Archive for August, 2016
Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2016 Kia Optima SX-L for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.
Plymouth became a stand-alone brand in 1929. For a year prior, said vehicles were branded Chrysler-Plymouth and sold as more affordable alternatives to the pricer Chrysler cars they were sold alongside.
Miles Driven: 895
Fuel Used: 44.6 gallons
Presented here is an unedited press release received by Consumer Guide today.
Cadillac Unveils Escala Concept, Previewing Future Design Direction
2016 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD
Class: Midsize Crossover
Miles Driven: 365
Fuel Used: 20.6 gallons
New cars cost a lot. The statement is based on more than anecdotal evidence. Based on the current rate of inflation, the average transaction price of a new vehicle will pass the $35,000 mark some time late this year or in early 2017—and for most folks, that’s a lot of bread.
According to the U.S. Government, the average household income (HHI) in America is about $53,000. It only takes a little calculator time to determine that the average new car costs 73 percent of the average family’s pre-tax income.
Big pickups have long accounted for big sales numbers, but little of that volume can be credited to Nissan.
Based on the company’s early and substantial success with compact pickups, it probably only seemed logical that a bigger one would fare the same. So it was that for 2004 Nissan brought out the full-size Titan, which was built at a new factory in Canton, Mississippi. You know, right here in the good ol’ U.S of A.
Class: Sporty/Performance Car
Miles Driven: 339
Fuel Used: 18.6 gallons
By now you’ve heard the story. In a nutshell, Volkswagen has been found guilty of selling diesel-powered vehicles in the United States—and many other markets—which are not fully emissions-standard compliant.