Here’s What A Maximum ’90s Nostalgia Volkswagen GTI Is Worth Now

ruz3xmi3tr6pzi9hstgrA 1992 Volkswagen GTI was fun and “fast” around the time a lot of us got our driver’s licenses. But it was nothing special, which meant a lot of them were cheap, which meant you or somebody you knew probably had one. And that is why this modest little car is stirring up so much nostalgia. Click HERE for more:


Road Trip!

Here’s Everything We’ll Need. (Grab these essential items for your next adventure.) _2017-08-17-15-02-14

Cars suck up data about you. Where does it all go?


Cars have become rolling listening posts. They can track phone calls and texts, log queries to websites, record what radio stations you listen to — even tell you when you are breaking the law by exceeding the speed limit.

Automakers, local governments, retailers, insurers and tech companies are eager to leverage this information, especially as cars transform from computers on wheels into something more like self-driving shuttles. And they want to tap into even more data, including what your car’s video cameras see as you travel down a street.

Who gets what information and for what purposes? Here is a primer:

The Best Drives in New England

New England is a maze of scenic, relaxing, meandering drives that are perfect for lazy summer afternoons.
New England’s roadways may not feature the sprawling, wide open stretches as out West, and they might not be as continually sun-kissed as California’s iconic Route 1. But what the region lacks in storied highways, it makes up with tumbling hills, rugged mountains, and, of course, hundreds of miles of glorious Atlantic coastline.
In other words, New England has something for every driver, and as summer sets in, there’s no time like the present to turn up your music, roll down your windows, and take a relaxing, meandering jaunt in your car.

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2002 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider F1 F360 Convertible with only 28k Miles in Auburn, MA near Worcester and Boston

We just got a 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider F1 F360 Convertible with only 28k Miles.

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The Ferrari 360 is a two-seater sports car built by Ferrari from 1999 to 2005. It succeeded the Ferrari F355

Ferrari partnered with Alcoa to produce an entirely new all aluminium space-frame chassis that was 40% stiffer than the F355 which had utilized steel. The design was 28% lighter despite a 10% increase in overall dimensions. Along with a lightweight frame the new Pininfarina body styling deviated from traditions of the previous decade’s sharp angles and flip-up headlights. The new V8 engine, common to all versions, utilizes a 3.6 litre capacity, flat plane crankshaft, titanium connecting rods and generates 395 bhp (294 kW, 400 PS). Despite what looks like on paper modest gains in reality the power to weight ratio was significantly improved on over the F355, this was due to the combination of both a lighter car and more power. According to Ferrari weight was reduced by 60 kg and the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration performance improved from 4.7 to 4.5 seconds. The 360 Modena press car was “ludicrously quick and sounded more like Schumacher’s weekend wheels than a street car.”

The first model to be rolled out was the 360 Modena followed later by the 360 Spider and finally as a special edition, the Challenge Stradale: which was the highest performance road-legal version of the 360 produced by the factory, featuring carbon ceramic brakes (from the Enzo), track tuned suspension, aerodynamic gains, weight reduction, power improvements and revised gearbox software among its track focused brief. There were 8,800 Modenas and 7,565 Spiders produced worldwide. There were 4,199 built for the US market, 1,810 (coupes) Modenas and 2,389 (convertibles) Spiders. Of those numbers there were only 469 Modenas and 670 Spiders that were produced with a gated 6 speed manual transmission as opposed to the automated F1 single clutch transmission.

In addition to this there were the low volume factory race cars, these were all derived from the 360 Modena and for the first time produced as a separate model in their own right (compared to being retro fit kit in previous incarnations). The first up was the 360 Modena Challenge, used in a one make series, the factory built racing cars were prepared by official tuner, Michelotto who also did the 360 N-GT. The N-GT was a 360 Challenge car evolved even further to compete more seriously in the FIA N-GT racing classes alongside other marques such as Porsche.

