Monday, March 25, 2013

Lito Green Motion

Although the name brings anti-nausea medicine to mind, it's an electric motorcycle.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Mexican Car Market: A short series that's too long.

¡Happy Día de San Patricio!  Today, it's off to Spain!

When I first saw Seat cars, they looked like a disaster.  All they did was build old Fiats.  I wondered why if they had to license something, they didn't build something that worked.

Now, they're part of Volkswagen.  I don't know if their cars work well, but they look like fun.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mercedes doorstop

Then again, in this light, it looks like a modernized golf cart.  It was ideal for ferrying people around Pebble Beach.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


It's top heavy for inferior handling on the road.  Off the road, racetrack bred wheels and tires guarantee that you'll be the first one to get a flat when you're far from the nearest gas station. It's long and fat, which makes parking a challenge.  This BMW hits all the right notes.

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Mexican Car Market: A short series that's too long.

Welcome to Volkswagen do Brasil!  Mexico has lots of cars from there.  Here are the Gol (Portuguese for "Goal") and the Crossfox.  I talked to one Gol owner who is very happy.  These cars capture what Volkswagen should be, better than anything does from Germany.  They're cheap, fun and practical.  Both of these qualify as people's cars.  On the other hand, cars like the Phaeton make you wonder if the egos in Wolfsburg are capable of understanding their own language.