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  2. 2018 Fiat 500L

    The 2018 Fiat 500L is a different vehicle than the stylish little three-door hatchback that relaunched the Italian brand in the U.S. seven years ago. The five-door 500L is a compact tall wagon (or perhaps a five-door hatchback) that offers lots of interior room and a decent level of standard and optional features. The trim levels are the base Pop...View the full article
  3. 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia

    The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia has the world’s finest sports sedans in its sights. Although it isn’t quite the bullseye that the Italian automaker might need, the Giulia compact sports sedan is brimming con brio, a delight to drive in even its humblest form, and sells for a fair price, too. We rate it at 7.4 out of 10. We give points above...View the full article
  4. 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

    The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the make-or-break moment for Fiat Chrysler Automobile's Italian luxury brand. It’s the brand’s first crossover SUV, and as such the Stelvio plunges the company into uncharted territory. Alfa Romeo hopes it can blend old-world charm with the New World’s obsession with high-riding off-roaders better...View the full article
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  6. Perhaps I am naive, or just too thick headed to get this. Is it ride share availability, in and of itself, the reason that these so called 250,000 have given up car/truck ownership or is it more likely that: A. Ride share availability is abundant in their area - meaning its cheap and plentiful B. They can't or don't want to afford a new or slightly used car, insurance, registration, etc., etc., etc., (e.g. all the costs it takes to own a vehicle) C. They are millennials and they are too lazy or cheap to be bothered with owning a car/truck period. They are use to mom and dad constantly chauffeuring their butts around all their lives, so as an adult, this is the next best thing. D. They can't take their eyes off their smartphones long enough to pay attention to the road. E. All of the above are required?
  7. The 2018 Hyundai Kona's outlandish styling isn't the only thing likely to grab buyers' attention when it goes on sale in the next few months. Front-wheel drive versions of the quirky, pint-size crossover will be rated at 30 mpg combined by the EPA, but there's a big fuel-economy hit for opting for the Kona's optional all-wheel-drive system. Those...View the full article
  8. Ride-share company Lyft has released an “economic impact” report for 2017, and it makes some bold claims. Most notably, Lyft says that nearly 250,000 of its customers gave up owning a car because of ride-share availability. Must of the report focuses on growth, with 2017 numbers rising sharply over 2016. The 23 million passengers...View the full article
  9. The only time that appearance truly matters is in a judged concur event. Otherwise, it comes to personal preference.
  10. Don - welcome to FP and the madness. Wonderful looking Grand Am you have. You don't see late 70s / early 80s Pontiacs much anymore, save the Firebirds & Trans Ams. I have a question. In Ontario they tell Newfie jokes. Do you tell Ontario jokes in Newfoundland? Telling Ottawa jokes is a given and understood.
  11. Ford looks to streamline crossover, sedan lineups Buy a new Ford Escape in a few years' time and there's a good chance you won't need to do much more than pick the color you want at a price that suits your budget. Infiniti takes innovative approach to encourage orders for 2019 QX50 Infiniti is planning a novel reward system for customers of its...View the full article
  12. The latest Nissan Titan serves as a reminder that automakers are starting to get serious about pickup truck safety. Certain 2017 and 2018 Titan Crew Cab trucks earned "Good" overall marks from the IIHS in the latest round of safety testing. In its instrumented tests, the IIHS praised the strength of the Titan's structure and noted acceptable...View the full article
  13. K&N gave a sponsor code to CanadianPoncho's site. Got a discount and the site gets a couple of bucks for every time the code is used. On the Olds, the oil filter is really tough to get at with a normal filter wrench and their nut end was a real find. Haven't heard anything bad about them so that's what I've been using.
  14. My personal preference is Wix or Mobil One. I care mostly about how well they work, very little about appearance.
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  16. Would love to see a pic of all that! I usually don't have anything on hand until right before an oil change. But, I may stock up on oil filters for the GTO.
  17. Hey 360, I got my tickets for this weekend's car show too!
  18. Infiniti is planning a novel reward system for customers of its 2019 QX50 crossover. The more people that place an order for one, the more "luxury gifts" QX50 owners will receive. There will be at least three levels of prizes, depending on the number of individuals who purchase or lease the car. Though the QX50's official on-sale date of February...View the full article
  19. Idle issue after partial rebuild

    OK I forgot to mention earlier I had used the IAC valve off the other motor and car would not start at all. Cleaned the original IAC and installed still doing the samething. I thought I had carb/choke cleaner but was all out. I did pull plugs they were brand new and they are black as coal. Definitely running rich! So while I had them out I did a compression test #1 150 #2 160 #3 155 #4 150 pretty happy with that considering I didn't replace pistons and rings that have 170,000 on them. I have check engine light but no scanner so I'm going to buy one tomorrow along with carb/choke cleaner. I will check in as soon as I pull codes and check for vacuum leaks.
  20. Insurer to monitor drivers via cell phone data

    The only way that you can prevent your cellular phone from being tracked is to take the battery out of it... Was involved In a head on collision in 2004 that destroyed my mint condition low mileage 86 TA...Was hit by a teenaged girl who was blabbing on her phone and doing everything but driving...When she crossed the centerline in her Sunbird and hit us at 55 MPH....Happened so fast that I never saw it coming...Until it Was too late..Was EXTREMELY lucky that everyone concerned was basically able to walk away....Am still pissed about it..Personally I pretty much hate laws and regulations..but think that you should loose you drivers license If you get caught playing with your phone while driving..Just like a DWI......
  21. Great looking Grand Am!
  22. Idle issue after partial rebuild

    Thank you for the info! I'm heading out to my garage soon I will update as soon as I get finished. I did remove the IAC valve last night and cleaned it and the passage that the air flows through. They were pretty dirty and the rubber O-ring had been damaged and it was pushed to the very back of the IAC so not sure how much that will effect it but we will find out soon. I didn't have time last night to start her up. Ok off to garage will have feed back after while! Thanks again
  23. Light show

    Nope, I'm over it all. Justa survivor.
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  25. New member from Newfoundland, Canada

    Fine looking car for sure! welcome aboard!
  26. 2018 Ram 1500

    Ram has been doing big-rig style on its pickups for a quarter of a century now, but the 2018 Ram 1500 doesn’t have time to stop and blow out the candles. This impressive line of full-size trucks offers a commendable blend of utility and comfort with eye-catching style. We’ve rated the entire lineup at 6.2 out of 10 points. Rams deliver...View the full article
  27. 2018 Ram ProMaster

    The 2018 Ram ProMaster is a full-size commercial van ready to deliver mail, stop by to fix your plumbing, or that can be a blank slate ready to be converted into a recreational vehicle. It’s not pretty, but the ProMaster gets the job done well and boasts a remarkably tight turning radius. It rates a 4.0 out of 10 on our scale, a reflection...View the full article
  28. 2018 Ram ProMaster City

    The 2018 Ram ProMaster City is an urban workhorse that offers commendable maneuverability and lots of storage in a small footprint. It’s not pretty, but it gets the job done fairly well. We’ve rated it at 4.8 out of 10, although that’s an incomplete score with no safety data. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Two different...View the full article
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