Auto Services in Washington
Auto Repair & Service, Used Car Dealers, Automobile Parts & Supplies
Address: 8410 120th Ave NE, Seattle
Phone: (425) 828-3600
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Parts & Supplies, Engine Rebuilding & Exchange
Phone: (503) 272-7879
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Diagnostic Service, Brake Repair
Address: 14601 Ambaum Blvd SW, Seahurst
Phone: (206) 243-9473
Auto Repair & Service, New Car Dealers, Used Car Dealers
Address: 294752 US Highway 101, Quilcene
Phone: (360) 765-3146
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Parts & Supplies, Used & Rebuilt Auto Parts
Address: 18080 NE 68th St Building "E", Preston
Phone: (425) 376-2655
Automobile Parts & Supplies, Trailer Hitches, Automobile Accessories
Address: 18300 SW Alexander St, Vancouver
Phone: (503) 642-2600
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:30:00 EST
George Kennedy from Boldride.com, BMW i3, NACTOY long list, Bentley SUV
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 13:29:00 EST
Episode #343 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Steven Ewing are joined by George Kennedy, Autoblog alum and Editor-in-Chief of Boldride.com. Topics include the unveiling of the BMW i3, the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year long list, and the green-lighted Bentley SUV. As always, we start with what's in the garage, but then answer some of your questions before diving into the week's news. For those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. You can follow along after the jump with our Q&A. Thanks for listening!
Autoblog Podcast #343:
Watching your car burst into flames before your eyes is never good news, and it's even worse when you're mere moments away from trading it in at the local dealership. This Car-B-Q blaze apparently erupted at Acura 2000, a dealer in Brampton, Ontario. As the video tells us, the unlucky customer saw his 2004-2008 Acura TL trade-in suddenly catch fire and go up in resale-value-killing smoke.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:22:00 EST
According to the hyped-up cameraman (who evidently works next door at Northwest Lexus) and his eccentric play-by-play commentary, this Acura owner is about to be left without a ride home and might want to consider switching to a Lexus instead.
Scroll down to watch video of the drama unfolding as fire fighters put out the mysterious blaze before anyone - except the car - was harmed.
Originally forged with a brand identity based on luxury, sportiness and practicality, Acura has spent the last decade or so struggling with its image. The sporting credibility suffered a mighty blow with the loss of cars like the Integra, RSX and NSX, and recent years have seen the Japanese company attempting to recast itself as a technology leader.
All of that makes this latest Acura commercial, Let The Race Begin, even more difficult to understand, metaphorically speaking. The horsepower-horse race 'theme' certainly isn't difficult to fathom, with mecca-equine versions of popular luxury brands filling the screen. But the choice to make Acura's filly a flesh-and-blood creation seems odd, for the high-tech theme. Acura as "thoroughbred apart from the rest of the field" seems to be the rough message here, though we're not sure we're buying it. We're also not sure we're comfortable with how much these ponies reminded us of a certain off-putting robotic dog...
Looks expensive, at any rate. Watch the robot ponies run for yourself, below.