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)”

Lexus, Toyota, BUICK? Consumer Reports Says Yes.


Last weekend my daughter and I attended the Sacramento Auto Show at Cal Expo and I wanted to see Buick’s latest offerings, the all new LaCrosse,  the Chinese Built Envision SUV and the new Cascada Convertible. The LaCrosse is a beauty. Inside I was underwhelmed, the fit and finish was very good but it didn’tContinue reading “Lexus, Toyota, BUICK? Consumer Reports Says Yes.”

Buying A Car? Keep it Simple


While I am not outing anyone.  But there is a segment of the population who remembers when power brakes, power windows, and power steering was the gee whiz  of the day. Today the Gee Whiz is the infotainment systems.  Some of these touchscreen systems allows the owners to warm up their cars  and unlock theContinue reading “Buying A Car? Keep it Simple”

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”

Buy A Buick Regal over a BMW 328 or Mercedes C250? Consumer Reports Say’s Yes!


By CityFella Wouldn’t you really want to have a Buick?   If you under 75 the answer is usually no or your kidding right?   When the average American thinks about a Buick , they remember Grandpa’s car, big powerful and floaty. The last big floaty Buick , the Lucerne was sent to the farmContinue reading “Buy A Buick Regal over a BMW 328 or Mercedes C250? Consumer Reports Say’s Yes!”

Do good auto quality scores produce sales and profits?


By: Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press Should you care if a new Chevrolet is less than 1% more likely to have a problem than a new Toyota? If a new Honda is 2.8% more likely to have a problem than either? Some people who follow the auto industry carefully found themselves asking those questions recently afterContinue reading “Do good auto quality scores produce sales and profits?”

BIG MAN RIDES 2014 Ford Escape


I’m not a fan of Sport Utilities Vehicles.  First and foremost, they’re not much fun to drive, they are not fuel efficient, and not especially roomy( Mini vans  generally offer much more room take up less space and drink less gas). However, they make a lot of money for the auto industry anywhere from 5Continue reading “BIG MAN RIDES 2014 Ford Escape”

2014 Ford Fiesta ST (The Sleeper)


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 aContinue reading “2014 Ford Fiesta ST (The Sleeper)”

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 ?”