Archive for 2018

May
21
2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Subaru Ascent

Consumer Guide Automotive

Although small crossovers have been getting all the hype of late, the midsize segment has also seen its share of movement. Certainly notable in this regard is Subaru’s new Ascent, due to arrive in showrooms this summer.

May
21

Nissan e-Power

Though the overall numbers are still relatively small, consumers around the globe are buying more electric vehicles than ever before. That said, those motorists embracing electrification—at least in the U.S.–seem to still be of an early adopter mentality. Most mainstream shoppers remain skeptical that the switch to pure-electric driving will be worth the perceived hassles.

May
18
2018 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

2018 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring in Machine Gray Metallic (a $300 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 673

Fuel used: 27.9 gallons

May
17
Ford F-1000, What Was the Ford F-1000

Ford F-1000

Comparing pickup trucks to Hamburger Helper may seem like a stretch, but I beg your indulgence as I explain myself. Here goes: The main purpose of Hamburger Helper is to help costly ground beef go further, at less cost. Thus, a meal that might have involved the expense of a pound and a half of meat might require just a single pound once augmented by the sodium-packed filler material that generally retails for around $1.39 a box.

May
16
2018 Toyota Prius c

2018 Toyota Prius c in Absolutely Red

2015 Audi Q52018 Toyota Prius c Four

Class: Subcompact Car

Miles driven: 524

Fuel used: 10.7 gallons

May
16
1941 DeSoto, Classic DeSoto Ads

1941 DeSoto

I was born in 1965, and to the best of my memory, I never saw a DeSoto being used as a daily driver. Of course, cars didn’t last quite as long in those days, and by the time I was paying attention to cars, the last of the DeSotos would have been almost 10 years old.

May
15
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti, Rosso Competizione

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti in Rosso (Red) Competizione paint (a $2200 option)

2015 Audi Q52017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti RWD

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 262

Fuel used: 11.4 gallons

May
14
Chevrolet Bonanza

Chevrolet Bonanza

For as globalized as the auto business has become, you might think a brand as omnipresent as Chevrolet would sell pretty much the same lineup in every market it plays in. Turns out that’s not the case.

May
14
2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Consumer Guide Automotive

Although most of the “new” in new vehicles has been focused on crossovers of late, many manufacturers are still committed to cars. And Volkswagen proves it’s one of them with the introduction of the redesigned 2019 Jetta compact sedan, due on sale in the next couple of months.

May
11
2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon

2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon in Bright White

Quick Spin2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 252

Fuel used: 24.6 gallons

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