Monday
Apr072014

Reviewed 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 

 

Another review of the fall of 2013 from our recovered videos, this time it's the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. 
With higher CAFE standards on the way, automakers are doing what ever they can to increase the MPG's of their fleets.  The Sonata Hybrid takes a solid mid sized family sedan and incorporates a good, though not great Hybrid system into it.
Does they Hybrid system take away from the Sonata, does it make it a better car?  That's what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.

 

Wednesday
Apr022014

1/8th Mile To 1/4 Mile Conversion

Sunday
Mar302014

Our 1995 Ford Mustang GT Out Of Hibernation 

After 160 days, or more sitting in the garage from the worst winter in Michigan in over 100 years, we fired up the Mustang today for the first time in 2014!
Next up we need to head to the store get some oil and a new filter, give it a bath, and then we can take it for it's first drive of the year.
Can't tell you what a big smile it put on our face to fire this up today!

Friday
Mar282014

Reviewed 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara: It IS A Jeep Thing And We Understand! 

 

First off if the quality is a bit wonky, we apologize, we shot this review last fall, and this review, along with a few others were on a memory card that went bad.  It took us four programs to find one that would recover the footage.  Life lesson to learn, always back up!!
So this is the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara edition, as we said we had this for a week in the fall of 2013.  Having never really driven ANY Wrangler based platform before we didn't know what to expect.
There are many things we liked about it, a few we didn't (fuel economy is less than stellar) but overall we liked it.
Dive in with us for this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.

 

Monday
Mar032014

Reviewed 2014 Lincoln MKZ AWD: Solid Luxury Sedan 

 

If you read much of the enthusiast press when the Lincoln MKZ came out, you would have thought that this was just another forgettable effort from Lincoln. 

 

We came in to this review with pretty low expectations, not only in in reading other reviews, but also talking with other colleagues who'd driven that car.

 

Our experience was quite different, OK, maybe it's not the best in class, but it's a very solid effort, and very competitive if you are looking more on the luxury side than the Sports Sedan side of the ledger.