Mark Macesich

Frustrated man annoyed with bad drivers

Annoyed with bad drivers, sure, but with your new vehicle?

It’s not unusual to be annoyed with bad drivers. But what about getting annoyed with your new vehicle’s most-advanced technology? That apparently is where we’re headed – or already are – because of alerts on some Advanced Driver Assistance Systems…

Man and boy traveling with a dog in car

Traveling with a dog in car can distract, stress out driver

Here’s a pet peeve … Traveling with a dog in the car can distract and stress out the driver. A new study reveals that allowing pets to roam unrestrained in a moving vehicle leads to “significantly more unsafe driving behaviors,…

Hyundai Santa Fe best, most popular midsize SUVs

The best, most popular midsize SUVs available right now

There must be more to identifying the best, most popular midsize SUVs than picking and ranking six models – even if they are rigorously tested. That’s what one website did in picking the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T AWD…

“Starving Children” volunteers in red SC T-shirts

‘Starving Children’ mission gets boost from SC volunteers

Feeding hungry children around the world is a big mission. But associates of Santander Consumer USA (SC) helped nonprofit Feed My Starving Children in Mesa, AZ, recently by packing 32 boxes in a few hours that would feed 109 kids…

Nissan Murano satisfaction guaranteed?

When ‘satisfaction guaranteed’ almost automatic for drivers

Satisfaction guaranteed? Well, not exactly. But the “unbeatable” Nissan Murano and Maxima may come close based on a recent survey of 50,000 new car and light truck owners by AutoPacific marketing research and consulting firm. The two models led the…