Posts from ‘Chris Poole’s Test Drives’

Oct
04

2013 Acura ILX 2.0L

Note: This report supplements Consumer Guide Automotive’s full report on the 2013 Acura ILX, a premium-compact sedan that starts at $25,900.

Test car came equipped with: no options. The Tech model is priced at $32,295, including an $895 destination charge. Like parent Honda, Acura prices option packages as separate models.

Sep
17

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

Note: This report supplements Consumer Guide Automotive’s full report on the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander, a compact SUV that starts at $22,345.

Test car came equipped with: Touring Package, Navigation/Rearview Camera Package, Entertainment Package. Total MSRP with $810 destination = $35,300.

Aug
20
2012 Buick Regal

2012 Buick Regal GS

Note: This report supplements Consumer Guide Automotive’s full report on the 2012 Buick Regal, a premium-midsize car that starts at $26,670. Also see our full report on the 2013 Buick Regal.

Aug
01

2012 Scion iQ

Test car came equipped with: TRD rear sway bar and performance springs; rear spoiler; Pioneer premium HD audio; satellite radio; foglights; illuminated door-sill kit and interior light; automatic-transmission shift knob; carpeted front and rear floormats. Total MSRP with $730 destination = $19,135.

Jul
24
2013 Ford Taurus

2013 Ford Taurus SEL

Note: This report supplements Consumer Guide Automotive’s full report on the 2013 Ford Taurus, a large car that starts at $26,600.

Test car came equipped with: heated front seats and the Equipment Group (Rapid Spec Package) 202A (includes 8-inch MyFordTouch screen with Sync infotainment connectivity, rearview camera, rear-obstacle detection, pushbutton starting, power-adjust pedals, 19-inch aluminum wheels). Total MSRP with $795 destination = $33,390.

Jul
18
Shelby GT500 Review

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 coupe

Test car came equipped with: SVT performance package, SVT Track Package, Electronics Package with navigation system, Recaro-brand seats with leather upholstery. Total MSRP with $795 destination = $65,420.

Jun
28
2012 BMW 3-Series Sedan, 2012 BMW 328i Sedan

2012 BMW 3-Series Sedan

Note: This report supplements Consumer Guide Automotive’s full report on the 2012 BMW 3-Series Sedan, a premium-compact car that starts at $34,900.

Jun
12
2013 Lexus GS350

2013 Lexus GS350

Note: This report supplements Consumer Guide Automotive’s full report on the 2013 Lexus GS, a premium-midsize sedan that starts at $46,900.

Jun
11
2013 Mazda CX-5

2013 Mazda CX-5

Note: This report supplements Consumer Guide Automotive’s full report on the 2013 Mazda CX-5, a compact SUV that starts at $20,695.

Jun
04
2012 Mazda 3 i

2012 Mazda 3 i

Note: This report supplements Consumer Guide Automotive’s full report on the 2012 Mazda 3, a compact car that starts at $15,200.