Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EDT Aug 10, 2019 That gorgeous, like-new '67 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 you may see rolling down Woodward Avenue in pre-Dream Cruise traffic might actually be new, thanks to Revology Cars, an Orlando, Florida, company that’s building classic Mustangs with all the modern conveniences, including a 600-horsepower Roush-built supercharged V8. “There are people who love classic cars, but don’t like the way they drive, or that they don’t always start and they overheat on hot days. We make cars for them,” Revology founder and CEO Tom Scarpello said. The Woodward Dream Cruise, by the way, rolls from Ferndale to Pontiac on Saturday, Aug. 17. Scarpello updated his first classic Mustang as a personal project when he was an engineer with Ford’s performance group. Decades later, he founded Revology, which has made about 50 cars for enthusiasts. Revology builds convertibles and … [Read more...] about Florida’s Revology Cars building brand-new classic Mustangs
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By Jim Motavalli Published 7:56 pm PDT, Friday, June 14, 2019 A prototype car at Intersect by Lexus, an experience center that features fine dining with rotating chefs, in New York. Below: A manicure, offered for free on Wednesdays, at Priority Toyota in Chesapeake, Va. A prototype car at Intersect by Lexus, an experience center that features fine dining with rotating chefs, in New York. Below: A manicure, offered for free on Wednesdays, at Priority Toyota in Chesapeake, Va. Photo: Daniel Krieger / New York Times Photo: Daniel Krieger / New York Times Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 A prototype car at Intersect by Lexus, an experience center that features fine dining with rotating chefs, in New York. Below: A manicure, offered for free on Wednesdays, at Priority … [Read more...] about Come for a new alternator, stay for the salmon or a movie
By Mike Moffitt, SFGATE Updated 3:44 pm PST, Friday, March 1, 2019 If you have a hankering for a new car, Phong Ly has some advice for you. Wait a year. The CEO of the automotive research firm and car search engine iSeeCars.com says buying a gently used car can result in major savings, particularly with certain models. "Consumers who buy a lightly used car can still take advantage of the remaining manufacturer warranties and can have the car inspected by an independent mechanic prior to purchasing to ease any uncertainties about the vehicle's condition and driving history," says Ly. iSeeCars.com crunched numbers for over 7 million new and used cars sold from August 2018 to January 2019, comparing the prices of new cars to equivalent vehicles with a minimum amount of use. The 10 models that represent the biggest savings are included in the above slideshow. Two of those cars were among the five top cars to buy used over new in the Bay Area, the Nissan Altima and the Ford … [Read more...] about The best cars to buy slightly used vs. new in the Bay Area and U.S.
Tom Krisher, Ap Auto Writer Updated 2:01 pm PST, Friday, March 1, 2019 FILE- In this July 6, 2018, file photo, prospective customers confer with sales associates as a Model 3 sits on display in a Tesla showroom in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. Tesla is suffering one of its worst sell-offs of the year after announcing it would begin closing all of its stores in favor of selling its electric cars exclusively online. The goal is to allow Tesla to lower the price of its Model 3, the vehicle that CEO Elon Musk envisions as the company’s first mass-market vehicle. less FILE- In this July 6, 2018, file photo, prospective customers confer with sales associates as a Model 3 sits on display in a Tesla showroom in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. Tesla is suffering one of its ... more Photo: David Zalubowski, AP … [Read more...] about Tesla’s online-only sales approach comes with big risks
It's been a year since I replaced the key fob on my 2004 Malibu, saving more than $100 buying online instead of from a dealership. I paid about $25 for the fob and $50 to have a Chevy dealer program it a year ago. It's possible to find replacement fobs online for even less, but some auto and online dealers warn against buying "2 for $15" fobs that work for a couple of weeks and then die. Auto repair shops who program a third party device say they will not guarantee non-factory fobs. If they cannot get the non-factory fob to work, the customer still has to pay the $50 to $90 programming fee. The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) fob I purchased from Northcoastkeyless.com for $25 still works flawlessly after a year. My only nit is that the paint is starting to fade on the unlock button as shown. Several weeks ago, I decided to order a second fob, since the spare key fob died years ago. (I checked first to see if it was a battery … [Read more...] about How to save more than $100 on car key fob replacements online