Archive for March, 2014

Mar
07
2014 Hyundai Azera

2014 Hyundai Azera Limited

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2014 Hyundai Azera Limited for a video test drive. What did they think of their fully loaded test vehicle? Watch and find out.

Mar
05
Chrysler Print Ad

This detail of a 1939 Chrysler ad could well have been part of the boat-ride scene from “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” though it likely wasn’t meant to be as unsettling.

I have long believed that a part of America’s innocence died when automakers began using photography in advertising instead of drawings.

Mar
04
Ugly SUVs

Dark colors help to hide Buick Rendezvous’s unseemly contour and cut lines, but not much.

For whatever reason, we at Consumer Guide spend a lot of time talking about ugly vehicles. Some might suggest it’s because we’re a surly group and drawn by nature to the negative side of things. I think it’s because we (car folk in general) largely agree on the best-looking vehicles. Seriously, how many car people do you know that don’t appreciate a BMW 507, a 1964 Buick Riviera, a 1963-1967 Corvette, or a Mercedes-Benz Gullwing? Nodding in group appreciation may help us bond, but it doesn’t do much to get the conversation rolling.

Mar
04

jaguar-geneva-concept, Teaser, XE

GENEVA — The following is excerpted from a press release issued today in conjunction with the Geneva Auto Show.

Mar
03
2015 Renegade

Jeep’s new Renegade is a full seven inches shorter than its Patriot sibling, but there’s no indication the subcompact SUV will cost less than the $15,999 base price of the compact one. It will, however, likely boast stronger EPA figures. Renegade is due to go on sale late this year.

GENEVA — You’ve undoubtedly already assessed the photo above, and perhaps “cute” isn’t the first word that popped to mind. But the new Renegade, due in showrooms late this year, certainly fits the Cute Ute category.

Mar
03
Only 100 of the New Mopar ’14 Challenger model serialized coup

The “shaker” hood scoop on the 2014 Mopar Challenger is good for extra power, but no one is saying exactly how much. The car serves as a showcase for Mopar-sourced performance and trim accessories.

CHICAGO — Consumer Guide® sat down with Pietro Gorlier, president and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s parts and service arm, at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show to talk about the operation’s products and prospects.