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Nov
06
2018 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works

2018 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works

The group of vehicles loosely referred to as small crossovers is currently the hottest-selling segment in the U.S.

Aug
02
GM LLR Vortec 3700, GM 5-Cylinder Engine

The LLR Vortec 3700 is one version of the only 5-cylinder engine General Motors has ever made available in the U.S.

Americans tend to enjoy their engine cylinder counts in even numbers. Engines of 4-, 6-, and 8 cylinders have powered an overwhelmingly large majority of the vehicles ever sold in the U.S, and for good reason.

Jul
10
1977 Chrysler 318, The Small V8s of 1977

The Chrysler corporate 318-cubic-inch engine was the smallest V8 available in the 1977 Plymouth Fury.

Car-guy discussions regarding automotive downsizing usually center on styling. I have done my share of kvetching about how a few model lines that were “resized” in the late Seventies and early Eighties came off looking like caricatures of the cars they replaced.

Nov
07
Chrysler 360-inch V8

Chrysler 360-cubic-inch V8

Big is a relative term. In regards to American passenger-car engines, “big” in the early Seventies meant 460 cubic inches from Ford; 440 cubic inches from Chrysler; and 454, 455, and even 500 cubic inches from General Motors.

Nov
02
1976 Plymouth Volaré Road Runner

1976 Plymouth Volaré Road Runner

Stephen Stills wasn’t thinking about the American automotive “Malaise Era” when he wrote “Love the One You’re With,” but for enthusiasts of the time, the sentiment was apt:

Oct
31
1980 Toyota Cressida Review, 1980 Toyota Cressida Wagon

1980 Toyota Cressida Wagon

It’s almost like a trivia question: What Japanese station wagon combined a luxury cabin, rear-wheel drive, and rear leaf-spring suspension with a Toyota Supra engine and woodie trim?

Jul
13
2016 Toyota Century

2016 Toyota Century

Question: What car is always big, usually black, and almost never seen outside of its nation of origin? If you don’t have answer, it’s because you don’t know much about the Toyota Century, a vehicle as culturally engrained in Japan as Chevrolet Corvette is in the U.S.

Jun
28
2016 GMC Sierra Denali

Denali represents the top rung of the GMC Sierra truck ladder, its station announced by a ritzy, chrome-laden grille and fancy trim. The 4WD version tested came to $63,285 with destination charge.

2015 Audi Q52016 GMC Sierra Denali Crew Cab 4WD

Class: Large Pickup Trucks

Miles Driven: 469

Fuel Used: 25.8 gallons

Feb
08
1986 Nissan Stanza Wagon

1986 Nissan Stanza Wagon

To most folks, dunking pizza in ranch dressing amounts to a culinary crime not far shy of squirting catsup on a Chicago-style hot dog. Yet, a good friend’s daughter swears by the results, suspect though the combination may seem.

Sep
14
1981 Cadillac Fleetwood, Slowest Cars of 1981

The 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood equipped with the 4.1-liter V6 was the 2nd-slowest vehicle Consumer Guide tested in 1981.

Historians refer to the period in Europe following the fall of the Roman Era as the Dark Ages. Generally applied to the 10th and 11th centuries, the Dark Ages were a time of economic and cultural decline, and for the people alive then, a time of little hope.