Replacing your car radio can help enrich your vehicles sound and radio quality, but when is it actually needed? It might be that there’s a new car sound system on the market which you like the look of, or that you’re itching for that extra weight in your bass, it’s true that a new speaker system can really work wonders. Every year new models’ touchdown in the market place, making the choices ever more varied and innovative. But before you invest, it’s wise to consider whether it’s necessary. If your car audio is already on point, then it might not be worth buying new components. Below is a checklist to help you decide whether a new car stereo installation is right for you, or if you’re simply wasting money. If you’re not fully satisfied It might be that you made a new purchase which isn’t up to scratch with your standards, or that you were miss sold car audio equipment, but it is perfectly reasonable to strive for better quality if … [Read more...] about WHEN SHOULD I BUY A NEW CAR SPEAKER?
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General Motors stunned the U.S. auto-maker market when it announced it would shut down seven plants, a move affecting the lives of 14,000 employees. The November 26, 2018 notice does not reflect hard times as much as it does GM’s perception of where the market has been headed for some time. General Motors’ decision anticipates a similar move by Ford rumored since earlier in the year and follows earlier moves at Fiat/Chrysler. As the Chicago Tribune observed, “The restructuring reflects changing North American auto markets as manufacturers continue to shift away from cars toward SUVs and trucks. In October, almost 65 percent of new vehicles sold in the U.S. were trucks or SUVs.” As buyers assert their preference for SUVs and trucks, there’s just no profit in the manufacture and sale of gas-combustion vehicles. The U.S. demographic has changed broadly and deeply. Age profiles, family growth, and vehicle use have changed substantially. Millennials make … [Read more...] about On the Brink of a New World: 9 Changes Electric Cars Are Going to Introduce to the World
The hot hatch segment is about to lose two stalwarts in the Ford Focus ST and Fiesta ST. Who, oh who, now will compete with the class-leading Volkswagen Golf GTI and Honda Civic Type-R? Will it be Subaru, bringing back a hatch version of the WRX? Chevy with an actual hopped-up Cruze hatchback? Perhaps Toyota with a performance version of the new Corolla hatch? No. As you no doubt know by now, the newest player in the hot-hatch game is Hyundai, with the N version of its Veloster three-door entering the fray. Positioned above the sport-trimmed R-Spec Veloster and the top-trim Veloster Turbo (which blends luxury with sport), the N is meant to be an affordable track-ready toy that’s ready to go from the moment it leaves the showroom while still being usable a daily driver. A peach in the streets and a freak off the streets, as it were. (Full disclosure: Hyundai flew me to Sacramento, California, and put me in a nice hotel in which I shared the halls with C-list NBA players. They fed … [Read more...] about 2019 Hyundai Veloster N Review – There’s a New Face in the Game
Like stories like this? You’ll see every article as soon as it’s published by reading the print edition of Grassroots Motorsports. Subscribe now. Story and Photos by Tom Suddard We had a singular goal: Build a kickass workshop in our backyard, do it ourselves, and come in on a budget. We accomplished that by building and outfitting a prefab 24×30-foot garage kit. Just like a sailor at sea, though, we were left with an emptiness in our heart. We longed for a lift. Now, a year after finishing our garage, we broke out the bin labeled “construction tools” and went back to work. It was finally time to install that lift. Why Do I Need a Lift? If you’re asking that question, one thing is obvious: You’ve never used a lift to work on a car. It’s like the first time you used an impact gun, or tried beer. Once you work on a lift, it’s hard to go back. Do lifts have their downsides? Absolutely. They take up quite a bit of space, … [Read more...] about Project Backyard Shop: Installing a Lift
Mercedes-Benz has made some legendary models over the course of its history – but few quite as iconic as the 300 SL. Known (in coupe) form as the Gullwing, the original SL remains highly sought-after among collectors, driving prices up with each passing year. And the example you see here has just set a new record for the model. Artcurial sold this 1963 roadster for $3.7 million at its Le Mans Classic sale, setting a new high-water mark for the 300 SL and leading the $14.7 million in vintage metal it moved at the Circuit de la Sarthe in western France this weekend. So what made this example so exceptional? Well, beyond coming from one of the most iconic lines ever made by one of the world’s greatest automakers, this roadster is as factory-fresh as you’re ever likely to find. For starters, it hasn’t been driven since 1972. And even by then, it had only covered a total of 1,372 kilometers (852 miles). It’s been stored in a climate-controlled environment its … [Read more...] about This Factory-Fresh Mercedes 300 SL Doubled Its Estimate To Set A New World Record