Category: #cardujour

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line: A sporty every-day driver

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line: A sporty every-day driver
LOS ANGLES, Calif – Do you have that thing that always makes you smile? That thing that has you doing the happy dance? Me too. It’s a manual transmission in a sporty car. Thus, when I opened the door of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line, I might have skipped in place a little bit.... Read more »

2021 Hyundai Elantra showcases hip design, urban-ready handling & tech [First Drive]

2021 Hyundai Elantra showcases hip design, urban-ready handling & tech [First Drive]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — When you have a really good current-generation vehicle, it’s hard to follow up with a completely new vehicle. There’s a lot of pressure to do better – or at the very least hold the line. This is the challenge Hyundai had with the all-new 2021 Elantra because the current model is... Read more »

2021 Lexus IS: Entry-lux cruiser great for urban environment

2021 Lexus IS: Entry-lux cruiser great for urban environment
The Lexus IS gets a refresh — not a complete redesign — for the 2021 model year. While it definitely fixes some of the things I didn’t like about the 2020 model, a lot of IS fans are hankering for a next-gen vehicle.  However, I’ll argue, when you have a vehicle that works, little tweaks... Read more »
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Car Stuff Podcast: Buying a car in the Covid Era, VW Golf + Honda's discontinued vehicles

Car Stuff Podcast: Buying a car in the Covid Era, VW Golf + Honda's discontinued vehicles
OK. I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted. But I’ve been in the process of moving and have finally settled. Of course, the new abode is .6 miles from our mayor’s house, which brings all sorts of interesting new problems. But I digress. So, on to the topic at hand: This week’s Consumer... Read more »

2020 Subaru Outback: The perfect intersection of SUV and car

2020 Subaru Outback: The perfect intersection of SUV and car
The all-new 2020 Subaru Outback is — and always has been — based on the Legacy platform. Even so, I find it odd the Outback is technically classified as a wagon. It has standard all-wheel drive, a higher ride height and excellent cargo capacity.  Plus, it just looks more like a sport utility vehicle than... Read more »

Car Stuff Podcast: BMW 8 Series, an Infiniti reboot & self-driving features

Car Stuff Podcast: BMW 8 Series, an Infiniti reboot & self-driving features
This week’s Consumer Guide Automotive Car Stuff Podcast covers a wide range of topics, starting with the fact the Infiniti brand is getting a makeover, and rather than shooting for the likes of Mercedes-Benz or BMW, it’s aiming to be a kind of Nissan Plus. Our jury’s still out on what that means or if... Read more »
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Car Stuff Podcast: Chevrolet Silverado, Ram Dakota & Green Solutions

Car Stuff Podcast: Chevrolet Silverado, Ram Dakota & Green Solutions
This week’s Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast kicks off with rumors about a new midsize pickup truck in the Ram lineup called the Dakota. The last time FCA had a Dakota it was in the Dodge lineup before Ram became its own brand. Though this is only conjecture right now based on a trademark filing,... Read more »

2019 Audi Q8: Tech-forward offering from Audi is a tight fit for the city (but really cool)

2019 Audi Q8: Tech-forward offering from Audi is a tight fit for the city (but really cool)
From afar, I first thought the Audi Q8 was a Q3. I know there’s a huge size disparity between the two vehicles, but the steeply raked rear window, thick C-Pillar and higher beltline make this largest SUV in the Audi lineup resemble the smallest more closely than those in the middle.  However, though it looks... Read more »

Car Stuff Podcast: Kia Seltos, next-gen Mazda6 rumors, plummeting gas prices

Car Stuff Podcast: Kia Seltos, next-gen Mazda6 rumors, plummeting gas prices
This week’s Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast was another at-home edition. And we still didn’t have donuts. So, I wore pants that had donuts printed on them. It wasn’t the same. The #cardujour we discussed this week was the all-new 2021 Kia Seltos, It’s built on the same platform as the Hyundai Kona, has two... Read more »
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2020 Hyundai Venue: A near perfect Chicago vehicle

2020 Hyundai Venue: A near perfect Chicago vehicle
I attended the launch of the 2020 Hyundai Venue in Miami back in January, and I really liked this petite new utility vehicle. It’s right-sized and correctly priced — especially now as unemployment is reaching all-time highs. Sometimes owning a car isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. So, a lot of people buy used (which... Read more »