CarNewCafe’s Top 10 Articles of 2013 – Podcast 27

ferrari 458 spyder

Over the past year, it has been a pleasure bringing fresh and relevant car articles, news stories, videos, and a podcast to all the readers of CarNewsCafe.  While we like to think all our articles are a success these are the Top 10 articles of 2013 that readers seemed to just keep coming back to.

That means that these articles continue to get traffic and engage our readers.  While we have our own favorite auto news stories and articles ultimately it is you, our readers, that decided what is good and not so good.

So here is to a a great year for CarNewsCafe and hopefully many more to come.  We’ve enjoyed it as much as you have.




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The list starts with our most number 1 visited to our 10th most popular article in 2013.  

1. Top 5 Misconceptions about the Chevy Volt

chevy volt

Aaron’s great editorial about the Chevy Volt got a lot of outcry from owners and fans of the Volt since he claimed that it can’t get over “200+ mpg.”  This caused a lot of shares and posts on Electric Vehicle (EV) forums and people were quite pissed.  While we tried to keep things civil and moderate as many comments as we could, things got a little crazy.  We liked the traffic but not the massive amount of emails we got about it saying we didn’t know what we were talking about with the Chevy Volt.

What’s interesting to us is that the editorial was mostly positive but somehow all the Chevy Volt fanatics overlooked this.

2. The Cars of the Trailer Park Boys

trailer park boys

Aaron rounded up the cars from one of his favorite TV shows, The Trailer Park Boys.  Seems a lot of other people like it too as people post about it all the time. This Canadian comedy is available on Netflix if you want to watch it.

3. Subaru confirms slick 2015 Subaru BRZ convertible

subaru brz convertible

This article on a 2015 Subaru BRZ convertible was an April Fools joke, unfortunately.  Even though it might have been a joke the article was well crafted to appear as a legit story up until the end.  The Subaru BRZ convertible is a car that a lot of people seem to want as this article still gets a lot of traffic.  Subaru, the BRZ needs to go topless!

4. Mitsubishi Outlander vs Subaru Forester

The 2014 Mitsubisih Outlander vs 2014 Subaru Forester is an article that a lot of people still check out on CarNewsCafe.  We can only imagine when people are looking at buying either of these cars they are wondering what the differences are and how they compare.

Aaron drove both the Outlander and Forester on the same day, around the same time, and in the same conditions which makes for a fair “VS” comparison.

5. Coffee and a Concept – 1938 Buick Y-Job

buick y job

Aaron wrote an excellent article about the 1938 Buick Y Job concept.  (Y Job sounds kinda dirty right?)  While the Buick Y Job is just a concept, it looks fabulous!  This Buick marks an important distinction in automotive history though, it was the first concept car to be displayed showing potentially what GM was going to offer in the future.

6. Richard Hatfield Interview – Lightning Motorcycles

Lightning Motorcycle at Pikes Peak
Lightning Motorcycle blows gasoline bikes at Pikes Peak

Following an impressive win at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb challenge in 2013 Nicolas Zart interviewed Richard Hatfield, President of Lightning Motorcycles.  They discussed the win against gas powered motorcycles and the future and direction for the EV industry.

7. Coffee and a Concept – 1959 Cadillac Cyclone

cadillac cyclone concept

Another sweet Coffee and a Concept column by Aaron.  This was on the 1959 Cadillac Cyclone.  Made in the heyday of when America was in the “Space Race” and it seemed like every car had big fins.

8. The Price is Right offers a Ferrari 458 Spyder

ferrari 458 spyder

The Price is Right had a “Big Money Week” back in April.  The most expensive prize in The Price is Right history was offered and it was a black Ferrari 458 Spyder convertible.

As the sticker price was for this supercar convertible is $285,716 you definitely need big money to buy it.  You would also need big money to pay the tax on a said Ferrari 458 Spyder if you won it.  Sucks, but that is the reality.  The question most guys were asking was, “Does the model come with the car?”

If you want to watch the contestant play for the Ferrari, click here.

Previously a Tesla Roadster was offered 3 years ago on The Price is Right and was won on Earth Day.  The sticker price for the Tesla Roadster was $112,845.

9. 8 Lamest Car Memes

There are cool car memes and there are lame car memes.  There are ones that are really pretty lame and stupid.  At least that is our opinion about these.  If you agree or disagree, leave a comment on the post.

10. Coffee and a Concept – The 1962-64 Chrysler Turbine

chrysler turbine

Aaron wrote the most complete piece on the Chrysler Turbine Concept on the internet.  Read it!

Have any thoughts about our Top 10 articles for 2013?  Want to see us do different articles in 2014?  Let us know below.


Adam Yamada-Hanff
Adam has always loved cars and anything with wheels. When he is not writing about interesting stories you might find him jamming on his saxophone, watching movies, creating art, or playing with his two dogs.