Car Buying: The Experience

Published September 28, 2019 in Warp & Woof Car Buying: The Experience   William Sundwick   For a life-long car buff like me, shopping for a new car has been an exciting, intensely pleasurable, experience. Cars are fascinating to me: their design, their features, their engineering. I grew up with the industry, and I’ve followedContinue reading “Car Buying: The Experience”

Next Step in Car Shopping

Published May 9, 2019 in Warp & Woof Next Step in Car Shopping Advance to the Test Drive? William Sundwick This year’s Washington Auto Show was in April. Held later than last year, it began to push into 2020 model year marketing territory. Nevertheless, it provided a useful opportunity to further explore the 15 vehiclesContinue reading “Next Step in Car Shopping”

What Makes People Buy That Car?

Published May 2, 2019 in Warp & Woof What Makes People Buy That Car? Marketing Trends in the Auto Industry, a Photo Essay William Sundwick They were called “horseless carriages” for a reason. The earliest automobiles had open bodies fashioned from wood, sometimes with a folding top, like popular carriage designs of the time. Soon,Continue reading “What Makes People Buy That Car?”

Quest for the Perfect Car

Published March 31, 2019 in Warp & Woof Quest for the Perfect Car Five Step Process for Car Shopping William Sundwick We buy a car approximately every five-to-seven years. In a two-car family, that means cars generally sit in our driveway for a minimum of 11 years. Maybe as many as 15 years. So, carContinue reading “Quest for the Perfect Car”

Drive Better Electrically

Published March 21, 2019 in Warp & Woof Drive Better Electrically EVs, Past, Present, Future William Sundwick  Electricity as a means of propulsion for self-contained road vehicles is as old, or older, than the internal combustion engine (ICE). But EV market share declined to zero for a large chunk of motor vehicle history. There wereContinue reading “Drive Better Electrically”

Car Shopping, 2018

Published February 7, 2018 in Warp & Woof   Car Shopping, 2018   The Washington Auto Show   William Sundwick   My biggest challenge of the Washington Auto Show was meeting up with my wife. She beat me there by over twenty minutes – Metro from Capitol Hill was faster than traffic from Northern VirginiaContinue reading “Car Shopping, 2018”