Motor Trend - 1979

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January Features - Mario Andretti: Won The Hard Way (There were thorns in the new World Champion's laurel wreath); Team Lotus (Meet the men behind the headlines); The Lotus 79 (Chapman outdistances the competition once more); Porsche 924 Turbo (New power fills a glaring void); 4-Speed Grand Prix (Shifting and a handling package add sportiness to Pontiac's personal car); Ford's Pinto Cruising Wagon (This gaudy little freight train is right on track); Retrospect: 1956 AC Bristol (An old Le Mans racer survives as a much-loved street car); Lancia Zagato Spider (Featuring a targa top and a big push by parent firm Fiat); Cross-Country In Ford's Club Wagon (This van is a magic carpet wilth view included); GMC Fenderside Street Coupe (A pickup with the heart of a muscle car); $5000 Supercars (They're waiting in the want ads); BMW Alpina (The 630CSi becomes a true super coupe); The Gas Squeeze (Is rationing the answer?); Mustang Indy Pace Car (The stellar new pony heads the thundering herd); Truck Of The Year Nominees (The pick of the 1979 crop); Motor Trend's Truck Of The Year (And the winnah is...); Chevy LUV 4x4 Test (Four ground-grabbers and 8 speeds forward) Departments - Editor's Report; Readers' Report; Washington Report; Detroit Report; International Report; Roving Report; Competition Report
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February Road Tests - Toyota SR5 Pickup (A quantum jump over the past); AMC Spirit (Dated, but it has its good points); Datsun 310 Sedan (The welcome replacement for the F-10 should do quite well) Driving Impressions - Ford LTD Country Squire (Downsizing hasn't hurt this classy hauler); Fiat Strada (Carefully calculated for an American invasion) Features - Car Of The Year - The Nominees (Eight of the very best in America); The Testing (The competition couldn't have been closer); The Winner (Meet the 1979 Buick Riveria S); Car Of The Year Sweepstakes (Here's your chance to win a '79 Riveria); Audi Introduces A Foxier Fox (Bigger and better, it'll be here before long); 25 Tips For Trade-In Time (How to make your old car worth more on the market); Gucci Seville (Much of what glitters is gold); Retrospect: 1957 Pontiac Bonneville - Fuel Injection (A very rare ragtop); Choosing New-Car Options (Careful shopping leads to motoring and financial happiness); The Rabbit: A New Dynasty Begins (Volkswagen's Beetle replacement may reign even longer); Sceptre 6.6S (True American clout for those who have the jellybeans); Invasion Of The Turbo Racers (USAC's stars make some friends in England); Pontiac's Type K: Firebird Trans Am Wagon (Guaranteed to protect you from getting lost in the crowd); SCCA Sunriser 400 Pro Rally (The rules can be rougher than the road); America - The 4-Door Corvette (At last, but is the world ready?) Departments - Editor's Report; Readers' Report; Washington Report; Detroit Report; International Report; Roving Report; Competition Report
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March
Road Tests - Chevrolet Malibu Classic (Blending convenience, luxury and a touch of performance); Ponycar Shootout (Camaro Z28 vs Mustang Cobra V-8); Dodge D-50 Pickup (New definitions for the word "truck"); Mazda 626 Coupe & Sedan (This compact pair seems destined for success) Driving Impressions - Jeep CJ-7 (Capable as ever, but with some nice surprises); Alfa Romeo Sport Sedan (At last, an Alfa for the shiftless among us); BMW M1 (More racer than reality) Features - Import Car Of The Year - The Nominees; The Testing; The Winner; Mustang: Reflections From A Star? (What an uncanny resemblence to the Mercedes-Benz 450SLC); Sound Investments (Here are the ultimate auto stereo pieces now available); Chris Economaki Offscreen (A dizzying climb to the top recalled in an exclusive interview); San Remo Ultima Seville (A Cadillac convertible in the Corniche mold); Turbocharging Basics (How it works: You start with a simple air pump); Toyota Celica Supra (This 6-cylinder, stretched Liftback may be in a class by itself); Retrospect: 1955 and 1972 Ford T-Birds Departments - Editor's Report; Reader's Report; Washington Report; Detroit Report; International Report; Roving Report; Competition Report
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June Road Tests - Oldsmobile Omega Brougham (Traditional opulence in a 1980s-style sedan); Jaguar XJ-S (Above all, it has character); Return Of The Chrysler 300 (Built in the American road car mold); Toyota 4x4 Pickup (A solid contender in a new field); Supra vs. 280ZX 2+2 (These Japanese six shooters have American accents) Megabuck Motoring - Cadillac Coupe de Ville vs. Diamante (Comparing an apple and an orange); Megabuck Buyer's Guide (Grab your checkbook and satisfy your ego) Features - Retrospect: 1932 Chevrolet Sport Coupe (Classy survivor from Depression times); Thunder And Lightning (Moonshine running stock car on racing's colorful roads); 25 Anti-Theft Ideas (Make things a little safer for one of your prized possessions); Master Driver's Licenses (A workable approach to upgrading Americans' driving skills) Departments - Editor's Reports; Readers' Reports; Washington Report; Detroit Report; International Report; Roving Report; Competition Report
