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The Magic Behind the Local Car Show

I assume anyone reading this post has been to at least one car show. There are just as many categories of car shows as there are types of cars. I’ve been to a lot of different ones but the nostalgic feeling and genuineness found at the local car shows can’t be found anywhere else. And the knowledge you gain from talking to the folks who actually owned and worked on these cars is different from the MPG and HP ratings you find on a sheet at the large international shows. But before I get all sentimental over these local events, I’d like to take some time to explain how these opinions were formed.

About 10 years ago, I went to my first car show with my uncle and his family. This wasn’t a run of the mill local car meet; this was the New York International Auto Show…one of the largest automotive enthusiast events in the world. With hundreds, maybe thousands of cars at display, there was something for everyone to see. From insanely priced and powerful exotics such as the Ferrari Enzo and Porsche Carrera GT to the grocery getters we’re more likely to drive in our lifetimes, all were parked and glistening on what would be the equivalent of a red carpet for cars. [keep reading]

The Monday Grind: Tuesday Edition

If it’s the Monday Grind on Tuesday, shouldn’t it just be the Tuesday Grind? Probably. In any event, it’s Tuesday and this is what you missed over the Holiday weekend.

Vampire GT Lego

That Vampire GT (above) was sold on eBay for $1,626 and made entirely out of Legos

Lotus engines couldn’t cut the mustard at the Indy 500 and were black flagged

The story of a $25,000 BMW that was probably underwater

Car apps may just be another driving distraction

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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Mojo Deals: The Performance Edition!

This week’s new car is the 2011 BMW M3 Coupe base model. The M3 is a great car for driving enthusiasts who long for excellent performance and handling, and sheer automotive excitement. Its 414hp V8 engine will make your heart race and your knuckles turn white! However, with a price tag around $60k, buyers may feel they are not getting enough interior enhancements, and adding options quickly becomes very pricey. The M3 is a beautiful car with terrific performance and drivability, but by taking advantage of the Mojo price, we bet you can get a lot more for your money! First, let’s take a look at the BMW and its specs:

New Car
2011 BMW M3 Coupe (Base)
Engine: 4.0L V8 Manual
Power: 414hp and 295tq
0-60 in 4.2 sec
MSRP: $58,900

So $59k gets you a high-performance and head-turning coupe. However, if you could get the same level of performance without the hefty price tag, how quickly would you jump on that deal? Let’s see what powerful machines we can find for the same price or less on Mojo…

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