Month: November 2011

2013 GS Series will make Lexus a contender

Las Vegas — Lexus has been working hard to revamp its image as a manufacturer of appliances and not desirable automobiles. Sure, the company’s cars are virtually bulletproof and have great resale value, but where is the soul? Where is the passion other than the pursuit of perfection? I’m not asking these questions, mind you.

Honda Fit EV expands company’s alternative fuel offerings

The new Honda Fit EV debuted at the LA Autoshow last week and adds to the company’s already impressive lineup of alternative fuel vehicles. The Fit EV, like the Nissan Leaf, is totally electric and uses no gasoline. The car, depending on the driving mode (Econ, Normal and Sport), can achieve 123 city miles off

Mercedes casts off Maybach lineup

Mercedes will dim the lights on its uber automobile line called Maybach by 2013 to concentrate on the next S-Class sedans, according to Automobile Weekly. Maybachs have lagged behind the projected 8000 per year and Mercedes chairman Dieter Zetsche had not given the go ahead for the replacement for the aging limos. The company will

New ad from Samsung takes on iPhone, but does it work?

Samsung’s new TV ad makes no bones about targeting Apple’s new iPhone 4S. We’re treated to a view of one of those typically long iPhone lines on what appears to be launch day outside a typical Apple Store. In the ad, people wonder why the design of the iPhone 4S hasn’t changed, they wonder how

T-Mobile will offer a white Samsung Galaxy S II phone for the holidays

Just in time for Santa, T-Mobile says it will offer the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone in white. The specs on the phone haven’t changed. Just the color. T-Mobile says it’ll be available in coming weeks. That means the white Samsung will feature the beautiful Super AMOLED Plus touch screen display technology. It’ll have a

Hess Express App helps find good gas prices, shopping deals

The Hess Corporation has redesigned its “Hess Express” mobile app and website to help customers find real-time gas prices, traffic info and customized deals and coupons. Of course, you can also find the closest Hess location. If you don’t have a smart phone, you can get text alerts. The press release: Hess Corporation and OpenStore™

Verizon to drop prices on XOOM & Galaxy tablets for Black Friday

If you’re in the market for a tablet, Verizon is planning some pretty appealing Black Friday sales. Verizon is dropping the price of the Motorola XOOM 4G LTE tablet with a 10.1 inch screen to $199 and the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G LTE will drop to $149. Other special discounts on devices include: -4G

First Test: New AT&T 4G LTE Network

AT&T turned on its 4G LTE network Sunday, bringing faster internet speeds to customers in Charlotte, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City and San Juan, Puerto Rico. That brought AT&T’s high speed wireless service to a total of 15 market. The company said it plans to reach 70 million U.S. customers by year’s end.

2013 Ford Escape debuts at LA Auto Show

Thinking of buying a Ford Escape? Hold off until the 2013 hits the street next spring. Debuting at this week’s L.A. Auto Show, the Escape will feature all-new sheet metal which looks much like a tall Ford Focus. It is. Most of the mechanicals come from Ford’s hot selling sedan, which means the Escape will

Chevy Camaro 2SS offers power, looks, value

I’m online in a WiFi hotspot where the air is blasting and it’s barely 50 degrees outside. It makes me think back a couple months ago when it was 80 degrees and I was driving topless in the Camaro 2SS convertible. Yes, the car was topless – not I. This torso doesn’t come out. I