2018 Dodge Durango: The Ultimate Three-Row SUV

Looking for something with some power in its engine? Then look no further than Cutter Auto Group for the all new 2018 Dodge Durango. With features like a powerful engine, a comfortable ride and a roomy interior with a usable third row – you and your friends will be more than excited to pile in for a road trip.

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The 2018 Dodge Durango is a performance powerhouse. Cut from the cloth of our most powerful SRT vehicles, the Durango is America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV. The Dodge Durango is pure American made muscle. Powered by a monstrous 6.4L HEMI V8 engine, it’s more than capable on the track. The HEMI V8 engine pumps out 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. And with a towing capacity of 8,700 pounds, the Dodge Durango has the best towing capacity in its class.

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The 2018 Durango rocks a powerful body and aggressive styling. And fitted with a signature SRT hood and cold air intake, it has the good to back up its looks. With a muscular design and refined styling, the Dodge Durango owns the road. Stake your claim with a signature LED racetrack taillamp, available LED daytime running lamps and 12 available exterior colors. Plus, carry up to 150 pounds with the available Stow N Place Roof Rack System with storable crossbars. The crossbars can fold into the side rails to improve aerodynamics and reduce wind noise.

Inside the 2018 Dodge Durango you can fit up to seven people or try more than 50 different seating configurations to carry your cargo and passengers. Available premium second-row Fold & Tumble captain’s chairs allow your passengers to move from the second to the third row between the chairs. Just envision the possibilities. Get up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space when you fold the available 60/40 Fold & Tumble second-row seat and the available 50/50 split-folding third-row seat.

Ready for the ride of a lifetime? Then what are you waiting for? Come test drive the all new 2018 Dodge Durango at Cutter Auto Group and let the adventure ride. Check out our inventory of Dodge Durango’s here. We look forward to doing business with you!

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Pure Iconic Roadster

Are you looking for a the ride of a lifetime? Then look no further than Cutter Auto Group for the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata that includes features like a sexy new RF power-folding hardtop model, world-class handling, and an easy-folding soft top. Making it a convertible that you’ll want to drive with the top down all day.

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The MX-5 isn’t complete until it’s being driven. Why? Because that’s when it achieves near-perfect balance. This results in performance so responsive and connected, it feels like a part of you. For the MX-5 Miata, Mazda has used a very unique design concept known as KODO. The KODO: “Soul of Motion” design language is not just a curve in the side panels or the shape of a headlight. You’ll find it captured in the very essence of the MX-5. Whether the top is up or folded neatly away, its muscular stance conveys an aggressive design while maintaining it’s fluid symmetry.

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For Mazda racing means everything. By pushing their cars to the extreme in fast-paced and unforgiving environments, we learn valuable lessons about safety, performance, efficiency and reliability. And that translates into a better car for the driver. Both on the road and on the track. After all, more Mazdas are road-raced on any given weekend than any other car. This makes for loads of built-in performance. Highly rigid yet incredibly lightweight, the SKYACTIV-Chassis resists torsion during aggressive cornering and plays a key role in the MX-5’s celebrated nimbleness and stability.

This is superior engineering for superior driving. When every part of a car works together seamlessly, performance and efficiency are maximized. That’s the simple notion behind SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. Body construction, chassis, transmission and engine work in perfect harmony to deliver thrilling performance without sacrificing efficiency. Wherever possible, the MX-5 Miata underwent painstaking weight loss. Even the window glass is lighter. The MX-5 is nearly a half-inch lower in height and has undergone a wright loss of more than 148 pounds from the previous generation, bringing its curb weight down to 2,332 pounds for manual transmission models.

Ready for the ride of a lifetime? Then what are you waiting for? Come test drive the all new 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata at Cutter Auto Group and let the adventure ride. Check out our inventory of Mazda MX-5 Miata’s here. We look forward to doing business with you!

