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Kia’s Rondo Sx Concept Revealed At 2007 Chicago Auto Show


The ongoing Chicago Auto Show has seen great cars being unveiled one after the other. Most of the cars being shown at the said event are concept vehicles that will in the near future be available for the public. One such concept car that will have a long line of people waiting for its release is the Kia Rondo SX concept vehicle.

The concept car is based on the Kia Rondo unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November last year. The new concept vehicle is the realization of Kia of their ?Exciting and Enabling? brand direction.

?We have positioned the all-new 2007 Rondo as a vehicle of function and versatility,? Len Hunt said. Hunt is the executive vice president and COO of Kia Motors America. ?The Rondo SX Concept is proof that smart, spacious vehicles don?t need to be boring, and that consumers can still be passionate about a daily driver,? Hunt added further.

The concept car uses design elements that are employed by the current Kia SX models. The aggressive looking front and rear fascias are just some of the design characteristics that are being used by Kia models like the Rio and the Spectra. Aside from that, the concept crossover vehicle also employs sportier grill inserts. The addition of such design increases the aesthetic value of the vehicle.

To make the SX concept of the Rondo more aerodynamic, the roof rails present on other trim package of the Rondo were nowhere to be seen on the concept vehicle. The absence of the roof rails decreased dramatically the coefficient of drag of the vehicle. The door handles and side moldings are finished in contrasting colors which gives the car a soft and fashionable overall finish. The Kia Rondo SX Concept also comes with an accessory body kit which is also available on the other trim packages of the Rondo.

The interior of the concept vehicle exudes a sports car luxurious feel, thanks to the materials used and the finishes utilized. The black leather that wraps the steering wheel which is common on SX trim packages of other Kia models is also present in the Kia Rondo SX Concept. The seats, meanwhile, are upholstered in grey leather with red leather trimmings around the grey Alcantara inserts. Stainless steel sports pedals are employed by the SX concept and this departs from the black theme that the current Rondo models use on their brake pedals. The center stack, shifter surround, and the door switch trims are characterized by an accented platinum look.

The concept car is equipped with a 2.7 liter double overhead cam V6 engine. The powerplant is optimized via a cold-air intake and a cat-back exhaust system which reduces back pressure from the exiting exhaust gas. The use of the cat-back system allows a boost of 10 horsepower to the 192 horsepower output of the engine. The exhaust system allows the powerplant to perform at its optimum level, akin to what a Volvo muffler does for the exhaust system that employs it. The height of the Kia Rondo SX Concept is lower than that of the current models by three inches. The lowered ride height of the car increases the cornering capability of the car. The power from the engine is transferred to the vehicle?s five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels. And to effectively stop the vehicle, cross-drilled and slotted brake rotors are employed at the front and the rear brake system.

Aside from being a platform for the unveiling of the Kia Rondo SX Concept, the Chicago Auto Show also saw the Sedona, another Kia vehicle, receiving the distinction of being the best minivan according to MotorWeek.

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Chevrolet Taxi Cab Boosts New Yorkers Mobility


General Motors Corp. is unleashing a new taxi fleet service to transport persons with mobility-restricting disabilities or spinal cord injuries. The introduction will coincide with the celebration of 100 years of taxi cabs in New York City. The first wheelchair-accessible cab approved for taxi use will make its public debut at the 2007 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

?General Motors is dedicated to making automotive transportation easier and more accessible for the millions of persons with disabilities,? said John Gaydash, the director of marketing for GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. ?With the debut of our new lowered-floor van for taxicabs, we are giving New Yorkers with disabilities a key element in maintaining independence ? mobility.?

The Chevrolet Uplander TC was upgraded by El Dorado National, GM?s approved upfitter, to make pass the taxi cab standard. The cab features a stainless steel floor that is 12 inches lower than the conventional. It also offers a full 58 inches of interior height without a raised roof.

?By lowering the floor instead of raising the roof we increase accessibility and keep the center of gravity low, which improves the safety of the vehicle,? said Gaydash. ?This creates nearly five feet of height in the rear passenger compartment, allowing both able and less able passengers to enter and exit with ease.?

The Uplander TC is made compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The lowered-floor of the cab is engineered to be used by airport shuttle services, private livery companies, rehabilitation and extended care facilities to further mobility concerns. The vehicle meets or exceeds all applicable safety standards in the United States and in Canada.

