Archive for 2021

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

Feb
16
1976 Oldsmobile Print Ad, Jim Beckwith, Coupes of 1976

1976 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Crown Landau

Much was made of the fact that, as of 2019, battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) outsold cars equipped with manual transmissions. And, if you’re of the save-the-manuals movement, this was distressing news, no doubt.

Feb
15
2021 Chevrolet Blazer RS

2021 Chevrolet Blazer RS in Cherry Red Tintcoat (a $495 option)

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2021 Chevrolet Blazer RS AWD

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 162

Fuel used: 9.2 gallons

Feb
14
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV (left) and EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV (left) and Bolt EV

Today Chevrolet unveiled its redesigned-for-2022 Bolt EV electric vehicle, and also took the wraps off the Bolt EV’s all-new, SUV-like sibling: the 2022 Bolt EUV.

Feb
12
2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum

2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum in Rapid Red (a $395 option)

 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum 4X4 Crew Cab

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 227

Fuel used: 15.7 gallons

Feb
12
Kia Sorento

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
11
Forgotten Concept: Chrysler Cronos

Chrysler Chronos 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.

Feb
10
2021 Infiniti QX50

2021 Infiniti QX50 Autograph AWD in Majestic White (a $695 option)

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2021 Infiniti QX50 Autograph AWD

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 147

Fuel used: 7.1 gallons

Feb
09
Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo

2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo

Consumer Guide Automotive

The Mazda CX-30 debuted for 2020 as a “gap-filler” crossover SUV between the subcompact CX-3 and the compact CX-5 in Mazda’s crossover SUV lineup. With more and more shoppers eschewing traditional passenger cars in favor of SUVs, there’s room for more variety in automakers’ SUV lineups, and the CX-30 promised a Goldilocks-style “just right” fit for shoppers who needed something larger than the diminutive, urban-chic CX-3 but didn’t want to step up to the pricier, bigger CX-5.