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The Volkswagen Alltrack Will Succeed Where the Audi Allroad Failed

The first time Volkswagen Group decided they were going to build an off-roading wagon, we got the first-generation Audi Allroad. On paper, the Allroad was a dream, an enthusiast’s car that’s also practical for families.

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The first generation Allroad made it to North America for the 2001 model year, along with its 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It was equipped with air-ride suspension that could be adjusted with the push of a button and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system to send the power where it needed to go. Best of all, the Allroad came standard with a 6-speed manual transmission. [keep reading]

Automotive April Fools Day Roundup

It’s April 1st, that special time of the year where automotive brands get to show off how witty, in-touch and totally-relatable they are (spoiler alert: most aren’t.) We’ve seen some fantastic pranks in the past, so this year’s pranksters have a reputation to live up to. Regardless, we’re here to bring you the good, the bad and the ugly in April Fools’ Pranks 2015.

Exchange your current car for a new BMW —really.

Tianna Marsh of New Zealand responded to an advertisement in the New Zealand Herald newspaper that promised a BMW 1 Series to the first person who responds, in exchange for their current car. It seemed too good to be true, so most people passed over the ad entirely. Jokes on them, as Ms. Marsh walked away with a brand-spanking-new 1 Series, just as promised. [keep reading]

Re-inventing the wheel (Twin Cities Pioneer Press)

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Mojo Motors, an auto-classifieds site, points to other electric- and hybrid-car trends. Luxury hybrids from the likes of Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai are beginning to proliferate. A robust market for used electric cars is starting to take shape. [keep reading]

Why Arizona’s Car Insurance is So Cheap (nerdwallet)

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If you’re an Arizona driver, you’re probably used to buying relatively cheap car insurance. Residents of the Grand Canyon State enjoy low insurance premiums, and there is at least one good reason for that: Arizona’s low minimum liability requirement. Why the controversy? “No one wants to increase prices and taxes on consumers,” says Paul Nadjarian, CEO of Mojo Motors, an auto buying website. “But is [leaving the minimums in place] the right thing to do? Probably not.” [keep reading]

When Gap Insurance is a Worthwhile Purchase (CheapCarInsurance.net)

Article by Aaron Crowe for CheapCarInsurance.net

A car dealership is usually the first place where car buyers learn about Gap insurance, especially if they’re financing their purchase through the dealer. But they don’t have to buy it from the dealer, and they don’t have to buy it immediately, says Paul Nadjarian founder and CEO of Mojo Motors, which tracks used cars at dealerships. [keep reading]

Used Electric Vehicles are Finally Here

Tesla is facing the best kind of problem an automaker can have —they can’t produce enough cars to meet the demand. That’s especially impressive when you consider the Model S starts at over $70,000.  Other manufacturers aren’t quite as lucky as Tesla, but overall the market for EVs (Electric Vehicles) and PHEVs (Plug-In Hybrids) is growing at a steady clip. The world is getter greener, and we’re not referring to these green cars. These days, Nissan Leafs and charging stations are a normal sight in parking garages and driveways around the US. With 126,000 all-electric vehicles and 142,000 plug-in hybrids sold in the US between 2010 and 2014, a market for used electric vehicles has finally emerged.

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At over 70,000 cars sold, the Nissan Leaf is leading the charge (no pun intended). The Leaf also stands out as the only EV to sell over 10,000 units in its first year of availability. Most EV models have only been available for a year or two, although a small batch of Toyota Rav4 EVs was rolled out in the early 2000’s. [keep reading]

Will 3D printing change the auto industry?

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The automotive industry is changing rapidly. There are more than a quarter million electric cars on American roads, some of which have a range over 200 miles in between charges.  It is legal to operate driverless cars in five states and at least 7 automakers will launch driverless cars by 2020. Will 3D printing, the Star Trek-esque technology that’s been all over the news lately, be the next technology to disrupt the auto industry? The short answer is, yes. It already has. [keep reading]

The greenest cars

Car enthusiasts catch a significant amount of flack from eco-friendly folks. Climate change is happening, and in 2015 it’s tough to be passionate about something that ultimately harms our environment. That’s why Mojo Motors has made it our resolution to become more green in 2015. Our first step on the road to biological bliss it to show Mojo shoppers the greenest cars available today.

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Considering the abysmal 11/18 MPG it retrieves from the 691hp V12 engine, the Lamborghini Aventador doesn’t seem like a green car on paper. But then you take a look at this baby and BAM! Undeniably green. [keep reading]

Cars in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is the final installment of The Hobbit series, and undeniably one of the biggest movie releases of 2014. Writer and Director Peter Jackson takes us on an epic fantasy adventure filled with Elves, Dwarves, Orc armies and giant bats. But as automotive enthusiasts, we’re most anxious to see what kind of cars they drive down in Middle Earth. That’s why we’ve put together this completely legitimate article of best cars from the film.

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Here we see Bard the Bowman face to face with Smaug, the bone-chilling dragon that invaded the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Luckily Bard has his own reptilian beast, a 545HP Nissan GTR known as Godzilla.  [keep reading]

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