Posts from ‘BMW’

Aug
25
1988 Volvo 780 Bertone

1988 Volvo 780 Bertone

Let’s get one thing straight right away: The Chevrolet Monte Carlo WAS a personal-luxury car. I have received at least a dozen emails and instant messages on this issue, mostly from car guys who insist that a personal-luxury car must come from a luxury brand. Not the case. For anyone who would like to spend time learning about the origins of the term, Wikipedia has a nice entry on the topic.

Jun
05
Self-Driving Cars

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.

Jun
04
2020 BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe

2020 BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe in Mineral White Metallic

2015 Audi Q52020 BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 220

Fuel used: 12.8 gallons

May
28
2020 BMW 840i Coupe

2020 BMW 840i Coupe in Aventurin Red Metallic (a $1950 option)

2015 Audi Q5

2020 BMW 840i Coupe

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 251

Fuel used: 8.9 gallons

May
26
25 Late-Model Collectible Cars

1985 Buick Riviera Convertible

While styling, performance, and rarity have been the traditional tickets to collectibility, vehicles that offer features—styling or otherwise—that are monuments to their era or simply aren’t likely to reappear also have a shot. It’s why we believe cars of the Fifties are so treasured today; their chrome, tall fins, and sheer mass so perfectly characterized the jet-aged optimism of the time, and it’s almost certain their likes will ever be seen again.

May
20
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2020 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe in Storm Bay Metallic (a $1200 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 355

Fuel used: 13.8 gallons

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
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

Mar
31
2020 BMW M340i xDrive Sedan

2020 BMW M340i xDrive Sedan in Tanzanite Blue II Metallic (a $1950 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 BMW M340i xDrive Sedan

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 288

Fuel used: 13.6 gallons

Mar
17
1960 Jaguar, Cars in Motion

1960 Jaguar Mark II Sedan

One of the biggest recurring disappointments of my elementary-school days was thinking that I was going to class to see a movie, and finding out I was really going to be sitting through a crappy filmstrip presentation.