 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider F1 – F360 in Auburn, MA near Worcester, MA – 28k Miles – Convertible – Immaculate insdide and out. Loaded with 400 hp horsepower, 3.6 liter V8 DOHC engine, Traction control, Stability control, Auto-shift manual Transmission, Convertible roof, Climate control, Remote power door locks, Power windows with 1 one-touch, 4-wheel ABS brakes, Xenon headlights, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Power mirrors, Passenger Airbag, 2 Doors, Rear-wheel drive, External temperature display, Tachometer, Interior air filtration, Convertible Wind Blocker – Wind blocker, Speed-proportional power steering, Clock – In-radio display, Convertible occupant rollover protection, Intermittent window wipers, Privacy/tinted glass, and so much more! Fully serviced and ready for years of trouble-free driving. (877) 847-6014 — Lux Auto is a Leading Worcester Area Used Car Dealership. We offer an extensive selection of fully reconditioned pre-owned luxury and used cars in the Worcester, MA area. Visit to browse through our full inventory of LuxAuto CERTIFIED, pre-owned cars, trucks and SUVs. You will find great selection from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Jeep, Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, VW, Volkswagen, Hyundai and many other brands. Stop by our Auburn, MA, Massachusetts location to see our friendly sales advisers and test drive the vehicle of your choice today. Every pre-owned used car, truck, or SUV undergoes a rigorous 128-point inspection by our service center. ——– Lux Auto offers ALL TYPES of CAR LOAN financing regardless of your credit history. We specialize in BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT, NO PROBLEM financing, FIRST TIME BUYERS, STUDENTS and ANY CREDIT SITUATI – Fully serviced and ready for years of trouble-free driving. Very clean inside and out. (877) 847-6014 — Lux Auto is a Leading Worcester Area Used Car Dealership.

Refer A Friend

refer-a-friendAt Lux Auto Plus we realize that our best form of advertising is you, our satisfied customers.
Some of our best customers have been refered to us by a friend, and they have gone on to recommend us to their friends. And so on…

With this in mind, we have developed a program to thank you for sharing your positive experiences with others and recommending us to them. Our commitment is to treat your referrals with the same level of courtesy and dedication to satisfaction we gave you.

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Presidents Day Sale

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‘What should I use on my icy driveway?’

Northwest WeatherQ. I always carried kitty litter or ice melt with me just in case I needed it on my long icy driveway. The problem is, the kitty litter clumps in the bag and the ice-melt seems to suck the moisture out of the air and over time becomes a useless bag of mush. Any up-to-date suggestions?

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For Car Nuts & Others …

Q: What was the 1st official White House car?


A: A 1909 White Steamer ordered by President Taft.



Q: Who opened the 1st drive-in gas station?


A: Gulf opened up the 1st station in Pittsburgh (PA) in 1913.



Q: What city was the 1st to use parking meters?


A: Oklahoma City (OK) on July 16, 1935.



Q: Where was the 1st drive-in restaurant?


A: Royce Hailey’s Pig Stand opened in Dallas (TX) in 1921.



Q: True or False? The 1953 Corvette came in white, red & black.


A: False. The 1953 Corvette was available in one color, Polo White.



Q: What was Ford’s response to the Chevy Corvette?


A: Carroll Shelby’s Mustang GT350.



Q: What was the 1st car fitted w/an alternator, rather than a direct current dynamo?


A: The 1960 Plymouth Valiant.



Q: What was the 1st car fitted w/a replaceable cartridge oil filter?


A: The 1924 Chrysler.



Q: What was the 1st car to be offered w/a “perpetual guarantee”?


A: The 1904 Acme from Reading (PA). Perpetuity was disturbing in this case, as Acme closed down in 1911.



Q: What American luxury automaker began by making cages for birds & squirrels?


A: The George N. Pierce Company of Buffalo (NY) who made the Pierce Arrow. They also made ice boxes (below).




Q: What car 1st referred to itself as a convertible?


A: The 1904 Thomas Flyer, which had a removable hard top.


Our Street, (US 20), is Getting National Recognition

rt-2020U.S. Route 20 (US 20) is an east–west United States highway. The “0” in its route number indicates that US 20 is a coast-to-coast route. Spanning 3,365 miles, it is the longest road in the United States, and Lux Auto Plus is on this Route. (We are located at 525 Washington Street in Auburn, MA – Route 20.)

Signs marking the eastern and western ends of the longest continuous road in the U.S. are being unveiled on both coasts.  More HERE: