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2013 Hyundai Veloster  May 1st, 2017 
2013 Hyundai Veloster: Now featuring an optional 1.6-liter turbo-charged 4-cylinder engine (201 hp/195 lb-ft of torque), the 2013 Hyundai Veloster is a 3-door hatchback powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist of a 6-speed manual and 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 28 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. Features include paddle shifters, hill start assist, MacPherson strut suspension, headlights with LED accents, 18-inch wheels, rear spoiler with LED brake light, sunroof, rearview camera, push-button start, 8-speaker sound system, navigation system, rearview camera, hands-free phone capabilities, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, and sport seats. Safety is comprised of electronic stability control, traction control, anti-lock braking, electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), vehicle stability management, tire pressure monitoring (TPMS), advanced airbags, and backup warning sensors. The Veloster is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty. 
 
 
2011 Nissan Maxima SV  May 1st, 2017 
The Nissan Maxima occupies a unique place in Nissan's lineup. It's a midsize sedan like the Altima, but it costs more, comes with more equipment, and is sportier. It's close to the price of the rear-wheel-drive Infiniti G37, but the Maxima has front-wheel drive instead of rear-wheel drive so it isn't as sporty as the G37.

The Maxima is engineered, built, tuned and aimed at drivers who prefer sporty handling and a firmer ride as opposed to the softer, more luxurious rides associated with many cars in this class.

The Nissan Maxima features a notably wide track, which helps the chassis handle the corners on its wide tires. Maxima's underpinnings are shared with other Nissan front-wheel-drive models, including the Murano and Altima. Sized close to the Altima, the Maxima's platform is measurably stiffer.

Maxima Sport and Premium models benefit from a large steel panel behind the rear seat to connect the floor, walls and package shelf into a single unit that, according to Nissan, is up to 17 percent stiffer than the base model, all aimed at sharper handling. Sport versions also add a brace across the front suspension towers for greater stiffness and steering precision. We think that's a vote in favor of the Premium and Sport packages, though it means giving up the cargo benefits of a folding rear seat. Upgrading to these packages is more than the sum of their feature lists.

Changes for the 2011 model year are minor. They involve mostly minor appearance tweaks for cars equipped with the Sport package. This package now includes smoked headlights, a dark chrome grille, and shiny gray interior stitching. All 2011 Nissan Maxima models also get rolled edge tailpipe finishers and two new exterior colors.

The 2011 Nissan Maxima is offered in two models, S and SV.

All 2011 Nissan Maxima models are motivated by a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter dohc V6 engine and come with Nissan's Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT), which works like an automatic.

Model Lineup
Nissan Maxima S ($31,400) comes standard with cloth upholstery, eight-way power driver's seat with lumbar adjustment, four-way power front passenger seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, interior air filter, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, trip computer, power moonroof, cruise control, intelligent key and starter button, eight-speaker AM/FM/MP3 sound system with six-disc CD changer, auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth wireless cell phone link, tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic headlights, theft-deterrent system, and P245/45VR18 tires on alloy wheels.

Nissan Maxima SV ($34,100) upgrades with leather upholstery, nine-speaker Bose sound system with speed-sensitive volume control, driver's seat with a thigh extension and power lumbar, compass, fog lights, HomeLink universal garage door opener, turn signal repeaters in the mirrors, and XM Satellite Radio.

Options for the SV: The Sport package ($2,100) features a sport-tuned suspension, P245/40VR19 tires, rear spoiler, HID xenon headlights, upgraded leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated leather steering wheel, power tilt/telescoping steering column, paddle shifters, automatic entry/exit system (with two-driver memory), driver-side memory (driver's seat, outside mirrors, steering wheel), rear bucket seats, rear-seat trunk pass-through, large rear-seat fold-down center armrest, heated outside mirrors with reverse tilt-down feature and auto-dimming on the driver's side, and metallic-link trim.

The Premium package ($3,300) features rear air conditioning controls, premium leather upholstery, heated/cooled driver's seat, heated passenger seat, power tilt/telescoping heated steering wheel, paddle shifters, memory system (driver's seat, mirrors, steering wheel), rear bucket seats, trunk pass-through, Eucalyptus woodgrain interior trim, heated mirrors with driver's side auto-dimming and tilt-down back-up aid, dual-panel moonroof, seven-inch color monitor, rearview camera, USB port, 9.3-gigabyte Music Box hard drive, power rear sunshade, xenon headlights.

The Technology package ($1,850) adds the hard drive Navigation system with voice recognition and XM NavTraffic and XM NavWeather, 9.3-gigabyte Music Box hard drive, and seven-inch touch-screen color monitor. A Monitor package ($700) comes with the seven-inch color monitor, rearview camera, USB port, and a two-gigabyte hard drive.

Stand-alone options include the Cold package ($400) with heated front seats, outside mirrors and steering wheel; HID headlights ($400); and a rear spoiler ($375).

Safety features on all models include dual-stage frontal, side-impact and side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes with brake assist; Vehicle Dynamic Control (electronic stability control); Traction Control; tire-pressure monitoring; and active front head restraints.

Walkaround
The Nissan Maxima has an attractive, shapely look that fits with its sporty character. Brand styling themes are evident, but the look is unique in Nissan lineup.

Every exterior body panel on the car shows adventurous and modern design and shaping. The fenders bulge at the wheelwells front and rear, accented by character lines along those bulges. The hood has similar bulges, and they all lend a sporty appearance. On each side, the door skins are pulled in from the fenders and flattened out so that the whole body has what the designers call a Coke-bottle shape, with a short nose, a short deck, a long, sloping roof and a BMW-style C-pillar curvature. The grille, headlamps, and 12-LED taillamps are large and fit well into the whole exterior design.

The Maxima is a great looking, assertive sedan with high style and fine detailing, and it doesn't look like anything else in the Nissan lineup.

Interior
The Maxima's place at the top of the Nissan lineup is most evident from the driver's seat. The design, materials, and execution of the interior are top-notch.

The interior features of the Maxima are all about concentration of controls and information around the driver. The interior includes a few items right out of the Nissan parts bin. The radio and navigation control panel sit at the top of the center stack, backed up by lower controls with large, very readable labels and markings. The instruments are black with white numbers that are lit even during daytime driving. The hefty three-spoke steering wheel has redundant controls for the audio system, and is available with huge paddle shifters that will never be out of reach for a quick shift. The floor shifter is located to the left of the center console, for those who want to shift via the stick instead of the paddles.

The available Music Box hard-drive radio holds thousands of songs, and drivers can plug their iPods and MP3 players into the available USB port to listen to songs that way. Nissan also offers a smaller two-gig hard drive in the Monitor package to hold a few hundred songs.

Front and rear comfort is quite good, though not class leading. The driver's seat is multi-adjustable, especially in the Sport package version that we drove, and very huggy and comfortable. Headroom and legroom are generous for most drivers, though the very tall will want more of both.

The rear seat doesn't have as much space as we would expect for a car of this size. Legroom is decent. So is headroom for those of average height. However, taller occupants will want for more headroom due to the car's coupe-like roofline. The seats themselves are fairly supportive, though. Nissan designed the Maxima primarily with two people in mind, with the back seat designed for occasional use. The Altima is better suited for a family of three or four.

The rear seat that comes standard folds 60/40, which adds considerable space. The Sport and Premium packages have a fixed rear seat with a cargo pass-through in the center for occasional hauling or ski trips. That reduces cargo capacity, but the metal plate behind the rear seat improves chassis rigidity, which is the key to sharp handling and a smooth ride.

Driving Impressions
Nissan markets the Maxima as a four-door sports car. While that may be going a bit far, it certainly is a sports sedan.

The Maxima has six engine mounts, and the engine is mounted quite low in the chassis for a lower center of gravity and better handling. The suspension uses aluminum components and a geometry chosen for handling capabilities. We found the front-wheel-drive generates virtually no torque-steer, even under full throttle, an impressive bit of tuning on Nissan's part.

We found the Nissan Maxima SV Sport felt agile, glued to the road and ready to play, with no hint of harshness in the ride. Of course, the Sport package is aided by the front crossbrace and the elimination of the split-folding rear seat, both of which add rigidity. (We're inclined to think the rear-seat brace makes the bigger difference.) The base model is likely plenty sporty, too, but not as precise when pushed hard.

The speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion steering system is shared with the 370Z sports car, and it makes the driver feel connected, truly part of the steering and driving process, and it's never over-boosted. The ABS brakes have vented rotors both front and rear, for superior fade-resistance and added braking power under severe conditions.

The Maxima comes with a strong, responsive 3.5-liter V6 engine. With 290 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 261 pound-feet of torque at 4400 rpm, the V6 is at the top of the class in terms of power development for its size, but it's not peaky or cranky because the valve and intake systems keep it optimized for just about any gear and rev range. It has both variable valve timing and a variable intake system. The latter opens wide at about 4500 rpm, wide enough that you can hear the engine sound change dramatically, adding to the driving enjoyment. The Maxima is EPA-rated at 19 mpg City, 26 mpg Highway.

The engine is smooth right up to the 6200 rpm redline.

The car is very quiet inside, with very little intrusion from the outside world. We are reminded once again Nissan builds superb V6s.

Power is plentiful throughout the rev range. This makes the car enjoyable to drive, and if you can keep your foot out of it, you can get better mileage than the 26 mpg EPA Highway label. If you keep your foot in it, expect 0-60 mph times of 5.8 seconds or less.

Summary
From its quick, accurate steering to the ready power to the nimble handling, the Nissan Maxima is one of the most fun-to-drive midsize sedans. It is designed as a premium car for drivers who want a sporty four-door but don't want to spend the money for full-on luxury.

 
 
 
2011 Jeep Compass LIMITED 4X4...Average retail $15000 on clearance price is only $13995.000  May 1st, 2017 
Offered in base, Latitude and Limited trim levels, the 2011 Jeep Compass presents itself as more upscale compact crossover while continuing to be sold for a modest price. The 2011 Jeep Compass most notable design change is the adaptation of new headlamp housings and grille that replicates the refined character of the flagship Grand Cherokee. Inside an new interior fitted with a redesigned steering wheel and soft-touch materials, standard features on all 2011 Compass models include air conditioning, 12-volt power outlet as well as power windows. Front-wheel drive is standard on every trim level of the 2011 Jeep Compass with optional all-wheel drive capability. For moderate off-roading, a full-time, four-wheel drivetrain known as Freedom Drive II will be available for the first time on the Jeep Compass. While exterior and interior styling has been altered, the inline-four powerplant choices of the 2011 Jeep Compass is carried over from the previous year. On two-wheel drive base and Latitude models, a 2-liter four-cylinder is equipped to deliver 158 horsepower fitted to either a five-speed manual or CVT. Also featuring CVT or five-speed manual transmission choices, the 2011 Jeep Compass Limited, four-wheel drive Latitude offers a 172-horsepower 2.4 liter powerplant that bumps out 165 foot-pounds of torque. The larger 2.4 liter engine is optional on the lower trim levels 2011 Jeep Compass. 
 
 
2010 CHEVROLET CK1500 LT CREW CAB 4X4  Apr 27th, 2017 

Capable, comfortable and offered in a wide array of body styles and configurations, the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a fully competitive full-size pickup.

  • Smooth and quiet ride, agreeable seats, powerful optional V8s, comprehensive standard safety equipment.

what's new

The 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the 5.3-liter V8 receives tweaks that yield incrementally better fuel economy, including a standard six-speed transmission and variable valve timing (the 6.2-liter V8 also receives the former, and the 4.8-liter V8 the latter). All V8s can now run on E85 as well as gasoline. Side curtain airbags, front-seat side airbags and stability control are standard on all models, and all stereos except the base unit offer USB connectivity. Finally, the 6.0-liter V8 has been dropped.

vehicle overview

Time waits for no full-size pickup truck -- that's what the past few years have shown in this hotly contested category. Considered the odds-on favorite for segment supremacy when it debuted four years ago, the Chevrolet Silverado now finds itself beset by upstart rivals. But continual improvements along with a whole lot of fundamental goodness have kept the Silverado in our good graces. The 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is an iconic American vehicle for a reason -- it's one of the best full-size trucks you can buy.

As ever, the 2010 Silverado is a robust specimen. There are no fewer than three optional V8 engines, and towing and hauling ratings are top-notch. However, drivers are demanding a lot more from their trucks these days than just the ability to do grunt work. To this end, the Silverado offers plenty of standard and available features, including luxuries like a navigation system and a USB jack, that are generally associated with passenger cars and SUVs. There are also two interiors, the more upscale of which (LTZ models only) features a full center console and good-quality materials.


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trim levels & features

The 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 full-size pickup truck is available in three body styles: standard cab, extended cab and crew cab. Standard cabs can be had with either a standard bed (6-foot, 6-inch) or a long bed (8-foot). Extended cabs can have a short (5-foot, 8-inch), standard or long bed. In the interest of maneuverability, crew cabs come only with the short bed.

Regular cabs can be had in base Work or midlevel LT trims, while the extended and crew cabs are also available in the plush LTZ trim. There's an LS trim for extended and crew cabs only. The Work trim comes with the basics, including air-conditioning (extended- and crew-cab versions), a trip computer, a tilt steering wheel, OnStar telematics, vinyl seating, a 40/20/40-split front bench seat and a CD/MP3 stereo with an auxiliary audio jack. The LS adds full power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, satellite radio and adjustable lumbar support for the driver.

The LT trim adds upgraded audio speakers and a USB jack, premium cloth seating (with a lockable compartment and a power outlet built into the center cushion of the split front seat), an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Opting for the LTZ gets you alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers (with heated washer fluid), dual-zone automatic climate control (in extended and crew cabs), an exclusive dash design with wood and metallic accents, leather upholstery, heated front bucket seats (with 12-way power adjustment and driver memory settings), steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth, a Bose audio system (with a six-CD changer and rear audio controls) and remote engine start.

Notable options include a variety of towing packages, the Z71 off-road package (skid plates, an off-road suspension and a locking rear differential), 18- and 20-inch wheels, upgraded audio systems, a navigation system with real-time traffic updates and a rearview camera (the latter is also available separately with a rearview-mirror display), a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, heated power-folding outside mirrors, a sunroof, a power-sliding rear window, a cargo management system and rear park assist. There is also the XFE (extra fuel economy) trim variant for the two-wheel-drive 5.3-liter V8 crew cab that features aerodynamic enhancements and lightweight aluminum components that improve fuel economy. To ease loading and unloading the bed, one may opt for the EZ Lift tailgate that requires only about half the effort (compared to the standard tailgate) to open and close.

performance & mpg

There are four different engines available for the 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500. Work trucks have a 4.3-liter V6 (195 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque) as standard. This can be upgraded to a 4.8-liter V8 (295 hp, 305 lb-ft) or a 5.3-liter V8 (315 hp, 338 lb-ft). The LS comes only with the 4.8-liter V8. The LT trim, depending on body style, will have one of these two V8s as standard, while the LTZ has the 5.3-liter engine as standard.Optional on select models is a 6.2-liter V8 (403 hp and 417 lb-ft). All V8s run on E85 as well as gasoline.

A four-speed automatic transmission with a tow and haul mode is standard on Silverado pickups with the base V6 and 4.8-liter V8. Silverados with the 5.3-liter or 6.2-liter V8 receive a six-speed automatic. In 0-60-mph testing, we clocked a Silverado with the 6.2-liter V8 at a very quick 6.6 seconds. Properly equipped, a Silverado 1500 can tow up to 10,700 pounds.

Buyers have a choice of either rear- or four-wheel drive. The Work and LS trims with 4WD have a traditional floor-mounted selector for the transfer case. All other 4WD trims have Autotrac, which features an automatic setting that shifts into 4WD when wheel slippage is detected.

Fuel economy estimates range from 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined for a crew cab XFE down to 12/19/14 mpg for a 4WD Silverado 1500 fitted with the 6.2-liter V8.

safety

Antilock brakes (front disc, rear drum) are standard, with an all-disc setup available via the Max Trailering package. Stability control, front side and side curtain airbags are also standard.

