Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thor Trailer 2

I wasn't the biggest fan of the comic Thor growing up but I love Marvel Comics. From this trailer the movie looks a little cheesy so I probably won't go see it in theatres but it might be worth the red box (that is pretty good for me).  What do you think?

Inflatable Car Seat!

Whenever we travel I hate bring the car seat through the airport! This sucker would be sweet for our Pennsylvania trip this summer!


Hyundai Blue2 Fuel Cell Vehicle Concept

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"Blue Squared" is the name of this new Hyundai Concept which could serve as a preview of the design for the Genesis 3 series competition. The concept looks to be adorns with the Genesis symbol but also could be a hint to a sister green-eco brand like the new prius. Blue is the color of choice for Hyundai's new "green" cars that get great gas mileage and pollute less than most. The Blue2 is a fuel cell electric vehicle which Hyundai says will achieve 82 mpg. Stay tuned for more details but until then enjoy the pictures.

- Joe Macedone

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jealousy is a Nasty Thing



  

I have found that there are two kinds of jealousy or envy out there. The first kind is when you see your neighbor come home with a new car and park in his driveway and you wish that you had what he had. You look at someone else and you compare what you have and get a little down on yourself and hope someday you will be in the same position as the other guy.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hyundai Assurance Program was a Success


Hyundai announced that it would stop its Assurance Program which including a return to Hyundai if you lost your job or became disabled and couldn't make your payments. 350 cars were returned during the 2 years the program was in effect and at least from a sales standpoint made a lot of sense to put people at ease in buying a new car. I will be sad to see the program go since it was a great benefit to buying a flying "H" product but it was here while we needed it during a tough recession. Congrats Hyundai! Here is a commercial of the successful program.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

China 2011 Hyundai Elantra


Not every country has the same tastes. Europe for example really likes wagons and small vehicles, where here in American despite gas prices we like to buy big trucks and SUV's. Sometimes manufacturers make the same car different in different markets. This Elatnra for example is all set up and ready for the Chinese market. It looks to have an Azera type grill and Sonata type taillights. Who knows maybe we will see this Elantra for the redesign in a few years. For now we can enjoy the American market Elantra which is beautiful.

-Joe Macedone

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles: 2011 Hyundai Elantra (only non-hybrid on list)



Truecar.com has researched the most fuel efficient vehicles in the U.S. market for sale right now. In the top 10 awarded vehicles all are Hybrid vehicles with one exception - 2011 Hyundai Elantra! ALL trim levels receive and EPA rating of 29 city mpg and 40 highway mpg! It is just as clean as a Prius too with a PZEV (partial zero emissions vehicle) rating.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Latest Laughter: Rebecca Black Video

I don't know who this girl is but this video is really funny. The fake and real versions are here! Enjoy




Numero Comparo: 2011 Hyundai Sonata




Facts are facts and when it comes down to it number don't lie. We can make a car looks glamorous with pictures and make it sound good by describing it with a lot of big words but a good old excel sheet will tell which is a happy meal and which is the meat and potatoes! Here is a comparison for the 2011 Hyundai Sonata and it's competition.

- Joe Macedone
 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pre-Owned Deal of the Week: 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4x4 $14,597


 
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This vehicle is such a good deal and has not sold yet that I have put this Santa Fe on Pre-Owned Deal of the Week for another week!
Before I worked for Hyundai, I worked for a different dealer and we had a few of these Santa Fe's come in as used cars. They wouldn't last a week and we couldn't understand what the deal was. I have been with Hyundai now for a little over 2 years and it is clear why they flew off the lot - they are such a good value. This 2006 Santa Fe Limited is in immaculate shape. It has 73,704 miles which is amazing for the year and drives great.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe Drift Video

These guys go through tires like they are nothing...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Chicken Fat Epiphany



The other day while eating a can of chunky chicken noodle soup I thought to myself  "I could make this myself!" So my wife and I called my Grandma to get instructions on how to make the stuff. We got all the ingredients and started to chop and slice everything to put into the pot. We put everything in, turned the crock pot on low, and set off for church.

