Get Ready for the Maserati Kubang

There are plenty of reasons a Maserati SUV shouldn’t succeed. First off, it’s got a horrible name.

Then there’s the design, which is less horrible but seems out of proportion; like you’d imagine a sleek Maserati body plastered on a bulky Jeep frame might be. I like Maserati, and I like Jeep, but I’m not quite a hundred percent sold on the Jeep/Maserati combo. It’s like tuna sandwiches and ice cream. Separately they are fine. But mixed in the same bowl…

Still, for some reason, I can’t stop thinking about the Kaboom. Oops. Kaput. No wait, Kubang. Maserati Kubang. Probably because its engine will be made by Ferrari. And you know me and my Ferrari addiction… put a little Maranello in a Mercury and I’ll probably go gaga for it.

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Frankfurt Auto Show Promises Exciting Future

Fisker Karma

Few auto shows get my pistons pumping like the affair in Frankfurt.

One of the top international car events, automakers use the Frankfurt International Motor Show to show off their radical concepts and introduce their most exciting new models meant to usher in new eras and create new generations of auto enthusiasts.

This year’s show, which opens to the public on Sept. 15, will be a fantasyland for anyone who’s been watching and waiting for the next big thing in the auto industry. New sports coupes from Kia and Toyota, electric supercars from unknown makers trying to break through, and, of course, wild and crazy experiments from everyone in between.

Let the good times roll!

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Five Cars Worth Waiting For

2012 Hyundai Veloster

One of the worst feelings in the world is spending big money on an item, then waking up the next morning to see that a new and improved version will soon be released.

It’s happened to me with computers, cameras and iPods. Just last month, for example, I finally caved and bought an iPhone4, only to read that the iPhone5 could come out next month. Of course it will – that’s just my luck.

Many people buy a new car, then find out later that if they had waited 6 months to a year, a better replacement would arrive. Nailing down exact release dates of future models is no easy task, but for car buyers who aren’t in a hurry, keeping one eye on what’s in the automotive pipeline could really pay off.

In the coming months, some pretty sweet rides will show up  at dealers across the country. Start making room in your garage now for one these:

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