Parting out 2003 Audi TT – Stock # 170299

Now Parting out a 2003 Audi TT, Stock number 170299. This TT parts car has lots of good used auto parts left on it. At Tom’s Foreign Auto parts, we part out hundreds of Audi cars annually and sell the used car parts online. Every TT part we sell comes with an industry leading money back guarantee. Shop our online car parts store to find great deals on Audi TT Parts. Finding a replacement OEM Audi TT part can be a real hassle but here at Tom’s Foreign we’ve made it easy for you to get the right OEM Audi part when you need it. Shop online parts today and save big the next time you need to fix your 2003 Audi TT!

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Parting out 2006 Land Rover Rover Sport – Stock # 170268

Now Parting out a 2006 Land Rover Rover Sport, Stock number 170268. This Rover Sport parts car has lots of good used auto parts left on it. At Tom’s Foreign Auto parts, we part out hundreds of Land Rover cars annually and sell the used car parts online. Every Rover Sport part we sell comes with an industry leading money back guarantee. Shop our online car parts store to find great deals on Land Rover Rover Sport Parts. Finding a replacement OEM Land Rover Rover Sport part can be a real hassle but here at Tom’s Foreign we’ve made it easy for you to get the right OEM Land Rover part when you need it. Shop online parts today and save big the next time you need to fix your 2006 Land Rover Rover Sport!

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Parting out 2002 Lexus ES300 – Stock # 170255

Now Parting out a 2002 lexus ES300, Stock number 170255. This ES300 parts car has lots of good used auto parts left on it. At Tom’s Foreign Auto parts, we part out hundreds of lexus cars annually and sell the used car parts online. Every ES300 part we sell comes with an industry leading money back guarantee. Shop our online car parts store to find great deals on lexus ES300 Parts. Finding a replacement OEM lexus ES300 part can be a real hassle but here at Tom’s Foreign we’ve made it easy for you to get the right OEM lexus part when you need it. Shop online parts today and save big the next time you need to fix your 2002 lexus ES300!

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Parting out 2011 BMW 335i – Stock # 170185

Now Parting out a 2011 BMW 335i, Stock number 170185. This 335i parts car has lots of good used auto parts left on it. At Tom’s Foreign Auto parts, we part out hundreds of BMW cars annually and sell the used car parts online. Every 335i part we sell comes with an industry leading money back guarantee. Shop our online car parts store to find great deals on BMW 335i Parts. Finding a replacement OEM BMW 335i part can be a real hassle but here at Tom’s Foreign we’ve made it easy for you to get the right OEM BMW part when you need it. Shop online parts today and save big the next time you need to fix your 2011 BMW 335i!

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Old Car Commercials – The NEW 1982 Nissan Sentra

This is the first of many old car commercials we’ll be posting over the upcoming weeks. For whatever reason these old ads are memorizing. Maybe its a sign of the times or a look back into what life once was. Sometimes just thinking about how grainy the TV looked is interesting. Today’s old car ad is for the 1982 Nissan Sentra. This was right in the middle of the name transition from Datsun to Nissan where people would shop the Datsun dealer for the newest Nissan models. 

The Sentra was released in 1982 as a replacement for the Datsun 210 model. The US base price for a base model 1982 Sentra was just $4949 with an EPA mileage rating of 43 mpg! In 1982 this little econo-box got 43 mpg and and estimated 58 mpg on the highway. What gives Nissan? Where are these fuel mileage numbers now? The assumption can be made that increased safety and emissions regulations have made it more difficult to hit these numbers but still. They’ve had 34+ years to figure it out!

While the 1982 Sentra had excellent mileage on paper I don’t think many would spend 58 miles in one of these cars today. There’s no bluetooth, wifi, navigation, bose audio, panoramic sunroof, butt heaters and all the other do-dads people expect in their cars today. Still this early 80’s Nissan Sentra represents a time in Automotive history when one of the great Japanese car brands was reborn. Almost 35 years later and Nissan remains a top brand in the US and even outliving some of the classic American brands. That in itself is something special. 

