Early this year, the building and production of another new vehicle from the Mazda Motor Corporation has already begun. And the stage has been set in Hiroshima, Japan, which is also where the headquarters of this giant automobile company is based. And this new vehicle that would soon be on sale this year is the Mazda CX 7. The "Mazda CX 7" is a crossover sport utility vehicle that is midsize. And this vehicle is actually the production version of the Mazda MX Crossport that was a concept car. When this vehicle starts to strut its stuff on the market, it would actually be marketed as a 2007 model. This vehicle will fill the niche that the Mazda Tribute has left behind. However, it has been said that this vehicle would only stay for a short time which would only be up until the company is able to take off two more new sport utility vehicles come the year 2008. The Mazda CX 7 is considered to be quite similar to the Honda Pilot, the Nissan Murano, Subaru B9 Tribeca, and the Toyota Highlander. Beneath the glamour and the beauty of the Mazda CX 7, ones interest would also be held by the machine that keeps this vehicle running. The source of power of this vehicle is a 2.3 liter straight four MZR engine. This very same engine is also used in the Mazda Mazdaspeed 6. This power source could actually produce some 244 hp at 5000 rpm and also 258 pound feet of torque at a low 2500 rpm. Aside from that, this vehicle also boasts of additional features to make the driving and riding the Mazda CX 7 more pleasant and very enjoyable. The list of features include fully independent suspension systems, four wheel ventilated disc brakes with anti lock brakes made standard, and a stability control and traction control system. Interested parties may also have a choice between a front wheel drive and the Mazda Active Torque Split all wheel drive system. The latter actually has a computer controlled coupling that is able to provide up to a maximum of fifty percent of the whole of the engines torque to its rear wheels. The Mazda CX 7 has been built on a new platform which has shown that the rumors were untrue about this sport utility vehicle using the same Ford/Mazda CD3 platform that is also used by the Ford Edge crossover, the Mazda6, and the Lincoln MKX crossover. To know more about the Mazda CX 7 and also to purchase parts of this vehicle and other Mazda parts, you can actually visit Auto Parts Discount. Auto Parts Discount is one of the leading suppliers of "Mazda parts" in the United States. Each and every Mazda part that this online store offers is guaranteed to be made from excellent quality, durable and reliable material that would surely maintain the exquisite performance of any Mazda vehicle. Also, these parts are guaranteed to fit. With the parts available at discount and wholesale prices, Auto Parts Discount also offers an excellent customer service staff for any inquiries regarding their products.
The local car auction happening in your town might be a perfect place for you to find great bargains on cars. At times the number of cars available to choose from might be less, but the ones that are there will be of good quality and come with perfect engine and parts. In fact, if you are looking for a specific car, there might be no competition to fight you for it, nobody who is bidding higher prices just so you don't get the car. Another advantage is that since the numbers of people vying for the car are few in number, you stand to win it at much lower prices.If you are unaware of where these local car auctions take place, you can check your local newspaper or the coffee shop bulletin board. There is bound to information about where the auction is taking place and the time for the same. This will give you enough time to prepare yourself to save money and bid on the car once you spot the same. There are various automobile related papers and magazines which might publish the list of all the vehicles that are going to be auctioned so you can save time in deciding if you should go for the local car auction. If not, you can always try your luck at another local car auction or wait for a while and then give it a shot. You might also find good cars on various online car auction sites. But you need to be careful while bidding on the net as there might be fake bidders or the car might not what it seems on the computer. If you have a friend or someone you trust, take them along to the local car auctions, so they can help you make the right decision and not end up spending on a car that is not suitable for you. If you and your wife have just brought home your second child, you will obviously need to move to a bigger car, maybe an SUV or family car. For this purpose, you need to stay focused and look for cars that will fit your family and have storage space as well, in case of long drives. If you prefer sleek looking stylish cars, then make sure you know enough about the car before making a bid. It is safer for you to bring a mechanic along with you, so he can check the car before you put up the bid. You can also check the car's documents and history to understand its current condition. Imagine buying a car that was stolen or with fake title deeds, these would mean you could get into trouble in future. Another important aspect to keep in mind is the current value of the car that you have set your eyes on. This is to helpful in giving you an idea about your bid limits and to keep you in control making sure you don't overdo it.
