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2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0t

2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0t Premium AWD in Iridium Blue

2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0t Premium AWD   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 247

Fuel Used: 13.2 gallons

1979 Cadillac Eldorado
1979 Cadillac Eldorado

Special is a funny word, and it doesn’t always mean something good. One hopes to avoid “special” classes in grade school, for example, and there isn’t a kid alive that looks forward to a bowl of Special K.

2017 Infiniti Q60
2017 Infiniti Q60

Consumer Guide First Spin Coupes account for only five percent of the premium vehicle market, but they’ve also traditionally been important halo vehicles for their respective brands. That’s certainly been the case at Infiniti, where the Q60 coupe and convertible (and their G35/G37 predecessors) have typically been the most stylish and dynamic vehicles in the marque’s model lineup. After a year’s absence, the Q60 coupe returns for 2017 with a new design that shares elements of its architecture with the Infiniti Q50 sedan. We recently had the opportunity to sample the hottest version of the Q60 on a San Diego-area drive route.

2017 Infiniti QX30

Infiniti adds another entry in the premium-compact-crossover class for 2017. Joining the QX50 is the smaller, sportier QX30, which comes with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and either front- or all-wheel drive. Tested was a front-wheel-drive Sport version that started at $37,345 including destination, but several option packages ran the total to more than $43,000.

2015 Audi Q52017 Infiniti QX30 Sport

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 225

Fuel Used: 10.7 gallons

2016 Infiniti QX60

2016 Infiniti QX60

2016 Infiniti QX60 AWD  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Midsize SUV

Miles Driven: 358

Fuel Used: 21.6 gallons

1987 Plymouth Sundance

1987 Plymouth Sundance

Where have these cars gone? There’s no hard science to this–it’s purely anecdotal–but I well remember seeing these vehicles, and I don’t anymore. They’ve seemingly vanished.

1990 Daihatsu Rocky

1990 Daihatsu Rocky

It’s entirely possible you have no memory of the TV show “Uncle Buck.” That’s probably fine, as by most accounts, the show was terrible, and unworthy to bear the name of the classic John Candy feature film. Not surprisingly, the “Buck” television show failed to last a complete season.

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2016 Infiniti Q50 3.0t

2016 Chicago Auto ShowInfiniti rolled out its new lineup of engines for the 2016 Q50 sedan today at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. Replacing the previous 328-horsepower, 3.7-liter V6 in the Q50 are a trio of turbocharged engines: a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and two versions of a 3.0-liter V6.

The Q50 2.0t will utilize a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder that is shared with German automaker Daimler. The 2.0t puts out 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque, and will be offered in both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models.

2016 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

LA Auto Show Logo Introduced on the eve of the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Infiniti QX30 gives the Japanese luxury brand a fresh entry in the popular premium compact crossover SUV segment.

1988 Cutlass Supreme Pace Car

Fifty of these Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme pace cars were built for 1988, all of which were recalled due to failures related to a lack of structural rigidity. Cutlass Supreme convertibles were reintroduced for 1990, this time with a “basket-handle” brace fixed just aft of the door openings.

I’m pretty good at remembering the cars and trucks made available for sale in the U.S. over the past four decades. I remember well the short-lived (Stateside) Rover 3500, and even spent time in an International Scout Diesel, but what I often forget are the convertible versions of certain vehicles.

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