Author: Matthew Keegan

Matt Keegan is a journalist, media professional, and owner of this website. He has an extensive writing background and has covered the automotive sector continuously since 2004. When not driving and evaluating new vehicles, Matt enjoys spending his time outdoors.
CES
10
Dec
2021
Posted in News

Electric Chevrolet Silverado Launches in 2023

An electric version of the Chevrolet Silverado will go into production in early 2023, according to a report filed by Automotive News. The pickup truck, the first electric Silverado, follows the GMC Hummer EV to the market. We’ve already witnessed…

08
Dec
2021
Posted in News

At Long Last, North Carolina Snags a Major Automotive Manufacturing Plant

Years of trying to land a manufacturing plant from a major automaker have finally paid off for the State of North Carolina. Earlier this week, Toyota announced that it had selected the Randolph County community of Liberty for the home…

dancing man
29
Nov
2021
Posted in Car Shows

Grand Finale: November 2021 Sanford Car News Show

It’s been said, “all good things must come to an end.” Fortunately for patrons of the monthly Sanford Car News show in Lee County, North Carolina, that statement represents a one-month break to celebrate Christmas with loved ones. Come January,…

2022 Nissan Rogue
25
Nov
2021
Posted in More

New Three-Cylinder Engine Powers 2022 Nissan Rogue

The compact Nissan Rogue crossover utility vehicle gains a new engine for 2022. One year removed from the introduction of its third-generation model, the 2022 Rogue gains a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder motor. Moreover, that engine is now standard across the…

2006 Toyota Prius
22
Nov
2021
Posted in Articles

Hide Your Aged Toyota Prius Before Catalytic Converter Thieves Strike

Who knew that aged Toyota Prius models were so valuable? Certainly, the retail value of any Prius in the open market is competitive, but it is a particular part that is commanding the most interest…and money. At least for thieves….

Toyota RAV4
12
Nov
2021
Posted in Articles

Chronicling 25 Years of the Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 may not have the panache of the Supra, but in the grand scheme of it all, its importance cannot be denied. Launched in the U.S. market in 1996, the RAV4 introduced a new segment of people mover…

young lady
10
Nov
2021
Posted in Car Selling Tips

A Dealer Wants Your Car: Should You Sell?

Dealing your ride in a seller’s market. The COVID-19 pandemic did much more than threaten our health. The crisis threw a wrench into automaker’s manufacturing plans with most canceling or cutting back on their orders. Semiconductor chips were among the…

08
Nov
2021
Posted in Articles

Dodge Teases its Performance Future With Giveaways, Product Announcements

Dodge brand fans rejoice! Once rumored to be on the chopping block, the brand’s new owners are promising a bright future for this one-time Chrysler Corporation division. Now owned by Stellantis, a company formed this year due to the merger…

2022 Infiniti QX80
05
Nov
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Infiniti QX80 is a Full-Size Luxury SUV With a Strong Price Point

Is it right to call a $70,000 SUV affordable? Not usually, but when you’re looking at full-size luxury models, you may pay much more than that to acquire one. For this reason, the 2022 Infiniti QX80 brings relative value to…

Hamlet, North Carolina
01
Nov
2021
Posted in Car Shows

Seaboard Festival Car Show (2021) Highlights

One year after the COVID-19 pandemic put nearly everything on hold, the annual Seaboard Festival Day in Hamlet, North Carolina, made its return. Held in Richmond County, this event launched in 1982, marking the city’s heritage as a railroad center….

Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
29
Oct
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Electrifies

Automotive manufacturers are embracing electrification in a big way, but the paths taken by them are not identical. Hyundai may have fully electric vehicles in its future, but for now, this automaker is embracing hybrids. For 2021, the midsize Santa…

Hyundai Elantra N Line
27
Oct
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Highlights of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra

Compact sedans remain the ideal entry place into the new car market for an untold number of Americans. With prices starting around $20,000, such models are within the reach of many first-time car buyers. The Hyundai Elantra is an excellent…

26
Oct
2021
Posted in Car Shows

Sanford Car News: October 2021 Car Show

Most car shows are held in the morning, but there are a few exceptions. Very few, in fact. The Sanford Car News group (Facebook page) in Lee County, North Carolina, holds its monthly event on the fourth Saturday and does…

Full Throttle Car Show
25
Oct
2021
Posted in Car Shows

Autumn Delight: Full Throttle Fall Car & Bike Show

The Full Throttle car show presses the pedal to the metal. What is your favorite time of the year? If you answered, “car show season,” you are not wrong. After all, there is something to be said about a collection…

10 Maradona
20
Oct
2021
Posted in Stories

10 Things We Hate About Cars

We love cars. Don’t you? It is safe to say most Americans do love cars for the freedom they give. Still, between car payments, upkeep, fuel prices, traffic, and parking, they also seem like a necessary evil. Those are known…

2022 Toyota Tundra
18
Oct
2021
Posted in New Models

5 Things We Like About the 2022 Toyota Tundra

The 2022 Toyota Tundra is an all-new model that launches this full-size pickup truck’s third generation. After a lengthy 15-year run, the second-generation Tundra comes to an end along with the V8 engine that powered it. Highlights of the 2022…