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December in Honolulu

Ah, the holidays are here, decking our fireplaces with stockings and filling our bellies with hot cookies. Fortunately, the holiday season can do much more than satisfy our sweet tooth. In the city of Honolulu, you can find exciting events to attend all month. Allow us to list some that we are most excited for.

Shop ‘til you drop at the Farmer’s Market!

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Watch the Mililani Hometown Holiday Parade!

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Join the festivities on December 3rd for the opening night of the Honolulu Lights!

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Giddy up your ears for the Voices of Aloha Christmas Concert!

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Attend the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade!

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Do your Christmas shopping at the Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace.

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Jog for a cause at the Jingle Rock Run!

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20 Movies Filmed on Oahu

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We are reminded every day of the beauty of Hawaii, but for those who see Oahu for the first time, marvel at it’s sights. It’s scenery is unlike any other!

For it’s unique landscape, Oahu has been a sought after film location for decades. Who knew there were movies being filmed in our backyard??

Here are 20 of our favorite movies that have been filmed on the island. If we missed one of your favorites, be sure to comment the title below!

  1. Jurassic Park, 1992
  2. Karate Kid II, 1986
  3. 50 First Dates, 2003
  4. Along Came Polly, 2003
  5. Soul Surfer, 2011
  6. Godzilla, 1997
  7. Godzilla, 2014
  8. George of the Jungle, 1996
  9. Mighty Joe Young, 1997
  10. Hunger Games, 2013
  11. Blue Crush, 2002
  12. Pearl Harbor, 2000
  13. Throw Mama from the Train, 1987
  14. Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1980
  15. The Descendants, 2011
  16. Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 2008
  17. Big Eyes, 2014
  18. Aloha, 2015
  19. Point Break, 1991
  20. You, Me, and Dupree, 2006

Halloween in O’ahu

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The spookiest night of the year is nearly here, when your neighbors are more ghoulish than usual and you let your freak flag fly. Dressing up for the season is just half the fun, the best part of Halloween is getting lost in corn mazes, ghost tours, and picking the perfect pumpkin at the patch. Fortunately, you can enjoy all of those activities here on O‘ahu!

We’ll start out listing the events with the spookiest of the bunch, the Haunted Plantation. The plantation village is open for 10 nights of fright in Waipai. If you really want to know how freaky the village is, watch this trailer for the 2015 scare season. You can find another night of scare at the Nightmares Live. With thirty years of screams under their belt, you’ll find a worthwhile fright here. Last, but not least, is Scare Hawaii. This year their theme is deranged souls, and with that, you can count us in!

Who knew that O’ahu was loaded with haunted sites? Well, we did. But it’s all thanks to the O’ahu Ghost Tour we took last year. If you want to know how to scare visiting friends and family on the island, a ghost tour is a must-do.

As for pumpkin picking, you can find that at Aloun Farms and Waimanalo Country Farms. There, you, like Charlie Brown, can find your own great pumpkin.

5 Tips for Maintaining a ‘New Car Smell’

When the office and the beach are just a couple miles apart, as they are in Honolulu, your car is likely to feel the consequences. Taking the punches from swim trunks full of sand and to-go meals between point A and B, your car is bound to build up some stink! Odors from leftover food and humid air can leave you wishing the Hawaii heat away, but before you do, take a look at some of our simple tips that will help your car smell fresh and keep it that way.

 

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We all eat in our car. There is no shame, but when you do, throw your trash away immediately! It’s scary how  stinky little crumbs and treats can leave your car  after just a few days.

 

Shake out your floormats!

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A quick shake here and there can prevent stench buildup from crumbs and sand. If you do not already have floormats, they are a great way to protect your car’s floor from food and dirt.

 

Never leave beach gear in your car!

The heat, plus the leftover saltwater on your towels, is a recipe for mildew disaster. Be sure to remove all beach gear before the night is through to ensure a satisfactory smell during your morning commute the next day.

 

Vacuum!

