Archive for August, 2018

Aug
23
Coolest Dashboards

1955 Packard

by Frank Peiler

In the early days of the automobile, dashboards were just that: wooden planks onto which gauges and switches were mounted.

By the early Thirties, wood dashboards were replaced by steel, and designers began to take an interest in the collection of dials and knobs located there.

Aug
22
2018 Hyundai Kona SEL, Kona Contrast Roof

2018 Hyundai Kona SEL in Pulse Red with Contrast Roof

2015 Audi Q52018 Hyundai Kona SEL FWD – Contrast Roof

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 603

Fuel used: 22.1 gallons

Aug
21
2018 Buick Enclave Avenir

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir in Dark Slate Metallic

Quick Spin

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir AWD

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 210

Fuel used: 12.0 gallons

Aug
21
Kia Stinger HiChroma Red, Steve and Johnnie Kia Stinger

2018 Kia Stinger GT in HiChroma Red

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2018 Kia Stinger GT for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

Aug
20
Boring Car Colors

You’re not imagining it–most new cars and trucks are black, silver, or white. We try to figure out why…

If you have spent any time reading responses to our posts on the Consumer Guide and Collectible Automobile Facebook pages, you may have taken notice of a frequent lament: “New-car colors are dull.”

Aug
17
2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country front

2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country in … high country.

Consumer Guide Automotive

Recent history has shown that one byproduct of war is technical advancement. And rarely has that held more true than in the current battle for pickup-truck supremacy.

Aug
16
1986 Merkur XR4Ti

1986 Merkur XR4Ti

Merkur, if you recall the brand, was in many ways a marketing complement to General Motors’s Geo experiment.

Aug
15
2021 GMC Granite

The GMC Granite Concept debuted at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show.

Future CarWord is out that GMC will be adding a new subcompact crossover to its lineup. The new small truck will be positioned below the brand’s compact Terrain crossover in size and price, becoming the smallest and most-affordable vehicle in the General Motors division’s product portfolio.

Aug
14
2019 Volkswagen Jetta R-Line

2019 Volkswagen Jetta R-Line in Habanero Orange (a $295 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Volkswagen Jetta R-Line

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 307

Fuel used: 10.8 gallons

Aug
13
1985 Pontiac Firefly

Most Americans have never heard of the Firefly, but Canadian consumers might well have considered purchasing one of these subcompact Pontiacs. A 1987 “Base” is shown.

Pontiac of Canada was well known for selling gently tweaked variations of Chevy products for exclusive distribution north of the border. The 1976-1987 Pontiac Acadian for example, was actually a retrimmed Chevrolet Chevette.