In government crash tests, the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 earned top five-star ratings for frontal collisions. As of this writing, neither the government nor the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety had subjected the newly side-airbag-equipped 2010 Silverado to side-impact crash testing.

interior

The Silverado's interior has very good fit and finish. The Silverado LTZ improves things greatly with a unique upscale dash and door panel treatment, a full center console and attractive wood grain and metallic accents, although you'll pay a stiff entry price for the luxury ambience. The rear seat in crew-cab models is quite comfortable, and the seat cushions can be flipped upward for a nearly flat load floor. Interior storage is adequate, but some might take issue with the smallish cupholders and the haphazard organization of the center console box.

driving

The 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is part of the new breed of big trucks that are actually pleasant to drive. The steering is light but reasonably precise, and the truck's comfortable seats and smooth, quiet ride make long road trips enjoyable. One thing to keep in mind is that the Silverado's turning circle is typically larger than most other trucks. Acceleration is sluggish with the base V6 but just fine with even the smallest V8. The 5.3-liter V8 feels brawny, and the 6.2-liter V8 turns the Silverado into a veritable muscle truck. We much prefer the six-speed automatic that comes standard with the two bigger V8s; the four-speed feels past its prime.

 
 
 
2008 VOLKSWAGEN R32  Apr 22nd, 2017 
A select handful of cars offer a rare level of all-around excellence that sets them on a plane seemingly untouchable by their competitors. Premium branding is often part of the price of admission to this level of perfection, but the people’s car company—Volkswagen—sees no reason it can’t play here too, granting its R32 levels of polish and balance more often associated with pricier brands.

Basically, the R32 is a three-door GTI—already one of our favorite small cars, with a comparison test crown and a 10Best trophy to its name—with more: a 250-hp narrow-angle V-6, all-wheel drive, a full complement of luxury features, and weight. VW manages the R32’s weight gain without losing the GTI’s playful tossability by cinching the car’s suspenders a bit tighter. Spring rates, increased just so all around, mask the additional 332 pounds quite well, leaving the GTI and R32 nearly indistinguishable in tight Alpine switchbacks. With our test gear riding shotgun, the R32 managed 0.87 g on the skidpad, matching the best number posted by a GTI in our hands (the early Euro-spec car we tested pulled 0.90 g).

The added weight and traction of the R32’s all-wheel-drive system endow the already stoic chassis with an even more remarkably planted feel on open roads. The steering is pleasantly hefty and stable, and the car tracks as true as a promise from Mother Teresa. During our drive, we managed to sneak over 100 mph a couple of times without disturbing a sleeping passenger or even feeling the need to have both hands on the steering wheel (don’t try this at home or anywhere: both hands were in fact on the wheel).


 
 
 
2010 DODGE CHARGER SXT AWD  Apr 22nd, 2017 

In 1844, Alexandre Dumas wrote Les Trois Mousquetaires. The best-known of the protagonists was D'Artagnan. Then there was, uh, Porthos. And finally came Curly. Maybe it was Annette. In like fashion, DaimlerChrysler has trotted out its own trio of swarthy swordsmen, led initially by the popular and potent Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum and followed now by the Charger. All three benefit from the same 120.0-inch Mercedes-Benz- derived chassis, and not surprisingly, all three drive similarly. What is surprising is that the Charger shares not a single body panel with its brother mousquetaires and is most obviously differentiated from the 300 by its rear-three-quarter haunches-"kangaroo hips," as one onlooker called them-and by a grille that doesn't so earnestly mimic Jay Leno's chin. The Dodge guys insist that the four round taillamps recollect those on a 1968 Charger. See 'em? No? That's because the lamps are hidden beneath lenses apparently plucked from a Stratus. In fact, if you recognize any familiar Charger styling cues, give us a shout.

There are, incredibly, five Charger chargé d'affaires. The bottom-feeder SE ($22,295) features a 250-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and includes a ton of stuff-17-inch tires, traction control, ABS, a CD player, stability control. It's more fun to drive than a V-6 Toyota Camry and is a lot rarer, although that may change if Dodge achieves its goal of selling a quarter of all Chargers to fleets-among them fuzz fleets, so commit this car's grille to memory now. There's another V-6 iteration, the SXT ($25,995), with lots more stuff standard. Next comes the R/T, with leather seats and the multidisplacement 340-horse Hemi ($29,995). Let us pause, here, to repeat that-a 340-hp rear-drive sedan for 30 grand, the sort of fun-to-dollar ratio that recollects, say, a Mustang GT, whose two doors remind us that the original Charger, alas, was also a coupe. For an extra $1600, you can order your R/T with the Road/Track Performance Group-no Car and Driver option was even considered, the jerks-which includes firmer self-leveling shocks, 18-inch Michelins, tighter "9-land" steering (our guess is that it's the G7 nations plus Alabama and Arkansas), beefier seat bolsters, and an extra 10 ponies summoned mostly via a center muffler with a straighter pass-through and a huskier singing voice. That's the car we selected for this test-an R/T with R/T, as it were. Next comes the Charger Daytona R/T ($32,495), identical to our tester except for a Pep Boys decklid spoiler and the billboard-size words "HEMI" and "DAYTONA" reversed out of flat-black paint, demonstrating to passing constables that you are a person of limited judgment and excess cash. And later this fall will come the SRT8 with a 425-hp Hemi-the ultimate Charger-whose price has yet to be fixed. No all-wheel-drive Charger will be offered.

All five include a Mercedes-designed five-speed automatic with a slick manumatic that is perfectly positioned and quick to respond-bump left for downshifts, right for upshifts. During our tests, the transmission seemed telepathic about summoning the correct gear and snicked off seamless WOT upshifts. Our lone beef was one of those Are-you-sure-you-want-to-do-this? pauses before kickdowns from fifth.

Mercedes likewise penned the steering rack, and it's a beaut. On freeways, the front tires evince fierce dedication to straight-ahead, and the slight on-center slack you notice in a 300C, which we drove back-to-back, has been eliminated. For the most part, effort is on the high side-and we'd have preferred to feel a little more road texture-but the heaviness disappears at parking speeds. In any event, the wheel itself is NASCAR large, so there's no trouble deriving leverage.

We hammered our Charger around Virginia International Raceway and were surprised at the car's balance and general neutrality. It's difficult to rotate the tail-the stability control can't be completely disabled and is not enamored of power oversteer-but you can slide the car in modest but controllable drifts that would have amused even Mel Kenyon.

Brake feel is terrific and allows your foot to reliably sense the transition to anti-lock. Better still is the 169-foot stopping distance, impressive for a two-ton anything. The R/T's rotors are big (13.6 inches fore, 12.6 inches aft), and we noticed virtually no fade, even at the racetrack.

Throughout, the Charger's body motions remained as studiously supervised as a Vassar faculty party. The firmer optional dampers eliminated even the minor dive and squat we've noticed in the 300C. In fact, during an 800-mile two-stop blast from VIR to Detroit, the ride-and-handling trade-off proved nothing short of miraculous until we encountered Michigan's Baghdad-quality potholes. Even then, the platform held as firmly and shiver-free as a bridge abutment, and no subassemblies rattled or squeaked. Nevertheless, if you dwell in a frost-heave state and want to ensure that your Charger remains an all-star long-distance cruiser, you may want to dial back to the standard R/T suspension. At least sample it.

 
 
 
2008 VOLKSWAGEN TOURAG 2  Apr 22nd, 2017 

That's the story with this revised version of VW's sport-utility, as a range of exotic enhancements to the electronics expand its dynamic possibilities, while a number of luxury features have been added, like a stylish interior treatment and a power liftgate. It's a sport-utility with a superhero's range of special powers.

The Touareg 2 seems to have driven away from its VW heritage and become more like the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne, with which the Touareg shares the fundamentals of its platform and powertrain.


Touareg 2, the Sequel
Now known as the Touareg 2, this is really a sequel and not a remake of the original movie. Wheelbase, length, width and height are exactly the same as last year's model.

