Archive for October, 2019

Oct
16
2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Consumer Guide Automotive

Even in this new age of muscle cars, it’s still surprising that one of the quickest and fastest of them is a 4-door sedan. And that the 4-door sedan in question costs just $70,000.

But that’s the story behind the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Oct
15
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible

From its inaugural model year of 2001 through the 2006 model year, the Chrysler PT Cruiser enjoyed the distinction of being a Consumer Guide Best Buy. The spunky compact “vanlet” hit all the right buttons to earn our favor, counting among its virtues excellent space utilization, respectable fuel economy, and attractive pricing, as well as the undeniable appeal of its nostalgic design.

Oct
15
1948 Tucker, Collectible Automobile Tucker Article

This Collectible Automobile article won the 2019 Carl Benz Award from the Society of Automotive Historians,

The story of a car that barely was that appeared in Collectible Automobile® magazine has won a second award. “Toward the Tucker: Creating Preston Tucker’s Bid for Glory” is the 2019 winner of the Carl Benz Award presented by the Society of Automotive Historians (SAH).

Oct
14
2020 Lincoln Aviator

2020 Lincoln Aviator Reserve

Consumer Guide Automotive

Seems that Lincoln – once synonymous with luxury cars – is putting lots more focus on its luxury crossovers.

Lincoln has been completely redesigning its slate of SUVs of late, starting with the all-new full-size Navigator for 2018, followed by an update of the midsize MKX that was renamed Nautilus for 2019. Next came the midsize, 3-row Aviator – the subject of this report – which just went on sale as a 2020 model, soon to be joined by the new 2020 Corsair (based on the redesigned 2020 Ford Escape), which is the replacement for the compact MKC.

Got all that?

Oct
11
2019 Lexus LC 500

2019 Lexus LC 500 in “Infrared” metallic red paint (a $595 option)

Quick Spin

2019 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

Class: Premium Sporty Performance Car

Miles driven: 699

Fuel used: 35.3 gallons

Oct
10
Football Auto Ads

1962 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass

Americans have now enjoyed the services of the automobile for well over a century. It’s hard to imagine another development that did so much to shape the country as we now know it. But at just over 100 years of service, the car has nothing on football.

Oct
09
2019 BMW M850i Convertible

2019 BMW M850i Convertible in Dravit Grey Metallic (a $1950 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 BMW 850i xDrive Convertible

Class: Premium Sporty Performance Car

Miles driven: 266

Fuel used: 17.1 gallons

Oct
08
2019 Honda Civic Touring

2019 Honda Civic Touring in Rallye Red

2015 Audi Q52019 Honda Civic 1.5T 4D Touring

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 463

Fuel used: 16.7 gallons

Oct
08
Cool Color: Nissan Midnight Pine

2020 Nissan Pathfinder in Midnight Pine Metallic

I’m kind of a sucker for car colors that demonstrate some level of translucence. I also really like dark greens. So you can see how Nissan’s new Midnight Pine Metallic would appeal to me.

Oct
07
2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package, Hot 2020 Vehicles

2020 Ford Mustang with the EcoBoost High Performance Package at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois.

Like many auto journalists, the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive attend manufacturer-hosted press events to get our first look at the newest vehicles hitting the market—that’s how we produce most of our First Spin test-drive reviews. However, we also attend “smorgasbord-style” press events that allow us brief access to a broad variety of new vehicles from a host of manufacturers, for quick-take impressions and helpful back-to-back comparison drives.