Posts from ‘Sporty/Performance Cars’
The Gas Guzzler Tax is a federal tax on certain vehicles with especially low Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated fuel-economy ratings.
Recent buyers seeking an affordable sports car have often been forced to make a heart-wrenching choice: the open-air rush of a roadster, or the closed-roof security of a coupe.
But not any more.
Class: Compact Car
Miles Driven: 622
Fuel Used: 27.0 gallons
By the mid-Seventies, Mercury wasn’t selling much beyond gussied up Fords. Wedged between Ford and Lincoln in FoMoCo’s family album, Mercurys were charged with drawing a customer type that was somewhat more affluent than Ford intenders, yet nowhere conservative enough to commit to a Lincoln.
2017 Honda Civic Coupe Touring CVT
Class: Compact Car
Miles Driven: 283
Fuel Used: 9.0 gallons
There are two maxims that apply to the short life of the Volkswagen Corrado–one born of hot-rod and drag-racing legend, the other I just made up.
Class: Premium Compact Crossover
Miles Driven: 384
Fuel Used: 19.4 gallons
Class: Premium Compact Car
Miles Driven: 201
Fuel Used: 12.1 gallons
At the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ aftermarket division took the wraps off the latest in a long line of special-edition Dodge Challengers. The 2017 Mopar ’17 Challenger commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Mopar brand. It’s a limited-run model that adds a special paint job and other unique trim features to a 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Challenger with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Dodge is unveiling a muscled-up version of its already muscular large SUV at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT takes the SRT sub-brand’s usual high-lux, high-performance tricks—an uber-powerful engine, performance suspension tuning, unique styling cues, and upscale interior trimmings—and applies them to the biggest SUV in Dodge’s model lineup.