The Buzz : 2018 Kia Stinger is on Fiyah!


Kia sports car?  A legitimate sports sedan by Kia?  Kia, say what?   Kia?  Car and Driver says: Back in 1964, the great Muhammad Ali famously taunted heavyweight-title opponent Sonny Liston, saying he’d “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” in their upcoming match.  Our track testing revealed that the hottest Kia does indeed sting likeContinue reading “The Buzz : 2018 Kia Stinger is on Fiyah!”

Genesis: The Beginning


  Twenty Seven years ago a Japanese Company Toyota, entered the Luxury Car market to compete with the likes of BMW, Mercedes Benz and Cadillac .   Their first model the Lexus LS400 was an instant hit and immediately established Lexus as a player.  Within months Nissan and Honda entered the market.   Today, LexusContinue reading “Genesis: The Beginning”

BMW Driving Burglars


Makes perfect sense in the Silicon Valley. A Dodge would look suspicious Top: Ruben Ibarra-Nava, Emerson Chaves, Daniel Flores-Casteneda Middle: Jaime Magana, Francisco Ledesma Aquilar, Gilberto Cruz Bottom: Raul Cruz Jr., Miguel Chipres-Magallon, Gustavo Ayala Garcia Jr. By: Robert Salonga/San Jose Mercury News Authorities say they have arrested more than half a dozen members of aContinue reading “BMW Driving Burglars”

Why you might own at Tesla or and Electric car in the Next Five years!


By CityFella A few years ago the State of California approved  rules requiring 15 percent of cars sold in California to be all-electric, plug-in hybrid electric or hydrogen vehicles.   This means in your an automaker 15%  of your fleet must be one of above. Compliance begins with model year 2018. Full compliance is expected byContinue reading “Why you might own at Tesla or and Electric car in the Next Five years!”

America Strikes Back Cadillac’s New Vision


By CityFella There was a time when you knew a Mercedes Benz was a Mercedes Benz and A BMW a BMW front to back, the vehicles were unmistakable.  Today, not so unless your looking at the grill. Today, they disappear into a sea of Toyota’s, Nissan’s and Hyundai’s.   Audi and Jaguar have taken aContinue reading “America Strikes Back Cadillac’s New Vision”

The last days of the Stick Shift


  By CityFella, Stick Shift, that’s what my mother used to call cars with manual gearbox.  In her day,you changed gears on the column not on the floor. Like the Mercury above.   In those days, all the cars had foot brakes. You have to admire the skill of those people who lived in hillyContinue reading “The last days of the Stick Shift”

If your shopping an Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes? Check out the 2015 Hyundai Genesis


  By: CityFella Power Corrupts  The 2015 auto year should have been the year of the Mustang and the return of ‘s Alfa Romeo’s to america with its hot new” 4C.” No one anticipated the media furor that followed the introduction of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat.  The Hellcat has dominated the auto news for theContinue reading “If your shopping an Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes? Check out the 2015 Hyundai Genesis”

How do you turn on the Radio ?


Auto Infotainment systems problematic for renters and automakers  By:CityFella For decades, the left knob turned on the radio and the right knob changed the station. By the eighties automakers added a  power button. Well that was so 2007.  In many cars the power button and the knobs have been replaced with touchscreens and interfaces. You’ve EnteredContinue reading “How do you turn on the Radio ?”

Confessions of an ex-car salesman


How to avoid the trickery and get a good deal on a new car I’m a disgruntled ex-car-sales guy. Which means I know all the gimmicks car-sales guys and dealerships use to increase their profits. My intention here is to help people negotiate better car deals by having more tools available when they walk ontoContinue reading “Confessions of an ex-car salesman”

BIG MAN RIDES: Has the world gone mad!


Unlike Europe, America has never really embraced small cars.  In the midwest large cars rule, in the south its the pickup. God help you if your driving a Smart Car on the Interstates . In America, people buy small cars because:   A. They live in urban areas where space is limited. B. Because they are economical. C.Continue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: Has the world gone mad!”