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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 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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 |  May 29 2014, 9:02 AM

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The 1980s was an important decade that shaped the world we live in today. During this period Madonna surged to stardom, personal computers revolutionized how people worked, Back to the Future burst into theaters and the Berlin Wall came a-tumblin’ down. Not surprisingly the automotive world was just as eventful.

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 |  Mar 28 2014, 12:02 PM

Ask AutoGuide No. 41


Ask AutoGuide No. 41

Ask AutoGuide is our community outreach program. Drivers in need of car-buying assistance call on us and we respond with a helping hand, a kind word or a stern warning; if they’re lost we can provide a map and some direction. Usually we recommend sensible sedans, handy hatchbacks or miserly mini-models, but this week we get to have a little fun.

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 |  Feb 24 2014, 11:02 AM

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The upcoming face-lifted version of Ford’s Focus will bring something much more exciting than updated cosmetics.

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 |  Feb 04 2014, 12:02 PM

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BMW plans to to further consolidate its platforms and engines to cut costs as part of its “Strategy Number One.”

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Volvo’s Confusing New Trim Levels Explained

It’s a Venerable 'T' Party

 |  Feb 03 2014, 11:45 AM

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Luxury automakers like to mess with us. That is the only conclusion we can come up with when looking at various manufacturer’s vehicle nomenclature.

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 |  Jan 13 2014, 3:50 PM

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Nissan has just dropped the curtain on a Sport Sedan Concept today that hints at a future production sports sedan.

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 |  Dec 17 2013, 10:54 AM

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BMW’s upcoming 2 Series Active Tourer has been spotted completely uncovered.

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 |  Dec 06 2013, 9:03 AM

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

It is the final day of AutoGuide.com Car of the Year Award finalist nominees. Yesterday we presented the 2014 Mazda3 as our fourth finalist and today we we’re revealing the final car to make the cut: Mercedes’ new CLA-Class.

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 |  Oct 21 2013, 1:48 PM

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The next generation of Audi’s TT sports coupe was just spied testing at the Nurburgring. 

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 |  Oct 18 2013, 2:32 PM

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BMW’s sporty 1 Series coupe models will disappear temporarily during the 2014 model year.

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 |  Sep 26 2013, 4:01 PM

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BMW fanboys, you may want to take a seat. The German automaker known for building the world’s very best rear-wheel drive performance sedans is planning to offer a new entry-level four-door with wrong-wheel drive.

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 |  Sep 17 2013, 8:30 AM

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The next Honda CR-Z could wind up with real performance credibility courtesy of the new Civic Type R, even if the latter doesn’t make a trans-Atlantic leap.

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 |  May 03 2013, 2:31 PM

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Ah to be young again. AutoGuide’s nationally recognized, board-certified Oracles remember their youth vividly… it was terrible. People often say age is just a number and you’re only as old as you feel, unfortunately they were born wearing elastic-waist jeans and Science Olympiad fanny packs. Gingivitis arrived when they were in middle school.

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 |  Feb 20 2013, 9:01 AM

Front-wheel drive dominates today’s automotive landscape, powering everything from subcompact hatchbacks to full-size SUVs. However, it wasn’t always this way. Back in the day rear-wheel drive was king, but over the last 30-odd years carmakers have made a dramatic shift from back to front. Why the flip-flop? No, they weren’t impersonating John Kerry; in reality, they didn’t have a choice.

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 |  Feb 18 2013, 12:31 PM

Lincoln’s long-lived Town Car served fleet duty for decades, but the obsolete large sedan finally reached the end of the line about a year and a half ago. Now the competition is moving swiftly to fill the vacuum left behind by Ford’s departed “panther” car, including Cadillac. 

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 |  Feb 15 2013, 2:01 PM

Mercedes is going into uncharted territory with its cheapest model yet, the CLA-Class. Along with its low pricetag, the CLA is the first Mercedes in the US to be front-wheel drive.

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 |  Feb 05 2013, 6:19 PM

New information about the U.S.-bound Mercedes-Benz CLA compact sedan leaked today through a dealer order guide.

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 |  Jan 10 2013, 1:45 PM

Expected to enter production soon for a debut later this year as a 2014 model, the next-generation of MINI Cooper will bring with it a series of changes to kick off what will be a revamping of the entire brand.

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 |  Dec 06 2012, 12:32 PM

Mercedes‘ new crossover based on its front-wheel drive platform, the GLA, was caught in spy photos during cold weather testing today. 

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 |  Nov 09 2012, 4:10 PM

Spy photos of the BMW 1 GT reveal information about the brand’s first front-drive production car despite being completely covered in camo.

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 |  Jun 10 2012, 10:01 AM

Rumor has it that a front-wheel drive BMW 1-Series GT model will be heading to this year’s Paris Auto Show, giving BMW enthusiasts a new entry-level model.

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