Tuesday, October 4, 2022

2022 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan: The Luxury Brand’s Entry-Level Sedan


Highlight: Only one powertrain is available in the C-Class sedan.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $49,000 (Base Model: $44,550)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a rearview camera; vehicle stability control; traction control; adaptive highbeam assist headlights; an electronic blindspot system; and rain-sensing wipers

Standard Equipment: 18-inch wheels; 9-speed automatic transmission; leather-like seating; power heated front seats with lumbar support; 3 position memory setting front seats; an oversized power sunroof; a keyless entry system; a push-button start ignition system; a dual zone automatic climate control system; a power operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel; grain walnut wood trim; power folding side mirrors; and a start/stop engine fuel saving system

Monday, October 3, 2022

Its Shop Time Mondays: Cadillac And GMC Are Recalling Their Midsize Crossovers

 Rearview Camera May Fail

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V709000

Manufacturer General Motors, LLC

Components BACK OVER PREVENTION

Potential Number of Units Affected 95,231

Thursday, September 29, 2022

'Auto Trends' Talks To Black-Owned Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Derek Bailey

Derek Bailey, CEO of Derek Automotive, is standing in front of a retrofitted MG electric vehicle in his showroom. (Photo Credit: DA)

As the country slowly makes the shift towards electric vehicles, Derek Bailey, the CEO of Derek Automotive, joins Auto Trends with JeffCars.com, a multicultural syndicated automotive program, talks about what drove him to become the first Black-owned electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer in the United States.

Like CR Patterson, American’s first black automaker, the Louisiana native has found himself patterning after the history maker. Bailey, who opted not to take the traditional path of accepting a corporate position after college opted to roll the dice. After a night at the casino, the daring risk taker earned enough money to secure a one-way flight to Cambodia, using his salesmanship once he landed in town to earn his living.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

'Auto Trends' Kicks Off 7th Season Talking Black Men And Prostate Cancer


To kick off Auto Trends with JeffCars.com, a syndicated multicultural automotive program, seventh season on the air, we're switching gears this week from focusing on cars to directing our attention to a disease that affects Black men disproportionately - prostate cancer.

According to the latest data, 1 in 6 Black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, during their lifetime, as compared to 1 in 8 White men. More importantly, this high risk population is twice as likely to die from the disease, as opposed to other groups.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

2022 Genesis G80 3.5 Sport Prestige AWD: The Brand’s Midsize Luxury Sedan


Highlight: The 3.5-liter model is only available in an all-wheel drive configuration.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $72,170 (Base G 80 2.5$48,250)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features:  a vehicle stability system; a hill-start assist control system; a forward collision assist system; a lane following assist system; a lane keep assist system; an electronic blind spot system; a rear cross traffic avoidance system; a high beam assist system; a driver warning attention system; an automatic brake hold feature; a hill start assist control system; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Monday, September 19, 2022

Its Shop Time Mondays: Nissan Has Rollaway Trucks, While Porsche Has Headlights That Need Readjusting


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V671000

Manufacturer Nissan North America, Inc.

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected: 203,223

Summary

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2020-2023 Titan and Frontier vehicles. The transmission parking pawl may not engage when the vehicle is shifted into park, which can result in a vehicle rollaway.

Monday, August 8, 2022

The Pros And Cons: EV Buyers, Minorities And Biden's Inflation Reduction Act (Vehicles Eligible Included)


With the passage of Biden's game changing Inflation Reduction Act, this is expected to charge up the electric vehicle sales in both the new and used car segments.

Up until recently, Tesla, Toyota and General Motors customers were no longer eligible for upwards of $7,500 in tax credits toward the purchase of a new vehicle. Being that those automakers were early adopters of the electric vehicle movement and met the government requirement of selling 200,000 cars, this placed both their customers and the automakers at a disadvantage. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan: The Luxury Brand’s Entry-Level Sedan

Highlight:  Only one powertrain is available in the C-Class sedan. Test Vehicle's MSRP:  $49,000  (Base Model: $44,550) Seating Capa...