What’s In Store For The Raw

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I just thought I would take some time to let you guys know what is soon to be going on here at RawAutos.com. I was recently back up in Michigan playing around with the new 2009 F-150, and testing it against its main rivals from Toyota, Chevrolet and Dodge. I will have some cool things to report. Let’s just put it this way for right now, the F-150 is the new Cadillac of trucks along with being as capable as the outgoing F-250, and still being the truck to beat.

I will be giving you guys a test drive review of the new Mazda 6. I’m just waiting for the dealership that I’m working with to get a manual transmission model in. I will report on the V6 later, but I want to test the 4-banger first, since it’s the only 6 that is offered in manual form. You guys will like it.

Staying with the Mazda theme will be a test of the new 2009 RX-8. The Mazda dealer I’m working with has a few RX-8’s already, but I want to drive the R3, which is the top of the line model with the aerodynamic components of a rear spoiler, side sill extensions, unique lower front fascia, Recaro racing seats, sportier tuned suspension with Bilstein shocks, 19-in Forged wheels, and a uerathane foam-injected front suspension cross member. The new R3 RX-8 is one bad mother! The Mazda dealer had just gotten one in the other day, and while I was about waiting to go test drive it, someone walked in that day and purchased it before I was able to get done there… Bummer, huh?

I’m working on getting some new BMW’s to test for you guys. I want to drive some 328’s, 128’s, and I’m working on an X6. Those are just really difficult to get a hold of. The biggest problem right now is that Schaeffer BMW, where I always got my Bimmers from, had a nice shake up in management and sales people. So now I have to go back in and do a whole new working with the new guys to see if they will work with me the same way the older, more enthusiast minded guys did. Let’s not hold our breath on the one, as I forsee nothing working out with them anymore…

-Josh
“Happy Motoring!”

Photo taken from: Autoblog