Can Ford build an better Tesla?


Luxury Brands ,Jaguar, Audi, Porsche have attempted to build  Electric vehicles that can compete with Tesla.  Tesla is crushing them in their home markets and in the United States,the Tesla model 3 is far and away the best selling luxury car for 2019. The three manufactures have built very competitive vehicles, however when it comesContinue reading “Can Ford build an better Tesla?”

Why the General Motors plant closures are good for America and not so good for Donald Trump


Toyota Camry has been the best selling car in America for more than two decades. In the last few years the Honda Accord was the second best selling car in America.    Last year, Toyota and Honda introduced all new versions of the Camry and Accord and while the cars two remain the best sellingContinue reading “Why the General Motors plant closures are good for America and not so good for Donald Trump”

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!”

Are the American auto manufacturers giving up on cars?


A few years ago, familiar American nameplates started to disappear, Plymouth, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Pontiac victims of overcapacity.    These models share most components with other corporate models.   Plymouth shared engines, suspensions with Chrysler and Dodge. Mercury with Ford and Lincoln.   Chevrolet, Buick shared parts with Oldsmobile and Pontiac. American manufactures have long struggled building fuelContinue reading “Are the American auto manufacturers giving up on cars?”

Automakers’ dependence on China sharpens share declines


A man reacts as he looks at stock markets at a brokerage house in Shanghai China, Monday.  The Shanghai Composite index fell by 8.5 % Monday.  Photo Associated Press On what is shaping up to be one of the ugliest days ever on financial markets, General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler are taking body blowsContinue reading “Automakers’ dependence on China sharpens share declines”

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!”

Silver Hair in Flashy Cars


I believe mans love affair with the car began in the womb.    He peeked out of his mothers curtain and said, “yeah” I want one of those”. At five months old my son chose a matchbox car over a plushy bear.  Of course he tried to eat the car but that’s not important, heContinue reading “Silver Hair in Flashy Cars”

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)”

Spotted in Natomas: Its not a bird, not a plane, its a 1960 Comet!


The Comet was originally planned as an Edsel model. It was reassigned to Mercury dealerships after the demise of the Edsel brand, where it was marketed as a standalone product for 1960 and 1961 as the Comet. Developed concurrently with the Ford Falcon, early pre-production photographs of the sedan show a car remarkably close to the Comet thatContinue reading “Spotted in Natomas: Its not a bird, not a plane, its a 1960 Comet!”

Consumer Reports reliability survey: Ford falls to No. 20, Chrysler brands improve


Ford’s overall reliability rank sank 10 spots to 20th in Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey while several  Chryslerbrands improved significantly, the popular consumer advice magazine said today. Chrysler’s rankings, meanwhile, improved for three of its brands. Jeep moved up seven spots to 13th, making it the most reliable domestic brand. Ford’s ranking fell because surveyContinue reading “Consumer Reports reliability survey: Ford falls to No. 20, Chrysler brands improve”