Coming Attractions

It’s been an extraordinarily busy week and a half for me. Last weekend was almost completely taken up with going up to Orange County and getting the GTO, while this weekend was taken up with getting the GTO fixed up a little bit, and running errand we missed doing last week. Add in the business of working, teaching my college business class, and doing client-related stuff, it’s been a bear. I have not, however, been completely idle with things for the blog, so here’s a preview of coming attractions for the next week or so.

genesisHaving driven the GTO for a week, I am ready to do a complete review on it. Happily, I’m quite pleased with it so far. The things that have been wrong with it are the usual run-of-the-mill things that need to be fixed up on a used car.

Other car reviews are also on the way, as I give you the rundown on two Hyundais that make up the polar opposites of the Hyundai product line.

First is the Hyundai Accent, their basic, entry-level vehicle. I spent a couple of days driving one around as a rental car, because the Eclipse was in the shop. Since I had it, I thought I might as well do a review on what to expect from this base-level commuter car.

Following that will be the V8-powered, top-of-the-line Genesis Sedan—the good one, with the Tau 5L powerplant. Basically, this is Hyundai’s answer to the 5-series sedan. The big question here is, “Sure, it’s priced very aggressively, but can they come close to matching a 5-series in luxury and driving goodness?

A follow-on question might be, “Is the 5-series worth the pile of money they’re asking for it when compared to the competition?

So, keep checking in to see the upcoming content.

Author: Dale Franks

Dale Franks is the former host of The Business Day, ”a daily, four-hour business and financial news program on KMNY Radio in Los Angeles. From 2002-2004, he was a contributor on military and international affairs for Currently, he a publisher and editor of the monthly political journal The New Libertarian, as well as an editor of the popular web log, Q and O. Dale served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1993, in variety of assignments both in the United States and Europe, where he also was assigned to the staff of the Headquarters of Allied Forces Central Europe. In addition to broadcasting, writing, and speaking on various topics, Dale has also been a long-time technical training instructor on a variety of computer software and technology subjects. Dale has also long been involved with information technology as an accomplished web designer, programmer, and technologist, serving as the corporate knowledge specialist for Microsoft Outlook at SAIC, the nation's largest employee-owned corporation. Additionally, he is the author of a number of software user guides used for classroom training by one of Southern California’'s premier computer training and consulting firms. His book, SLACKERNOMICS: Basic Economics for People Who Find Economics Boring, is available from Barnes & Noble.