Tag archives for Luxury Car

Your Say: Top 10 New Cars That Would Make the Best Santa Sleigh

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Earlier this month we asked readers what new vehicle would make the best Santa sleigh, if he wanted to upgrade his nine-reindeer-powered sleigh for a newer, more modern car, truck, van, or SUV. Readers could choose from any new 2013 or 2014 model with these basic requirements: More than nine reindeer power to move him swiftly through the night Room to haul all the toys to good girls and boys Good fuel economy, if possible, to minimize costs Long ...

Your Say: Top 10 New Cars to Put in a Time Capsule for 25 Years

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With concerns of depleting nonrenewable energy sources and constantly evolving automotive technology, we have no idea what the automotive landscape will look like in 2038. Highways full of autonomous and fully electric cars are a possibility, though anything is possible. Earlier this month, we asked our readers what new car they would put in a time capsule for 25 years, and we’re sharing 10 of our favorite responses in this top 10 list. Commenters had to ...

Thread of the Day: Name an Upcoming Car You Hope Will Perform Well

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With the auto show season well underway, many concept cars and future production models are on display. While futuristic concept cars often get our attention, the vehicles heading to showrooms make the biggest difference for automakers and enthusiasts. In light of all the upcoming production cars on the way this year, we want to know which new car you’re hoping will perform well. Motor Trend forum member MSIDUDE hopes the upcoming Cadillac ATS-V will be the ...

Discussing the Tesla Model S Controversy, Diesels in the U.S. on New WOT Video

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On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, Angus MacKenzie and other Motor Trend hosts discuss the Tesla Model S controversy stemming from a review in The New York Times after discussing the unexpected popularity of the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Additionally, Ed Loh, Carlos Lago, Arthur St. Antoine and Mike Floyd ponder the possibility of diesel-powered sports cars in the U.S. The hosts begin by discussing the relevance of the F-150 SVT Raptor with its high ...

Ranch Dressing: 2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch vs. 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition

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Toyota kicked off the 2013 Chicago Auto show by announcing substantial updates to its Tundra truck. Along with new styling inside and out plus updated ergonomics and electronics, the 2014 Tundra receives two premium trim levels above Limited: Platinum and 1794 Edition. The latter attempts to establish a link to America’s farming roots (paging Paul Harvey) and take market share currently dominated by Ford and its fancy F-150 King Ranch editions. Why 1794? That’s the founding ...

Auto Painting 101: Mercury Grand Marquis Gets a Respray on Wide Open Throttle

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What do you do with a 10-year-old car with parking lot scars? Take it to a professional body shop for a complete repaint. On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang takes video production manager Brett Adkins’ 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis, aka the “Grampsmobile,” to Duran’s Quality Painting for a new look. After chatting with the owner about some of his past projects, Lang gets her hands dirty with dent removal and some sanding. ...

Thread of the Day: What Five Vehicles Would Fill Your 1970s-Era Dream Garage?

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While the 1970s may be considered by some to be the automotive dark ages, there are still plenty of desirable models from that time period — from the last of the muscle cars to lightweight Japanese sports cars, and European exotics to large American personal luxury coupes. That means that in today’s fantasy garage question, you’re free to include any car you want – just as long as the model-year’s third digit is a seven. Motor ...