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 |  Jul 18 2014, 9:02 AM


Kia is calling back 51,641 of its Soul compact hatchbacks from the 2014 model year because they could experience a loss of steering ability.

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 |  Jul 02 2014, 9:02 AM


Hyundai’s heavily styled Veloster hatchback might not get a second crack at the market.

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 |  Jun 16 2014, 11:12 AM

2012 Honda Fit Sport

A new recall campaign from Honda is pulling 1,038 Fit sub-compact hatchbacks in for service.

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 |  Apr 09 2014, 9:10 AM


Ford’s worldwide bread-and-butter vehicle will debut in sedan form next week at the New York Auto Show.

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 |  Mar 21 2014, 3:44 PM

Ask AutoGuide No. 40

Ask AutoGuide No. 40

We’re thinking small on this week’s installment of Ask AutoGuide, where value reigns supreme. Are cheap and cheerful mutually exclusive traits or can they really coexist in an automobile? We aim to find out and help one faithful reader in the process.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 1:31 PM

Ask-AutoGuide-No-31-Main-ArtIt’s a new week and that means it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide. As the Motor-Vehicle Problem Solvers we never stop working for you, our loyal audience… as long as we’re punched in and Samantha down in HR has approved the overtime. In any event, small cars are becoming the automotive industry’s next big thing as people trade in their first-generation Toyota Sequoias for more efficient transportation, and that’s precisely the theme of this week’s episode.

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 |  Jan 07 2014, 3:32 PM

Five Points of Practicality for the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST


We were more excited than a Walmart shopper on Black Friday after hearing that Ford planned to bring the Fiesta ST over to America.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 11:26 AM


Ford made a big splash last year in the hot-hatch segment with the introduction of the Ford Focus ST, and if the 2013 SEMA show is any indication, the aftermarket has really embraced the sporty hatchback.

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 |  Nov 05 2013, 5:48 PM


Maybe it’s a sign of changing times, or maybe it’s just that the current Mustang is really old and about to be replaced, but at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas Ford’s pocket rockets are outshining its muscle car contingent in both numbers and excitement.

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 |  Oct 16 2013, 9:04 AM


Life is hard for U.S. Mitsubishi dealers. The brand’s sales are among the industry’s worst and as of October 1, its vehicles were sitting on lots longer than any other automaker except Fiat. 

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 8:25 PM


Boasting at least 280 horsepower from a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the 2015 Honda Civic Type R wants the claim of being the fastest front-wheel drive car at the Nurburgring.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 8:36 AM

2015 civic type r nurburgring

Honda has boasted that the upcoming Civic Type R will be the fastest front-wheel drive car around the Nurburgring and today the automaker released the first details on exactly how it intends to achieve that goal.

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 |  Aug 31 2013, 10:02 AM

Bacon-wrapped Ford Fiesta

Ford announced on Wednesday that Fiesta owners would be able to buy specially fitted vinyl wraps of bacon images for their cars.

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 |  Jul 26 2013, 11:58 AM

Panamera S E-Hybrid

Porsche expects to sell about 10,000 of its Panamera S E-Hybrids over the life cycle of the vehicle.

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 |  Jul 12 2013, 8:32 AM


A Mazda engineer may have spilled the beans about the brand’s replacement for its current Mazdaspeed3 hot hatch.

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 |  Jun 03 2013, 9:10 AM


A picture taken from the pages of a Japanese magazine might have prematurely revealed the new Mazda3 hatchback. 

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 |  May 09 2013, 8:24 AM

vw design vision gti

The big reveal at the annual GTI meet in Wörthersee in Austria has just been uncovered with a very special race-prepped Volkswagen GTI concept that could see track-duty in the very near future.

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 |  Apr 26 2013, 4:44 PM


It’s Friday and another work week is slowly…  drawing… to… a… close. Like Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic musical CATS, this string of five days feels like it’s never going to end. At least people aren’t prancing around the AutoGuide offices in leotards and leg warmers. Meow!

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 |  Apr 22 2013, 12:07 PM

Affordable and Practical

GEAR_lowrez2-mainHatchbacks have a ton of versatility and use, and they’re also quite affordable, not to mention fuel efficient.

When it comes to the most affordable hatchback, there’s quite a few options out there. Unlike the Honda GEAR concept pictured above (which could preview a new affordable subcompact for the Japanese brand) all the cars on this list are easily attainable, and are competitively priced. Our top ten is seperated by a slim $4,000 margin from cheapest to most expensive. Check out the whole list, and see which cheap hatchback is the right choice for you!

 |  Mar 26 2013, 10:45 AM


The fate is still uncertain for the Ford Focus RS, which has been rumored for a 2015 debut in North America, and here we have the latest spy shots of what is likely Ford’s hot hatch, which will be sporting a new look, despite what is lurking under the hood. Continue Reading…

 |  Mar 22 2013, 8:04 AM

mitsubishi mirage euro-spec

As Mitsubishi ponders a new sedan and SUV for the North American marketplace, in the more immediate future it will announce the return of the Mirage model.

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 |  Mar 11 2013, 8:33 AM

If there’s one sing of an excellent handling front-drive car, it’s the ability to rotate the rear end. The upcoming 2014 Fiesta ST can do just that, as Ford proves in a new video showcasing the hot hatch.

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 |  Mar 06 2013, 1:31 PM

Diesel. Hot-hatch. Not much more needs to be said about the upcoming Volkswagen GTD, which will eventually make its way to American shores, giving enthusiasts a crazy amount of torque to go with practical hatchback dimensions.

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 |  Mar 05 2013, 10:46 AM

Like an Odyssey for Europe, Honda unveiled its Civic Tourer Concept today at the Geneva Motor Show.

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