Would free Gas (or electric charging) for three years Convert you?


Six short years ago, not many Americans outside of California and New York knew Electric cars existed. It’s about Range Far and away the most popular electric car sold in America was the Nissan Leaf introduced in 2011 These, $33,000 cars had a paltry driving range of 75 miles per charge, not practical for mostContinue reading “Would free Gas (or electric charging) for three years Convert you?”

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”

BIG MAN RIDES: 2014 Mazda 6 ( The return of the Zoom)


When a large company acquires a smaller company , the smaller company often suffers.   American Motors Corporation was the smallest manufacturer  in the US.   Chrysler bought AMC in 1987.  Chrysler wanted Jeep. Specifically the new Jeep Grand Cherokee that was in development. Chrysler rebadged the AMC cars into its new Eagle Division.  While the Jeep division was thriving, in 1999 Chrysler closed Eagle.  ThereContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: 2014 Mazda 6 ( The return of the Zoom)”

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


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

2013 Ford Fusion has elegance, but also small flaws


The ambitious  2013 Ford Fusion comes tantalizingly close to setting a new standard for midsize sedans. A number of nagging little flaws hold it short of that, but there’s a lot to like about the elegant and advanced new Ford. In almost any other year, the new Fusion would be a jaw-dropping achievement. Arriving withinContinue reading “2013 Ford Fusion has elegance, but also small flaws”

The Class of 2013 (Which would you Take Home?)


  The Mid Size Class of 2013 5 of the 8 cars are completely new this year.  The elders, the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Optima are two years old and the Volkswagen Passat was introduced last year. Most of the cars are overachievers, the average hwy mpg is 35 .  Hybrid models get as much as  48mpg city.Continue reading “The Class of 2013 (Which would you Take Home?)”

2013 Honda Accord: When yawn meets YAWN!


Subaru, Toyota and Honda builds the most reliable cars on the planet.  Loyal owners trade their Legacy’s, Camry‘s and Accords for other Legacy’s Camry’s and Accords. The Camry and the Accord has been the first and second best selling car in the US for a number years.  Last year, Nissan’s Altima  moved in the second place.  This yearContinue reading “2013 Honda Accord: When yawn meets YAWN!”

BIG MAN RIDES: 2012 Ford Fusion,2012 Nissan Altima, 2012 Toyota Camry


Not too big, not too small best describes the largest and most  competitive segment in the US car market.  Mid Size cars.  Once upon a time, General Motors owned the segment with it’s A bodied cars the Chevrolet Celebrity, Buick Century, Oldsmobile Ciera and the Pontiac 6000.    By the mid nineties Toyota’s Camry took the sales crown from GMContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: 2012 Ford Fusion,2012 Nissan Altima, 2012 Toyota Camry”

2011 Chevy Cruze-The Caddy of small cars (Sac-gas 4.16)


While the mid size (Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry) is far and away the popular segment in the United States, the activity this year is the compact segment with 6 new models. This year the american manufactures has taken the lead.   For many years with the exception of the Ford Focus, theContinue reading “2011 Chevy Cruze-The Caddy of small cars (Sac-gas 4.16)”

Is the 93 mpg Chevy Volt the car for you?


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,Continue reading “Is the 93 mpg Chevy Volt the car for you?”