Archive for July, 2022

Jul
29
Generation Z Goes Car Shopping

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
28
Great Wall Futurist

Great Wall Futurist

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
27
2022 Honda Civic Si, Blazing Orange Pearl

2022 Honda Civic Si in Blazing Orange Pearl (a $395 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive2022 Honda Civic Si

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 499

Fuel used: 17.1 gallons

Jul
26
Ricardo Montalbán, Luxury Cars of 1985

1985 Chrysler Town & Country

For the most part, we identify luxury vehicles not by price, but by make and model. For example, an Oldsmobile 88, to most people, was not a luxury car. But an Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight… we can pretty much agree that the senior Olds was a luxury ride.

Jul
25
2022 BMW i4 M50

2022 BMW i4 M50 in Brooklyn Grey Metallic (a $550 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2022 BMW i4 M50

ClassElectric Vehicle

Miles driven: 276

Battery capacity: 80.7 kWh

Jul
22
Chevrolet Blazer EV

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
21
Songsan Motors SS Dolphin

Songsan Motors SS Dolphin

A pair of hard-working Las Vegas showgirls are friends, co-workers, and roommates, and each has custody of a much younger sibling. That’s the premise of a short-lived Garry Marshall-produced TV show called “Who’s Watching the Kids.” And in predictable sitcom fashion, often no one is watching the kids—and hilarity ensues.

Jul
20
2022 Toyota Camry TRD

2022 Toyota Camry TRD in Cavalry Blue with Midnight Black Metallic roof (a $500 option)

2022 Toyota Camry TRD

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 894

Fuel used: 35.2 gallons

Jul
19
2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE

2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE in “Heavy Metal” silver paint (a $425 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE AWD

ClassElectric Vehicle

Miles driven: 280

Battery capacity: 72.8 kWh

Jul
18
Classic Car Ads: Electric Cars

General Motors EV1

A fun fact shared often in the automotive media is that electric cars fairly handily outsold gasoline-powered vehicles in the earliest days of the automobile era. Around the turn of the century, 40 percent of American automobiles were powered by steam, 38 percent by electricity, and just 22 percent by gasoline. (Granted, we’re only talking about a few thousand vehicles here, since the entire industry was in its infancy.)