Posts from ‘Sporty/Performance Cars’

May
28
2020 BMW 840i Coupe

2020 BMW 840i Coupe in Aventurin Red Metallic (a $1950 option)

2015 Audi Q5

2020 BMW 840i Coupe

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 251

Fuel used: 8.9 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.

May
25
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition, Collectible Miata

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition

Camaro ZL1

by Don Sikora

Note: The following story was excerpted from the June 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Since its debut at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, Mazda’s MX-5 Miata has become an enthusiast favorite. Three decades later, Mazda came to the 2019 Chicago show with the MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary limited-edition special. We think it’s worth checking out as a future collectible.

May
20
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2020 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe in Storm Bay Metallic (a $1200 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 355

Fuel used: 13.8 gallons

May
08
2020 Genesis G70 AWD 3.3T Sport

2020 Genesis G70 AWD 3.3T Sport in Havana Red

Quick Spin, Quick Spin, 2020 Genesis G70

2020 Genesis G70 AWD 3.3T Sport

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 499

Fuel used: 28.6 gallons

May
07
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi

1996 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora II

Note: The following story was excerpted from the June 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

A Pontiac fixture since 1957, the Bonneville abandoned rear-wheel drive for its 1986 redesign. The big Pontiac was restyled again for ’92, and it’s in this second-generation front-drive Bonneville where we find our latest Cheap Wheels choice, the racy 1992-99 SSEi.

May
04
2020 "Virus Vettes", Virus Vettes

Regular production of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette began on February 3, 2020.

Though it pales in comparison to the many human tragedies that have been caused by the Coronavirus, there’s one more toll the pandemic has taken that’s sure to be felt by American sports-car enthusiasts: shutting down production of the landmark new Chevrolet C8 Corvette just as it was getting rolling in earnest.

Apr
10
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Hyundai Smart Park

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.

Apr
07
2020 Dodge Durango SRT 392

2020 Dodge Durango SRT 392 in Octane Red Pearl-Coat

Quick Spin, 2020 Dodge Durango SRT 392

2020 Dodge Durango SRT 392

Class: Large SUV

Miles driven: 288

Fuel used: 19.8 gallons

Apr
06

Sports Cars of 1973, The Budget Sports Cars of 1973

I was born in 1965, and at no point in my life—as much as I can remember at least—have I not been a car guy. I admit to being more into trains at the beginning, but a healthy dose of Speed Racer helped me through that awkward period.