Next time you go to a car wash, find one that offers vacuums. Sucking up the bits of  grit and grime before they start releasing their stink can save you and your backseat drivers  some agony.

 

Select an odor neutralizer!

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Although pina colada and strawberries ’n’ cream air fresheners may jibe with your vibe, you may want to select an odor neutralizing scent in order to prevent nasty smells from building up.

Dress Up Your Car This Halloween!

Although you may be busy putting together a Madonna or zombie costume for a spooktacular party this weekend, we are going to ask you to put the down the glitter and glue gun to bring your attention here—it’s time to dress your car up for Halloween! We’ll share some of our favorites from the internet that will be sure to spook the neighborhood brats without breaking the budget.

  1. The Haunted Jeep

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2.  DIY Hands and Feet

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3. The Road to Oz

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4. A Trick-or-Treater’s Dream: Candyland

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5. Spooky Magnetic Car Decor

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6. The Kardashian

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7. Ogre Patrol (Whatever that means…)

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Driving in Honolulu

What may be normal to us in Honolulu is strange to people on the mainland. Don’t believe us? We can begin by telling you that referring to citizens in the 48 states sandwiched between Canada and Mexico as mainlanders is unique to us Hawaiians. Hawaii’s uniqueness becomes more apparent as you take this theory to the streets.

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Driving in Hawaii is a learning experience for tourists and others new to the island. When receiving directions to Leonard’s Bakery, you may expect to hear the words “makai” and “makau”, or even North of [a popular landmark]. To us that’s completely normal, but in the rest of the states, you’ll expect to receive directions like “take a right here and a left on the next street”. Tourists may want to stick to a GPS for directions.

Rather than stating the amount of time a drive will take, mainlanders tend to reference distance from point A to B in miles. The two are quite interchangeable, but the amount of time it takes one person to make a drive compared to another can vary a lot. After all, we all have that friend that drives 95 mph on the H-1.

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Speaking of the H-1, we ll know that you must plan your day around rush hour or else… After all, Honolulu has some of the worst traffic in the country. And although many come here to vacay, we are here to stay, and so is rush hour traffic.

 

USA Olympians: What they would be if they were cars

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Elegance is Gabby Douglas and the Chrysler 200. Like Gabby Douglas for her second Olympics, the Chrysler 200 has made a comeback. Better than ever, we’d say the two are as good as gold.

 

 

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Small, yet mighty, provides the perfect description for 4 foot 8’ inch Olympian and the FIAT that puts the might in mighty. Just like Simone has proven, big things can come in small packages. We think this duo would be a firecracker!

 

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Just like the Buick Regal, Kerri Walsh Jennings has been around the block. She knows the playing field and with three gold medals under her belt, she’s very well perfected it.

 

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With 21 gold medals in his career in a range of different races, Phelps’ versatility is what makes us believe he could pull off being a ride as flexible as the Jeep Wrangler.

Fun Facts About the ‘Sport of Kings’ (Surfing)

  1. Duke Kahanamoku, the “Father of modern surfing”, revitalized surfing on Waikiki beach in the early 1900s.Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 1.34.12 PM
  2. Captain James King wrote the earliest account of surfing known in 1779. He wrote “who had the most supreme pleasure while he was driven so fast and smoothly by the seas.”Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 1.37.55 PM
  3. Surfing is nicknamed the ‘sport of kings’ because it was originally reserved for royalty.
  4. Among the oldest sports on earth, prehistoric stone carvings in Chan Chan in Peru depict surfers.Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 1.38.21 PM
  5. The amount of female surfers around the world has risen by 300% since 2002.
  6. Following WWII the surfboard was revolutionized through materials like styrofoam, fiberglass and resin.
  7. In 1928, the first major surf competition took place in Corona del Mar, California.
  8. Believe it or not, Plymouth University in the UK offers a Surf Science and Technology degree.
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  10. American Surf Magazine recorded that 66% of surfers think about sharks while riding a wave.
  11. You are more likely to die from a falling coconut than to die from a shark attack.
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