AD #1728 – Ultimate Pizza Mobile, BMW Uses Scraps for New Parts, 2016 Kia Optima Review

October 22nd, 2015 at 11:32am

Runtime: 8:45

- Impact of Collaborative Robotics
- Domino’s Custom Delivery Vehicle
- BMW Uses Scraps for New Parts
- Ford Taps Geckos for New Adhesives
- Quick Review: 2016 Kia Optima

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17 Comments to “AD #1728 – Ultimate Pizza Mobile, BMW Uses Scraps for New Parts, 2016 Kia Optima Review”

  1. Lisk Says:

    When a Domino’s delivery Spark gets that much pub, things must be slow. I remember back in the late 70′s/80′s Domino’s using red, white, & blue Chevettes with ovens in them as well.

  2. G.A.Branigan Says:

    @ #1: Yup,I remember them as well.I have to admit,I like the new Domino’s delivery car.It’s different,efficient,and stands out in a crowd.very cool thinking and execution,imho.

  3. G.A.Branigan Says:

    Hey….no ‘dieselegate’ news,lol.

  4. Lex Says:

    Recycling of automobiles is nothing new however what measures are in place today to reduce the environmental impact and how by the majority of automotive plants in the US? Which OEMs are doing the best and worst jobs. Might be a good topic for AAH. You should also bring back Tom Doll from Subaru to discuss their future productions plans and how they will increase manufacturing capacity in North America since their sales numbers are increasing by double digits.

  5. Rob Says:

    Kia; I still find it hard to believe that any vehicle that starts at $21,840 requires an additional 64% of the base price $14,000 in options? Especially now that most base models come with PWR windows, locks, automatic trans & A/C.

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    For $35,790, you can get a 3 pointed start. The Kia is probably a better car than a CLA, but still, that’s a lot of money for a generic Kia sedan.

  7. G.A.Branigan Says:

    OOPS,I didn’t catch this,my bad:http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/10/19/volkswagen-vw-best-engine-wards/74219438/

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    7 Hmm..
    Do Ward’s think VW cheats on the gas engines too?

  9. G.A.Branigan Says:

    I’m not sure,but it does spark the question doesn’t it..

  10. G.A.Branigan Says:

    I have my doubts about how ‘clean’ the turbo gassers really are….all of them.

  11. pedro fernandez Says:

    When I first arrived in So Fl I remember seeing a late model Beemer with a Pizza Hut delivery sign on the roof and I thought IO had arrived in Beverly Hills or Dubai.

  12. HtG Says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if other stuff was happening at vw. I don’t get why you’d cheat on the 4 cylinder diesels, but not the 6s. Was getting sales figures up on the volume 4 cylinder engine so valuable?

    —-
    Saved today from destruction; one matte finish, black Maserati who didn’t quite judge it as I was passing another car. I had to get on the brakes to let the guy get through safely. Note, I was passing in the left lane on a three lane highway. The guy couldn’t have taken the open right lane? The schmuck. (this road is a scene of constant collisions and destruction)

  13. HtG Says:

    I’m getting tired of treating people like children.

    Every.day.

    Three times today

  14. rick Says:

    hope new malibu reaches 39-40mpg hwy midsize sedan fuel economy along with hyundai, kia, nissan, mazda.

  15. Kit Gerhart Says:

    12 The 2.0 TDI was probably “made for America” to help with VW’s goal of world domination, but they’ve been cheating on the smaller ones sold in Europe too too. The 2009-2014 2.0′s w/o urea are the ones that are really bad.

    They use the urea in the V-6, because those were competing with Merc and BMW, which use the fluid. When they use the accepted system that works to control NOx, they can do it, at least with the V-6. The 2.0, maybe not quite. The Passats and 2015 Golf/Jetta are better, but still don’t comply without the cheat.

  16. Kit Gerhart Says:

    14 The base new Malibu should do better, and also, they are going to do a serious hybrid for the first time, that should compete with Camry, Fusion, and Accord in mpg.

  17. Kit Gerhart Says:

    12, 13 It’s bad enough where I am, but sounds like it’s a lot worse where you are. I guess I’m lucky.