Cosmetically, the 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 is more of a nose-tipping than a full face-lift. The exterior changes include the new-look grille (chrome for the V6 model and matte chrome for the V8 and the V10 diesel) that clarifies the family resemblance to the rest of the VW line. The overall look is more aerodynamic, thanks to a redesigned front bumper, shapelier headlamp casings and more slippery side mirrors. The rear of the Touareg also gets aero with a rooftop spoiler, while the dark taillight lenses and reshaped exhaust tips are there for visual freshness.

Full-time all-wheel drive remains part of the program, and the six-speed automatic transmission still includes a low range for poor traction situations. The V6 version of the Touareg 2 now comes with a comfort-calibrated suspension as standard equipment, but the V8 remains a sporting proposition, and 19-inch wheels with 275/45R19 tires are part of the program.

Comfort Is the New Black
When you slip into the Touareg 2, you'll immediately notice how comfortable it is. The revised interior seems to have been inspired by the luxurious Volkswagen Phaeton and features the sedan's high-fashion architecture and luxurious, richly colorful materials. The sound ergonomics help place every little control within easy reach, and the tilt-telescopic steering wheel is now matched by a standard 12-way power-adjustable driver seat.

All this luxury makes you wish that the interior dimensions of the Touareg 2 had been expanded. With a total passenger volume of 99 cubic feet, the Touareg 2 should be plenty spacious for a five-passenger utility with its 112.4-inch wheelbase, but we still feel that rear legroom seems a little stingy at 35.6 inches. Although compared to the BMW X5 with its 115.5-inch wheelbase, the Touareg 2 offers 1.3 inches more front-seat legroom at the price of 1 inch less rear-seat legroom.

Cargo capacity with the second row in place is still 31 cubic feet. With the 60/40-split-row folding seats down, capacity increases to 71 cubic feet. However, this is 4 fewer cubes than a BMW X5, which has been stretched for 2008 to afford an optional third-row seat.


Despite its 68-inch overall height, the Touareg still rated "Good" in our handling tests. On the skid pad it pulled 0.77g and weaved its way through our 600-foot slalom course at 62.2 mph.

Most of the magic for the 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 lies in the upgraded electronics. The stability control is already pretty sophisticated, as the relatively extreme threshold of intervention doesn't keep you from getting the most out of driving the Touareg at sporting speeds. But now the braking system incorporates brake assist, a dry brake function that skims the moisture from wet rotors to improve braking action, a supplemental boost in brake pressure to compensate for brake fade, and logic that controls understeer and forestalls rollovers. In addition, the ABS system now allows sufficient wheel lockup under braking on loose traction to allow a wedge of gravel or sand to build up in front of the tires, a measure that reduces braking distances by 20 percent, VW claims.

Whew. It's like having the Justice League of braking working for you. Of course, all you'll probably notice in everyday driving is the Touareg 2's impressive ability to stop from 60 mph in 120 feet.

The Road Usually Traveled
For off-roading, the Touareg has everything you need. It's supremely capable, as if its German engineers believe that American drivers must negotiate the slippery red rocks of Moab, Utah, on the way to every grocery store.

Passengers benefit from optional four-zone climate controls, heated seats both front and rear and a 620-watt, 10-speaker Dynaudio sound system with a six-disc CD changer and aux input jack. Unfortunately, the disc changer is mounted in the trunk — so five years ago — and the aux port seems to have been squeezed in as an afterthought. It's an indicator that the Touareg architecture comes from a time before such things were thought of.

There are even more buttons on the center console than in the Audi Q7. They continue on the Touareg's steering wheel and just so rear riders don't feel left out, they get a cluster of buttons as well. For all the people who reject the Audi MMI and BMW iDrive controllers, the Touareg 2 illustrates the consequences of the one-button/one-function philosophy — buttons that threaten to take over the world.





 
 
 
2012 NISSAN MURANO SL AWD  Apr 22nd, 2017 
Dare to turn heads in our 2012 Nissan Murano SL AWD. It offers style, performance and versatility. Powering this upscale crossover is the award-winning 3.5 Liter V6 producing 260hp while linked to the innovative Xtronic CVT. You can expect to achieve up to 24mpg on the open road and will feel confident with the tenacious traction of All Wheel Drive.

Step inside the refined and leather-trimmed interior and find yourself spoiled with features like the Intelligent Key w/Push button ignition, vehicle information center with an impressive monitor and heated front seats and steering wheel. A Digital Bose audio system features multi speakers and an auxiliary audio/video input jacks, making your daily commute just that much more entertaining.

When it comes to safety, the Murano has you covered with six airbags, vehicle dynamic control, traction control and a tire pressure monitoring system all standard. Reward yourself with a crossover that is just as distinctive as it is versatile. You'll love this choice!
 
 
 
2012 BUICK VERANO   Apr 22nd, 2017 
Our 2012 Buick Verano with Leather group is displayed in Black Onyx. This 2.4 Liter 4 Cylinder Turbocharged powerplant offers 180hp on demand allowing Verano to achieve near 32mpg on the road. Paired with a flowing aerodynamic design, tight suspension, and a 6 Speed Automatic transmission, this Front Wheel Drive delivers the perfect acceleration in any environment, urban or rural.

Leather trim adds heated premium leather, wood and alloy cabin trim, a heated steering wheel and 9 Bose premium speakers, including a pair of subwoofers to an awesome list of goodies seen here. The phenomenally quiet cabin, where even a whisper can be heard, features amenities such as steering-wheel controls, Bluetooth, USB, Intellilink, and much more as seen in our pictures.

Safety is paramount, emphasized by ABS, electronic stability control, OnStar, and numerous airbags. Travel is first-class each time you enter Verano. Move about town in the style and sophistication that only Buick can bring to your life. Don't delay... Print this page and call us Now.

 
 
 
2007 BMW X3 AWD  Apr 22nd, 2017 
CLEAN AUTOCHECK!!!! 1-OWNER!!!! NICE, NICE, X3 CALL TODAY!!!!!!!This crossover SUV is only offered in one style: the 3.0si. Why mess with perfection, right?

Under the hood is an enhanced version of BMW's 3.0 liter inline six engine, which generates 260 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque. That's a 35 point increase from the 2006 X3! This baby has plenty of get-up-and-go!

Our 2007 3.0si includes keyless entry, full power accessories, automatic climate control, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a panoramic roof and BMW's X-Drive all-wheel drive system.

BMW knows safety is important. This X3 has front side-impact airbags, while side curtain airbags, which BMW calls its Head Protection System, protect occupants in the front and rear.

With safety wrapped in style and luxury you can't go wrong!

 
 
 
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four wheel drives and all wheel drives at wildwestomaha.com  Apr 22nd, 2017 
2007 BMW XE...ONLY 62,000 MILES....AWD
2011 BUICK ENCLAVE SLT2...............AWD
2010 CHEVROLET CK1500 CREW CAB.... 4X4
2010 DODGE CHARGER GT.................AWD
2013 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED ..........4X4
2012 GMC TERRAIN SLT-2 ...............AWD
2010 HONDA CRV EXL.....................AWD
2011 JEEP COMPASS LTD.................AWD
2011 KIA SPORTAGE EX..................AWD
2003 LEXUS GX470 .......................AWD
2012 NISSAN MURANO SL... ...........AWD
2008 NISSAN ROGUE SL................ AWD
2013 SUBARU IMPTRZA SXT LIMITED.AWD
2010 TOYOTA RAVA 4 LIMITED.........AWD
2008 VOLKSWAGEN R32..................AWD
2008 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG 2........
AWD

 
 
 
2008 MAZDA CX9 AWD..3RD SEAT...SEE IT AT WILD WEST AUTO SALES AT 6610 L STREET, OMAHA, NE. 68117  Dec 24th, 2016 
You have heard of Zoom-Zoom-Zoom....Our sporty-looking crossover seating seven in three rows and earning five-star crash ratings seems a bit like having your cake and eating it, too. Hip soccer moms rejoice at the Mazda CX-9 because it is so much fun to drive. Our 2008 CX-9 features a sport-tuned suspension to take advantage of the 3.7 Liter V6 that kicks out 270hp and scores 22mpg highway. Paired with a 6-Speed shiftable automatic, our All Wheel Drive machine is ready to hit the road.

