Cool Cars

Cool Foreign Cars

The cool car website is has information about what we believe to be the coolest foreign brands around. This website has been carefully curated and is maintained by Elite Auto Repair, providing quality auto repair in Tempe, Arizona since 2001.

We have carefully curated information, and collected videos for your information and reading pleasure.   We go over some of the basic models to some of the most obscure and limited models from brands like BMW, Audi, Lotus, Mercedes and many more.

Many of the brands on this website are part of the Auto Alliance:

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the leading advocacy group for the auto industry, represents 77% of all car and light truck sales in the United States, including the BMW Group, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America and Volvo Cars North America.

Here is some general information regarding the brands on this website:

BMW

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) was established in 1975 as the United States importer of BMW luxury/performance vehicles. BMW of North America assumed import and distribution responsibilities for BMW motorcycles in 1980. BMW of North America also began to distribute light trucks in 1999. BMW of North America’s Corporate Headquarters is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Its Eastern Regional Headquarters and Technical Training Center is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. A Vehicle Preparation Center is in Port Jersey, NJ and a Regional Distribution Center is in Nazareth, PA.

Ferrari

Ferrari North America, Inc., headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the exclusive North, Central and South American importer of Ferrari vehicles. The company supports its authorized dealer network with sales and after-sales assistance, customer service, sales and technical training, and warranty administration among other services. The company also supports the development of the Ferrari brand in the Americas by participating in motorsports, cultural and philanthropic activities.

FIAT

Today, the FIAT® brand stands for discovery through intense individualism. It encourages people to be in charge of their lives, live assertively and celebrate the smallest of things with infectious excitement.

Deeply rooted in Italian heritage, the FIAT brand was reintroduced in March of 2011 in North America, bringing something truly unique to the marketplace. That philosophy is embodied by the North American introduction of the FIAT 500, or Cinquecento — a small car that lives big. Italian at heart and rooted in a rich heritage, the FIAT 500 is synonymous with modern simple design, blending form, function and a pride of ownership that is genuine. Reminiscent of the original Cinquecento, the 2012 FIAT 500 and FIAT 500c (Cabrio) build on the vehicle’s global popularity, and the recently launched high-performance FIAT 500 Abarth brings true Italian track-proven performance to American roads. Since its initial launch in Italy on the 4th of July 2007, exactly 50 years after the launch of the original, the FIAT 500 has evolved into a beloved global icon, winning the hearts of enthusiastic drivers and discriminating automotive journalists alike.

Jaguar

Jaguar is as dynamic as our name and logo suggest. We’ve always believed that a car is the closest thing we will ever create to something that is alive. Find out more about our award-winning approach to designing and building cars and what makes them as alive as you are. 

For over 90 years, we have pushed the boundaries of what is possible, inspired by our founder, Sir William Lyons. He insisted that every car the company produced combined performance and beauty like no other. His uncompromising vision set new benchmarks that we still live by.
 
We’re continuing that tradition with the launch of the new F-TYPE sports car. This definitive two-seater sports car continues a revered bloodline that began with the C, D and E-Type. The latter is an enduring icon, still considered the most beautiful car in the world; it defined the market that the F-TYPE is redefining today.

Land Rover

Land Rover is a brand of the British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover,which specialises in four-wheel-drive vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover, with its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry has been owned by Indian Tata Motors since 2008.

Lotus

Lotus Engineering is unique, offering a blend of technical excellence, passion and performance that is unrivalled in the automotive industry. We have a proven track record taken from almost 60 years experience in motor racing, producing our own cars and working for hundreds of clients in the automotive industry and beyond. 

Lotus has a fine heritage of building exciting, desirable cars, such as the Esprit, Elan, Elise, the Exige and now the Evora. We bring together our world-renowned engineering expertise to create cars with a unique character that communicate with the driver and, above all, are fun to drive.

Mercedes Benz

Mercedes-Benz is a German automobile manufacturer, a multinational division of the German manufacturer Daimler AG. The brand is used for luxury automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. 

Although MBUSA was founded in 1965, importation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles actually began in 1952 under Max Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman was a driving force behind the car that cemented the identity of Mercedes-Benz in America: the iconic 300SL Gullwing.

By 1957, Mercedes-Benz was in a position to expand its reach in the United States and entered into a distribution agreement with Studebaker-Packard Corporation. Eight years later, the company struck out on its own, forming Mercedes-Benz USA.

Peugeot

Peugeot is a French car brand, part of PSA Peugeot Citroën. The family business that preceded the current Peugeot company was founded in 1810, and manufactured coffee mills and bicycles.

Porsche

Porsche Automobil Holding SE, usually shortened to Porsche, is a German holding company with investments in the automotive industry. 

Porsche is a unique company with strong ideals. Our values and philosophies permeate through everything we do to ensure that we always remain true to our principles. We constantly meet our own high demands and have a definite idea about who we are and how we approach things. As a result, despite what others may be doing, we at Porsche actively seek to stretch boundaries and are committed to continual improvement.

It is thanks to our tireless dedication to quality that more than 70% of all Porsche cars ever built are still on the road today. Our vehicles are not only remarkable – they are also designed to last. This is because they meet our exacting standards in terms of quality and safety. The result: high performance meets outstanding everyday practicality. And breathtaking dynamics are coupled with exceptional occupant comfort and safety.

Based on the principle of achieving maximum output from minimum input, this race-inspired philosophy is integral to each and every one of our cars. We call it Porsche Intelligent Performance.

SAAB

Saab Automobile AB is a Swedish premium car manufacturer. It was formed in 1945 when Saab AB, “Svenska Aeroplan AB”, a Swedish aerospace and defense company, commenced a project to design a small automobile. Wikipedia

Volkswagon

Volkswagen is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Volkswagen is the original and top-selling marque of the Volkswagen Group, the biggest German automaker and the third largest automaker in the world. Wikipedia
Delivering power is only half our story. The other half is our commitment to an Autobahn-inspired driving experience.
 
The above are brief descriptions of the companies behind these great cars.