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1). 10 Good Reasons for taking Driving Lessons. A guide for the Irish Learner Driver.  By : Robin Piggott
In a driving context, most of the decisions that you take and the techniques that you employ, will have both an economic and a safety impact. The decision to take driving lessons is really a simple one but one that will have far reaching consequences well into the future. Most, if not all, poor or dangerous habits in today’s drivers stem from the l...

2). 10 Safety Tips When Riding An ATV  By : Donna Somerkin
More and more these days, riders of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) are becoming injured or even killed when their ATV wrecks, enforcing the need for safe operating procedures. This is especially important for teenagers who are interested in riding ATVs and are less likely to practice safe conduct while operating the vehicles. Keep in mind that ATVs ar...

3). 10 things every car buyer must know  By : paul wilson1
Buying a car needs not just investment but deep thought. The market is overflowing with choices and temptations. Buyers need to think, what kind of car and can I afford it? Think, what do I need transportation for right now and what will I need two years from now? Do I want a car as a status symbol or as something that makes my life ea...

4). 14 Get NHTSA Recognition for Improving Traffic Safety  By : Kevin Anderson
Fourteen individuals and organizations from around the United States were recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for their accomplishments in improving traffic safety. They were given and presented with Public Service Awards by Jacqueline Glassman who is the NHTSA’s acting administration. Organization...

5). 1977 to 1979: The Years of the Lincoln Mark V  By : Pamela Hewitt
From the year 1977 and up until the year 1979, the Lincoln Mark V was sold by Lincoln, the luxury division of the Ford Motor Company. The Lincoln Mark V was sold and marketed as a large coupe. It was only during the mentioned model years did the Lincoln Mark V have the opportunity to roam the streets. Looking at it, the Lincoln Mark V...

6). 2006 Acura CL: Traditional yet Modern  By : Shane Morgay
Acura, as a brand, has been holding up its share in its commitment of crafting, introducing, and bringing to the market vehicles that are engineered so as to provide excellent performance. And once again, Acura has added another vehicle to this list and at the same reinforcing the brand’s commitment. Welcome the all-new 2006 Acura CL. ...

7). 2006 Acura MDX: Luxury With A View  By : Matthew C. Keegan
You have to love the marketing guys. After all of the work of the design team, a new vehicle must pass through several rigorous channels including engineering, safety, performance, quality, durability, craftsmanship, government inspections, and management clearance, before even the first rivet is drilled or body panel painted. After all is said and...

8). 2006 Acura RL: Offering Comfort  By : Joe Thompson
Offering a 3.5 liter V6 engine with 24 valves is the 2006 Acura RL which is a luxury sedan. With this kind of engine installed in this vehicle, the 2006 Acura RL has the capacity to take up to 225 horsepower at 5200 rpm. The 2006 Acura RL has been made available in two trim levels which comprise of the sedan and the sedan with a navigation s...

9). 2006 Audi A3: Heading Towards the American Market  By : Shane Morgay
The 2006 Audi A3 has revolutionized the automobile industry. It has made its own set of standards as per its class. It provides appeal, personality, dynamism, ambition, and ambience. And that is all in one vehicle. When Audi was creating this vehicle, it was a crucial moment for them. The company had created the 2006 Audi A3 so as to seek th...

10). 2006 BMW Z4 Roadster: Meeting The Roadster Ethics  By : Joe Thompson
It has a long bonnet, a much lower waistline, a rear wheel drive system, and two seats set close to the floor. And this is the 2006 BMW Z4 Roadster. And it has been said that this vehicle follows the unwritten rules of the roadster ethic because of its characteristics. It has a front axle aluminum spring strut configuration with a precise rank and ...

11). 2006 Buick Lucerne: Return of the V8  By : Matthew C. Keegan
The venerable Buick Park Avenue is no more, having been replaced by the all new Buick Lucerne, a down market version of the Cadillac DTS. With a 275-hp Northstar V8 engine, the Lucerne becomes the first Buick car in nearly ten years to arrive equipped with a V8. The entire Buick line up is in the process of being overhauled, so let’s take a look at...

12). 2006 Chevrolet Aveo: America’s Price Leader  By : Matthew C. Keegan
The only thing American about the compact Aveo automobile is it’s Chevrolet name. Built in Korea [or in China] by GM Daewoo, the Aveo is America’s price champion coming in at just under ten thousand dollars. That’s right; you can still purchase a new car in the USA for under ten thousand dollars excluding taxes, dealer prep, and destination charges...

13). 2006 Chevy Corvette: Promises of Amazement  By : Joe Ratzkin
The 2006 Chevy Corvette comes as a well balanced package in a vehicle. It has set refinement in its interior and stance as well as exuding the modern sports car feel. For the past years, the Chevy Corvette has consequently received and bagged the Car of the Year award. Starting out as rumors, the 2006 Chevy Corvette has certainly made sure t...

14). 2006 Chevy Impala SS: More Vroom!  By : Matthew C. Keegan
Chevy’s flagship car, the Impala, finally has the power to match its heralded name. Ever since the car was redesigned in the late 1990s, the Impala has been more of a pretender than a performer. Now with an optional small block 5.3L V8 added to the mix, the 2006 Chevrolet Impala can go toe to toe with the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Charger. The cha...

15). 2006 Daewoo Lanos: Totally Pleasurable  By : Jenny McLane
The 2006 Daewoo Lanos is a car filled with fun for it is great to drive and is very reliable as well. It comes either two doors or four doors. The fun fact behind its name is that “Lanos” literally means “pleasure”. This vehicle has been greatly compared to the Toyota Corolla for most people would mistake the Daewoo Lanos with ...

