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Cadillac vs. Genesis

Cadillac vs. Genesis

I didn’t see it coming, it just happened. I stepped out of one $70,000 car, and stepped directly into another.

As an auto writer, that coincidence alone does not qualify as amazing. Also not surprising is that fact that these two cars are vying for the same shoppers, more or less.

No, what’s worth noting is that one of these cars is a Cadillac, and the other a Hyundai.

Great Vehicles for Around $20,000

Some of these cars come to a little over $20,000 (like this Forester), but are well worth the extra money.

The following article, written by Consumer Guide Publisher Tom Appel, first appeared in the “2014 Chicago Auto Show Official Show Guide.” Thanks to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producers of the Auto Show, for allowing us to share the text again here.

Last year in this same space I reported that the average transaction price of a new car had risen to over $30,000 (it’s about $31,000, now). At the time I looked at a number of vehicles that could be had for around that sum of money.

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB300

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB300 in Mountain Grey Metallic

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB300 4Matic

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Color: Mountain Grey Metallic

Miles driven: 141

Dealer Addendum Sticker, Window Stickers, Markup, Dealer Markup

Dealer markup sticker on a 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Series III

It’s no secret: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related supply-chain issues, new-vehicle transaction prices have shot upward over the last couple years. Stories of jaw-dropping dealer markups—especially for popular vehicles—are now commonplace… so much so that some sort of markup on a new vehicle is more or less the rule, rather than the exception. On a recent Sunday road trip through Western Illinois, I came across a small-town Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram dealership with a few brand-new vehicles on its lot, so I decided to do a little boots-on-the-ground research. What I found was this: This particular dealer is asking full sticker, full sticker plus $5000, or full sticker plus $10,000 for the new vehicles it has in inventory. And, there isn’t very much in inventory.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Collectible Corvette

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Note: The following story was excerpted from the June 2020 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Camaro ZL1Legendary Corvette chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov was working on the idea of a midengine car by 1960. For years he poked and prodded management to let him turn “America’s Sports Car” into an American exotic, to no avail. Now his fervent dream is finally reality with the introduction of the eighth-generation “C8” Corvette, the 2020 Stingray.

2012 Lexus LFA

2012 Lexus LFA

Lexus sold just over 1200 of its LC 500 and LC 500h grand-touring coupes in 2019. Relative to the popular Lexus RX crossover SUV, which racked up more than 110,000 sales, the LC may seem rare and exclusive. But all things are relative. If you think the LC is a rare sight—and it sort of is–then you’ve probably forgotten about the Lexus LFA.

2011 Dodge Dakota

2011 Dodge Dakota

Marketing executives use the term “white space” to refer to an area of a given market segment (say, pickup trucks) in which no product yet exists. If you think about 3M’s 1977 rollout of the Post-it Note, you’ll get the idea.

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Consumer Guide Automotive

Even in this new age of muscle cars, it’s still surprising that one of the quickest and fastest of them is a 4-door sedan. And that the 4-door sedan in question costs just $70,000.

But that’s the story behind the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE

2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE in Indus Silver Metallic (a $575 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE

Class: Electric Vehicle

Miles Driven: 152

Fuel Used: NA

2019 Genesis G70

2019 Genesis G70 AWD 3.3T Prestige in Casablanca White

2015 Audi Q52019 Genesis G70 AWD 3.3T Prestige

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 516

Fuel used: 25.5 gallons