Posts from ‘Mercedes-Benz’

Sep
08

Station Wagons of 1979

Functional as they were, station wagons were generally marketed as upscale. Not that low-end models weren’t available, but ads and commercials for wagons generally put a luxury spin on the situation. And, at least for a while, inextricably linked to the premium wagon experience was the woodie look.

Aug
25
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 in Cardinal Red Metallic (a $1750 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic Sedan

ClassElectric Vehicle

Miles driven: 246

Battery capacity: 120 kWh

Aug
23
2017 Chevrolet City Express, Three Small Vans Discontinued

2017 Chevrolet City Express

Large commercial vans are in historically high demand. It’s estimated that Amazon alone maintains a fleet of 70,000 last-mile delivery vans, and continues to add new vehicles its stock. Apparently America’s love of online shopping has been good for the makers of large delivery trucks.

Aug
01
2022 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain

2022 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain in Cardinal Red Metallic (a $1750 option)

2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 Coupe2022 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 432

Fuel used: 16.6 gallons

Jul
26
Ricardo Montalbán, Luxury Cars of 1985

1985 Chrysler Town & Country

For the most part, we identify luxury vehicles not by price, but by make and model. For example, an Oldsmobile 88, to most people, was not a luxury car. But an Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight… we can pretty much agree that the senior Olds was a luxury ride.

Jul
15
What Makes Electric-Vehicle Tires Different?

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.

Mar
17
Hardtop Ads

1964 Mercury Marauder

Say the word “hardtop” and any vintage-auto enthusiast knows what you’re referring to: a closed-roof car with a pillarless roofline (i.e., no door posts to break up the flow of the styling).  Though there were earlier examples of the basic concept, General Motors kicked off the hardtop as we know it by introducing a pillarless-coupe body style in its Buick, Cadillac, and Oldsmobile product lines midway through the 1949 model year.

Oct
27
2022 Genesis GV70, Road America Sign

2022 Genesis GV70

We’re certainly not completely out from under the shadow of COVID-19 at this point, but it at least feels like we’re on the road back to some kind of normalcy. During the 2020 calendar year, most of the manufacturer-hosted press events our editors attend to produce our First Spin test-drive reviews were put on hold, but they’ve been ramping back up again throughout 2021.

Oct
22
Lucid and Rivian Reach Production

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.

Oct
06

Granada versus Mercedes-Benz

You can’t have it both ways… that is, you can’t have it both ways unless you worked in Ford’s marketing department in the mid-to-late Seventies.