Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 7:30 AM EDT Jun 22, 2019 The starting price of a 2019 Cadillac Escalade is more than $75,000. A 2019 Ford Fiesta starts at $14,260. Neither price necessarily reflects what a new buyer might pay after accounting for options and extras, but even the top trim Fiesta ST, starting at $21,340, is a fraction of the Escalade’s sticker. It’s not surprising the Cadillac costs so much more. It’s a luxury SUV after all — 12-way power adjustable front seats! — and isn’t meant to compete with the Fiesta in any direct way. What’s telling, however, is that the Fiesta is one of the casualties of the shift by automakers and consumers away from passenger cars. It’s being eliminated from Ford’s North American lineup (along with most of the Dearborn automaker’s cars), and with it, another option for entry-level buyers. More: A man who can build a car by hand leads Ford into future; … [Read more...] about Where are the affordable, entry-level cars?
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The 89th annual Geneva Motor Show is just around the corner, with the doors opening to the press on March 5. This year, we will see a whole host of new vehicles from the likes of Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Mercedes and many more besides. There will also be more electric cars than ever before, with highlights set to include the adorably retro Honda Urban EV city car, and the 1,900-horsepower Battista by Geneva debutants Automobili Pininfarina. Ahead of the show kicking off tomorrow, here is a quick rundown of the highlights to expect from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Aston Martin ‘Son of Valkyrie’ hypercar Aston Martin will show off a new hypercar at Geneva, known internally as the Project 003. This will be a hybrid and sit just below the company’s flagship Valkyrie. Aston has teased the car with one image of the rear lights for now, but we’ll get to see the full car in person on March 5. Aston Martin Lagonda SUV Also on the Aston Martin stand, we … [Read more...] about These will be the hottest new cars of the Geneva Motor Show 2019
People’s tastes in automobile design change over time, and many once beloved vehicles are no longer being manufactured. Some of the most beloved cars that are no longer in production include models from Cadillac, Chevrolet, Lotus, and Hummer. Here are 50 cars that were once the pride and joy of motorists everywhere, but will never be seen brand new again. Some car models aren’t going anywhere any time soon. Take the Ford Mustang: since its first production year back in 1965, new ‘Stangs have rolled off the factory line ever since. So too have mainstay family cars like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, both of which have enjoyed several decades of production with no end in sight. Other cars experience the occasional production hiatus, such the Chevrolet Camaro, only to return redesigned and re-released a few years later. Still other cars go out of production for good. And for every Pinto or El Camino that was rightly mothballed due to performance woes or … [Read more...] about 50 once beloved cars that have been discontinued
Where do the wealthiest 1% really live and where are they flocking to? Realtor.com set out to find the most expensive neighborhoods in every state. Allison Underhill, provided by Published 5:00 am CST, Monday, February 25, 2019 Birmingham, AL ZIP code: 35223 Median home list price: $611,612 Birmingham, AL ZIP code: 35223 Median home list price: $611,612 Photo: Realtor.com Photo: Realtor.com Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 Birmingham, AL ZIP code: 35223 Median home list price: $611,612 Birmingham, AL ZIP code: 35223 Median home list price: $611,612 Photo: Realtor.com The Most Expensive Neighborhood in Every State in America 1 / 24 Back to Gallery We're curious. … [Read more...] about The Most Expensive Neighborhood in Every State in America
Matthew DeBord, provided by Published 4:19 pm CST, Thursday, January 24, 2019 Matthew DeBord/BI Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, aka DTW, has been my Midwestern port of call since the early 2000s. I've flown into and out of it more than any other US airport. It's been around since 1930. It's one of the top-20 busiest airports in the US, but it's far enough down the list that it's usually a pleasure. DTW is a major hub for Delta Air Lines. Read more: The Boeing 717 was once a failed plane airlines didn't want to buy. Here's why it's now my favorite jet. I've flown into and out of DTW in fine summer weather and in the middle of brutal Midwestern winters. I've had a clear view of downtown Detroit on the banks of the Detroit River, and I've waited patiently while the expert de-icers at DTW do their thing. I've arrived before dawn and departed after midnight. Read more: I just got back from the 2019 Detroit auto show — here's all the cool stuff I saw. … [Read more...] about Detroit Metropolitan is my favorite airport. Here’s why.