What’s this you ask? We’ve decided to create a listing of articles that beg questions like, “What the heck?,” where our readers can catchup on the silly, the weird and the sometimes outrageous automotive happenings during the past week. Feel free to throw in your comments and add to the mix
From the Associated Press – The US Territory Samoa has decided to switch the side of the switch on which you drive. Yep, you read it correctly. Whereas they drove on the right side of the road as does most of the civilized world – save for the UK, Japan (where they’ve tried to simulate the English in more ways than one) and Australia (the country that started as a British penal colony). But what the hell right? Samoa now becomes the the first country in a decade to implement this rather untimely shift.
From The Miami Herald – To ride the PR wave that is the US Open, Lexus created an IS350 covered with tennis ball felt on the exterior. This is their second sports-themed car – the first was a LS460L completed with golf ball dimples and all. We can understand the need for creating some buzz around a vehicle, but this seems like such a waste of tennis balls and a decent sports sedan.
From The NY Times – GM is now offering a 60-day money back guarantee on their vehicles starting Monday. 60 days and 59 nights is a mighty long time to see if you REALLY like a GM vehicle. Does it really take that long to determine whether Detroit iron is any good? There aren’t any details of any fees that may be incured at this time.