Exotic Car Lease – Dyer Consequences

Exotic Car Lease – Dyer Consequences
Exotic Car Lease - Dream Cars - Automobile Magazine
Your dream car could be a bit of fiscal recklessness and a sweet lease deal away.

For the vast majority of this magazine’s readers (and, I would guess, a full majority of its writers), exotic cars are an exercise in voyeurism. I enjoy reading Ferrari reviews not because I need to make an educated purchase decision, but because I want to know what it feels like to mat the throttle of an F430 on an increasing-radius on-ramp. I want to hear about how the Bugatti Veyron’s acceleration feels like a blind-side sack from Rodney Harrison or learn why, exactly, a Morgan Roadster uses wooden body framing instead of the possibly more-effective metal variety. And does the Morgan warranty cover termites? This is information I need to know.

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2012 Lamborghini Estoque – A Four-Door Bull

2012 Lamborghini Estoque – A Four-Door Bull
2012 Lamborghini Estoque - Lamborghini Super Sedan - Automobile Magazine
With a bit of luck, the Estoque will become Lamborghini’s best-selling model by 2012.

After years of casting around for a third model, Lamborghini has settled on what Manfred Fitzgerald, head of brand and design, rather presumptively calls “the world’s first supersedan.” The dramatic Estoque, revealed in concept form at the Paris auto show, isn’t called a four-door coupe by its makers, but it certainly would travel in the extrawide tire tracks of cars like the Porsche Panamera and the Aston Martin Rapide, both of which it would follow to market, in 2012.

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2009 Dodge Ram – By Design

2009 Dodge Ram – By Design
2009 Dodge Ram - Next Generation Dodge Pickup - Automobile Magazine
The latest Dodge, as seen here, is a nice piece of work in terms of styling and engineering, building on the previous generation and replacing the traditional leaf springs in back with coil springs for an improved ride.

Back in 1986, Chrysler-designer-turned-Dodge-car-marketing-manager Bob Marcks had the idea that a tough “big rig” look could transform Dodge pickup sales. He made a couple of rough sketches, and even though trucks weren’t his business, his idea was picked up in the creative ferment of the Bob Lutz/Tom Gale era at the old “New” Chrysler Corporation, resulting in the production vehicle that debuted at the Detroit auto show in 1993. That the aggressive styling really mattered was proven by results: with pretty much the same old underpinnings, sales tripled less than a year after the Ram went on sale. At one point, the Ram pickup was the third best-selling vehicle in America, ahead of all passenger cars and behind only the perpetual leaders, Ford‘s F-150 and Chevrolet‘s Silverado.

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2009 Nissan 370Z

2009 Nissan 370Z
2009 Nissan 370Z - Nissan Sport Coupe Review - Automobile Magazine
With the world economy in a funk, at least we can find solace in nifty sports cars like the 370Z when our spirits need a lift.

The financial bear has taken a deep bite out of every sports car’s hide. During October, entry-level roadster sales plummeted by more than fifty percent versus a year ago. Honda S2000 and Pontiac Solstice sales were down by two-thirds.

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