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July Features - Road Tests - Corvette vs. GMC Diablo del Calle (A maxed-out L82 takes on an upstart sports truck); Chevette Scooter vs. Mazda GLC (Chevy's subcompact works hard to match up against a strong Japanese opponent); VW Dasher Diesel (The newest super-saver offers most of the amenities as well); Fiat Strada (It goes the distance, but will it get the decision?) Driving Impressions - Aston Martin Volante (Only 80 Americans will own one of these $70,000 convertibles); Alfa 6 (Bending tradition, the Italian firm introduces its first vee engine) Used-Car Section - Surveying The Field (You may be surprised at the dimensions); Shopping For A Used Car (Where to start, how to look); 50 Tips On Buying A Used Car (Here's a handy checklist); Used...Or Used Up? (How old is too old?); Warranties (This is an area demanding extra caution); The Refurbishing Alternative (Should you fix up your old car?); Probing The Rental Car Market (Old rent-a-cars offer some definite advantages) Features - DKM Corvette (Enchantment doesn't come cheaply); Retrospect: 1947 Chrysler Town And Country (A truly masterful restoration); The Wizards Of Ford (Conjuring new technology to deal with the future); The Sexiest Little Capri (This convertible doesn't turn heads simply because of its resemblance to another marque); Lee Iacocca: Amazing Management (A personal look at the man on whom Chrysler Corporation bases its hopes for the future); Sneak Preview: The 1980 Chryslers (These "Iacocca cars" will be in dealer showrooms this fall); Lincoln Town Car (America's last chance at traditional (read "big") luxury); Collector's Alert (The Harrah Automobile Collection offers some valuable new services) Departments - Editor's Report; Readers' Report; Washington Report; Detroit Report; International Report; Roving Report; Competition Report
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August Contents - Road Tests - Toyota Corona vs. Chevy Citation (A clash of 5-door titans); Buick Regal (The best of Buick in a nifty package) Driving Impressions - BMW Diesel (A case where turbocharging saves fuel...and performance); Trans Am And Z28 Convertibles (Need help for your ego?); Chevy Monza Spyder (An American GT (with emphasis on American)); 1980 Lincoln Continental Mark VI (An early ride in the newest lap of luxury) Diesels - Warming Up For The Excursion Into The Void (This trip was necessary...and informative); VW Rabbit 5-Speed ("...the car of the decade"); VW Dasher 5-Door ("...the best of both worlds"); Oldsmobile Cutlass 260 ("...a great point-A-to-point-B car, but..."); Peugeot 504 ("...pulls like a D9 in heat"); Mercedes-Benz 240D ("...the chicquest economy car going"); Cadillac Eldorado 350 ("...once it's rolling, it does quite well"); Mercedes-Benz 300TD ("...probably the best wagon on the market"); Mercedes-Benz 300SD ("...the concept that all other diesel makers will copy"); Charting Diesel Performance (The vital numbers of the Thundering Turtle Ride); The 200-mph Diesel (The gospel of aerodynamics according to Daimler-Benz); Diesels In Depth (What's it like to own, drive and support a diesel); Life In The Slow Lane (Don't hurry, and you'll be happy); The Long Ranger (Be patient, the savings will come); Diesel Digest (As Ed McMahon would say...); Ten Popular Diesel Myths (And the truthful dynamite that explodes them); California Dreamin' (Will the Golden State kill the diesel?); Diesel Swaps (Can you change water into wine?); Faililng In The School Of Hard NOx (Soot clouds the future of the diesel) Features - 50 Tips On Saving Fuel (Advice to help you fight the squeeze); Racing's Ringmaster (Orchestrating the thrill of victory); Auto Repair: Probing The Depths (Don't continue in the role of victim)
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September Features - Road Tests - Pontiac Bonneville Diesel (Another GM marque joins dieselmania); Honda Civic vs. Ford Fiesta (Showdown between two of the world's most popular subcompacts); TR7 Convertible (The latest flip-top from Triumph has its own personality) Driving Impressions - Diesel From Space (An alien from Citroen offers peace, quiet and transcendental transportation); 1980 Thunderbird (Performance/luxury: An all-new bird with a split personality); 1980 Turbo Fairmont (Adding boost to a family sedan); BMW 528i (Less means more than ever to builders of "The Ultimate Driving Machine"); Rendezvous (A six-wheel limo for the '80s) '80 New Cars - Long-Lead '80 (A behind-the-scenes look at the new-car introductions); 1980 (New directions for a new decade); Ford 1980 (A look at Ford's newest ideas); Chrysler 1980 (Facing the future with the genius of the chameleon) Features - Mobile Telephones (Latest auto accessory craze); Retrospect: 1930 Duesenberg LWB Murphy Speedster J120 (An eccentric classic from an eccentric age); Little Cars (Gluttons, past and present...Repent!); The Electrics Are Coming (Electric cars charge to the rescue); Twenty Electric Cars You Can Buy (Just a little ahead of our time); Auto Insurance (Inflation fighters for wary customers) Departments - Editor's Report; Readers' Report; Washington Report; Detroit Report; International Report; Roving Report; Competition Report
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