Watch the 10th Generation Honda Civic Si Prototype reveal

 

Honda has revealed the 10th generation Civic Si prototype to show off the performance direction of the 2017 Si coupe and sedan. Honda has a long history with its Si name plate and hopes to come out swinging with what they claim to be the most powerful Civic Si they’ve ever produced. The Si will be at the 2016 LA Auto show in coupe, sedan and hatchback variations. Even bigger news is that Honda will finally be bringing a Civic Type R to the US. It’s been something import tuners have lusted after for years and Honda is finally making it happen. Details about the new Type R haven’t been fully released but Honda will have a prototype of it on display along side the new Civic Si. 

Powering this new Civic Si will be a high-performance and high-torque 1.5 liter direct injected turbo engine mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. Additionally this Civic will offer a new active damper system, active steering, limited slip differential, and high performance tires. These are all things people have been modding onto Civics for years in the aftermarket. Limited slip differential, turbo, high torque engines, appearance kits; it’s as if Honda finally opened up a Honda Tuning magazine and saw what all the fuss has been about all these years. This car should make for a great base platform for further tuning or an excellent platform for those that wanted all these things in the past but didn’t want to modify their factory cars. Well done Honda, well done. 

The Civic Si will be on dealer lots next year as Honda rolls out all models of the Civic lineup for 2017. The roll out with finish with the Type R Civic later in 2017.

Audi US reveals the all new A5 and S5 Sportback models

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Audi of America has just introduced 2 new models with the 2018 A5 and S5 Sportback models. This is a revitalized hatchback sedan trend started by cars like the Honda Crosstour and BMW X6. Audi enters this game with two new offerings based on its most popular sedan platform. In Audi fashion, both models are essential the same car with the S model offering a beefier engine and a sportier driving dynamic. The new A5 and S5 models will come standard with Quattro all-wheel drive with front a front to rear ratio of 40:60.

The A5 sport back will be powered by a 2.0L Turbo engine mated to a 7 speed dual clutch automatic to create 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Audi estimates this power plant to push the A5 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. The S5 will come with a turbo 3.0L V6 the puts out 354 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Audi estimates a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds for the S5 thanks to a new 8 speed automatic. One thing to note is that the S5 will only come with an automatic while the A5 will still offer a manual transmission option.

Audi is hoping to appeal to the luxury sedan buyer that wants a little more utility. While this segment of car is still very unique and sometimes even a little odd; Audis take on a hatch back sedan looks very attractive. This might just be the best looking 4 door sedan hatchback out there. Buyers can expect to see the A5 and S5 hit dealer lots in spring of 2017 as 2018 models.

Kia adds a Turbo to its 2017 Soul lineup

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The internet is buzzing today with the news of a new Kia Soul model. Ok maybe not buzzing. You might be saying “It’s just a Kia Soul” which is completely reasonable however anytime you add a turbo to something people start to pay attention. The 2017 Kia Soul Exclaim is boasting 201 horsepower from a 1.6L 4 cylinder engine. What’s more is that Kia is claiming slightly better fuel efficiency than its base model engines. Mated to a 7 speed dual clutch transmission the Soul is shaping up to be a very fun and nimble little daily driver.

It will be interesting to see if Kia has made improvements to their 7 speed dual clutch after owner complaints about the similar unit in the Hyundai Tucson. Tucson owners have complained about dead spots in the cars acceleration that have come close to being dangerous. Many state that poor drivability ruins and otherwise excellent vehicle. Hopefully Hyundai and Kia can get that worked out before the new Soul Exclaim gets released.

Aside from performance updates the Exclaim model comes decked out with 18 inch wheels, unique badges, dual chrome exhaust tips, body trim enhancements and some mild interior tweaks. No specific release dates have been announced, but expect it to hit dealers soon as a 2017 model.