July 31st 2015 Issue # 785


 
   The Baileyblog:

Robot cars - are we actually going to have a choice?


Picture of the week


Aftermarket parts.
 

THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS.

BMW X6 M: Behold! The sport-activity coupe.
What does $115,000 get you? Mind-bending, borderline-disturbing things!
Fiat/Chrysler - cheap and nasty has its' downside.
BMW 340i -  a Buick in the making?
On handling and steering, there is now the very real chance that you’ll be
sold on greatness, but end up with something a long way wide of that mark.

LAST WEEK
Thinking of buying a used car?
Some cars should not even be on your search list.

-  Consumer Reports.

THE WEEK BEFORE
Synthetic motor oil: The current state of the art.


THE TESLA FILE
Tesla's policy of below-cost pricing has intensified to boost deliveries and pretend demand is higher than expected. This has set the company on course to a financial Armageddon.

Tesla's Model X has a basic and significant design problem.



RECALLS & SECRET WARRANTIES.

(Who screwed up and when.)


Toyota Prius: Dying on the highway without warning.
GM SUV tailgates: Watch out below!
Ford: Engines that won't turn off.
Ford: Power steering failures and degraded fuel tanks.
Ford: defective door latches.
Suzukis' smokin' switches.
BMW & Nissan: Bosch fuel pump failures.

Chevrolet Volt: Potential gas chamber.
Kia Soul: Broken gas pedals.
Hyundai Elantra power steering systems.
Chrysler transmissions.
Mercedes: Engine fires due to loose rubber gasket.
GM: Power steering failures.
Jaguar/LandRover: Brake hose problems.


Recalls & TSBs updated as of July 2015



Autobiography.



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