The traditional quaff in the winner’s circle at the Indy 500 may be milk, but as today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Chevy proves, the race’s pace cars have to be a little flashier than a plain old bottle of moo juice. Let’s see how excited you could get over this older Indy pacer’s price. According to Kelly Blue Book, the average transaction price for a new car in 2019 is just north of $37,000. Of course, nobody wants to be average and that’s why used cars like yesterday’s 2015 Porsche Macan S—which also happened to be $37,000—are such an attractive proposition. Advertisement Oh sure, the purists may want to spend their Porsche pennies on something a little lower to the ground, but as was pointed out by many of you in the comments, if you’re going to get on the crossover caravan, the Macan is a fine contender in which to do so. That price tag just sweetened the deal with a narrow 53 percent Nice Price win for the … [Read more...] about At $8,500, Does This 1990 Chevy Beretta Indy Pace Car Deserve A Shot?
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Despite the countless issues that have plagued the Tesla Model 3’s production and delivery process, Tesla did manage to sell an impressive number of them last year. And that figure, when contrasted with all the other cars sold in the U.S. last year, paints a very bleak picture of the state of American luxury car brands indeed. Yesterday, as part of Tesla’s fourth quarter and 2018 full year update call, the automaker included a statement that claimed the 3 had not only outsold all other premium sedans, but all other premium vehicles: With nearly 140,000 units sold, Model 3 was also the best-selling premium vehicle (including SUVs) in the US for 2018 – the first time in decades an American carmaker has been able to secure the top spot. Advertisement Of course, whenever any automaker makes sweeping, grandiose statements like that, it’s always worth investigating. Obviously, this isn’t an objective test, since the definition of “premium” can … [Read more...] about The Tesla Model 3 Killed the Rest of American Luxury
If you’re already a Chevy Corvette owner, you’re probably a huge fan of “big deals.” Well, GM is offering up a “big one” as it tries to sell the last of the front-engine C7 Corvettes, now offering over $9,000 to anyone who owns or leases any Corvette. What an upgrade! The Corvette has been around for over 60 years, which means there are a lot out there and a lot of people who own them. Those people can get up to $9,400 off of a brand new C7 Corvette... today only. Technically you had all holiday weekend but I only caught it now, and the offer could be extended depending on how many models Chevy moves. Advertisement If they do not move many, they’ll probably extend it. You could probably even just ask your local dealer, they probably want to get rid of these old, terrible, front-engine Corvettes as well, as engines in the front are for peasants. Still—this represents one of the biggest discounts on a Corvette, according to GM … [Read more...] about You Can Get Over $9,000 Off A New C7 Corvette If You Already Own A Corvette
The fact that Kia is building a large seven/eight-seater SUV is about as surprising as discovering that the Twinkie you’ve just bitten into contains an interior chamber, filled with a white, sweet, creamery substance. It’s a move so safe that I’d tell it my bank card PIN, if it asked. People will buy these, because, it seems, that’s all they want to buy anymore. Happily, Kia’s jump on this particular bandwagon is a jump well executed. I can say this because not only did I take the 2020 Kia Telluride on a little road trip, but I slept in it overnight, too, because that’s how you really get to know a car. (Full disclosure: Kia lent me a 2020 Telluride with a full tank of gas for a week so I could review it. I did not need it for transportation as I already own several ridiculous cars but I used it for that anyway. They made me swear not to sleep in it or let my kid lie on the dashboard and I’m proud to have honored that promise.) Also, if a car … [Read more...] about The 2020 Kia Telluride Is a Pretty Nice SUV to Drive and Sleep In
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Can You Believe It’s Been A Year Already? We’re just past the one year mark of Dieselgate, and I’m sure that means you’re all popping champagne and pills and whatnot in celebration (please don’t). But while we’re still sitting here getting through this long, exceptionally dumb slog, remember that Volkswagen hasn’t exactly been forthcoming about who knew what and when. Though initially the company tried to claim it must’ve just been some rogue engineers and none of the top brass knew anything, that story now looks to be changing. Advertisement And Dieselgate has now ensnared Audi’s research and development head, according to Bild am Sonntag (via Reuters): Investigations by Jones Day have shown that Stefan Knirsch, an Audi board member, knew … [Read more...] about Audi’s R&D Chief To Be Suspended: Report