AD #2131 – Sonata Significantly Redesigned, Panoz Develops 24-Hour EV Racer, Michelin 3D Prints Tire of the Future

June 15th, 2017 at 11:41am

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- 2018 Hyundai Sonata Significantly Redesigned
- Mazda Dealerships to Get Makeover
- VW’s Weak EU Diesel Compensation Offer
- Jaguar Introduces New XF Sportbrake
- Panoz Develops 24-Hour EV Race Car
- Michelin Shows 3D Printed Tire & Wheel Combo
- Renault Accused of Sexism

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13 Comments to “AD #2131 – Sonata Significantly Redesigned, Panoz Develops 24-Hour EV Racer, Michelin 3D Prints Tire of the Future”

  1. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Tbe Jaguar wagon looks nice, but why the $12K premium over the XF sedan. Is that to give people a reason to say “wagons don’t sell in America”?

  2. merv Says:

    I like the nail polish program from Renault. Honey,while you are doing your nails there is a small scratch on my fender I would like touched up. Sounds like fun to me.

  3. Buzzerd Says:

    It’s complaints like those that diminish feminist groups. I don’t see anything wrong with the add. It simply shows a woman using a product that most women use on a scratch, big deal. Moving on..

  4. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I hadn’t thought about using nail polish to touch up cars, but checking the Walmart web site, I find that nail polish is a much better buy than official car touch up paint, $2 vs. $8-9. I didn’t check the color selection of nail polish. It might be hard to match some cars.

    I suspect official Renault nail polish would not be a bargain, though.

  5. Drew Says:

    I am not an expert on nail polish, so please forgive this ignorant question – is nail polish lacquer or enamel?

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    As I remember my mother using nail polish 55 years ago, it was lacquer. I don’t have more recent experience.

  7. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I suspect it would still be some sort of lacquer, so it can be easily removed with a common solvent.

  8. Drew Says:

    I thought lacquer on top of enamel will eat/craze the enamel.

  9. phred Says:

    1. The 3 D retreading technology,,,is that just a new word for “recap”?
    2. The VW diesel problem will just continue to “rebrand VW as a cheating culture. They need to face the music, get the smart marketing types in the room, and “close out each market issue/segment with a well thought response/final solution. Attempting to play the market and regulators will just lengthen the story and the decay of the brand.
    3. The attention to the market performance by Hyundai is the level of commitment to staying on top of their game on their terms.
    4. the Jaguar station wagon design reminds me of the similar 2 dr, car by design for Volvo that was expensive when in production and is now a collectible.
    5. I do not think changing the windows and doors on the Mazda dealerships is a viable answer but one that sounds great in a board room with executives that have never sold a car to a customer 1-on-1….in their life!!

  10. Kit Gerhart Says:

    8 Painting over enamel with lacquer will result in “wrinkles,” but, over the years, I have done touch up of small scratches with lacquer over enamel with decent results. Basically, I just “fill the scratch” with the lacquer.

    I don’t recommend doing that on a car that you are particular about. The results might look less than ideal. I think Duplicolor is some sort of lacquer, though.

  11. Ron Jones Says:

    IN MY mind S U V s are station wagons !

  12. Kit Gerhart Says:

    To me, SUV’s are overly tall, overly high ground clearance station wagons which are ill-handling gas hogs as a result. A real station wagon handles the same, and gets similar gas mileage to the sedan it’s based on.

    Yes, I realize I’m in a minority of Americans, in not loving SUV’s.

  13. Ukendoit Says:

    About 15 years ago, I found a nail polish that my sister or wife had that perfectly matched the electric blue of the Chryslers & Fords of that time. I did use it on my car to fill a few scratches and it left a subtle stripe but did a great job for free.
    Just recently, I spotted a sparkly blue that matched my dune buggy (kind of like that sparkly boat paint). I filled a dime sized chip with it. Its not invisible but it blends fairly well if you aren’t looking for it.