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.
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 third-generation Mazda2 hasn’t been released yet and already there are talks of a hot hatch variant.
Hyundai has its eyes set on competing with the Toyota Prius.
With eight sporty cars in the AutoGuide.com garage, we are understandably excited about this week. Did we also mention that we’re spending it at our home test track?
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid a Top Safety Pick.
Volkswagen will once again be the presenting sponsor for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.
Volkswagen is making a point to advertise more than the low emissions associated with driving its new electric car, the e-Golf.
Two of Honda’s electrified vehicles are being discontinued.
Toyota is planning to rejuvenate its Scion brand with a revamped lineup that could include a crossover.
Nissan has admitted that it loses money on every Leaf battery replacement.
Following a stop-sale order earlier this month, Volkswagen has now issued a recall for its Golf and GTI models.
Nissan’s latest Nismo-tuned product is small, slick-looking and not slated to be sold in the U.S.
Now that the excitement of July 4th is over, you must be wondering what’s next to come from AutoGuide.com. Here’s what we’re testing this week. Dont’ forget to tweet at us to find out more, or ask any questions about the cars we’re reviewing this week.
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 Mazda2 could benefit from a rotary hybrid powertrain for its next generation.
The Focus RS hot hatch currently being developed by Ford will reach the North American market unlike the previous generation model it replaces.
Impressive Compact Hatch with a Few Quirks The Focus is an important vehicle for Ford. The compact car category continues to grow and the Focus is a solid seller within the segment. Offered in either sedan or hatchback body styles, the Focus features contemporary styling and a lot of unexpected technology for a compact car.
The Ford Focus ST has been redesigned for the 2015 model year.
Typically considered a fairly traditional automaker, Honda is out to buck that tradition with its new Civic Type R.
Production of the Fiat 500 Abarth equipped with an automatic transmission has begun.
This year’s JD Power Initial Quality Study had a few surprises and you might be shocked to hear which vehicles were most problem free.
The Classic Tale of the Saabaru Vehicle Overview In 2005 Saab wanted a compact vehicle to sell in North America against products like the Audi A3 and Volvo V50. At the time GM owned Saab completely and had an influential ownership share in Subaru. To fill the gap in Saab’s lineup, the company began to…