Archive for August, 2007

Hope Your Fav Car Ain’t Listed Here

2007’s top 14 most recalled vehicles. The findings exclude the 3.6 million cars recalled by Ford this year as none were 2007’s.

According to BusinessWeek, 4 of the top 5 recalled cars were imports…

Here are the top ten lemons…

1. Volkswagen New Beetle: 1,002,000
2. Toyota Sequoia: 533,124
3. Jeep Liberty: 149,605
4. Nissan Altima: 140,582
5. Hyundai Tucson: 128,300
6. Dodge Nitro, Jeep Wrangler: 80,894
7. Suzuki Forenza, Reno: 75,697
8. Volkswagen Passat, Passat Wagon: 58,800
9. Chrysler Sebring, 300, Dodge Caliber, Magnum, Charger, Nitro, Jeep Compass, Liberty, Commander, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler: 50,665
10. Infiniti G35 Coupe: 23,934

What is very interesting is a Toyota is in the no. 2 spot. Horrors!

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Got this from : leftlane 

Audi R8 vs Porsche 911 Turbo vs Ferrari F430

Quote : “…the Ferrari explodes to 62 mph in just 4.0 seconds, and doesn’t stop accelerating until it hits 195 mph.”

“…..Turbo’s combination of an automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive, as well as a mountain of torque-457 lb-ft …makes it a cinch to reach 62 mph in 3.7 seconds.”

“After 4.6 seconds, the Audi flies past the 62-mph mark.”

And the conclusion?

“While the R8 falls short of the 911 Turbo and F430 in terms of its dynamic abilities-it lacks the Porsche’s outright speed and the Ferrari’s sensual allure-it is not far behind.”

Quotes taken from : sci-mag

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Abt Gives the S3 310 horses

Abt Sportsline mods the Audi S3 and ups the power by 45hp to 310hp.

Torque swells by 70 nm to a stonking 420 Newton meters.

The Abt S3 does the zero to 100 km/h  in a very respectable 5.4 seconds.

1,785 euros is all it takes to get the Abt enhancement package.

Eh….in Germany.

more :  worldcarfans

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Flat Six Chronograph of Porsche Design Edition 1

Buy a Cayman S Porsche Design Edition 1 and you get a leather briefcase containing among other gizmos the Flat Six Chronograph.

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see : notcot

Charming Corner Cafe

Paris Halles

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Evening @ La Vagenende

La Vagenende is well known for its mirrors.

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Oldest Cafe in Paris

Le Procope, Paris

It;s been serving coffee for centuries!!!  As long ago as the 1600’s!

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