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Volkswagen Revealed the New Touareg!

Volkswagen Toureg Luxury 4x4

Are you looking for the new Volkswagen Touareg? It’s here!

Volkswagen has already revealed some of the photos of their redesigned Touareg that is set to make its debut at the forthcoming 2006 Paris Motor Show.

Looking at the photos, Volkswagen has given the new Touareg a noticeable facelift such as redesigned front styling including new grille, front wings, bumper, headlights, and mirrors. In the rear, the new Touareg has a modified bumper, taillights, spoiler, and exhaust pipes complete the exterior repackaging.

On the interior, The Touareg receives updated seats and new sound system. Advanced safety features include Volkswagen’s patented ABSPlus with additional ESP (Electronic Stabilization Programme), which include Active Rollover Protection (ARP), rain brake support, fading brake support and understeer control logic.

The new Volkswagen Touareg will be available in four engine types, two gasoline and two diesel engines coupled with a six-speed manual or Tiptronic automatic transmission.

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Black Beauty - The 2007 Chevrolet HHR Fall Limited Edition

2007 Chevrolet HHR Fall Limited Edition

Think nothing but black.

GM’s Chevrolet division announced the production of the 2007 HHR Fall Limited Edition wagon some time in October. The Chevrolet HHR Fall Limited Edition comes in one body style that was based on the popular Chevy HHR 2LT package, with black exterior trim and painting. The vehicle is equipped with the Ecotec 2.4-liter DOHC engine that produces 149 horsepower and 152 pound-feet of torque.

Other features of the HHR Fall Limited Edition include:

* 2LT trim with FE3 Sports Suspension Package
* 17-inch black chrome wheels
* Black exterior color
* Black chrome grille
* Black chrome door handles
* Black chrome rear beauty bar
* Black chrome body-side stripe
* Black-painted outside mirrors
* Black-painted running boards
* Tinted headlamp and fog lamp lenses
* Black-painted roof spoiler
* Leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls and accent stitching
* Ebony interior - cloth standard; leather available.

Chevrolet will only produce 4,000 units of this vehicle, and the company is currently accepting orders from interested buyers. The HHR Fall Limited Edition carries a base MSRP of $20,265.

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Car “Deals of the Month” for September 2006

2006 Saab 9-2X 2.5i, one of the leading online provider and source of automotive information made a list of cars that are included in their top 10 TMV (total market value) Deals of the Month for September 2006. The list is intended for car buyers who want a new car with a low price, great incentives and rebates, and with high quality and value.

Here they are:

1. 2006 Saab 9-2X 2.5i
2. 2006 Cadillac STS V6
3. 2006 Mazda 6 s Sport
4. 2006 Ford Focus ZX3 SES
5. 2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S
6. 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS
7. 2006 Kia Spectra5
8. 2006 Mercury Montego Premier
9. 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP
10. 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS determined these rankings based on the TMV prices with dealer invoice prices, current incentives, and rebates. And for quality auto parts like Saab hubcaps, Auto Parts Fast has a lot to offer.

BMW Introduces a New Hydrogen-Powered Car

BMW Hydrogen 7

BMW is entering the alternative fuel market with the development of a new hydrogen-powered version of the BMW 7 Series called Hydrogen 7. The new vehicle will be world's first hydrogen-drive luxury performance car for everyday use according to the German automaker.

The BMW Hydrogen 7 is powered by a 12-cylinder internal combustion engine with two fuel tanks, one for hydrogen and one for gasoline. The engine produces 260 horsepower, capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 9.5 seconds with a maximum speed of 143 mph. The hydrogen 7 also features a dual-mode power unit that can switch easily from the two fuel types. When running on pure hydrogen, the vehicle doesn’t emit any pollutants instead it only emits water vapor. The dual-mode driving feature enables the Hydrogen 7 to achieve a maximum traveling distance of more than 400 miles, 125 miles on hydrogen and 300 on gasoline before refueling. As expected for BMW models, the Hydrogen 7 is equipped with quality BMW parts like those auto parts found in Auto Parts Fast.

BMW will produce the Hydrogen 7 next year and will be available here in the US and other some other countries.

BMW’s Newest Navigation Service

BMW Real Time Traffic Information

BMW announced that they are adding a new service on their navigation system of selected models. The new service is called of Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) which is going to be a part of BMW’s commitment to deliver an industry-leading service, technology, and innovation.

The new RTTI features a timely traffic information service that will help drivers to reach their destinations more efficiently and effortlessly. The service will also feature a dynamic redirecting on navigation systems in selected 2007 BMW models including X5, M5, M6, and the 3, 5, and 6 Series vehicle models. BMW has included RTTI as a standard component of the navigation system of selected 2007 BMW models. The RTTI will be service will be launched this September, and will be available in several major metropolitan areas through Total Traffic Network, a Clear Channel Radio's program that delivers RTTI directly to vehicles though the use of their network of FM radio stations. With this, RTTI send traffic updates to drivers 24/7 and can provide alternative routes if certain traffic incidents occurred.

Meanwhile, for quality BMW parts like BMW Shocks, BMW Window Motor and BMW Weatherstripping check out Auto Parts Fast.

