Jun
24
Shopping During the Chip Shortage

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.

Jun
23

Center console of the CELESTIQ show car., Cadillac Celestiq

First glimpsed in concept-car form at the CES trade show in January of 2021, the Cadillac Celestiq promises to be the brand’s most luxurious, most technologically advanced, and most expensive model ever.

Jun
22
2022 Genesis G80 3.5T Sport Prestige

2022 Genesis G80 3.5T Sport Prestige in “Siberian Ice” paint

2022 Genesis G80 3.5T Sport Prestige

Class: Premium Large Car

Miles driven: 335

Fuel used: 19.5 gallons

Jun
21
1981 Ford Granada, Coupes of 1981

1981 Ford Granada

My dad was a coupe man, though I cannot say he owned coupes on purpose. He was a bargain hunter, and a car’s door count was less important than its price. Nonetheless, my sister, mother and I never complained about having to squeeze into the back seat. For the most part, my dad’s Chevrolet Nova 2-door, and multiple Oldsmobile Cutlass and Pontiac Ventura coupes, offered sufficient rear-seat space, provided you didn’t mind negotiating the path past the folded front seat—and for the most part, we didn’t mind.

Jun
20
2022 Subaru WRX Premium

2022 Subaru WRX Premium in Solar Orange Pearl

Consumer Guide Automotive 2022 Subaru WRX Premium

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 257

Fuel used: 12.0 gallons

Jun
17
Cadillac Escalade V

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.

Jun
16
2022 Lexus NX 350 Luxury

2022 Lexus NX 350 Luxury

2022 Lexus NX 350 Luxury

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 513

Fuel used: 23.0 gallons

Jun
15
1947 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Convertible

1947 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Convertible

Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2019 issue of  Collectible Automobile magazine

The French automaker Delahaye had a long and varied history before the introduction of its most famous model, the 135. The firm was founded in 1895 and produced cars known for quality and dependability, although Delahaye wasn’t really a serious contender in the luxury market until the 135 debuted in late 1935. 

Jun
14
2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid, 2022 MAMA Spring Rally

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

At Consumer Guide Automotive, our editors attend manufacturer-hosted press events around the country to get our first-drive opportunities of soon-to-arrive new vehicles—that’s how we produce most of our First Spin test-drive reviews. However, we also participate in regional press events hosted by the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) for additional new-vehicle drive opportunities. One of the best of these events is the annual MAMA Spring Rally, a journalist-only event held at the excellent Road America race track in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Jun
13
1961 DeSoto Hardtop Coupe

1961 DeSoto Hardtop Coupe

Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2019 issue of  Collectible Automobile magazine

The writing was on the wall for DeSoto in the late Fifties. In 1958, DeSoto production plummeted from 117,514 to 49,445. It was a bad year for almost every make, but DeSoto fell harder than most. Later that year, DeSoto lost its dedicated factories as production moved to Chrysler’s Jefferson Avenue plant. In late 1959, the DeSoto Division was folded into Plymouth. 

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