Archive for 2020

Wood Sided Wagons

1973 Ford Pinto

Most automotive styling affectations were born of functional vehicle features. Real wire wheels, for example, lead to the faux-wire hubcaps that were so common in the Eighties, especially on Buicks and Oldsmobiles. Likewise, the vinyl and landau roof craze of the Seventies and Eighties was born of the landaulet and carriage-roof vehicles from decades earlier.

2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury

2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury in Satin Steel Metallic (a $625 option)

2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury AWD

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 227

Fuel used: 12.6 gallons

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T in Machine Gray

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T AWD

Class: Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 575

Fuel used: 26.8 gallons

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1949 Mexican-market Studebaker chassis-cab truck

Have you ever attended a party at a good friend’s house only to be stunned by all the people in attendance that you don’t know?

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Nissan Switch

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2020 Volvo S60 T8

2020 Volvo S60 T8 Inscription in Crystal White Metallic (a $645 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Volvo S60 T8 Inscription

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 447

Fuel used: 11.7 gallons

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid

2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid AWD in Agate Black

2015 Audi Q52020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 240

Fuel used: 5.4 gallons

Shifter of a 2020 Ford Mustang.

2020 Ford Mustang manual-transmission shifter

I don’t know why this surprised me, but my daughter has no idea what UHF TV channels are … or more correctly were.

I just turned 55, and well recall the TV channels of my youth. I grew up in Chicago, and available to us in the Seventies and Eighties were CBS (channel 2), NBC (channel 5), ABC (Channel 7), popular local WGN (channel 9), and our area public-television affiliate WTTW (channel 11).

2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium, 2020 Toyota Supra

2020 Toyota Supra 3.0 Premium in Renaissance Red

2015 Audi Q52020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium

Class: Premium Sporty/Perfomance Cars

Miles driven: 360

Fuel used: 13.0 gallons

2020 Infiniti QX80 Limited

2020 Infiniti QX80 Limited in Coulis Red (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Infiniti QX80 Limited

Class: Premium Large SUV

Miles driven: 366

Fuel used: 26.6 gallons