The Groundbreaking Jaguar XJ6

 In the mid 1960’s founder Sir William Lyons felt that Jaguar had lost its focus and in the process the company was spending too much money on too many models.  He set about designing a car that would encompass all the attributes that Jaguar owners loved about their cars, namely classiness, comfort, space, and excellent…

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The Diesel Engine

Although the diesel engine runs on the internal combustion system, it’s more proficient than its “regular” gasoline equivalent. While estimations vary, it’s common knowledge that diesel engines are more fuel efficient. The diesel engine’s superior fuel saving has made it standard in many of Germany’s Volkswagen models, in addition to many bigger vehicles. These days,…

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The Decorative Grille

What is a grille?  To answer that one only needs to think back to the Edsel of the Studebaker.  Those cars were distinctive for one reason and one reason only: they had very recognizable grilles. Other than being a part of the appearance of a car, the grille actually serves a purpose.  It allows air…

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The Curious Story of the Jaguar Sovereign

Is it a Jaguar? Is it a Daimler?  An interesting question to be answered between the years of 1966 and 1983, but only a die-hard car enthusiast would be able to answer it. Perhaps a little background will help.  Daimler Motor Company Limited is the oldest British car manufacturer, having produced its first car in…

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The Cooling System Keeps You Cool

With summer upon us perhaps this is the perfect time to talk about your car’s cooling system.  First maybe we should list the major players that keep your car running like a cool top. 1.Radiator 2.Coolant 3.Water pump 4.Radiator fan 5.Coolant system hoses So how does it all work?  Well, radiator fluid (coolant) is driven…

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The Carrier of Tradition: The Jaguar XJ 40

Leave it to the British.  They have this “refined” thing going on and they really hate to mess with it.  Any major change is almost like spitting on The Queen herself and that just isn’t done.  So when the engineers and decision-makers at Jaguar headquarters decided in the mid-Seventies to develop an all-new model to…

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The BMW X3 2012 Model

In the world of compact SUV’s there is no clear winner.  The Mercedes-Benz GLK350 is a good choice at a reasonably low price.  The Audi Q5 has a smooth ride while the Volvo XC60 is best used by busy families who need lots of room.  Then we have the BMW X3, a combination of them…

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The BMW M3 GTS

Although the new BMW M3 is much like it was when it was first introduced to the world automotive marketplace in 2008, the soon-to-be-launched M3s should stimulate even additional admiration. In addition to nominal modification opportunities, the enhancements on the 2010 M3 have been minimal. BMW put the regular M3 on a weight-cutting regimen with…

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