Thursday, October 31, 2013

Alternative fuels and some fun for the movie fans out there!

First of all I have to apologize for the lack of posts this week.  I smashed my finger nail into a nice shade of black while I was at the gym on Tuesday.  Since I have to type a lot at my day job I’ve been taking it easy at home.  But I can bend it for the most part now, so time to man up and do another blog entry. 

Today’s topic revolves primarily around alternative fuel vehicles, specifically electric and hydrogen powered cars.  I know, hydrogen cars are technically powered by electricity too (they just generate it on site). 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Granny's New Car?

Grandmothers seem to drive a broad assortment of different cars.  I’ve seen little old ladies heads poking up behind the wheels of everything from giant 1980’s era Lincoln Town Cars to brand new Hyundai Elantras.  

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Domestic Base V6 Truck Comparo!!

Pick-up trucks can be handy things to have.  Besides being a mandatory tool to have around a job site, non-tradesmen like me find them quite useful for towing a trailer, taking a load of brush to the depot or hauling home the fruits of an afternoon at IKEA.  If your truck has four doors you can even take the family down to Disney World.  However, all this utility has traditionally come at a price... at the pumps.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In today's post: I drive a Saab!

Not long since last writing about it, but certainly a long time since first wanting to, I have finally driven a Saab!  

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Dodge made out of metal and brawn!

Dodge has landed the pitchman of the year to profess to the masses the fine features of its 2014 Durango -- none other than the fictional living legend, Ron Burgundy! 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Saabillac... Or, An Ode to the Cadillac BLS!

Well, as if I needed another reason to be intrigued by the Saab brand, it turns out that the Swedish automaker also manufactured a badge engineered Cadillac alongside the 9-3.  This car of course was the BLS!

Monday, October 14, 2013

My First Car(s) and Car Firsts! (Part One)

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canucks!  Hope there was lots of turkey and good brew wherever you were this past weekend!

Today I want to talk about cars that I had historic firsts in.  For those of you who may be more on the conservative side, you can read easy.  The firsts I'm going to be talking about are all PG rated.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mostly about the Benz CLS-Class

Reading around on the net today I came across a review of an old favorite, the Mercedes CLS.  First produced in the mid-2000's, this sleek merc ushered in the era of the four-door coupe.  Now we have the VW CC, Audi A7, BMW 6-Series Grand Sport, and probably a couple others I'm forgetting.  Point is, it was a trendsetter.  Here's the review I read today of the 2014 CLS550 by Robert Farago on The Truth About Cars.

I think this car captivates me so much because it's gorgeous, fast enough, has AWD (for our mighty Canadian winters) and, well, it's a Benz, brah!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Toyotas and GMs...

So Toyota has done a great job on it's new Corolla... it's a good looking car, can get better fuel economy than a Cruze diesel and it even has rear disc brakes on the S trim now!  So all new means all better?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mitsu's, Audi Paintball and In-Law Envy

Another day, another post...

I'm still planning on updating some of the features and design of the blog when time allows... but as we all know the most important thing is content, content, content!  With that philosophy in mind, I'm going to be primarily focusing on posting as often as possible rather than making the site pretty and ultra functional. 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Personal reflections on SAAB, NEVS and international travel

Hey everyone, welcome to my my first post on my first blog (well, first blog that I will actually stick with... I mean it this time!).

And here we go!