The latest generation of the Honda Civic is a winner. Ok, the style might not be your thing, but we liked the coupe, the color, well, not so much. So, how good is the new Civic? That’s what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.
In the world of pickup trucks, larger, louder, taller, wider, just more of everything is usually the mantra. However, when you think about how you as a “normal” person, not a contractor, or skilled trades person would use a half ton truck do you really need a “Bro-Dozer” or a “Bro-Truck”?
For day to day living, for the trips to Home Depot/Menards/Lowes/Ikea/etc., this is probably all the truck you will ever need. Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado, Toyota Tacoma and GMC Canyon all try to be “Bro-Truck” Jr. The Ridgeline, it just goes about its day getting things done.
So, you’re a crook in Hoboken with designs on a couple Land Rovers that don’t belong to you? You think you have the perfect getaway planned, but not so fast. Those SUVs you’ve just stolen are probably driving about as fast as the Deja Vu Strippermobile down a crowded boulevard in Florida. But if you think that’s the only place you’re going to see a booty shaking out the back of a car, then you haven’t met the pink lady of NASCAR. All that and more in this ‘Not So Fast’ edition of RoundAbout. Plus we’re back with America’s favorite gameshow The Price is CORRECT, Miss MotorMouth has a doozy of a tale about when Malibu meets a train (standing still), and we’ll actually provide some useful car advice (what?!?) in our Tip of the Week!
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Well, the North American International Auto Show–otherwise known as the Detroit Auto Show–has made all the news it’s going to make for this year. It was a rocky year for the Motor City, and in a way, it really showed at Cobo Hall in Detroit. The digs might have been better than last year (Chrysler was a series of unadorned cars on beige carpet in 2009), but the product reveals were notably less exciting. With the patient on the slab, we called in the best team of doctors we know … our … selves. Well, anyway, we’re here with the official RoAb postmortem of NAIAS.
Is the new Cadillac XTS worthy of being the luxury brand’s new flagship? Does the Volkswagen NCC bring anything new and exciting to the German marque? Will the Honda CR-Z finally be a hybrid that’s fun to drive? We debate all these and more. Plus we’ve got another installment of our new Meet Your Roadmates segment, a Stupid Car Trick and the triumphant return of the long lost Psy-car-logy.
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We are already up to episode #13 and we talk about the things that did and didn’t happen at the LA Auto Show, and the less than show in Miami of the Audi A8.
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For motorcyclists there is something very magical about the exhaust note of a V4. Well, thanks to Micah Shoemaker at AF1 Aprilia you can watch and listen to three great V4’s on the dyno.
First up is the glorious Ducati Desmosedici
Next up the new Aprilia RSV4
Finally we look at one of the great light weight sport bikes of all time the Honda NC30
Yesterday when I was watching the World Superbike finale from Portimao, the post race embrace Davide Tardozzi gave Michele Fabrizio had me thinking………..
We aren’t much for cutting and pasting press releases and calling it content, but this does pretty much sum it all up nicely.
Honda Press Release
Honda Racing Announcement
HEAD: Honda Racing announcement
For immediate release:
Torrance, CA: During the 2009 AMA/DMG Road Racing series, American Honda
Motor Company, Inc. contracted team personnel, including team Honda rider
Neil Hodgson, to the Corona Extra Honda race team.
Corona Extra Honda race team participated in this series with our
award-winning 2009 CBR1000RR in the AMA Superbike class, unfortunately
participation in this series did not meet our racing goals and objectives.
Regrettably the current AMA/DMG racing environment does not align with our
company goals. Effective today 9/18/09, AHM will not be renewing contracts
with Corona Extra Racing and will be terminating the on-site Road Race
operations by 9/30/09. All assets will be put into storage for future
consideration. Team staff was informed of these changes today at 1:00PM