Local used car dealership commercials tend to evoke two strong feelings in people. One is embarrassment because maybe you know those involved (or you’re just a sensitive soul). Two is amusement because the quality of the ad is terrible. There might also be a certain degree of confusion or ‘WTF’ questions. Click here or here to see some recent examples that evoke those feelings.
There is hope for our industry. For one thing, some fantastic and viral spoofs have come out of this catastrophe. For another, there are dealerships out there who have made some great local commercials and and they deserve to be honored. Here are five car dealerships that are doing it right. Hopefully they’ll help you learn not to cringe on instinct the next time one comes on TV. [keep reading]
Yesterday, we gave you the top 15 most American-made cars. Nonetheless, there are other ways to measure the American-ness of a car: the history of a brand, the look of a car, the feeling of the suspension, the roar of a true American V8.
Today, we bring you 15 cars that embody the American car manufacturing ideals and history like no others. They reflect the same excellence within diversity that makes this nation what it is. Consequently, they vary from SUVs to vans to sports cars. There is no hierarchy in this post. Each vehicle is different and unique, but they all feel as American as it gets, and are renown worldwide as just that–American. [keep reading]
In a recent poll on the Mojo Motors Facebook page, fans we’re asked, “What’s the most boring track used in the Sprint Cup Series?” There were over 800 responses with the majority of critiques falling on the road courses – Sonoma and Watkins Glen. Almost every track was called out and those included Darlington, Martinsville and even Bristol.
In some NASCAR circles, calling out those legendary racetracks is blasphemous, but calling out the road courses is a popular pastime amongst fans. The same goes for courses longer than 1.5 miles because massive gaps between the leader and rest of pack can sometimes form. Keep reading to see what made the list as the most boring NASCAR tracks. [keep reading]
Buick’s image is changing again. The once vibrant and exciting brand turned stale and boring in the 90′s only to have an early 21st century comeback. Such a historic brand should have never faced the decline it did in the 90′s. Luckily, GM has invested millions into Buick to help spark its resurgence.
Buick has an amazing American history, in fact, they are the oldest active American automaker. You can read the full history here. They also have some of the most amazing concept cars built over the past decades which is surprising for a brand that GM left for dead in the 90′s. Here are some of the best you may have never seen before. [keep reading]
When shopping for a car, being a stalker is highly recommended by Mojo Motors. In fact, it’s the best way to find the best price on the best used car or truck. When you are not shopping for a car, however, being a stalker is not recommended.
We already talked about how to use Mojo Motors while shopping for a car, but we decided to write an alternative post replacing ‘Follow’ with words like stalking. Sure, ‘Follow’ is our word of choice on the website, but stalk is a suitable synonym and a bit more interesting too. [keep reading]
Great photos of cars exist all over the web and we made a post about some our favorites you can read here. Another great resource for car photos is DeviantArt. If you’re an artist, you’re probably very familiar with the popular website. If you’re not, all you need to know is DeviantArt has some of the most unique pictures and car art you can find on the web.
In many cases, cars aren’t searchable by make or model so using DeviantArt to find a great car pic is like shopping at a thrift shop or TJ Maxx. It can take a little while so patience is a virtue. We’ve done the work for you and have included some our favorite photos after the jump. [keep reading]
You’ve read the car reviews online. You’ve talked to friends. You’ve read dealership reviews. You’ve talked to friends again. You’ve taken cars for test drives. More test drive. And even more test drives. You know exactly how much to pay, how you’re going to pay and if you can get a warranty. There’s just one lingering problem. Are you buying the right car?
No one wants buyers remorse, especially on what will probably be one of the biggest purchases of most people’s lives. This is a big deal and it’s OK to be dramatic.
So how will you know if you are you buying the right car? It’s all about comfort and how the car makes you feel. It’s truly that simple. [keep reading]
Are cars with personality, charm and charisma dead? Jason Harper from Bloomberg seems to think so. In his recent article, Harper asks “In this age of mass production and global distribution, have we seen the last taillights of cars with personality? Where are the oddball autos that appeal to only a heartfelt few?”
Cars that Harper digs from the “good old days” are the Citroen DS-19, the Morris Minor Traveller or the Buick Riviera. Sure, those were cool cars, but isn’t it natural for people to look fondly at the past? It’s why after every Super Bowl, people say the commercials were disappointing inferring some sort of benchmark was set in the past. People were more wholesome too, our country was stronger, gas was cheaper, Adam Sandler made funnier movies and cars had more personality.
To his credit, Harper does believe electric cars from Fiskar and Tesla are a sign of change. Their interiors, their curves and wacky details have stimulated excitement in the car industry. Nonetheless, beautiful design aren’t just limited to electric cars. It could be argued a whole host of quirky and charming cars can be found at a dealership near you. Here are a few. [keep reading]
Buying a car can be rough, but it doesn’t have to be. I recently received a call from my sister-in-law because her car died and was in need of a vehicle. She wanted a Honda Pilot and had a price in mind, however she was having a hard time finding a dealership she felt comfortable in.
She was stressed out had walked out of 2 dealerships. In one day. Before 11AM. I shared a few tips with her and by the end of the week, she was super happy with the purchase. Here are my car buying tips. [keep reading]
I am an Asian American male in my mid twenties with a mild Ford Lightning obsession, more specifically the 2nd generation model, which was produced between 1999 and 2004. To quote the urban dictionary, the Lightning is “predominantly owned by rednecks and white trash.” I want to change this.
If you read my previous blog post, you know that I liked and bought cars for pretty stupid reasons. Nothing changes when it comes to the Lightning and here are three stupid reasons.