Posts from ‘Sporty/Performance Cars’

Oct
26
2021 Ram 1500 TRX

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

Consumer Guide Automotive By Don Sikora II

After packing a sizable collection of facemasks and two squeeze bottles of hand sanitizer, we set off to drive Ram’s new off-road-ready TRX pickup at a socially distanced event near Lake Tahoe. Clearly, most of us would love to forget 2020, but if you are into high-performance off-road trucks, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX will definitely fall into the category of things you’ll be happy to remember.

Oct
23
2020 Cadillac CT4-V

2020 Cadillac CT4-V in Evergreen Metallic (a $625 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2020 Cadillac CT4-V

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 223

Fuel used: 9.9 gallons

Oct
23
Karma Automotive

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.

Oct
22
1970 SuperBee

1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee Hardtop Coupe

Note: The following story was excerpted from the December 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

Collector cars can turn up in odd places. A 1925 Bugatti was found at the bottom of a Swiss lake. A 1957 Plymouth was buried in a time capsule in Oklahoma. The elements took their toll on both.

Oct
21
1989 Ford Thunderbird SC Ad, Sports Car Ads

1989 Ford Thunderbird SC Ad

We don’t normally ask readers to work too hard when they’re checking out classic car ads, but we do have an observation to share: The sporty Fords of the late Eighties were available with a fascinating array of engines.

Oct
16
370Z 50th Anniversary Edition, 2020 Nissan 370Z

2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

Camaro ZL1

by Don Sikora II

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

Nissan’s 370Z traces its heritage back to the Fairlady Z, the car that made its American debut as the 1970 Datsun 240Z at the 1969 New York Auto Show. To celebrate a half century of the Z-car, Nissan prepared a 50th-anniversary package for the 2020 370Z Sport hatchback coupe and introduced it at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.

Oct
15
Chevrolet Lumina Z34

Chevrolet Lumina Z34

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora II

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

Chevrolet performance models are often named after their esoteric option codes that start with the letter Z. We’d guess that most everyone reading this will immediately know what Z28 or Z06 means in the context of the Camaro and Corvette. A smaller group may remember the Cavalier Z24, and somebody must recall the Beretta Z26. For this installment of Cheap Wheels we’ve tapped into another of Chevy’s lower-profile “Z” machines, the 1991-1994 Lumina Z34.

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

Oct
01
2020 Cadillac CT5-V

2020 Cadillac CT5-V in Evergreen Metallic (a $625 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive 2020 Cadillac CT5-V

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 202

Fuel used: 10.8 gallons