Get to school on time in this school bus! A must see video!

This just might be one of the craziest things I have ever seen. Yes, just in case you were wondering that is a jet powered school bus. Talk about getting to class on time. No worries when your in this bus. Thanks to Automotive Addicts for sharing this video which just possible made my day and the day of some of my readers! Unfortunately I don’t think I give you jet power in your Acura, Honda, Hyundai and Kia but I could sure try!! ha.

In the world of WHY NOT, anything is possible. Paul Stender along side of the guys at Indy Boys, Inc. came up with a ridiculous idea of building a customized school bus with a 42,000-horsepower GE J-79 Phantom jet fighter engine to propel this monstrosity to over 300 mph.

One of the videos below shows the astonishing 80-foot flames coming out of the jet engine as the bus is sentracing down a runway. The school bus’ build incorporated metal structure parts normally found on a 747 jet. I am sure over 300-mph you want some type of stability.

I bet you are wondering what the purpose of all of this is. According to Cnet Stender says, “I built the bus for two reasons. The first is to entertain people because, come on, it’s a jet bus. The second, is to keep kids off drugs. Jets are hot, drugs are not.”

Need A Car But Have Bad Credit? No Need To Worry!

Just because your credit is less than stellar does not mean that you can’t get a new car. In fact you really shouldn’t worry all that much about it. Russell over at Car Loan Pal explains how bad credit car loans are very prevalent in today’s society. Our economy isn’t at it’s best but there are still things you can do. We know you want a new or used car and trust me you don’t need to be so stressed out about it.  

So you need a car but have bad credit? Don’t worry; bad credit car loans are highly prevalent in today’s world so you are not the only person in this boat as nearly 25% of Americans have issues with their credit. As long as you prepare yourself and follow the right course of action, you should be able to purchase the car you want as well as receive a bad credit car loan.

As I just mentioned, preparation is the key. Your first course of action should be to review your credit history so that you can ensure that there are no errors. There are many free credit websites out there you can use to help you. 

The next important step to obtaining a bad credit car loan is to determine how much you can truly afford to pay for your car. It is absolutely essential that you be honest with yourself about how much you can afford and don’t let your eyes get bigger than your wallet. You should have a number in mind for how much you can afford for both a down payment and monthly payments. 

Now that you have taken care of the preparation, you must be prepared to provide proof of employment and income so that the lender can have all of the information in front of them, which will facilitate your bad credit car loan. The lender may not always ask for these documents but it’s better to be safe than sorry when applying for a bad credit car loan.

Once you have followed the aforementioned steps, you must take extra steps in the future to ensure a clean credit history. You must make it a priority to make on-time payments for your bad credit car loan so that there are no bad marks on your credit history. You will also want to avoid car title loans or any other type of loan for that matter in the event that you need cash. It is much more logical to consider a refinance car loan.

If you still have questions about bad credit car loans, you can find answers and other great information on the blog and through other mediums such as forums and reviews of companies. You can also get a lot of help through loan companies. Although your credit may be a little worse than you would prefer, these companies still want to be able to make loans work since that is how they make money so they will certainly be willing to discuss bad credit car loans with you.

So take a deep breath and don’t worry! You can still get a car. 

When Good Car Names Go Bad!

I should start this by saying I laughed. I am sharing this cause it made me laugh. We are in no way making fun of any other manufacturers or their choices in the names of their vehicles. It’s just that Eric Peters over at National Motorist Association is a funny guy and I thought you might like to laugh too. I must add that the Acura Legend was a cool car Eric…. Ok!  :) 

What do you guys think about the top 10 good car names gone bad? 

1.) Chevy Cavalier This name summons images of gallant horsemen protecting their monarch — though it’s not likely many owners of the obsolescent GM economy car that bore this name ever felt like a king. The Cavalier was the cheese whiz of cheap cars — mass produced and mediocre. It was infamous for perpetually failing head gaskets, a bouncy clown car ride and the lowest shiny grade plastics this side of a Mattel action figure. You didn’t drive one because you wanted to, you drove one because you had to. Someone either gave it to you — or the dealership was giving them away.

