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Decisions: Have you thought this through?

Lets face it; there are many choices in this world and sometimes they aren’t always easy to make. But fortunately, there are a few resources at hand to simplify our decisions so we can get on with our lives. We’re working on a few things to make shopping for auto accessories easier, but I thought this might be a good time to revisit an old classic; customer reviews.  So lets look at a few fan favorites from our floor mats department.

Weathertech floor mats are a tried and true design made from a premium rubber compound.  We have 1302 reviews, scoring a solid 4.75 / 5 stars for appearance, ease of installation, price, value and quality.

Weathertech Extreme Duty floor mats are a more rugged version of the OG mats.  Made from harder plastic with taller side walls, these rubber mats will do a fine job of controlling spills. And out of 1985 reviews, these mats score an average of 4.25 stars.

Husky Liners are bringing in big numbers in the review arena; you can read 5652 reviews on our site, all with an average rating of 4.87 / 5.  An extra-tall side wall and bulletproof plastic rubber make these liners perfect for any workhorse vehicle.

Husky Weatherbeater floor mats offer a more refined look than their liners, but still boast the same solid construction and custom fit. After 526 customer reviews, we can see they also score an average of 4.87 / 5 stars.

Clearly all of them are winners, but only you can decide which set of car mats has the right style, fit and price for you.

Those Lucky Dog’s at AutoBlog


I’m a car fanatic.  And I appreciate hybrid technology and recognize for a number of reasons that it’s something should adopt on a large scale.  That said, my true passion lies in performance.  There is nothing like hearing a high-revving V12 at wide open throttle, or an American V8 grunt it’s torque levels from 2,000 RPM.  This is why many get in the journalism game, to have the shot at personally reviewing cars they could probably never afford, or at least justify owning.

Johnny over at AutoBlog just got his hands on a 2010 GTR for review and he ran into a pack of animals that only Godzilla could properly challenge; the Ferrari F355 Spyder, Ferrari F430 Spyder, BMW M6 and the Dodge Viper SRT10.  Just another day for the autobloggers, must be nice…

New Wallpaper(s) of the Week!


This week it’s more than just one wallpaper, it’s a whole gallery!  Last week I posted up the classic photo of the Bugatti Veyron running down the Salt Flats, but this week I bring you something fresh.  For the time being, it’s a car that only Japan is privy to enjoy.  It’s the latest GT-R Spec V.  Nissan just released the details, which I’ll post up soon, but they also sent out a huge collection of photos.  If you follow this blog at all, you’ll know I’m a big fan of the GT-R, so I wanted to get them posted up here ASAP so you could enjoy them.  What better post than the second WOTW?  :)

Nissan GT-R Demo’s Traqmate, Pulls Some Serious G’s


Anyone who doubted the GT-R’s supremacy on the track can take a look at this video.  It was taken on December 29, 2009 during the GT-R track day at Buttonwillow Raceway.  GT-R owner and driver Gary Sheehan takes his Datsun around the raceway hiting up to 1.3 G’s in the turn’s, with a sustained 1.1 G on the back hairpin.  He’s using Traqmate, a track  analysis tool that lets you record your laps with all the metrics that make a real gearhead drool.  Enjoy this video as Gary burns some rubber in a blisteringly fast lap.

GT-R Eye Candy – SEMA Show 2008


Here’s the last set of SEMA photos that our sharp shooters were able to get from the show this year. Perrin, Seibon, H&R, BBS, Toyo and more all put in parts, time and effort to make these GT-R’s look so good, so give it up to them for all their hard work!

Nissan GT-R Spec V Pricing and Details


Nissan GTR Cut in Half - Front View

The long awaited GT-R Spec V is now set to hit the production line in January 2009 with cars hitting the Japanese showroom floors in February. Only 10 Spec V’s per month will be produced, making this an extremely exclusive vehicle. The MSRP has gone up a little too, now at 15,000,000 yen which is about $154,000. Considering a standard GT-R goes for $76,000 in the US, Nissan had better work on that asking price if they expect to market it in the US where you can get a ZR1 for $103,000.

So what do you get for all that extra cash? 100 more horses thanks to the reworked exhaust system, more turbo boost and an aggressive ECU tune. You can also expect loads of carbon fiber aero bits and body panels, shedding an estimated 200 pounds off the GT-R.  Lighter wheels, a revised suspension system and brake upgrades will also be included on the Spec V model.  The GTR V Spec’s debut is expected to happen at the Nismo festival at the end of this month.

Source: GTRblog.com

Drag Race Video – Corvette ZR1, Ferrari 599, Porsche GT2, and the Nissan GT-R


MotorTrend has tested all of these cars and they have finally lined them up for a drag race.  This isn’t just a 1/4 mile race either, they run these cars until they run out of pavement.  I’m not going to spoil the results for you, but you should think hard about what the finishing order will be.