August 22nd 2014 Issue # 743

The Baileyblog:

Why premium gas is a waste of money for most cars.

Picture of the week.

Aw, I just wanted you to notice me.

The TESLA file.

$100 million (or more) for roads? Yes please.
$500 million for Tesla? No thanks.

The 'Bubble' Is About To Burst!  
Shorts Will Finally Be Rewarded

Consumer Reports changes its mind about the Tesla.

Quality issues with Model S continue to haunt its reputation.

Tesla is a company that Wall Street has dramatically overbought
and it has a very dangerous volatility.

hat Was The Week That Was
Still ugly after all these years.
10 cars that are lumpy and frumpy.

This collector car craze is getting completely out of hand.

$181,000 for a MINI.

German drivers don't like or want, electric vehicles.

2014 Hyundai Accent - Great value for money.

Self Driving Cars: Be wary of the hype.

Surprise: Push button starting is helping thieves
- Back to the days of the Krooklock!


(Who screwed up and when.)

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.
Mercedes: Don't look now, but your ass is on fire!
BMW: More engine bolt failures.
VW to dealers: STOP selling cars - for now.
Toyota: A half million in Canada alone.
Ford: Can't ESCAPE from rusty frame problem.
Weird stuff: Mazda has a spider in its fuel tank.
Chrysler brake vacuum boosters.

Recalls & TSBs updated as of August  2014


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