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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cars | WowWoodys

Looking back on cars, a lot has changed over time. There’s a lot of facts out there that range from cars manufactured by soybeans, all the way down to electric cars or cars driving themselves! Take a look at these 5 facts that might blow your mind, or leave you with more knowledge than before!

1. The First Speeding Ticket Ever Issued Was For Doing 8 Mph

The first speeding ticket issued to a motorist took place on January 28th, 1896 in Paddock Wood, Kent in England. A constable spotted a fast driver named Walter Arnold speeding down the street Since the constable didn’t have one of the early motorized vehicles, he had to give chase on his bike. When the constable stopped Arnold after a five-mile chase, he cited him for speeding. Arnold had been going four times over the posted speed limit. While that sounds like a lot, the speed limit at the time was a whole 2 mph.

2. The First Car To Have Four-Wheel Steering Was A Honda Prelude

The Honda Prelude was the first mass-produced production car to have four-wheel steering. It was so good at the time that it allowed the prelude to beat out some of the finest cars in the world.

3. The Ford Model T Was The First Global Car

The Model T brought mobility and prosperity on an undreamed of scale through manufacturing efficiencies at a price that anyone could afford. The mass production process perfected the moving assembly line, creating and defining the industrial age and enabling Ford to steadily decrease the price of the Model T. In 1908, the first Model Ts sold for $825. By 1925, it sold for only $260.

4. About 80-Percent Of Your Car Is Recyclable

The world produces nearly 75 million cars per year, that’s crazy! Wonder where all these cars go they are done being driven? According to The Balance, about 80-percent of your car is actually recyclable by weight, and more than 25 million tons of materials from old vehicles are recycled every year. Of that 25 million, the United States is responsible for about 12 million.

5. Motorola Made The First Dashboard Radio

The first Motorola Radio hit the market in 1930 and would set you back $110, that’s nearly $3,000 in today’s money. What is interesting though is today it only takes about an hour or two on average to install a car radio but back then it took two men and several days.


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Comparing GMC, Ford, & Ram Trucks For Sale at Wowwoodys

Comparing Trucks

Wondering what the differences are between the GMC, Ford, & Ram trucks?  Here are some custom vehicle video walkarounds of the three full-size trucks, you can also compare over 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs on our website by clicking the button below!

1. 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 4×4 Crew Cab 147″ SLT

VIN: 1GTU9DED3KZ200704
MPG: 15/21 (City/Hwy)
Mileage: 10,589
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Engine: 8 Cylinders
Drivetrain: Four Wheel Drive
Trans: TRANSMISSION, 10-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED with overdrive and Tow/haul mode. Includes Cruise Grade Braking and Powertrain Grade Braking
Ext. Color: Satin Steel Metallic
Int. Color: Jet Black
Stock #: 19JW15

2. 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat 4×4 SuperCrew 5.5′ Box

VIN: 1FTEW1EP5KKC76066
MPG: 19/24 (City/Hwy)
Mileage: 5,252
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Engine: 6 Cylinders
Drivetrain: Four Wheel Drive
Trans: Transmission w/SelectShift Sequential Shift Control
Ext. Color: Magnetic Metallic
Int. Color: Black
Stock #: 19KC39

3. 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 4×4 Crew Cab 5’7″ Box

VIN: 1C6SRFJTXKN700521
MPG: 15/21 (City/Hwy)
Mileage: 28,736
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Engine: 8 Cylinders
Drivetrain: Four Wheel Drive
Trans: 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC (8HP75)
Ext. Color: Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat
Int. Color: Black
Stock #: 19KH71

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Did You Know? | Ram Fact

RAM: ELEVATING THE OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE TO NEW HEIGHTS

The Ram Brand is constantly probing for improvements, and 2020 brings fresh new appearance packages for the most popular trim levels. However, the headline news is the announcement of the all-new third-generation 3.0L EcoDiesel V6. Ram 1500 EcoDiesel produces best-in-class 480 lb-ft of torque and best-in-class 12,560-lb light-duty diesel towing capacity. The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 is available on all models and configurations, including on 2020 Ram Rebel for the first time.

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POWERTRAIN

All-new third-generation 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 featuring 480 lb-ft of torque and 12,560 lb towing capacity

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INTERIOR

  • Blind Spot Monitoring* available on Tradesman
  • New Safety/Convenience Group available on Rebel
  • Premium Metal Sill Plates on Laramie, Longhorn and Limited

EXTERIOR

  • Three new exterior colors: Hydro Blue, Olive Green, and Walnut Brown (as a full exterior color, previously just a lower two-tone accent)
  • Night Editions for Big Horn and Laramie
  • Limited and Rebel Black Appearance Packages
  • Rebel exterior graphic upgrade with new hood and rear quarter-panel decals
  • Laramie Longhorn 22″ two-tone wheel
New Hydro Blue exterior
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New Olive Green exterior
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New Walnut Brown exterior
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Did You Know? | Dodge Fact

The Journey Goes By Another Name

The Dodge Journey has established itself as one of the top mid-size crossover SUVs on the United States market, but the vehicle goes by a different alias in other countries.

Where Italy & America Collide: It’s a Dodge Journey in Euro Spec

When the Mexico-produced Journey debuted at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in Europe, it was called the Fiat Freemont. The name ended up sticking, as it was also used when the vehicle was introduced in Italy a few months later.

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In Austraia and Brazil, customers can purchase both the Freemont and the Journey, with the Freemont only offering the 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines (the Journey includes the Pentastar V6). While the vehicle has been taking the rest of the world by storm, there is some general skepticism that the Journey will ever reach the United Kingdom.

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Did You Know? | Chrysler Fact

Did you know? In 1983, Chrysler entered a new market sector – the bus manufacturing. The Chrysler buses instantly became very popular among American customers, and now they dominate the American market. The company created multiple joined ventures, including Diamond-Star with Mitsubishi.

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The Imperial name was used since 1926, but was never a separate make, just the top-of-the-line Chrysler. However, in 1955, the company decided to spin Imperial off as its own make and division to have better chances in competition with its North American rivals, Lincoln and Cadillac, and European luxury sedans such as the Mercedes-Benz 300 Adenauer, the Mercedes-Benz 600, and the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud.

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Just 12 years after its founding, the Chrysler was already the second largest automaker in the world, surpassing the Ford Motor Co. with only General Motors ahead.