Author Archive

May
15
1963 Pontiac Tempest

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.

May
14
Healey Tickford

1952 Healey Tickford Saloon

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2008 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

By Don Sikora II

Donald Healey is famous for the Austin-Healey, but he had an active life long before he teamed up with Austin. Healey flew for the Royal Flying Corps during World War I. Between the wars he was a successful rally driver and won the 1931 Monte Carlo Rallye. Later he was director of experimental design at Triumph. During World War II he worked on armored-car design.

May
13
BMW X6 xDrive40i

2020 BMW X6 xDrive40i in Mineral White Metallic (a $550 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 BMW X6 xDrive40i

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 265

Fuel used: 13.2 gallons

May
11
Quick Spin: 2020 Ford Ranger Lariat Supercrew

2020 Ford Ranger Lariat SuperCrew 4×4 in Rapid Red Metallic

Quick Spin, 2020 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

2020 Ford Ranger Lariat SuperCrew 4×4

Class: Compact Pickup

Miles driven: 219

Fuel used: 12.4 gallons

May
08
Green Solutions

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.

May
08
2020 Genesis G70 AWD 3.3T Sport

2020 Genesis G70 AWD 3.3T Sport in Havana Red

Quick Spin, Quick Spin, 2020 Genesis G70

2020 Genesis G70 AWD 3.3T Sport

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 499

Fuel used: 28.6 gallons

May
07
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi

1996 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora II

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

A Pontiac fixture since 1957, the Bonneville abandoned rear-wheel drive for its 1986 redesign. The big Pontiac was restyled again for ’92, and it’s in this second-generation front-drive Bonneville where we find our latest Cheap Wheels choice, the racy 1992-99 SSEi.

May
05
Gladiator Mojave

2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave in Bright White

2015 Audi Q52020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave 4X4

Class: Compact Pickup

Miles driven: 172

Fuel used: 10.3 gallons

May
04
Outlander Sport 2.4 GT

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 GT AWC

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport  for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

May
01
'20 Nissan Sentra SR Premium, Monarch Orange

2020 Nissan Sentra SR Premium in Monarch Orange/Super Black two-tone (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Nissan Sentra SR Premium

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 248.1

Fuel used: 8.9 gallons