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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.”

Five Point Inspection: 2015 BMW 228i

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The 228i may be the cheapest car in the BMW lineup, but it’s also one of the most authentic. It’s the one that reminds us of older BMWs rather than newer niche vehicles like the X4 and four-door “coupes.” Continue Reading...

Five Point Inspection: 2015 Chrysler 200S V6 AWD

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Five Point Inspection: 2015 Chrysler 200S V6 AWD
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  Chrysler’s lamentable first-generation 200 is finally gone and the new model replacing it is praiseworthy for a variety of reasons. Continue Reading...

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

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

Five-Point Inspection: 2005 Mazdaspeed MX-5

Five-Point Inspection: 2005 Mazdaspeed MX-5
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In 2004 Mazda did something truly special. It took the already highly praised MX-5 Miata roadster and improved upon it in nearly every possible way. Continue Reading...

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

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Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Lexus RC 350 F-Sport
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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. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Dodge Viper GTS

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Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Dodge Viper GTS
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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. Continue Reading...

Five Things I Learned Driving a Formula F Racecar

Five Things I Learned Driving a Formula F Racecar
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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… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Lamborghini Aventador

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Lamborghini Aventador
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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…. Continue Reading...

5 Things I Learned Moving With the Nissan NV

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5 Things I Learned Moving With the Nissan NV
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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…. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

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Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
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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… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Cadillac CTS 3.6L

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Cadillac CTS 3.6L
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Cadillac’s CTS sports sedan is new for 2014. The car gains expressive new design, cutting-edge technology and a luxurious cabin with all the latest features. Continue Reading...

Five New Tech Features in the 2015 Ford Edge

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Five New Tech Features in the 2015 Ford Edge
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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. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Kia K900

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Kia K900
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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. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith
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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… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Hyundai Accent Manual

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Hyundai Accent Manual
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Starting at $15,455, the Hyundai Accent has long been a value proposition in the sub-compact segment and for 2014, the car gets a few more standard features. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Buick Enclave

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Buick Enclave
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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. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: Toyota Yaris Hybrid

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Five-Point Inspection: Toyota Yaris Hybrid
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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. Continue Reading...
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