Archive for September, 2022

2022 Audi Q3 S Line

2022 Audi Q3 S Line in Chronos Gray Metallic (a $595 color option)

Audi Q3 S Line 45 TFSI quattro

Class: Premium Subompact Crossover

Miles driven: 402

Fuel used: 17.2 gallons

1947 Hudson Series 178 Pickup

1947 Hudson Series 178 Pickup

 Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Hudson trucks always were a rare sight, even when new. Hudson Motor Company, founded in 1909, didn’t offer a true truck line until 1929. It instead concentrated on cars.

1971 Ford LTD, Print Ad, quiet, Coupes of 1971

1971 Ford LTD

If you’ve been following auto stuff long enough, you’ve likely come across the descriptor 2-door sedan. Some will argue that all 2-door vehicles with a trunk are coupes, while other folks argue otherwise. According to the editors at website Curbside Classics, this is the real story:

2022 Honda Civic Sport Touring

2022 Honda Civic Sport Touring in Platinum White Pearl (a $395 color option)

2015 Audi Q52022 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 320

Fuel used: 10.8 gallons

2022 Mazda CX-9 Signature

2022 Mazda CX-9 Signature in Machine Gray Metallic (a $595 color option)

2022 Mazda CX-9 Signature

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 1330

Fuel used: 57.3 gallons

1961 Ford Econoline Pickup

1961 Ford Econoline Pickup

It may appear to you that the criteria for our popular classic ad galleries are somewhat random, and you wouldn’t wrong. The model year for this particular collection of vintage magazine ads was indeed selected randomly, but the net effect was pretty cool, nonetheless.

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid EX

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid EX in Vesta Blue

2015 Audi Q52023 Kia Sportage Hybrid EX AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 159

Fuel used: 4.7 gallons

1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S

1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S

Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2021 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Cheap Wheels

Perhaps one of the most unexpected automotive icons of the Eighties is Toyota’s humble Hachi-Roku, Japanese for “8-6.” This nickname refers to Toyota’s AE86 model code for the top 1600 GT APEX performance version of the Japanese-market 1983-1987 Corolla Levin and closely related Sprinter Trueno. (The latter is a pop-culture star for its central role in the Japanese street-racing manga Initial D). Lesser known is the pair’s American-market cousin, the 1985-87 Toyota Corolla GT-S. It’s the AE86 we want to wring out for Cheap Wheels.

2022 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury

2022 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury in Nori Green

2015 Audi Q52022 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury

Class: Premium Large SUV

Miles driven: 206

Fuel used: 12.2 gallons

2022 Audi RS3

2022 Audi RS3 in Turbo Blue

2022 Audi RS3 Sedan

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles Driven: 462

Fuel Used: 21.8 gallons