Archive for May, 2018

May
31
what-does-gmc-stand-for

1971 GMC vehicles (Canada)

Even the most casual car person knows that GM stands for General Motors. It’s a tidy acronym that can spare journalists and message-board users alike a little time and effort.

May
31
2018 Lexus ES 350

2018 Lexus ES 350 in Caviar (black)

Quick Spin

2018 Lexus ES 350

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 445

Fuel used: 21.2 gallons

May
30
2018 Audi A5 Sportback

2018 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0T in Moonlight Blue (a $575 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0T quattro S tronic

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 297

Fuel used: 11.6 gallons

May
29
What is Ford SecuriCode?

The Ford SecuriCode system allows vehicle owners to access their cars and trucks utilizing a keypad and five-digit code. The older system keypad seen here is located above the door handle. Most of the current SecuriCode keypads are found on the driver’s side B-pillar.

As we enter the age of autonomous vehicles filled with cloud-sourced entertainment and powered by solid-state batteries, it’s good to know that there are still a few relatively low-tech car features of genuine utility.

May
28
2017-18 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Camaro ZL1

2017-2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Camaro ZL1by Don Sikora II

Note: The following story was excerpted from the December 2017 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Chevrolet celebrated the Camaro’s 50th anniversary in 2017. There was a commemorative model with special trim, but here we’re more interested in the latest high-performance ZL1 as a possible future collectible.

May
25
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in “Rhino” dark gray

2015 Audi Q52018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 257

Fuel used: 22.5 gallons

May
25
Trashed Cadillac Deville

We suspect this Coupe DeVille has fallen into the hands of an ungrateful heir.

Some time ago, I wrote a piece about the unlikely vehicles I still see on a regular basis. You can check out that list here. One car I neglected to make note of at the time was the Cadillac DeVille–specifically front-wheel-drive-era DeVilles.

May
24
1988 Mazda 626 Turbo AWS

1988 Mazda 626 Turbo AWS

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora

Note: The following story was excerpted from the December 2017 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

.In the late Eighties, Japanese automakers introduced four-wheel steering to the U.S. market. The first car Americans could buy with such a system was the 1988 Honda Prelude Si 4WS. Mindful of the old adage that nobody remembers who was second, let us suggest the 1988 Mazda 626 Turbo 4WS as cheap wheels.

May
23
1960 Plymouth Fury Hardtop Coupe

1960 Plymouth Fury Hardtop Coupe

by Jack Stewart

Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Nineteen sixty didn’t turn out the way that Virgil Exner envisioned.

May
22
2018 Toyota Tundra SR5

2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 in Silver Sky Metallic

2015 Audi Q52018 Toyota Tundra SR5 4×4 Double Cab

Class: Large Pickup

Miles driven: 515

Fuel used: 34.6 gallons

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