One generation after the introduction of its first line of cars in the US, Hyundai Motors is preparing to import to the US its first V8 powered car. The Equus, a full sized sedan, will be new to the US market, but the Korean automaker has been making large cars for years. Please read on for more information about this exciting development.Give Hyundai credit. In the teeth of strong competition from Asian and American automobile manufacturers, the South Korean auto giant has managed to carve out a niche for itself in the hyper-competitive US auto market. Twenty years after the Excel Pony was introduced at the budget price of $3750, Hyundai has upgraded its line up and now sells small and medium models, sporty cars, and a pair of SUVs.For 2006, Hyundai has released an all new Accent and its first larger car, the Azera. Powered by an aluminum 3.8L V6 engine, the Azera compares favorably in size and in amenities with the Toyota Avalon, the top of the line car for the Japanese automaker. However, Hyundai isnt finished just yet.Waiting in the wings is a full sized rear wheel drive car, the Equus. With the same standard engine as the Azera, the Equus also comes with a V8 and will be positioned to compete directly with the Buick Lucerne, perhaps even Cadillacs DTS. The current model, introduced in 1999, is undergoing a major revision and will be replaced in 2006. Hyundai hopes to bring this model to the US by 2008, although the Equus name might be changed. Hyundai is also looking at the possibility of creating a separate line of luxury cars and making the Equus its first entrant.We dont know too much about the Equus as Hyundai is keeping mum about what they have planned. Regardless, introducing a full sized luxury car into the US market is smart and knowing how Hyundai prices their products the car will be a relative bargain for consumers and more competition for Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Mercedes, BMW, Lincoln, Buick, and Cadillac.
The Hummer H2 that was restyled and refreshed for 2005 boasts of a spacious and comfortable interior. This is because Hummer is known for its capacity and capability to perform and deliver on off road travails as well as on on-road journeys. And the Hummer H2 is no exception. There is no need to dwell much into the fact that it can outlast any road challenges. That is why this time around, the Hummer H2 is focusing on providing extra space and more easy comfort for its passengers. Truth is Hummer claims that this vehicle is just the perfect balance between interior comfort, on road capability, and off road adventures. Aside from those mentioned, the Hummer H2 has also been designed, crafted, and manufactured to come with a good choice for exterior colors. The list includes Black, Birch White, Pewter Metallic, Slate Blue Metallic, Yellow, Desert Sand, Twilight Maroon Metallic, and Pacific Blue. This vehicle also has been crafted so as to feature a number of standard equipment. The power of the Hummer H2 comes from a Vortec 6000 V8 engine. To work with the engine is a new heavy duty 4L65 E four speed automatic transmission system with overdrive. The combination of these two is the best in its class with regards to power and performance. Combined, these give the Hummer H2 the capacity to generate an estimated 325 hp and some 385 pound feet of torque. Hummer has made sure that the Hummer H2 owners would be able to spruce up their vehicle any time they choose to. That is the very reason behind their creation of various Hummer H2 accessories and adds ons. The list includes brush grille guards, wrap around brush grille guards, chrome wrap around brush grille guards, grille guard mounted off road lamps, tubular assist steps, removable U steps, body color grilles, tubular tail lamp guards, trailer hitch and ball mounts, front hitch mounted portable winch, winching accessory kit, front hitch extenders, hitch covers, chrome fuel doors, chrome hood latches, chrome hood handles, rod hall shocks, performance exhaust systems, Neoprene seat covers, Mudder seat covers, cargo area mats, cargo area liner, custom carpet floor mats, rubber mudder floor mats, XM Satellite radios, roof rack crossbars, hard cargo carriers, soft cargo carriers, roof baskets, and roof mounted bike carriers among many others.
Offered in three trim levels which comprise of the base, the LS, and the LT, the Chevy Astro is a truck-based minivan however it is not as flashy as the rest of the brands in its own segment. Yes, it does not boast of flashy gadgets and high technology features. However, amidst everything, the "Chevy Astro" comes to basically serve its purpose, and that is to transport and delivery cargo and passengers. This function is done with the utmost care and safety and also provides total and great convenience. In a nutshell, this vehicle offers stability, safety and durability since its introduction back in the late 1980s. Taking a look at the Chevy Astros interior, this vehicle boasts a cabin that can take a maximum of eight passengers. It has two front buckets seats. The rear part of the vehicle has two rear benches that could seat three people. The second row buckets seats are optional, though. Just like most vehicles nowadays, the rear seats could be removed or folded down. By doing such, the cargo space is enhanced and enlarged to come up to 170 cubic feet. For the latest model of the Chevy Astro, the vehicle sports 16 inch wheels and tires. As for people looking from the outside, the Chevy Astro sports a sliding door in its passenger side. The power of this vehicle comes from its 4.3 liter V6 engine that can produce some 190 units of horsepower at 4400 rpm and 250 pound feet of torque. This engine uses a multi-port fuel injection and gets some help from a four speed automatic transmission system with overdrive. The Chevy Astro also comes available with either a rear wheel drive or all wheel drive. This vehicle also has been equipped with anti lock four wheel brakes that work greatly with a highly responsive Hydroboost hydraulic assist power brake booster as well as GMs Dynamic Rear Proportioning. This vehicle comes with features and options that include air conditioning, an all wheel drive, an AM/FM stereo, a cassette player, a CD player, rear audio controls, a digital clock, daytime running lamps with automatic exterior lamp control, driver and right front passenger frontal air bags, special cloth seating, a six way power driver seat, a HomeLink transmitter, an independent front suspension system, the LATCH system, a luggage rack, an overhead console with storage compartments, power door locks, power windows, power outside rearview mirrors, a rear Dutch door, a remote keyless entry system, a Vortec 4300 V6 engine, a cruise control system, and a tilt wheel steering column.