Archive for July, 2018

Jul
20
What is the Destination Charge?

Why are you paying to have your new car or truck delivered to the dealership? Read on:

There was a wonderful Wild West quality to the early days of the American auto industry. Though we largely associate Detroit, Michigan, with the manufacturing of cars and trucks, pioneering car companies had sprouted up all over the country by the early Twenties.

Jul
19
2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Elite in Billet Silver

2015 Audi Q52019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Elite 4X4

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 120

Fuel used: 6.4 gallons

Jul
18
2018 Lexus LC 500h

2018 Lexus LC 500h in Nightfall Mica

2015 Audi Q52018 Lexus LC 500h

Class: Premium Sporty Performance

Miles driven: 391

Fuel used: 14.9 gallons

Jul
18
Karma Revero, What is the Karma Revero

2018 Karma Revero

Here’s a fun thing to do: Visit the EPA’s public website, fueleconomy.gov, and do a search by manufacturer. The drop-down menu lists every automobile brand you might expect, plus a couple you might not.

Jul
17
2018 GMC Terrain Denali

2018 GMC Terrain Denali in Graphite Gray Metallic

2015 Audi Q52018 GMC Terrain Denali AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 840

Fuel used: 32.6 gallons

Jul
16

Kids Show Cars

The wonderful thing about bad movies, especially bad action/adventure movies, is that they are often redeemed (at least partially) by something utterly absurd.

Jul
13
2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack in Great Falls Green Metallic

2015 Audi Q52018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SEL

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 289

Fuel used: 11.3 gallons

Jul
13
Car-Care Quiz From 1959

What kind of car owner would you have been in 1959? Take this handy quiz and find out.

Sometime in 1959 or 1960, Allstate produced and shipped to policy holders a delightful booklet of helpful car-care hints. The digest-sized, 96-page publication, titled Money-Saving Facts for Car Owners, is packed with useful information, including a chapter on the wisdom of using premium gas, and another that deals with checking your fan belt.

Jul
12
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara in Black Clear Coat

2015 Audi Q52018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 700

Fuel used: 35.7 gallons

Jul
11
How Rebates Work

Instead of offering rebates, why don’t carmakers just lower the price of the car? Read on:

Automobile manufacturers rarely adjust vehicle prices during the course of a model year. Apart from the occasional–and usually small–midyear price increase, most cars and trucks remain the same price for a full 12 months.