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I can’t track down the first  person to predict that only cockroaches would survive the next world war, but the would-be truism is well known at this point. Kudos to the comedian who would later add Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards to the short list of life forms expected to live through a nuclear apocalypse; […]

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Author: Tom Appel
Posted: May 10, 2021, 11:16 pm

By Jim Flammang From a distance, a CarMax used-car store might not look much different from a traditional dealership. Most likely, its sales lot and showroom are positioned within a string of competitive auto retailers that operate much like their predecessors, half a century ago. Should I Buy a Car From CarMax? Up close, a […]

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Author: Guest Author
Posted: May 7, 2021, 10:45 pm

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 […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: May 7, 2021, 5:17 pm

2021 Lexus RX 450h F Sport Class: Premium Midsize Crossover SUV Miles driven: 406 Fuel used: 14.5 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 28.0 mpg Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 31/28/30 (mpg city, highway, combined) Fuel type: Premium gas recommended Base price: $51,200 (not including $1025 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: wireless charger ($200); color head-up display ($600); heated and ventilated […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: May 7, 2021, 2:52 am

Note: The following story was excerpted from the June 2020 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine. The first two generations of the Toyota Supra were well-equipped, long-wheelbase, six-cylinder variants of the Celica hatchback. Then in 1986, the two cars went separate ways. Celica transformed into a sporty front driver, and Supra went off on a new rear-drive […]

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Author: Don Sikora II
Posted: May 5, 2021, 11:30 pm

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium AWD Class: Electric Vehicle Miles driven: 280 Battery capacity: 88 kWh EPA-estimate MPGe: 96 city/84 hwy/90 combined EPA-estimated driving range: 270 miles Consumer Guide range estimate (ideal conditions): 270+ miles Base price: $49,700 (not including $1100 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clear Coat paint ($400), extended-range battery ($5000) Price as tested: $56,200   Quick Hits The […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: May 5, 2021, 4:11 am

We don’t believe that the traditional passenger sedan is dead, but consumers have demonstrated an overwhelming preference for crossovers in recent years. Of the almost 15 million new vehicles sold in the U.S. last year, roughly half were crossovers or SUVs of some variety. Sedans–once the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. by far–accounted for around […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: May 3, 2021, 10:18 pm

Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2011 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine During the Sixties, the automobile market fractured into several different segments within the overall market. To be successful, most marques could no longer rely on a single one-size-fits-all strategy. Detroit’s Big Three added their first compacts for 1960. Midsize—or intermediate models—arrived […]

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Author: Don Sikora II
Posted: April 30, 2021, 11:36 pm

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 […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: April 30, 2021, 6:46 pm

2021 Nissan Sentra SR Class: Compact Car Miles driven: 181 Fuel used: 6.3 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 28.7 mpg Driving mix: 50% city, 50% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 28/37/32 (city, highway, combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $21,750 (not including $925 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: SR Premium Package ($2270); Lighting Package ($500); two-tone paint ($250); carpeted floor mats with trunk mat […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: April 30, 2021, 3:38 am