Archive for June, 2018

Jun
12
2019 Lexus ES

2019 Lexus ES 300h

Consumer Guide Automotive Since its U.S. debut for 1990, the Lexus ES has been positioned at the luxury end of the premium-midsize segment. Today its front-drive layout is in the class minority, and it’s the only member that isn’t offered in all-wheel-drive form.

Jun
11
2013 Volvo C30, Volvo C30 Review

2013 Volvo C30

With a huge budget, and a script based on the work of famed science-fiction novelist Frank Herbert, the motion picture Dune should have been the kind of movie sci-fi geeks go crazy for.

Jun
08
1984 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, 1984 Turbo Coupe

1984 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

Blame Audi, Saab, and Volvo if you like, but by the mid Eighties, turbocharging had a sophisticated European cachet to it, and a number of American carmakers were working to get in on the trend.

Jun
07
Test Drive: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 SEL

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 SEL in Rally Red Metallic

2015 Audi Q52018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 SEL AWC

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 536

Fuel used: 21.8 gallons

Jun
06
2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab in Magnetic (metallic dark gray)

Quick Spin

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab 4X4

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 166

Fuel used: 12.8 gallons

Jun
05
1963 Volkswagen Type 34 Karmann-Ghia

1963 Volkswagen Type 34 Karmann-Ghia

Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

In the late Nineties, Volkswagen tickled the automotive world’s fancy when it brought out the New Beetle that called to mind the iconic shape of the round little car that put VW on the map. However, there was a time many years earlier when people thought that a different “new” Beetle was coming.

Jun
04
What Does The Eco Button Do?

What Does The Eco Button Do?

Among the many strange and wonderful features many new vehicles now boast is a mysterious button marked “Eco.” In some cases the button may be labeled “Econ,” which is no less cryptic than Eco.

Jun
01
2018 Buick Regal TourX, White Frost

2018 Buick Regal TourX Essence in White Frost (a $995 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Buick Regal TourX Essence

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 473

Fuel used: 19.2 gallons