Dec
06
Barn Finds and Hidden Gems at the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

1970 Plymouth Sport Fury GT

If you’re a diehard fan of vintage American performance cars and race cars, it would behoove you to make it to Rosemont, Illinois the weekend before Thanksgiving. That’s when the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals takes over the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, filling the main show floor with a dizzying array of muscle cars, race cars, Corvettes, street machines, and auto-oriented collectibles and memorabilia.

Dec
05
2020 Lexus RX Review

2020 Lexus RX 450hL

Freshened for 2020, the Lexus RX premium midsize crossover is quietly one of the most successful, and most important, vehicles to have been introduced into the American marketplace in decades. In fact, I would argue, the RX enjoys a position of retail significance so compelling, its success is rivaled only by ketchup. Heinz Ketchup, to be exact. Allow me to explain…

Dec
04
2019 Mazda 3 AWD Sedan, 2019 Mazda 3 Sedan

2019 Mazda 3 Sedan in Soul Red Crystal Metallic (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Mazda 3 Sedan AWD w/Premium Package

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 292

Fuel used: 11.3 gallons

Dec
02

Consumer Guide Best Buys

New Frugal Fun Award Highlights Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2020 Best Buy List

 With Six Best Buy Models, Honda Is Most Awarded Brand

Dec
02
2019 Audi Q8

2019 Audi Q8 in Daytona Gray (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Audi Q8

Class: Premium Large SUV

Miles driven: 202

Fuel used: 11.0 gallons

Dec
01
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, 2020 Best Buys

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Nov
29
1953 Dodge B-4-B-116

1953 Dodge B-4-B-116

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2011 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

By Don Sikora II

Back in 1953, trucks were nearly always used for work. Dodge recognized this and attempted to tailor its truck offerings to every possible need.

Nov
27
2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited in Ruby Flare Pearl (a $395 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 1060

Fuel used: 26.3 gallons

Nov
26
Depression Era Car Ads

1938 Graham

Though American automobile industry was fully established–and thriving–by the time the 1920s rolled around, the auto business was still relatively young when the Great Depression settled upon the nation at the tail end of that free-wheeling decade. After an extended period of economic growth and prosperity, carmakers found themselves needing to retool their carefully crafted advertising to cope with the new realities of severe economic turmoil.

Nov
25
2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport

2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport in Red Horizon Tintcoat (a $1225 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 259

Fuel used: 10.8 gallons

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