Archive for August, 2015

1991 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Touring Sedan

1991 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Touring Sedan

Here’s a tip for you aspiring auto scribes out there: If you want to see a lot of reader feedback, create a best-looking list.

There’s almost nothing more subjective or arbitrary than an evaluation of something’s aesthetic qualities, and almost nothing more irresistible to readers. With that in mind, I present the 10 best-looking sedans of 1991.

2020 Ford Bronco

The 2020 Ford Bronco would be based on the Australian-designed Ford Everest seen here. Bronco would be built in Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant alongside the coming Ford Ranger.

Future CarEnmeshed in the news that Ford is moving to reenter the small/midsize-pickup segment in the U.S. with an updated version of the Ranger is word that an off-road-ready SUV built on the same architecture would likely follow.

2015 Ranger Rover HSE

Consumer Guide’s test 2015 Land Rover Range Rover arrived in HSE trim. Including the destination charge, our well-equipped test truck came to $96,386.

Consumer Guide 2015 Land Rover Range Rover HSE

Class: Premium Large Crossover

Dates tested: 8/03/2015 – 8/10/2015

Miles Driven: 424

Fuel Used: 23.2

2015 Thai-market Ford Rangler Wildtrak

2015 Thai-market Ford Rangler Wildtrak

Future CarWith the average transaction price of an F-150 now hovering around $45,000, Ford again sees space below its big pickups for a smaller, more affordable market entry.

Likely to be called Ranger, the new midsize pickup would provide Ford dealers with a lower-cost alternative to the best-selling F-150 that would compete directly with the redesigned Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

1981 AMC Eagle SX/4, Sporty Coupes of 1981

1981 AMC Eagle SX/4

You’ve heard the line, “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” You may not know that that much-used quote originally dealt with temptation and comes from the New Testament Book of Matthew.

2015 Lexus 300h

Consumer Guide’s test 2015 Lexus ES 300h arrived with a number options. Including the destination charge, our test car came to $46,995.

2015 Lexus ES 300h   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 225

Fuel Used: 5.2 gallons

Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway

GMC Canyon With Wi-Fi hot spot

Tom’s family made good use of this 2015 GMC Canyon’s standard  OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi feature.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m pretty dull. You’d think that a guy who drives a different car every week would be at least a little interesting, but that’s apparently not the case, at least not to my family.

2015 BMW X6 M

BMW’s X6 may not be the most practical SUV out there, but in M form, it’s probably among the best-performing … and most expensive.

2015 BMW X6 M  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Dates tested: 7/6/2015 – 7/13/2015

Miles Driven: 416

Fuel Used: 26.3 gallons

Driving mix: 30% city, 70% highway

Chevrolet Bolt Concept, Chevrolet Bolt Backstory

The Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept was first seen at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

Future Carby Don Sikora II

Electric cars haven’t proven sales superstars thus far, but many still believe electrification will play an important role in the automobile’s future. At Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in January 2015, Chevrolet unveiled a concept version of its next entry in the all-electric sweepstakes: the Bolt EV Concept.

2016 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota redesigns its popular Tacoma compact pickup for 2016, giving it a fresh face and adding numerous new features — including a stronger and smoother V6 engine.

Scion iM

After a long dry spell, action in the compact-pickup segment has finally started to … well … pick up.