You might think the best way to garner some attention on the road is to slip behind the wheel of one of the world’s fastest super cars, but the fact is, even an old rat rod will get you noticed if it sounds good and you know how to drive it.
As the below video shows, a Lamborghini Aventador will get you noticed, but a souped up rat road will get you all the way….
Believe it or not, the Nissan Pathfinder tops the list of the Kelly Blue Book ‘most family friendly cars.’ The Pathfinder has been a popular model for Nissan and one of the most successful examples of a successful Crossover vehicle–specifically a cross between a SUV and a a sedan, of something similar.
Rounding out the Top 5 are the Honda Accord, Toyota Prius V, Volkswagen Passat and the Honda Odyssey. Unfortunately for U.S automakers there were only two American brands on the list: the Ford Fusion and the Chevy Suburban. Both those vehicles have remained popular throughout various incarnations and therefore likely represent a stable choice for consumers who don’t want to risk buying something untested.
Which is exactly what the Pathfinder is. Brand new this year the Nissan Pathfinder represents a bit of a departure for the company who has been looking to reinvent itself following the global downturn in automobile sales. The Pathfinder offers a mix of spacious comfort and technology, plus the hauling power needed to tow a boat, camper or trailer. It is also fairly fuel efficient for a larger vehicle as well coming with the Nissan reputation for reliability.
To hear Thomas M. Storke Professor at Stanford University, Clifford Nass, tell it, the automobile is as important to the future of human civilization as the air we breathe and the water we drink. In the below video Nass explains how our future is not only shaped by the automobiles we drive, but also built around the cars we will eventually drive.
Just as cities and communities; roads, bridges and tunnels today and for the last several decades has been designed to accommodate our ever growing fleet of personal automobiles, so too will all future communities. Even as the cars we drive change and alter; become self-driving, perhaps even self-aware, humans we continue to further integrate these personal transportation devices into their lives in a multitude of unimaginable ways.
If you have seen any of the ‘Iron Man’ films then you know two things: Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) has lots of extra cash to spend on fancy cars, and you can bet at least a few of those fancy cars will be destroyed before the movie is finished.
This past weekend, in honor of the release of ‘Iron Man 3′ the latest film in the series, Jalopnik tallied up the cost of all the vehicles destroyed during the first two films. These include a few Humvees, a Shelby Cobra, some Formula 1 racers at Monaco, a Rolls-Royce Phantom and dozens of seemingly completely innocent vehicles on local highways, roads and bridges.
In case you forgot (and how could you?) about the carnage from the first two Iron Man films, here’s a refresher: