Compact Cars, Hatchbacks, His & Hers, Volkswagen »

15 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 2,689 views
2010 Volkswagen Golf His and Hers Review

There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle – Her and His perspectives.
Her: Anne Fleming, Car Buying Advocate, women-drivers.com
His: Chuck Kerber, Writer, AutomobileJournal.com

Anne
Chuck

Price

$19,340 as tested
$19,340 as tested

Performance

2.5 liter vehicle with 177 lbs of torque and 177 horsepowerQuick to maneuver and nimble.

Anti-lock Braking …

Toyota »

5 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 946 views
Toyota to Stay a Strong Leader in the Recall Aftermath?

Feb 2, 2010 – Leadership and public confidence are both equally fragile. Delicate is the balance of staying in the public’s favor which is done by consistently delivering a fair and quality product or service.

Last Thursday, Toyota Motor Corporation recalled yet another 2.3 million cars and trucks for faulty gas pedals. This begs the question at what point will this impact Toyota’s long tern market share and sales? Thursday’s action came on the heels of a recent recall of 4.2 …

Auto Shows »

26 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 5,649 views
Fields of Green

New shades of green have exploded into the auto scene at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. After all, strict fuel economy standards will go into effect in 2016.

Toyota, the visionary company that introduced the Prius hybrid in 2001, is quickly getting strong competition. There were 600,000 Prius’s sold in the US last year, and this year, many more companies and models will be vying for a piece of the action – and then some.

At the show was an all new …

Auto Shows »

26 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 1,827 views
The Shifting Tide: Family Car Size follows Family Size

No more Hummers. No more mega sized SUV’s. No more showcasing the enormous trucks as the ‘latest and greatest’ vehicles. In just a few years, the trend at the Detroit Auto Show runs a striking parallel to so many other things. Like families, for example.

As families are changing in dynamics and size, so the car industry has finally collided with the changing family. So to speak. Demographics and ethnographics, interestingly, did not lead the way for this shift. Like most …

Opinions »

31 Oct 2009 | No Comment | 1,438 views
Six Transformative New Best Practices for a Healthy, Vibrant Auto Industry

What a year it’s been for the once dominant and powerful auto industry. Saturn and Pontiac are out. Fiat and Tesla are in. Two of the Big 3 ‘survived’ bankruptcy – and the verdict is still out on their long term fiscal viability. Nearly 1800 dealerships have or will close by this time next year. Ten million new cars were sold in 2008 versus 16 million in 2007, and it looks like this year’s results will be even …

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