Automotive Industry and Car Reviews

Old automotive pages from 2007 and Before

Saturn’s Looking for a Few Astra-Nuts

The Saturn Astra, according to a radio commercial in my neck of the woods, is the top selling car in Europe.

Really? It’s certainly not a “disAstra”, but the bestselling car of any sold in all of Europe? I don’t get it.

Mercedes Takes Drivers Around the Benz

Take some world class cars from one of Germany’s top marques, add a day on a road course race track learning and honing your driving skills, and what do you have?

Springtime for GM in Foothills Country

With the grass finally rizzing in my area, it’s safe for companies that make outdoors-oriented stuff to show off some of their latest wares without worrying excessively about getting snowed out.

Audi A3 – Little Wagon, Ho!

A3: it’s small, it’s a wagon and, as usually happens when I live with an Audi for a spell, it tore at my heartstrings to give it back.

Pilot—ing a Straightforward, Unassuming Honda SUV

Though its name may be inspired by the high flying world of aviation, Honda’s Pilot SUV is a decidedly down-to-earth vehicle. And though it may come off as a tad bland, it’s really just a straightforward, no nonsense imagining of the eight passenger SUV niche.

By Jim Bray - Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - Full Story

Dodge Dakota Deigns to Drink Differently

Talk about making a fuel of yourself. The Dodge Dakota midsized pickup is a heavy duty beast that for 2008 is capable of driving right past the gas pump – and straight to the ethanol one.

By Jim Bray - Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - Full Story

Chevrolet Crafts a Winner with New Malibu

Its name has been around for decades, but it seems like decades since the Malibu moniker was applied to a really interesting and compelling car. But it has now: Chevy’s Malibu is a car that deserves respect.

By Jim Bray - Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - Full Story

New “Baby Benz” Blends Luxury, Comfort and Technology

Mercedes-Benz’ C class is the most affordable of the German carmaker’s sedan line, but that doesn’t mean it feels like an entry level vehicle.
It is, after all, a Mercedes. And that means even its lower end cars are upper echelon in the grand scheme of things. So it is with the new C.