Auto Reliability ( Re think the wiz bang)


    All new could be all wrong if your buying a new car.  Buyers of the latest and greatest are more often than not, are  The unofficial guinea pigs for Automakers   If often takes a few years to get the bugs out of all new car.  Last week, Consumer Reports released their annual new-carContinue reading “Auto Reliability ( Re think the wiz bang)”

BIG MAN RIDES: 2018 Chevy Cruze (3800 mile supertest)


When you are a large person, your always aware of space.  Can I fit in that chair is it strong? When it comes to size the rule of thumb, is a large exterior equals a large interior.  In the past, I would typically rent a full size car or larger. One year, a rental carContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: 2018 Chevy Cruze (3800 mile supertest)”

Something old and different for Friday 9-28-2018 (yes, there’s video)


Spotted on the streets of Sacramento  A vintage 1955 Buick Century Cailfornia Highway Patrol Car  These cars were specificly built for the CHP. They had the Special 48 coupe body, Century engines and Roadmaster brakes  (This was back in the day when GM built different engines and parts for each divison) They were among theContinue reading “Something old and different for Friday 9-28-2018 (yes, there’s video)”

Tesla shows how (5th best selling car in the USA)


     While drivers are abandoning cars for SUV’s  Tesla has quietly become the best selling Luxury car company in America.  Selling more cars than BMW, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, and Lexus. Last month, Tesla’s Model 3 was the 5th best selling car in the US.   This is not a misprint 1. Toyota Camry 30,141 2.Continue reading “Tesla shows how (5th best selling car in the USA)”

First drive: 2019 Mustang Bullitt chases legends in San Francisco


    By: Mark Phelan\Detroit Free Press (Video By Roadshow) SAN FRANCISCO — The greatest chase scene in movie history would’ve ended a lot sooner if Steve McQueen could’ve got his hands on a 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt. The Dodge Charger that eluded McQueen’s 1968 Mustang fastback for 12 minutes of brilliant filmmaking never wouldContinue reading “First drive: 2019 Mustang Bullitt chases legends in San Francisco”

Don’t be surprised when these 3 types of cars flood the market


(Photo: General Motors) By: Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press Get ready for a flood of new vehicles unlike what you’ve seen before as automakers explore three market niches that are primed for growth. As car companies de-emphasize production of low-profit sedans, at least two new classes of SUV-type vehicles are coming — prestigious midsize and basic transportation.Continue reading “Don’t be surprised when these 3 types of cars flood the market”

Give me a car with a stick….. NO SUV’s for me!


One wonders what Henry Ford, would think?  The car company bearing his name, will soon stop making cars.   With the exception of the Mustang (The Chinese love Mustangs) and a Chinese built Focus, that’s it.  Ford Motor Company will build Suv’s and Trucks. Ford wasn’t the first.  Chrysler unofficially killed the car in 2016.  TheContinue reading “Give me a car with a stick….. NO SUV’s for me!”

Chrysler is alive……for now


Chrysler is alive, for now.  At yesterdays FCA meeting the company’s five year plan is to invest into the brands that make money for Chrysler. Seventy five percent of FCA investment will go to Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo and Maserati. What that means, if you the current, Chrysler, Dodge or Fiat vehicles you will likeContinue reading “Chrysler is alive……for now”