August 14th& 21st. 2015 Issue # 787


  
   The Baileyblog:

The average family car is parked 92% of its life.
Could there be a better way?


Picture of the week


What are they making cars out of these days?
Butter, maybe??
 

THAT WAS THE WEEKS THAT WERE.

Thinking of buying a used hybrid?
Better read this first.


Volkswagen has spent two years trying to suppress
its' car hacking weaknesses in the courts.


How the Lexus hoverboard works. (You need a special track).

LAST WEEK

If you’re shopping for a used car,
discontinued models or brands could offer extra savings.


Five cars you may have wished you owned - but are now glad you didn't.
A list that combines huge appeal with a high-risk factor when it comes to your wallet.

Car, car go away, come back another day.
A California utility is paying drivers of BMW electric cars
to delay charging their vehicles when the power grid is under pressure.
WEEK BEFORE
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.



THE TESLA FILE
Tesla: Things Are Turning Ugly Very Quickly
    Tesla delivered yet another set of facts which contradict its story and guidance.
    The facts also show increased financial dire straits.
   


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 August 2015



Autobiography.



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