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 |  Dec 18 2013, 1:02 PM

Dear OEMS, Please Build These

audi sport quattro concept

Concept cars are things that dreams are made of. These vehicles represent a manufacturer’s future, seen through LSD-laced rose colored glasses.

They are utopian automobiles for a world free of conservatism and convention. For better or worse, most will never see the light of day as a production model, but usually a few elements (and hopefully many) will find their way into future cars.

2013 has been another busy year for concept cars with manufacturers worldwide showcasing the best (and worst) new ideas within the automotive world. Sometimes these designs fail to resonate with the public; remember the Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept? Not to worry, no one else does either.

But for every lackluster concept, there seems to be at least two that capture our attention, like the Audi Quattro Concept shown above. Here are the ten best concepts of 2013.

 |  Nov 15 2013, 9:02 AM

The most anticipated new cars from GT6


A new installment of Sony’s legendary Gran Turismo franchise is set to hit retail shelves in under a month. Gran Turismo 6, or GT6 as it is known by gamers, will be the second Gran Turismo title available for the Playstation 3 and builds off of the foundation laid out in Gran Turismo 5. Over 1,000 vehicles will carry over from the GT5 title, with the majorty of them dating back to Gran Turismo 4.

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 |  Oct 23 2013, 1:53 PM

Avalon-Price-Increase-Main-ArtEvery year we all get a little older and things get a little more expensive. This is true of food, fuel and especially vehicles. In keeping with this trend the entry level Toyota Avalon is inching up the price ladder.

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 |  Oct 01 2013, 3:37 PM


The short list of candidates for the 2014 North American Car of the Year Award was just announced.

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 |  Sep 02 2013, 12:02 PM


Predictably, the 2014 Toyota Corolla review was the most popularly read on this week.

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 |  Aug 28 2013, 12:45 PM


Lincoln is probably still a decade away from regaining status as a true luxury brand according to a high-level Ford executive.

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 |  Aug 18 2013, 12:16 AM


Like an empty toothpaste tube BMW is throwing away one of its most respected vehicles. The sporty and sophisticated 3 Series Coupe is not long for this world. But do not despair my fellow automotive enthusiasts, they’re replacing it with something very compelling… the all-new 2014 4 Series.

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 |  Aug 06 2013, 4:01 PM


According to a recent survey of 1,500 licensed drivers, the Smart ForTwo is the most embarrassing car, averaging a “cringe score” of 7.6.

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 |  Jul 27 2013, 5:32 PM


Toyota vehicles were widely popular this week in the AutoGuide new cars section.

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 |  Jul 20 2013, 3:02 PM


The most researched vehicles this week in’s new cars section range from practical and fuel efficient to power-driven pony cars.

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 |  Jul 13 2013, 4:02 PM


Running the gamut from highly fuel frugal to ferocious, the most researched cars this week in’s new cars section were diverse to say the least.

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 |  Jun 21 2013, 5:32 PM

2014 Ford Fiesta

A new study suggests that by 2020, the idea of having an Internet connection associated with your car will be commonplace.

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 |  Jun 15 2013, 11:02 AM


Sedans and small crossovers composed this week’s top five most popularly researched cars this week. 

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 |  Jun 14 2013, 11:02 AM


Hyundai unveiled its new facility in Alzenau, Germany, which will serve as its center for motorsport development.

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 |  Jun 09 2013, 9:01 AM


In the continuing quest to make cars lighter and tougher, automakers are turning to advanced structural adhesives in order to use more aluminum and exotic composites.

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 |  Jun 08 2013, 11:02 AM


This week saw a diverse mix of affordable cars climb to the top of the list in AutoGuide’s most researched list.

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 |  May 27 2013, 10:02 AM


Subaru is pitting Canadian families against each other in a rally for the chance to win a 2014 Forester.

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 |  May 18 2013, 10:02 AM

The subjects of’s most recent track shootout were both popularly researched this week, as were a selection of Chrysler products. 

Both the Mazda and Ford hot hatches offer potent turbocharged engines that offer practical performance bargains. While the Mazdaspeed 3 has long been regarded the leader for turbocharged hatchbacks, Ford is offering a legitimate contender.

The Chrysler Town & Country was also a popularly searched vehicle. A practical family hauler with luxurious touches, buyers can opt to have the minivan with a Blu-ray player.

Dodge just announced two special edition packages for the 2013 Dart along with a new Rallye appearance package, which might explain its surge in popularity.

Finally, the ever-popular Jeep Wrangler rounded off this week’s list. In fact, the millionth Wrangler JK rolled off the line this week at Chrysler’s Toledo, Ohio plant.

Click the hot links below to go directly to each of the cars or enjoy some casual browsing in our new car shopping section or learn more about your own top picks in our Tips & Advice area.

2013 Dodge Dart

2013 Jeep Wrangler

2013 Chrysler Town & Country

2013 Ford Focus ST

2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3

 |  May 17 2013, 12:01 PM


It may not be perfect but the United States is a great country. America has her share of problems, both past and present, but for the most part this nation is pretty sweet; when it comes to being awesome we’ve done better than most.

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 |  May 17 2013, 11:32 AM

Top 10 Underrated Cars


An ode to the underdog, has compiled a list of 10 cars that just don’t get the respect they deserve.

They fly under the radar for a variety of reasons. Some are meant to be that way, while others are haunted by a reputation too daunting to drop.

Whatever the reason, every car on this list is available today and worth a second look.

 |  May 15 2013, 10:45 AM


Rumors that Gran Turismo 6 will be available for the PlayStation 3 this holiday season have just been confirmed.

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 |  May 04 2013, 11:02 AM


Performance cars were predominant in this week’s new cars section including products from the U.S., Korea and Japan.

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 |  Apr 27 2013, 3:21 PM


Utility vehicles meant for various walks of life were especially popular this week in’s new cars section.

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 |  Apr 26 2013, 4:44 PM


It’s Friday and another work week is slowly…  drawing… to… a… close. Like Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic musical CATS, this string of five days feels like it’s never going to end. At least people aren’t prancing around the AutoGuide offices in leotards and leg warmers. Meow!

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