2005 Honda Insight: America's First Hybrid and Fuel Efficient Vehicle with Top quality Honda Parts from Parts Train

Written by Jenny McLane

Since it was introduced back in 2002, Honda Insight's 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine and Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) motor-generator have been modified, andrepparttar CVT model's final drive ratio is considerably lower, at 5.69:1 compared to 3.21 forrepparttar 142052 manual, to take advantage ofrepparttar 142053 CVT's wider-spread "gear'' ratios.

Powered by Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA™) system that pairs a 3-cylinder VTEC™-E engine with an electric motor,repparttar 142054 Insight comes fully loaded with dual front airbags (SRS), power windows, mirrors and door locks, a remote entry system, AM/FM stereo cassette, alloy wheels and much more.

Like a turbocharger,repparttar 142055 IMA motor-generator is called to action when extra power is needed for acceleration and hill climbing, and feels like a low-pressure turbo. Unlike at turbo,repparttar 142056 motor becomes a generator when braking or coasting, which rechargesrepparttar 142057 nickel metal-hydride battery pack

The Honda Insight gains efficiency not only by its drivetrain but by light weight and clean aerodynamics. Curb weight is less than 2,000 lbs even withrepparttar 142058 CVT and air conditioning (standard onrepparttar 142059 CVT model, optional withrepparttar 142060 standard transmission).

Like other hybrids,repparttar 142061 Insight's engine stops whenrepparttar 142062 car is stopped at a light or in traffic, contributing greatly to fuel economy. The Insight achieves EPA city/highway fuel economy ratings of 60/66 (manual) and 57/56 (CVT) mpg, respectively.

2005 Ford Mercury Montego: Best Equipped With Superior Aftermarket Parts at Partstrain

Written by Jenny McLane

The Mercury Montego isrepparttar first Mercury car in over a decade offering all-wheel drive. Montego comes in Luxury and Premier models with a 203-hp 3.0-liter V6. Both offer front-wheel drive with 6-speed automatic transmission or AWD with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The CVT provides variable drive ratios vs.repparttar 142051 conventional automatic's fixed-ratio gears. Both transmissions are new to Ford Motor Company.

It has signature waterfall grille, strategic use of contrasting metallic surfaces like satin aluminum and chrome, distinctive taillight bezels. The Montego's Volvo-inspired platform has a stable platform, with fully independent suspension for a quiet ride and responsive handling. With Duratec 30 V-6 engine refined for a smoother, quieter operation,repparttar 142052 available all-wheel-drive system is packaged with a new continuously variable transmission. Front-wheel-drive vehicles use a premium six-speed automatic transmission

The 3.0-litre, 4-valve-per-cylinder, dual overhead cam, Duratec V-6, adequately powersrepparttar 142053 Montego. This high-tech, dependable power unit generates 203 horsepower and 207 lb.ft. of torque.

All Montegos have antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and traction control, but no antiskid system is available, 17-inch seven-spoke wheels, automatic HID headlamps, LED taillamps, body-color moldings, fog lamps, remote keyless entry with keypad and interval wipers. Other features include folding heated power exterior mirrors, power windows and door locks, driver and front passenger air bags, passive anti-theft system, dual-zone electronic climate control, front and rear floor mats, six-way power driver's seat, fold-flat front passenger seat, seatback map pockets, split-fold rear seat, fold-down rear armrest with cupholders, auto-dimming rearview mirror, two 12-volt powerpoints, AM/FM stereo with single CD player and tilt steering wheel with remote audio controls.

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