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Saturday, January 31, 2009

TOYOTA YARIS 2006 AND 2007 RECALLED - 1.3 MILLION WORLDWIDE

The number that will take prominence is the 1,300,000. True, 130,000 is a large number as well. The Toyota Yaris of model years '06 and...

TOYOTA WILLINGLY PSEUDO-RECALLS '04 SIENNA

Had I known that poor carpeting was valid reason for NHTSA issuing a Recall  notice, I'd have reported issues in my first apartment. Th...

LEXUS FORCED TO RECALL THE GS, IS, AND LS FOR POTENTIAL FUEL LEAKAGE ISSUE

Though it's not E85, the gasoline you're purchasing at the gas station has some ethanol content. Because of their inability to deal...

Friday, January 30, 2009

ACROSS THE POND - 2010 FORD FOCUS RS SPECIFICATIONS

Despite the absence of the new RS version of the Ford Focus on roads in North America (or its targeted markets, for that matter), I'm al...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

HYBRID SALES IN AMERICA DROP IN 2008? BY THE NUMBERS

After gas prices brought Americans to their knees in the summer of 2008, a time when the Honda Civic temporarily outsold the Ford F150, one...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

GALLERY - FISKER KARMA IN 40 PHOTOS

Imagine the federal government giving you $7,500 when you bought your new car. That effectively takes the price of the Fisker Karma down fr...

GALLERY - AUDI SPORTBACK CONCEPT IN 54 PHOTOS

Considering its worldwide sales success over the last number of years, Audi can't really be called a second tier competitor to Mercedes...

GALLERY - KIA SOULSTER CONCEPT IN 11 PHOTOS

Not hiding any enthusiasm for the regular Kia Soul, The Good Car Guy has come out as a preordained fan of the small Scion competitor in adv...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

GALLERY - LINCOLN C CONCEPT IN 29 PHOTOS

From the maker of the gigantic Town Car and the humongous Navigator comes the C Concept. Meant to be perceived as a c-segment car, the Linc...

WATCH THE NISSAN GT-R GO 'ROUND THE NURBURGRING.... IN THE SNOW

Video , GT-R, and Nurburgring are three words that have become so intermingled in the last year or so, the sight of another post title tempt...

WATCH HENRIK FISKER TALK ABOUT HIS CAR, THE FISKER KARMA

At 26 years old, Henrik Fisker found himself working in one of the world's most prestigious - and straight-laced - automotive studios. ...

WATCH AUDI OF AMERICA PRESIDENT TALK ABOUT "THE YEAR OF AUDI"

I know  you thought it was the year of the ox. Audi is German; not Chinese. And Audi, in all their righteous arrogance, thinks 2009 is the ...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

AUDI A4 DOMINATES IN GERMANY - BY THE NUMBERS

Don't consider the Numbers you'll read below to be a death knell for BMW. Nah, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are doing just fine. However,...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

GALLERY - PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S CADILLAC LIMOUSINE - 2 PHOTOS

The 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Presidential Series was the first presidential limousine to be completely styled, designed, and engine...

GALLERY - 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS - 102 PHOTOS

First pictures of the new Toyota Prius revealed a grainy image that made almost everyone think Toyota had improved their dedicated hybrid h...

GALLERY - LEXUS HS 250h - 69 PHOTOS

Looking for all the world like a twin of the Toyota Corolla, this Lexus sedan is hybrid only. They'll say it's dedicated . Suggesti...

GALLERY - 2010 LINCOLN MKT - 65 PHOTOS

Sometimes we can tell when a vehicle is styled with certain parameters firmly set in stone. Dimensions are given with priority to interior ...

GALLERY - CHRYSLER 200C EV CONCEPT - 26 PHOTOS

Wouldn't it be nice if all those "Buy American" believers wouldn't have to downgrade their expectations in order to fulfi...

GALLERY - SUBARU LEGACY CONCEPT - 25 PHOTOS

You don't want to hear that Subaru went and messed up a front-end again, but that may be what you're forced to hear. Now, this is j...

Saturday, January 17, 2009

HANDFUL OF 2009 NISSAN ALTIMAS RECALLED - ALREADY COMPLETE

A very few MY2009 Nissan Altimas have been recalled, NHTSA says, because they were "manufactured with an out-of-specification weld on...

MY2005 DODGE DURANGO RECALL FOR FUEL LEAKAGE

Due to fuel tank filler tube inlet check valves ( what a part name ) which "may not fully close at the end of refueling", the 200...

Friday, January 16, 2009

ACROSS THE POND - MITSUBISHI LANCER EVO X FQ-360

If there's one thing U.S.-based automakers do efficiently, it is the naming of their cars. Chevrolet Malibu, right? Add LT or some such...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

ALFA ROMEO AND MASERATI MAKE AN APPEARANCE ON THE NHTSA RECALL LIST FOR INCORRECT TORQUE

For the first time in a long time, a brand new Alfa Romeo has appeared in the NHTSA (an American governmental organization, remember) Recal...

CANADA AUTO SALES TIDBITS FROM 2008 - NUMBERS

Thursday is Numbers  day at GoodCarBadCar.net. Already, you've read about l uxury sales statistics in the U.S.A . and total Canadian ca...

CANADA AUTO SALES IN 2008 - NUMBERS

Passenger car sales in Canada were up 3.3% in 2008. That equals almost 34,000 extra cars exiting dealer showrooms compared with 2007. On th...

LUXURY CAR SALES IN AMERICA CIRCA 2008 - NUMBERS

Eleven automotive brands compete in the luxury segment in the United States. These eleven brands represent eight (more like nine) conglomer...