Archive for January, 2015

Sergio Marchionne, Sergio Marchionne Quotes

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne

DETROIT – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne met with the press at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Presented here are highlights of that conversation.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

All new for 2015, the Discovery Sport will replace the LR2 in Land Rover showrooms.

Consumer GuideThis wasn’t your ordinary press preview.

First, the global launch of Land Rover’s new entry-level vehicle took place in Iceland… in January. And as one might expect of a country bordering the Arctic Circle in the middle of winter, it wasn’t exactly balmy there.

2015 Hellcat, Collectible Hellcat

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

By Don Sikora II

Collectible Automobile

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2015 edition of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Since the modern-day Dodge Challenger arrived for the 2008 model year, an SRT model with a naturally aspirated V-8 has stood atop the lineup. Even for the updated 2015 models, such an SRT 392 model continues with a 6.4-liter Hemi newly upgraded to 485 bhp. 

Nissan NV200 Taxi

Consumer Guide’s test Nissan NV200 arrived in Taxi guise with no additional options. Including destination, our test van came to $30,560.

2015 Audi Q52014 Nissan NV200 Taxi

Class: Minivan 

Miles Driven: 342

Fuel Used: 15.1

2015 Regal GS

Consumer Guide’s test 2015 Buick Regal GS arrived with AWD and host of optional equipment. Including destination, our test car came to $43,970.

2015 Audi Q52015 Buick Regal GS AWD

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Dates tested: 1/05/2015 – 1/12/2015

Miles Driven: 293

Fuel Used: 16.9

Nissan Pulsar NX

1988 Nissan Pulsar SportBak

Collectible Automobile Cheap Wheels By Don Sikora II

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2015 edition of  Collectible Automobile magazine.

The Nissan Pulsar NX arrived in America for 1983 as a wedge-shaped subcompact notchback coupe that proved surprisingly popular. However, it’s the quirkier second-generation 1987 NX that poses a more intriguing choice for the seeker of cheap wheels. 

2015 Mercedes-Benz ML400

Consumer Guide test Mercedes-Benz ML400 arrived laden with options. Including destination charge, our test ML listed for $79,310.

2015 Audi Q52015 Mercedes-Benz ML400 4MATIC

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Dates tested: 1/12/2015 – 1/19/2015

Miles Driven: 157

Fuel Used: 9.1

2015 Toyota RAV4

Consumer Guide’s test Toyota RAV4 arrived in midlevel XLE trim with front-wheel drive. Including destination charge, our RAV4 came to $26,935.

2015 Audi Q52015 Toyota RAV4 XLE FWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Dates tested: 1/05/2015 – 1/19/2015

Miles Driven: 1082

Fuel Used: 45.3 gallons

Infiniti Q60 Concept

Infiniti Q60 Concept

It may well end up being toned down somewhat for production, but the Q60 concept coupe Infiniti unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show was a decided stunner.
1975 Oldsmobile 88, Cheapest Big Cars

1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Hardtop Sedan

For those unfamiliar, Ruth’s Chris is a chain of steak houses largely regarded as top notch when it comes to serving up prime cuts of beef. Predictably, a visit to Ruth’s is a pricey affair. The least expensive steak on the Ruth’s Chris menu is the 8-ounce petit fillet, which at most locations runs about $37.