The first Jeep was fostered and conceived in Butler, PA, by the American Bantam Car Company. Willys would shortly thereafter win the Army’s primary contact for building the Willys (the MB) with Ford also receiving a contract to build the vehicle (the GPW) during WW II. From 1941 to 1945 over 700,000 of these vehicles were built by the two companies. The Willys would then go through a transition into a civilian Jeep, thus the beginning of the CJ.
The Italia Independent was offered with 185 BHP 2.2 JTS or 260 BHP 3.2 V6 petrol engines and six-speed transmission. Manual, “Selespeed” or automatic Q-Tronic transmission options were offered, and the V6 engined-car was also available with Alfa Romeo’s Q4 all-wheel drive system.
You can get a black cloth top and black leather seats with cool red stitching. The car also has Mazdaspeed spoilers and badges. The Miata still gets 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. It has all the modern features, too, like a 225 watt stereo with a six disc in dash CD changer, remote keyless entry, power windows, and subtle tuner touches like a silver painted tower brace and red painted stabilizer bars. The calipers have also been painted silver. The car weighs only 2529 lbs which always helps performance.
Delray Mazda customers will be attracted to this rear-wheel drive coupe for many reasons, though, not just for its power. But the 1.03 liter Renesis puts out 232 horsepower and with the RX8 priced at $33,055, this speedy experience is not out of range for most of us.
Possibly the largest single factor effecting fuel economy is your driving style. To maximize MPG, start off slowly and maintain a steady speed. Avoid unnecessary stops. Keep moving as much as possible even at a very slow speed in stop and go traffic. Try to anticipate hills and accelerate before gong up the hill. Let you speed drop naturally hill climbing the hill. Avoid long idle times especially with the AC on.
The Suzuki Grand Vitara is the least expensive of the SUVs on this list starting at only $19k.One reason the Suzuki Grand Vitara is so inexpensive is because it is a compact SUV. The Suzuki Grand Vitara comes with lots of options. It offers all kinds of driving modes including an all-wheel-drive system that has a Limited Slip Differentials that should give you the best off-road experience of any compact SUV.
The safety equipment includes driver and front passenger knee airbags and head-protecting curtain side airbags that cover both seating rows and incorporate rollover sensors. Bluetooth cell phone connectivity, USB linking for iPods and other MP3 devices, a navigation system with backup camera, and rear DVD video are among entertainment and communications options.
In addition, the overall drive is superior to that of the Dodge Ram. The Dodge Ram is a much more stiffer ride and doesn’t maneuver as easily at the Ford through Canyon roads or adjust to road difficulties as well.