Archive for March, 2021

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro in Lunar Rock

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax

Class: Large Pickup

Miles Driven: 351

Fuel Used: 27.4 gallons

Hyundai Santa Cruz

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Today Hyundai released teaser images of its long-anticipated entry into the pickup-truck market, though as it turns out, that entry is a genre-bending vehicle that doesn’t stick specifically to the standard pickup-truck layout. Hyundai says its new-for-2022 Santa Cruz “shatters both SUV and truck segments, creating an entirely new vehicle category.”

Audi SQ8

2020 Audi SQ8 Prestige in Daytona Gray (a $595 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive2020 Audi SQ8 Prestige

Class: Premium Large SUV

Miles driven: 778

Fuel used: 44.4 gallons

James Garner, Favorite Indy Pace Cars

James Garner

It’s called The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, and with as many as 300,000 people in attendance, it likely qualifies as one of the greatest events in professional sports. First run in 1911, the Indianapolis 500 is part of the “triple crown” of auto racing, which also includes the Monaco Gran Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid

2021 Ford F-150 XLT PowerBoost Hybrid in Velocity Blue

2015 Audi Q52021 Ford F-150 XLT 4×4 PowerBoost

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles Driven: 211.7

Fuel Used: 11.2 gallons

Microchip Shortage

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

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Saturn Sky Red Line

Saturn Sky Red Line

There wasn’t time to mourn them all. The General Motors bankruptcy that came—at least in part—as a result of the 2007-2009 Great Recession wiped out a slew of established car brands, and all of the models those brands retailed.

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD in Infrared metallic red

Quick Spin

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 265

Fuel used: 13.7 gallons

2022 Infiniti QX55

2022 Infiniti QX55 Sensory

Consumer Guide Automotive We’ll admit that when the first wave of fastback-roofed sport-utility vehicles started hitting the market, kicked off by the BMW X6 back in 2008, we didn’t really “get it.” Why would an automaker take a vehicle that’s primarily designed for utility—heck, the word is right in the name!—and deliberately turn it into something less practical?

1970 Buick GSX

1970 Buick GSX

Per Wikipedia, “Muscle car is a term for high-performance American coupes, usually but not limited to rear-wheel drive and fitted with a large displacement V8 engine. General Motors introduced the first proper muscle car in 1949. The term originated for 1960s and early 1970s special editions of mass-production cars which were designed for drag racing.