Archive for September, 2020

Sep
30
2020 Ford Edge ST

2020 Ford Edge ST in Rapid Red (a $395 option)

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2020 Ford Edge ST AWD

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 1314

Fuel used: 60.0 gallons

Sep
29
 Car Ads Featuring Brakes

1986 Chevrolet Corvette

In terms of general statistical sexiness, brake performance has long taken a backseat to acceleration. Horsepower numbers are fun, 0-60-mph and quarter-mile times are fun. But braking? Most car guys know that reaching 60 mph from a stop in less than 6 seconds is an impressive feat. How many folks, I wonder, know what a decent time would be for coming to a complete stop from 60 mph?

Sep
28
1974 Dodge Monaco Brougham

1974 Dodge Monaco Brougham

All things considered, 1974 was a pretty big year for Dodge’s large cars. In addition to a complete redesign, the Polara name was dropped from the lineup. Monaco, previously the top trim level, was now the base and midlevel moniker, while the new Monaco Brougham capped the lineup.

Sep
25
2020 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium

2020 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium in Silk Blue Metallic

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 339

Fuel used: 11.1 gallons

Sep
25
Nissan Proto Z

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Sep
24
1962 Oldsmobile F-85 Jetfire Hardtop Coupe

1962 Oldsmobile F-85 Jetfire Hardtop Coupe

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2017 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

General Motors was flexing its engineering muscles in the early Sixties, especially when it came to the corporation’s new Y-body small cars. The line of 112-inch-wheelbase premium compacts included the Pontiac Tempest with independent rear suspension and curved “rope drive” driveshaft. Meanwhile, the Buick Special and Oldsmobile F-85 bowed in 1961 with an aluminum V8, followed in ’62 by a 90-degree V6 initially exclusive to Buick. 

Sep
23
2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road in Lunar Rock/Ice Edge two-tone (a 500 option)

Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 809

Fuel used: 24.9 gallons

Sep
22
What is the Lexus LM? LM 300h

2020 Lexus LM

If you’re a fan of Lexus’s bold “spindle grille” front-end styling motif, we have good news for you. There’s an especially large example of that controversial façade that you may not be aware of. Manufactured in Japan and sold exclusively in select Asian markets, the Lexus LM may be the ultimate expression of the luxury minivan, as well as the bearer of the biggest-ever spindle grille.

Sep
21
First Spin: 2021 GMC Yukon

2021 GMC Yukon Denali

Consumer Guide AutomotiveOver the past 20 years or so, most SUVs have morphed from a body-on-frame, truck-based construction to become “crossover” SUVs that utilize car-like unibody construction. The upside of this shift in design is better on-road driving dynamics and better driver ergonomics. The downside is reduced towing capacity and diminished capabilities in serious off-roading.

Sep
18
2020 Ford Expedition MAX Platinum

2020 Ford Expedition MAX Platinum in Burgundy Velvet Metallic (a $395 option)

Quick Spin, Review, Consumer Guide

2020 Ford Expedition MAX Platinum 4×4

Class: Large SUV

Miles Driven: 141

Fuel Used: 8.4 gallons