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2005 Ford Expedition King Ranch

2005 Ford Expedition King Ranch
The 2005 Expedition King Ranch was first introduced last month at the State Fair of Texas. It is the newest addition to the King Ranch line. The Expedition is fully equipped with a 5.4-liter V-8 engine 300 horsepower and 365lb. Ft. of torque. The limited edition SUV features the King Ranch logo on the center cap of the 17-inch aluminum wheels, on exterior badges, and interior floor mats.The highlight of this SUV is definitely the interior. The new Expedition King Ranch features the signature genuine Castano leather interior, a genuine wood steering wheel and applique’ accents added to the doors and instrument panel grab handle. The exterior come in four earth tone flavors: dark stone metallic, estate green metallic, oxford white, and black.“The Expedition King Ranch is a natural extension of the successful and appealing King Ranch family of vehicles…The Expedition King Ranch was designed with Texas in mind.”, said Christine Feuell, Ford Division SUV Group Marketing Manager.
review by blackwax.11.11.04

2005 Volvo XC90

Car Review-2005 Volvo XC90
The Volvo XC90 is a crossover SUV with a V8 engine. The new V8 engine marks a new turning-point in Volvo Cars’ history. It is the first V8 the company has produced since it was founded in 1927, and the Volvo XC90 is the first model to be powered by the new engine. The Volvo XC90 is the largest vehicle in the Volvo lineup. It comes in two models: the XC90 and the XC90 T6 AWD. The XC90 is powered by a 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 208 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 236 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,500 – 4,500 rpm.The XC90 T6 AWD gets its power from a twin turbocharged 2.9-liter inline six-cylinder engine making 268 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and a stout 280 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,800 – 5,000 rpm. Both models will tow up to 5,000 pounds when equipped with all-wheel drive.Adhering to Volvo's core brand values of safety, environmental consciousness and value, the XC90 introduced five automotive world firsts: Roll Stability Control (RSC), an inflatable side curtain for all three rows of seats, an integrated sliding center booster seat for children, seatbelts with pretensioners in all seating positions and the availability of a Dolby 5.1 Pro Logic II surround sound stereo system featuring a 305-watt Alpine amplifier and 12 premium speakers.The mid-size premium sports-utility vehicle has space for impressive third row seats. The third row folds flat below the cargo floor, increasing luggage capacity without having to lift a heavy seat out of the vehicle.Fuel Economy is 18/24 mpg for the 2.5-liter. MSRP starts $34,840.The XC90 is a three time winner at the Texas Auto Writers Association’s Texas Truck Rodeo. The Texas Auto Writers Association named the Volvo XC90 as the Truck of Texas.
review 11.18.04

2005 Chevy SSR – Super Sport Roadster

2005 Chevy SSR – Super Sport Roadster
Chevy is back again with upgrades, new bells and whistles to accommodate the retro retractable hardtop pickup truck roadster. The 2005 Chevy SSR, Super Sport Roadster, has a 6.0 liter V8 engine yielding 390 horsepower and 405 lb.-ft of torque.The SSR has monstrous P295/40R20 rear tires to ensure that the SSR delivers its power to the ground with exceptional traction and control. New features for 2005 include a “Dead pedal” design change to accommodate manual transmission option, auxiliary gauge package (volts, delivered torque, exterior temperature); a body color package, which adds the exterior color to SSR’s auxiliary gauge package, engine cover insert and cargo area strips; a body color package with running boards; and a windbreak. The exhaust has been retuned to maintain its throaty sound. Recurring ultramodern features include remote keyless entry, passlock theft deterrent system, retractable hardtop, power heated outside mirrors, removable hard cargo cover.In less than 30 seconds, you can put the top down on your pickup truck roadster.It is one of a kind and breakthrough for a pickup truck. The retractable hardtop is the first ever applied on a pickup. Chevrolet describes the SSR as “six liters of v-8 corvette power for the ultimate boulevard cruiser pickup.”The midsize truck has fuel efficiency of 15 city/19 highway. The estimated annual fuel costs: $1720.
review by blackwax.11.24.04

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Car Review-2005 Chevy Tahoe


Chevy Tahoe Posted by Hello

2005 Chevy Tahoe

Chevy returns with new, improved modification and enhancements to it’s top selling full-size SUV, the Tahoe. The 2005 Chevy Tahoe is available in LS, Z71, and LT models. The LS comes with a standard Vortec 4800 V8 engine. The LT model has a Vortec 5300 V8 engine. The LS model is roomy enough to seat up to 9 people.

GM’s Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission is standard in both engines. The standard automatic transmission has a Tow/Haul Mode. When Tow/Haul mode is activated, trailering is enhanced by changing the transmission shift schedule for transporting heavy loads. The Autotrac 4x4 System automatically transfers power between the rear and the front wheels whenever rear-wheel slippage is detected. Tahoe features a five-link rear suspension that includes two upper control arms, two lower control arms and a track bar to control side-to-side movements. Tahoe has a tire pressure monitoring system that identifies the specific tire that may be low.

The 2005 Chevy Tahoe comes with impressive bonus features:

GM’s OnStar safety and security system is standard in all equipment groups for 2005.
Standard power-folding heated mirrors on LT and Z71 models.
Power-adjustable pedals.
Tahoe LT Models come standard with a Bose speaker system with nine custom-arranged speakers, a subwoofer, a six-disc in-dash CD changer and high-powered amplifier.

On the exterior, 17-inch on-/off-road tires, skid plates, locking rear differential and luggage rack, two new exterior colors are offered for the LS and LT: Sandstone Metallic and Bermuda Blue Metallic. The full sized SUV has improved fuel efficiency by at least one mpg: 15 city/19 highway. The estimated annual fuel cost is $1688.

review by black wax.11.11.04

your plane must fly!!

your plane must fly!!
[Invest in Yourself]
Lately, I’ve been thinking about how I spend my time. I only have 24 hours in the day. I’m only one person with lots of ideas and goals. Until I can duplicate myself and invest in a staff of hungry, energetic, ambitious people, I must be wise in balancing my time. My father told me that when I went off to college that “Everyone is going to compete for your time.” As I have learned and lived ten years after high school, I agree with that statement so very much. Everyone has dreams, a worthy cause, ideas, etc that they would like YOU to help them with. YOU should involve yourself with worthy causes, volunteer, mentor, teach, give, and inspire those around you. Yet, there are times in life when your cause/business/home/etc takes priority. This may be for a short season or maybe even for an extended period of time. Regardless of the length of time, invest in yourself, your goals, your dreams, your ambitions. Don’t neglect others, but don’t neglect yourself, either. You have to get your craft off of the ground. Your plane must fly. Take the time that it really takes to make your dreams come true. The Wright Brother didn’t get it right the first time, but over time, their dream soared in the air.

Always thank God that the creativity is flowing [on a regular basis]!!
11/11/04.blackwax