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Toyota Underrated the Supra Power and Torque

One of the criticisms of the new Supra is that it is really just a BMW Z4 in different skin; after all, they share the same drive train. However, the Z4 is rated at 382 hp and 369 lb/ft torque while the Supra is rated at 335 hp and 369 lb/ft. But, it seems Toyota […]

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Diagnosing Tire Wear: Tire Pressure and Alignment

Hopefully, you’re periodically checking the wear on your tires; it can help you extend the life of your tires and get your money’s worth out of them. Obviously, tires can wear in myriad ways, and each way tells you something about that specific tire/wheel. Following is the procedure for diagnosing tire wear appropriately. The ways […]

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Dual-Clutch Transmissions: What are They?

One oft heard complaint of the new C8 Corvette and the 2020 Shelby GT500 is that they are not going to be offered with manual transmissions; both will come with automatic dual-clutch transmissions (DCT). But what is a DCT? It’s name includes the word automatic, so is it an automatic? Sort of. It has a […]

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Benefits of a Mid-Engine Vehicle

As most people know, Chevrolet will reveal the mid-engine C8 Corvette tomorrow. I recently read some comments online from the debate as to whether or not Chevy should make a mid-engine ‘Vette or keep the front-engine layout that’s been around since 1953. To be sure, Chevy would only abandon this 66 year-old platform if there […]

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Best Cars for College Students

It’s now July, and many recent graduates are preparing for their next life chapter at college. And often that preparation involves getting a new vehicle. What are the best cars for college students? Answering this question necessitates some determining criteria. 1. Since most college students are on a budget, it should be inexpensive to own […]

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What is Saint Patrick’s Day? Who was Saint Patrick?

Shamrocks, green rivers, corned-beef and cabbage, pints of stout, and getting pinched. But what is Saint Patrick’s Day? In its shortest form, it is the celebration of Irish culture in general; in particular, it’s a celebration of one of three patron saints of Ireland, St. Patrick. Patrick died on March 17 (possibly in 461 AD), […]

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South Carolina’s New Temp Tag Laws

Last year, the South Carolina legislature adopted new temp tag laws which will go into effect May 15th, 2019, but won’t fully be implemented until November 11th (more on this later). The gist of the new law is that the plastic temp plates emblazoned with the car lots’ names and logos are going to be […]

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Lexus RC F Track Edition specs

Over the past few years, Lexus has been flexing its performance muscles in spite of having been birthed as a luxury brand. Although the standard RC is a plush, posh ride, the RC F Track Edition is luxurious in the way that a recliner bolted into a F-16 would be luxurious: it looks comfortable and […]

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Toyota Supra is Back, Finally

After a 20 year absence in the US market (and 16 year absence in Japan), the Toyota Supra is back, and the automotive world is all abuzz- both positive and negative. For those that are happy, the big deal is that it’s the Supra, and it’s back. And it has some great performance features that […]

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2020 GT500’s Specs Revealed – Sort Of

For sixteen months, many of us have been anxiously awaiting the unveiling of the GT350’s big brother, and we’ve been especially interested in the 2020 GT500’s specs. Over the past year and a half, we’ve seen several leaked images, spy photos and spy videos, and possible leaked documents. Before the Detroit Auto Show, we were […]

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