Thursday, May 16, 2013
I'm hoping to drive my old beater into the ground before we need to get another car, but I'm on the lookout. What's your next car going to be?
My wife and I drive a perfectly good 2002 Nissan Sentra with 127,318 miles on it. "Stella" has four wheels and gets us from Point A to Point B. We've reached the stage in the life of the car where we don't repair body damage (as you can tell from the accompanying photo). I'm ashamed for my Dad to see it. But hey, it's paid for. Even though I'd love to get 200K miles out of Stella, she has some mechanical problems, like a seized bolt that has left the transmission fluid unchangeable for about eight years. She could conk out any old day. So we've been on the lookout for our next car. I'm paying attention to car commercials, asking friends about their cars. You know the feeling. We're looking for something that gets good gas mileage, and is …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Whether it is something full of raw power or finesse, everyone's dream car is unique.
Whether it started with the nearly imperceptible shape and accompanying wail of a passing Italian exotic, hours spent staring down the lines of a German poster car, or your first time slogging through mud that no machine should be able to transverse — all the cars of our dreams have their origins. My first dream car — and most car people will have at least a few in their life time — began to take form upon hearing my first burbley V8. It was a passing sound that is attached to no vehicle in my memory, but it stuck with me. It wasn’t until I saw the lines of a 1966 Pontiac Tempest GTO that the form took shape. When I heard that boisterous engine while staring at a GTO, I knew that car had worked itself into my mind forever. Since that time…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Car years range from 1929-1960.
There are thousands of cars available in the countless dealerships that dot the highways of Eastern Massachusetts, but there aren't a lot of cars like these vehicles. Here are five antique cars that you would love to display at area car shows. 1. 1936 Packard, $123,000 The Packard is a 3-speed vehicle with a 8 cylinder engine. The exterior color is yellow and interior color is dark red. It’s being sold by East Providence Auto Sales in East Providence, R.I. 2. 1954 Chevrolet Corvette, $74,995 This Corvette convertible has 5 miles. It has automatic transmission, white exterior and red interior. It is available at Simon Chevrolet in Woonsocket, R.I. 3. 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 BN7, $37,399 This red convertible has 44,395 miles. The …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Weighing the pros and cons of a hybrid cars.
Hybrid cars have come a long way since the Honda Insight became the first hybrid for sale in North America in late 1999. For one, the styling has gone from futuristic insect to more traditional looks. And while once the sight of a Prius rolling by would turn heads, hybrids seem ubiqutious now. (The more traditional looking models also don't turn as many heads.) There are the well-known pros to hybrids, starting with cutting down on trips to the gas station. The miles per gallon these cars get is the first specification that jumps out at most people, and what many customers are looking for when shopping for a hybrid. For city-dwellers, the fuel economy of hybrids is often better for city driving than for highway driving, flipping the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Cars listed on cars.com.
If you are looking for a new car yet want to diminish your carbon footprint, check out these hybrid cars for sale on cars.com. 2010 Toyota Prius II, $16,490 This five-door hatchback has a 1.8L I4 16V MPFI DOHC Hybrid engine with 38,718 miles on it. It has four wheel drive, silver paint job and gray interior. It is available at Bourne's Auto Center in Easton. 2007 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Base, $9,885 This SUV has a 2.3L I4 16V MPFI DOHC hybrid engine with 149,837 miles on it. The exterior is black while the interior is pebble. It has four doors, four wheel drive and is an automatic. It is available at Rodman Ford in Foxborough. 2010 Lexus RX 450h, $39,998 This cerulean blue metallic SUV has a parchment interior. The 3.5L V6 24V MPFI …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Here are luxury and sports cars available in the area.
There are thousands of cars available in the countless dealerships that dot the highways of Eastern Massachusetts, but there aren't a lot of cars like these vehicles. Here are five dream cars that you would love to have in your garage, but they will cost you a lot of money (in some cases, as much as a house): 1. 2010 Ferrari California, $199,900 The Ferrari California convertible is a 7-speed automatic with auto-shift transmission with a 4.3L V8 engine. The exterior color is rosso corsa and interior color is beige. The car has 7,650 miles. It’s being sold by Ferrari-Maserati of New England in Norwood, according to cars.com. 2. 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Base, $507,800 The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe is an 8-speed …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Mock elections held at Norton High School and Henri A. Yelle Elementary School.
Norton students had the opportunity to vote for their choice for the senate and presidential candidates Monday. “When I first came here to the high school to talk to the civics class, we agreed that we wanted this to be a process that was as closely matched to what the real process was, and that’s exactly what we did,” said Norton Town Clerk Danielle Sicard. About 85 percent of Norton High School students registered to vote 20 days before the election, checked in and out and voted in a booth. The civics class, with the leadership of their teacher Robb McCoy and Sicard, have gone through a training session, have been sworn in as election workers for this mock election and will be conducting the hand counting and producing a final results …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This week, Southeastern students will teach us to check on our automobile's basics.
Want to know how to change your oil? perform a manicure? bake cookies? Patch is here to help. And, so are the students at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School. The students at Southeastern Regional will display their expertise from week to week while teaching you how to perform various tasks. This week, automotive students Tommy Andrade of Brockton, a sophomore, and Jaylen Viaud, a junior from Stoughton will teach us some basics in car maintenance. Viaud tells us whats under the hood and which fluids to check while Andrade will teach us how to check our tires. The automotive department at Southeastern Regional is under the guidance of James Braga, Michael Kane, William Scharnick and Robert Vinskus.