Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Lamborghini Aventador

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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...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Hyundai Accent Manual

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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 Hyundai Tucson Manual

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Hyundai Tucson Manual
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It’s a fact: the manual transmission is on its deathbed. Long absent from most family vehicles, one the last bastions of the manual transmission are compact crossovers. These however are becoming harder and harder to find. Most mainstream manufacturers in America have abandoned offering a stick-shift in compact CUVs and only minor players in the… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium
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Looking for a small, but rugged crossover? Then the Subaru XV Crosstrek is a vehicle to take a look at. With its raised height over the Impreza, the XV is poised to confidently go where the Impreza can’t. We had a chance to drive the base Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium, which costs just $21,995 and… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club
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Winter: the perfect time to test crossovers, snow tires and convertibles, right? Well, maybe not that last one, but anyone who wants to buy a convertible, like this 2013 Mazda MX-5, should know how it fares in all four seasons, not just in drop-top temperatures. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection, the Counterpoint Edition: 2013 Chrysler 300C AWD

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Five-Point Inspection, the Counterpoint Edition: 2013 Chrysler 300C AWD
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Up for inspection this week is the Chrysler 300C with all-wheel drive, or maybe we should say “300Cs.” The vehicle gods have smiled upon the humble editors of AutoGuide; stars aligned, a comet passed and the tarot cards gave a thumbs up because two of us have been graced with essentially the same car. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Honda CR-V LX

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Honda CR-V LX
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There’s a war happening in the crossover segment, with new revisions to the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Escape all gunning for the popular Honda CR-V. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Lexus GS450h

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Lexus GS450h
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An alternative fuel vehicle, the Lexus GS450h is also a major alternative to the conventional V8-powered German luxury sedan. With exceptional fuel economy, luxury and solid power, it’s the subject of this week’s Five-Point Inspection. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Honda Fit Sport

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Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Honda Fit Sport
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This week’s subject for Five Point Inspection is the Honda Fit subcompact, equipped with the Sport Package. The MSRP of this model comes to $18,700, and represents a nearly fully loaded Fit. All that’s missing is the navigation, and a la cart options and accessories. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4 x 4

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4 x 4
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The subject of our latest Five-Point Inspection is the 2012 Jeep Compass, outfitted in the Latitude trim, with the optional 4×4 system, CVT transmission and plenty of extras. Continue Reading...