Archive for September, 2016
Class: Compact Crossover
Miles Driven: 393
Fuel Used: 16.8 gallons
Driving mix: 65% city, 35% highway
General Motors’s Buick division issued a press release today announcing the creation of a new top-line luxury sub-brand: Avenir. Per Buick spokesperson Arianna Kughn, Avenir will function for Buick much like the Denali sub-brand does for the GMC truck and SUV lineup.
In 1974, the experimental German rock band Kraftwerk released the album “Autobahn,” a still-celebrated collection of electronica featuring a 23-minute cut of the title song.
Class: Sporty/Performance Car
Miles Driven: 200
Fuel Used:7.7 gallons
There’s something wonderfully countercultural about Checker, and a certain irreverence shows up in the company’s advertising. For the most part, Checker, which was established way back in 1922, sold its wares to fleet users, most famously those operating taxi services.
The 2017s have barely hit the streets, and already Chevrolet has introduced the redesigned 2018 Equinox, due to go on sale first quarter of next year.
Text and drawing by Frank Peiler
The American auto industry returned to building cars soon after the end of World War II, and the car-starved public was clamoring to trade in its worn-out old rides for almost anything new that had at least four wheels and was self-propelled.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 4Matic
Class: Premium Large SUV
Miles driven: 319
Fuel used: 22.0 gallons
Driving mix: 75% city, 25% highway
In Wall Street lingo, a dead-cat bounce is a jump in a given stock’s price seen just before it becomes worthless. Traders have gotten rich predicting exactly when foolish optimists will sink money into a hopeless cause.