Friday, April 27, 2012

Best Time To Buy - 2012 Ford Escape

When we find incredible deals on vehicles we like to pass that information on to you.  And right now it doesn't get any better than the offers being made on the 2012 Ford Escape from Utah's number one Ford truck dealer. This high volume dealer is so confident you will not find better pricing anywhere else, they offer a best price guarantee.

Sporty performance and great fuel economy are a winning combination for an SUV and the Ford Escape delivers.  The Escape lives up to its name by continuing to balance off road adventure with an ample amount of on-road fun.

If you are looking to go further on less gas, and who isn't these days, the four-cylinder engine in the Escape offers impressive gas mileage - 28 MPG highway.   If you need a little more power, the available 240 hp V6 engine allows the Escape to tow a good sized boat when properly equipped.  The 3.0 liter V6 offers flex fuel capability and the 2012 Ford Escape model line is rounded out with a hybrid version.

Ambient lighting and ample space make the interior of the 2012 Ford Escape very inviting.  The Escape boast a good sized 29 cubic area of cargo space.  Plenty of room for your golf clubs, baseball or soccer gear, strollers, even add a large cooler for the picnic or game - whatever your busy family needs to haul.  Folding the back seats forward more than doubles the cargo space to 66 cubic feet - now you are really talking about some great space.   All this in an affordable, fuel efficient SUV.

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What makes the Ford Escape one of the most popular SUVs on the road?   A big reason is the interior technology and entertainment features.   Ford SYNC offers a USB axillary hookup with the ability to control your cell phone and mp3 player with voice commands.  Another popular feature is the Active Park Assist - the vehicle identifies a parallel parking space and guides the vehicle into the space while you control the gas and braking.

This is the last year for this body style, so if you are a fan of the rugged, bold look of the 2012 Escape there is simply not a better time to buy than right now.  This vehicle combines a stylish look for your more formal needs and a sporty stance for when you are ready for some fun. A large shipment has just been received so you will have an excellent selection to choose from.

It doesn't get any better than this on price and selection from this HIGH VOLUME dealer in Utah. If this dealer can't beat the price you find on same make and model  they will pay you $500, no questions asked! It's a BEST PRICE guarantee.

The top selling 2012 Ford Escape is available right now starting at just $17,995.

Right now you can lease the 2012 Ford Escape for as little as $199 per month -  including ALL MAINTENANCE!   ($2000 down, 36 months, plus tax, title and registration fees. ) Think of the savings in maintenance cost alone!

To get in on this incredible pricing for the 2012 Ford Escape call 801-413-7270.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Utah Miata Club hosts Miatas in Moab V

The red rocks of southern Utah will be the backdrop for the Utah Miata Club's premier event next week - Miatas in Moab V. When we met club president Mike Bailey earlier this year at the Utah International Auto Expo he let us know about this event held every two years in beautiful Moab, Utah.  Mike tells us this event just keeps getting better each time they meet with close to 300 Miatas from all over the country in attendance.  (To see where people will be driving in from, check out the map on the Utah Miata Club website.)

Miatas in Moab 2012 will be held, as it was last time, at the Red Cliffs Lodge.  The event begins Thursday, May 3 and runs through Saturday May 5, 2012 (Checkout Sunday).  Event registration opens at 5:00 PM Thursday, and the welcome Social is Thursday Evening at the Red Cliffs Hotel. Many will be coming a day early as events and drives will start at 9:00 a.m. Friday. Attendees are also encouraged to stay an extra day or two to enjoy the national parks and all there is to do in the area.

Moab is a gorgeous venue for these Mazda enthusiasts...makes me wish I drove a Miata!   If you'd like to join in on the conversation about this event or Mazda Miatas in general check out the Utah Miata Club group on Facebook or the forum on

Here is a video highlighting just how fun Miatas in Moab can be:

Friday, April 20, 2012

Kindig-It Design on Season Premiere of Hot Rod TV

We had the pleasure of meeting custom car designer/builder Dave Kindig at the Last Call VW Car Show last summer where he had his custom 1962 Volkswagen bus on display.  Since then we have become big fans of the beautiful and amazing works of art coming from Dave's award winning shop over at Kindig-It Design.

That is why we will definitely be watching the Speed Channel on Monday night, April 23rd, at 8pm MT for the Season Premiere episode of Hot Rod TV.  This episode will feature Salt Lake City's Kindig-It Design as it prepared vehicles for the annual SEMA show, including the show stopping 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible Dave customized for eight time Olympic champion Apolo Ohno.

UPDATE:  To view this episode, click here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

OnStar Makes 439 Million Connections… and Counting

DETROIT – Originally developed as an airbag deployment notification system on three 1997 Cadillac models, OnStar has evolved to offer unmatched safety and security services. Today OnStar also provides everyday services like Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Hands-Free Calling and the RemoteLink Mobile App, leading to more than 439 million interactions – and counting.

