The Yellow Park Smart Mat

I spotted this cool yellow gadget over at Drivewerks and thought it looked like a pretty functional and interesting invention.

My neighbor used to hang tennis balls from the ceiling of his garage, so that he would hit the same spot in his garage when parking his cars.

I could see this as a great present for yourself, especially if you have teenagers who are starting to park your car in the garage. I’ve seen more than one garage with holes in the walls from kids missing their parking spot.

Check it out at Drivewerks. At $18.85 it’s a reasonably priced gadget for your garage.

Park Smart Parking Mat (Yellow)


_________________________________________________________________________
John Boyd

Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy

John is an auto consultant with his license at a car dealership in Denver, Colorado. He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy

New VW GTI Fast Commercials Are Getting Mixed Reviews

VW Fast Girlfriend Cinderella Man dvdrip VW has released some new commercials to promote the new VW GTI that they’ve brought back into their line of vehicles.

The innovative commercials are hitting the airwaves with a new character they call “My Fast” with deep voice slogans like: “My fast has a problem with authority.” A GTI driver gets let off with a warning from a police officer. and “My fast likes to keep things light.” A GTI driver insists on keeping his ride streamlined, at any cost, even if he loses his girlfriend.

These commercials are a bit strange and probably will appeal more to men than women. I’m a VW fan having personally owned four VW Beetles and my wife Becky and I have also owned three VW Passats.

One of my favorite VW’s to drive was the old VW Scirocco that the new GTI reminds me of, but with way better technology of course. This new GTI should be a blast to drive. If you’re interested in having me arrange a test drive at my or your office, drop me an email or call me.

Check out the new commercials at YouTube

VW GTICheck out the new VW GTI Starting at $21,990

Let me know what you think, but posting a comment below. Personally, I think they are pretty cool, but I like the Unpimp videos, mentioned in another post, much better.
_________________________________________________________________________
John Boyd

Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy

John is an auto consultant with his license at a car dealership in Denver, Colorado. He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy

2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder Now Available

02MR2I have a client that has just put her black 2002 Toyota MR2 for sale. Here’s a great opportunity to pick up a classic little sports car at a great price.

Review: The MR2 didn’t changed much since its rebirth after a five-year break. In 2001 Toyota added leather as a $660 option. Everything else came standard and it was loaded with power windows, door locks, AM/FM/Cassette/CD sound system, alloy wheels, tilt steering, wind deflector, glass rear windows with defroster, and a leather steering wheel.

The Spyder came in seven colors, with either black or red cloth seats, or tan leather interior. This model is black with the tan leather.

All MR2s come with the same engine as was used in the Celica GT, a 1.8-liter, 16-valve four-cylinder, with variable valve timing and electronic management technology like that in its high-end Lexus family member.

The engine’s 138 horsepower moves the 2200-pound car great. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a little less than 7 seconds. Toyota’s VVT-i engine used a variable-valve timing, but it doesn’t generate a big surge of power when it switches to the high-power cam profile. This is good in a small engine, because it means the powerband feels broader. The maximum torque of 125 foot-pounds hits at 4400 rpm, so you have to be in the correct gear to maximize performance.

At 70 mph, this little sports car will hum along at 3500 rpm, happily and with no significant vibration. Like the Mini-Cooper of today, you will want to make sure that you keep the right tires on, and at the right pressure, for the best driving experience.

The car handles great and is a blast to drive. The MR2 Spyder is a great little sports car with impressive technology in the engine, chassis and gearbox. Its acceleration is exciting because its a light weight vehicle, yet the ride is solid and admirable. It is comfortable and convenient, but its mission is not misguided by luxury. The convertible top can be lowered quickly, so you can fully enjoy the top-down driving experience, or get it up fast if the weather changes on you. And it did all this for a reasonable price.

Now you can own a car that is soon to become a classic, the Toyota MR2 Spyder with under 40,000 miles at a very reasonable sports car price.

Estimated 2002 MSRP Price : $24,500

Miles: 36,220
Transmission: 5 speed manual
Body Style: 2-Dr Convertible
Engine: 1.8L Inline 4
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive

Client’s Price: CALL!

NADA Booking Sheet

Deb's MR2
_________________________________________________________________________
John Boyd

Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy

John is an auto consultant with his license at a car dealership in Denver, Colorado. He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy

The Cool Car Guy.com