Good Morning Warren and Friends,

August is done! August is an interesting month; it’s the end of Summer, the time everyone starts buckling down again and getting serious. Many people take vacations during August, which is why auto sales are traditionally off a bit.

Do we have chatters in Florida? If so, is everyone okay from the Hurricane? Are my peeps in DC feeling it? What are you doing differently? Does everyone have their emergency kits in their trunks?

This week I drove the new Jaguar F-Pace and the Toyota Prius Two Eco.

I love any design by Ian Callum, and the F-Pace continues that tradition. The interior is neatly appointed, especially when it is lit up at nighttime. The 35t R-Sport starts at $55,300, the one I drove was $62,295 which included climate/heated seats. I got around 20mpg; EPA estimate is 18 city/23 highway/20 combined.

My beloved little Toyota Prius isn’t getting the love it deserves; sales are down 26% this year. That is surprising to me because I love this vehicle. Out the door, it is $25,760 and the EPA estimated fuel economy is 58 city/ 53 highway/ 56 combined. I got around 55 mpg. Just a great car, but cars aren’t selling well right now, only SUVs and trucks. When the price of gas goes back up….

Let’s chat about cars

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