The modified Chevrolet Uplander TC is equipped with GM?s StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, optional fold-down, middle-row seat, an improved rear-seat capacity for superb passenger load, an easy-to-use sturdy manual fold-out ramp, a swing-out gate for quick access for all passengers, safe, commercial-grade non-slip flooring made of high-quality vinyl, high-strength tie-down belt system made by Q?Straint, the industry benchmark for safety, ensures that a wheelchair or motorized chair is snugly secured.

The Chevrolet Uplander TC (Taxi Cab) standard equipment includes the 12-inch lowered floor, stainless steel with undercoating, ADA-compliant, a 56-inch ramp entry door height, a 54-inch by 30-inch fold-out, a swing-away ramp, rear axle automatic air suspension system, stainless steel entry threshold or safety yellow, auxiliary fuse block for taxi equipment, interior flat-mounted compact spare tire, commercial-grade Altro vinyl flooring, transmission or door interlock system that complements Chevy door handle, ADA safety lighting, manual driver seat or removable footrest, rear heat and A/C conversion, third-row seat modification with LATCH, backup alarm, and an emergency exit rear hatch release.

It can be recalled that the largest automaker has launched its Mobility Program in 1991 to aid transportation options to individuals with disabilities. Earlier, the Springboard Consulting and Work Life Matters magazine in New York honored GM for its dedication to the special needs community.

The automaker has been the automotive industry?s sales leader for 76 years. In the previous year, it sold about 9.1 million cars and trucks under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall brands.

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Ordering Cheap Used Trucks


You can normally purchase previously owned trucks at any local dealer. They are also available in any classified ads and related sites that allow someone to find and purchase a truck on the web.

Ordering a truck is already an important asset to most people. Whether if it is a brand new or previously owned truck, you still must pay up a neat amount in order to purchase the truck you really need.

Before ordering the truck, it is recommended to think about the kind of truck you want to purchase and the options that go along with it. You should do some web research and visit many dealerships. In this manner, you are able to find the best price and have a great transaction.

There are many reasons why most previously owned trucks are not pricey. First, previously owned trucks easily break down. Every year, trucks like this come down 20 % of its initial price that makes it simpler for the driver to purchase a previously owned truck.

The second reason is that it is somewhat difficult to purchase a truck and pay the whole sum available. By using the services of a financial organization like a bank, a driver can pay their loan through monthly bits. Unfortunately, some customers failed to keep that obligation which gives the financial organization no option but to reposes the truck.

For the bank to end collecting the several trucks that they have repossessed and add up to their lost cash, these trucks are made available to the public as soon as possible which makes it easier for a few people to purchase like new trucks and avoid being taken advantage of by some truck dealerships.

It is also better if you research the past of the truck. This is mostly available online. All you need to do is type the truck identification number or VIN. This should help you confirm the repairs the truck has required, if the truck was stolen and know the former owner of the truck.

Usually, trucks have a service history. The orderer should ask for the seller to present it and if it is not available, inquire about the place where the majority of the work was done. In this way, you may know if the inexpensive previously owned truck you bought is still good to use.

Bear in mind to test drive the truck on the road in differing situations and let it be seen by a reputable and highly though of auto mechanic to be sure that the truck you will purchase is street ready.

Finally, you should inquire about the warranty. If there are things not included under it, it is nice to purchase a service plan to be secure. Inexpensive trucks specifically the previously owned trucks are merely a good option to those who can’t afford to purchase new ones.

If required, be careful in selecting a truck model and a dealer. Do your homework. Make some comparisons. You hopefully realize it is worth all your work when you purchase the greatest inexpensive previously owned truck in your town.

However, don’t just purchase trucks because it has a low price. Sometimes inexpensive trucks are recommended, but they can also be not safe especially if not inspected completely. So, if you have a dream to purchase for an inexpensive one, be sure to research its suitability.

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Ford Shelby Mustangs


The 2007 Shelby Mustang is here. It delivers over 450 horsepower, and as much as 475 horsepower. The ultimate goal was to produce an undisputed reincarnation of the classic and most sought after Shelby Mustangs from the Sixties. It is ready to take rightful place in the lineage of classic and legendary American muscle cars. As a result, the best way to buy it at rock bottom prices turns out to be on the World Wide Web. Some even offer it at an invoice price range of $37,008 – 41,302 depending on options. Performance testing has gleaned a 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.0 seconds according to the site.

