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”

Random Stuff for Wed January 9th 2013: Do Not Laugh at old men, Fiat 500 Trendy?, Tennessee Dogs


Fiscal Cliff’s, Asteroids, Gun Control?….. Not Today! The Lady is upset.  Her Pressure is up!  It’s those dammed dogs. Don’t even think of walking your Chicken in the Plaza!        Fiat 500 Trendy? One of my favorite cars of late is the Dodge Charger, with the mileage of the  V6 I could live withContinue reading “Random Stuff for Wed January 9th 2013: Do Not Laugh at old men, Fiat 500 Trendy?, Tennessee Dogs”

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


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

BIG MAN RIDES: First Impressions 2013 Dodge Dart, 2013 Hyundai Veloster


The 2013 Dodge Dart is the first offspring in the Chrysler–Fiat shotgun marriage.   The underpinnings are Fiat’s the car is built in Illinois.    The car seems wider than other compacts, fit and finish is pretty good. Two engines are available the  standard engine is the  Tigershark four-cylinder engine (160 hp & 148 lb-ftContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: First Impressions 2013 Dodge Dart, 2013 Hyundai Veloster”