Posts from ‘Video’

Jun
12
2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate, Steve and Johnnie

2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

Apr
10
2019 Mazda CX3, 2019 CX-3

2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

Apr
09
2001 Hummer H1

2001 Hummer H1

Created for the U.S. military, the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, and more colloquially, Humvee) was engineered as a replacement for the M151 jeep vehicles and other light trucks that were previously the Armed Forces’ primary modes of light-duty transportation.

Mar
14
Classic Chrysler Ads

1969 Chrysler Three Hundred

It was in 1975 that Chrysler introduced its first “small car,” the Cordoba. Before that, the brand had never ventured too far adrift from a model lineup of generously proportioned luxury cars that were based on a uniform full-size platform.

Feb
25
2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid Video

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

Jan
18
Mini Car Ads, Mini Cars

1956 Bond Minicar

When the Smart ForTwo was introduced for the 2008 model year, uninformed detractors of the diminutive two-seater devoted considerable energy to worrying about how unsafe such a small car would be in a crash. Count my mother among them.

Nov
29
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan

2003 Volkswagen EuroVan

There are limitations to the marketing power of heritage and quirkiness, and it’s possible that no car manufacturer is more aware of this reality than Volkswagen. Case in point: VW recently made known its intentions to drop the retro-themed Beetle from its lineup. Both the soon-to-depart current-generation Beetle (2011-2019) and New Beetle before it (1998-2011) drew heavily on shopper nostalgia. Though they were quite conventional mechanically, these “homage” Beetles obviously borrowed their “throwback” styling inspiration from the legendary original Beetle, which was first produced in 1938.

Nov
27
2018 Hyundai Accent Limited

2018 Hyundai Accent Limited

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2018 Hyundai Accent Limited for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

Nov
13

Honda Performance Manufacturing Center

Acura’s 573-hp, mid-engine, all-wheel-drive hybrid NSX is no ordinary car, and the place where it is built—Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio—is no ordinary assembly plant.

Nov
05
Classic Mercury Ads

1976 Mercury Capri II S

Ford Motor Company’s Mercury division was taken from us in 2011. The brand’s demise came during a flurry of marque terminations, and was bracketed by the shutdown of Pontiac (2010) and the final model year of Saab (2012).

Though hard to pinpoint exactly, Mercury’s market position probably hewed most closely to GM’s Oldsmobile division, though both brands drifted at different times between being slightly sporty to being more luxury focused.