Lee BailieFollow @samnrehcaecm Send a tip Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.
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These two segment stalwarts have been battling it out since the ‘90s, and while the minivan category is not nearly as prominent now as it was then, the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna remain.
Back in the early aughts Acura put Type S branding on several of its cars, which I remember well because for a short period of time, I sold them.
I don’t want to overstate it, but when the departing Frontier was new George W. Bush was just beginning his second term as president, the iPhone hadn’t been announced, Twitter didn’t exist, and Netflix was still sending DVDs through the mail.
While success is never guaranteed in the car industry, launching an SUV in North America these days comes pretty darn close. At the risk of oversimplification, a carmaker needs only roll the thing out and then sit back and watch buyers flock to dealerships to hand over their money. I realize it’s not quite that…
Sometimes I feel like GM’s truck and SUVs merely exist in the background. Just like ordinary scenery that you zoom past. Sure, you see a lot of GMCs on the road, but most seem like workhorses consigned to schlep tools and equipment around for landscapers and plumbers.
I well remember being in a massive throng of car journalists on media preview day at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2013 for the reveal of the seventh generation (C7) Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. A next-generation reveal for an icon like the ‘Vette is a big deal, and it was the talk of the show….
Seems like just yesterday I was driving around in the Arizona desert behind the wheel of Nissan’s then all-new, second-generation full-size Titan pick-up as part of the truck’s media launch. But it wasn’t yesterday, of course. That first-drive event was in November 2015, and I must admit that I felt a bit of a déjà…
Question: do you remember the Volkswagen CC?