Thursday, March 9, 2006
As early as three years into its life, Audi was pressured to come out with a new A4. When Audi engineers were already beginning to reach the same levels of driver satisfaction and build quality as the E46 3 Series, the new E90 3 Series was already on its way. Knowing all too well that the goal post was once again moving towards BMW's direction, the folks at Ingolstadt had to work fast. This was in 2002.
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
“Surprise and delight the customer” may be a common marketing goal these days, but it’s unusual to find a car that genuinely fits the bill. After all, we expect a Porsche to be fast and an Expedition to have enough room for two basketball teams. During the six weeks of testing for Car of the Year 2006, one vehicle stands out in my mind long after the dust has settled on the roads of Forest Hills, and it takes the bulbous shape of the new Hyundai Accent CRDi.