Some Teen Driving Facts

Teen Driving

As the world population increases along with the growth of automotive businesses, more and more vehicles are on the road and more people are engaged in driving, among them teens. According to a recent survey, 5,500 teen deaths occur every year due to teen driving. Causes of teen road accidents include drunk driving, drugs, and immaturity. Want to know more? Here are some recent teen driving facts.

* 4% of all deaths due to motor vehicle accidents are teen drivers.

* Most teen driver deaths due to motor vehicle accidents occur on weekends 53% of the time.

* Teen drivers killed in motor vehicle accidents had a youth passenger in automobile 45% of the time.

* Of teen drivers fatally injured in automobiles, more than 1/3 were speed related accidents.

* Teen lifestyle of staying up late make teen drivers a high risk to have an automobile accident due to drowsiness.

* More than any age group, teens are likely to be involved in a single vehicle crash.

* On the basis of current population trends, there will be 23% more 16-20- year-old drivers on the road in 2010 than there are today -- 26.1 million.

* This age group makes up 7% of licensed drivers, but suffers 14% of fatalities and 20% of all reported accidents.

* The 16-year-old population alone will increase from 3.5 million to over 4 million by 2010.

One of the best ways to prevent road accidents is to check your auto parts for damages. If you find one, try to replace them with quality auto parts offered by online stores like Auto Parts Fast.

E85 – is it worth it?


Consumer Reports, a trusted online source of information and advice on consumer products and services conducted tests and investigation on the E85 ethanol. The test concluded that the E85 fuel is more costly for consumers than using the typical gasoline. Is this really an efficient alternative fuel? The test also showed that the government’s support on flex-fuel vehicles using E85 doesn’t really mean that the US can achieve independence on fuel energy.

Using the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe FFV as a test vehicle, Consumer Reports conducted a series of tests on the vehicle including the acceleration, fuel efficiency, and emission. Test results proved that E85 fuel emits less pollutants than gasoline but provides fewer miles per gallon, costs more, and is hard to find outside the Midwest because ethanol fuels in the US is made from corn. In terms of fuel economy, The 2007 Tahoe FFV decreased its miles per gallon on city and highway, and also decreased the gas mileage compared to diesel or gasoline-powered Tahoe.

Do you still have plans to purchase E85-capable vehicles? Well, it’s for you to decide. Meanwhile, find quality Chevrolet parts like bumpers and grilles at Auto Part Fast.

Great Rebates for GM Vehicles

General Motors is offering customers a great deal with its Labor Day sale.

The Detroit Free Press reported that the company is adding bonus cash from $500 up to $1,500 for its 2006 and 2007 model vehicles.

The company will offer customers who will purchase GM branded vehicles a payback amount of $500 for cars, $1,000 for a pickup trucks and $1,500 for a truck-based SUV. The offer ends September 5th.

Unfortunately, some of the hottest selling GM vehicles are not included in the program - including Pontiac Solstice; Saturn Sky, Aura and VUE Green Line; Chevrolet Corvette; the 2007 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL Denali; Hummer H1; and 2007 Cadillac Escalade.

If your car is still in great shape, maybe getting GM auto parts like Chevrolet parts with exceptional quality at Auto Parts Fast is a better deal.

VOLVO to Launch The Hunt Challenge Webisodes

Hunt Challenge Webisodes

Of all the fans of reality TV shows like Survivor and The Amazing Race, you better add this one to your “must see” list. This time however, you won’t see it in your TV sets but in the internet.

“The Hunt” Challenge, which was a part of Volvo’s strategic campaign to sponsor the Disney movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, started the final round of the competition last August 6. The seven finalists were flown to Abaco Island in the Bahamas to complete a series of mental and physical challenges that will lead them to the exact location of the buried Volvo XC90.

The winner of the The Hunt challenge – American David Hutz, a computer programmer from Herndon, Virginia was announced last August 11. He was the first to discover the final location of the buried Volvo XC90 which features designs based on the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and also equipped with quality Volvo parts like the auto parts found in Auto Parts Fast.

After more than two weeks, reality show fans will now have a chance to see the actual happenings in the hunt, including the challenges encountered by the seven finalists on the islands of Bahamas when Volvo broadcasts an online series of webisodes starting August 25. So watch out for it!

Steps for Proper Tire Pressure Maintenance

Proper Tire Pressure Maintenance

They say that checking your auto parts for unexpected wear outs or damage is the first step in preventing car accidents. I definitely agree with them. You may also check out Auto Parts Fast to find quality parts for your car.

One part of your car you should check from time to time for maintenance is the tires. Your tires play a significant role in providing your vehicle a good driving performance.

When dealing with tires, the tire pressure is the most important attribute. So here are steps for maintaining proper tire pressure according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Step 1:
Locate the recommended tire pressure on the vehicle's tire information placard, certification label, or in the owner's manual.

Step 2:
Record the tire pressure of all tires.

Step 3:
If the tire pressure is too high in any of the tires, slowly release air by gently pressing on the tire valve stem with the edge of your tire gauge until you get to the correct pressure.

Step 4:
If the tire pressure is too low, note the difference between the measured tire pressure and the correct tire pressure. These "missing" pounds of pressure are what you will need to add.

Step 5:
At a service station, add the missing pounds of air pressure to each tire that is underinflated.

Step 6:
Check all the tires to make sure they have the same air pressure (except in cases in which the front and rear tires are supposed to have different amounts of pressure).

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