Archive for June, 2015
2015 Ford Mustang Coupe Premium 2.3L EcoBoost
Class: Sporty/Performance Car
Dates tested: 6/16/2015 – 6/23/2015
Miles Driven: 522
Fuel Used: 22.4 gallons
I don’t eat fish. I mention this because I recently snapped a picture of Consumer Guide’s test Audi SQ5 next to a fish shop. But Don’s Dock, a kitschy seafood restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois, exudes an irresistible old-school charm that invites photography, and paying customers.
Class: Compact Crossover
Dates tested: 6/04/2015 – 6/18/2015
Miles Driven: 310
Fuel Used: 14.9 gallons
Class: Midsize Crossover
Dates tested: 6/15/2015 – 6/22/2015
Miles Driven: 457
Fuel Used: 23.7 gallons
Our recent 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack was one of the more photogenic test vehicles we’ve had through our fleet lately. There were more interesting visuals than we could squeeze into our normal review, so we’ve added a gallery of detail pics here.
Sometimes, one letter can make quite a difference.
Say, for instance, someone e-mails you to ask where they can get good premium-grade gasoline for their new high-end sports car, and you helpfully reply, “Go to Shell.” But if you accidentally leave off the “S,” well … that becomes a different answer entirely.
Class: Compact Car
Dates tested: 6/01/2015 – 6/08/2015
Miles Driven: 193
Fuel Used: 7.7 gallons
In 1990, Chevrolet rolled out the 454 SS, an outrageous performance-oriented version of the brand’s full-size pickup truck. At its heart was a tuned version of General Motors’ “big block” 454-cubic-inch (7.4-liter) V8. The engine was rated at 230 horsepower and a stump-pulling 385 pound-feet of torque.
Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2015 Kia Soul EV for a video test drive. What did they think of their all-electric test vehicle? Watch and find out.
One of the stumbling blocks to justifying a joyriding car is the cost of licensing and insuring something you’re only going to drive occasionally. But both of those expenses can be greatly reduced by buying a “classic.”
In the eyes of many insurance companies and state licensing agencies, a car becomes a classic once it hits 25 years of age. To mark that occasion, they often give those cars extraordinary discounts; in fact, it usually costs a fraction as much to license and insure a 25-year-old car as it does a 24-year-old one.