Archive for October, 2013
The evolution of Ram’s 2500- and 3500-series heavy-duty pickups continues with a new engine option and substantial suspension changes for 2014. Additional towing might with a gas engine and an improved ride in the 2500 are the results.
Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2014 Mazda CX-5 for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.
The mention of a diesel-powered full-size pickup truck might not make you look up from whatever it is you’re doing. After all, haven’t there been diesel pickups like forever?
Not at the light-duty end of the spectrum, where Ram is planting its flag with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 available in a number of its 2014 half-ton 1500-series models. This first-of-its-kind engine application is intended to provide stout towing capability while delivering projected fuel savings.
By now you probably know the drill; We give you an abstract portion of a brochure cover, and you have to guess the vehicle featured. For this quiz we’re featuring the cars of the Seventies. As with our Eighties brochure quiz, all the vehicles in question were available for sale in the U.S. We can also tell you that none of the cars here are especially rare, obscure, or of a kit-car nature. Nutshell: you’re familiar with them.
The current editorial team here at Consumer Guide couldn’t think more highly of the Porsche 911, but was our appreciation for this German icon always so robust? To help celebrate this rear-engine sports car’s 50th anniversary, let’s jump back 40 years and see how the team felt back then.
Think you’re ready for a challenge? This one is pretty straightforward, though perhaps not all that easy. Above and below please find five image abstracts extracted from random Eighties auto brochures. Can you identify these Reagan-era rides?
The only promise we make is this: The vehicles in question were available for sale in the United States. Best of luck! Oh, and the answers can be found below.
2014 Mazda 3 i 5-Door Grand Touring
Miles Driven: 434
Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway