Sedans


When choosing a sedan you no doubt have a number of different criterion that you are looking for. Price, reliability, and style all play an important part of choosing a new car. If you are working within a budget it is even a good idea to check with your insurance agent to see how the price for insurance for the car rates with other cars. However if you have a family, likely one of the highest considerations goes to vehicle safety. This is where reliable third party test play an important role.

2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Volkswagen Passat


Among the most important of the vehicle safety tests comes from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (more…)

Back in June of 2012 there was quite a bit on the news about the 2010 Lexus RX and the gas pedal getting stuck due to the drivers side floor mats sliding up and wedging into the pedal. It was announced today that Toyota has agreed to a $17.35 million settlement due to to speed that Toyota handled the problem.

The problem could occur in both the 2012 Lexus RX 350 and the 2010 Lexus RX 450h. While Toyota hasn’t admitted to any violations, they decided to settle in order to avoid a time consuming dispute. For specification and more information on Lexus car check out our Lexus section of the NorCalCars reviews.

TORRANCE, Calif., March 7, 2012 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (TMS), today announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving certain 2009 Camry and 2009 to certain 2011 Venza vehicles to replace the stop lamp switch. Approximately 70,500 Camry and 116,000 Venza vehicles are covered by this recall.

During installation of the contact-type stop lamp switch on one of the North American assembly lines, silicon grease may have reached the inside of the switch and caused an increase in electrical resistance. If this occurs, warning lamps on the instrument panel may be illuminated, the vehicle may not start, or the shift lever may not shift from the “Park” position. In some cases, the vehicle stop lamps may become inoperative. (more…)

It’s always interesting to see how advertisers decide to use new technologies. Sometimes it works, other times it’s a flop. Right now one of the big rages in marketing is to create Apple iPad Apps (Applications) or perhaps an app for one of the Apple competitors like Blackberry or Android. Regardless of the format you choose the idea is to engage your target audience and get them talking about and interested in your products. Which leads me to the subject of this post, the new Volkswagen “GOLF R DRIVERS FOREVER” iPad App (likely works for iPods and iPhones also).

Golf R iPad Application

Golf R iPad App

Personally I’m an Android user so I’m not going to be able to download this app and see if there is really any thing in it that could make me interested in the Volkswagen Golf application for iPad. But I do have their description so let’s take a look.

To start out, what does Volkswagen have to say about the reason for the application? (more…)

California continues to lead the world in the use and development of electric vehicles (EV). One of the newer automotive manufacturers is Coda (based in Benicia California) with its all electric sedan. The company focus for Coda is “Green Technology” with its first effort being the 4 door, five-passenger all electric Coda Sedan.

2012 Coda Electric Vehicle

2012 Coda EV

To start off the 2012 Coda has a pretty impressive warranty, a 3-year / 36,000-mile warranty, 5-year / 60,000-mile power train warranty and 10-year / 100,000-mile limited battery warranty. It also has one of the best driving ranges for an electric vehicle with a range of up to 125 miles per full charge (which takes 5 hours on a 220 volt, 30 amp charger. Top Speed for the Coda is 85 Mph and is electronically limited. (more…)

The 2013 Lexus GS 350 was made its first North American Auto Show appearance at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show along with the GS 450h and GS 350 F SPORT.

2013 Lexus GS 350

2013 Lexus GS 350

This luxury sports car is marked by precision handling and aggressive performance. The 3.5 liter v6 engine sorts a four-cam, four valve per cylinder engine with dual Variable Valve Timing design that gives the gs 350 a 0-60mph track time of just 5.7 seconds pushed along by 306 horsepower. (more…)

Toyota announced today that it will be debuting its latest Prius at the 2012 North American International Auto show in Detroit Michigan.

Toyota Prius C Hybrid

Toyota Prius C Hybrid

Both the New Prius C Hybrid and the NS4, an advanced plug-in hybrid concept vehicle will be on display at the Riverview Ballroom at Cobo Center. (more…)

This mid-size Nissan sedan has made it on the most popular used cars list for several years running, making it one of the best selling cars in America.

The First Generation (1993-1997)

The 1993 début car that kicked off the Altima series was designed by the Nissan Design Center in California to replace the Nissan Stanza.

Interestingly, the new car wore the “Stanza” emblem of its predecessor on its trunk because Nissan was unable to come up with a model name to submit to US governmental agencies by the Nissan release deadline. (more…)

Honda FCX ClaritySince the Honda FCX Clarity was unveiled in 2007 there has been considerable interest among alternative energy fans, and critics, to see how practical the hydrogen fuel cell automobile would be in the long run. So far, it hasn’t done too bad at all, in fact it has received worldwide recognition as one of the best hydrogen cars in its class. (more…)

Ford News

Ford announced recently that they will be investing approximately $135 million toward designing, engineering, and producing key components for five new hybrid vehicles they plan on making statewide. These next generation Ford hybrid-electric vehicles, and their components, will go into production in 2012 here in the United States and will create much needed economic stimulus for a Michigan populous that has been hard-hit by the recession. (more…)

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