Archive for March, 2015
Class: Premium Midsize Car
Dates tested: 2/18/2015 – 2/24/2015
Miles Driven: 331
Fuel Used: 19.1
Class: Midsize Car
Dates tested: 3/05/2015 – 3/19/2015
Miles Driven: 893
Fuel Used: 27.5
Presented here is an unedited press release from Ford Motor Company introducing the Lincoln Continental Concept in advance of the 2015 New York Auto Show.
NEW YORK, March 30, 2015 –Lincoln today introduces the Continental Concept, signaling an all-new full-size sedan coming next year and the future of quiet luxury.
Elegant, effortlessly powerful and serene, the Continental Concept blends meticulous craftsmanship and technologies designed to create better drivers and provide passengers with a more relaxing and entertaining environment inspired by first-class travel.
Class: Large Pickup Truck
Dates tested: 3/16/2015 – 3/23/2015
Miles Driven: 484
Fuel Used: 28.0
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one 1984 U.S. dollar is worth $2.26 in 2015 money. Such is the impact of inflation on currency, and why we shouldn’t keep our money in the freezer wrapped in foil.
Class: Sporty/Performance Car
Dates tested: 3/09/2015 to 3/16/2015
Miles Driven: 266
Fuel Used: 9.9 gallons
Since its introduction for 2007, the Edge has been a sales leader in the midsize SUV class. While that’s good for Ford, it’s tough on those tasked with its 2015 redesign.
By 1984, the term “yuppie” was officially part of the American vernacular. Almost always applied in the pejorative, anyone dubbed a yuppie was expected to be self centered and profit motivated. Riding a wave of Wall Street growth, many of these young business successes were wont to flaunt their gains, often by dressing well, and driving well.
Note: This article is reprinted from the February 2015 issue of Collectible Automobile
By Jack Stewart
It was an unlikely chain of events: A farm-implement company in Dingolfing, Germany, making possible a sports car produced in Punchbowl, Australia. Yet, that’s the odd parentage of the Goggomobil Dart.