Posts from ‘Convertibles’

Nov
13
Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring in Soul Red Crystal (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 276

Fuel used: 8.8 gallons

Oct
29
2020 Rolls-Royce Dawn

2020 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge in Jubilee Silver

2020 G902020 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge

Class: Premium Large Car

Miles driven: 213

Fuel used: 14.5 gallons

Oct
14
2020 BMW M8 Competition Convertible

2020 BMW M8 Competition Convertible in Brands Hatch Grey Metallic

Consumer Guide Test Drive2020 BMW M8 Competition Convertible

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 236

Fuel used: 14.6 gallons

Oct
07
Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster in Brilliant Blue Magno

Consumer Guide Test Drive2020 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 226

Fuel used: 14.1 gallons

Jul
31
Buying a Car During COVID-19

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.

Jul
29
2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible in Liquid Platinum silver

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 68

Fuel used: 4.4 gallons

Jul
23
1951 Jowett Jupiter

1951 Jowett Jupiter

Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2015 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

By Jack Stewart

Jowett was an unorthodox make even by British standards. From 1910 through 1936, Jowetts were powered by horizontally opposed two-cylinder engines. A four introduced in ’36 continued the “boxer” layout in which the two banks of cylinders faced each other with the crankshaft in the middle. Then, too, Jowett was located off the beaten path in the Yorkshire village of Idle. (Management must have gotten tired of “Idle factory” jokes.)

Jun
22
1985 Dodge 600 ES Convertible

1985 Dodge 600 ES

The bad news is that fewer than one of every hundred cars sold in the United States is a convertible. (I will spare you the fractional math required to pass along the number of manual-transmission-equipped convertibles sold on our shores last year, but it’s fewer still.)

Jun
02
2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara EcoDiesel in Firecracker Red

Quick Spin, 2020 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara EcoDiesel

Class: Compact SUV

Miles driven: 180

Fuel used: 7.7 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.