My son’s friend Ty (they met in high school) returned form the Navy partially disabled from time on a aircraft carrier. Even more surprising was he came home with a wife! Together these two set about surviving. Doing what young couples do, eventually along came a daughter, a baby not to be reviled until (if) our kids present us with grandchildren.
Will it be the first time that a Maserati and Chrysler have come together? Nah! Back in the late-ish 80’s there was the Chrysler TC which was a joint venture with the Italian luxe automaker. The Chrysler K platform, LeBaron-looking car was introduced at the L.A. Auto Show. It took the absolute worst from each automaker, hit the streets in ’89 and was kaput by ’91.
2,600,000 – In 2010, 2.6 million more Americans fell into poverty. That was the biggest increase that we have noticed since the U.S. government began keeping statistics on this back in 1959.
When I was a kid I grew up believing that if you had a Mercedes Benz you had moved up in the world. It usually belonged to those lawyers, doctors, business men, and corporate executives that you dreamed of becoming. My parents did not buy one even though my mom was a doctor and my father a lawyer. My dad said that a Mercedes engine was of excellent quality but it drains your bank book as spare parts cost an awful lot of money.
Created and manufactured by the car maker Daimler Chrysler, the Jeep Liberty has been in production since 2002. And to the present, it is still continuously produced while receiving some sprucing up and some upgrades every now and then. In the Jeep brand’s line up of rugged and muscular vehicles, the Jeep Decals Liberty took the spot that used to belong to the Jeep Cherokee. This compact sport utility vehicle has been created and known in one body style only which is the sport utility vehicle that holds four doors. Its frame is based on the FR/AWD/4WD KJ platform that was used in its construction.
The German automaker hasn’t really earned a rep as far as dependability goes. It looks like that could be changing. While VW still ranks among the least dependable brands, it actually improves over previous rankings. German engineering may not be set to truly dominate anytime soon, but the car maker is making an effort. The 2009 Rabbit earned praise because of its 2.5 L inline five cylinder engine and the 2.0 L TDI turbo-diesel four. Unfortunately, the 200-hp 2.0 L turbo gasoline four is double-edged sword. It has features drivers tend to enjoy, but its glitches can be downright frustrating. Add to that low battery life and it’s clear to see that there’s still work to do.
The road ends at a gate with a view of the old Boston Mine (now called the Gold Crest Mine) and an amazing 360 degree view of the area. In the surrounding mountain ranges there are two almost 14ers: Pacific Peak at 13,950 feet and Fletcher Mountain at 13,951 feet. While the road to the mine is closed, the views here are stunning. Enjoy the scenery and return the way you came.
2012 Ford Focus. This car is going to explode onto the compact car marketplace and reorder the balance of power. If you decide to buy a Toyota Corolla with this new Focus and the new Hyundai Elantra on the market then you are an unequivocal idiot without a soul. The 2012 Focus is the first American compact with an interior that could challenge a VW.