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Free gifts students at Ferrari first BEV for Volvo XC 40

Have you started your Christmas Shopping? Before you finish it Warren and I have some great gifts we've rounded up for you that we are giving away on the next car chats, 12/8, 12/15 and 12/22 culminating with the big giveaway on December 22. Two new gifts were added this week. Shell Oil Company heard [...]

By |2020-03-23T07:25:49-07:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Volvo, Washington Auto Show, Washingtonpost.com|1 Comment

Field trips for kids, BMW i3, autonomous driving, Stinger pricing

Good Morning Warren and friends, It is hard to believe that next week is Thanksgiving. Just a reminder, we won't have a chat next week. Finally, Kia announced the pricing for the 2018 Stinger. 2018 Kia Stinger starts at $31,9002 2018 Kia Stinger Premium starts at $37,1002 2018 Kia Stinger GT starts at $38,3502 2018 [...]

By |2017-11-17T07:18:50-08:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Washingtonpost.com|0 Comments

Veteran’s Day, NACTOY, Washington Post carchat

Good Morning Warren and friends, Before anything we do today let's stop and say Thank You to the Veterans. As many of you know, Stretch's Father was at Omaha Beach; his Mother was a member of Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II. My Father served in the military for twenty-eight years, serving in [...]

Hyundai rocks SEMA and Valley of the Fire

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Ken Block unveiling his 90’s WRC Ford Escort Cossie in its Gymkhana TEN livery at the Pennzoil display Another wonderful week in the world of automobiles. I drove the 2018 Hyundai Accent in Las Vegas, NV. I can't give you my driving impressions, and the pricing hasn't been [...]

Range Rover Evoque convertible, turbo, carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, One of the chatters last week asked, "What group would have this information? I know when the turbo 4 ECOBOOST came out at first, people seemed unsure about it in terms of MPG and reliability. Specifically talking about the 2.0T in the Fusion Titanium, not the smaller 1.5. Has the [...]

World Premieres, speakerless cars, WAPO carchat

Sorry that we couldn't chat last week. We're back! The last time we chatted a chatter asked about the new concept from Continental AG, one of the big auto suppliers. They were showcasing a speakerless car; the system was built into the car instead. The chatter asked, "Using structural elements of the vehicle as speakers [...]

By |2019-12-24T13:14:03-08:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , |0 Comments

Toyota Pig, Alfa Romeo, Infiniti WAPO carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I promised you I would have the 2018 Toyota Camry new car review written for your viewing pleasure, and it is here. The first paragraph starts, "My husband, Stretch, owned the ugliest vehicle Toyota has ever made. Inside Toyota, the vehicle was referred to as the pig but was sold [...]

By |2017-08-14T13:54:44-07:00July 7th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Alfa Romeo, Infiniti, Toyota, Washingtonpost.com|0 Comments

Race car driving autonomous cars WAPO carchat

A couple of weeks ago a chatter asked about the redesign of the Hyundai Azera for 2018 because they loved the car and would be interested in purchasing one. I just got word from Hyundai that, "There won't be a 2018 model Azera. We didn't have enough fans like this one." Do you watch racing? [...]

By |2017-08-14T13:55:07-07:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Lexus, Racing, Volkswagen, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

ZF, Continental CAMPING, Hella, WAPo Carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, This week was a bit longer than most. I thought I was getting out of the California heat by going to Austria and Germany, only to find myself in 95 degrees and humidity (something you DCers know all too well; humidity). Heat exhaustion is a real thing; make sure your [...]

Warren Brown day in Washington D.C. WAPO

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Say Congratulations to Warren Brown of the Washington Post! I am in Washington DC today. I flew in last night to celebrate a very special day with Warren; yes our Warren. Yesterday was Warren Brown Day in the District of Columbia as proclaimed by the D. C. Government. It was [...]