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Categories: Ravings

Lexus ecodesignlifestyle: A Headache in my eye.

Posted by: David Kiley on October 01

Ummmmmmm. I have come across some truly irrelevant press releases from auto companies in my long career. Releases that made me say...huh? I am trying to get my head...

Ford's "Dimensioning"??

Posted by: David Kiley on August 29

I have heard alot of industry-speak, but I'm not sure what to make of this, as reported in Automotive News: DENVER -- Ford Motor Co. executives are telling lawmakers and...

Taking Crud for LaCrosse Comment

Posted by: David Kiley on August 27

Okay...I'm taking a lot of crud for my LaCrosse comments. offers this link to the image of the whole car, apparently previewed for media in July, though I was...

2009 Honda Fit: Zippy and Fuel Sipping

Posted by: David Kiley on August 19

I'll have a review of the new 2009 Honda Fit later this week when the pesky embargo lifts. But in the meantime, I can't help but gush on the...

One Smart Car Company

Posted by: David Welch on June 04

I think Sun Tzu said, in his tome “The Art of War” that a leader is judged not on his victories, but the battles he chooses not to fight....

New Wheels For Car Boy--Update

Posted by: David Kiley on November 26

I thhought I had decided what to buy. After weeks of deliberation, I thought I would get the Saturn Astra. But not any more. First, the availability is now sometime...

There's plenty in a name Mr. Benz

Posted by: David Kiley on October 05

The former DaimlerChrysler changed its name to Daimler AG, choosing not to revert back to the Daimler-Benz AG name it had before its troublesome 1998 merger with Chrysler. The rationale...

Web Searching Dramatically Favors "Old Reliables"

Posted by: David Kiley on October 04 released the list of models that drew the most searches on its website in September. Yikes. It doesn’t look like Detroit advertising is penetrating much into the web...

Desperate Ad Claims For Pontiac

Posted by: David Kiley on September 04

I don't want to say Pontiac is desperate. But a recent TV ad for the G5 ballyhooed "More horsepower than the standard Ford Focus." Other claims it might have included:...

Dingell Practicing Cynical Politics

Posted by: David Kiley on July 10

House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.) says he will propose a carbon tax program to satisfy those who are calling for higher fuel economy standards and for...

O'Reilly Still Wrong And Won't Acknowledge It

Posted by: David Kiley on March 23

Just an update on my earlier post. I have tried to contact Bill O'Reilly, as has Ford, to try and get the bloviator-in-chief to acknowledge that he didn't know what...

North Koreans To Be Toyota-Free

Posted by: David Kiley on February 21

Thanks to to The Sydney Morning Herald North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has ordered the seizure of all Japanese-made cars in the communist country after he spotted a broken-down...

White Knight Syndrome

Posted by: Matthew Vella on December 28

Looks like the gabbing over last week's high-intrigue meeting between top Ford and Toyota executives has subsided going into New Year's. Of course, the splash was big enough to register...

When It Comes To Cars: Color Is Everything.

Posted by: David Kiley on November 29

I didn’t used to think too much about paint color with cars. But it’s been on my mind more these days. Perhaps as vehicles get more expressive in their...


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