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Mar
28

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Mick Jagger's CarBy Don Sikora II

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

Jeep introduced its original go-fast Grand Cherokee SRT8 for the 2006 model year. Powered by a 420-hp 6.1-liter Hemi V-8, it was available through 2010.

Mar
27

1997 BMW 318ti

Cheap Wheelsby Don Sikora II

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

BMW’s 3-Series has been around long enough that its basic premise is well defined. Think sporty, rear-drive, premium-priced sedans, coupes, and convertibles. Handsome, if maybe a bit conservative, styling is part of the mix, as is a highly desirable overall package.

Mar
24
2017 Toyota Corolla iM in Barcelona Red Metallic

2017 Toyota Corolla iM in Barcelona Red Metallic

2017 Toyota Corolla iM    Consumer Guide Automotive

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 234

Fuel Used: 8.6 gallons

Mar
23
2017 Audi S6

2017 Audi S6 in Daytona Gray (a $575 option)

2015 Audi Q52017 Audi S6 4.0T quattro S tronic

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 246

Fuel Used: 14.0 gallons

Mar
22
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring in Crimson Pearl

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring    Consumer Guide Test Drive

Class: Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 325

Fuel Used: 7.6 gallons

Mar
22
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

Mar
21
Kia Soul EV charging

Cold weather takes a significant toll on our long-term Kia Soul EV’s driving range.

According to the calendar, spring has officially arrived, and we can consign the winter of 2016-17 to the history books. Aside from one early March blast of snowy weather, our Chicagoland stomping grounds got off pretty easy in terms of frozen precipitation this season—but we still had our fair share of days where the thermometer didn’t get above single digits. Since the bone-chilling temperatures and snowstorms are (hopefully) in our rearview mirror now, it’s a good time to review our winter testing experience with our long-term Kia Soul EV. 

Mar
17
 Elantra Sport, Galactic Gray

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport in Galactic Gray

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport     2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 622

Fuel Used: 27.0 gallons

Mar
16
2017 Honda Accord CR-V

2017 Honda CR-V Touring in Lunar Silver

2015 Audi Q52017 Honda CR-V Touring AWD 

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 236

Fuel Used: 9.0 gallons

Mar
15
2017 Kia Soul Exclaim

2017 Kia Soul ! (Exclaim) in Clear White

2017 Kia Soul ! (Exclaim)      Consumer Guide Test Drive

Class: Subcompact Car

Miles Driven: 511

Fuel Used: 19.0 gallons

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