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2 Year Anniversary!

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Hello RNR Automotive Blog Readers! Two years ago on this date, this blog was created. I know that this year, I have been less frequent in publishing reviews, and I wanted to apologize for that. School keeps me busy, and so does work, and unfortunately, that has left me little time to do anything else, let alone write reviews for my blog. However, I haven’t forgot about you guys, so I will try my best to work harder at bringing you these reviews for you to read! I have great cars for you read about. I’ll let the cat out of the bag just so you can know what to expect in upcoming reviews: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, E60 BMW 550i manual, 2015 Scion TC manual, 2015 Lexus IS250, 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300, 2015 Ford Focus ST manual, 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX manual, 1965 Ford Mustang, 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R manual, and many more.  My schedule next semester will be much easier and will allow for more free time, so hang in there! In the meantime, I will do my best to get these reviews underway. With that said, I just want to thank you guys for another great year for the blog. Without your support, the blog would not be with it is today. I want to thank my family and friends for their support. I personally want to thank my friend Miranda for always helping me out as my unofficial editor of the blog. Without her input, my blog would probably be filled with numerous grammar errors. With that out of the way, for last year’s anniversary, I did a review of my 2004 Honda Pilot. This year, I will post pictures from Fall Break that I enjoyed with a couple of friends. Update: Neela (that’s her name) just hit 182,000 miles! And she is still running. 🙂 (Hope I didn’t jinx it). I hope you enjoy the pictures. Thanks again for your support! Here’s to another great year!  Continue reading

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The Windy City: Chicago Auto Show ’15

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to attend the Chicago Auto Show. This was my third time, and as expected, nothing compares to seeing a showroom full of cars. Prior to this car show, I was really anxious for the reveal of the third generation 2016 Pilot. My first car was a 2004 Honda Pilot (my sister is currently driving it), and I love it, so as a Pilot owner, I was curious to see whether Honda would continue the blocky styling or go the “mommy SUV” route. And my reaction was…unexpected. Seeing all these wonderful cars in one place, I went into overload with excitement, and all of sudden I could not have the capacity to restrain myself, and as such, I irritated my family because I could not stop talking about cars. Oh well.  Please forgive the quality of my pictures as these were taken from an iPhone.   Continue reading

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Car Matchmaker!

Hello Readers,

There is a great television show on the Esquire Network called the Car Matchmaker with Spike Feresten. If you are looking for a new car or contemplating a car purchase, then Car Matchmaker may be for you! Click on the image below and find out what Car Matchmaker is about, and how you can be part of it!

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RNR Automotive Blog is now 1 year old!

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Wow! Today’s date is the exact date that I created this blog a year ago. The picture above is my first ever review I posted on the blog. I expected this blog to be a hobby that I would work on once a week, but my, how wrong I was. Doing this blog changed from a hobby into doing something that I love. This blog has become a part of my life. I love being able to have the opportunity to drive all kinds of cars. One of the reasons I created this blog was because of the hype is on fancy and exotic cars that we can’t afford, and I thought it would be neat if I could make everyday cars cooler in a sense. It is like I am giving an ordinary car a story with pictures. Who thought a Camry could look cool standing in front of the mountains? But best of all, I love to write, and I love cars, so this blog is one of the best things that have happened to me. If I am not out there reviewing cars, I am writing a review. My personal best is five cars in one day.  I love working on this blog to the point that if I don’t do the actual review of a car for a number of weeks,  I start to miss it. I cannot believe the amount of support I’ve had from my friends and family on this blog. My mother even had me review the cars of the employees of her office, and I have friends who are finding me cars to review without me even having to ask them. This kind of support is what makes this blog so enjoyable. Most of all, I want to thank the readers of this blog for their everlasting support.  Never would I have thought I would have had the chance to drive some truly amazing cars, from a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle to a 2012 Nissan GT-R. As of today’s date, I have 20 thousand views from the U.S alone, and about 5,000 from other countries. To commemorate this anniversary, I have decided to do a review of my own car. For some reason, I never thought to review my own car. And…. my car is a 2004 Honda Pilot EX-L. Review is coming soon 🙂 I compiled a gallery of the best car pictures I have done for this blog. I hope you like it.  And if you want to keep up with me via social media, my Instagram is rnrautoblog. Thanks everybody for helping me keep RNR Automotive Blog a reality! As you might know, I am a manual transmission advocate, and I have a manual transmission tab for reviews of such cars. I am pleased to announce that I have done 27 manual cars, and surprising ones at that such as a 2008 Honda Accord EX sedan and a 2006 Audi A4.  Save the manuals! (Seriously, get a stick) On a side note, I would like to thank my friend, Carlton for helping me create this blog (He’s an amazing photographer. Check out his website ) and my friend Miranda M. for being my unofficial editor on this blog.

