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Top 10 Used Car Wheel Designs

Motor Trend recently published Top 10 New Car Wheel Designs on Wide Open Throttle. These are the cars that can be driven right off the lot with wheels that don’t fail to impress. This means that a new car buyer won’t need to contribute coin to the auto aftermarket for a new set wheels which MSN Autos estimates to be a $295 billion business.

Corvette ZR1 wheels

So what if you’re not in the market for a new car? No worries, here’s our Top 10 list of wheels found on used cars between 2000 and 2012 that have designs standing the test of time so hopefully the previous owner took care of their wheels. Make the jump to see if you agree with our picks. [keep reading]

Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

This Sunday is the 96th Indy 500. There’s no Danica Patrick and the field is wide open. Coverage starts at noon this Sunday on ABC. If you’re feeling really ambitious, catch the Coca-Cola 600 at 6:00PM Sunday night. Have a great holiday weekend.

2012 Indy 500 Logo

- Canadians feel more beautiful when they’re driving a sexy car

- New Ford Shelby takes on a couple of police interceptors

- You know how some people flip houses? These guys flip cars.

- The 2013 Nascar Hall of Fame Class has been announced

- Drivers are allowed to warn other drivers about speed traps by flashing their brights


Image source: Motor Authority

Cool Used Car of the Future: Mongoose Motorsports Grand Sport

There’s a little town in Ravenna, Ohio that replicates the “Cobra Killer” at the Mongoose Motorsports garage. What’s the “Cobra Killer,” you ask? Time to get yourself ready for an history lesson. Back in the early 1960′s, the Shelby Cobra was one of the premier sports cars in racing. Chevrolet couldn’t let the Cobra go unmatched so they created the Corvette Grand Sport.

Feather-light at 1,900 pounds, the Grand Sport proved to be faster and more apt at taking corners than the Cobra. Unfortunately, only five Grand Sports were built after GM cancelled the program which meant the ultra rare American sports car had to compete in the prototype class against Porsche and Maserati. Almost 50 years later, the only kind of Grand Sport you’re bound to see is a Mongoose Motorsports replica in both coupe and roadster variations. Keep reading for the specs and more pictures.

Grand Sport Coupe

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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


Photo credits: autoblog

Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

Ending each week on the Mojo Motors Blog is “Putting it into park,” a compilation of newsworthy links from the past five days.

World Record Breaking Hearses in Hell Michigan

-A parade of 51 hearses in Hell, Michigan breaks the Guinness World Record. [link]

-Taking a page out of the Tesla Motors book of delays, Alfa Romeo pushes back the release of their 4C roadster. [link]

-The 1969 Camaro was named the greatest Chevrolet ever, but did the voters get it right? [link]

-Jalopnik’s ten best car commercials ever. [link]

-Completely customize the new Ford Mustang down to the hood pins. [link]

-A new reality show on the Discovery Channel, “Carfellas,” is about three guys who run a used auto lot. [link]

-Auto blog Hooniverse is “staking a claim in the automotive fringe.” They also have a cool name. [link]


Photo credits: Livingston Daily

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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Mojo Deals: What could you get for the price of a new Chevy Camaro?

Thanks to the suggestion from our Mojo fans, today’s new vs. used comparison car in the 2011 Chevy Camaro. We’ve chosen a fully equipped 2LT RS to compare to a range of excellent used vehicles on the Mojo website. Let’s break down the stats of our Camaro.

New Car
2011 Chevy Camaro RS
Engine: 312hp 3.6l V6
Performance: 0-60 in 5.9sec
MSRP: $30,700

But what could you get for the same money on Mojo? Certainly something with a little more… umm…. Mojo!

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