The Sport trim adds gorgeous plush seats, premium sound, dual climate control, and a multi-fuction steering wheel to a jam-packed list of features. The CX-9's high safety marks are due to ABS brakes, stability control with rollover protection, and dual front-side and head curtain airbags for all three rows. All this makes for an awesome purchase for the family.

Our CX-9's sport-tuned suspension adds extra road grip and precise performance feel, making it practical for families. So, you have made a great choice - Print this page and call us Now... Or visit our website at wildwestomaha.com.
 
 
 
2009 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LTD..HEMI...REAR ENTER...SEE AT WILD WEST AUTO SALES, 6610 L STREET, OMAHA, NE. 68117  Dec 24th, 2016 
Our 2009 Limited gives you the flexibility of owning a rugged, four wheel drive SUV, the comforts of a luxurious interior, a powerful V8 engine, and it still fits in the garage! Push the remote start to fire up the 5.7 Liter V8, put the pedal to the metal and let the good times roll! (Just watch out for cops, we don't pay for speeding tickets!) Off-road, this Grand Cherokee Limited isn't bothered by deep mud, extremely steep slopes, or even wildly uneven back roads!

When you aren't looking for trails off the beaten path, you'll really enjoy the luxurious amenities this one provides. Look at the photos and you will see the gorgeous leather upholstery, a power sunroof, driver memory seat, rear entertainment and navigation. There's even a back up camera with sound. Hooking up the boat has never been so easy!

Our Limited is too pretty to sit around collecting dust on our lot! Get in here today before she's gone! Print this page and call us Now... Or visit our website at wildwestomaha.com.
 
 
 
2009 NISSAN MURANO LE..AWD... ROOF..NAVIGATION..DUAL POWER SEATS...SEE THIS AT WILDWESTOMAHA.COM  Dec 24th, 2016 
Our 2009 Nissan Murano LE AWD is a class-leading crossover SUV with top-of-the-line trim. Powering our SUV is a 3.5 Liter V6 that offers 365hp while linked to a continuously variable transmission. This one produces plenty of power and performance and helps this All Wheel Drive master the road.

Nissan got it right with this Murano, and we're sure you'll agree! It has head-turning good looks, luxurious features, a record for reliability, roominess and functionality! This LE has about every luxury and convenience feature imaginable, including a leather wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls, wood-grain cabin accents, leather interior, panoramic sunroof, and the list goes on and on!

Go ahead and take another look at our pictures and then hurry out here before this one is gone. A vehicle that looks this good won't last long on our lot! Print this page and call us Now... Or visit our website at wildwestomaha.com.

 
 
 
2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT SEE AT WILD WEST AUTO SALES, 6610 L STREET, OMAHA, NE. 68117  Dec 24th, 2016 
The Grand Caravan SXT adds a 197-hp 3.8-liter V6, power driver seat and pedals, power outside mirrors and rear air-conditioning. Interior storage space is up significantly. With no fewer than 13 cupholders and various mesh nets and cubbies, there's a place for every juice box and ground-up bag of Froot Loops you can pack.

The third-row seat splits 60/40 and folds flat into the floor. Almost every minivan has this, but the Grand Caravan offers an optional power-folding seat with one-touch operation. No other minivan has this feature. You can visit our website at wildwestomaha.com.
 
 
 
2007 TOYOTA RAVA 4 LIMITED..ONLY 80,000 RIGHT MILES... SEE AT WILD WEST AUTO SALES, 6610 L ST. OMAHA, NE. 68117  Dec 24th, 2016 
LOADED WITH ROOF..LEATHER..WHEELS..CLEAN AUTOCHECK..4X4..RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT!!! A winner of Car & Drivers Best Trucks award - this RAV 4 Limited stands above the rest! It combines good looks, comfort, and spaciousness - with a practical size and ease of handling that makes it one of the best SUV choices for getting around the city. Plus, you can plan on getting 30 mpg on the highway - what great fuel economy for an SUV!

Take a look at our pictures of this lovely Rav4 Limited! You have loads of style on the outside including good tires and an abundance of comfort and luxury features such as a sunroof are jam packed on the inside!

You wouldn't think an SUV could have all of that pep and power and still have one of the best safety records going, would you? But this one does. It's earned the highest possible ratings in crash testings for every type of impact.

Let's see - Stylish? Check. Spacious? Check. Economical? Check. Safe? Check. Reliable? Check. Powerful? Check. Great Ride? Check. Print this page and call us Now... OR visit our website at wildwestomaha.com.

 
 
 
2011 JEEP COMPASS LIMITED 4X4..IMMACULATE BLACK...SEE AT WILD WEST AUTO SALES, 6610 L ST. OMAHA, NE.68117  Dec 24th, 2016 
SPOTLESS..DARE TO COMPARE..THIS IS AS ALMOST NEW AS IT GETS...Our 2011 Compass Limited is much bigger than it looks and has the power to back it up. This 2.4L 4-cylinder comes with the sweet CVT transmission - that means - Look Mom! No shifting!

Steering is precise and neutral, and the Four Wheel Drive Compass drives like a car, so you get the versatility of both worlds here. Kinda have your cake and eat it too! Look at our pictures, and you'll see this Compass is in beautiful condition and screaming your name! A Navigation System, Power Sunroof, Leather Upholstery, and Climate Controlled driver and passenger seat cushions and seat backs make this Limited a must have.

This baby comes standard with dual front and curtain side airbags, anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes with brake assist, anti-skid, traction control, and a tire pressure warning system. The NHTSA awarded the Compass four stars in all tests excluding side impacts for the driver and rear passenger, which both received five stars. Print this page and call us Now... Or visit our website at wildwestomaha.com.

 
 
 
2011 KIA SOUL SPORT..MOONROOF..EXTRA CLEAN..COME SEE AT WILD WEST AUTO SALES, 6610 L ST. OMAHA, NE. 68117   Dec 24th, 2016 
This 2011 Kia Soul Sport offers a unique and hip style with good fuel economy, an impressive list of standard safety features and a roomy interior. This head-turner is loaded with a 2.0 Liter 4 Cylinder engine that kicks out 142 horses. Fuel economy continues to be attractive even with the larger engine, with estimates of 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway. Go ahead -- pass up that gas station. You won't need to fill up nearly as often as your friends.

With it's urban-chic styling unlike any other in it's class - you owe it to yourself to take this one for a spin! With the Red accented upholstery, doors, steering wheel and dash, our Sport provides a fun and hip ride! Check out our pictures and just imagine how fun it will be to drive this Soul Sport!

You're sure to get noticed in this Soul! Print this page and call us Now... or visit our website at wildwestomaha.com.

 
 
 
08 CHRYSLER ASPEN..4X4 WITH A 3RD SEAT SEE IT AT WILDWEST AUTO SALES AT 6610 L ST. OMAHA, NE.  Dec 24th, 2016 
OUTSTANDING..NEW TIRES..LEATHER..ROOF..WHEEL..8 PASSENGER..3RD SEAT..PERFECT AUTO CHECK...Our 2008 Aspen Limited is equipped with a 4.7 Liter V8 engine paired with a smooth shifting 5-Speed automatic, which means go-go-go for this Four Wheel Drive luxury machine!

Although it borrowed many of its components from the Dodge Durango, our Aspen WP Chrysler Signature Series goes for a more upscale feel, with such features as a wood-grain instrument panel and interior trim, gorgeous two tone leather upholstery, heated front buckets, power sunroof, back-up camera, keyless entry, a CD/AUX/SAT capable audio system and multi-zone climate control. This upscale SUV can seat up to eight passengers in its roomy cabin, which can be easily reconfigured for cargo thanks to 40/20/40-split fold-and-tumble second-row seats and 60/40 split folding third-row seats. Safety features abound, too.

Do you like to roll in luxury? Print this page and call us Now... or vist our website at wildwestomaha.com.

 
 
 
2006 SUBARU B9 TRIBECA AWD SEE AT WILD WEST AUTO SALES, 6610 L STREET, OMAHA, NE. 68117  Dec 24th, 2016 
GREAT BUY!! FAT RUBBER..AWD..MECHANICALLY SOUND..LOCAL TRADE...PERFECT AUTO CHECK..Our 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 7 Passenger AWD looks great in Titanium Silver Metallic! Under the hood of this SUV is a 3.0 Liter 6 Cylinder that churns out ample power through its smooth-shifting 5 Speed Automatic. You'll enjoy this sure-footed ride of this All Wheel Drive and score near 23mpg on the open road.