Over the last 16 years, OnStar has assisted in 191,000 Automatic Crash Response calls. Here are some other numbers contributing to the gaudy statistic:

  • More than 94 million Turn-by-Turn routes
  • More than 1 million Emergency Services delivered
  • 6.9 billion Hands-Free Calling minutes purchased
  • More than 581,000 Good Samaritan calls
  • More than 213 million Vehicle Diagnostic emails sent
  • More than 5.8 million Remote Door Unlocks
  • 8.5 million RemoteLink Mobile App requests
  • More than 2.9 million Roadside Assistance responses
  • 59,000 Stolen Vehicle Assistances

OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors, is the global leading provider of connected safety, security and mobility solutions and advanced information technology. With more than 6 million subscribers in the U.S, Canada and China, OnStar is currently available on more than 45 MY 2012 GM models, as well as available for installation on most other vehicles already on the road with OnStar FMV. More information about OnStar can be found at

Source: GM

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mirror, Mirror On the Car...Don't Look Now, It's A Pop Star

Okay, it's Justin Bieber so a lot of people are going to want to look, but it might hurt your eyes!

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Justin Bieber was gifted with a Fisker Karma live on the Ellen show for his 18th birthday and the Canadian pop-star didn't waste any time handing over the luxury hybrid to West Coast Customs for some style changes.   None too subtle style changes as it turns out. It's been hard to miss The Bieb driving around L.A. recently in the blindingly shiny chrome wrapped Karma with matte black 22 inch custom wheels and strips of LED lights under the chassis.

We just wonder if the car gets cracked in an accident, similar to what happened last year in his Ferrari, will he be looking at 7 years of bad karma?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Synchronized Motorcycle Riding - Police in Rome, Italy

This fun video shows some amazing precision motorcycle riding skills. The synchronized motorbike display apparently took place as part of a police anniversary event held in Rome in the 1950s.

Source: Diagonal View

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Best Time To Buy - 2012 Nissan Altima

2012 Nissan Altima

Why is the 2012 Nissan Altima one of the best selling sedans right now?  Value...value, value. Plain and simple, it's just that much more of a car.

Are you looking for something with some sporting flair, an attractive and comfortable cabin and striking lines on the exterior that make an eye catching impression?   Look no further than to the 2012 Nissan Altima. The Altima's passenger cabin offers top-quality material with gauges and controls that are easy to read and uncomplicated.

How to define the Nissan Altima?  It's fun to drive, comfortable and a very reliable car - making it a SOLID choice for a mid-sized sedan or coupe.

See why the 2012 Nissan Altima is taking new car buyers by storm.

  • 2.5 Liter inline 4 cylinder engine with CVT transmission.
  • Fuel Efficiency of 23 MPG/City and 32 MPG/highway
  • Responsive Handling announces the lowest prices in the state of Utah on the brand new 2012 Nissan Altima.
  • No one dares to touch our prices.
  • Too many incredible finance options to list
  • Good credit/Bad Credit - we do not care!
  • The lowest SALE prices ever.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY.   Call now for this incredible offer:  801-736-0883.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Jeep - Mopar Vehicles at the 2012 Moab Easter Jeep Safari

Jeep® and Mopar unveiled six new vehicles at the 46th Annual Easter Jeep Safari going on this week in Moab, Utah.  All vehicles feature an array of Jeep authentic parts and accessories.

  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept adds even more legendary Jeep 4x4 capability
  • Jeep Wrangler Apache introduces new Mopar 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 conversion kit
  • Mighty FC Concept features Mopar portal axles; harkens back to Jeep Forward Control models of 1950s and 1960s
  • Jeep J-12 Concept: extended version of Mopar JK-8 conversion kit
  • Mopar-accessorized Jeep Wrangler showcases many of the more than 250 Mopar offerings available for Wrangler
  • Jeep Wrangler Traildozer: extreme 37-inch tires and another interpretation of a V-8 Wrangler

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

See the BMW i8 Spyder in Action [VIDEO]

The folks at BimmerPost have released video of the BMW i8 Spyder electric-gas hybrid and it sounds almost as beautiful as it looks.  The i8 Spyder is the latest in BMW's i series.

A 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine delivers up to 220-horsepower to the rear wheels, while the front axle is powered by a 129-horsepower electric motor. The Spyder will use an all-wheel drive, plug-in hybrid system allowing it front, rear and all wheel drive operation. And the i8 could be capable of nearly 80 mpg with and all-electric range of around 19 miles.

Check out the rest of the videos, including the interior and a night time drive, here.

Source:  Green Car Reports

Monday, April 2, 2012

Fisker Atlantic - Mid Size Project Nina Sedan

Ahead of it's official debut at the New York Auto Show photos have leaked on the Internet of the newest offering from Fisker, here before code named Nina.  The newest electric car from Fisker will be named "Atlantic" as is visible on the rear of the vehicle.  The Atlantic will be built in the U.S. at Fisker's Delaware plant and have the same range-extender hybrid technology as the Karma, but with a smaller engine acting as a generator, likely a turbocharged four-cylinder supplied by BMW.  The Fisker Atlantic sports car is projected to cost roughly half the price of it's big brother, the Karma, putting it in the $50,000 range and the full line up will eventually include not only the sedan shown here, but a coupe, a crossover and possibly other models.  All of this, including a production date, however will depend on Fisker's ability to sort out it's financial troubles.

Source:  Car Magazine and Green Car Reports