VW's Golf has always been popular and with good reason. Its improvements for 2015 should keep that popularity going.
The Beetle is cute and lately, butch – but the VW that consistently sells best (and which has done so, for a long time) is the Golf … which was once the Rabbit … which was the car that succeeded the original (air-cooled/rear-engined) Beetle, back in the late ’70s… by which time it could no longer comply with Uncle’s ever-more-demanding laundry list of “safety” and “emissions” requirements.
You might love your car or truck, but if it is approaching 15 years old, it may be reaching the end of its useful life, even if it still seems to run as it should.
Kids leave the house at 18, Christmas is always December 25th… but when is it time to sell, trade – or junk – your car? It’s a hard question, especially if you like the car. Even more so if it’s been reliable … up to now.
What has this world come to when you have to negotiate with governments over how much of your own money you can keep? When you only get to keep what the government says you can keep…there are no rights anymore.
I just read in The Wall Street Journal, “The boom in ‘inversion’ deals, in which a U.S. firm buys a foreign company and moves overseas, has raised the ire of President Barack Obama, who has said the practice is ‘wrong.’”
Handling and ride-wise, the Equus is a very different car than its German rivals. It is like being in a first-class suite on Titanic. A massive object moving at a good clip, unperturbed by the “water.”
Ever buy a generic drug?
Most of us have – because we know it’s the same drug as the name-brand drug. Just costs a lot less. If it works the same, who cares about the label?
The Pontiac hobby is an older guy’s hobby – which is to say, a dying hobby. When the Boomers – and then Generation X (that’s me) do the inevitable fade-away, so will the mass-market interest in the cars of our generation.
Some unhappy news came in the mail yesterday. A notice that my favorite car magazine – High Performance Pontiac – will be ceasing publication after the October issue.
Few cars in this price range – which is just barely out of the economy car price range – are as fun to play with.
By the early ’70s, it was getting tough for anyone under 30 to partake of known muscle cars like the Pontiac GTO and Chevy Chevelle SS...not so much because they were expensive to buy, but because the insurance Mafia was making it increasingly impossible for the younger set to afford driving one as a result of extortionate premiums.