Archive for 2019

Dec
31
1958 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon

1958 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2004 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

By John Biel

The American station wagon has had many transformations over the years. It went from being seen as a commercial vehicle to being accepted as a passenger-car style. Wood body construction gave way to steel. And though four-door convenience made the most sense for such a vehicle, two-door wagons enjoyed a brief heyday that peaked in the mid Fifties. 

Dec
30
2019 Cadillac CT6-V

2019 Cadillac CT6-V

Camaro ZL1

by Don Sikora

Note: The following story was excerpted from the June 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Cadillac’s first high-performance “V” series offering was the 2004 CTS-V. The latest member of this tasty lineup of future collectibles is the full-size CT6-V sedan. It was announced in March 2018 at the New York Auto Show as the CT6 V-Sport, and the “Sport” suffix indicated it wasn’t considered a full-fledged V-series model. By September 2018, the company reconsidered and said the production car would be the 2019 CT6-V.

Dec
27
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Electric Car Myths Debunked

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Dec
27
2004 Dodge Intrepid SXT

2004 Dodge Intrepid SXT

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora II

Note: The following story was excerpted from the June 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

The 1993 Dodge Intrepid was one of Chrysler’s LH-platform front-wheel-drive large sedans that introduced trendsetting “cab-forward” styling and helped make the company one of the decade’s design leaders. A second-generation Intrepid wearing a more dramatic interpretation of the cab-forward look arrived for 1998, and a performance-flavored R/T version was added for 2000.

Dec
26
2019 GMC Canyon Denali 4WD Crew Cab

2019 GMC Canyon Denali 4WD Crew Cab in Smokey Quartz Metallic (a $495 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 GMC Canyon Denali 4WD Crew Cab

Class: Compact Pickup

Miles driven: 371

Fuel used: 17.2 gallons

Dec
24
2019 BMW 330i

2019 BMW 330i xDrive in Alpine White

2015 Audi Q52019 BMW 330i xDrive Sedan

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 308

Fuel used: 11.7 gallons

Dec
23

1980 Chevrolet Citation Review

I have never read Frank Herbert’s science fiction epic Dune, but by the time I became aware that the 800-page novel was being adapted for the silver screen, I was pretty well versed on the story.

Dec
22
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Bullitt Mustang Auction

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Dec
20
2019 Lexus ES 350

2019 Lexus ES 350 in Sunlit Green

Quick Spin

2019 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 424

Fuel used: 17.8 gallons

Dec
19
2019 Toyota RAV4 Adventure

2019 Toyota RAV4 Adventure in Lunar Rock with Ice Edge two-tone roof (the latter a $500 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Toyota RAV4 Adventure

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 552

Fuel used: 17.3 gallons