Archive for August, 2018

Aug
17
2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country front

2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country in … high country.

Consumer Guide Automotive

Recent history has shown that one byproduct of war is technical advancement. And rarely has that held more true than in the current battle for pickup-truck supremacy.

Aug
16
1986 Merkur XR4Ti

1986 Merkur XR4Ti

Merkur, if you recall the brand, was in many ways a marketing complement to General Motors’s Geo experiment.

Aug
15
2021 GMC Granite

The GMC Granite Concept debuted at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show.

Future CarWord is out that GMC will be adding a new subcompact crossover to its lineup. The new small truck will be positioned below the brand’s compact Terrain crossover in size and price, becoming the smallest and most-affordable vehicle in the General Motors division’s product portfolio.

Aug
14
2019 Volkswagen Jetta R-Line

2019 Volkswagen Jetta R-Line in Habanero Orange, a $295 color option

2015 Audi Q52019 Volkswagen Jetta R-Line

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 307

Fuel used: 10.8 gallons

Aug
13
1985 Pontiac Firefly

Most Americans have never heard of the Firefly, but Canadian consumers might well have considered purchasing one of these subcompact Pontiacs. A 1987 “Base” is shown.

Pontiac of Canada was well known for selling gently tweaked variations of Chevy products for exclusive distribution north of the border. The 1976-1987 Pontiac Acadian for example, was actually a retrimmed Chevrolet Chevette.

Aug
13
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring

Consumer Guide Automotive

Yikes, where does the time go? The MX-5 Miata is fast closing in on its 30th birthday, but Mazda apparently couldn’t wait until the pearl-anniversary year of its beloved two-seat roadster to roll out a welcome round of enhancements. Ever since the first Miata debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show as a 1990 model, Mazda has stayed wonderfully true to its original MX-5 concept: a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, lightweight two-seat sports car with modest power, an easily removable roof, and a sporty-yet-compliant suspension.

Aug
12
2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody (left) and R/T Scat Pack Widebody

Consumer Guide Automotive

You had to figure this was coming.

After setting the record books ablaze last year with the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon — and keeping its promise that it would be a one-year-only model — Dodge unveiled a more “streetable” version of much the same car for 2019. Plus it carried over some of the Demon’s drag-racing technology to a more budget-priced model aimed at … well … drag racing.

Aug
10
2018 Mazda 6 Signature

2018 Mazda 6 Signature in Soul Red Crystal (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Mazda 6 Signature

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 454

Fuel used: 19.4 gallons

Aug
09
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE, Blue Flame

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE in Blue Flame

2015 Audi Q52019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 689

Fuel used: 20.1 gallons

Aug
08
2018 Land Rover Discovery Diesel

2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Td6 in Loire Blue Metallic (a $710 option)

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2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Td6

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 310

Fuel used: 15.1 gallons

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