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2004 BMW 330xi Photoshoot

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Hello all! Here is the first post of 2016! I hope everybody had a good 2015 and are hoping for a good year. I know I am! To start off this year (I am a bit late I know), I am posting pictures that I did for a friend of mine. He drives a 2004 BMW 33oxi. Since I have already reviewed this car, I sought to make it a photo shoot and not a review. My thoughts mirror that of the 2001, although I prefer this refreshed’s styling better. It is a dream to drive, and the inline six is a gem. The interior is well built despite its age. I did review this generation with a manual transmission, a 328i, and I can concur that this 330xi would be a quintessential car made better with a proper manual transmission. I hope you enjoy the pictures! Yes, we really did take a BMW 3-Series “mudding”.

 

 

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2014 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

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Believe it or not, making a sports car is a cake walk compared to making a family sedan. As the number one most competitive car market in the US, the family car competition is hotly contested with contenders from every mainstream manufacturer. For decades, Honda and Toyota have reigned supreme, although in the last few years, their title as best sellers has been lessened. One of the reasons for this is Mazda’s midsize sedan, the 6. As a replacement for the aging and uninspiring 626, the 2003 Mazda6 ushered Mazda into a new era (as did the smaller 3 sedan/hatch the following year). Prior to 2002, Mazda was a very different manufacturer. Instead of prioritizing style and driving enjoyment, its approach was very similar to Kia and Hyundai at the time: affordable and basic transportation. Unfortunately, this approach meant that Mazdas were humdrum (with the exception of the Miata and RX-7). With this in mind, Mazda started completely renovating its entire lineup with sportiness in mind. The first generation Mazda6 debuted in 2003, and it was praised highly by critics alike. Accolades were given to its youthful styling, spirited performance, excellent handling, and the availability of manual transmissions with every engine. Truth be told, it was perceived as a sedan version of the Miata. However, this did not translate into sales success. It sold well, but it couldn’t hold a candle to the Toyota Camry or the Honda Accord. The reason being? It was simply too small and narrow for American tastes, which is not surprising considering the first generation 6 was very popular in Europe (where smaller cars are more welcomed). The 2008-2012 second generation remedied the size issue, but in the process, it lost the handling in exchange for more space. Even with this approach, it still did not sell well (relatively). In 2013, Mazda redesigned the 6 sedan with an emphasis on driving enjoyment, fuel efficiency, and style.  Continue reading

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2010 Lexus IS250 Photoshoot

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Howdy! I just wanted to apologize for being inactive for nearly two months. Life has been hectic with school and work and such, don’t worry, I am back on track with the blog! Now that summer is here, expect to see new and exciting car reviews! As always, thanks for being loyal to rnrautoblog.com! I had my mom’s car one night, and the sunset was just perfect, and I had time to kill before doing a car review (Hint: expect to see a 2015 Scion TC 6 speed manual review soon), so I thought why not? Let me know what you think of these pictures!

Thanks,

RNR

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Liam’s 1994 Nissan 300SX

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This story is written by my friend Liam. Like me, Liam is an aspiring car designer, and a talented one at that. I met him through car design camp in Michigan two summers ago, and Liam has graciously volunteered to write about his Nissan. I hope you guys enjoy it!  Continue reading

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2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport Photoshoot

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Remember the 2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 that I photographed? Well, the owner hired me to photograph his other Mercedes-Benz: a 2009 C300 Sport. I reviewed the refreshed model in two door form, and while it wasn’t my cup of tea, it was a solid compact luxury car. I did get to drive this 2009, and I found it to be a capable performer. It steers nicely, and the brakes are sharp. To be honest, I do prefer the 2012 face-lift over this styling, but it is still a decent looker. I hope you like the pictures!

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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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2012 Nissan GT-R Teaser

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Review coming soon! You don’t want to miss this one 🙂
Credit goes to my friend Ben Husband for this picture.

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