Archive for January, 2017
Class: Premium Compact Car
Miles Driven: 148
Fuel Used: 10.7 gallons
One thing Dodge lacks that Chevrolet and Ford have always enjoyed is a memorable—and arguably beloved—brand logo. The Chevy “bowtie” is genuinely iconic, while Ford’s script-in-blue-oval marker as much a symbol of American freedom as it is a trademark.
With the benefit of a few years’ time, I can now look back and safely say that the “Cash for Clunkers” (CFC) program was one of the strangest auto-industry events of the past 50 years.
Long-time Chicago Tribune Auto Editor Jim Mateja died today after a battle with cancer. Thanks to widespread syndication of his column, Jim spent several decades as one of the automotive media’s most influential voices. Here, Consumer Guide Publisher Tom Appel remembers Jim.
While it’s certainly not the first all-wheel-drive coupe on the market, the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT is putting a new spin on an old formula.
Class: Compact Car
Miles Driven: 323
Fuel Used: 13.5 gallons
Mercedes-Benz can lay claim to a history that goes all the way back to 1886. That was the year the first Benz Patent- Motorwagen was introduced. The German company has been building cars and trucks ever since then.
2017 Toyota 86
Class: Sporty/Performance Car
Miles Driven: 407
Fuel Used: 16.9 gallons
There’s no way to accurately paint a picture of a brand as popular and long-lived as Chevrolet in just a dozen ads, so we didn’t even try. Instead, we’ve gathered twelve of our favorite print advertisements, and didn’t worry too much about amassing a representative sample.