Month: June 2016

  • 2016 Mazda CX-9 – Drive and Review

     Mazda’s CX-9 is all new for 2016. This 3-row, 7-seater now has a 2.5- L turbo engine with more torque and lower fuel consumption than the previous V6. It can tow 3500 lbs and zips around the highways and byways really well. And, there’s a nice selection of driver-assistance safety features available that you and […]

  • 2016 Ford Focus – Drive and Review

    Hot and spicy or sweet and mild, that’s the 2016 Ford Focus. Hatchback or sedan, high fuel economy or high horsepower and even an EV version. Ford has done a nice job in offering lots of variety in just one very practical compact car. Check out my thoughts on the 2016 Ford Focus right here. […]

  • In the News: King Kia, Brexit, Viper exit, VW pays up, LeMans, and more.

    Summer has officially arrived and we’re hot and heavy into motorsports from F1 to IndyCar to NHRA to NASCAR to LeMans. Next week we’ll see what happened at Pikes Peak. Auto shows from Concours to Cars & Coffee are happening around the U.S. and summer road trips are in the making. Catch up on the […]

  • Mazda MX-5 Cup at Road America

    The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires reached the halfway point of the 2016 season with a Father’s Day doubleheader weekend at Road America. The Mazda MX-5 Cup kicked off a new era for the series with an all new car this year. The first two doubleheader race weekends have seen […]

  • In the News: Auto Hall of Fame, Le Mans, BMW turns 100, VW goes EV plus more.

    While we celebrate all the fathers, here’s a quick summary of some of the top news in the auto world. The hot summer is rolling across the U.S. and the news in the auto industry is often times just as hot. Give it a read right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2017 Audi Q7 3.0T – Drive Report

    Audi reworked its full-size 7-passenger luxury SUV for 2017. It’s sporty, spacious and smooth. It also lost some weight and is a bit more nimble. And, the Q7 offers lots of new driver-assistance safety features that really will help you avoid an accident. You can read more about the all-new 2017 Audi Q7 right here. […]

  • In the News: Best midsize cars, VLF Destino, LAPD goes EV, much on motorsports, and more.

    How was your week? Mine had me learning about America’s Cup foiling catamarans, visiting Chicago’s Rise & Drive and checking out the Mecom Motorcycle auction. Catch up on the automotive news of the week right here with one click. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • Chrysler 300 Club Spring Show

    On a sunny Saturday in mid-May on the grounds of the Gilmore Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan, the Chrysler 300 Club International held its Spring 2016 show. Take a look at the array of late ’50s and early ’60s examples from the Chrysler letter-car series. Just click here to take the tour. @1ChicagoCarGuy    

  • 2016 Chevrolet Malibu – Drive Report

    The midsize car segment offers U. S. drivers really good choices from American, Asian and European brands. Take you pick. The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is among them. It’s been completely redone for 2016 and significantly improved compared to earlier model years. Read my drive report with just one click right here. @1ChicagoCar Guy  

  • In the News: New car sales down but MPG up, little interest in self-drivers, killer air bags, Indy 500 and F1

    If you’re reading this you survived the Memorial Day weekend. Great. Keep up the good work. Catch up on that end-of-May auto world news right here. Just a click of your mouse will do it…..right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy