Sep
25
2020 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium

2020 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium in Silk Blue Metallic

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2020 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 339

Fuel used: 11.1 gallons

Sep
25
Nissan Proto Z

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.

Sep
24
1962 Oldsmobile F-85 Jetfire Hardtop Coupe

1962 Oldsmobile F-85 Jetfire Hardtop Coupe

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2017 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

General Motors was flexing its engineering muscles in the early Sixties, especially when it came to the corporation’s new Y-body small cars. The line of 112-inch-wheelbase premium compacts included the Pontiac Tempest with independent rear suspension and curved “rope drive” driveshaft. Meanwhile, the Buick Special and Oldsmobile F-85 bowed in 1961 with an aluminum V8, followed in ’62 by a 90-degree V6 initially exclusive to Buick. 

Sep
23
2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road in Lunar Rock/Ice Edge two-tone (a 500 option)

Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 809

Fuel used: 24.9 gallons

Sep
22
What is the Lexus LM? LM 300h

2020 Lexus LM

If you’re a fan of Lexus’s bold “spindle grille” front-end styling motif, we have good news for you. There’s an especially large example of that controversial façade that you may not be aware of. Manufactured in Japan and sold exclusively in select Asian markets, the Lexus LM may be the ultimate expression of the luxury minivan, as well as the bearer of the biggest-ever spindle grille.

Sep
21
First Spin: 2021 GMC Yukon

2021 GMC Yukon Denali

Over the past 20 years or so, most SUVs have morphed from a body-on-frame, truck-based construction to become “crossover” SUVs that utilize car-like unibody construction. The upside of this shift in design is better on-road driving dynamics and better driver ergonomics. The downside is reduced towing capacity and diminished capabilities in serious off-roading.

Sep
18
2020 Ford Expedition MAX Platinum

2020 Ford Expedition MAX Platinum in Burgundy Velvet Metallic (a $395 option)

Quick Spin, Review, Consumer Guide

2020 Ford Expedition MAX Platinum 4×4

Class: Large SUV

Miles Driven: 141

Fuel Used: 8.4 gallons

Sep
18
Nissan Proto Z

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.

Sep
17
Alfa Romeo 1900C

1953 Alfa Romeo 1900C Ghia Coupe

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

When Alfa Romeo wanted to make a splash at the 35th Turin Automobile Show, it asked six coachbuilders to build a custom body on the Alfa 1900 chassis. They were Bertone, Castagna, Boneschi, Pinin Farina, Vignale, and Turin’s own Ghia.

Sep
16
Ram 2500 Cummins

2020 Ram 2500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 in Flame Red

Consumer Guide Automotive

2020 Ram 2500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 169

Fuel used: 11.1 gallons

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