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Feb 9, 2014 / 209 notes

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The Maserati Ghibli

The original Ghibli was a two-seater GT launched by Maserati in 1967. 17 years from its last release, Maserati targets the luxury sportscar sedan segment. With the Audi A7 3.0T, Mercedes-Benz CLS550 and BMW 535i in sight, the Ghibli has quite a task at hand to compete.

Exterior

Traditional Maserati elegance with sharp converging lines providing an aggressive sport sedan stance. An obvious notch above its German counterparts with its head-turning styling. Well done.

Interior

Clean. Simple. Too simple? Looks similar to the interior of a 09’ Nissan Maxima. Not knocking the Maxima for its presentation but it would be great to have some memorable cockpit touches for a sports car twice the price. 

Under the Hood

  • ZF 8-speed driving style adjusting transmission (high volume/high quality production Tier 1 vendor to BMW).
  • Ghilbi Diesel: First Diesel engine in Maserati history: 3.0L V6, 275 hp up to 48 mpg.
  • Ghilbi S Q4: On-demand All-wheel drive: 3.0L Twin Turbo V6, 410 hp, 0-60 mph: 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 177 mph.  

Built at the Ferrari plant in Maranello, Italy, Maserati aims to build 50,000 units from their current annual production of 6,200. From a manufacturing perspective, scaling at this rate while keeping quality and on-time deliveries can be difficult for an organization unfamiliar to high volume production. Early on, keep your eyes open for quality issues not seen on the Germans.

Bottom Line

The fate of the Ghibli is yet to be determined. It won’t make a dent into the market segment without influencing those looking to stand out of the crowd and make an impression. Speaking of standing out, it also shows signs of its big brother Quattroporte with the exotic exhaust gurgle.

While the Ghibli doesn’t have a very exciting interior, there was enough bravery with the engine, transmission and exterior styling that yields a promising future. The estimated base price starts at $65,000, quite a deal for an exotic Italian. 

Oct 6, 2013 / 47,789 notes
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Inside the Tesla
Aug 25, 2013 / 34 notes

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Inside the Tesla

Aug 4, 2013

When should you really change your oil? Read this!

Happy Sunday everyone! My first maintenance tip goes to the maintenance we do most on our cars, or at least most of us do. Oil changes.

There is a common misconception that oil changes done on passenger cars and light trucks need to be done every 3,000 miles. Your local “15-minute oil change” chain would agree. There way of saying come back more often, we’ll take your money gladly! There are some variables to consider when getting your oil change.

The average American commuting to work drives 16 miles one way. If you drive:

   Less than 10 miles in one trip:

  • Your oil is not hot when you start the vehicle.
  • Your oil doesn’t have the chance to get hot enough to boil off moisture condensation.
  • It is recommended that you change your oil close to every 1,000 miles due to the wear on the engine from cold start oil.

   More than 10 miles in one trip:

  • You can follow the recommended oil changes set by your owners manual.
  • It is very possible to change your oil every 5,000-8,000 miles or even more for highway drivers.

Another way to reduce the number of trips to your dealer or oil change center is to use the more expensive synthetic oil. High quality synthetic oils can last anywhere from 10,000-15,000 miles. 

As your vehicle ages and that odometer keeps rolling, its recommended to change your oil in shorter intervals. If you are like most people and cannot adjust to changing the frequency of your oil changes, then you can use synthetic oils or synthetic blends. Typically about $15-$20 more, but with less trips to the oil change shop, you can expect to spend about the same. Ultimately, it comes down to how convenient it is for you.

If you want to be environmentally friendly, I recommend using synthetic oils since they last longer meaning less waste!

carinteriors:

The recently announced 2014 BMW M4 with M-Performance styling

Thanks for interior uplift BMW!
Aug 4, 2013 / 142 notes

carinteriors:

The recently announced 2014 BMW M4 with M-Performance styling

Thanks for interior uplift BMW!

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Aug 4, 2013 / 2,084 notes

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under-appreciated.

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Aug 3, 2013 / 18,953 notes
Aug 3, 2013 / 11 notes

carbuyingmojo:

Priced at $1,290,000?! This Ferrari doesn’t go faster, jump over traffic like Kit or fold into your suitcase. So why so expensive?!

After much research, I’ve come to one conclusion. BUZZ!

Vossen Wheels has done an excellent job getting people to view the eBay ad as well as the youtube video highlighting the car through the streets of Miami. The videos goal was to market and showcase Vossen’s flagship vehicle and present it’s Precision Series Wheels. Look, even I’m doing it! Smh.

With the auction ending without a single bid, it was a success regardless attracting so many clicks to the eBay ad, youtube video, and ultimately vossenwheels.com.

Would’ve been interesting if someone bid on it.

