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July 05, 2014

Saturday Car Thread 7/5/14 - [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse]

Good afternoon and welcome to another potluck edition of the Saturday car thread.

Starting off today's festivities is this question: Will this Ferrari sell for more than $52 Million?

A fool and his money are soon parted.


A guessing game:




Well, if this isn't everything a Wrangler fan ever dreamed of. Not.

Jeep to boost future Wrangler's fuel economy.

CHELSEA, Mich. - Jeep brand head Mike Manley says the next-generation Wrangler must compete with rivals' "soft SUVs" while maintaining its off-road capabilities.

So Chrysler Group engineers are striving to improve the Wrangler's fuel economy with lightweight materials, more gears and perhaps a smaller engine.

"You're going to see continued improvements in terms of the powertrain package," Manley said at a press event here. "We've got a lot of experts at this moment in time working on that project."

The Wrangler is due to be redesigned in 2017 when the heavy body-on-frame SUV must meet more stringent fuel economy standards.

The 2014 Wrangler two-door and Wrangler Unlimited four-door are rated at 18 mpg combined city and highway with either five-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission, according to fueleconomy.gov.

Because what Jeep lovers want in a Wrangler is "soft".

Seen below, a less-soft version of the Jeep we know and love.


'Murica: America's Top 10 Torque Titans (Listed by category)



More 'Murica: America’s 17 Most-American Cars Made In America By Americans For Americans Who Love America



And, before I close it out for the week, an update on the new tires: I drove to Fort Lauderdale, last Sunday, through some of the worst thunderstorms I've ever had the displeasure of driving through and although I could barely see past the hood, the tires handled the road with no perceivable difference between wet and dry conditions. You can't ask for more than that from a tire.


Now for what you really want.

Malebows.

Elbows and crazy eyes.

Aww shucks. Here's a bonus for ya'.


Please feel free to send any complaints or commendations to me at Twitter: Nied's Dead Horse.

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