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 |  Aug 31 2014, 8:27 PM

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If you’re shopping for a sports car under $30,000 – AutoGuide.com has you covered.

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 |  Aug 27 2014, 9:01 AM


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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 sedan and a coupe.

The Scion FR-S is a low-slung, rear-wheel drive sports coupe built without compromises. The Ford Fiesta ST is a sub-compact hatchback jacked on steroids. And finally we have the sensible, all-wheel drive Subaru sedan, that also just so happens to deliver awesome amounts of turbocharged thrust.

This is it, time to crown a victor. Who is your money on?

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 |  Aug 26 2014, 8:55 AM


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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.
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 |  Aug 25 2014, 9:26 AM


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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.

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 |  Jun 03 2014, 5:55 PM

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Ford isn’t stopping with just its F-150 when it comes to saving weight.

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 |  Apr 25 2014, 8:57 AM

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The 2014 Ford Fiesta has earned a four-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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 |  Feb 18 2014, 7:32 PM

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Ken Block will be competing in at least three events during this season’s World Rallycross Championship in his Hoonigan Racing Ford Fiesta.

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 |  Feb 04 2014, 9:45 AM

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2014 Ford Fiesta SE Five Door Main ArtSmaller is better. Obviously this isn’t true in every situation but for many drivers a compact or sub-compact car will meet their needs just as nicely as a midsize sedan or even some crossovers. After decades of neglect, automakers have finally started to share some of their excellent B-Segment offerings with American motorists. If you’ve been thinking about downsizing there really hasn’t been a better time to do it.

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 |  Feb 02 2014, 2:32 PM

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The all-new Lamborghini Huracan is poised to be a formidable successor to the best-selling Gallardo exotic. And while photos certainly do the car justice, automotive enthusiasts around the world just couldn’t wait to see and hear the Huracan in action, which is why our Lamborghini Huracan video is our most watched video of the week.

In addition, sports car enthusiasts are seeing how the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST compares against the 2014 Subaru BRZ, and checking out if the 2014 Honda Civic Coupe lives up to the Civic name.

Watch the videos below and subscribe to the AutoGuide YouTube channel here.

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 |  Oct 28 2013, 6:47 PM

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The 2014 Ford Fiesta equipped with a 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has been rated at 32 MPG in the city and 45 MPG on the highway.

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 |  Oct 22 2013, 10:30 AM

Ford-SEMA-2013Ford is showing off a host of modified models at this year’s annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The massive event kicks off in just a few short weeks and the Blue Oval’s offerings run the gamut from Mustang muscle to pint-sized to performance.

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 |  Oct 18 2013, 9:32 AM

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Anyone who visits the SEMA show comes to grips with one fact very quickly.

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 |  Apr 26 2013, 8:32 AM

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Ford and German automotive component company, Schaeffler, demonstrated a concept today in Belgium that could allow for unprecedented practicality in sub-compact cars. 

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 |  Apr 10 2013, 7:32 PM

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Ken Block has it pretty good. He gets paid to spend time hooning cars around the world while everyone watches.

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 |  Mar 22 2013, 5:01 PM

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Ford is rolling four key vehicle segments – subcompact, compact, small utility vehicles, and midsize sedans – into one, naming it the super segment.

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 |  Feb 07 2013, 12:59 PM

Ford isn’t making such a big deal out of its booth at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to be excited about. Quite the opposite, actually.

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 |  Dec 31 2012, 8:01 AM

Ford is on track to sell 2.2-million vehicles in the U.S. this year, marking its second straight year topping the 2-million mark and being the only brand in America to do so. 

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 |  Dec 22 2012, 6:18 PM

It’s been several months since Ken Block’s Gymkhana Five was unleashed onto the Internet, and now the team at DC Shoes has decided to give fans a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the stunk flick.

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 |  Dec 22 2012, 8:02 AM

2012 was a big year for Ken Block and his Gymkhana videos, and Ford decided to close the year off with another one – just not in the way you might imagine.

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 |  Nov 28 2012, 12:14 PM

Aiming to grow its position in the small car segment, Ford has revealed a refreshed version of its Fiesta sub-compact today at the LA Auto Show, boasting an efficient and surprisingly powerful 3-cylinder engine.

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 |  Nov 26 2012, 12:45 PM

Ken Block, a Ford endorsed racer tweeted photos of an upcoming “ST” car from the brand on Monday, which is almost certainly the all-new Ford Fiesta ST.

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 |  Nov 26 2012, 9:01 AM

The upcoming 2014 Ford Fiesta got a facelift to fit in with the rest of the Ford family, and now the small car is going to offer the MyFord Touch infotainment system.

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 |  Nov 19 2012, 7:15 PM

Ford is currently developing a new platform family for its models, and the next-generation Fiesta could be the first vehicle to benefit from it.

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 |  Nov 18 2012, 10:01 AM

It’s becoming harder to believe that the Ford Fiesta ST won’t be making its American debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show, especially now that its specifications have leaked.

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