Archive for March, 2015

2015 Infiniti Q70L

Consumer Guide’s test 2015 Infiniti Q70L 3.7 arrived equipped with three pricey option packages. Including destination charge, our test car came to $60,605.

2015 Infiniti Q70L 3.7  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 331

Fuel Used: 19.1

2016 Mazda 6

Consumer Guide’s test Mazda 6 i arrived in top-line Grand Touring trim. Including destination charge, our test car’s sticker price came to $33,395.

2016 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring 2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 893

Fuel Used: 27.5

Continental Concept

Lincoln resurrects a classic name for an all-new big car.

Presented here is an unedited press release from Ford Motor Company introducing the Lincoln Continental Concept in advance of the 2015 New York Auto Show.

NEW YORK, March 30, 2015 –Lincoln today introduces the Continental Concept, signaling an all-new full-size sedan coming next year and the future of quiet luxury.

Elegant, effortlessly powerful and serene, the Continental Concept blends meticulous craftsmanship and technologies designed to create better drivers and provide passengers with a more relaxing and entertaining environment inspired by first-class travel.

2015 Ford F-150, F-150 With EcoBoost 2.7

Although it’s not the first vehicle to have an aluminum body (Audi, Jaguar, and Land Rover have been building them for years), the redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 is the first pickup to have one. Companies that use magnetic sheets to advertise their businesses on their trucks are going to have to find a different way to adhere them, as they won’t stick to aluminum.

2015 Ford F-150 Lariat Crew Cab 4×42015 Audi Q5

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Dates tested: 3/16/2015 – 3/23/2015

Miles Driven: 484

Fuel Used: 28.0

1984 AMC Eagle

Do you remember how much this car cost?


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one 1984 U.S. dollar is worth $2.26 in 2015 money. Such is the impact of inflation on currency, and why we shouldn’t keep our money in the freezer wrapped in foil.

2015 Golf GTI

Consumer Guide’s test 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI arrived in base S trim with no additional options. Including destination charge, our test GTI came to $25,215.

2015 Audi Q52015 Volkswagen Golf GTI S

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 266

Fuel Used: 9.9 gallons

2015 Ford Edge front

Base prices of the redesigned 2015 Ford Edge are up only slightly, now starting at $28,995 including destination—and that’s for a fairly well-equipped vehicle. Pictured is the new luxury-oriented Titanium model, which starts at $36,495.

Consumer GuideSince its introduction for 2007, the Edge has been a sales leader in the midsize SUV class. While that’s good for Ford, it’s tough on those tasked with its 2015 redesign.

1984 Saab 900 Turbo

1984 Saab 900 

By 1984, the term “yuppie” was officially part of the American vernacular. Almost always applied in the pejorative, anyone dubbed a yuppie was expected to be self centered and profit motivated. Riding a wave of Wall Street growth, many of these young business successes were wont to flaunt their gains, often by dressing well, and driving well.

1959 Goggomobil Dart

The Goggomobil’s strange history includes a farm implement manufacturer in Germany and a factory in Punchbowl, Australia.

Note: This article is reprinted from the February 2015 issue of Collectible Automobile

By Jack Stewart

It was an unlikely chain of events: A farm-implement company in Dingolfing, Germany, making possible a sports car produced in Punchbowl, Australia. Yet, that’s the odd parentage of the Goggomobil Dart.

Lincoln MKC

Consumer Guide’s test Lincoln MKC came packed with options. Including the optional 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and destination charge, our test crossover came to $49,265.

2015 Audi Q52015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 AWD

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 385

Fuel Used: 19.8 gallons