BIG MAN RIDES: 2014 Kia Optima SX


When the 2011 Kia Optima debuted at the New York Auto show in 2010, the world gasped KIA? No one remembers Kia, their cars were more than boring, they were meh, nothing.   There appeal  price, they where cheap. Then someone at Kia hired Peter Schreyer from Audi.    He is currently the Chief Design officerContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: 2014 Kia Optima SX”

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”