Every one of them had some feature on their home page directly tied to the 2007 Shelby Mustang. Similar tests by the magazine Road and Track reported a 13.1 seconds quarter mile. And ran a 12.9 second quarter-mile and the Corvette obtained a 12.8. And features very large wheels 19 by 9 ? inch machined aluminum, which accommodate massive racing performance tires. And it cranks out over 450 horsepower, some, including Shelby, say as high as 475 horsepower.

The stalemate was broken when Shelby agreed to serve as the senior advisor on the specialized team that developed the 550 horsepower Ford, and now the newest dominator of the streets. For an in depth look at what consumer publications and opinions are saying about the 2007 Shelby Mustang Cobra, we searched the Internet high and low. And are still reasonably affordable, though prices for mint or rare examples can be up to ten times as high as the original US selling price. When production ceased in 1970 with a total volume of 14,559 units.

Shelby Mustang have already achieved some impressive highlights showcasing an enthusiast demand that is unmatched in the business. And have been designed and created for V8 Muscle for cruising. The name had not been used since the produced in 1970. It was proved to be fast, brutal and successful in competition. These cars had started off the Muscle Car era, and compact cars fitted with huge engines which accelerated like rockets and were the dream of every American teenage boy.

Unfortunately the Shelby Mustang became a victim of it own success, the enormous amount of accidents with Ford cars, the subsequently high insurance rates and the cheaper less refined competition meant the end. The remaining 1969 Shelby Mustangs were renumbered and slightly retouched and sold as 1970 models. Shelby American Automobile Club has been around for 33 years, which has the important task of verifying the authenticity of every car. Carroll Shelby gives a brief rundown that got started and how the King of the Road name was almost lost to the Corvette. The 2005 Mustang design team drew inspiration from classic Shelby Mustangs, the models that transformed the mild-mannered pony car into a muscle car with attitude.

The Ford Shelby Mustang car is not just another souped up Mustang, and it is the most powerful Mustang to ever roll off a factory production line. It is a car that follows a distinctly American approach to high performance — give it lots of horsepower and then get out of the way. And it was reduced to just a custom styling job carried out on stock fastbacks and convertibles at Ford Michigan, plant. It was the tamest yet, just regular Mustangs with a specific big mouth fiberglass front, scoops and scallops all over, and more wide tail amps.

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3 American Performance Cars


Bear with me as I step back in time to formulate what I believe are three terrific American built performance cars: the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger, and the Chevrolet Camaro. Currently, only the Mustang is in production with the Challenger coming back by 2009. GM hasn?t committed to building the Camaro just yet, but the company is likely to make a decision in favor of the car and its sibling, the Pontiac Firebird, by this summer. So, what is it about American performance cars that set them apart from the rest? In one word: muscle. Read on as I compare and contrast these three vehicles and share with you my feeble attempts to explain the culture behind the cars.

So, you think I forgot the Chevy Corvette and Dodge Viper when talking about performance cars? No, I did not. Both models are performance cars as well as race cars. On the other hand the Mustang, Challenger, and Camaro are mass produced performance cars with muscle. There is a difference in the way a typical race car handles, rides, and performs vs. a muscle car.

Typically, a muscle car was a coupe version of some of the larger cars that were pervasive on U.S. highways in the 1960s and 1970s. The Mustang and Camaro, however, were designed separately [although they both heavily borrowed parts from other models] and these ?pony? cars were a category all to themselves. For comparison?s sake, they join the Dodge Challenger, a performance version of Mopar cars of its time. All three were compared by critics of that time and all three will once again be compared in a few years when production has been ramped up.

Ford Mustang -? Step back in time with me to April 1964 to an era when America was heavily involved in the space race, Lyndon Johnson was president, and General Motors ruled autodom. Ford, for its part, had been nipping at GM?s heels for years, but the failed Edsels of the late 1950s had cost the company dearly. Still, it was the time of the New York World?s Fair and Ford used the fair and television technology to promote its newest offering, the Mustang. A 2+2 coupe borrowing parts from the Fairlane and Falcon, the 1964 ? model was the first one sold and is widely credited with being the best introduction of a new vehicle ever. With a V6 engine standard and V8 optional, the all new Mustang quickly broke sales records and has been a hot seller ever since. Indeed, with the introduction of the ?retro? look Mustang in 2005, the car once again has spawned interest in the muscle car segment as both DaimlerChrysler and General Motors craft competing models of their own.

