Posts from ‘Jaguar’

Mar
26
Simon Templar and Volvo P1800, What did The Saint Drive?

Roger Moore starred as Simon Templar in the popular show The Saint, which ran from 1962-1969 on British TV.

Here’s a question for you: What was Jaguar’s biggest-ever marketing blunder? Many might argue it was the X-Type, a compact sedan that was little more than a Ford Mondeo (called Contour in the U.S.) gilded with a Jaguar grille, curvy sheet metal, and some extra wood and leather inside. By virtually every measure, the X-Type was a flop as a Jaguar, though the wagon version was not without its charms.

Dec
01
1970 Pontiac Firebird

Is the 1970 Pontiac Firebird one of the best-looking cars of all time?

Consensus is overrated. No one walks into a nice restaurant planning to poll the establishment’s other patrons in order to determine what to eat. Likewise, no one can tell you what you think is beautiful.

Oct
18
1986 Cutlass Supreme, Worst Gas Guzzlers

The Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme is 7th on our list of 1986 gas guzzlers.

By 1986, most parts of the country were enjoying a reprieve from rising gas prices. For the first time in a number of years, petrol was again retailing for less than $1.00 per gallon, with $.99 becoming a popular price point for regular unleaded.

Aug
30
2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible in Caldera Red

2015 Audi Q52017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 332

Fuel used: 19.1 gallons

Aug
21
1967 Pontiac Catalina, Great Car Grilles

1967 Pontiac Catalina

How important is your facial expression when meeting someone for the first time?

As part of a 2014 study on the matter, researchers at the York University in England analyzed people’s first impressions of 16 social traits using 1,000 different facial images. Those images were organized into three categories: approachability, youthfulness and attractiveness, and dominance.

Jul
30
Jaguar I-Pace Concept, North American Concept Vehicle of the Year

Jaguar I-Pace Concept

May
17
2017 Jaguar F-Pace 20d

2017 Jaguar F-Pace 20d Prestige in Ammonite Grey (a $495 option)

2017 Jaguar F-Pace 20d Prestige  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 501

Fuel Used: 14.4 gallons

May
05
Lincoln MKT by Parks Superior

Lincoln MKT Hearse

For years, Cadillac had a death grip on the funeral-vehicle market. While statistics are elusive, it’s safe to say that through the most of the Nineties, Caddy was the dominant player in the last-ride game.

May
04
1984 Plymouth Horizon, Fastest Cars of 1984

Perhaps surprisingly, the Plymouth Horizon was the eighth-fastest accelerating car tested by Consumer Guide in 1984.

We’ve been using the word fastest to describe the best-performing rides tested by Consumer Guide in the past. The word we really should be using is quickest. Technically, a fast car has an impressive top speed, and without a test track, and situated in the Chicago suburbs, top speed was never a metric CG attempted to measure.

Apr
25
1970 Chevrolet Impala, Classic Ads From 1970

1970 Chevrolet Impala

Robert De Niro was cruising the Boroughs of New York City long before he played a mentally ill cabbie in the 1976 Martin Scorsese classic Taxi Driver–six years before, to be exact. Taxi Driver hit theaters in 1976. De Niro, however, shows off an AMC Ambassador in this forgotten ad from way back in 1970.

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