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PWNG-060 2015 Mustang Fastback FirstDrive

by on Dec.19, 2014, under Garage, Podcast

PWN Garage DoorDon’t be confused by the beginning of this episode: this is a review of the 2015 Mustang Fastback. Also this episode takes place in Las Vegas and though I may sound frustrated by my experiences, it all works out for the better in the end.

As usual, I have jumped into this car without knowing much about the details but we learn as we go. This 2015 Mustang Fastback came with a 2.3litre EcoBoost 4 cylinder engine (310hp with a turbocharger) mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission with paddle shift. This is a 2 door, 4 seater, front engine, rear drive coupe priced at $37,000 as tested.

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PWN-220 FirstDrive 2015 Volvo S60 T5

by on Aug.30, 2014, under Podcast

First Drive of a 2015 Volvo S60 T5 4 door medium size sedan. This car’s list price as tested is $41,500 CDN.

The S60 T5 Front Wheel Drive is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. A new 8-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is stop/start technology. Fuel economy ratings for this engine are 25 miles per gallon city/37 mpg highway.

The base model ($34,225US) comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, exterior LED accent lamps, dual-zone climate control, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, a power driver’s seat with memory and lumbar support, an 8-speaker HD audio system with a 7-in display and Sirius satellite radio, Bluetooth phone and audio, and a split-folding rear seat.

The T5 Premier Package ($36,725US) adds different 17-in alloys, keyless entry with push-button start, leather upholstery, a sunroof, a power passenger seat, a TFT gauge cluster with driver-selectable themes and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The T5 Premier Plus Package (the vehicle I am driving $37,475US) contributes a rearview camera, a HomeLink garage door opener, power retractable side mirrors and a compass.

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PWN-216 Spinning Plates

by on Jul.07, 2014, under Podcast

A back-country run up windy mountain roads in the SpyCar. My Dad’s house may have sold. I’m trying to take a vacation. No Tweet July. House repairs are getting nowhere. I drove a Mercedes CLK500 Convertible.

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See me tweet about 4-piston brakes @feydriver

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PWN-213 2014 Camaro Convertible FirstDrive

by on May.15, 2014, under Podcast

ENHANCED: View your screen for pictures.

FirstDrive (review) of the 2014 Chevy Camaro convertible (Trim level LT1). Value approximately $32,000 US. 3.6 litre V6 323 hp with 6 speed auto transmission with paddle shift. This episode directly from a tropical island in the state of Hawaii. Some Tesla Model S sightings and a little bit of hooning around. I don’t like the way this car downshifts in sport mode.

Thanks to Radio George for the music.

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See me tweet about rough roads @feydriver

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PWN-210 2013 Dodge Avenger FirstDrive

by on Apr.14, 2014, under Podcast

First drive (review) of a 2013 Dodge Avenger 4 door 2.4l 4-cylinder, 4 speed automatic. This car as outfitted is approx $23,500 CDN.

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See me tweet about crappy automatic transmissions @feydriver

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PWN-203 Weighting on Spring(s)

by on Feb.01, 2014, under Podcast

Sort of a driving Meta-Cast. Non-car enthusiasts beware:

Grey day with taillight-less drivers. Analyzing the handling characteristics of the Porsche 911. The Cheeze Wire Saga is resolved. Addendum: The final weight of all propane, liquor and other sundries in the front trunk was 95 lbs.

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I will NEVER write a live tweet about any TV awards show EVER @feydriver

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PWN-172 BMW X1 Revisit

by on Jan.18, 2013, under Podcast

I am driving a 2013 BMW X1 4 door crossover mini SUV. The steering wheel and seat heat works very well, once you learn where to find it. I want the new BMW Gavausoirre! Mr. Anderson has shaved his head! Some iPad Mini talk and I make a fuss about Arthur the AmeriNZ’ blog. Justin Bieber on GuysWithiphones.

Arthur the AmerinZ: http://www.amerinz.com/aboutamerinzblog.html

Justin Bieber on GWIP: http://guyswithiphones.com/2012/12/264489/

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See me tweet about crooked tire shops @feydriver

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PWN-167 2013 Mazda 3

by on Nov.18, 2012, under Podcast

Test drive of the 2013 Mazda 3 four door sedan. I give this car an overall good review. It is well built, appropriately powered and the suspension is delightfully stiff – and who doesn’t like a delighful stiffy. Although it has turned me into a Door Locking Honking Housewife.

See me tweet about automatic door locks @FeyDriver

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