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Category Archives: Consumer Advice
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern We talk so much about safety – vehicular safety, mostly – that we often have to remind ourselves of the factors that lead towards making our vehicles sage. One of those factors is the human … Continue reading
Tweet Cover photo by Rick Mudge/Audi Richfield. All other photos by Randy Stern This is becoming an annoying tradition. This is where I do an annual “What Would Randy Buy if He Won The Freakin’ Lottery, Paid Off His Creditors … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern We all cannot be like Tim Burton. That name might not ring a bell, but over a million subscribers to his YouTube channel know him by his handle: Shmee150. Burton is a likable fellow. Very … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Victory & Reseda Ow! You know what that sound is? That’s the sound of my head meeting the driver’s side A-pillar when I’m climbing into the car. It’s a weird sound – to you, perhaps. And, I … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern One of the biggest suggestions I received by anyone associated with me has to do with car shopping. She suggested that I look into a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. In her case, it’s usually Certified Pre-Owned … Continue reading
What color speaks to you?
It depends on your mood really. Your personality, above all. How you view the world – or how the world views you. But, ultimately, color comes from your life – from the clothes you wear, the colors you choose for your home, etc.
There are arguments over colors – and the psychology of them. Perhaps if you’re into the Green Lantern series, where there is a battle amongst the colors of Lanterns or factions, then you probably understand these arguments over the importance of color in our lives. (I suggest listening to the 619 Bearcast, Episode 38 from last year’s ComicCon to get the entire scoop of what I’m on about)
When it comes to automobiles, we often think in two terms about colors: How individual we are and how much we care about or car. An individual thinker would rather pick a color that speaks to them. If it looks great on a car – and both the car and color reflects the personality of the owner – then, you can see where the relationship between car and owner will go for the term of the car loan. Continue reading
What is a good car? That is a question that takes on individual meaning since not everyone agrees what a good car really is. Lots of consumers rely on pundits, enthusiasts and the Consumer Union to help them determine what a good car really is.
“So, Randy, what is a good car?”
Tweet A temporary mobility fix – All Photos by Randy Stern Let’s talk about mobility…again… I spent the week of the North American International Auto Show without working with a vehicle for publication. I figured I would utilize the entire … Continue reading
Tweet What’s that jingle, again? – Photo by Randy Stern You’re a car guy or woman. You have a project you must do at your home, townhome, condominium, mobile home…so forth. Yet, you need to get stuff…a lot of stuff. … Continue reading