Dodge Challenger -? After the success of earlier muscle cars including the Dodge Charger and Plymouth ?Cuda, the Dodge Challenger was launched as a 1970 model. The car borrowed heavily from the ?Cuda although the sheet metal was somewhat different and the wheelbase was stretched by a couple of inches. Because the muscle car era was in decline at the time of its introduction, the Challenger lasted only five model years before it was cancelled. The concept Challenger currently on display at many auto shows is based on the 1970 design and is the talk of message boards and blogs across the nation. Look for Hemi powered engines as being favored by many owners; the car is likely to share some technology with the current Magnum wagon and Charger sedan.

Chevrolet Camaro — GM was asleep at the wheel when the Mustang came out. It took nearly three years before the company could respond and when it did the Camaro and Pontiac Firebird were the result. Although both cars sold well over the years, neither one could match the Mustang?s sales levels and by the time the last cars were sold in 2002, production dropped to a trickle. Still, the end of the Camaro after 35 years has stirred renewed interest in the name and thanks to the retro Mustang, the entire muscle car category is growing once again. Look for a 2010 Camaro to be the first Camaro since 2002; a ragtop version is also being considered.

So, just who can be expected to purchase a muscle car these days? People just like me: middle aged men who grew up with the original models. In addition, a whole new generation of younger drivers tired of the ?me too? look of so many of the compact cars out there. Muscle cars of today are so much different from earlier era cars as they incorporate the look of the originals while harnessing today?s technology. Thus, fuel savings will be decent without sacrificing performance: a true win-win situation.

No, I cannot wait to see a Mustang, Challenger, and Camaro lined up at a traffic light waiting for the light to turn green. A new muscle car era is upon us and for that I am very excited.

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Tranny Repair Technicians Are Also Needed To Diagnose Transmission Issues


Transmission Repair Technicians also are required to diagnose tranny issues and perceive customer relations. An associate?s degree in Automotive Technology can facilitate to in[crease|advance} career opportunities. Tranny repair specialists diagnose and repair automotive transmissions. They work on cars, farm machinery and significant equipment. Tranny repair can go up and over $2000 for maintenance. Your automotive clearly cannot drive if it will not amendment gears, so if this problem creeps up on you, you need to be ready to repair.

Transmission repairs can prove to be pricey and so proper maintenance will help you to remain out of such problems. A burnt smell can additionally be a sign of faulty tranny.

Automatic transmissions use a series of hydraulically controlled clutches to alter the ratio produced by the internal planetary gears. A planetary gearset may be a cluster of 3 sorts of rotating gears that are all encased during a common housing. Auto repair outlets are concerning as abundant fun as going to the dentist. But, many repair retailers today are taking the pain out of the process. Automatic transmissions are sophisticated, ever-evolving systems that are normally beyond the scope of the lay person to repair. The specialized tools needed to perform most service operations are rather expensive and not commonly offered in the typical toolbox.

Manual transmission problems will arise from low tranny fluid simply like automatics, however they need alternative issues too. Since manual transmissions have so several moving components within the automotive, subject to the driving force?s control, these components get additional and completely different types of wear and tear than an automatic tranny system. Manual tranny fluids usually need less frequent changing. A vehicle with an automatic tranny has a dipstick located within the engine compartment beneath the bonnet/hood. Manual tranny cars additionally have a gear shift that guides changes within the transmission relying on the terrain that the automobile is traveling over. In automatic tranny cars, this gear system is automated.

Manual tranny?s were way more fuel efficient, and were customary on little foreign imports, which became well-liked throughout the efficiency-aware ?70s. However as costs settled and automatic transmissions became more fuel-efficient and increasingly advanced, they rose in again in popularity through the Eighties and into the 1990s.

Tranny?s can leak from nearly 20 different external seals- some are terribly straightforward to mend, while others require more concerned service procedures. On balance, the idea is to possess the vehicle checked out instantly by a certified tranny repair shop as a result of, abundant like an engine that gets low on oil, a tranny that is low on fluid can fail utterly in very short time.

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