Archive for July, 2021

Jul
30

Favorite Car Ads: 1949 Ford

In high school, a buddy of mine and I often traded notes between classes. These notes consisted of little more than the random wit and doodles of two really bored teenagers, but they were often pretty funny. One practice we engaged in was creating ad copy for fake products. This copy was always rich with absurd branded slogans and liberal use of the ™ tag.

Jul
30
Used Car Prices

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.

Jul
29
Chevrolet Nomad Concept

Chevrolet Nomad Concept

Forgotten Concepts, Forgotten Concepts

This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Jul
28

Motorola Car Radio

By Jim Flammang

Commercial radio stations were transmitting signals to the public in the early 1920s, amplified in 1924 by the broadcast of the final campaign speech by newly elected president Calvin Coolidge. Two years earlier, outgoing president Warren Harding had installed a radio in the White House.

Jul
27
2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost

2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost in Arctic White

Consumer Guide Automotive2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost

Class: Premium Large Car

Miles driven: 106

Fuel used: 7.7 gallons

Jul
26
Santa Fe Hybrid

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Limited in Cream White (a $350 option)

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Limited

Consumer Guide AutomotiveClass: Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 479

Fuel used: 13.9 gallons

Jul
23
F-150 Lightning Overview

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.

Jul
22
2021 Volkswagen Arteon SEL R-Line, King's Red Metallic,

2021 Volkswagen Arteon SEL R-Line in King’s Red Metallic (a $395 option)

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2021 Volkswagen Arteon SEL R-Line

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 375

Fuel used: 17.1 gallons

Jul
21
Electric Cars and AM Radio

The all-electric 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is not available with AM radio.

By Jim Flammang

At this point it’s fairly clear that electric vehicles are the future, but the road to get there is full of hurdles big and small. One of the smaller challenges, at least for a good number of traditional consumers, is this: Electric cars have a problem with AM radio. Why? Because the electric motors that power their drive wheels, propelling the vehicle, also tend to generate electromagnetic interference with AM broadcast reception.

Jul
20
Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392

2021 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 in Firecracker Red Clear-Coat (a $245 option)

Car Stuff Podcast 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392

Class: Compact Crossover/SUV

Miles driven: 211

Fuel used: 15.7 gallons