Based on the most popular Mojo Motors used car searches from October, if you’re looking to buy a used car to help you blend-in, go with a Toyota. If you want a used car that will make you stand out, buy a Smart ForTwo. Plus, we have the most popular pick up truck searches, most popular minivan searches and infographics of the 10 most popular car searches, the 10 most popular automaker searches and the least searched automakers. Keep in mind Mojo Motors only currently serves the New England market including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire so this data doesn’t speak for the other 46 states. Oh, and if you feel so inclined, here’s a recap of the most popular and unpopular searches in September for comparison. Keep reading for all the factoids.
Have you started hearing Christmas music yet on the radio? If so, we apologize. In other, non-Christmas music related news, we’ve provided a tidy set of links from across the web below.
Photo credits: autoblog
The whole Joe Paterno thing has been a bit distracting and dominated the airwaves the past few days. No worries because we’ve got you covered on what happened in the world of cars from the week that was November 7th through the 11th. Links for some of the biggest car stories are below this hideous picture.
Photo credits: CNN Money
In a recent Mojo Motors survey of our Facebook fans, we wanted to find out their favorite camouflage brand: Realtree or Mossy Oak. There were over 400 responses and Realtree came out on top with 61% of the vote. This is good news for Chevrolet who recently showed off their 2500 HD Silverado Realtree concept. The two brands teamed up to create the “ultimate hunters truck” even though minus the custom paint job and some camouflaged accents, the truck is no different than a normal 2500 HD Silverado. Alright, we lied. The concept pickup truck has a custom winch, custom shell and over-sized tires, but other than that, it’s nearly identical to a normal 2500 Silverado.
A couple of weeks ago, the Mojo Motors Blog expressed great pleasure in knowing silver was no longer the most popular car color in America. We’re going to eat our words for this post because we’ve got to hand it to the color silver. The “Frozen Silver” paint job on the 2012 BMW M3 Competition Edition is pretty. Rare too. Only forty of these M3 Coupes will be released to commemorate forty years of BMW’s M motorsport division.
After intentionally wrecking Ron Hornaday during a Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway last Friday, Kyle Busch has solidified himself as Nascar’s most hated driver. Please refer to yesterday’s Monday Grind blog post for video of the wreck. Even before this incident, “Shrub” was already one of the most hated drivers, but why? Is it the sunglasses? Is it because he brings shame to M&M’s candy? Perhaps, but these three reasons are much more likely:
1. He drives a Toyota.
2. Fans think he is arrogant and cocky.
3. His aggression and willingness to wreck fellow drivers.
Except for the first reason, both number 2 and 3 were traits reflected by the great Dale Earnhardt Sr. who was notorious for aggressive driving and performing the “bump-and-run” on other drivers. This has sparked comparisons, but what separates the two, however, is temperament and self-control. Earnhardt never used his car as a weapon, especially during a caution lap like Bush did last week. Moreover, Busch has been caught up in a number of squabbles since joining Nascar at the age of 16 in 2001. There was the fight with Richard Childress that led to exchanging blows. Then there was the fight with Kevin Harvick that nearly led to exchanging blows at Darlington. There was also the time he called Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans “crazy.” And then there was last weekend.
It was a slow weekend in auto news, but there was a pretty nasty wreck involving Kyle Busch that gave Nascar fans just another reason to hate the guy. Video below.
The Mojo Motors Twitter feed the past week has been blown up by two reoccurring themes. The new Grand Theft Auto V trailer and pictures from the SEMA auto show going on in Las Vegas. Here are those stories and a few more…just in case you missed them. Enjoy the weekend.
The automotive world has been buzzing about the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet. The Detroit Free Press, MSNBC and even this Indian auto blog have commemorated the legendary brand. When you think about all the iconic Chevrolet cars over the years the first cars that probably come to mind are the Camaro, the Corvette or perhaps the Silverado.
What about the forgotten cars of Chevrolet’s past? Don’t think long-lost past, just think in the last decade alone. Make the jump to see if you can remember these notorious flops, but don’t feel bad if you don’t because Chevy wants to keep it that way.
Electric cars and plug-in hybrids aren’t typically seen as being cool cars because they’re not. The Jaguar C-X75 is an exception and a cool used car of the future for a few reasons.
- It’s a hybrid supercar
- Each wheel has its own electric engine that total up to 700+ horsepower
- It will be built by a Formula-1 racing team
- Zero to 60 MPH in under 3 seconds
- Top speed of over 200 MPH