“Sexy Beast” 2020 Mazda 3

When it made its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November.  The word in the room was “Damm”. While American auto makers are exiting the car market the rest of the world is foraging ahead.  With Hyundai/Kia, Toyota and now Mazda either refreshing or introducing all new models for 2019. Mazda, oneContinue reading ““Sexy Beast” 2020 Mazda 3″

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?”

Hooked on Stereotypes

“Look at him”…. “Its just like the book says, they really love their fried chicken” ( Dave Chappelle) Was having a discussion with a colleague at work.  I resently test drove a fully loaded Cadillac CTS and was very impressed. The old floaty Cadillac of yore are gone.  The cars have come a long wayContinue reading “Hooked on Stereotypes”

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: 2012 Toyota Corolla (the big mans says ouch!)

To answer the obvious question… If your a big man, why would you drive or rent a small car?   Well one, I like small cars, two I’m cheap. The Toyota Corolla in its present form has been around since 2006 and looks it.   The compact and sub-compact segment is  one of the hottest with nearly a dozen newContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: 2012 Toyota Corolla (the big mans says ouch!)”

Honda needs to fix focus on building desirable, sporty cars

It’s impossible to overstate the chill that ran through Honda when the new Civic flunked Consumer Reports’ compact car comparison test last week. The Civic is Honda, in much the same way that the F-150 pickup is Ford. It’s the cornerstone of Honda’s reputation and the best-selling car in the company’s history. I’d say thatContinue reading “Honda needs to fix focus on building desirable, sporty cars”