Sep
23
2018 Chevrolet Equinox
The redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is smaller and lighter than the 2017 model, and offers a whole new engine lineup.

The 2017s have barely hit the streets, and already Chevrolet has introduced the redesigned 2018 Equinox, due to go on sale first quarter of next year.

Sep
23
Diamond T station wagon
Factory photograph of the Diamond T Wagon Prototype

Text and drawing by Frank Peiler

The American auto industry returned to building cars soon after World War II, and the car-starved public was clamoring to trade in its worn-out old rides for almost anything new that had at least four wheels and was self-propelled.

Sep
22
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450

Consumer Guide Test Drive2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 4Matic 

Class: Premium Large SUV

Miles driven: 319

Fuel used: 22.0 gallons

Driving mix: 75% city, 25% highway

Sep
22
2009 Nissan Versa

2009 Nissan Versa

In Wall Street lingo, a dead-cat bounce is a jump in a given stock’s price seen just before it becomes worthless. Traders have gotten rich predicting exactly when foolish optimists will sink money into a hopeless cause.

Sep
21
1970 Plymouth Barracuda, green

1970 Plymouth Barracuda

In a recent blog post titled The Luxury Standards of 1970, we discussed the now-arcane language once used to parse the new-vehicle market. You can see all the segments into which Consumer Guide slotted the 1970 class of vehicles here.

Sep
20
2016 Hyundai Genesis

2016 Hyundai Genesis

Consumer Guide Test Drive2016 Hyundai Genesis AWD 3.8 

Class: Large Car

Miles Driven: 434

Fuel Used: 25.7 gallons

Driving mix: 70% city, 30% highway

Sep
19
2017 Genesis G90

2017 Genesis G90

In the Star Trek canon, Project Genesis was a program by which the Federation would take a dead and lifeless planet and convert it into a lush, ocean-and-plant-filled paradise ready for human inhabitance.

Sep
19
2017 Volkswagen Alltrack

The new-for-2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack takes the company’s Golf SportWagen and raises the bar (or at least the ride height) and adds all-wheel drive to become an upscale, SUV-flavored offering.

Scion iMFrankly, it’s a bit surprising it’s taken Volkswagen this long.

Sep
16
2016 Audi S7

2016 Audi S7

2015 Audi Q52016 Audi S7 4.0T quattro S tronic

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 299

Fuel Used: 19.1 gallons

Sep
16
1960 Buick Ad

1960 Buick Ad

One might have assumed that, back some six decades, the realism of television might have served to protect the more fantastic qualities of print advertising. Especially automotive print ads, where dazzlingly illustrated cars with wonderfully exaggerated proportions were set into equally improbable landscapes.

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