Wednesday, July 25, 2012


What Jimmy Durante said about show business applies even more to car companies:  "Everybody wants to get into the act."  It doesn't appear that there is anything wrong with the car, but it comes after many others of the same type.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

2nd Generation Focus

Globalization makes it harder for car companies to lie, but the same lies keep coming. While the rest of the world got an updated Focus, the US got a long extension of the first generation. I never saw an explanation of why the 2nd generation wasn't made in the US.

The explanation I read in several places for not importing it was that it wouldn't be profitable to sell a European car here, because of the exchange rates. These 2nd generation cars are both from Mexico, where currency problems are worse. I looked at the VINs on several of them. All of them were made in Europe.

The current generation is supposed to be about the same throughout the world. Is it?