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Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

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.

Peace Out Honda Element Image Mojo Motors

Yahoo! Autos lists 14 vehicles that will meet their end in 2012 and some won’t be missed

The Chevrolet Captiva will confuse American car buyers

This lady will change your opinion of Toyota Prius drivers

Is the Nissan Quest going to takeover the minivan segment?

Traffic exhaust not only smells bad but it will make you dumber

A picture of Cadillac’s newest flagship, the XTS, is floating around the web


Photo credits: CNN Money

Mojo Deals: American vs. Import

This week’s new car is the 2011 Toyota Camry base model. The Camry is a well-known player in the midsize family sedan market. It offers a smooth ride and good fuel-efficiency, but leaves some things to be desired. A manual transmission is standard in the base model, meaning you have to pay extra for automatic. Also standard is a 2.5L 4-Cyl engine that doesn’t impress most drivers. Additionally, the car is without a sunroof, leather interior, and navigation sytem. The Camry is a nice car, and absolutely acceptable as a family sedan, 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 Camry and its specs:

New Car
2011 Toyota Camry (Base)

Engine: 2.5L 4-Cyl
Power: 169hp and 167tq
Interior Space: 116.4 cu. ft.
MSRP: $22,000

So $22k gets you a solid, but not spectacular midsize sedan. However, now more than ever, Americans are choosing to support American auto companies instead of buying imported vehicles. If this is the way you shop, you’re in luck! We believe that for the same price as this Japanese entry-level sedan, you can ride in American luxury! Let’s see what we can find on Mojo…

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