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2019 Mercedes-Benz G550, 2019 Mercedes Benz G550

2019 Mercedes-Benz G550

2018 Detroit Auto Show, NAIASDETROIT–On the eve of the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a significant update of its venerable G-Class SUV. Looking much the same as it did when the model was originally introduced in 1979, the 2019 G-Class has been brought up to speed with expected luxury-car connectivity and contemporary interior appointments.

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.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS

2017 Los Angeles Auto ShowFirst available to the American market for the 2006 model year, the Mercedes-Benz CLS introduced consumers to the “4-door coupe” concept. Essentially a heavily restyled E-Class, the CLS enjoyed more rakish styling than that midsize offering, as well as higher levels of equipment and technology. The redesigned-for-2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS–which debuted at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show–carries on the tradition while boasting a new look, a new engine, and new comfort-oriented technology.

1965 Ford Police Car

1965 Ford Ranch Wagon

Last year Ford sold around 20,000 vehicles to law-enforcement agencies. While the number may seem huge, it’s dwarfed by many of Ford’s retail models. The Ford Escape small crossover, for example, accounts for nearly 30,000 sales every month.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 in Kryptonite Green Metallic (a $720 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 327

Fuel used: 16.0 gallons

1978 Dodge Aspen, Best-Looking Cars of 1978

1978 Dodge Aspen

Confession: I have a very hard time separating what I think is good looking from what I thought was cool—at least when it comes to cars from the late Seventies and early Eighties.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 AWD Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Cabriolet in Selenite Grey Metallic (a $720 option)

2015 Audi Q52017 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Cabriolet

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Cars

Miles driven: 321

Fuel used: 13.5 gallons

Explorer GMC Savannah Coversion

This Explorer conversion of a Chevrolet Express Van is painted in the company’s “Southern Comfort” livery and includes the “Antelope” ground-effects package.

Blame the minivan. Prior to the 1984 arrival of the first minivans–the ground-breaking Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager–the vehicle options for a family of six were fairly limited.

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.

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.

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