Jan
24
2024 Honda Prologue

2024 Honda Prologue

Honda is kickstarting its plan to sell 500,000 fully electric vehicles in North America by 2030 with the 2024 Prologue. The Japanese automaker has been slowly releasing details on this upcoming SUV, which it says will reside, “above CR-V and alongside Passport, offering generous passenger and cargo space,” according to a recent press release.

Jan
23
Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization

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 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.

Jan
22
Reddy Kilowatt

Reddy Kilowatt was a corporate mascot first used by the Alabama Power Company in 1926. Reddy was part of a campaign to encourage Americans to embrace electric power.

If you’ve been hearing or reading about electric vehicles, you’ve likely come across the word “kilowatt.” The vernacular of the EV is somewhat different than that of gas- or diesel-powered cars. Gone are words and terms like gallon and horsepower, replaced by the likes of kilowatt (kW) and kilowatt hour (kWh).

Jan
19

Classic Car Ads: Newspaper Bargains

What was with the big floating heads? Why were so many of the advertised vehicles displayed at extreme angles? And why, tell me why, no one bothered to have these delightful ads proofread?

Jan
19
2023 Ford Explorer Timberline

2022 Ford Explorer Timberline in Forged Green Metallic

2022 Ford Explorer Timberline

Class: Midsize Crossover

Color: Forged Green Metallic

Jan
17
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray

2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray

To celebrate its 70th birthday, Chevrolet is launching the 2024 Corvette E-Ray. This will mark the legendary performance car’s leap into the electric age, as well as the first time it will offer the enhanced traction of all-wheel drive.

Jan
16
Sony and Honda Hookup

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 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.

Jan
13

How to Check Your Oil

Relative to cars of just a just a decade ago, and certainly to those built in the Eighties, vehicles have gotten to be very reliable. And that’s a good thing, as we’re not very good at taking care of them. Those of us that bring our cars in for the occasional oil change take some comfort in knowing that our tires and fluids were checked during the procedure…we hope.

Jan
13
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix, Classic Car Ads: Pontiac Grand Prix

1967 Pontiac Grand Prix

Talk about a good run. The Pontiac Grand Prix, introduced for the 1962 model year, remained in continuous production until 2008. During that time its mission change a few times. Grand Prix started out as a premium coupe, and was for a time the most-expensive Pontiac ever offered. Premium versions of the Bonneville and Firebird Trans Am would eventually claim the priciest-Pontiac title.

Jan
11
1985 Jaguar XJ6, The End of Jaguar

1985 Jaguar XJ6

Met my dad for lunch recently. From our table at a nearby eatery we had an excellent view of the street. My dad, who has a mild curiosity about happenings in the auto world, commented occasionally on vehicles passing the restaurant. While we worked to polish off the chips and salsa before our enchiladas arrived, dad took note of a crossover he couldn’t identify.

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