Kia - and corporate parent Hyundai - have been on a roll. That looks to continue with the Kia Cadenza for 2014.
The Kia Cadenza and Hyundai Azera are fraternal rather than identical twins. They both spring from the same corporate loins (Kia is a subsidiary of Korean mega-conglomerate Hyundai) and both share a lot of “DNA” – including identical powertrains.
Building a consistent brand identity that can have a positive impact on at least ten percent of your audience can be the difference between business success and failure.
Creating products that attract the attention of consumers is one of the biggest hurdles that a business faces, but simply getting to this step is not enough to ensure success. Instead, you also have to take the time to create a brand image that your customers can relate to.
It's easy to see where the road we are on leads: to more fiat money expansion, more debt, and, ultimately, financial upheaval.
During the past six years, I’ve written about the economy and what I expect in the future, and now seems like a good time for a review. So, let me try to pull together my various comments into one piece.
The Volkswagen CC has always been a stylish car. Has a redesign made it better?
Some people say the E-Type Jag lost something when the sweet-singing inline 3.8 liter (later 4.2 liter) in-line six was replaced (in 1971) with a more relaxed-fit 5.3 liter V-12 . . . and power steering was made standard. The car was somehow more like once-a-month Saturday afternoon sex with your wife of 20 years. Still fun, sure. But not quite the same as it was that first year, before the kids came along … .
Beetle ownership can be rewarding, but it will also require more from you in the way of patience and personal comfort than you may able to handle.
My friend (and web ninja master of EPautos) Dom asked me the other night what I thought about getting an old VW to replace his modern car as his everyday driver. He hasn’t owned an old Beetle before. I have owned two – and drove one of them (a ’73 Super Beetle) in DC traffic (the Ultimate Test) as my everyday commuter for several years back in the early ’90s. Here are some thoughts about the pros – and cons – of driving an old Beetle as an everyday car:
Hyundai excels at proving value for money, and with the 2014 Azera they continue the trend.
Growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, my family had one not-quite-Cadillac after the next. A succession of Oldsmobiles that had many of the same features, but cost my folks less to buy because an Oldsmobile wasn’t a Cadillac – even if only in name.
The 2014 Infiniti QX80 is a huge traditional SUV. Despite its somewhat quirky looks, this giant truck might just be the best in its class.
I’ve got five bikes, an old muscle car – and lots of guns. Some people will sneerily say I don’t need these things. They’re the same people who get all upset and control-freaky about large (and loaded) SUVs like the Infiniti QX80. It’s too big. It uses too much gas. It’s ostentatious…
Buying a used car can result in substantial savings as compared to buying new. Just watch out for some of the common problems that can come with used cars.
New cars, once purchased have always undergone rapid depreciation. If anything, that's gotten worse in recent years. The alternative is to buy used cars that have already depreciated. For prospective buyers there are several benefits and drawbacks of buying used cars.