Aug 2, 2013 / 2 notes

carbuyingmojo:

#LexusInstafilm — Featuring the 2014 Lexus IS (by LexusVehicles)

Still shot filming with Instagrammers. Great marketing Lexus!

Aug 2, 2013 / 209 notes

carbuyingmojo:

The Maserati Ghibli

The original Ghibli was a two-seater GT launched by Maserati in 1967. 17 years from its last release, Maserati targets the luxury sportscar sedan segment. With the Audi A7 3.0T, Mercedes-Benz CLS550 and BMW 535i in sight, the Ghibli has quite a task at hand to compete.

Exterior

Traditional Maserati elegance with sharp converging lines providing an aggressive sport sedan stance. An obvious notch above its German counterparts with its head-turning styling. Well done.

Interior

Clean. Simple. Too simple? Looks similar to the interior of a 09’ Nissan Maxima. Not knocking the Maxima for its presentation but it would be great to have some memorable cockpit touches for a sports car twice the price. 

Under the Hood

  • ZF 8-speed driving style adjusting transmission (high volume/high quality production Tier 1 vendor to BMW).
  • Ghilbi Diesel: First Diesel engine in Maserati history: 3.0L V6, 275 hp up to 48 mpg.
  • Ghilbi S Q4: On-demand All-wheel drive: 3.0L Twin Turbo V6, 410 hp, 0-60 mph: 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 177 mph.  

Built at the Ferrari plant in Maranello, Italy, Maserati aims to build 50,000 units from their current annual production of 6,200. From a manufacturing perspective, scaling at this rate while keeping quality and on-time deliveries can be difficult for an organization unfamiliar to high volume production. Early on, keep your eyes open for quality issues not seen on the Germans.

Bottom Line

The fate of the Ghibli is yet to be determined. It won’t make a dent into the market segment without influencing those looking to stand out of the crowd and make an impression. Speaking of standing out, it also shows signs of its big brother Quattroporte with the exotic exhaust gurgle.

While the Ghibli doesn’t have a very exciting interior, there was enough bravery with the engine, transmission and exterior styling that yields a promising future. The estimated base price starts at $65,000, quite a deal for an exotic Italian. 

Aug 1, 2013 / 209 notes

The Maserati Ghibli

The original Ghibli was a two-seater GT launched by Maserati in 1967. 17 years from its last release, Maserati targets the luxury sportscar sedan segment. With the Audi A7 3.0T, Mercedes-Benz CLS550 and BMW 535i in sight, the Ghibli has quite a task at hand to compete.

Exterior

Traditional Maserati elegance with sharp converging lines providing an aggressive sport sedan stance. An obvious notch above its German counterparts with its head-turning styling. Well done.

Interior

Clean. Simple. Too simple? Looks similar to the interior of a 09’ Nissan Maxima. Not knocking the Maxima for its presentation but it would be great to have some memorable cockpit touches for a sports car twice the price. 

Under the Hood

  • ZF 8-speed driving style adjusting transmission (high volume/high quality production Tier 1 vendor to BMW).
  • Ghilbi Diesel: First Diesel engine in Maserati history: 3.0L V6, 275 hp up to 48 mpg.
  • Ghilbi S Q4: On-demand All-wheel drive: 3.0L Twin Turbo V6, 410 hp, 0-60 mph: 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 177 mph.  

Built at the Ferrari plant in Maranello, Italy, Maserati aims to build 50,000 units from their current annual production of 6,200. From a manufacturing perspective, scaling at this rate while keeping quality and on-time deliveries can be difficult for an organization unfamiliar to high volume production. Early on, keep your eyes open for quality issues not seen on the Germans.

Bottom Line

The fate of the Ghibli is yet to be determined. It won’t make a dent into the market segment without influencing those looking to stand out of the crowd and make an impression. Speaking of standing out, it also shows signs of its big brother Quattroporte with the exotic exhaust gurgle.

While the Ghibli doesn’t have a very exciting interior, there was enough bravery with the engine, transmission and exterior styling that yields a promising future. The estimated base price starts at $65,000, quite a deal for an exotic Italian. 

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Jul 31, 2013 / 7,691 notes
Jul 28, 2013 / 11 notes

Priced at $1,290,000?! This Ferrari doesn’t go faster, jump over traffic like Kit or fold into your suitcase. So why so expensive?!

After much research, I’ve come to one conclusion. BUZZ!

Vossen Wheels has done an excellent job getting people to view the eBay ad as well as the youtube video highlighting the car through the streets of Miami. The videos goal was to market and showcase Vossen’s flagship vehicle and present it’s Precision Series Wheels. Look, even I’m doing it! Smh.

With the auction ending without a single bid, it was a success regardless attracting so many clicks to the eBay ad, youtube video, and ultimately vossenwheels.com.

Would’ve been interesting if someone bid on it.