The Speculator: The Avenir of Buick

TweetConsidering how careful I was on remotely covering the North American International Auto Show, there was something I probably forgot to mention… The Buick…

The Speculator: Envision This!

Tweet Wait, that Buick rendering sort of looks like me! All Photos by Randy Stern You hear that cheering in the background? It is…

2013 – A Look Ahead

Tweet And, now, a brief look back at 2012…OK, moving on… Photo by Randy Stern No, the Mayan Prophecy was not fulfilled. You can…

The Speculator: Post-Dart

Tweet All photos by Randy Stern The Dodge Dart has just about reached its final destination – the showroom. It is a cause for…

The Speculator: Underneath Nissan's Sheets

What's under those sheets in the 2013 Nissan Altima commercial?

In the aftermath of the New York Auto Show, Nissan released a television spot with the upcoming Altima driving around covered in a sheet. Though it signifies the coming of Nissan's sales leader in the fall (or sooner), it also begins the process of an ambitious revamp of the lineup within the next 15 months. While the Altima's sheet is released into the air, four other vehicles remain covered.

Hence the question needs to be asked.

The past month saw three Nissan vehicles residing in the V&R Garage. By now, you've probably read my impressions of each one. There is a common theme to all three – a link.

You would not be surprised that I am a former Nissan owner. In 1987, I traded in my old 1979 Mazda 626 coupe for a brand new Nissan Hardbody pickup. It did not last in my care, but it was quite memorable. It was proof that Nissan builds bulletproof machinery. That little truck was damn solid – from engine to everything else. I will admit that it became quite uncomfortable, due to its vinyl bench seat. Truth be told, I'd own another Nissan.