Archive for 2020

Mar
20
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
19
Ford Explorer ST Review

2020 Ford Explorer ST in Atlas Blue Metallic

2020 Ford Explorer ST2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 488

Fuel used: 15.8 gallons

Mar
18
2020 Toyota Camry TRD

2020 Toyota Camry TRD in Supersonic Red

2015 Audi Q52020 Toyota Camry TRD

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 488

Fuel used: 18.8 gallons

Mar
18
 2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Hyundai Elantra

Actually, this is more of a virtual First Look.

Today I was supposed to be in California driving the new Hybrid version of the redesigned-for-2020 Hyundai Sonata, but the trip (along with others) was cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns. But that didn’t prevent Hyundai from putting on its planned reveal of the redesigned 2021 Elantra … though it was performed without a studio audience.

Mar
17
1960 Jaguar, Cars in Motion

1960 Jaguar Mark II Sedan

One of the biggest recurring disappointments of my elementary-school days was thinking that I was going to class to see a movie, and finding out I was really going to be sitting through a crappy filmstrip presentation.

Mar
17
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 GT in Red Diamond paint (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 GT AWC

Class: Subcompact Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 448

Fuel used: 19.2 gallons

Mar
16
electric pickups

Electric pickups may well be “The Next Big Thing in Trucks.” Due in the next couple of years are Tesla’s electric Cybertruck (top left), revealed to great fanfare late last year, and the Rivian R1T (top right), already boasting connections with Amazon and Ford Motor Co. Other, lesser-known “newbies” include (bottom row, left to right) the Atlis XT, Nikola Badger, and Lordstown Endurance. Ford and GM are due to add their own electric pickups to the fray.

Trucks are big business – and becoming bigger all the time. We recently attended the inaugural National Truck Summit that preceded the Twin Cities Auto Show in Minneapolis to hear about truck trends and what’s in store for the future.

Mar
16
2020 Toyota Avalon TRD

2020 Toyota Avalon TRD in Supersonic Red

2015 Audi Q52020 Toyota Avalon TRD

Class: Large Car

Miles driven: 451

Fuel used: 20.4 gallons

Mar
13
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Teen Driver Safety

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
13
2020 BMW X3 M Review

2020 BMW X3 M Competition in Donington Grey Metallic

2015 Audi Q52020 BMW X3 M Competition

Class: Premium Compact SUV

Miles driven: 340

Fuel used: 21.6 gallons