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Jan
11

Best Selling Vehicles of 2017

By now you’ve heard plenty about the eventual death of the traditional automobile. Word on the street is that consumers are abandoning their coupes and sedans for crossovers at a startling pace. Further, margins on crossovers are significantly higher these days, meaning that makers are putting more incentive cash into car deals to help move them out the door.

Dec
05

2018 Best Buys

Six New Additions Highlight Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2018 Best Buy List

Chevrolet Bolt EV earns Best Buy in model’s inaugural season

Oct
12
2017 Honda CR-V

With just three months to go in the year, Honda CR-V is the fifth best-selling passenger vehicle of 2017 (excluding pickups).

Years from now, 2018 will be remembered as the year America abandoned the car. Not the automobile in general—we still buy a lot of vehicles—but the car specifically. Traditional sedans and coupes have become passé.

Oct
11
Collectible Automobile Magazine

The award-winning article appeared in the December 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile® magazine.

The year of Apollo 11, the “Amazin’” New York Mets, and Woodstock was also a pivotal year for U.S. automakers. A thorough retrospective of 1969 domestic cars published in Collectible Automobile® magazine, a companion to Consumer Guide® Automotive, has won an award from an international vehicle-history association.

Sep
29

New Volkswagen Warranty

Volkswagen announced today that most of its U.S.-market products will be covered by a standard 6-year/72,000-mile limited “bumper-to-bumper” warranty beginning with the 2018 model year. New Volkswagen Warranty.

Aug
29
2018 Volvo XC60 T8

2018 Volvo XC60 T8

Over the past couple of years, Volvo has released a surprising number of new or significantly revised models for such a small and focused automaker. The string started in 2016 with the redesigned XC90 midsize crossover, its technology and styling themes trickling down to the S90 sedan, XC60 compact crossover, V90 wagon, and “raised” V90 Cross Country wagon. At the start of the 2018 model year, some of those see new variants or powertrains, but the real news arrives later, with expected debuts of a smaller compact crossover named XC40 and a redesigned 60-Series midsize line. Also, all 2018 Volvos come with the Volvo On Call telematics system, which includes emergency notification, remote starting and lock/unlock capabilities, and the ability to find your car in a parking lot, with the free trial period being extended from 6 months to 4 years.

Aug
16

Marmon showroom at 2232 S. Michigan, Chicago’s Historic Motor Row

Chicago’s Michigan Avenue has long been one of the most important streets in the city. In addition to being a major north-south thoroughfare, Michigan Avenue is home to landmarks such as the John Hancock Center skyscraper, the Chicago Water Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Millennium Park, as well as the famous Magnificent Mile shopping district.

Jul
31
Collectible Automobile Magazine, Awards

Both Collectible Automobile Magazine and the Consumer Guide® Daily Drive Blog were honored this year by the judges of the International Automotive Media Award Competition.

Road tests and road trips netted a trio of Consumer Guide® Automotive Daily Drive bloggers gold medals when the 26th International Automotive Media Awards (IAMA) were announced on July 30, and one of the three picked up an additional “best in class” award.

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.

Jun
29
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

Presented here is an unedited press release issued by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles this week. 

New Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Completes Dodge’s Most Powerful Muscle Car Lineup Ever for 2018

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