October 24th. 2014 Issue # 750

The Baileyblog:

The air bag fiasco.

Picture of the week.

The Toyota MR2 was always tail happy.
Now, even more so.

The Tesla file.

If you really, really must have a battery car, then buy a Nissan Leaf.

Tesla product development is a lot like the mating of elephants.

Here are three things the expected Model 3 must deliver to succeed.

Before anything else:
Tesla S needs some serious fixes to create proper value.

Six reasons why Tesla shares will stall.

Tesla and Solar City lose $5 billion in less than 4 weeks.

If you measure Buick by the same standards as Tesla
- it should be worth $1.12 trillion

hat Was The Weeks That Was
The GOOGLE car and groundhog day.

2015 Ford Focus ST
- All the fun, performance (and comfort) you could possibly want.

Audi A3 Diesel is the Ultimate Road-Trip Champion at 63 MPG

Diesel cars just keep getting better and better.

Voice recognition doesn't work very well.

New cars are expensive and we've only just started down that road.


(Who screwed up and when.)

VW Beetles and Jettas-rear supnsion arms.
Chrysler Corp: Serious alternator problems.  Rear view mirros setting on fire.
Nissan Altima hoods flying open without warning.
GM: Wiring problms and overheating fuel pumps.
GM: Hoods that fly open on their own.
Ford: Turbochargers.
Ford: Broken axles.
Sonata a joke - it's a  shifter cable.
Incomplete welds on seat brackets, turn signal failures,
power steering failures, loose suspension bolts
and faulty roof rack bolts.
Kia Soul steering, Sonata wiring, Mercedes air bags.
Fords burning oil and a whole host of other TSBs.
Chrysler: Vanity comes before a fire.
Ford: Fiesta fuel leaks and multiple drive shaft problems.
Subaru: Rusting brake and fuel lines.
Ford F150 power steering problem.
Chrysler: The cruise control that goes on and on and on.
Ford: Floor mats and rusty licence paltes.
Chevrolet Aveo: Never good, now worse.
GM: Another 2.4 milion with faulty brake lamp wiring.
GM: Malibu auto stop/start defects.
Chryler: Minivan window switches setting on fire.
GM: Wrong rotors on the wrong end of the car.
GM: Faulty fuel gauges.
Cadillacs shifting badly.

Recalls & TSBs updated as of October 2014


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