Sunday, August 24, 2014

2016 Chevrolet Cruze

2015 Chevrolet Cruze

History of Chevrolet Cruze

Chevy Cruze is a compact car, that's been around since 2008. Before that the same nameplate was used for the joint venture project with Suzuki, that was sold from 2001 and 2008 and it was based on earlier Suzuki Ignis. When the new vehicle production started it was meant to replace Chevrolet Cobalt and Daewoo Lancetti on the South Korean market. This model is produced in various assembling facilities around the world and sold worldwide under few different nameplates and badges. In Australia it is sold under the Holden badge and in South Korea it is called Daewoo Lancetti Premiere.

2015 Chevrolet Cruze

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Overview

First 2016 Chevrolet Cruze model that was presented to the public is the one that's going to be sold on Chinese market. Later spy photographer caught US model during its test drives. These two models don't defer significantly, but the US model has some changes that makes it more convenient to the American drivers. It is still based on GM Delta II platform, together with bunch of other models including Buick Verano.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze testing


Most of the changes between Chinese and American version are located in the front end. On spy photos from the test drives, new Cruze almost had no camuflage. One of the new things we noticed is a bisected grille that resembles the one seen in Chevy Sonic. Rest of the exterior is more or less the same what we saw in Beijing. New model features blend design that seems like an average compact sedan. Higher trim levels will come with the full HID headlamps and LED daylights.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Interior


There are also few interior changes in the new Cruze model. It comes with redesigned gauge cluster, steering wheel and center stack. It comes in elegant looking two toned design with moire premium materials used than in previous model years.

1,5 liter Ecotec four cylinder engine from 2016 Chevrolet Cruze


Base model  will come with Ecotec 1,5 liter four cylinder engine, which is going to replace the old and relatively weak 138 hp 1,8 liter four. We hope that the new engine will bring the slight boost in power and torque. It is still unknown is 1,4 litre turbocharged four going to be part of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze line up. Top of the line trim will come with 2,0 turbocharged diesel engine that was introduced in 2014 model year. These engines will be paired with six speed automatic transmission. Buyers we'll aslo be able to choose six speed manual or seven speed dual clutch transmission as an additional option.

2016 VW Jetta TDi

2015 Honda Civic

2015 Ford Focus

Other Possible Options

Cruze has lots of very though competition, since some of the most famous models worldwide come from compact sedan class. You can say that this model is GM's answer to Toyota Corolla. We will skip the well known competitors like Corolla and Camry. Real competition to this model is the only VW compact sedan sold in the US, VW Jetta TDi, there's also highly popular Ford Focus and of course Honda Civic.

Price and Release Date

Price of the new model is still unknown. Same goes for official release date, but we figure it will come somewhere in the end of 2015. When it comes to price it is hard to predict anything, it will definitely cost more than $17,995 which was the MSRP of 2015 Chevrolet Cruze.


Cruze is as ordinary and average as one car can get. While driving it you won't make people turn around, or girls jumping on your back seat. Although if you have good people skills, looks or charm, you can get away with literately any car, including Chevy Cruze.

2014 Chevy Cruze ''Good Vibrations'' Commercial


Chevrolet Cruze is the best selling Chevy vehicle worldwide. Commercial for 2014 model was very popular in United States, mostly because of Marky Mark's catchy tune, song called ''Good Vibrations''. Main theme of this commercial was promoting cosmopolitanism and similarities between people (and cars) worldwide.

What Girls Think About Chevy Cruze?

Girls generally think this car is average. One girl told us it looks sleepy and cute, while some others told us that it probably comes with a good gas mileage, since they don't see any other  reason in buying this vehicle. Their mutual assumption is that this is a average looking car, for average people, not the thing you will try to pick up girls with or go for a fancy business meeting.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2015 Buick Verano

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2015 Buick Verano

Short History

BuickVerano is a relatively new model, it debuted in 2011 on New York Auto Show. It is another boring compact sedan. with reasonable popularity among American middle class. It is assembled in Orion GM facility in Detroit Michigan and it is based on the Delta II platform together with number of popular models with various badges like: Chevrolet Cruze, Opel Zafira, Chevrolet Orlando, Buick Excelle GT and Opel Astra.

