Erica Habedank

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I have owned more cars than shoes in my lifetime… I am aware that it is a problem.

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Last of the V8’s

I was sitting at the long traffic light in the middle of all of the construction at 4th and Gandy in St. Petersburg the other day, contemplating a nap, when I started taking mental notes of all of the cars around me. This was nothing unusual. I noticed a good bit of new cars, like the two new Jeep Cherokee’s that were behind me and to my left. There was an AMG Mercedes Benz, a Mustang (because there’s a Mustang at every light) and what I assume are various rental cars and SUV mom-mobiles. Then I got to thinking about the changing landscape of the average cars you see on the road. The recent gasoline crisis has had a lasting effect on new cars being built today and the governments gas mileage standards, known as C.A.F.E.- Corporate Average Fuel Economy-are rising. That means that there are less cars on the road these days like that gorgeous AMG Benz at the light and my SS sleeper sedan. It seems that the rear wheel drive, V8 is going the way of the dead dinosaurs that currently power most cars and that makes me sad.

12/15/2015

You might have played me in a video game.
Credit: Erica Habedank

Shiny Things I Saw: Int’l Auto Show Edition

look forward to the 2016 Model Tampa Bay International Auto Show every year at the convention center for many reasons but mostly because I’m a huge nerd. This year, I decided to take about a dozen of my closest friends who are all car nerds just like me and we like to travel in packs. This year, there were some cars that none of us have ever seen in person and we all spent far too much time downstairs looking at the exotic car collection. There was a Lamborghini Murcielago-LP670-4-SV something or other, a super rare Lexus LFA and a couple of Ferrari’s, each costing about as much as a big house in South Tampa and then there was the unicorn: a black Laferarri that is about as expensive as one of those houses that face the water and garbage mountain on Bayshore Drive in south Tampa.

11/22/2015

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Germany vs. America… I Mean Australia

A few weeks ago, something happened that I never saw coming: I sold my beloved GTO. I should have seen this coming, being that the silver UFO was car number 36 or 37 – I can’t remember which – but I thought I would have it forever. However, I owned that car for nearly 3 years and it was just time. There was only one car that I wanted more than the car I had and this summer was the right time to buy the very thing I had my eye on – a brand new 2015 Chevrolet SS.

08/17/2015

(Photo credit should read MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Top Gear’ Goes Out With a Whimper

As of Sunday night, my favourite car show of all time is officially dead to me. I managed to stream this show – allegedly – late Sunday night and it was not what I expected. […]

06/29/2015

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Confessions of a Craigslist Car Shopper

Craigslist car shopping can be dangerous. Avoid being stuffed in a windowless van with Erica Habedank’s top tips.

04/15/2015

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Movie Review From a Car-Nerd | Furious 7

This is one of those movies that had people clapping, cheering and laughing out loud.

04/03/2015

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Erica Sees It All

Random pictures of funny car tags/stickers/custom cars that were captured at various red-lights.

03/04/2015

Credit: https://twitter.com/TeslaMotors

I Want The D… The Tesla D

What will the return of cheap gas do to the fledgling electric car industry?

01/22/2015

Comes in any color you want… as long as it's blue.
(Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Coulda’ Had a V8

“…the sound that a V6 makes… isn’t even comparable to the music that comes from a V8.”

01/15/2015

Legal air pollution. 
Credit: https://twitter.com/FordRaptorPorn

The 4 | Holiday Wish List

The holiday season is here! Just in case any of you were wondering what to get me, I came up with a list of The 4 cars that I would like to see under my Christmas […]

12/04/2014

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