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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 Monday Grind

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.

Confederate License Plate Texas Image Mojo Motors

A proposed license plate with the confederate flag was rejected by Texas

Izod IndyCar announces a race scheduled in China for 2012

The Nascar Sprint Cup Chase between Edwards and Stewart is about to be epic

Mojo Motors is now on Google+ posting auto news, pictures and other sorts of silliness

Five concept cars that the world will see in 2012


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Mojo Motors used car search infographics

Most and Least Searched Automakers on Mojo Motors ImageUsed cars and trucks are sort of our thing, actually check that, used cars and trucks are our thing. We have vehicles listings in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, so basically Mojo Motors is pushing lots and lots of used rides in New England. As Mojo Motors continues to expand into new reaches of the United States, we continue to uncover interesting information on used car buyers. More specifically, what used car shoppers are searching for on the Mojo Motors website.

September’s numbers have been crunched, the paper’s been pushed and with some mathematical skills we’ve determined the most popular used cars and trucks in New England. We’ve also found the most popular automakers as well as the most unpopular automaker and model searches too. The results may be surprising. Make the jump to see the results and poorly made infographics.

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The Monday Grind

The weekend has come and gone, unless you have Columbus Day off. If you are off today, consider the title of this post irrelevant because you are certainly not on the grind. If you are on-the-clock and crunching those numbers, metaphorically speaking, read on work-warrior.

John Wayne International Harvester Travelall

-Pictured above is John Wayne’s custom built International TravelAll for sale at a modest $1,000,000. [link]

-Per last week’s “Putting it into park” it seems people have heard of the Suzuki Kizashi. Here’s a review. [link]

-Travis Pastrana to compete in 2o12 X Games Rally event but not Moto X Freestyle. [link]

-The shortlist for Car and Truck of the Year was released and the MINI Countryman is apparently a truck. [link]


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