Archive for February, 2023
Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join Jill and Tom 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.
Favorite Car Ads: 1970 Volvo
We’re talking about 350 pounds here. That’s the difference in weight between a new 1966 Volvo and a same-year Dodge Coronet—the latter depicted here as having “died young.” The text in this ad is interesting, and makes a good case that American cars of the era were simply larger and heavier than consumers really needed them to be.
Classic Car Ads: Oldsmobile Cutlass
When I think Cutlass, I think of the 1984 Cutlass Supreme seen below. The near-premium personal-luxury coupe was almost absurdly popular in its day, and was usually the best-selling car in the Chicago area every year.
Last fall, we reported that a software fix was in the works to help address a wave of thefts of certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The South Korean automakers started rolling out this update to affected owners.
5 Best Selling Cars of 2022
About 13.9 million vehicles were sold in the U.S. last year. And, if you’ve looked around in traffic recently, you will not be surprised to learn that roughly half of all vehicles sold in American in 2022 were crossovers and SUVs.
Volkswagen introduced freshened 2024 versions of its midsize SUVs at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show. The 5-passenger Atlas Cross Sport and 7-seat Atlas get exterior and interior styling revisions, more standard convenience features, and a new engine.