Honda: Ugly at no additional charge?


I like Honda”s, the company builds very competent vehicles that do most things well.    While Mazda’s are more fun to drive, Honda are more livable and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend any Honda. The Honda Accord has been around for more than four decades.  No car, Mercedes Benz, BMW,has appeared on Car and Drivers Magazine’sContinue reading “Honda: Ugly at no additional charge?”

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 ?”

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!”

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?)”

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”

A Woman on the hood of a Honda Accord, and Officer and a watchful Chihuahua outside of Santa Fe New Mexico


(Apologizing in Advance) Its very possible, she was paying a fine or he was getting her off with a warning?   Some uniformed cops have the damnedest luck.    He told her to pull over(who knew there was a camera?}  The camera was installed by the county to combat vandalism.   New Mexico investigators are seeking to identifyContinue reading “A Woman on the hood of a Honda Accord, and Officer and a watchful Chihuahua outside of Santa Fe New Mexico”

2011 Buick (German) Regal “Update”


“The Regal is a well honed sedan with a taut ,steady ride, sporty handling and excellent fit and finish’.

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)”