16). 2006 Dodge Viper: Endangering the Competition  By : Joe Ratzkin
Entering the automobile world in 1992, the Dodge Viper has had undergone many changes as well as many obstacles. This year, 2006, the Dodge Viper is already on its third generation of vehicles. This time around, the vehicle is introduced as an all-new coupe. Dan Knott, the director of Street and Racing Technology (SRT) for the ...

17). 2006 Ford Focus: Never Better!  By : Matthew C. Keegan
Back in 2000, the year that the Ford Focus was introduced, Ford Motor Company was hoping that the model would be well received and exceed the sales totals of its previous small car, the Escort. Unfortunately, the new Focus was plagued by various minor quality problems and the car soon became the joke of the industry. Step forward to 2006, and the c...

18). 2006 Ford Mustang: Retro Cruiser  By : Matthew C. Keegan
When Ford decided to redesign the Mustang, they opted to incorporate a retro look, much like what was done previously with the Thunderbird. Fortunately, Ford didn’t look at the ghastly Mustang II series from the 1970s for a template, instead the US automaker drew upon the second generation Mustangs of the late 1960s for their inspiration. Let’s jus...

19). 2006 Ford Taurus: Swan Song  By : Matthew C. Keegan
The 2006 model year will end the heralded Taurus name and for this writer it is a bittersweet time as Ford retires what once the best selling car in all of America. When Ford introduced the Taurus along with its cousin the Mercury Sable in the mid 1980s the car represented a radical departure from the standard American car of the day. ...

20). 2006 Honda Accord: Still Topping Lists  By : Tom Bailey
One of the best vehicles in the midsize category in the American automobile market, the 2006 Honda Accord has been redesigned and re-engineered. It is not only one of the best vehicles, it also is one of highest selling as well. It sports a good combination of high technology and quality. It is very much usable for everyday operations and fu...

21). 2006 Honda Element: Unique Freak?  By : Matthew C. Keegan
I admit it. When I saw my first Honda Element a few years back I thought it was one of the most hideous looking vehicles on the planet. Then I saw the Scion xA and Scion xB, so I quickly relegated the Element to third place. I confess that my earlier feelings about the Element have changed, possibly because I see so many of them on the road these d...

22). 2006 Is the Last Year for the Isuzu Ascender  By : Jenny McLane
The Isuzu Ascender is a vehicle that has been produced and manufactured by General Motors. Production for this vehicle started back in the year 2003. However, sad news for those who would like to purchase or own one of these Isuzu Ascenders is that this year, 2006, would be the last year of its production. Come next year, 2007, there will be no mor...

23). 2006 Jaguar X Type: Luxury for the Commoner  By : Matthew C. Keegan
Prices for top selling luxury cars can easily top $50,000 when taxes, destination charges, and dealer prep fees are factored in. Generally, this isn’t a problem as the customer who purchases a vehicle of this renown can afford the big price tag. However, automakers have learned that there is a market for “entry level” luxury cars for up and coming ...

24). 2006 Jeep Commander: 7 Passenger Trail Trekker  By : Matthew C. Keegan
Jeep has finally done it. A 7 passenger trail rated Jeep is now available at a dealer near you. Long a maker of manly SUVs, the Commander holds true to form as it can easily be taken off road as well as down the highway. Unlike more pedestrian models, the Commander looks every bit the rugged vehicle that it is. For Jeep fans who need the extra room...

25). 2006 Kia Rio: Use and Toss?  By : Matthew C. Keegan
Kia vehicles have managed to make significant strides in quality and durability since being introduced to the US market in 1994. Widely panned by critics as producing cheaply built and cheaply priced models, some Kia models are now performing at average or slightly above. The Kia Rio is not one of these cars, however. Only the extended warranty mak...

26). 2006 Mitsubishi Raider: A Rebadged Delight!  By : Matthew C. Keegan
If you were to examine the new Mitsubishi Raider, your eyes would behold the unmistakable triad logo centered in the middle of its beefy looking grille. However, as you let your eyes run the full length of the truck’s body and take a look at its styling cues, you would see something different, yet very familiar. Indeed, apart from some fascia, body...

27). 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca: Ugly or Not?  By : Matthew C. Keegan
Okay, Subaru fans…listen up! Do you think that the all new B9 Tribeca is a beautiful vehicle or is it an ugly duckling? As for me, I have mixed feelings. This particular SUV certainly doesn’t look like any other Subaru, nor does it easily get confused with any other SUV on the market. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; let’s take a look at what ...

28). 2006 Toyota Matrix: Value Meets Fun  By : Matthew C. Keegan
During the early part of this decade Toyota was examining its vehicle line up and the decision was made to build a car to entice young people who were looking for something that was small, fun to drive, and affordable. While the Corolla served faithfully in this capacity, Toyota needed something that spoke excitement. The Corolla just wasn’t that k...

29). 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe: Leaning Towards Safety  By : Joe Thompson
The 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe has been designed and crafted by Chevrolet the automobile manufacturer with family safety in mind. Just like any other vehicle from Chevrolet, the 2007 Tahoe has made it a point to be able to perform well as well as provide safety before a crash, during a crash, as well as after a crash. This vehicle comes in three t...

30). 2007 Chevy Tahoe: Selling Like Gangbusters  By : Matthew C. Keegan
The jury is in regarding the recently released big SUVs from General Motors: they are an overwhelming success story. The Chevy Tahoe along with its GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade siblings are bringing in big gains for GM. Just in time too as the automaker pares excess capacity, closes plants, and lays off tens of thousands of workers. So, what is ...

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