THIS WEEK'S CONTEST
Can you tell us the make and model of this car, which was being repaired by a man in Havana. As you know, the United States has shipped almost no cars to Cuba since 1960, so maybe that helps. Oh, and look carefully.
If you can identify it, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (706) 823-3419. We need your first and last names (please spell them clearly), telephone number, and city or community.
Pass along any personal comments you have about this vehicle. Your deadline is noon Wednesday. A winner will be chosen randomly.
Last week's photo showed the Kia Sportage, which has been redesigned for 2011. Like other vehicles from Kia and its parent company Hyundai, the new Sportage carries a sleek body and good value for the money. Read all about it in this week's road test.
Randomly selected from the readers who identified the sport utility vehicle was Carla Loftin, of Aiken, who wrote:
"That is a 2011 Kia Sportage. I have seen a lot of commercials for it, and I'm planning to go to a dealer soon and see it in person. Looks good!"
She wins a gift from The Augusta Chronicle. Other readers identifying the Sportage were:
AIKEN: Bob Hardt wrote: "It has a 10 year/100,000 mile warranty. Looks like the EX model."
AUGUSTA: Carolyn Ogles wrote: "I didn't realize that there were so many smaller cars on the market! This is a new design from last year."
CUMMING, GA.: Chris Rhodes wrote: "The vehicle shown in this week's puzzle will probably be a stumper for a lot of folks. This company is surprising many consumers with their bold styling and decidedly European flair.
For 2011, the Sportage shares a platform with its sister vehicle, the Hyundai Tucson, both of which ride on a unibody chassis with available 4WD.... With its edgy new styling and industry-leading warranty, this would appear to be money well spent for anyone looking for a snazzy new SUV."
EVANS: P.J. Rodgers and Barbara Wilke
HEPHZIBAH: Jason Wright wrote: "Have you noticed Kia is knocking the ball out of the park lately? In the past year, they have introduced the all new Soul, replaced the boring Elantra with the Forte and updated the Sorento (now built in the USA, right here in West Point, Ga.). Now they have released a vastly improved Sportage model and will soon be announcing an all new Optima model (with a hybrid option). ...
"Should Toyota and Honda be looking over their shoulders? Time will tell."
WATKINSVILLE, GA.: Joe Arp