5 Point Inspection


The AutoGuide Five-Point Inspection is simple. We break down the top five things you need to know about each vehicle: the good, the bad and the important new features. Easier to digest than a full-length review, the Five-Point Inspection brings you everything you need to know, quickly and efficiently.”


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Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Audi A8 L TDI quattro Tiptronic

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Audi A8 L TDI quattro Tiptronic

The A8 is Audi’s flagship model, sitting at the top of its core lineup. Serving a diversity of luxury customers, the car is offered in two different wheelbases with a variety of engine options. There’s a supercharged V6, two flavors of twin-turbocharged V8 and even an exotic W12.

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Lexus RC 350 F-Sport

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Lexus RC 350 F-Sport

Lexus executives are keen to reinvent the brand. Toyota’s platinum-clad luxury division has earned a well-deserved reputation for quality and reliability, but the car-buying public at large also perceives it as being pretty dull.

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Dodge Viper GTS

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Dodge Viper GTS

It’s big, it’s bad and it’s a Dodge once more! The Viper is a mean machine from the folks in Auburn Hills. But what’s it like driving this SRT-tuned super snake? Hit the jump for more.

Five Things I Learned Driving a Formula F Racecar

Five Things I Learned Driving a Formula F Racecar

You might be aware of the fact that I’m not biggest guy in the world. I wear a size 36 blazer and jeans with a 30-inch waist won’t stay up around my waist without a belt. Consequently, I’m accustomed to feeling like the vehicle I’m driving it a little big for my breeches. Recently, I…

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Lamborghini Aventador

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Lamborghini Aventador

Bleary eyed and nauseous, I woke up to an alarm chirping long before sunrise. For a moment, my knotted stomach teetered on the brink of convulsion as I drew deep, slow breaths. The sick feeling started to fade and I swore never to smoke cigars and sip scotch again. So it was a normal Sunday….

5 Things I Learned Moving With the Nissan NV

5 Things I Learned Moving With the Nissan NV

With a new house, in a new development, why not make the move in a brand new way? Forget U-Hauls or borrowing a friend’s pickup truck, I reached out to Nissan and was promptly delivered a shiny new NV 2500, using the new entry to the commercial vehicle segment to facilitate my own new adventure….

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

One of the most anxiously anticipated vehicles of the past few years is Alfa Romeo’s sultry new 4C sports car. Since the first concept version bowed in 2011 this product has seemingly whipped all of automotive journalism into a froth that’s stiffer than the peaks of a baked meringue. This much-hyped and oft-delayed product is…

Five New Tech Features in the 2015 Ford Edge

Five New Tech Features in the 2015 Ford Edge

Whether it’s a base model small car or a flagship luxury sedan, every modern automobile is chockablock with high-end features, some of which seemed like impossibilities just a few years ago.

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Kia K900

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Kia K900

Kia is a brand that’s going places. Just a few years ago their cars were the equivalent of latex gloves; you’d use them once and throw ‘em away. But now the South Korean company is building some truly impressive, even class-leading products.

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

Rolls-Royce is one of the most famous automakers in the world. This storied British brand is best known for building obscenely lavish cars, motoring vehicles that scream “expensive,” but in a well-mannered, genteel way. Models like the Ghost sedan and Phantom flagship practically define the luxury segment. They’re decked out with features and materials not…

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Buick Enclave

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Buick Enclave

Like all Buicks, the Enclave is easy to overlook. General Motors’ alternative luxury brand currently sells five models in the U.S. and is almost entirely supported by its sales in China. In spite of that, the products it offers probably deserve more credit than they get.

Five-Point Inspection: Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Five-Point Inspection: Toyota Yaris Hybrid

The Toyota Yaris is generally a pretty lamentable little car. This sub-compact hatchback is about as stylish as the grease-disposal bin behind your local truck stop.

Five Point Inspection: 2014 Dodge Dart GT

Five Point Inspection: 2014 Dodge Dart GT

Overshadowed by other more recent compacts including the Civic, Mazda3 and Corolla, it’s easy to forget about the Dodge Dart. We set out to determine if it’s worth remembering.

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 GMC Yukon Denali

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 GMC Yukon Denali

What should you do if a regular Tahoe isn’t enough, but the Cadillac Escalade is a bit over the top? The answer is the in-between GMC Yukon Denali. With more power and luxury than regular Yukons, the Denali is for those who want to treat themselves to a nicer truck without going full-hog into the…