Just a few things I’ve noticed today that turned my crank:
Ok, so call me color blind (which I am) but this combo is just too cool! Years ago, friend of The Garage, Racer Nika, had this cool Suzuki Swift GT with 5 spoke wheels that were dayglo orange. I coveted them for our rally car. Fortunately, I don’t have a dishonest bone in my body, so Nika never came out of the house to find her wheels missing!
These nasty green rims are just plain old wicked! Thanks for the Auto Insider Blog for causing me to ogle a Civic.
Auto123 reports that Kia is releasing an R version of their Forte Koup pocket rocket. I absolutely love the base car and it screams out for more performance goodies. Kia has added in the basics of performance tuning. Make it breath better and stiffen it up! Hopefully the Eibach springs, strut tower brace and stickier tires will cure the over protective understeer habit.
BMW CEO says a new front wheel drive car is being developed.
Call me crazy, but I think BMW was way off the mark when they created the 1 series. Don’t get me wrong, it is a fabulous car to drive and is a hoot to drive but it was touted as the next coming of the 2002. A big part of what made the 2002 a success was that it was affordable. A base 1 series in Canada will set you back just shy of 34 grand. This is not an affordable sports car. Perhaps BMW realizes that, as they have announced that a new front wheel drive car is coming soon. It is said that this new model will be slotted below the 1 and will share its platform with the next generation MINI. Maybe this time they’ll get it right from a pricing standpoint.