Archive for August, 2015
Here’s a tip for you aspiring auto scribes out there: If you want to see a lot of reader feedback, create a best-looking list.
There’s almost nothing more subjective or arbitrary than an evaluation of something’s aesthetic qualities, and almost nothing more irresistible to readers. With that in mind, I present the 10 best-looking sedans of 1991.
Enmeshed in the news that Ford is moving to reenter the small/midsize-pickup segment in the U.S. with an updated version of the Ranger is word that an off-road-ready SUV built on the same architecture would likely follow.
2015 Land Rover Range Rover HSE
Class: Premium Large Crossover
Dates tested: 8/03/2015 – 8/10/2015
Miles Driven: 424
Fuel Used: 23.2
With the average transaction price of an F-150 now hovering around $45,000, Ford again sees space below its big pickups for a smaller, more affordable market entry.
Likely to be called Ranger, the new midsize pickup would provide Ford dealers with a lower-cost alternative to the best-selling F-150 that would compete directly with the redesigned Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.
You’ve heard the line, “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” You may not know that that much-used quote originally dealt with temptation and comes from the New Testament Book of Matthew.
Class: Premium Midsize Car
Dates tested: 7/6/2015 – 7/13/2015
Miles Driven: 225
Fuel Used: 5.2 gallons
Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway
I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m pretty dull. You’d think that a guy who drives a different car every week would be at least a little interesting, but that’s apparently not the case, at least not to my family.
by Don Sikora II
Electric cars haven’t proven sales superstars thus far, but many still believe electrification will play an important role in the automobile’s future. At Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in January 2015, Chevrolet unveiled a concept version of its next entry in the all-electric sweepstakes: the Bolt EV Concept.
After a long dry spell, action in the compact-pickup segment has finally started to … well … pick up.