Archive for April, 2020

Apr
17
Ford's COVID-19 Efforts, 2020 Infiniti QX80

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.

Apr
17
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited FWD

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited in Lava Orange

2015 Audi Q52020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited FWD

Class: Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 430

Fuel used: 20.7 gallons

Apr
17
1948 GMC ACR 723 Tractor

1948 GMC ACR 723 Tractor

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2008 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

By Don Sikora

GMC spent much of the early Forties concentrating on military truck production for American and Allied efforts in World War II. By the time hostilities ended, the division had produced more than 580,000 6×6 trucks and amphibious “Ducks.”

Apr
16
2020 Hyundai Venue Denim, Hyundai Venue Best Buy

2020 Hyundai Venue

Consumer Guide announces its annual roster of Best Buy award winners in November or December every year. That time frame works well 95 percent of the time, since most all-new or redesigned vehicles for a given model year have been introduced by late September or October. That’s not always the case, however—this year, a latecomer to the 2020 class of new passenger vehicles has impressed us enough that we are making it a mid-year addition to our 2020 Best Buys roster.

Apr
15
2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve AWD, Burgandy Velvet

2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve in Burgundy Velvet Metallic (a $595 option)

2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve AWD2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 317

Fuel used: 15.1 gallons

Apr
14
Chevrolet Electrovette

Chevrolet Electrovette Concept (foreground) and Chevette Turbo Injection. Both vehicles were based on the production Chevrolet Chevette. The Turbo Injection featured a turbocharged and fuel-injected version of the Chevette’s stock 1.6-liter engine. It made 100 horsepower–37 more than the standard mill.

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.

Apr
13
2020 Ford Explorer Platinum

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum in Silver Spruce Metallic

2015 Audi Q52020 Ford Explorer Platinum 4WD

Class: Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 239

Fuel used: 13.7 gallons

Apr
10
2020 Volvo XC90 T8

2020 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription in Birch Light Metallic (a $645 option)

Quick Spin, 2020 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

2020 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 295

Fuel used: 9.9 gallons

Apr
10
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Hyundai Smart Park

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.

Apr
09
Car Recycling: What Happens to a Junked Vehicle

According to the website Recycle Nation, over 12 million vehicles are recycled in the U.S. every year.

What parts of your car are recycled when its useful life comes to a close? A good number, actually. Here are 10 things that may come from your discarded vehicle. Note: This is just a partial list of the ways in which a discarded vehicle may be salvaged.