Admire our photos, and you'll see this is a sharp-looking vehicle! Check out the wealth of amenities including a sunroof, privacy glass, rear spoiler, fog lamps and daytime running lights. You'll appreciate the supportive leather heated seats, leather steering wheel, power accessories, and great audio system with auxiliary input and available satellite radio.

Legendary Subaru safety holds true with a host of advanced features to help you avoid and manage challenging driving situations. This is a fantastic option that you'll love once you get behind the wheel and see it for yourself! Print this page and call us Now... OR go to wildwestomaha.com to view our inventory.

 
 
 
2007 HONDA ODYSSEY AT WILD WEST AUTO SALES, 6610 L STREET, OMAHA, NE. 68117  Dec 24th, 2016 
RELIABLE..LOW MILES..NEW TIRES..PERFECT AUTO CHECK..MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE..The 2007 Honda Odyssey EX may well be the best minivan on the market. It's certainly one of the most enjoyable to drive, and it lives up to Honda's reputation for refinement, convenient features and great fit and finish. Powered by a 3.5 Liter V6 this Front Wheel Drive automatic can get up and go.

Our upscale EX includes the features that make family travel easier and more enjoyable. Check out our pictures and features list and prepare to be impressed! Underway, it delivers everything you could ask for in a minivan: a smooth ride, responsive handling, stability at speed and a smooth, powerful engine.

Our Honda Odyssey has it all: great road manners, interior creature comforts, easy passenger/cargo flexibility, a full array of safety equipment and better mileage than most SUVs. 

 
 
 
2012 GMC TERRAIN SLT-2 AWD..3RD SEAT LOADED GO TO WILDWESTOMAHA.COM  Dec 24th, 2016 
GORGEOUS..PERFECT AUTO CHECK..MECHANICAL SOUND..LOOKS AND DRIVES GREAT!!  Are you ready to spice up the neighborhood? Step into our 2012 GMC Terrain and just take in the glory as you drive down the block! Our Terrain has a little boxier stance than it's sister the Equinox and looks more beefy than other SUV's in it's class.

Under the hood sits a 3.0-liter V6 that delivers 264 horsepower through a smooth shifting automatic transmission. This All-Wheel Drive machine is sure footed in almost any road condition and delivers nearly 25 mpg on the highway! Wonderful news with the rising gas prices!

Our SLT-2 trim comes with tons of luxuries the whole family will love! Take a good look at our pictures and notice the power sunroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, leather steering wheel w/audio controls, and dual DVD players!

If you're on the market for a spacious two-row SUV and want to look great at the same time, our Terrain is the only choice for you! 

 
 
 
2008 MITISUBISHI ECLIPSE GT AT WILDWEST OMAHA, 6610 L STREET, OMAHA, NE. 68117  Dec 22nd, 2016 
For those looking for a stylish, sporty-looking coupe that provides comfortable long-distance cruising, this '08 Eclipse warrants consideration. Casual sport coupe shoppers will find plenty to like in this good looking ride.

This Eclipse GT trim adds all kinds of goodies to the standard equipment along with cosmetic upgrades inside and out, and 18-inch wheels. Our GT also has the optional 3.8-liter, 263-hp V6 that gives this sweet ride plenty of power and torque to jump off the line in a flash! You even have the 5-speed Sportronic automatic transmission in this GT, so you get an extra dose of power!

If you are looking for a sporty coupe with an engine that doesn't talk back, a ride that won't beat you up on the freeway, and a body that turns heads....you need to come in and test drive this Eclipse GT before it's gone!

 
 
 
2011 NISSAN JUKE SV AWD AT WILDWESTOMAHA.COM  Dec 22nd, 2016 
Our impressive 2011 Nissan Juke SV has Nissan's most technically sophisticated engine... A 1.6 Liter Turbo Charged 4 Cylinder! Connected to a seamless CVT this fuel efficient combination delivers a smooth ride and a fuel sipping 30mpg on the open road. The stylish exterior is accented with alloy wheels, privacy glass, and cleverly placed details.

Take your seat behind the wheel and you will notice this Juke's high seating position makes it feel larger inside than it actually is. The SV trim offers a power sunroof, AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 Player, power accessories, key-less entry, premium cloth interior, and a leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel.

The safety list includes ABS, low tire pressure warning, 4-wheel disc brakes, and plenty of air bags. Our Juke delivers an all around stellar performance, but don't take our word for it! Come test drive this beauty for yourself! Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership!

 
 
 
2013 FORD ESCAPE SE 4X4 AT WILDWESTOMAHA.COM  Dec 22nd, 2016 
A smart SUV? Our 2013 Ford Escape SE with Intelligent 4WD shown in Silver processes data 20 times faster than the blink of your eye to keep you sure-footed in any road condition! The 2.0 Liter EcoBoost offers 240hp on demand and combined with a 6 Speed SelectShift you will get up to an impressive 30mpg. Torque vectoring control is a new feature that gives you awesome response and agility in the turns and believe me it handles like a dream. Add to that the 3,500 lb towing capacity and this is perfect for the adventuresome. Chrome exhausts and accents, rear spoiler and fog lamps add to the sporty feel.

Inside Escape is all about you! Voice-activated Ford Sync w/Sirius XM, ice blue lighting, a high-tech instrument panel and luxurious features throughout make you feel like a rock-star. Everyone has plenty of room to relax and ride in comfort while plugging in their devices to their own power points.

Safety has never been better with the Escape. Six standard airbags, Roll stability control, SOS post-crash alert, tire pressure monitoring and traction control all ensure your safety on the road. MyKey lets you customize features such as speed and volume controls for the young drivers of the family. You have chosen a great versatile SUV with the 2013 Escape SE! Once behind the wheel you will know this is one of the smartest vehicles on the road today. 

 
 
 
2010 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN SEL..AWD.. at WILDWESTOMAHA.COM  Dec 22nd, 2016 
You're looking at our incredible 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4Motion! This SUV proves that the folks at Volkswagen know how to please! Our All Wheel Drive Tiguan is powered with a 2.0 Liter Turbo Charged 4 Cylinder that will let you play with 200hp and even rewards you with near 25mpg on the open road!

Inside you'll find premium synthetic upholstery with heated front seats, a sunroof, touchscreen media, CD/MP3 player, a multi-function steering wheel and more! Worried about leg room or cargo space? No worries, the Tiguan allows the rear seats to move 6 inches forward or back! Our Tiguan can haul the whole family around town in style and comfort!

Look at our pictures and you'll agree that this Tiguan has everything you'd expect from an SUV from Volkswagen. Power, looks, safety, and fun are all here and waiting for you! Print this page and call us Now...
 
 
 
GORGEOUS 2011 BMW 328XI ALL WHEEL DRIVE AT WILDWESTOMAHA.COM  Dec 22nd, 2016 
Fully deserving of its popularity, our 2011 BMW 3 Series receives new exterior and interior styling for 2011. This 328i xDrive is powered by a 230hp 3.0 Liter Inline 6. Turning and stopping is remarkable with agility and balance, without seriously compromising comfort or common sense. Our 3-series continues to be a well balanced driver's car that will put a smile on your face in every day commuting or carving up a canyon road.

This interior provides a restrained show of luxury. Emphasizing items such as supportive seats and clean analog gauges, contribute to driver comfort and involvement. Materials are high in quality and build quality is exceptional. Front seats have firm support to ward off fatigue during a day's worth of driving. This 328i delivers with leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual climate control, wood trim, and much more. Standard safety equipment on the 2011 BMW 3 Series includes a run flat tire system, brake drying, anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, rain sensing wipers, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.

There really are two ways to drive this car: like a true luxury sedan or a true performance sedan. Either way, it's near perfect. 
 
 
 
What is Credit? What is a credit report? What is a credit score?  Dec 17th, 2016 
What is credit?
Credit is a promise to buy now and pay later. Your credit history is your reputation for paying debts in a timely manner.

