The Speculator: We're Not Product Planners, But…

Those of us who are not working for an automaker or supplier to the industry think we know better than any of these people. We think we know how to improve upon a vehicle. The way it looks, operates, how some functions should work, how it should perform, and so forth.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Nissan Murano

Perhaps this is a good time to even discuss this vehicle. You have heard that inventories are low on new vehicles around the world. The microchip/semiconductor shortage has slowed down and shuttered new vehicle production throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the most popular vehicles that consumers want are simply not there to fulfill a huge demand for them.

My Favorite Vehicles From The 1980s

At the State of California's Department of Motor Vehicles office in Canoga Park, I became a licensed driver. It took that second time to do it, but it was complete. Thanks to the California Driving School and the help of a 1977 Datsun B210 sedan, this history I embody had a real genesis.

Historiography: The Rise of the Mini-Truck

What we saw were the results of these measures that shaped the automotive industry in North America in 1982. It wasn’t enough to build smaller passenger cars. There was something else that took place that also changed the way we looked at transportation – for both work and play.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Nissan Armada

You see them travel in packs. They’re lined up to pick up their kids from school. They’re been loaded and off-loaded with large bags of sports gear. They’re clogging up parking lots and multi-story garages for any ol’ activity you can attend safely within pandemic guidelines.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Nissan Sentra

That is the beauty of a car like this. No one expected it to be good. Not when Nissan had its share of bad publicity in recent years. While we sift through the news, Nissan has been making strides on their latest offerings.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Nissan Rogue

It took a while, but the 2021 Nissan Rogue arrived after months of teasing, revealing, and advanced social media marketing. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic has something to do with this wait. As we know over the years, some things are definitely worth the wait.

My Favorite Vehicles From 1977

The year 1977 was a watershed moment in the automotive industry. The OPEC Oil Crisis was already over. However, the lessons learned from the crisis began to trickle down into the products North American automakers rolled out.