Archive for July, 2019

Is SKYACTIV® technology worth it?

Friday, July 26th, 2019
A diagram of SKYACTIV technology on a black background.

SKYACTIV® Tech on Mazda Vehicles

The word “SKYACTIV®” gets batted around a lot in Mazda circles. Most Mazda shoppers know it has something to do with engine technology, but what does it mean, exactly? Is it just an empty label used to sell more Mazda cars? Or is there something more to it?

SKYACTIV® is actually a process that encompasses the entire vehicle in an attempt to make it as fuel-efficient as possible; it’s about more than just the engine. Mazda has reworked their design of many key parts of their models in order to improve efficiency while still delivering the incredible performance they’re known for and keeping prices reasonable.

So, enough hype- does it work? Is SKYACTIV® technology actually worth it? (more…)

When did Volkswagen stop making the Beetle?

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

End of Production for the Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most iconic cars ever made. It’s been around for seven generations over the span of eight decades. The modern iteration has been continually improved, but unlike other vehicle models, has stayed true to its unique original design. It continues to be a favorite among car-enthusiasts and the casually intrigued alike.

After all these years, and all the success, when and why did Volkswagen stop making the Beetle? (more…)

Used Cars under $10,000 near Milwaukee, WI

Sunday, July 14th, 2019
Sunlight gleams over a dealership lot full of used cars.

When car shopping, buyers tend to gravitate towards reputable, official dealers for a variety of reasons: the inventory is more thoroughly inspected, the cars tend to be higher quality, and the purchase is ensured in a variety of ways that buying from a private individual is not.

However, getting all these benefits can also bring a higher price tag. After all, running a dealership with everything that goes into it is an extremely costly endeavor. With all this in mind, is there any dealership where a buyer can find a quality used car for under $10,000? (more…)

2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Engine: All You Need to Know

Monday, July 8th, 2019
White 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature sits in a parking area with the setting sun behind it. Under the hood lies the powerful turbocharged engine.

FAQs about the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbocharged Engine

The standard engine on the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is pretty darn impressive; on most vehicles, it would qualify as the top tier available option. With Mazda, however, a beastly machine is what you get right off the bat. So what do you get when you want to upgrade the engine on your Mazda vehicle?

Upper trims of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 come endowed with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder powerplant that earns the title of being one of the most powerful engines in the compact SUV class. Let’s get the lowdown on what this engine is and what it brings to the table.  (more…)

What are the best summer 2019 concerts in Milwaukee, WI?

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
A variety of hands are raised in the audience as a band plays on a stage and rocks out at a concert.

Summer 2019 Concerts in Milwaukee, WI

At the time of this writing, there’s no shortage of music going down in Milwaukee; Summerfest is in full swing, and the performances are not letting anyone down. However, nothing last forever, and the annual festival is going to be over in a few days. Does that mean Wisconsin’s largest city is going to fall silent for the rest of the summer?

Of course not! Music in Milwaukee never stops; in fact, there’s usually so much going on that it can be hard to choose. To help, we picked out a few highlights of the summer 2019 music scene sure to keep your ears pleased and your feet moving. (more…)