What is a credit report?
A credit report is a record of all of your credit worthiness regarding your debt obligations. There are three major Credit Bureaus that report your credit history to lenders.
  • Equifax
  • Experian
  • TransUnion
Will buying a car from Wildwest Auto Sales improve my credit?
Yes. Our program reports your payments to Credit Bureaus and on-time reported payments increase your credit score.

What is a credit score?
A credit score is generated based on your credit report. Lenders use this number to determine if you are approved for a loan or not.

 
What lowers a credit score?
Events such as bankruptcy and repossession can lower your credit score.
Missing payments or late payments can also lower your score.

  
 
 
 
4X4'S & ALL WHEEL DRIVES AT WILDWESTOMAHA.COM  Dec 16th, 2016 
2011 KIA SPORTAGE EX AWD.
2011 BMW 328XI AWD. 
2008 TOYOTA RAVA 4 LTD 4X4 ONLY 80K.  
2008 NISSAN ROGUE SL AWD. 
2009 LEXUS IS250   AWD
2008 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER 4X4 ..3RD SEAT..
2007 BMW X3 AWD..ONLY 62K..SOUTHERN SUV
2009 GMC YUKON DENALI SLT AWD. (3RD SEAT)
2007 FORD F150 XLT SUPER CREW 4X4..
2010 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN SEL..AWD.. 
2006 SUBARU B9 TRIBECA AWD...
2010 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL AWD..ONLY 67K
2011 JEEP COMPASS LIMITED 4X4..
2008 MAZDA CX9 AWD 3RD SEAT
2012 GMC TERRAIN SLT-2..3RD SEAT...AWD..
2008 CHRYSLER ASPEN LIMITED 4X4..3RD SEAT..
2013 FORD ESCAPE SE..4X4..
2011 NISSAN JUKE SV AWD..
2009 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4
2009 NISSAN MURANO
2010 BUICK LACROSSE CXL AWD...
2008 VOLKSWAGEN R32..AWD..


 
 
 
BAD CREDIT? BANKRUPTCY? NO CREDIT? GO TO WILDWESTOMAHA.COM FOR HELP!  Dec 16th, 2016 

By coming to Wild West Auto Sales at 6610 L Street in Omaha, Nebraska you are

making the first step towards getting a safe and trusted car loan online and building your credit score at the same time. Wild West Auto Sales can help you if you have bad credit, no credit, bankruptcies, subprime credit and prime credit.  Wild West Auto Sales has built relationship and partnerships with several local and national lenders to provide you with the best options to help you rebuild your credit.

Bad Credit or Poor Credit?

Getting a loan through Wild West Auto Sales at 6610 L Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68117

Wild West Auto Sales can help  you rebuild your score AND get a great car! Credit bureaus look favorably upon auto loans as a signal of trust and reliability.

Bankruptcy?

Yes, even those with past bankruptcies can get auto loans.A past bankruptcy doesn't have to mean being turned down for driving a car you deserve! Getting a car loan through us can help rebuild your credit score and demonstrate trust and commitment to future lenders.

Get started now and drive happy!

 
 
 
HAVE YOU HAD A BANKRUPTCY AND NEED A CAR LOAN?   Nov 18th, 2016 
After you have filed your bankruptcy papers with the court, your bankruptcy is now considered open. It will remain that way until you receive your discharge papers from the judge. Open bankruptcy auto loans may be made available during this time with both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, but with different requirements.

A chapter 7 bankruptcy is open for approximately three to four months making the process a little faster. Before you can apply for an auto loan through any subprime lender, you must make sure that your meeting of creditors has taken place. Legally, this is called the 341 meeting and allows the creditors listed on your BK papers to ask you questions about your debts. Lenders wait for this meeting to be completed before offering financing to debtors because:

  • After this meeting, you can no longer add debts to your bankruptcy petition, and therefore, the new car loan will not be discharged in the bankruptcy process.
  • Should your case be dismissed by your bankruptcy judge for any reason, you are still liable for the balance of the loan.
  • Your creditors have agreed to the terms of the bankruptcy and your debts will be extinguished, lowering your debt to income ratio.

After you have proof of completion, you can then apply for an online pre-approval at wildwestomaha.com.  Keep in mind, however, that because a Chapter 7 bankruptcy happens so quickly, your loan approval chances will significantly improve if you delay applying until you have your discharge papers.

If you've filed for Chapter 13, you have a little more leeway when it comes to car loans during bankruptcy. The process is much longer, lasting three or five years. The court appointed trustee will set up a payment plan based on your income, and you will repay a portion of your debts over the life of the bankruptcy. If you plan to apply for financing of any kind during this time, you must get approval through your trustee.

Compile a list of reasons as to why you need a new vehicle to present to the court. For example:

  • More than one person in the house has a job, so you need two cars.
  • One person works while the other drives kids to school or extra-curricular activities.
  • You have one car that is about to die, and you need a reliable vehicle for the family.

Once you have compiled your list, you must then file it with your trustee. This is called a Motion to Incur Additional Debt. Then you may have to answer questions about the vehicle you want to purchase. There could be stipulations added to the loan terms, including how long the loan is, what your interest rate can be, and what your monthly payment must be. If your motion is accepted, you will receive an Authorization to Incur Additional Debt. Once you are authorized, you can proceed with your purchase.

   
 
 
USED ALL WHEEL DRIVES AND 4X4'S AT WILDWESTOMAHA.COM  Nov 18th, 2016 
2011 KIA SPORTAGE EX AWD.
2010 HONDA CRV EXL WITH NAV. 4X4. 
2008 TOYOTA RAVA 4 LTD 4X4 ONLY 80K.  
2008 NISSAN ROGUE SL AWD.
 
2009 LEXUS IS250   AWD
2008 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER 4X4 ..
2008 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING AWD..
2009 GMC YUKON DENALI SLT AWD. (3RD SEAT)
2007 FORD F150 XLT SUPER CREW 4X4..
2010 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X AWD..
2007 BMW X3 AWD ONLY 62K..
2010 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL AWD..ONLY 67K
2011 JEEP COMPASS LIMITED 4X4..
2008 MAZDA CX9 AWD 3RD SEAT...
 

 
 
 



 
 
 
BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT, BANKRUPTCY WILDWEST AUTO SALES CAN HELP!  Oct 3rd, 2016 
We know that bad credit happens to good people for a variety of reasons, and we'll help you get a car loan even with bad credit. Wildwest Auto Sales will provide car loans for people in almost any credit situation. Think you can't qualify for a car loan because of your bad credit? Wildwest Auto Sales has helped people in all of these situations and many others since 2000.  Car loans for people with bad credit aren't impossible, at Wildwest Auto Sales we make it possible for you to get a car, truck, or SUV with  payments you can manage. We make the application process quick and easy, and we'll have you approved for a loan and behind the wheel in no time. Go now to wildwestomaha.com and apply on line for your next auto loan.

If you don't have bad credit, but simply have not built any credit and have no repayment history, we can help you, too, whether your credit is good, fair, bad or non-existent, we'll work hard to get you a car loan. 

 
 
 
BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT, A BANKRUPTCY OR A REPOSSESSION GIVE WILDWEST AUTOS A TRY!  Oct 3rd, 2016 
If you’ve been turned down because of bad credit, no credit, a bankruptcy or a repossession, Wildwest Auto Sales at 6610 L Street, Omaha, Nebraska can  be the solution to getting you  a great used car, truck, or SUV.  Go to our  simple approval process at Wildwestomaha.com.  When you get to wildwestomaha.com go to the apply online now tab and fill out our short application.  We will help you find an affordable monthly payment that fits your budget.  Our friendly staff will  help you find answer to your car, truck and SUV needs.  
 
 
BAD CREDIT OR PREVIOUS BANKRUPTCIES WILDWEST AUTO SALES CAN HELP!  Oct 3rd, 2016 

What is a Bad Credit Car Loan?

For those new to the process, a bad credit car loan is an auto loan that is made available to an individual with a credit score that is considered subprime. A subprime credit score is usually considered any FICO score below a 620. People with such scores are considered to be "high risk", and are often denied by traditional lending sources.

