The 2015 Honda Civic

The 2015 Honda Civic

For years and years now, the Honda Civic has represented may be best – and the smartest – purchase when people are looking to get the most bang for their buck in the automobile world.

Small enough to save a lot on gas but big enough to not feel cramped, fast enough to get you on the highway without any trouble but not so speedy to get you sucked into speeding tickets, everything about the new 2015 Honda Civic screams “minor upgrades” – but that’s not a bad thing.

After all, when you’re responsible for creating what many consider to be the very best entry-level coupe and sedan, it’s really hard to find areas to improve.


One of the coolest things about the new 2015 Honda Civic is that it has been upgraded as far as acceleration and braking are concerned.

The older versions of the Honda Civic (those that aren’t badged with the “SI” designation, anyway) weren’t exactly known for their acceleration right out of the box. Sure, drivers could effortlessly upgrade all kinds of engine components and strap on a cold air intake for next to nothing to improve performance almost immediately – but that required a bit of tinkering some just weren’t comfortable with.

Braking was also very lackluster with older versions of the Honda Civic, not really providing drivers with that “stop on a dime” performance that they expect.

Both of those areas have been overhauled dramatically without adding any extra weight to the vehicle. This keeps the car light, maneuverable, and (maybe most importantly) very fuel-efficient, but adds a lot of extra points in the acceleration and safety arena.


Honda Civics aren’t exactly as cheap as they used to be, and honestly when you start to get to the higher trim levels of the 2015 Honda Civic lineup you’re going to be looking at spending almost as much as an entry-level Mercedes-Benz C class or even and Audi A4.

The resale value of Honda Civics is a big advantage that somewhat offsets this negative, but you’re still going to have to ask yourself whether or not spending premium German luxury money on a Honda Civic makes sense any longer.

What makes the Honda Civic so exciting?

At the end of the day, Honda Civics are still some of the sharpest looking vehicles on the road and still get absolutely incredible gas mileage. The 2015 Honda Civic is a beauty regardless of whether you go with the coupe or the sedan stylings, and you’re always going to be able to find cheap parts to repair or replace anything that goes wrong.

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette

Though there were a lot of new sports cars that hit the market in 2015 (many of them very, very exciting), none of them were quite as interesting as the next iteration of the legendary Chevrolet Corvette.

Once regarded as the ultimate in American muscle, the Corvette has effortlessly transitioned into a real-world American contender to go up against all of the “Italians” – the Ferraris and Lamborghinis of the world. And while you’re likely to never pay the skyhigh price tag that the Italians command (most of the time you could even by two Corvettes for the price of one Italian), you’re going to get all of the power, all of the performance, and almost all of the aggressively modern styling when you go with this new Corvette.


Ever since the Corvette was redesigned around 2008, Chevy has made a concerted effort to really try to create the US version of a Ferrari or a Lamborghini without sacrificing the distinctly American pedigree that this car has always carried throughout its lifetime.

This newest version of the Corvette is very aggressive up front while still remaining somewhat blocky in the back and, all of which creates a very unique and distinct profile that you simply aren’t going to find anywhere else. A lot like the old school Stingray upfront, this has clean lines and aggressive angles that will catch the eye of absolutely anyone out on the open road.

Combine all of that with a 455 hp V-8 (standard) that still gets almost 30 miles to the gallon, and you’re looking at a feat of modern engineering that most people didn’t expect out of in American automobile manufacturer.

The new 2015 Chevy Corvette is very, very special.


The biggest knock against the new Corvette is the same one that it’s always had against it – a lot of people consider the Corvette to be overpriced and not worth the premium tag that Chevy asks for it.

That is becoming harder and harder to justify with all of the major advances and upgrades that Chevy engineers have been shoehorning into new Corvettes almost every single year, but the perception still exists.

What makes the Chevrolet Corvette so exciting?

There really isn’t anything like sliding behind the wheel of a cherry red new Corvette and tearing off on the open road. Acceleration and top speed (not to mention handling and braking) on the new Corvette is absolutely impeccable, and you aren’t ever going to forget your first time behind the wheel.

