May 2016

FCA offers Apple Siri Eyes Free software update to nearly 2 million vehicles

(May 2, 2016) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Uconnect is releasing a new complimentary software update designed to add Apple Siri Eyes Free capability to the vehicle's Uconnect system for nearly two million properly equipped Uconnect vehicles dating back to the 2013 model year.

Big time GM muscle available at Indianapolis auction May 17-21

(May 2, 2016) Fans of the General — General Motors that is — will not be disappointed by the dizzying array of GM muscle available for bid at Dana Mecum’s 29th annual Original Spring Classic at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind., May 17-21. The auction will feature at least 41 Chevrolet Chevelles, 26 Pontiac GTOs, 13 Oldsmobile 442s, eight Buick GSs as well as a huge number of Chevrolet’s sportiest models with 56 Camaros and an amazing 94 Corvettes.

The connoisseurs choice: Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring

By Christopher A. Sawyer
The Virtual Driver

(May 1, 2016) Quite honestly, the name and the styling threw me off at first. I thought the CX-3 was built on the Mazda3 platform, but soon released it is much smaller than the Mazda3-based CX-5 when I tried the back seat. That’s when I noticed the similarity between the CX-3’s instrument panel and that of the Scion (now Toyota) iA. Like that sedan, the CX-3 is based on the Mazda2, a vehicle so unloved it’s no longer sold here.