Pontiac G6

  The Pontiac G6 is a mid-size car that was produced under the Pontiac brand of American automaker General Motors. It was introduced in the fall of 2004 to replace the Grand Am. The car was built on the GM Epsilon platform which it shared with the Chevrolet Malibu and Saab 9-3 along with other General Motors vehicles. Styling was … Continua a leggere

Buick Rainier

  The Buick Rainier was a mid-size SUV sold by the Buick division of General Motors. Introduced for 2004 to replace the Oldsmobile Bravada, the Rainier was the first truck sold under the Buick marque (the unibody Rendezvous might also qualify, as it is classified by the EPA as a light truck) since the 1920s, and was the first body-on-frame … Continua a leggere

Lincoln LS

  The Lincoln LS is a mid-size, rear wheel drive sedan from Lincoln. For its production run from 1999 until 2006, it was based on the Ford DEW98 platform, which was shared with the Jaguar S-Type and Ford Thunderbird. LS versions were originally to be called LS6 and LS8 depending on engine choice, but those designations were replaced with “LS … Continua a leggere

Chevrolet HHR

    The Chevrolet HHR (for Heritage High Roof) is a retro-styled SUV launched by the Chevrolet division of American automaker General Motors at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2006 model — and designed by Bryan Nesbitt. Smaller than the Equinox, the HHR shares the GM Delta platform with the Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5, Saturn Ion, and … Continua a leggere

Suzuki Verona

  Quentin Crisp once said, “If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.” It’s a message Suzuki wisely took to heart in its expeditious handling of the short-lived Verona. Sold as the Daewoo Magnus internationally, the Suzuki Verona was launched on U.S. shores in model-year 2004, a reflection of Suzuki’s desire to carve its niche in the … Continua a leggere

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Daytona

  (from GM Press Release)  A specially outfitted 2006 Corvette Z06 will serve as the official pace car of the 48 th running of the Daytona 500, on Feb. 19. “Tonight Show” host and auto enthusiast Jay Leno will drive the pace car. The Daytona 500 is NASCAR’s premier race and traditionally kicks off the Nextel Cup racing season. Selection … Continua a leggere

Chrysler Firepower

  Based on the Viper but powered by the SRT8 drivetrain, the Firepower brings up memories of fast DeSotos (among those who have memories of fast DeSotos), while making Viper-like styling and cornering available to those with less in the way of racing ability and more appreciation of creature comforts. The automatic transmission and less-powerful-but-still-potent Hemi make the Firepower quite … Continua a leggere

Chrysler Dodge Kahuna

  Ugly is as ugly does, and the Kahuna is often referred to as incredibly ugly. This overstyled minivan with room for six has composite bird’s eye maple laminate accents along the side panels. The roof is a silver/gray water resistant canvas that is see-through. The retractable top allows the outside to become part of the interior as it folds … Continua a leggere

Hyundai Talus HCD9

  The Hyundai HCD-9 Talus concept was one of the vehicles debuted at the 2006 Detroit Motor Show. The Talus was a vehicle which attempted to fuse the off-road potential of an SUV, with the sporty lines of a coupe. Developed at Hyundai’s California Design Center, the HCD-9 Talus was a nice looking vehicle, as far as SUV’s go, and … Continua a leggere

Volkswagen GX3

  The Volkswagen GX3 was a concept car created by project Moonraker, which was initiated by Stefan Liske, former director of group product strategy at Volkswagen. The GX3 was first shown at the 2006 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show. It was considered a very unusual concept since it was three-wheeled and sometimes considered more of a motorcycle concept than a … Continua a leggere