Posts by Alex Filsinger

New Vehicle Prices increase 3.5% year over year in January 2020

Kelly blue book’s valuation analyst team reported a 3.5% increase in average new car transaction price from January 2019.   Much of this gain can be attributed to the increase in market share of trucks and SUVs with both categories climbing 4% and 2% respectively.  Without this shift, transaction prices would have risen by roughly 1%. …

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Toyota and Subaru Report Increased Sales in January 2020

January shaped up to be a decent month for new car sales in the U.S.  Across the board manufactures saw sales increases ranging from a low of 0.5% for Subaru and a high of 22% for Mitsubishi. While some brands have shied away from the industry tradition of monthly sales reports, many other brands have…

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The End of an Era – The final 991 Rolls Off The Production Line

As one era ends another continues.  The final 991 generation 911 rolled off the production line in Stuttgart.  The final car was a Heritage edition speedster, one of just 70 heritage models in an already limited 1,948 car production run of Speedsters.  The Speedster was the final 991 variation released and is a commemorative throwback…

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The Return of The Flat 6 To The 718 Cayman and Boxster

Porsche announced the return of the iconic flat 6 to the 718 Boxster and Cayman models.  When the 718 launched, it marked a transition away from flat 6s in favor of a turbocharged 4 cylinder boxer engine.  Porsche has announced that the GTS models will be powered by a 4.0L naturally aspirated Flat 6 producing…

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Ford Tease New Bronco Model

The automotive community has been buzzing recently over spy photos of a test mule for a rumored Ford Bronco.  Rumors of a mutated F150 flew around, but Ford has blow the cover off these with the release of a video depicting a prototype bronco blasting around the Mojave desert.   The mule is heavily camouflaged, but…

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