How Cars Have Changed the Last 10 Years

A lot of things change within a decade, and this last decade has brought about many changes within the automotive industry and the cars that are currently available. If you look at the major differences in a brand new 2015 cost effective car like the Ford Fusion, and a car from 2005 and you will notice the differences immediately. Not only are cars becoming more efficient and more appeasing to the eye, but there are many other differences as well in the automotive technology that has been placed in them over the years.

The 5 changes that have been made to cars in the last decade include various safety measures that make them much safer to drive such as airbags in both the driver and passenger seats as well as drop cloths for the side windows. You will also notice that there is generally a navigation system installed in the dash of many of the cars today that also possess touch screen technology or Bluetooth with voice recognition. Cars are also more aware than they were 10 years ago as they can read the pressure within the tires, measure gas more effectively, and tell you if the trunk or hood isn’t closed properly. There are also more cars on the road today then there were a decade ago and so many of them have undergone even more technological advancements to ensure the safety of those who are in them such as safety cameras.

Other changes that have been made include extra features that you may not find in a 10 year old car like headphone jacks, headset televisions, shifter paddles on the steering wheel, and so much more a great example of this is the new 2015 Bugatti Veyron.Today’s cars are not only a thing of beauty but are also a technological advancement all of their own. When more cars on the road means more accidents safety has been one of the biggest improvements that car companies have been working towards over the years. There are also many other changes that are still occurring today that you won’t find in cars in the last decade such as perfectly silent interiors that keep the engine noise out of the car and even more advancements in the ability to read the persons habits that is driving the car. Some newer cars can adjust to the person behind the wheel to adjust for fuel efficiency and consistency of speed as well.

2015 Acura MDX

The 2015 Acura MDX 

2015mdxFor a couple of years now it feels like Acura has been trying to play catch-up with the rest of the luxury SUV/crossover marketplace, but in 2015 they didn’t just pull neck and neck with the competition – they pulled way ahead.

Absolutely everything about the new 2015 Acura MDX has been redesigned almost from the ground up, bringing a whole bunch of luxury features to the table without commanding a skyhigh price tag (we are looking at you, Mercedes-Benz with your G Wagon). Acura has always had a reputation for fine engineering, reliability, and durability, but they’ve always left a little bit to be desired in the “creature comforts” arena.

Nothing could be further from the truth any longer with the new MDX.


The very first thing that you’re going to notice about the 2015 MDX is that it has stolen a couple of design cues from its sports car division without sacrificing any “family-friendly” safety, security, or comfort features.

The outside is very aggressively styled upfront and throughout the back without compromising any headroom, any leg room, or any storage space. We’re not quite sure how Acura engineers pulled it off, but they did.

Opening the door to the new MDX and having a look around may naturally lead you to believe that you accidentally popped the door on an Audi or a BMW SUV/crossover, as there are luxury features and plush appointments throughout.

The leather upholstery is absolutely gorgeous (and comfortable), the entire cabin is controlled by multiple “climate control zones” that can be adjusted independently, and the front seats are heated as well as air-conditioned.

Security and safety features of bound, there’s an 8.4 inch touchscreen navigation/multimedia center upfront, and a premium sound system makes sure that all passengers are as comfortable as it gets.


The only thing that is really holding back the 2015 Acura MDX from being something really special is the brand name Acura. People are still calling Acura a “pretender” in the luxury market, which seems more than a little bit crazy considering the caliber of vehicles that they’ve been responsible for over the last 15 years or so.

Nevertheless, the perception still exists – though we expect the new MDX to smash that perception to pieces once enough people get their hands on it.

What makes the Acura MDX so exciting?

acura-mdx_100468612_lIf you absolutely love the idea of sliding behind the wheel of the most luxurious German engineered vehicle on the planet but don’t want to pay the price tag (and don’t mind losing the German engineering), you’re going to fall in love with everything that the 2015 Acura MDX brings to the table


Hello all, my name is leo gillheart and the automotive industry really fascinates me.  This site was made to share my passion and knowledge with the world with the hopes of maybe making money from it. Here you will find tips and tricks to maintaining your car as well as car reviews and pretty much anything else that runs on octane. If you want me to cover something just shoot me an email and I will hand pick the questions I feel are worth covering.  Anyways thanks for visiting.