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2015 Buick Verano

New Model Overview

 One of the best features of 2015 Buick Verano is its quiet and relatively comfortable interior. This year's model haven't changed much, it kept all the great features from last few years, but it also comes with a few disappointing updates like ventiports. Verano also kept its bad fuel economy and slow acceleration.

2015 Buick verano Exterior Car Statement
2015 Buick Verano Exterior


Ventipoints on new Verano are the prime styling mistake for most online reviewers. Other than that most people like this model's curvy shape, long roof and headlights much smaller than we can see on other Buick sedans.

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Buick Verano Central Console


Interior is designed in two tone theme. It looks modern and elegant, and even little bit too futuristic for a Buick. It has really good soundproof, so passengers can hear even whispers while driving on Daytona 500. Front seats are supportive and offer plenty of leg and head room. Whole design is similar to the one we can is in Chevy Cruze, but Buick gave much more attention to detail while making this model. Verano also comes with spacious backseat and trunk area.Verano also offers some good deals when it comes to additional features. There are a lot of ways to make your Verano premium, but it will affect its price a lot. With all the extra features Verano can cost even $10,000 more. There are all kinds of goodies in this offer from: from heated seats and side mirrors, rear parking alarm, Bose surround sound, power driver seat and the finest leather trim you can imagine. In the basic package you get: USB port, rear view camera, power locks start and mirrors, satellite radio, CD player and cloth upholstery.

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Turbocharged Buick Verano


This is the most disappointing segment in 2015 Buick Verano package. It is undoubted that this car is offering some appealing looks, comfortable and even premium interior, but it really failed when it comes to power, acceleration and fuel efficiency. It comes with much larger engine than Chevy Cruze, but it goes from 0 to 60 mph in 8,6 seconds which is  just a little bit better then Cruze and similar to Acura ILX, which also failed performance section with its 2015 model.2015 Buick Verano comes with 2,4 liter four cylinder engine that can deliver 180 horsepower and six speed manual gear box. Much sportier is turbo-charged version that comes with 2,0 liter engine that delivers 250 horsepower and the same amount of torque and can reach 129 mph, which is quite good comparing to other turbo-charged compact sedans.

Buick Verano Car statement
2015 Buick Verano


Verano is quite affordable, although it offers some border luxury features, especially when it comes to interior. Basic package costs around $20,000 (MSRP) which is definitely a fair game, comparing to other vehicles in its class.

Chevy Cruze Buick Verano Car statement
Chevy Cruze

Other Possible Options

Biggest rival of Buick Verano is always going to be Chevy Cruze. They share the same platform and really look a like. Verano offers much more comfortable interior and slightly better acceleration, but other then that it is like talking about the same vehicle.


Like with other compact sedans, this is more of a family or business than car the delivers some kind of powerful statement. If you however want to buy one of these for yourself and think this car will make you cool, you are definitely wrong. This is an average car, for an average bloke, with an average salary, home, life etc. On the other hand this can be taken as a positive feature too, since people will give more attention to you than to the car you drive... Or wait, maybe that's bad.

Buick Verano in Chicago PD


Verano means ''Summer'' in Spanish, and that's how this model got its name. This car had a few movie and TV appearances, but only played minor roles, mostly in police series like: Chicago PD and Major Crimes,but also in some drama and comedy series like The Millers and The After

It was really hard to find a photo with hot girls and Buick Verano, so I give you Chevy Cruze instead, photo I found on Chevy Cruze Forum.


What Do Girls think About It

One friend gave a good guess when she said it looks comfortable, after seeing only the exterior photo, so I guess that means we are talking about really comfortable car. She also said it looks calculated and a little bit too plain. On the other hand our expert from the States said that this can definitely be a project car and that an old fellow can pick up some good looking girls, just with driving one of these around the neighborhood. The third girl said that this car looks really cute that she wouldn't mind getting it as a birthday present. 