Friday, March 18, 2011

2011 Hyundai Sonata $400,000,000 Investment: Money Well Spent

The new 2011 Hyundai Sonata was well thought out. It has the best in class, interior room, trunk space, braking distance, turning radius, horsepower, gas mileage, warranty, and in my opinion looks. It looks good 400 million dollars good!

Veloster Commercial

This thing looks better and better everytime I see it!


Veloster Design from TheKCB on Vimeo.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pre-Owned Deal of the Week: 2007 Mazda 3 S Sport $12,297

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Mazda has really made an impact on the compact sedan segment for sportiness and fun-to-drive factor. This Mazda has been well taken care and just came off of a lease. We have put it through our service department and it has passed a 77-point inspection. We replaced the battery, changed the oil, and rotated the tires. We have also had it passed for state registration's safety and emissions inspection, so this little "3" is a really clean number (cheese intended)!

Acronym Explained: Anti-lock Brakes (ABS)


When looking for a car or just talking about cars there are a lot of acronyms that shorten the conversation for some or confuse others. This post will focus on Anti-Lock Braking systems. Most people just know that "ABS" is a good thing and they should have it on their car to be safe, and they are right. ABS works with the braking system to pulsate the brakes in an emergency stop. That is why when you slam on your brakes (if you have ABS) you will feel a vibration in the pedal.

Monday Morning Gut Buster

It is Monday in case you didn't already know. This video has helped me get of on the right foot. I have done this before and it is really embarrassing but it is really funny to see others do it! Enjoy!!

- Joe Macedone



Sunday, March 13, 2011

Answered Prayer: Found it!




I have heard some amazing stories of really miraculous things that have happen to people. In the Holy Bible there are stories of all kinds of incredible stories of miracles that prophets experienced and also that Jesus Christ performed. This is a story of a miracle and to me was an answer to my prayers. I will try not to embellish any details and stick to story as much as I can.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

2012 Hyundai Veloster Debut in S. Korea

The long-awaited sports coupe has finally hit the streets...of Korea. We will still have to wait a few months until the eco-hot-hatch makes it stateside. Here is some very "mini-esque" marketing picture that looks really cool and shows off some of the color options. Looks great!

- Joe Macedone

Facebook Friends

Facebook is a funny thing. For me it is a way to catch up with people AND stay in contact. Sometimes you don't keep in contact as well as you should and then you turn into one of these guys and people wonder why you are on their friend list. Hey but if you do get deleted don't take it personal some people just don't want a bunch of people on their facebook account. As for me the more the better...HEY ITS ME JOE MACEDONE remember me? LITTLE JOEY MACEDONE?! HAHAHAHA! Enjoy the clip!

- Joe Macedone


2012 Hyundai Equus Updated


The Equus has been quite a hit here in the U.S. with literally people all over the world trying to buy them off the showroom floor. The current body Equus has been in Korea for a few years and for 2012 the Equus will get a few updates at least in Korea. New ALL LED headlights which look amazing, and some new powertrain options, including the new 3.8 liter GDi motor and an 8 speed transmission. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.

- Joe Macedone

Friday, March 11, 2011

All The Bells and Whistles

Sometimes it is better to pay for a car that you really want than to pay a few dollars less for something you won't really be happy with. On the other side of that coin when you get one that doesn't have all the bells and whistles there is not much to break and you can keep the car longer with less maintainence. Either way this commercial is hilarious. 

- Joe Macedone


Review: 2011 Hyundai Genesis Sedan


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The first time I drove a Genesis Sedan was a few years ago and I was pretty impressed. I was working at a Mitsubishi store back then and didn't really have anything to compare it with. Now working here with Hyundai for the past few years I am more and more impressed with the big body sedan. It has excellent quality and fit and finish and rides amazing.

Japanese 8.9 Earthquake!

Some footage of what people felt in Japan this morning! Crazy!