Because they are denied by traditional lenders such as local banks, credit unions, or lending arms of car manufacturers such as Ford Credit or GMAC, people with low credit scores are often forced to seek financing through alternative options. Such options often include local automobile dealers and/or local finance companies which are likely to charge them higher interest rates to offset the higher risk of them defaulting on loans.

If you do not know what your credit score is, the Fair Credit Reporting Act entitles you to a copy of your credit report once every twelve months through annualcreditreport.com. We here at Wild West Auto Sales highly encourage potential car buyers to read and be aware of what their credit report says. You should  check your credit report for errors to avoid being penalized for old and/or incorrect information.

 
 
 
BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT, GOOD CREDIT, PAST BANKRUPTCY WE CAN HELP!  Oct 3rd, 2016 

WILL HELP YOU  GET AN  AUTO  LOAN 


CO TO   WILDWESTOMAHA.COM 

FILL OUT AN  APPLICATION:

WILL HELP YOU WITH:

  • Bad Credit?
  • No Credit?
  • Good Credit?
  • Past Bankruptcy?

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    2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited AWD - $14995   Sep 15th, 2016 

    GORGEOUS SILVER WITH BLACK HEATED LEATHER SEATS.....NAVIGATION..BACK UP CAMERAS..POWER MOONROOF..HARMAN KARMAN SOUND SYSTEM..CD...FAT RUBBER..NO ACCIDENTS..PLOW THRU THE SNOW IN THIS AWD..CLEAN CARFAX.
    All-wheel drive makes the Legacy an excellent choice for anyone who has to contend with weather. However, its fresh styling, respectable performance and excellent handling make the Legacy is a solid choice for anyone shopping for a durable four-door sedan.

    This fifth-generation Legacy offers adequate front and rear-seat legroom, yet doesn't seem overly large, thanks to shorter overhangs compared to the previous generation (pre-2010 models).Trunk space measures 14.7 cubic feet, which is average for the segment.

    Styling-wise, the Subaru Legacy stands apart from the rest with its distinctive silhouette. The body has pronounced fender flares and a grille with a bold chrome trademark wing.The 2.5 GT Limited trim level features a hood scoop that is both functional and adds to the sporty appearance.

    We found the Subaru Legacy wonderfully comfortable, with high-quality interior trim. We particularly liked the perforated leather on the Limited models. The Subaru Legacy's are premium cars in terms of the quality of materials and the engineering that goes into them.

    We found the base Subaru Legacy 2.5i effortless to drive. The transmission works automatically, with nothing to do but put it in Drive and go; the optional CVT gets good fuel economy.The 2.5GT offers sportier performance with its turbocharged engine, while the six-cylinder 3.6R has strong low-rpm power for excellent drivability.
    All of them offer good handling, benefits of the all-wheel drive, a low center of gravity and nicely tuned suspensions.

     
     
     
      Sep 8th, 2016 
    Looking in Omaha, Ne. for a used SUV 4X4 OR AN AWD? 

    WILD WEST AUTO SALES AT 6610 L STREET, OMAHA, NEBRASKA  HAS SOME GREAT CHOICES FOR YOU! 
    2011 KIA SPORTAGE EX AWD.
    2013 GMC YUKON XL XLT 4X4. 
    2008 LEXUS RX A350 AWD.  
    2008 NISSAN ROGUE SL AWD.
     
    2009 LEXUS IS250 AWD.  
    2011 TE
    RRAIN SLE AWD. (3RD SEAT)  
     2008 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER..4X4(3RD SEAT)
     2011 NISSAN JUKE SV..AWD..
     2008 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING AWD..
     2009 CADILLAC SRX AWD.(3RD SEAT)
     2008 MAZDA CX-9 TOURING AWD. (3RD SEAT)
     2009 GMC YUKON DENALI SLT AWD. (3RD SEAT)
     2009 GMC ACADIA SLT AWD. (3RD SEAT)
     2011 GMC TERRAIN SLE AWD. (3RD SEAT)
     2011 GMC CANYON SLE CREW CAB 4X4...
     2009 GMC SIERRA SL1500 CREW CAB 4X4..
     2007 FORD F150 XLT SUPER CREW 4X4..
     2004 CHEVROLET TAHOE 4X4
     2010 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X AWD..
     2005 SUBARU LEGACY GT LIMITED AWD..
     2010 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN WOLFSBURG AWD...
     



     
     
     
    09 CADILLAC SRX AWD  Sep 8th, 2016 
    AWD SUV AT WILD WEST AUTO SALES Sep 8th, 2016 

    WILD WEST AUTO SALES HAS A GREAT SELECTION OF SUV'S AWD.

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    AWD SUV AT WILD WEST AUTO SALES  Sep 8th, 2016 

    WILD WEST AUTO SALES HAS A GREAT SELECTION OF SUV'S AWD.

    GO TO WILDWESTOMAHA.COM FOR ADDITONAL INFORMATION.

    2013 GMC YUKON XL XLT AWD

     
     
     
    AUTO FINANCING..GOOD CREDIT, BAD CREDIT THAT'S OKAY  Sep 7th, 2016 
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    All of these questions with the answers determines your qualifications!

    The best way to know what  you qualify for  is to go to wildwestomaha.com and fill out an application.
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    USED SUV'S 4X4 AND AWD'S  Aug 12th, 2016 
    Looking in Omaha, Nebraska for a used SUV 4X4 OR AN ALL WHEEL DRIVE?  WILD WEST AUTO SALES AT 6610 L STREET, OMAHA, NEBRASKA  HAS  A FEW CHOICES FOR YOU.
    A 2011 KIA SPORTAGE EX AWD,
    A 2010 TOYOTA RAVA 4 4X4,
    A 2008 LEXUS RX 4X4,
    A 2008 NISSAN ROGUE SL AWD WITH LEATHER,
    A 2008 MAZDA CX9 4X4 WITH A 3RD SEAT,
    A 2009 CADILLAC SRX AWD WITH A 3RD SEAT,
    A 2008 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4X4 
    A 2004 KIA SORENTO 4X4.

     
     
     
      Aug 7th, 2016 

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     Wild West Auto Sales located at 6610 L Street, Omaha, Nebraska stocks  affordable, dependable and reliable  Used Cars, Used Trucks and Used SUV'S.  

    Our friendly sales staff will help navigate you through our pre-owned lot to find a car, truck, SUV, or AWD that suits your needs. Wild West Auto Sales is the one-stop place for all of your Omaha used car needs.

     We have inexpensive used cars and late model pre-owned vehicles that feel like new, and everything in between. Omaha, Council Bluffs, IA and Bellevue shoppers can be sure, Wild West Auto Sales  is the place to shop for pre-owned cars.

    Wild West Auto Sales  is the one-stop place for all of your Omaha used car needs. After choosing your vehicle, we offer on-site car loans for a low monthly payment that you can feel comfortable with. 

     For more information go to Wildwestomaha.com or simply stop by and see us at Wild West Auto Sales located at 6610 L Street, Omaha, Nebraska.

     
     
     
      Aug 7th, 2016 

    WILD WEST AUTO SALES LOCATED AT 6610 L STREET, OMAHA, NEBRASKA HAS A GREAT SELECTION OF USED CARS, USED TRUCKS, AND USED SUV'S.

    IF YOU ARE SEARCHING  FOR AN ALL WHEEL DRIVE SUV, 4 WHEEL DRIVE  SUV OR  A AWD IN A CAR WILD WEST AUTO SALES HAS A GOOD SELECTION. 

    YOU WANT A RELIABLE FRONT WHEEL DRIVE SCHOOL CAR FOR YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER WELL LOOK NO FURTHER GO TO WILDWESTOMAHA.COM  AND YOU WILL SEE A  GREAT SELECTION OF USED CARS.

     
     
     
    FINANCING GOOD CREDIT BAD CREDIT THAT'S OKAY!  Aug 7th, 2016 

    Good credit bad credit that's okay! 

    We have financing options that will get you your used suv, used car, or used truck. 

     Simply go to Wildwestomaha.com and click on the apply online now tab.

     
     
     
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