Archive for August, 2020

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country

2020 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country in Birch Light Metallic (a $645 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 395

Fuel used: 16.4 gallons

2021 Toyota Venza

2021 Toyota Venza in Blizzard Pearl white paint

Venza2021 Toyota Venza XLE

Class: Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 141

Fuel used: 3.4 gallons

A Gallery of 1988 Sedan Ads

1988 Pontiac Bonneville SSE

By 1988, light-duty trucks—a category which includes pickups, minivans, and SUVs—accounted for roughly one third of new-vehicle sales. At the time, the popularity of trucks seemed scandalous to many in the automotive media, most whom wagged a stern figure at automakers, warning that a sudden surge in the price of gas would leave dealers with lots full of unsellable product.

2020 Subaru Outback Touring XT

2020 Subaru Outback Touring XT in Cinnamon Brown Pearl

Quick Spin

2020 Subaru Outback Touring XT

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 553

Fuel used: 22.1 gallons

Cadillac Super Cruise Subscriptions

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.

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, 2019 Mustang Bullitt

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of iconic movie “Bullitt” and its fan-favorite San Francisco car chase, Ford introduced the cool and powerful 2019 Mustang Bullitt.

Camaro ZL1

by Don Sikora

Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Arguably the most famous Mustang of all is the dark-green 1968 Mustang GT fastback that Steve McQueen’s character Lieutenant Frank Bullitt drove in the 1968 motion picture Bullitt. Ford celebrated that iconic car with special-edition Bullitt Mustangs in 2001 and again in 2008-09. For 2019, Ford has released a third Bullitt Mustang, and like the others, it’s our choice for a future collectible. 

2020 Nissan Frontier

2020 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab in Gun Metallic

2015 Audi Q52020 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab

Class: Compact Pickup

Miles driven: 170

Fuel used: 10.8 gallons

2020 Fiat 500X Sport AWD

2020 Fiat 500X Sport AWD in Grigio Moda (Graphite Gray Metallic)

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

2020 Fiat 500X Sport AWD

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 228

Fuel used: 10.2 gallons

1975 Mercury Grand Marquis

1975 Mercury Grand Marquis

If you were a computer nerd, 1975 was a big year for you. Featured on the cover of Popular Electronics magazine, the Altair 8800 made its commercial debut, heralded as the first “micro computer.”

Cool Things About The 2020 Nissan Versa

2020 Nissan Versa SR in Electric Blue Metallic

When Nissan redesigned its Versa subcompact sedan for 2020, the Japanese automaker truly transformed its most-affordable offering. Compared to the car it replaced, the all-new Versa is roomier, quieter, better finished, and better equipped with desirable safety equipment. The 2020 Versa is also arguably better looking than the previous-generation car.