Car Insurance Quotes For 2015 Buick Verano

Car insurance rates for 2015 Buick Verano are different depending on the trim level you choose. Cheapest insurance rates come with base and Convenience trim levels, respectively $1,316 and $1,333. Higher trim levels like Leather and Premium come with more expensive insurance rates, that go around $1,388 and $1,441. These are average rates for the whole US, and depending on the state you live in, with Michigan insurance rates being the highest and Ohio car insurance being the cheapest in the country.


Monday, August 18, 2014

2015 Acura ILX

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Acura ILX (Car Statement)

Check out the new 2016 Acura ILX on 2014 LA Auto show

Short History 

Acura ILX is a entry-level luxury car. It was premiered two years ago as a replacement for the Acura CSX that was made only for Canadian market. New model is sold on American market too. Its closest relative is the European Honda Civic. When it comes to other Acura models, ILX is considered to be the first compact vehicle in the Acura line up since Acura Integra was discontinued and also the first vehicle in line up that comes with a hybrid version. Hybrid Acura is based on Honda Civic Sedan hybrid vehicle that's mainly sold in Europe and it was introduced in United States in 2012, but it was produced for only 2 years. 2015 model lacks hybrid version.

2015 Acura ILX Overview
One of the best thing when it comes to 2015 Acura ILX is it is not overpriced like some similar models from other Japanese luxurious branches. Since it is the first compact sedan made by this manufacturer it really stands tall when it comes to maneuverability among other Acura models. Unfortunately, new model comes with some bad sides as well. Hybrid version is discontinued in 2015, so the overall fuel economy got much worse in this year's model. Performance segment in regular ILX models also isn't to brilliant. Same goes for high tech features.

This sedan is one of the most handsome ones in the Acura line up. Although it contains many exterior parts that can be seen on Honda Civic, it looks much more luxurious and elegant than its European counterpart. Comparing to its price we can say that it is as elegant as it gets. Front part of the vehicle comes with nice proportions, it is little bit wider than other vehicles in its class and it also comes with longer hood and lower stance than usual. Although it is made to be an executive sedan it also looks very appealing to the younger crowds.

2015 Acura ILX Car Statement
Interior design looks cheerful and nice. Driver seat offers nice visibility for the road as well as for the central stack and infotainment computer display that's easy readable. Acura ILX's interior is very comfortable, it is the best when it comes to materials and comfort that you can find in a compact sedan. Cabin is well soundproofed with Active Noise Cancellation standard that's now becoming available in all Acura models.Seats are comfortable and it comes with good quality cloth upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel and door trims made out of soft touch materials. Luggage area is quite small for the car of that size, especially in the hybrid version that comes only with 10,0 cubic feet of luggage space, two less than in the regular model because of its batteries being located inside the trunk area. When it comes to high tech features, ILX doesn't offer too much. It comes with Bluetooth hands free phone inter-face application, automatic climate control, power moonroof and some standard features like keyless entry etc.

2015 Acura ILX Car Statement

Performance is the weakest segment in this year's ILX model. It comes with unchanged 2,0 and 2,4 liter engines from last year. The most powerful engine in the line up is 2,4 liter four cylinder that came directly from Civic and can produce 201 horsepower. It is paired with 6 speed manual transmission and with the same suspension as the rest of the ILX line up. 2,0 liter four cylinder engine can deliver 150 horsepower and 140 pound feet of torque. It can reach 24 mpg in the city conditions and 35 mpg on the highway that's very good result comparing other vehicles from its class. 

2015 Acura ILX is a very affordable compact sedan. It comes with almost unchanged price from last year, and it is hard to guess you are buying a luxury vehicle, since it costs only $27,050 (MSRP). For that money you get a lot of luxury, especially when it comes to materials used in i8nterior design.

