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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.

 |  Mar 26 2013, 9:32 AM

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of its most significant vehicles, the Mustang, Ford has revealed a special commemorative logo and a marketing campaign that will see merchandise sold from over 50 different companies. 

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 |  Mar 25 2013, 7:31 AM

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Sometimes there’ s just no replacement for displacement, and Shelby proves that mantra with its new 1000 S/C that features 1,200 hp and will be heading for its debut this week at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

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 |  Mar 24 2013, 2:46 PM

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Ford is currently preparing to launch its sixth-generation Mustang, and these photos may just reveal what the 2015 model will look like.

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 |  Mar 08 2013, 8:10 PM

Earlier reports that the 2015 Ford Mustang will get a turbocharged 4-cylinder EcoBoost exclusively for the European market have turned out to be false. That turbo 4-banger is headed to America too.

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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 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 25 2013, 6:02 PM

When it came to delivering the third winner of its “Mustang Customizer” contest, Ford decided to take advantage of the fact that it was a police officer who would be the recipient.

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 |  Jan 20 2013, 8:04 PM

A custom Shelby GT500 modified by a group called “Friends of Carroll” has sold for $200,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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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 26 2012, 12:37 PM

Ford is working hard to give its luxury Lincoln brand a new start, renaming it the Lincoln Motor Company and adding its own design and engineering team.

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 |  Dec 16 2012, 12:01 PM

A trio of Twister Special Ford Mustangs recently hit the Mecum auction block in Kansas City, collecting a total of $325,000.

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 |  Dec 03 2012, 2:31 PM

Now that Steve Saleen is back at the helm of his prestigious brand, the famed Mustang tuner has released an updated S351 packing 700 hp and 655 lb-ft of torque. 

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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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 |  Nov 04 2012, 6:29 PM

In the battle of the ‘big three’, General Motors is proving to have the most reliable vehicles.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 4:08 PM

Mustang enthusiasts at the 2012 SEMA Show shouldn’t be disappointed, as Ford has brought out a fine collection of modified ‘Stangs to the show floor in Las Vegas. 

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 2:23 PM

Ford has just unveiled the Mustang Cobra Jet concept at the 2012 SEMA Show, which uses a twin-turbo setup on the already potent 5.0-liter V8 found under the hood of the Mustang GT.

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 |  Oct 24 2012, 6:16 PM

You didn’t think that Ford would only head to the 2012 SEMA Show with custom F-Series trucks, Focus STs, Escapes, and an Explorer did you? The American automaker released a sneak preview of the modified Mustangs that will be making their way to the show floor in Vegas today.

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 |  Oct 16 2012, 9:31 AM

What happens when you give professional drifter and former Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. free reign at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant? A three and a half minute video of pure automotive porn.

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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.

 |  Sep 02 2012, 2:33 PM

During the Formula Drift Pro Am event in Las Vegas, drifter Jim Guthrie and his Ford Mustang had a scary run in with the wall.

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 |  Aug 15 2012, 9:01 AM

This year’s Woodward Dream Cruise will kick off on August 18th, and Ford Motor Company will once again have its Mustang Alley setup at the intersection of 9 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue just north of Detroit.

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 |  Aug 10 2012, 4:13 PM

At this years Pebble Beach Councours d’Elegance, the 2013 Shelby GT350 (shown above) will be revealed to the public, alongside the GT500 Super Snake, and another mystery vehicle which will pay tribute to the late Carroll Shelby.

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 |  Aug 06 2012, 8:28 PM

Earlier, we reported that Ford Mustang Race Teams sat out at the SCCA World Challenge race at Mid-Ohio as an act of protest, and the series has now spoken out regarding the issue.

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