TodayJuly 27, 2021

Fruitcake Challenger heated WAPO carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends,

The first snow storms of the year always feel like we’re in for a Maunder Minimum, a small ice age. The body is not ready for it, and you need to switch from Summer driving to Winter driving. I’ve written a Top Ten Winter driving tips for snow and ice.

I have to show you this – can you see the fruitcake? This could be the best PR stunt yet; Nissan sent it. The top says, “Holiday Fruitcake The one food that might last longer that the 2017 Nissan Titan’s industry leading five year/100,000 mile warranty.” Too funny very timely – and effective.

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Looking at Christmas lights on the Genesis G90

Looking at Christmas lights on the Genesis G90

I drove the Genesis G90 – Stretch loved the nightlights in the car and the way our friend’s  Christmas lights looked on the hood of the G90. It’s a $70,000 beauty that got 15 mpg.

The Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring CUV with skyactiv is very affordable at $41,370, and we got 25mpg.

I also drove the Dodge Challenger. Stretch loved the Challenger; the sound when it started up, the fun of driving 0-60. Me, I’m a luxury kind of girl. We’re funny that way. He did agree that he would like the heated steering wheel and heated seats in the car. Total price was $43,575, EPA estimate of 15 city/ 25 highway/ 18 combined.

If you are interested in future alternative energies and alternative universes, perhaps multi-verses, you can check out the article Stretch wrote on EmDrive. Then you will know I call him Sheldon from the big bang theory. :)

Let’s chat about cars

Click on the picture below to read the rest of the Washington Post carchat

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Dodge Challenger

Dodge Challenger

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Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.