Oct
17
1999 Packard Twelve Concept

1999 Packard Twelve Concept

If you’re roughly my age—let’s say five decades into this whole life process—you’ve seen a fair number of automobile brands fade into the sunset.

I was probably most impacted by the demise of Pontiac, but I remember feeling a twinge of sadness at the deaths of AMC, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, and—no kidding—Checker.

Oct
16
2018 Ford Mustang GT with Performance Pack

2018 Ford Mustang GT Premium in Lightning Blue Metallic

Quick Spin

2018 Ford Mustang GT Premium

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 210

Fuel used: 13.5 gallons

Oct
15
Last AWD Sedans

2019 Nissan Altima

There’s a certain cachet to sedans with all-wheel drive. Though largely shunned by folks in states in which snow is not a real threat to commuting ease, AWD vehicles in general have caught on with the buying public, accounting for as much as 80 percent of the sales of certain crossover-SUV models in cities such as Chicago and New York.

Oct
12
2018 Lexus NX 300h

2018 Lexus NX 300h in Eminent White

2015 Audi Q52018 Lexus NX 300h

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 670

Fuel used: 20.3 gallons

Oct
11
Cars in Liquor Ads, Donald Healey

Auto designer Donald Healey as seen in a Lord Calvert Canadian whiskey ad.

If you’re my age (around the half-century mark), you’ve been programmed since high school to fully appreciate the dangers and potentially disastrous consequences of drinking and driving. And, indeed, since I began college in 1983, the legal penalties for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol have become significantly harsher.

Oct
10
2019 Lexus ES 350 F Sport

2019 Lexus ES 350 F Sport in Ultrasonic Blue Mica (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Lexus ES 350 F Sport

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 603

Fuel used: 25.9 gallons

Oct
09
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring in Lunar Silver

2015 Audi Q52018 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 590

Fuel used: 11.9 gallons

Oct
08
1979 New Yorker Limo

1979 Phaeton New Yorker Presidental Limousine

On any given weekday, I receive at least half a dozen story pitches, all of which arrive via email, and most of which include links to digital press kits.

Oct
05
2019 CX-3 Grand Touring

2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring in Soul Red Crystal Metallic (a $595 option)

Quick Spin

2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 465

Fuel used: 17.6 gallons

Oct
04
2019 Ram 1500 Limited

2019 Ram 1500 Limited in Ivory 3-Coat paint (a $500 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Ram 1500 Limited Crew Cab 4×4

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 585

Fuel used: 33.9 gallons

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