Archive for 2020

Mar
27
2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring in Polished Metal Metallic

2015 Audi Q52020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 745

Fuel used: 23.4 gallons

Mar
27
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Shirley Shahan

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.

Mar
27
Karmann SUC Concept

Karmann SUC Concept

Forgotten Concepts This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Mar
26
2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro in Army Green

Quick Spin2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Class: Compact Pickup

Miles driven: 503

Fuel used: 27.4 gallons

Mar
25
1987 Buick Ad

1987 Buick LeSabre

Question: Is a Buick LeSabre a luxury car? What about a LeSabre Coupe, which seems a little more indulgent than the sedan? For this collection of luxury vehicle ads, we’ve dipped a little low on the price scale by including Mercurys and Oldsmobiles, as well as the aforementioned Buick. Even if they’re not true luxury rides, it’s easy enough to argue that these particular cars are at least a cut above the mainstream fray.

Mar
25
2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Nissan Armada Reserve in Pearl White (a $395 option)

2020 Nissan Armada Platinum 4WDQuick Spin

Class: Large SUV

Miles driven: 218

Fuel used: 17.5 gallons

Mar
24
2020 Toyota Prius Limited

2020 Toyota Prius Limited in Sea Glass Pearl

2015 Audi Q52020 Toyota Prius Limited

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 1195

Fuel used: 26.4 gallons

Mar
23
Woodfliend Mall, COVID-19, Scenes from the Pandemic

Once the largest mall in America, Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL, is still among the nation’s biggest shopping destinations, and is typically quite crowded most Sunday afternoons–but this was no normal Sunday. Instead, this picture was taken on the first full day of Illinois’ “shelter-in-place” order. The landscape was similarly desolate all around the mall, save for the occasional restaurant manager carting perishables into rented vans.

My daughter and I have a history of hitting the road following extreme weather situations and taking in the wrath of Mother Nature. Floods, violent storms, and blizzards often leave impressive evidence of their fury, and a drive through the aftermath can help put the event’s impact in perspective.

Mar
23
2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Elantra Limited in Fluid Metal (dark silver/gray metallic)

Quick Spin2020 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 602

Fuel used: 18.0 gallons

Mar
20
2012 Lexus LFA

2012 Lexus LFA

Lexus sold just over 1200 of its LC 500 and LC 500h grand-touring coupes in 2019. Relative to the popular Lexus RX crossover SUV, which racked up more than 110,000 sales, the LC may seem rare and exclusive. But all things are relative. If you think the LC is a rare sight—and it sort of is–then you’ve probably forgotten about the Lexus LFA.