Archive for February, 2021

Feb
26
Grumman LLV

Grumman LLV

If you’re looking for a solid example of truth in advertising, look no further than the Grumman LLV, the United States Postal Service’s primary last-mile delivery vehicle for the past three decades.

Feb
26
J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability

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.

Feb
25
2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat in Destroyer Gray

Consumer Guide Automotive2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

Class: Large SUV

Miles driven: 151

Fuel used: 14.5 gallons

Feb
24
2021 Buick Envision Essence

2021 Buick Envision Essence

Consumer Guide Automotive

Well, believe it or not, we’re already almost at the end of Buick’s first full model year as an SUV-only brand. The LaCrosse large sedan and Cascada convertible both said sayonara after the 2019 model year, and Buick’s last traditional passenger-car holdouts—the midsize Regal Sportback hatchback sedan and Regal TourX wagon—were dropped after the 2020 model year.

Feb
23
2004 Scion xB

2004 Scion xB

As an upstart automotive brand aimed squarely at young buyers, Scion was full of promise. Toyota launched the Scion nameplate in 2003, in an attempt to engage automobile customers earlier in life and bring a little spark into the somewhat stodgy environs of the typical American Toyota dealership. The first Scion vehicles started showing up in select California Toyota dealerships in summer 2003, and the brand expanded nationwide in early 2004.

Feb
22
2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle, Velvet Red

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle in Velvet Red Pearl-Coat

Consumer Guide Automotive

Class: Minivan

Miles Driven: 267

Fuel Used: 12.2 gallons

Feb
19
Test Drive: 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum

2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum in Ruby Flare Pearl (a $495 option)

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 281

Fuel used: 7.3 gallons

Feb
19
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

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.

Feb
18
1971 Toyota Celica ST Hardtop Coupe

1971 Toyota Celica ST Hardtop Coupe

Note: The following story was excerpted from the December 2015 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

In 1971, Toyota introduced its Celica sport coupe, a car that many automotive magazines compared to the original Ford Mustang. By 1971, Mustang had grown eight inches longer and 600 pounds heavier than the ’65 original. (Ford President Lee Iacocca realized this was too big for a “ponycar” and had a much smaller Mustang in the pipeline.) Meanwhile, import coupes such as the Celica, Opel Manta, and Mercury Capri catered to those who wanted a sporty car that was smaller than the early Seventies ponycars. 

Feb
17
2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited in Horizon Blue Pearl

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 184

Fuel used: 6.2 gallons