Archive for 2018

Aug
03
Last V6 Midsize Sedans, 2018 Buick Regal GS

The GS is the only 2018 Buick Regal model offered with a V6 engine.

When the redesigned Honda Accord debuted for the 2018 model year, it was missing an optional feature it had offered for more than two decades: a V6 engine.

Aug
03
Lexus RX 350L Review, 2018 Lexus RX 350L

2018 Lexus RX 350L in Atomic Silver

2015 Audi Q52018 Lexus RX 350L

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 1205

Fuel used: 47.1 gallons

Aug
02
2018 BMW M5

2018 BMW M5 in Marina Bay Blue

2015 Audi Q52018 BMW M5

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 303

Fuel used: 19.8 gallons

Aug
01
Cars in Cigarette Ads

Cars in Cigarette Ads

Given how socially vilified cigarettes and other tobacco products are today, it may be difficult for people much under the age of 40 to recall a time when smoking was not only generally accepted, it was openly promoted.

Jul
31
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL in Red Diamond

2015 Audi Q52018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL 1.5T S-AWC

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 636

Fuel used: 26.4 gallons

Jul
31

Automotive Heritage Awards

The quixotic tale of a doomed luxury car and an interview with a veteran car designer turned out to be golden opportunities for two freelance contributors to Collectible Automobile® magazine, a companion publication to Consumer Guide® Automotive.

Jul
30
What is the Doc Fee?

You’ve probably been asked to pay it, but do you know what the doc fee covers?

One challenge new-car customers face is determining the veracity of certain fees and charges that may be added to the price of the vehicle being purchased.

Jul
27
1954 International Model R-140 Station Wagon

1954 International Model R-140 Station Wagon

Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2009 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in North Dakota needed three tough station wagons that could go anywhere in the wilds of the Northern plains, it chose the 1954 International R-140 with four-wheel drive. Why the Corps needed three such wagons is a mystery.

Jul
26
Test Drive: 2018 Jaguar E-Pace R-Dynamic

2018 Jaguar E-Pace R-Dynamic HSE in Borasco Grey

2015 Audi Q52018 Jaguar E-Pace R-Dynamic HSE

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 225

Fuel used: 12.1 gallons

Jul
26
2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, 2019 Maserati Lineup

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Some may not know that Alfa Romeo and Maserati — both upscale Italian brands — are part of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), and thus “corporate cousins” to Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram vehicles. But that’s about where the similarities end.

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