2010 Subaru Outback Prepare

May 16, 2009

The 2010 Subaru Outback is a sports utility wagon with a price tag of $22,995 exclusive of the $695 destination and delivery fee. The standard Outback model is powered by a 2.5-Liter engine producing 170 horsepower with a sex-speed manual transmission. If you want to go for a more high-tech shift then swap the stick shift with the new Lineartronic CVT from Subaru which will up the price tag to $23,995.

If you want more kick from your 2010 Subaru Outback then get the Outback 3.6R model powered by a 3.6-:Liter engine producing 256 horsepower with a five-speed automatic transmission. This version is more expensive though and has a price tag of $27,995. If you want a greater kick then get the Outback 3.6R Limited version at a starting price of $30,995.

Depending on how you foresee your Outback to appear you can opt for the power moonroof worth $995, the navigation package which includes back-up camera, upgraded audio, eight-inch LCD touchscreen and iPod power worth $2,000 or the upgraded 440-watt Harman Kardon audio package worth $995.
 

Challenge Muscles Its Way In

May 16, 2009

Michigan-based Classic Design Concepts has come up with a, well, classic auto in the Group 2 Widebody Challenge. The auto was shown to the public during the Las Vegas SEMA Motor Show last year and it came with all the modifications and enhancements introduced by the company.

As the name suggests, the Group 2 Widebody Challenge has a widened front and rear wheel arches. It has Pirelli tires matched with 20 x 10 inches front wheels. If you’re a fan of the older Dodge Challenger then you’ll n...
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Efficient Hybrid In The Offing

May 14, 2009

The 2010 Peugeot 3008 boasts of a new diesel hybrid drivetrain which can be powered using the diesel engine alone or by the electric motor alone. You can even combine the two powerplants for more power. It has a modular design so expect the technology to prominently figure across Peugeot’s entire line. Prototypes of the 2010 Peugeot 3008 are already being tested and it will be followed by the Citroen DS5 allowing the automaker to achieve CO2 emission reduction of 35% in the future.

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Challenge Muscles Its Way In

May 14, 2009

Michigan-based Classic Design Concepts has come up with a, well, classic auto in the Group 2 Widebody Challenge. The auto was shown to the public during the Las Vegas SEMA Motor Show last year and it came with all the modifications and enhancements introduced by the company.

As the name suggests, the Group 2 Widebody Challenge has a widened front and rear wheel arches. It has Pirelli tires matched with 20 x 10 inches front wheels. If you’re a fan of the older Dodge Challenger then you’ll n...
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REPORT: Suzuki XL7 production put on "indefinite hold"

May 13, 2009

According to Automotive News, Suzuki has elected to halt production of its only North American-built model, the slow-selling three-row XL7 crossover. Blaming the nation's subprime loan crisis, Suzuki spokesman Hideo Kojima has confirmed that no additional examples of the America-only model will roll off out of General Motors' CAMI joint-venture facility in Ingersoll, Ontario. The plant is still operational, however, continuing to produce other GM vehicles for the remainder of the model year.

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Officially Official: 2010 Opel Astra revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut

May 13, 2009

The 2010 Astra's design is inspired by the Opel Insignia, sporting all-new sheet metal that takes cues from its mid-size sibling and packages it into a smaller, more fluid shape. The fascia, headlamps and rump remain true to Opel's new design direction, along with the sculpted sides and cab-forward greenhouse.

The same Delta 2 global platform used on the Cruze and Volt underpins the new Astra, measuring in at 174 inches, with a wheelbase that stretches 2.8 inches longer than the outgoing model...
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Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky could live on... with different parents

May 12, 2009

General Motors' acting CEO Fritz Henderson has said the Wilmington, DE plant that currently produces the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky could be sold if a buyer was interested in producing the two roadsters. "If someone were to approach [us] with a proposal that made good sense for our people, we'd be open to it," Henderson told Autoweek. The move would ape Chrysler's plan for the Dodge Viper's production facilities, allowing another automaker to take control and continue building the niche ...
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Nissan GT-R wins 2009 One Lap of America

May 12, 2009

For the first time in the modern incarnation of One Lap of America, a Japanese car has claimed the top spot. After a grueling 3,400+ mile, nine racetrack odyssey around the United States, veteran "Lap Dog" Steve Rankins and "Lap Puppy" Will Taylor captured the overall trophy in their 2009 Nissan GT-R this weekend. The victory marks the first for a Nippon car since the event's 1986 running, when rallyist Karl Chevalier's Toyota Celica beat out fellow racer John Buffum's Audi 5000S wagon. OloA'...
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Latest findings says cars more affordable now than they have been since study began in 1979

May 11, 2009

While tanking auto sales are bad for automakers, the customers buying cars and trucks are paying less for them than any time in the past 30 years. Comerica Bank's Auto Affordability Index shows that a vehicle with a $26,000 MSRP takes the average family 21.5 weeks of median income to buy. That's 1.3 weeks less than in December of 2008, as incentives have grown by an average of $1,700 per vehicle purchase in only five months. Lower interest rates and deep discounts are being assisted by looser...
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Thank goodness for cruise night

May 11, 2009

Talking about the auto industry nowadays is pretty depressing. Two-thirds of Detroit is now kept afloat by the taxpayer. Nobody's making any money. Politics trumps Pontiacs. Capitol Hill gasbags blather on about the small, fuel-efficient cars we all supposedly want. Cool, fun cars that look good, go fast and make loud noises don't fit the new narrative.

So it was with great pleasure and a sigh of relief that, while running a couple of errands on Friday, I came across the weekly Classic Nights ...
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