And in turn, you got rid of it as soon as you could.

2.) Dodge Mirada Kind of has a nice ring to it — and might have worked out had it not been affixed to one of the final death rattles of Chrysler Corp. before it went bankrupt (the first time) in the early 1980s — and from there to K-Car rehab. The shovel-nosed, fastback 1980-’83 Mirada offered leaky T-tops and rear-wheel-drive when both were going out of fashion — and one of the weakest V-8s ever constructed, a 318 cubic-inch embarrassment belting out a dismal 130 hp. (See also Chrysler Imperial and St. Regis.) If only they’d put a 360 (or better yet, a 440 big block) into this one, it would have escaped this list.

3.) Pontiac T1000 It sounds tough, like the relentless robotic assassin in “The Terminator” movies — but it was just a rouged-up (and marked-up) Chevy Chevette sold under the Pontiac nameplate. GM’s idea was that buyers would actually pay extra for a Chevette with a more masculine name.

The tragedy is, many did.

4.) Porsche 914 Normally, the Porsche name commands respect and admiration. With this one exception. Packing an 80-hp VW-sourced flat-four not much different from what you’d have found in a same year Super Beetle, this car almost singlehandedly ruined Porsche’s reputation. It was mocked as the “Poorsche” by afficionados — and routinely humiliated on the streets by cars costing half as much. Later 914/6 variants were an improvement — but the damage was done.

5.) Pontiac Turbo Trans Am The V-8 versions of the early 1980s (1980-’81), not to be confused with the V-6 turbo Trans-Am that came a few years later.

Built for just two short years, the final iteration of Pontiac’s second-generation (1970-’81) F-car was the ultimate Disco Machine: a completely toothless muscle car wannabee that could barely heave itself through the quarter-mile traps in under 17 seconds despite the wild graphics, air dams and “turbo” decals plastered all over the thing. Like Brando, there was all kinds of potential; it coulda been a contender — but turned out a sloppy punch drunk palooka that embarrassed itself wherever it showed up.

6.) Acura Legend Truly a cruel irony that this otherwise unobjectionable car name was given to perhaps the most blandly styled, forgettable sedan Acura ever made. Solid? Well-built? Great value? Absolutely. But it’s as much a travesty of language to describe this car as “legendary” as it would be to call Ellen Degeneres a “hottie.”

7.) Mercedes-Benz 190E The Focke-Wulf Fw190 was a superb WWII fighter and that association alone might have been sufficient to give any car to bear the same name a decent head start. Too bad Benz decided to go K-mart with it by christening its first downmarket model — replete with weak four-cylinder engine and iffy build quality — with the same once-proud designation. Though later examples got better, the stain on the carpet left by the initial batch of 190s can never be scrubbed away.

8.) Dodge Daytona Turbo Z Just saying it sounds pretty cool (especially if you’re James Earl Jones, who did the voice overs for the commercials). Too bad the car itself — a K-car based, front-drive pretender — was so lacking in the powers of The Force. Even worse was the way this car expropriated and sullied the legacy of the old V-8 Daytonas of the late ’60s. (See also: Chrysler Laser.)

9.) Lincoln Versailles Louis XVI would surely prefer another trip to the chopping block than having to endure the association of his fabulous palace with a pretentious Ford Granada. An example of Detroit badge-engineered, bait-and-switching at its most contemptuous — the Versailles showed the world that people will pay Lincoln money for a Ford with a fake vinyl roof and knock-off wire wheel covers.

10.) Aston Martin Lagonda Another not-bad name forever tainted by the freakish, over-digitized atrocity that bore it. Aston Martin has produced some gorgeous and memorable machinery; but the Lagonda — with its bizarro angular body and cheesy, early Atari-style all-digital interior — isn’t one of them. The electronics were so unreliable that early cars were often literally undriveable — though on the upside, the ugly futuristic shape of the car eventually made it useful as a background prop in low-budget sci-fi flicks like “Robo-Cop” and “Judge Dredd.”

