Jul
18
2017 Ram Power Wagon

2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon in Granite Crystal Metallic

2015 Audi Q52017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon

Class: Large Pickup Trucks

Miles driven: 525

Fuel used: 43.6 gallons

Jul
17
1953 Packard Clipper

1953 Packard Clipper

There’s no question that Packard is out of business, but there is some disagreement as to when the company really wrapped things up. Though the Packard brand officially died after 1958, some purists consider 1956 to be the marque’s final year, as that was the last time the automaker built its own cars based on its own designs and technology.

Jul
17
2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

When it goes on sale late this year, the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord may well represent the model’s most radical redo in its storied 40-year history.

Jul
17
2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

First Spin Subaru’s smallest crossover just keeps on getting better.

When introduced for 2013, the XV Crosstrek was essentially Subaru’s Impreza compact wagon set on stilts. Simplistic as that may sound, it was a formula the company had used nearly two decades earlier to turn the ho-hum Legacy wagon into the wildly successful Outback. And while the XV Crosstrek never quite matched its larger sibling in sales, the redesigned version arriving later this summer certainly has a chance to narrow the gap.

Jul
14
2017 Audi Allroad in Moonlight Blue Metallic

2017 Audi Allroad in Moonlight Blue Metallic (a $575 option)

2015 Audi Q52017 Audi allroad 2.0T quattro S tronic

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 463

Fuel used: 17.7 gallons

Jul
13
2012 Lancia Delta

2012 Lancia Delta

Note: Presented here is a Consumer Guide blog post originally seen in May of 2012. At the time, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) was developing a fastback compact sedan for the Chrysler brand based mechanically on the Dodge Dart. Poor Dart sales, and a general shift in consumer interest to crossover vehicles prompted FCA to kill the compact Chrysler project midstream. The Chrysler 200, which also shared Dart elements, was also killed around this time. The text of the Future Car report below is presented unaltered and as it was published back in 2012.

Jul
12
2017 Miata RF

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF in Soul Red Metallic,  a $300 option

2015 Audi Q52017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 1069

Fuel used: 31.7 gallons

Jul
12
1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati

1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati

It is a general expectation that when two separate companies cooperate to develop a product, said product would represent the best that each partner has to offer.

Jul
11
1973 Ford Gran Torino Sport

1973 Ford Gran Torino Sport

Note: This article is reprinted from the October 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile

By Jack Stewart

Ramona and Mike Wilson knew that their 1973 Ford Gran Torino Sport fastback coupe was special when they bought it new. The Madison, North Carolina, couple liked it so much that they still have it 44 years later.

Jul
10
1977 Chrysler 318

The Chrysler corporate 318-cubic-inch engine was the smallest V8 available in the 1977 Plymouth Fury.

Car-guy discussions regarding automotive downsizing usually center on styling. I have done my share of kvetching about how a few model lines that were “resized” in the late Seventies and early Eighties came off looking like caricatures of the cars they replaced.

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