Lexus GS300, automatic transmission. 127k miles. Navigation, parking sensors, power windows/locks, sunroof, power seats, heated and cooling seats, keyless entry. Runs and drives great. Good tires and brakes. Clean title. More details here: https://repokar.com/car/4909/Lexus/GS/North-Carolina/Huntersville/2006-LEXUS-GS300
If we take a look at the list of 2017’s hottest U.S. vehicles, we’ll see that none of them are passenger cars. Americans are fleeing passenger cars in droves. Instead, they’re embracing roomy crossovers,sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks with vastly improved fuel economy over days gone by. Here were 2017’s three hottest-selling vehicles.
Ford F-series: The Blue Oval automaker’s marquee nameplate easily maintained its title as the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. Sales were up 9.3% for the year. With sales of 896,764 units for the year, the vehicle accounted for more than 5% of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2017. Read more
The original Range Rover debuted back in 1970 as a two-door SUV, lasting 26 years before it was finally replaced. In fact, the four-door Range Rover didn’t debut until the early ’80s, though it quickly became the most popular model.
To celebrate both Land Rover‘s 70th anniversary and the two-door design of the original Range Rover, the British automaker is bringing back a two-door full-size SUV called the Range Rover SV Coupe for a limited run of 999 units. The new car will be manufactured by Land Rover‘s SVO – Special Vehicle Operations – department in Warwickshire. Read more
Ford is recalling 2016-2017 Focus RS hatchbacks with potentially faulty head gaskets. The automaker claims they will be replaced free of charge. While the fix is estimated to take less than two days for each vehicle, Ford is offering to pay the cost of a rental vehicle for up to four days if needed.
The affected vehicles may emit noticeable white smoke from the exhaust or show low coolant levels with no sign of external leaks due to the failing head gaskets. Model years 2016 and 2017 Focus RS models built from Aug. 3, 2015 to July 6, 2017 are involved in this recall. Ford plans on sending the owners of the affected vehicles a letter this week. Ford dealers will pressure-test the cooling system and inspect the combustion chamber for coolant to determine if a fix is needed. Read more
The Barkleys are back in Subaru‘s “Dog Tested. Dog Approved” ad campaign. The Japanese automaker aired four TV spots featuring the family of Labrador and golden retrievers Sunday night during the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Two spots showcased the 2019 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover.
The 30-second commercials, titled “Driving Lesson,” “Drop Off,” “Car Wash” and “Drive Away,” feature the Barkleys providing humorous spins on situations in which families find themselves. In “Driving Lesson,” one of the puppies gets distracted by noisy geese and ends up backing into a mailbox post and knocking it over. In “Drop Off,” the parents part ways with their child on the puppy’s first day of school. After a quick pep talk, the nervous puppy walks away and looks back at its parents melodramatically, as one of the parents whines and whimpers in despair. Read more
The Morgan EV3 is set to begin production later this year. The three-wheeled car/motorcycle is the first electric vehicle from Morgan. While adults are sure to enjoy the EV3’s 1,100 lb curb weight and 7 second 0-60 mph time, the British automaker has something in store for younger and aspiring Morgan owners: the new EV3 Junior.
The Morgan EV3 Junior is a scaled-down version of the standard EV3 electric trike, built for children above the age of 6. Like the big-boy Morgan, the EV3 Junior is assembled by hand, using genuine carbon fiber, leather and wood. It comes in red, green or ivory, but for a little more money, you can pick from one of Morgan’s 40,000 available colors. The leather can be had in either black or tan, because what’s the fun of customizing the interior alone? There are also sticker packs for further customization. Read more
BMW Group has released its sales numbers for 2017 and they show the last 12 months for the company have been really successful. The announcement even goes on to say “the BMW Group reconfirms its position as the world’s leading premium automotive company,” but there’s a small catch. Nevertheless, the company was outsold by Mercedes-Benz, keeping the order in the three-way German luxury sales race unchanged.
Sales of BMW brand models rose 4.2 percent in 2017 to 2.09 million passenger cars and SUVs, compared with a 9.9 percent gain to 2.29 million at Mercedes, which claimed the top spot in global luxury-car sales rankings for a second year. Registrations at Volkswagen’s Audi premium division edged up 0.6 percent to a record 1.88 million cars, benefiting from a 34 percent December surge in China, the brand’s largest market. BMW, which had kept the global luxury sales crown for about a decade before slipping behind Mercedes in 2016, said deliveries were fueled by a 9.6 percent gain for its SUV lineup and a 15 percent increase for the 1-Series. Read more