down up front: Nissan isn’t bringing it’s Juke R uber-crossover to market, and you won’t be able to buy one any time soon. In fact, Nissan is only building two, one in left hand drive and one in right hand drive, and we seriously doubt that anyone outside of Nissan will have an opportunity to take one for a spin. Read More…

A Closer Look At The Infiniti FX50 Sebastian Vettel Edition

Posted in Cross Over Vehicle, Frankfurt Motor Show, Infiniti, Videos by Kurt Ernst | September 15th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Formula One stars generally drive fast sedans in their downtime, or so conventional wisdom says. Sebastian Vettel, the boy wonder of F1, bucks that trend by driving an Infiniti FX50 crossover. We can’t tell you why Vettel opted for the FX50 over, say, an AMG Mercedes or a BMW M5. Even if you tie it to Vettel’s contract and the Red Bull team’s Infiniti sponsorship, an M56 sedan seems like a more logical choice for the reigning world champion. Read More…

2011 Infiniti FX35 RWD: RideLust Review

Posted in Car Buying, Cross Over Vehicle, Featured, Import Review, Infiniti, RideLust Review by Kurt Ernst | September 12th, 2011 | 3 Responses |

2011 Infiniti FX35

Thumbs Up: Surprising handling and more-than-adequate power

Thumbs Down: Styling Can be an acquired taste

Buy This Car If: You want a sport sedan but need a crossover

In the gospel according to gearheads, it is written that all crossover vehicles must be blandly-styled boxes, with no more driving excitement than a four cylinder Buick LaCrosse. Crossovers, after all, are the new station wagons: designed to haul families and their stuff from place to place, with near-zero focus on making the drive entertaining for the person behind the steering wheel. While most can be ordered with rear-entertainment systems to keep the kids pacified, most do nothing at all to amuse the driver. Read More…

To Win A Dodge Journey, You Just Need To Find It

Posted in Cool Stuff, Cross Over Vehicle, Dodge, Games by Kurt Ernst | September 11th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

The 2012 Dodge Journey. Image: Chrysler Group LLC

We’re not crossover fans here at RideLust, since no one has built one with 800 horsepower and AWD (yet). Still, if we had to pick one to drive above the others in the steamed-white-rice herd, it would very likely be the Dodge Journey. It’s comfortable, it isn’t the slowest of the bunch and it’s entirely boring to drive: it’s not as engaging as the Mazda5, but it’s bigger and by our estimates, anyway, more comfortable for cross-country road trips. Read More…

Good News, Mazda Fans: CX-5 To Come In Diesel Variant

Posted in Car Buying, Car Tech, Cross Over Vehicle, Mazda, News by Kurt Ernst | September 7th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Mazda's upcoming CX-5. Image: Mazda

If you’re a fan of diesel engines and want an alternative to the VW and Audi TDIs, I’ve got some good news for you. Autoweek quotes a “source familiar with Mazda’s development plans” as saying a diesel-powered version of their CX-5 crossover will hit these shores in 2013 as a 2014 model. It will likely be powered by Mazda’s 2.2-liter, direct-injection turbodiesel, which should be good for about 160 horsepower and 310 ft-lb of torque. Read More…

Hot Wheels Twin Mill: HOLY FREAKIN’ MOLY!!

Posted in Best of, Cross Over Vehicle, Custom, News, Other Rides, Rants & Raves, Toys, Videos by MrAngry | June 1st, 2011 | 3 Responses |

Hot Wheels Twin Mill

The great thing about toys like Hot Wheels cars is that they have the ability to stimulate the imagination at a very young age. Cars like the Deora, the Sizzler series from the 1970’s and the original Twin Mill from 1969 have helped generations of car enthusiasts get their wings. Some of the cars, like the aforementioned Twin Mill are so cool that I suppose it was only a matter of time before they were actually built. What you are seeing here is the real life version of the original design that debuted in 1969. It comes complete with a pair of blown 502 cu inch big block Chevy’s that produce a total of 1,400 horsepower. It’s low slung, raw and the fantasy of every 11 year old kid out there. Obviously the Twin Mill wouldn’t make the best daily driver, but for a weekend cruiser, hell why not. Click through for the video.
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