Expert Reviews

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

February 23, 1985

Subaru is a company on a roll, and it apparently intends to keep on rollin’. For example: Last year it brought out a sophisticated, turbocharged, four-wheel drive station wagon – the ... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

February 16, 1985

Driving the Jeep CJ-7 is like entering a time warp. Sure it’s been changed since the original General Purpose (”G.P.” became ”Jeep”) vehicle entered military service... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

February 9, 1985

The Audi 4000S Quattro is one of the most ”different” vehicles ever tested for this column. Here is a car that looks for all the world like a European sports sedan. But underneath the... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

February 2, 1985

The Toyota Corolla GT-S, with its innovative 16-valve, twin-overhead-cam, four-cylinder engine, is certainly an interesting entry into the growing economy/performance segment of the automotive ma... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

January 19, 1985

Factory performance cars have made a strong comeback since those dark, dreary days of the 1970s when ”how many miles per gallon does it get?” replaced ”how fast can it go from 0... Read More
chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on January 13, 1985

The Century T-Type is Buick`s answer to the Pontiac 6000 STE andChevrolet Celebrity Eurosport. STE gets the nod for the most gingerbread,Euro-sport for the best road holding suspension, the T-Type ... Read More
chicagotribune.com's view

January 13, 1985

IN 1982, Chevrolet restyled the Camaro, making it smaller. At the time, there was concern over fuel economy. The base engine in the compact (188 inches long with a 101-inch wheelbase) became the 2.... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

January 12, 1985

With all of the small pickup trucks on the market these days, one may wonder what happened to the big pickup. Have no fear. Despite the increased popularity of the small trucks, the full-sized pi... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

December 29, 1984

The Nissan Maxima was one of the first of the European-style touring sedans from the Land of the Rising Sun. This type of car, now offered by auto manufacturers from all parts of the globe and in ... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

December 22, 1984

Chrysler’s new LeBaron GTS, introduced early this month, is a liftback like a sporty-looking sedan with a short, though attractively styled, trunk deck. But you soon get the idea that someth... Read More