Jeep Wrangler

Cars with personality aren’t dead

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?”

Buick Riviera

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]

The many shades of Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler is a testament to American automotive machinery and its history can be traced back to the start of the 20th century under the Willys nameplate. The modern Wrangler started in 1987 with the YJ body to replace the Jeep CJ. You can pick out a YJ body because it’s the only modern Wrangler with square headlights.

This post isn’t about the history of the Jeep Wrangler. It is, however, about the many colors of Wrangler. You see, the Wrangler isn’t usually the first thing that pops into mind when you think of loud, brash or ostentatious paint jobs.

– You don’t see a Wrangler with stripes like a Ford Mustang

– You don’t see a Wrangler with painted flames like old hot rods

– You don’t see a Wrangler with roof patterns like a Mini Cooper

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Video game trailers are like works of art

Remember Cruis’n World?

With Thanksgiving coming up, let’s be thankful video games (and their commercials) aren’t made like Cruis’n World anymore. A great game at the time, yes, but it’s time to move on. Watch the following well-written and immaculately directed video game trailers. They are like miniature-films and dare we say. . .masterpieces? We dare. These trailers have pedal-to-the-metal, heart-pounding, tear-jerking, awe-inducing, slap-in-the-face action. That’s enough cliches to get you through the rest of your life so just make the jump to pick up our drift. That was the last one, we swear.
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Mojo Motors most popular searches in October

Most Popular and Unpopular Toyota Smart ImageBased 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.

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Cool used car of the future: Citroen Taranis

When the world comes to an end in movies, chaos usually ensues. During those scenes, people clutch their belongings and run about in the streets. It would seem the best vehicle to have during the end of the world would be something rugged, equipped with 4X4 and have a sweet looking roof rack with driving lamps attached. The Jeep Wrangler or any vehicle from Hummer immediately come to mind as something suited for this. However, if the end of the world came around 2032, then hopefully the Citroen Taranis will be in existence which is exactly why it’s this week’s cool used car of the future.

citroen taranis off road image

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