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Tribute to Betty: Our 2002 Toyota Camry LE

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Hey guys, remember that 2002 Toyota Camry LE that I reviewed? Well that was one of my first reviews on this blog, so you probably don’t remember. This car was a member of our family, having been bought brand new in 2002. I remember the car shopping experience. We had just gotten tired of our 1993 Saturn SL, and we were looking to upgrade. That Saturn had around 130 thousand miles when we were looking for a new car in the January of 2002. My dad, a Honda man, inevitably turned to the 2002 Honda Accord as the Saturn’s replacement. But the Accord was in its last year, and the Camry had just launched. My parents wanted to go upmarket, so they looked at the Acura TL, and the Volvo S70. I remember the exact cars that we test drove back in 2002. The Acura TL was silver, and it was a sunny afternoon, and I remember how luxurious it felt (Remember, our Saturn had manual windows and cloth seats!). I was sitting in the backseat, amazed by the center armrest because it had an opening that led to the inside of the trunk! As for the Volvo S70, my parents wanted to look at it because it was supposed to be one of the safest cars you could buy, and where we lived, Volvos were very popular, especially in wagon form. It was dark outside and snowing, and the Volvo salesman led us to this beautiful white S70. It was parked on the lot at a corner by itself, and the streetlights shined on the car. It just looked beautiful under the streetlight, and it had a spoiler and a tan interior. My parents liked the car very much, but they didn’t like that reliability was an issue. However, my parents felt these cars were too pricey, so we looked at the Toyota Camry which was just redesigned. Strangely I don’t remember much about the Toyota buying experience. I don’t remember how we even got the car. All I know is that we looked at the Camry, and my parents loved it. They felt that the Camry offered much more value than the Acura or the Volvo ever did. And then one day, it was in our garage, and the Saturn was parked outside. This being the new car, the Toyota was the cooler car. (At the time we also had a 1995 Honda Odyssey LX). I named the Camry Betty. Because when I think of a girl named Betty, I imagined that she is a vanilla type of woman. Nice and dependable, but not very adventurous, which describes the Camry perfectly.  Continue reading

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The holidays are a great time to buy a new car!

The holidays are around the corner, which means great discounts on new cars! Buying a car during the holidays but not sure what car to buy? I am here to help! Click on Personalized Automotive Shopping tab on the homepage or click on this link:

https://rnrautoblog.com/personalized-automotive-shopping/

Fill out the form and I will find you the right car free of charge.

For those of you who are having trouble finding the email subscription box, it is at the bottom of the home page next to Search and Recent Posts. There is a button that enables you to follow/subscribe. It looks like this:

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Miranda’s 2004 Jeep Liberty Limited

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For those of you who are looking for a interesting blog, please check out my friend Miranda’s new blog! She is deaf, and she is into cars.  Her blog is amazing as she tells you about what it is like to live the life of a deaf girl, and it will give you incredible insight in what it is like to be deaf! Please check it out! Oh, and her Jeep is named Savannah 🙂

http://mirandasspace.wordpress.com/

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Personalized Automotive Shopping

Hey guys! Looking for a new car? Not sure what to get? Ask me! I have no preference when it comes to advising new car buyers like car magazines do, and I always do my best to find a car that suits the shopper’s needs. Click on that Personalized Automotive Shopping tab at the top and fill out the form!

I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

– RNR

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