That was the question brought up by my girlfriend during our holiday trip to NE. I pondered for a bit and said, “Well in my opinion, it would be pretty boring”. Since the dawn of automobiles, most people define a car as “a road vehicle with 4 wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine capable of carrying a small number of people”. And if you take out the internal combustion engine part, then is it still a car?
Given the rise in oil prices and government regulation changes to cut oil … Continue
On the last stint of my recent business travels, I had to go to Herndon VA for some customer visits. As usual, I booked for my intermediate rental at Enterprise. Upon arriving at the rental office, I couldn’t see any Camrys or Altimas and thought to myself, please don’t give me the minivan!!!! To my surprise, the rental agent drove up in a brand new silver Nissan Maxima-SV and handed me the keys. I thought to myself, well that is certainly a good upgrade and what a way to get a review going than to spent the next 3 days … Continue
Last week, for my drive up to a work conference in Boston, I picked up the 2017 Toyota Camry-SE for a first impression test drive. Since I have driven the previous generations before, I did not expect any surprises this time around. The styling of the 2017 remains similar as the last 2 calendar years. The SE version of the model is the sporty version, but purely on appearance. During my four hour drive, I got to test every aspect of the car. From the take off reaching to 65 MPH, to the sudden braking due to a careless … Continue
The entirely redesigned Subaru Outback 5th generation is a complete night and day compared to the former. This very vehicle, the 3.6R I purchased back in 2015, is the very reason why I started carsandsavings.com.
I believe reviews are one of the most important factors in helping a buyer narrow down the vehicle choices. As with any new car, problems don’t seem to surface until after some added miles. For the first 8 months (10K miles) of ownership, everything was as expected. The car started on demand, stopped on demand, and the eye-sight system performed flawlessly. All I had to … Continue