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 |  Aug 02 2013, 10:32 AM

Warm Weather Cars You Might Actually be Able to Buy


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The U.S., Japan, Italy, Britain and even Germany; they all have something in store for buyers who want performance without going particularly spend-crazy. 

From hot hatches to sports coupes and full-on convertibles, there’s nothing quite like having a performance machine to play with in the summer. You might be surprised by the choices under $30,000 and that’s exactly what this list is here to demonstrate. What are you waiting for? Click through and see what your choices are.

 |  Jun 27 2013, 11:01 AM

Blue-Collar Blues


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Several months back we posted an epic Top 10 list highlighting some of the priciest, most opulent and downright ludicrous pickups available on the market. Vehicles like the Cadillac Escalade EXT and Harley-Davidson F-150 are but a couple of the high-brow haulers we featured. Those vehicles – and we hesitate to call them trucks – are so over the top they spill into luxury-car territory.

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 |  Jun 11 2013, 11:45 AM

Her Majesty's Pleasure


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In the rarefied world of exotic automobiles there’s something for just about everyone, so long as their wallets are sufficiently engorged. For customers that wish to be smothered in comfort and morally objectionable amounts of luxury Rolls-Royce offers a host of suitable automobiles that will surely exceed their needs. If someone wishes to attract attention a brightly colored Lamborghini is hard to beat; they’re unsurpassed when it comes to ego-fluffing. And of course for eccentric drivers interested in something completely off the wall there’s the Koenigsegg CCX. Lady Gaga, your car is ready.

Boutique British brand Aston Martin falls somewhere between these extremes. Their products are opulent but sporty, outrageous looking yet tastefully designed, special without being completely obscure. They’re James Bond’s top pick and a fine choice for anyone lusting after something exceptional.

Aside from the laughable Toyota-based Cygnet city car the V8 Vantage Coupe is Aston Martin’s entry-level offering. With two seats, two doors and rear-wheel drive it has all the ingredients of a true performance machine. However, the S model is a step up from there, and the Roadster is yet another rung up the ladder. This dramatic drop-top is an extraordinary car and the subject of today’s AutoGuide Five-Point Inspection.

 |  Jun 06 2013, 4:32 PM

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In a clever fashion, Mazda has proved that its MX-5 Miata is the world’s fastest convertible in a drag race set in Southern California.

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 |  Apr 15 2013, 9:15 AM

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Mercedes plans to expand its C-Class line with a convertible, diesel and a hybrid option to better compete with BMW.

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 |  Mar 18 2013, 2:33 PM

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The first-ever 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible will be auctioned to raise money for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

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 |  Mar 06 2013, 12:44 PM

The Camaro is Chevrolet’s red, white and blue ponycar. It’s as American as gun ownership and obesity and it’s just been confirmed that a refreshed version of this rear-wheel-drive performance machine will debut at the New York International Auto Show in just a couple weeks.

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 |  Feb 15 2013, 10:50 AM

The Toyota GT 86 (a.k.a. Scion FR-S) that’s managing to generate more buzz than an obnoxious night club hype man was just spotted topless in the sun. 

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 |  Feb 12 2013, 4:46 PM

BMW’s smallest rear-wheel drive range was just spied testing in the Swedish snow.

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 |  Jan 14 2013, 1:27 PM

Like a hurricane, the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible blustered into Detroit’s COBO Hall earlier today. The opulent drop-top blew other cars and unsuspecting members of the media out of its path with a twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder blast of internal-combustion fury.

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 |  Dec 19 2012, 12:21 PM

Two weeks ago, spy photos of the BMW 2 Series Convertible gave a glimpse at where the brand is moving its current 1 Series line. Now, there are also photos of the hard top version. 

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 |  Dec 14 2012, 1:32 PM

Jaguar is kicking the cat out the door, announcing that it invited three outside drivers to test F-Type sports car.

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 |  Nov 28 2012, 2:22 PM

Fatter and slimmer in all the right places, the topless version of Volkswagen’s better-looking Beetle got its in-person debut today during the 2012 LA Auto Show.

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 |  Nov 15 2012, 4:02 PM

Days after the car first debuted, Lamborghini announced how much American buyers will pay for its Aventador LP700-4 Roadster: $441,600.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 5:27 PM

Big news out of Hiroshima, Japan. Mazda will reportedly resurrect its legendary RX-7 sports car.

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 |  Oct 23 2012, 1:45 PM

Elon Musk, tech mogul and co-founder of Tesla is coming to the defense of his company as it faces a lawsuit from dealers in Massachusetts and New York.
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 |  Oct 04 2012, 8:19 AM

Smart just announced pricing for its ForTwo Electric Drive, making it the cheapest electric car on the market today at $25,825

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 |  Sep 26 2012, 3:14 PM

Officially re-entering the sports car market for the first time since its E-Type left it in 1974, the 2014 Jaguar F-Type made its official debut today ahead of the Paris Motor Show.

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 |  Sep 07 2012, 12:04 PM

Once languishing Buick had new life breathed into its sails during GM’s restructuring and part of that was an expanded lineup, the latest of which might be a convertible.

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 |  Aug 07 2012, 1:02 PM

No fewer than 40 Porsche employees contributed to the masterpiece pictured above, which is a bespoke Porsche 911 slantnose delivered in 1990 with a list of custom goodies nothing short of shocking.

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 |  Jul 25 2012, 6:02 PM

Mercedes’ flagship S-Class will be quite the range topper if rumblings in Europe about the newest generation turn out to be true. 

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 |  Jul 24 2012, 5:22 PM

AutoGuide Five-Point Inspection


This week, the Five-Point Inspection takes a ride in the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible: the sun-loving version of Chevy’s young buck pony car. Like a car review written in jot note form, we detail five particular attributes of a vehicle to highlight those we like and those we don’t like.

 |  Jul 23 2012, 1:32 PM

Spy photos of the face lifted 2013 BMW Z4 are showing the updated roadster nearly nude with a skimpy few bits of clothing over its head, tail lights and fender ornaments.

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 |  Jul 17 2012, 12:35 PM

 

Hanging ’round the Nurburgring today, the AutoGuide photogs caught spy photos of the Audi RS5 Cabrio prototype taking laps.

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