Archive for October, 2015

Oct
19
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel

It’s not just for big pickups anymore ….

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When Chevrolet re-introduced its Colorado compact pickup for 2015, the company announced the intention to offer a diesel engine within a year. And it has kept that promise, despite the fact that gas prices are low (and many experts expect them to remain that way for the foreseeable future), which tends to make thriftier but more expensive diesels less attractive from a sales standpoint.

Oct
19
2016 Honda Civic

Honda’s redesigned 2016 Civic sedan offers a host of features that are rarely found in the compact class. Prices range from the manual-transmission LX at $19,475 to the loaded Touring at $27,335.

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Honda’s Civic has long been the benchmark against which all other compact cars have been measured. Since its introduction to this country way back in 1973, it has gone through nine design generations, spending most of that time as the top-selling entry in its class.

Civic enters its tenth generation for 2016 with a redesign that brings racier contours along with new features and the car’s first turbocharged engine.

Oct
16
2016 Cadillac CTS

2016 Cadillac CTS

Test Drive2016 Cadillac CTS AWD 3.6L Premium Collection

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Dates Tested: 9/28/15-10/05/15

Miles Driven: 423

Fuel Used: 21.0 gallons

Oct
16
Bad Car Names

Is St. Regis a better name for a car, or a hospital?

Sometimes, automotive models names aren’t so much bad as they are inappropriate. It’s worth noting that when Cadillac rolled out a compact model based on the Chevrolet Cavalier, the brand came up with a new name for the car—Cimarron—instead of carelessly appropriating a heritage moniker along the lines of LaSalle Sport or Deville II.

Oct
15
Collectible Automobile Award

This article appeared in the October 2014 issue of Collectible Automobile® magazine.

An article on the reemergence of electric cars has won an award for Collectible Automobile® magazine, Consumer Guide® Automotive’s companion publication about motoring history.

Oct
15
1964 Vista Cruiser

1964 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser

I was a wagon kid. My father owned both Chevrolet Corvair and Ford Country Squire wagons, the latter of which was equipped with the delightful rear-facing 3rd-row seat. Financially fatigued by the Ford’s thirst for fuel, my dad moved on to a Chevrolet Nova coupe that later became the first vehicle I ever drove.

Oct
14
2016 Honda Accord Sport

2016 Honda Accord Sport

Test Drive2016 Honda Accord Sport with Honda Sensing

Class: Midsize Car

Dates Tested: 10/06/15-10/12/15

Miles Driven: 241

Fuel Used: 9.0 gallons

Oct
13
2015 Toyota Tundra Platinum

2015 Toyota Tundra Platinum

Test Drive2015 Toyota Tundra Platinum Crewmax 4×4

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Dates Tested: 8/24/15-9/08/15

Miles Driven: 211

Fuel Used: 15.1 gallons

Oct
12
1960 Dodge Matador

1960 Dodge Matador

The Dodge brand we know today began building automobiles in 1915, and became a part of Chrysler Corporation in 1928. In the 100 years since Dodge began churning out cars and trucks, a good number of highly memorable vehicles have graced the marque’s showrooms.

Oct
09
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Consumer Guide’s test 2015 Mirage arrived in top-of-the-line ES trim. Including the destination charge, our test car came to $16,205.

Test Drive2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES

Class: Subcompact Car

Miles Driven: 376

Fuel Used: 9.9 gallons

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