Expert Reviews

chicagotribune.com's view

October 13, 1985

Ford Motor Co.`s bold gamble with the “aero“ styling look enters its third generation in 1986 with Taurus and Sable, the new pair of front-wheel- drive, full-size family cars. Ford... Read More
chicagotribune.com's view

October 13, 1985

First came a face-lift for the subcompact Escort for 1985 1/2. To start`86, Ford comes up with a new Escort GT two-door hatchback complete with ahigher output, fuel-injected 1.9 liter four, special... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

October 12, 1985

One thing a consumer can always be sure of in the automotive market is that new models will be different. After all, manufacturers do need to justify why their products should be bought even thoug... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

October 5, 1985

One of the great things about the automotive marketplace is that if you wait around long enough, a good (or, at least, interesting) idea will return. Take, for example, the two-passenger sports c... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

September 28, 1985

The Germans take their driving seriously. But what can you expect from a country that almost went into revolt a couple of years ago when a speed limit was even suggested. No speed wimps nor fuel ... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

September 21, 1985

For a company that earned its reputation by producing modestly-priced, basic transportation, economy cars, Subaru has certainly expanded its image lately with some interesting cars and some inter... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

September 14, 1985

The four-wheel drive AMC Eagle, unlike its avian namesake, is far from a rare bird. On any short ride you are bound to spot one. Or two, or maybe even more. No doubt about it, the Eagle is a popu... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

September 7, 1985

Jeep’s all-new Comanche pickup can either be described as a small standard pickup or a large compact pickup. Or, you could call it the first of the mid-sized pickups. I’m not sure it r... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

August 31, 1985

With more and more people buying light trucks as personal vehicles it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that this is a hot segment of the automotive market. But most people probably aren&... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

August 10, 1985

How do you improve upon one of the best-selling cars in the world? Well, if it has been around awhile and is becoming an overly familiar sight, you could do what Ford did with its Escort – g... Read More