Archive for September, 2016

Sep
30
2017 Ford Focus SE
2017 Ford Escape SE

2017 Ford Escape SE FWD    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 393

Fuel Used: 16.8 gallons

Driving mix: 65% city, 35% highway

Sep
30
Buick Avenir Concept

Buick Avenir Concept

General Motors’s Buick division issued a press release today announcing the creation of a new top-line luxury sub-brand: Avenir. Per Buick spokesperson Arianna Kughn, Avenir will function for Buick much like the Denali sub-brand does for the GMC truck and SUV lineup.

Sep
29
1974 Chrysler Town & Country

1974 Chrysler Town & Country

In 1974, the experimental German rock band Kraftwerk released the album “Autobahn,” a still-celebrated collection of electronica featuring a 23-minute cut of the title song.

Sep
26
2017 Fiat 124 Spider Classica
2017 Fiat 124 Spider

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Classica   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 200

Fuel Used:7.7 gallons

Sep
26
Vintage Checker Marathon ad

1967 Checker

There’s something wonderfully countercultural about Checker, and a certain irreverence shows up in the company’s advertising. For the most part, Checker, which was established way back in 1922, sold its wares to fleet users, most famously those operating taxi services.

Sep
23
2018 Chevrolet Equinox
The redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is smaller and lighter than the 2017 model, and offers a whole new engine lineup.

The 2017s have barely hit the streets, and already Chevrolet has introduced the redesigned 2018 Equinox, due to go on sale first quarter of next year.

Sep
23
Diamond T station wagon

Factory photograph of the Diamond T Wagon Prototype (1946)

Text and drawing by Frank Peiler

The American auto industry returned to building cars soon after World War II, and the car-starved public was clamoring to trade in its worn-out old rides for almost anything new that had at least four wheels and was self-propelled.

Sep
22
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450

Consumer Guide Test Drive2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 4Matic 

Class: Premium Large SUV

Miles driven: 319

Fuel used: 22.0 gallons

Driving mix: 75% city, 25% highway

Sep
22
2009 Nissan Versa

2009 Nissan Versa

In Wall Street lingo, a dead-cat bounce is a jump in a given stock’s price seen just before it becomes worthless. Traders have gotten rich predicting exactly when foolish optimists will sink money into a hopeless cause.

Sep
21
1970 Plymouth Barracuda, green

1970 Plymouth Barracuda

In a recent blog post titled The Luxury Standards of 1970, we discussed the now-arcane language once used to parse the new-vehicle market. You can see all the segments into which Consumer Guide slotted the 1970 class of vehicles here.

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