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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: 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD
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The fourth generation Acura TL has had a hard time fitting in during its short lifetime. Sized closer to a mid-size luxury sedan, the TL is powered, optioned and priced more like a compact luxury sedan. In fact, at a base $36,030, the TL is actually cheaper than the BMW 328i. With such a cheap… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 1997 Toyota Prius

Five-Point Inspection: 1997 Toyota Prius
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The Toyota Prius is one of the most contentious vehicles available today. On the one hand it rankles automotive enthusiasts like few other cars. They decry its bland styling and lifeless driving experience. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive
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The Panamera has undergone a lot of changes for 2014; enough for Porsche to claim this is the second generation of the four-door model.  The big news this year is that for the first time ever, the Panamera will be available in two body styles: regular and long-wheelbase “Executive.” Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Kia Rondo

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Kia Rondo
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Plenty of great vehicles around the world skip American showrooms. For various reasons the business decision is made that selling vehicle “x” in the U.S. doesn’t make sense and it’s never offered. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Scion xB

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Scion xB
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When the Scion xB was first introduced in 2003, it was a funky looking little square box aimed at youths involved in the tuner car scene. However, like many vehicles of this era targeted at younger buyers, it never really caught on. Blame the lack of power, blame the quirky looks, blame an unknown brand,… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-2 50th Anniversario Edition

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-2 50th Anniversario Edition
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Streams of chronically dull, utility-minded vehicles plod along the world’s roads and highways every day. What they lack in excitement they make up for in function, hauling people and goods from here to there and everywhere in between. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Kia Rio Eco

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Kia Rio Eco
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Kia was one of the first mass-market auto brands to introduce LED daytime running lights to its lineup, and once again the Korean brand is bringing technology usually reserved for luxury cars into its Rio sub-compact in the form of Stop/Start. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Honda Accord Coupe HFP

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Honda Accord Coupe HFP
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Taking something from ordinary to extraordinary is no easy task, and there might not be a better example of ordinary than the Honda Accord. A solid family car that offers dependability and ease of use over all else, are the folks at Honda crazy for trying to make this family hauler perform on the track?… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec
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Like its German rivals, Mercedes-Benz offers a wide selection of cars, crossovers and SUVs to fit seemingly every niche. With luxury brands fighting to get ahead in each segment of the market, every combination of body-type, engine size and price-point are available in some way or another. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
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On the market mostly unchanged for six years, you’ve probably read everything there is to know about the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, from its turbocharged four-cylinder engine, to its amazing all-wheel drive system to its boy racer looks. In other words, you’ve read lists of things to love about the Evo. But surely it must have… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Nissan NV200

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Nissan NV200
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When Nissan won the ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ contract from New York City with its new compact passenger van, it was obvious a retail version would follow. Although the 13,000 vehicles NYC requires is no small amount, Nissan would like to sell more; a lot more. So the manufacturer created the NV200, a version of this… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Fiat 500e

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Fiat 500e
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As fuel prices continue to test the limits of infinity, small cars are becoming more appealing to more new car shoppers; this downward spiral is evident. Many people that used to drive full-size SUVs a decade ago have opted for more efficient crossovers. Large-sedan buyers have traded in their tugboats for midsize models and compact-car… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Roadster

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Roadster
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In the rarefied world of exotic automobiles there’s something for just about everyone, so long as their wallets are sufficiently engorged. For customers that wish to be smothered in comfort and morally objectionable amounts of luxury Rolls-Royce offers a host of suitable automobiles that will surely exceed their needs. If someone wishes to attract attention… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 BMW M6

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 BMW M6
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It has power, style and surprisingly good fuel economy. If you haven’t guessed it, the subject of AutoGuide.com’s Five-Point Inspection is the 2013 BMW M6. In case you didn’t already know, the BMW M6 has one hell of a powerful engine to play with. Its twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 makes 560 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque,… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Scion xD TRD

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Scion xD TRD
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The thought of a performance version of the Scion xD may not set our souls on fire, or anyone’s really. Based on the Toyota Yaris platform, the xD starts out life lacking any performance DNA to speak of. And, with the current generation of the Scion xD having been on sale since 2008, the vehicle… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase
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In ancient times fat was considered a sign of wealth, a symbol of prosperity, just like golden jewelry or owning slaves. Someone who had a little extra bulk was likely far better off than the starving peasants down the street. Today it’s just the opposite; fat is out. High-ticket items have become the modern way… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Ford Focus ST

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Ford Focus ST
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Ten years ago the so called “tuner scene” was in full affect. Every manufacturer wanted a piece of this compact performance pie and the possibilities seemed endless for consumers. But, like any automotive trend, time moves on, tastes change and only a handful of hopped up economy cars remain. That didn’t deter Ford. After years… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Chevrolet Impala

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
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Sometimes, it is not hard to improve on a product. We can’t imagine there were too many developers at Microsoft who said “No sir, we can’t improve on Windows ME.” Same can be said for the designers at Chevrolet. Things most likely not heard around the office in the past three years “Nope. No way… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Nissan Titan

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Nissan Titan
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Do you remember the “ooga” horn sound cartoon characters used to make when they saw something shocking? If you want to create a similar reaction, in real life, tell any Dodge, Ford or GM truckophile that you’re planning to buy a new Nissan Titan. For the most part, their arguments will be well grounded. Nissan… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Honda Civic Sedan

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Honda Civic Sedan
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Last year, the Honda Civic underwhelmed the critics. With competition in the compact market segment firing on all cylinders, Honda delivered something that was far behind in terms of quality and value. Coasting was not an option for the 2013 Civic, so Honda revamped the car in record time, improving it inside and out. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: Ford MyKey

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Five-Point Inspection: Ford MyKey
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  Hey kids, want to put the brakes on a first date? Ruin a road trip? Impress your friends by not speeding? Then most of the new Ford lineup is for you. That’s because the majority of Ford’s models come with MyKey, a system that lets parents program aspects of their car to restrict certain… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium Manual

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium Manual
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It’s unwise to purchase a home without having a qualified expert give it a thorough going over, why should new cars be any different? Top-to-bottom, front-to-back, inside-and-out, the 2014 Subaru Forester is on the receiving end of AutoGuide’s weekly Five-Point Inspection. Continue Reading...