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2014 Ford Fiesta ST (The Sleeper)

February 7, 2014

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What is a Sleeper? One that achieves unexpected recognition or success, as a racehorse or movie. Others may call a sleeper an overachiever.  Datsun 510, Pontiac G8, Dodge Neon, American Motors AMX, Mazda RX7 are just some of the overachievers of the day.   Back in the seventies, some called the old Buick Skylark a […]

A Luxury Car that gets 45mpg, is the 2013 Lincoln MKZ for you?

February 2, 2013

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When you think of Lincoln, you think  Towncar and Limos cars that whisk you away from airports or take you to posh events.  But never a car you would own. Buick and Cadillac has abandon grandpa, gone is the floaty numb cars of old.   The Lincoln Motor Company (new name) wants to change your perception on […]

BIG MAN RIDES: 2013 Dodge Dart review( Its real nice but……..)

November 13, 2012

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After sticking Americans with the gawd awful Excel, Hyundai returned to the American Market with a monster warranty.  A warranty that said hey, trust us!   10 years 100,000 miles.  The  warranty is a success . Last year Hyundai-Kia squeezed past Nissan to become the fifth best selling manufacturer in America.    Hyundai 10 year warranty is expensive to the manufacturer, I expect the company will […]

Jag flash in a Prius Sea

January 3, 2012

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If your a car guy, you can lose your mind over a rare flashy car.   You find yourself driving erracticly to get a closer look at a Ferrari or an unfamilar car.   This was the case on new years day in San Francisco.  Flashy cars are rare in city by the Bay.  A city where, if […]

Cooler than you!! The 2012 Land Rover Evoque-will be a hit…

October 21, 2011

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The Pretty Girl is always a safe bet, she may not be the smartest or the most refined, its the pretty girl who gets asked out.   And based on the current competition the Land Rover will be asked out a lot his year.     The vehicles engine is a 2.o liter turbocharged 4 cylinder pumping […]

First Drive: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

June 5, 2011

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Never say General Motors can’t think outside of the box. As its Detroit rivals tout their European-engineered, Mexican-built subcompacts, GM is replacing the aging Aveo with a Korean-German-American confection called the Sonic, to be produced for our market in Orion Township, Michigan. What’s more, Chevy thinks it will be the enthusiasts’ choice in the segment, […]

First Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Passat

May 26, 2011

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This isn’t a sales projection, nor is it the validation of a business case. An Automobile Magazine review isn’t the place for that. As automotive savants, we — and presumably you, too — are more interested in a car’s merits as a car, independent of where it’s built, how it’s advertised, and what the dealer network looks like. We […]

2011 Volkswagen Jetta (a step backward)

May 13, 2011

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Sacramento’s  Average is $4.17 per gallon The Toyota Corolla was never an exciting car,it is very reliable, has good gas mileage and will safely get you from point A to point B.  The Corolla is the benchmark. For more than 30 years millions of people all over the world buy Corolla’a and replace them with […]

Is the 93 mpg Chevy Volt the car for you?

April 11, 2011

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The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is the most talked about car this year.  It has won numerous awards.  Including Motor Trends “Car of the Year” and Automobile Magazines “Automobile of the year”. Many are calling the Volt a technological tour de force. It’s the first mass produced plug in hybrid. What is a plug in hybrid? Most hybrids, Toyota Prius, […]

The Nissan Cube in the Land of the Giants (sacto area gas $3.89)

March 14, 2011

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The Nissan Cube has been around for a couple years.  While I have admired the unique shape of the vehicle, I never liked the front end, it looks like a cartoon car. Yesterday a friend called and  asked if I would join him to meet a mutual friend from Norway, who had a four hour layover […]

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