Archive for June, 2016

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Premier

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Premier

Test Drive: 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Premier   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 417

Fuel Used: 14.8 gallons


BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S, Testing Tires

The average American driver doesn’t spend much time thinking about their vehicle’s tires. At best, conscientious owners make sure their tires are properly inflated to the manufacturer-recommended air pressure, check that they’ve got sufficient tread depth with a “penny test,” and replace their tires before they’re completely worn out.

Volkswagen Facebook rank

There is no direct correlation between vehicle sales and Facebook “likes,” as the chart below demonstrates.

A year or so ago, when queried about the controversial “spindle” grille treatment that was proliferating through the Lexus model lineup, a Lexus representative responded simply, “We’re just glad to be a part of the conversation.”

2016 GMC Sierra Denali

Denali represents the top rung of the GMC Sierra truck ladder, its station announced by a ritzy, chrome-laden grille and fancy trim. The 4WD version tested came to $63,285 with destination charge.

2015 Audi Q52016 GMC Sierra Denali Crew Cab 4WD

Class: Large Pickup Trucks

Miles Driven: 469

Fuel Used: 25.8 gallons

1969 Corvette Convertible

1969 Chevrolet Corvette

About ten years ago, the United States FDA raised its recommended daily adult dosage of vitamin D to 1000 International Units (IU). Seems that Americans are just a little too good about avoiding the sun—nature’s best source of vitamin D. Apparently we’ve taken to heart the warnings about the dangers of excessive exposure to the sun—so now we take our vitamin D orally.

2016 Jaguar XF R Sport, white

2016 Jaguar XF R Sport

2016 Jaguar XF R Sport RWD  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 321

Fuel Used: 16.3 gallons

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4×4 Double Cab

Class: Compact Pickup Truck

Miles Driven: 595

Fuel Used: 30.6 gallons

1942, Willys

After serving the country admirably in World War II, the Jeep’s history as a production vehicle has been somewhat rocky.

by Jack Stewart

Jeep is the Hope Diamond of the auto industry. Don’t get me wrong—I have nothing against Jeeps. They have always had great off-road prowess, and the original Jeep helped win World War II. But ownership of the Jeep brand has proved fatal (or at least bad luck) for all its corporate parents. Jeep has often found itself the profitable division of a failing company. Corporate acquisition of Jeep is like hiring Typhoid Mary to cook for your family—it won’t end well.

2016 Toyota RAV4 SE video

2016 Toyota RAV4 SE

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

Test Drive

2016 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 299

Fuel Used: 10.9 gallons