What do you guys think? I hope you laughed!

Do You Drive One Of The TOP 10 Green Cars?

I think that in today’s age and with the state of the economy gas mileage plays a bigger factor in our car buying decisions then in year’s past. The world seems to be focused on electric cars, hybrids and the like. Nothing is wrong with that. I know when it was time for me to purchase a new car not only did I look at style, performance, handling and accessories but I looked at cars that got good gas mileage. It just so turns out that Kelley Blue Book just put out there Top 10 Green cars of 2010 and I was so happy to see that Honda made the list not once but twice! When it comes to cars with great gas mileage this year Honda came in at the #2 and #7 positions. Honda really is a Green company. So when it’s time to visit your local Cincinnati Honda Dealer you’ll know which cars get the best gas mileage. Thanks to Kelley Blue Book for putting this list together.

Top 10 Green Cars #7

2010 Honda Fit | 31 mpg (28 city, 35 highway)

It isn’t as fuel efficient as the Toyota Yaris (36 highway mpg), but the Honda Fit is so much more fun, functional and interesting that it gets our nod here once again. Every Fit features a flexible multi-fold rear seat and surprising cargo capacity, while secretly lead-footed greenies can choose a Sport model with paddle shifters and a performance-tuned suspension.

Top 10 Green Cars #2

2010 Honda Insight | 41 mpg (40 city, 43 highway)

Starting at $20,510 and topping out at just $23,810 – with features like a voice-activated navigation system, Bluetooth phone connectivity and an upgraded audio system – the Honda Insight is the most affordable hybrid available today, and the second most fuel-efficient car on the road.

Tell me what you love the most about your Honda?

Do You Really Know What Car Insurance Is? You’ll Need It For Your New or Used Car!

Do you know what car insurance is? Well you probably do if you are an adult, but if you’re a teenager you may have no clue. Car insurance is not only important it is mandatory in many states. So it’s important that you know what it is and what it entails.

Auto insurance protects you against financial loss if you have an accident. It is a contract between you and the insurance company. You agree to pay the premium and the insurance company agrees to pay your losses as defined in your policy. Auto insurance provides property, liability and medical coverage:

  • Property coverage pays for damage to or theft of your car.
  • Liability coverage pays for your legal responsibility to others for bodily injury or property damage.
  • Medical coverage pays for the cost of treating injuries, rehabilitation and sometimes lost wages and funeral expenses.

An auto insurance policy is comprised of six different kinds of coverage. Most states require you to buy some, but not all, of these coverages. If you’re financing a car, your lender may also have requirements. Most auto policies are for six months to a year. Your insurance company should notify you by mail when it’s time to renew the policy and to pay your premium. – Insurance Information Institute

Always Always Always do your research and find out which insurance company fits you and your needs the best before making a decision. Checking at least 3 different insurance companies to compare and contrast is imperative. You want to save money right? Well doing your research will aid in this. Let us know if you have any questions. We are here to help.

Does Your Used Car or Truck Need Some New Life? Try Seat Covers

Your car or SUV or truck is your baby. You love it. You want to keep as long as  you can. You can’t imagine life without it…. However, lately it seems your seats have been falling apart at a rapid pace.  Your seats have endured spills, friction, and life on the road. What are you going to do? Well the answer is simple. Seat Covers… They are a very inexpensive way to add some new life to your seats and your car. Here’s why it’s ideal over getting your seats recovered.

(1) Well for one they are affordable. All you need to do is a little research and you will find that new seats covers of all varieties is pretty cheap.

(2) You have sooo many options. Many different colors, material, fabric, designs. Way more options then just recovering them.

(3) You get a fresh new look. Just a little change to the seat covers could potentially give you a brand new looking interior.

(4) More protection. You don’t want your seats to get worse right? Protect your seats from those spills and if you do spill something the seat cover can be washed!

(5) You can also show your personality and style more. If you’re a big Jeff Gordon fan maybe Jeff Gordon seat covers are the way to go. Just think of the possibilities.

If you have any pictures of your seat covers send them over to us. We some crazy looking seat covers.