Yesterday we eliminated five cars from the 2014 AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout. That leaves the final three, which are all completely different takes on affordable fun. Weren’t we surprised when the numbers were tabulated and the top cars included not just all-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive rivals, but a hatchback, a…
Yesterday we took eight fun-to-drive performance vehicles under $30,000 and put them through their paces on the street. After much deliberation, we chose the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST as the king of the street. Despite a somewhat harsh ride, nothing else matches the raw, hilariously fun driving experience behind the wheel.
If you love the Nissan IDx concepts’ radical retro styling, prepare to be disappointed.
Sporty cars are not dead. Rumors of their demise are premature. Thrill-packed machinery litters the automotive landscape, available to suit nearly every budget. When it comes to motoring fun, one of the most intriguing segments is the under $30,000 price bracket, where several enticing choices can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes.
The 2015 Honda Fit will be the star of this year’s SEMA Show for the Japanese automaker.
The third-generation Mazda2 hasn’t been released yet and already there are talks of a hot hatch variant.
The 2014 Abarth Track Experience will be making extra stops this year.
The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class will spawn a collection of body styles.
Cadillac is still considering adding a compact luxury sedan model to its lineup.
The Kia Soul is living up to its name in South Korea.
Compact crossovers are BIG business these days and Mazda is apparently hard at work on a small utility vehicle that will slot in under their compact CX-5 model.
I tagged along for a two legs of MINI Takes the States, an epic cross-country road rally that’s put on by the company. I participated in just two sections of this continent-spanning trip, but that was still enough for me to experience four Midwestern states and some 700 miles of America. But there’s much more…
Volkswagen will once again be the presenting sponsor for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.
Toyota is planning to rejuvenate its Scion brand with a revamped lineup that could include a crossover.
The Mazda5 and Nissan Leaf are longer be recommended by Consumer Reports due to the vehicles poor crash-test results.
Only one compact out of a dozen earned a “good” rating in the latest round of testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with the small overlap crash test proving difficult to protect against.
When we named the Mazda3 the AutoGuide.com Car of the Year, its flexibility helped eke out the win.
A unique Fiat 500L made its debut at this year’s Vans U.S. Open of Surfing.
The 2015 Kia Soul will be $200 more expensive than the 2014 model.
Trouble-Free Commuting Vehicle Overview In 2009 a new Corolla went on sale in North America. Not entirely “new,” the 10th generation Corolla feature carried over mechanics on a newly style body and interior. A staple in the compact car market, Toyota kept to the winning formula of offering a basic car with high reliability and…
When Nissan announced updates to its 2015 lineup, it omitted information on one of its current models.
The 2015 MINI Paceman debuted earlier this year, but now we have our first detailed look at the high-performance John Cooper Works variant.
The 2012-2014 Nissan Versa and Versa Note models are under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Mazda2 could benefit from a rotary hybrid powertrain for its next generation.