Archive for December, 2009
First we’l l start you off with a little bit of……..
just to keep you interested. Now we’ll give you a taste of…. Continue reading “The Coolest Car Art You’ll Ever See” »
It’s a cold, cold world. Especially in the world of major automotive industry recalls. It appears thatÂ GM will have a massive recall for its brand-spankin’-new-selling-like-hotcakes 2010 Chevy Equinox and 2010 GMC Terrain CUVs vehicles (59,031 in all). The news was originally posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This time, it’s due to faulty HVAC systems. It may sound silly that an imperfect air-conditioning and heating system would warrant a recall, but do not be so foolish. The HVAC system design is a major sub-discipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. In this particular case, the official statement reads- “failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 103, â€œwindshield defrosting and defogging systems and with federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 101, controls and displaysâ€. The software in the center instrument panel can cause the heating, air conditioning, defrost, and radio controls, as well as the panel illumination to become inoperative.â€ Continue reading “How a Faulty Defroster Forced 59,000 Recalls of the 2010 Chevy Equinox and 2010 GMC Terrain” »
1. Lamborghini ReventÃ³n:
Price tag: $1,600,000. The most powerful and the most expensive Lamborghini ever built is first on the list. It takes 3.3 seconds to reach 60 mph and it has a top speed of 211 mph. Continue reading “10 Cars You Never Knew Existed” »
Car apps is where it’s at. Here at Junk Car Nation we love our cars. We love our phones. So naturally we love our carphones. Wait, No, I mean we love our car apps; they help us save money, saveÂ time and save the earth all at once. Here are 10 apps that will do the same for you.
With AccuFuelâ„¢ Fuel Efficiency Tracker you can see how your driving habits and type of vehicle affects your fuel efficiency. EffortlesslyÂ calculate and graph your MPG. With the Efficiency Chart you can easily view your vehicles’ fuel economy. Other features include: Built-in Mileage Ratings, International Units, Flexible Odometer Entry, Fillup History, Export fill-ups
Twas’ the night before the weekend before Christmas. The blizzard had come in like a golf club to an EscaladeÂ®. It tore the North Pole apart. Santa’s UggsÂ® were two feet deep in white powder. Drinking an ice cold Coca ColaÂ®, he made his way out to the front of the house. As he tightened his new XXXL Louis VuittonÂ® patent leather belt, he peered out in front of him. From his porch, he could clearly see his new LexusÂ® in the driveway, with a huge red ribbon on it. He smiled. He loved Christmastime. But beyond the brand-new-car-with-special-holiday-financing-and-12%-apr, something in the distance struck his eye. He slowly removed his Christian DiorÂ® designer sunglasses to get a better look. After all, who are we kidding, he hasn’t seen the sun in 4 years. Why would his niece get him sunglasses? He also questioned the latest gift he had received from her- a $100 gift certificate to Hollywood TanÂ®. But now wasn’t a time to dwell on that. He shook off these thoughts, because he knew, with a second glance, disaster had struck. Continue reading “How Santa Junked His Sleigh” »
What you’re about to hear must be kept in absolute secrecy. Do not ever disclose the following information to anyone. If followed correctly, readers will save a lot of money. Car salesmen will not be happy. If we start getting late-night phone calls from used car salesmen threatening our well-being, we’ll know you snitched! So, for the sake of our security, and REM, please promise us that any money-saving methods you learn from this post will not be divulged.
Ok. If we’re all ready, we can startâ€¦ Continue reading “5 Secrets to Out-Negotiate a Used Car Salesman” »
Who would have thought that material things meant so much to people?Â Â Trading a cheap, used Movado watch for a running car still seems surreal to me.Â Â I had been browsing Craigslist for months trying to find a Nissan 240sx but had no luck finding one in my price range (which was a few hundred dollars).Â Â I had offered to trade numerous personal things for junk cars, and no one seemed to take the bait. Continue reading “Cars for Clocks” »
Ok people, I understand the concept of drivers with grotesqueÂ carsÂ always preachingÂ that the idea of a vehicle is “getting you from point A to point B”. But, to intentionally design and construct cars that would (backhandedly) prove this theory, by releasing the most appalling automobiles to the visual earth,Â is a crime! Why would any sane car-maker go out of his way to concoct such heinous pieces of sheets of metal if not for prank? Ok, you can show me the cameras now. Seriously, where’s Ashton?
You might be asking, what are Junk Car Nations’ criterion? If you did ask that Q, I will first tell you that it is indeed a very good one. Then i will tell you that we have no criterion. Well, one: Severe, brain-warping, headache-inducing, vomit-prompting, just-plain-old-ugly-cars.
Anyway, here’s our list: Continue reading “The 10 Ugliest Cars in the World” »