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 |  Apr 19 2013, 12:51 PM

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Fuel economy… who needs it? Luggage capacity, rear-seat legroom, creature comforts, they’re more overrated than all the bacon memes on Facebook put together and raised to the power of Justin Bieber. That’s one hell of a confusing math problem, but it’s true. Needless add-ons and frou-frou features waste more time and energy than a month-long filibuster in the U.S. Senate. Anyone up for reading the phonebook?

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 |  Apr 09 2013, 1:15 PM

Two-doors, too cool


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Lets face it, two-doors cars are more fun and better looking than sedans. But you don’t have to break the bank to drive around in a stylish coupe.

We have a list of the top 10 most affordable two-doors, starting at just under $26,000. We had to draw the line and not include any hatchbacks, like the Scion tC or Fiat 500. Still, you’ll find plenty of big and small coupes in this list, each providing great looks or driving dynamics.

 |  Apr 05 2013, 9:01 AM

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The Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition is essentially a big toy for big boys, and now the convertible variant will be acting as the official Festival cars for this year’s Indianapolis 500.

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 |  Feb 27 2013, 3:32 PM

Top 10 Affordable Rear-Wheel-Drive Cars


Lawmakers in Washington D.C. and California are armed with a legislative battleaxe and they’re bringing it to bear against the automotive industry. Fuel-economy regulations are hitting like a war hammer, disrupting the market and crushing carmakers. In a mad dash to meet upcoming CAFE standards manufacturers are dramatically shifting their product offerings. Downsized vehicles, hybrid drivetrains and diesel engines are some of the tools in their defensive arsenals.

SEE ALSO: Why Front-Wheel-Drive Cars Are More Efficient

One unfortunate victim of this efficiency stampede is rear-wheel drive. Slowly but surely over the last 30 years automakers have made the switch to front-drive, a layout that’s more economical in a number of ways. But not everyone is content driving a Nissan Sentra, or getting by in a minivan. For enthusiasts that care about performance rear-wheel drive is king, but it’s a monarch that’s under siege. Keeping the dream alive, here’s a list of the Top 10 (reasonably) affordable RWD cars on the market today. Act fast before they’re gone in a puff of tire smoke.

 |  Jan 11 2013, 5:29 PM

Chevrolet cars aren’t exactly a hit over in Japan, and based on the brand’s Tokyo Auto Salon presence, it’s not hard to see why.

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 |  Jan 04 2013, 5:32 PM

A near neck-and-neck finish capped off the sales war between the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro last year, but the bow tie still managed to bring it in.

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 |  Dec 29 2012, 5:58 PM

Chevrolet will be heading out to the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon with a trio of custom cars, a Sonic Street, a Captiva Freedom Rider, and a limited edition Camaro Giovanna Edition.

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 |  Dec 21 2012, 7:13 AM

For the last few years, rumors have been abound that General Motors is working on at least one twin-turbo V6 powerplant to be used in its models. According to leaked documents, one model that could receive the twin-turbo V6 will be the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro.

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 |  Dec 19 2012, 4:02 PM

Starting with the next-generation model of the Chevrolet Camaro, General Motors is moving its production from Canada to Michigan, the American automaker said in a statement.

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 |  Dec 04 2012, 9:06 AM

In the continued battle towards balancing fuel efficiency with performance, rumors of a turbocharged four-cylinder Chevrolet Camaro are surfacing yet again.

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 |  Nov 05 2012, 4:32 PM

 You might want to think twice about buying a new muscle car from Dodge, Chevrolet or Ford this year.

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 |  Oct 28 2012, 11:01 AM

Last year, Hot Wheels and Chevrolet teamed up to produce a Camaro Concept vehicle that generated enough buzz to qualify it for production.

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 |  Oct 25 2012, 6:32 PM

Got yourself a 2010-2012 Chevrolet Camaro but wish it had more of the authentic 1969 muscle car look? Lingenfelter Performance Engineering felt the same and developed a new Retrokit for the new-age Camaro to give it that retro muscle car appearance.

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 |  Oct 22 2012, 9:40 AM

In an unprecedented move, General Motors lent AutoGuide a Camaro ZL1 from the press fleet to race competitively against track-prepped cars with race tires. This is the story of how some good ‘ol American muscle earned more than just a podium finish; it earned respect.

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 |  Oct 07 2012, 12:02 PM

It was a nasty surprise for Eddie Ramones when he signed up to rent a Chevrolet Camaro SS while on vacation only to discover he had been bamboozled into driving the V6 model.

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 |  Sep 07 2012, 9:31 AM

Top 10 Track Specials Under $60,000


Driving is a mundane task for some people, but for others it’s a sport, and there’s no better proving ground than a track.

Automakers see that opportunity as well, and love to offer up cars that are designed specifically with track use in mind. Take a look at the latest offering from Subaru and Scion, the BRZ/FR-S twins. Both cars were designed with a priority on light-weight, and achieves an impressive weight balance. In true sporting fashion, it’s rear-wheel drive and can be had with a slick-shifting six-speed manual, or quick automatic with race-inspired paddle-shifters.

The FR-S isn’t the only car out there with racing in its veins. Here’s a list of factory-customized machines designed for time at the track.

 |  Aug 14 2012, 12:31 PM

Last week, Chevrolet began delivery of its COPO Camaro, with only 69 ever to be sold for all drag racing enthusiasts nationwide. And just like that, one of them has conquered the quarter mile in 8.88 seconds.

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 |  Jul 30 2012, 9:01 AM

Official pricing for the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible has been announced, with the drop-top performance model starting at $60,445. The American automaker has also announced that the Camaro 1LE model will start at $37,035.

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 |  Jul 26 2012, 4:31 PM

The 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series is getting a new addition to its racing lineup in the form of a Chevrolet Camaro, revealed today by the company.

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 |  Jul 22 2012, 3:49 PM

For the 2013 model year Camaro, Chevrolet has announced an optional package available to 2LT and 2SS Camaro coupe and convertible models dubbed ‘Dusk Special Edition’ that will be priced at $5,995.

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 |  Jul 19 2012, 8:31 AM

Chevrolet recently revealed its 2013 Camaro model with subtle changes, most notably of which was the inclusion of in-car navigation to its sports car. At the time of the release, the American automaker also spoke about a new 1LE performance package, and details of that have now surfaced along with an extensive photo gallery.

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 |  Jul 16 2012, 1:26 PM

Your shoes say a lot about you – including the type of car you drive, at least, that’s what Italian writer and shoe design analyst Andrea Silvuni thinks – she believes you can learn a lot about a person’s character from their shoes and their choice of wheels.

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 |  May 17 2012, 3:32 PM

10. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: $54,095


Today’s cars all seem to be focused on delivering fun driving experience that’s still friendly on gas. Those two elements are often an important factor in a car purchase, but sometimes you just want to feral thrill of a big, loud engine.

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 |  May 15 2012, 8:43 AM

10. Subaru WRX STI: 305-hp $34,095


One of the most wonderful sensations come when you command a whole handful of power just with the flexing of your right foot. Horsepower is an intoxicating element when it comes to driving, but that doesn’t mean that it’s saved for the most expensive vehicles out there.

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