Archive for March, 2014
2015 Subaru WRX Limited Automatic
Dates tested: 2/26/2014-3/05/2014
Miles driven: 408
Fuel used: 14.4 gallons
Real-world fuel economy: 28.3
2014 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD
Dates tested: 2/17/2014-3/03/2014
Miles driven: 542
Fuel used: 28.2
I don’t know why, but I feel more warm-fuzzy love for Oldsmobile than I do Plymouth, Pontiac, or Mercury. Though I was troubled by the demise of each, I recall the Oldsmobiles of my youth and young adulthood more readily than I do the models of other dead brands.
Note: This article is reprinted from the April 2014 issue of Collectible Automobile.
Chrysler had a somewhat odd relationship with the station wagon. The brand didn’t carry a factory sanctioned wagon until 1941-, later than practically every other wagon producer, and when it did, it was a vehicle that was a curious cross between a sedan and wagon with a wood body, sloping steel roof, and dutch-door tailgate.
Most of us do it. We carry a mobile phone with us at all times. Once, all that meant was that we were never out of the reach of business associates and loved ones. Now, it means we have easy access to about everything we might need or want to know.
2014 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
Dates tested: 2/17/2014-2/29/2014
Miles driven: 233
Fuel used: 12.7
Real-world fuel economy: 18.3 mpg
The following is from an official Ford press release.
William Clay Ford, who helped steer Ford Motor Company into the modern era as an employee, director and influential member of the Ford family, died this morning at his home from pneumonia.
When you already own 75% of a high-profit class of vehicles, there’s probably little incentive for a redesign. But that’s what GM is doing with its quartet of popular, full-size SUVs.