Archive for 2019

Dec
18
2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio in Rosso (Red) Competizione Tri-Coat paint (a $2200 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 267

Fuel used: 16.9 gallons

Dec
17
Chevrolet Silverado 4-Cylinder

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4WD LT in “Red Hot” red

Quick Spin

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4WD LT Double Cab

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 703

Fuel used: 37.0 gallons

Dec
16
Classic Turbo Ads

1981 Fiat Spider Turbo

It’s a fairly simple concept: You force more air into an engine to improve volumetric efficiency and thus increase horsepower. Turbocharging is so common these days that cars are very rarely named or badged as turbos. Every single 2020 Ford Escape, for example, is turbocharged.

Dec
16
2020 Nissan Sentra, 2020 Sentra, Monarch Orange

2020 Nissan Sentra

Consumer Guide Automotive

When the redesigned – and decidedly upmarket – Nissan Versa was introduced earlier this year, one of the biggest questions surrounding it was, “Will this spell the end of the Sentra?”

It didn’t take Nissan long to answer.

Dec
14
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Heartbeat of America

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
13
2020 Mazda CX-30

2020 Mazda CX-30

Consumer Guide Automotive

This is a vehicle Goldilocks may have influenced.

While the burgeoning popularity of crossovers has caused some hair-splitting additions to model lineups of late, the new Mazda CX-30 fills a surprisingly large gap between the company’s CX-3 subcompact and CX-5 compact. And it fills that gap nearly dead-center, as its 173-inch length falls almost midway between the 168- and 179-inch spans, respectively, of its stablemates.

It also fills a gap in price.

Dec
12
1956 Oldsmobile Super 88, Green, 2-Tone

1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Hardtop Sedan

Note: The following story was excerpted from the December 2011 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

By Don Sikora II

It’s hard to believe that the car on these pages is original from the tires up. This 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday four-door hardtop was purchased by an elderly lady in Kentucky and used by her housekeeper for shopping. A nephew inherited the car, but didn’t drive it—although he did start the engine occasionally. The nephew sold the Olds to a collector of original cars who later sold it to current owner Jimmy Blackburn of Texarkana, Texas.

Dec
11
 2019 BMW Z4

2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i in Misano Blue Metallic (a $550 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 393

Fuel used: 16.1 gallons

Dec
10
2021 Chevrolet Suburban

2021 Chevrolet Suburban LT

Chevrolet has just taken the wraps off all-new versions of its “large and larger” full-size SUVs. The Chevrolet Tahoe and its longer-wheelbase, longer-overall-length sibling, the Suburban, have both been redesigned from the ground up for the 2021 model year. Both gain fresh styling, a revamped chassis, new powertrain choices, and a host of newly available technology features.

Dec
10
2019 GMC Sierra AT4

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Crew Cab in Red Quartz Tintcoat (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Crew Cab

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 347

Fuel used: 19.8 gallons