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?)”

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”

BIG MAN RIDES: 2011 Dodge Charger (ooooooh mama !)


There is no car on the road that says get your ass out of the way like the Dodge Charger.  Chrysler resurrected the Iconic  name in 2006.  The car sits on a platform shared with the Chrysler 300 and the  Dodge Challenger. The 2011 models is new, the sides and the hood and rear end  is reminiscent  of the 1968Continue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: 2011 Dodge Charger (ooooooh mama !)”