2015 Buick Verano 2015 Acura ILX rival Car Statement
Buick Verano


Main rivals of the new ILX model are Buick Verano and Audi A3 Sedan. Buick Verano is a little bit more affordable. It can be bought for $23,080 (MSRP), but its performance is even worse than the one we saw in ILX. It delivers 177 horsepower with 2,4 litre four cylinder engine. Audi A3 Sedan is the new A3 line model. It is going to be little more expensive than both Verano and the ILX, its price hasn't been announced yet, but all predictions say it is going to be around $30,000.

Car Insurance Quotes for 2015 Acura ILX 

Average insurance rates for 2015 Acura ILX go from $1,496 for the base version, $1,520 for the Premium trim level and $1,555 for the Tech trim. This is an average insurance rate for United States, while in some states like Florida, California, New Jersey, these rates are bigger in some other like : Maine or Colorado.


Biggest incident involving Acura ILX is the recall of 172,000 of Honda CR-V and Acura ILX vehicles because of the door problem, since door latches caused door to open by itself during driving. This model only had one minor TV role in the series The Blacklist.

 What do girls think about Acura ILX? 

This car received mostly positive reviews by most of the girls I showed its photo to. Only one out of 6 said that this car looks little bit too serious and business like. Others think that it looks expensive and luxurious, although it might be much cheaper than it looks. They also think it looks large and comfortable, some of them said it looks even powerful and angry and one friend even told me the first words that came into her mind after seeing its picture were: ''Fire Stallion'', so maybe those would be a nice name for some future sport oriented Acura ILX trim level.




Friends, Romans, Countrymen...!!! Welcome to the completely different online car review web site. I'm saying web site because I have an ambition to turn this blog into a web site, the moment I collect enough money to pay for the domain name.

Why is this web site going to be different then the rest of the internet automotive community? It is because the guy who writes it is not going to bullshit you how much he gives a fuck about cars. I know and you know that car is an tool used for transport and making girls like you, as soon as people start treating it that way, we're all going to be better off, and we're going to enter the world of peace and prosperity. So this web site will come with some relevant technical information together with short analysis on how driving certain model will affect your public image. That's why I divided my car reviews into a few relevant segments:

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1. Short History- I noticed that in regular car reviews history of the model is largely neglected. I like old cars, and I'm generally interested in seeing in which ways did some vehicle change during its production. While I was writing car reviews for other web sites I introduced a new segment that deals with production history. This way it is easy to see the changes certain vehicle went through, to predict some new changes and updates and the see the whole continuum of one model, brand, or even whole car industry (especially when you write about some long lasting models like Ford F 150 for example).

2. Overview- This is the segment that gives you the full perspective of the model you are reading about. Here you will be able to read how different is certain model comparing to the ones made in previous model years, what is the general attitude of the public towards a new model, predictions on its future popularity etc.
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3. Exterior- This segment deals with exterior styling of model in question: tires, wheels, bumpers, wheel-arches, roof, windows, spoilers etc.

4. Interior- Heading tells for itself, interior design, comfort and features.
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5. Performance- Purely technical part of the car review, deals with power, acceleration, maximum speed, motor types and sizes etc.

6. Price and Release Date- For some new models it will be hard to predict prices so I will take a look on prices for the same model from previous years and tried to give a guess or two.

7. Other Possible Options- This segment will come with a comparison of the certain car model with its main rivals on the market.
8. Statement- Every car sends a certain statement and talks about the person who drives it. This section will analyze what does car in question say about the person who owns it.

9. Trivia- Some interesting stuff from the car history, songs about the car, movie appearances, celebrities who own it etc.
10. What do girls think about it- The most important section, since we all know that this is one of the main criteria when you choose which car you're gonna buy. So I will conduct a small poll on each vehicle and ask 10 of my female friends (hot ones only) what do they think about it, and I'll write the results of the poll here.

Vehicle on the pictures is one of the most popular cars from Yugoslavia, it was in production from 1971 until 2008. It is a car on which I passed my driving test and my favorite car of all times. RIP Stojadin.