Thursday, March 10, 2011

Check Out These Headlights! Watch Out Audi!

Audi and Cadillac may have pioneered the use of LED's in the automotive industry but it looks like Hyundai is going to perfect the application. It seems as though they are going to go the Light Emitting Diode direction with all their headlights soon and they look beautiful. Check these out!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hyundai Portico 201? Where are you?


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A few years ago Hyundai brought a concept named the Portico to show. They have been developing it and hasn't received much publicity. From the spy shots it looks to be about Santa Fe sized with third row seating. It reminds me of a Mercedes-Benz R-class or Chrysler Pacifica which is the only two vehicles I can think of in that segment.

Megatron Tank REAL LIFE!

I have said it before - I love transformers! My brothers and I go see it every new release. We are all really excited for the 3rd movie coming out this summer. I ran across this tank on one of the websites I read. Looks awesome! It isn't actually a vehicle you can drive but it was made out of scrap metal and is amazing.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Cars 2 Trailer

Our family loves Disney and Pixar shows. Here is another trailer from the new Pixar movie Cars 2.


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Hyundai Electronic Stability Control

ESC and ESP are great features to have in a car. The IIHS estimates 41% of all single vehicular deaths could be avoided if the car was equipped with ESC. Here is an explanation on how it works and here is another video of Hyundai's ESC.



2012 Hyundai Genesis Picture Gallery & Videos


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Some new pictures from the Korean Car blog have surfaced. They show the new 2012 Genesis Sedan and the new R-spec versions of the car. What is interesting is the new all LED headlight configuration. Looks like the Genesis will also get the Equus Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). Here are also pictures of the new Hyundai 8-speed automatic transmission which will feature Shiftronic sport shifter and a sport mode for quicker shifts and higher revs. Check out the pics or jump to the flickr gallery.

Monday, March 7, 2011

New Genesis & Genesis Coupe Spy Shots Surface


We have a 2012 Genesis sedan on the back of a truck with what looks like the KDM Genesis badging and everything. Perhaps for 2012 Hyundai will seperate brands? OR the picture was taken in Korea? Also, more coupe pics! More pics after the jump...

Pre-owned Deal of the Week: 2008 Hyundai Entourage $16,997


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Mini vans have been really hard to keep in stock lately. It seems as though there aren't that many out there in the market. This 2008 Hyundai Entourage is ready to go though. A 5 star crash test rating and 6 standard air bags will keep your family safe along with ESC and ABS. It was a personal "one-owner" before we got it and we have run it through our 77 point Murdock Certification inspection. Out factory trained technicians have looked over the vehicle and looked for anything that might need fixing. We have flushed the transmission and changed the oil. The tires look great and the van drives awesome. Clean Carfax with no accidents either!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Facets of Faith: Does God REALLY Exist?



As we human develop more theories about the way life is and the way the universe works we think that we become more intelligent wiser beings. We develop ideas of quarks, anti-matter, dark matter, and whatever else Stephen Hawkings can dream up and call them truth. Don't get me wrong I am not saying I have any better ideas but even on ol' Steve's official website it says "Theoretical Physicist".

I just took a Physics class at the University I attend and the first thing we went over was definitions of words we will use in the class. One of them was theory and generally we defined them as - ideas that are not a law but help explain the way something works. I found myself frustrated the entire time I attended the lectures because it seemed as though everything that was taught was theory. I didn't want to be indoctrinated with a bunch of ideas that no one knows are true or not. They are good theories and will work for now but the ideas of men are always changing and I am looking for more concrete answers but we just haven't found them yet, so the good theories will have to do.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Anything Will Pass as Music These Days




I have always loved music since I was a little kid. I enjoy relaxing and listening to music as a pass time. Even though I like to listen as a hobby and to fill the silence that doesn't mean I like what I call "filler" music. When you buy a new album of your favorite artist there is usually 12-15 songs and maybe 1/2 of them are ones that you might actually listen to. Every once in a while there are awesome albums where all the music is good and you can't get enough of the sound but that is rare.