Archive for July, 2018

Jul
11
2018 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6, Corris Grey, Diesel

2018 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6 in Corris Grey

2018 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6

2015 Audi Q5Class: Premium Large SUV

Miles driven: 307

Fuel used: 11.8 gallons

Jul
10
2018 Cadillac XTS V-Sport

2018 Cadillac XTS Platinum V-Sport in Stone Gray Metallic

2015 Audi Q52018 Cadillac XTS Platinum V-Sport AWD

Class: Premium Large Car

Miles driven: 354

Fuel used: 21.1 gallons

Jul
09
2001 GMC Sierra C3, What Was The GMC Sierra C3

2001 GMC Sierra C3

Even if you are only a casual follower of the new-vehicle marketplace, you are likely familiar with GMC’s popular Denali trim level. Denalis are the best-equipped, most luxuriously trimmed trucks in any given GMC vehicle model line. Denali has proven to be a profit center for GMC, with the customer take rate on the pricey trim level running as high as 50 percent on the Yukon/Yukon XL large SUVs.

Jul
07
2016-2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

Volkswagen Beetle Dune

Camaro ZL1by Don Sikora II

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2018 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Since news of “dieselgate” broke in September 2015, Volkswagen’s TDI diesel engines and the software that enabled emissions-test cheats have received tremendous attention. It’s probably an understatement that the resulting avalanche of bad press has overshadowed the company’s new-product news.

Jul
06
2018 Fiat 124 Classica, 2018 Fiat 124

2018 Fiat 124 Spider Classica in Chiaro Silver Metallic

Quick Spin

2018 Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 236

Fuel Used: 9.0 gallons

Jul
06
2011 Lancia Thema

2011 Lancia Thema

Chrysler’s rear-wheel-drive “LX” car platform has served the company well. Introduced in 2004 for the 2005 model year, the basic architecture was inherited from Mercedes-Benz during the DaimlerChrysler days.

Jul
05
2018 Genesis G8, Adriatic Blue

2018 Genesis G80 3.8 in Adriatic Blue

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2018 Genesis G80 3.8 AWD for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

Jul
05
Goodguys Heartland Gallery

Fairly ordinary then, far from ordinary now: a 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 two-door hardtop.

Every summer, the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association stages about 20 annual street rod and custom car events at fairgrounds and other large venues across the country. These are sprawling, weekend-long gatherings that include attractions such as swap meets, manufacturer midways, live music, autocross competitions, and plenty of on-premises cruising. They draw huge numbers of participant vehicles and spectators—the larger events regularly surpass 4000 registered show cars.

Jul
04
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2018 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Back in the December 2007 issue of Collectible Automobile® we considered the 1995-99 first-generation Oldsmobile Aurora as cheap wheels. Now let’s take a look at the second—and as it turned out, last—Aurora.

Jul
03
2018 Toyota Yaris SE 5-door Hatchback

2018 Toyota Yaris SE 4-door hatchback in Ruby Flare Pearl (a $395 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Toyota Yaris SE 4-door hatchback

Class: Subcompact Car

Miles driven: 667

Fuel used: 21.5 gallons