EPA Makes BMW Correct MINI Fuel-Economy Figures

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EPA Makes BMW Correct MINI Fuel-Economy Figures
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Hyundai and Ford aren’t the only manufacturers that have been forced to revise their fuel-economy scores. Now BMW is joining this hall of shame. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Dodge Viper GTS

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Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Dodge Viper GTS
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It’s big, it’s bad and it’s a Dodge once more! The Viper is a mean machine from the folks in Auburn Hills. But what’s it like driving this SRT-tuned super snake? Hit the jump for more. Continue Reading...

2015 Ford Mustang Ride Along

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2015 Ford Mustang Ride Along
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Ford is hard at work putting the finishing touches on its hotly anticipated 2015 Mustang, which is expected to go on sale this fall. Regrettably we haven’t been offered any time in the driver’s seat but we did get the next best thing: a chance to ride shotgun for a few hot laps. Continue Reading...

TRANS WARS Episode III: Revenge of the Shift

TRANS WARS Episode III: Revenge of the Shift
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Welcome to the final installment of Trans Wars, a three-part miniseries exploring the automatic transmission. So far we’ve compared torque-converter and dual-clutch units, but these two gearboxes aren’t the only ones on the market today. Continue Reading...

TRANS WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clutches

TRANS WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clutches
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In yesterday’s installment of Trans Wars we explored the benefits and downsides of conventional automatic gearboxes, ones that feature fluid-filled torque converters. This type of transmission has been around for more than 50 years; it works well and has pretty much become the industry standard. Continue Reading...

TRANS WARS Episode I: The Phantom Pedal

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TRANS WARS Episode I: The Phantom Pedal
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Join us for a three-part miniseries exploring the ins and outs of automatic transmissions. For the first installment we celebrate heritage by tipping our hats to a great motoring tradition that’s as American as baseball, apple pie and Oldsmobile. This is Trans Wars! Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Hyundai Accent Manual

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Hyundai Accent Manual
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Starting at $15,455, the Hyundai Accent has long been a value proposition in the sub-compact segment and for 2014, the car gets a few more standard features. Continue Reading...

Exotic Cars Are Less Attractive to Women than You Think: Survey

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Exotic Cars Are Less Attractive to Women than You Think: Survey
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Attention dudes: if you think it takes a supercar to impress the ladies think again. That six-figure exotic you just bought might be sending a totally different message to women. Continue Reading...

Why Lamborghini Trashed the Manual Transmission

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Why Lamborghini Trashed the Manual Transmission
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When Ferrari made the move to drop its iconic gated stick shift the Italian automaker boasted that its transmission technology had become so impressive that shifting your own gears was, at best, antiquated and at worst, robbing the car of its performance. With the launch of the new Huracán and retirement of its Gallardo model,… Continue Reading...

Cadillac ATS vs. Cadillac CTS vs. Cadillac XTS

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Cadillac ATS vs. Cadillac CTS vs. Cadillac XTS
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GM has been working to revive its Cadillac division for a decade and a half. After much hard work and many billions of dollars things are really starting to fall into place instead of falling apart. They’ve transformed the brand from an also-ran into a genuine competitor to German luxury hegemony. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Ford Fiesta Five-Door SE

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Ford Fiesta Five-Door SE
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Smaller 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… Continue Reading...

2015 BMW M3 and M4 Video, First Look

2015 BMW M3 and M4 Video, First Look
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BMW revealed two jaw-dropping performance cars at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The M3 sedan and M4 coupe are race-bred and ready for the track or a twisting mountain road near you. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 31 – Mazda 3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen vs. Subaru Impreza

Ask AutoGuide No. 31 – Mazda 3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen vs. Subaru Impreza
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It’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… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 26 – Acura ILX vs. Audi S4 vs. Cadillac CTS-V

Ask AutoGuide No. 26 – Acura ILX vs. Audi S4 vs. Cadillac CTS-V
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a lighthearted fairytale highlighting the adventures of a cute little girl and a trio of cuddly bears… or is it? A closer examination of this innocent-sounding narrative reveals that it’s actually a gloomy tale that glorifies breaking and entering, trespassing, vandalism and theft. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cars That Should Come With a Stick But Don’t

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Top 10 Cars That Should Come With a Stick But Don’t
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If it’s not a diesel-powered, rear-wheel-drive station wagon with a manual transmission, it’s not worth considering, let alone buying. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 22 – Nissan Juke vs. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. MINI Countryman

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Ask AutoGuide No. 22 – Nissan Juke vs. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. MINI Countryman
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Crossovers are taking over the market. Buyers can get big ones, small ones, long ones and tall ones. They can opt for models with three rows of seats, all-wheel drive or in rare instances even manual transmissions. Like it or not these versatile vehicles are rapidly becoming the de-facto choice of drivers in America. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 20 – BMW 335i xDrive vs. Audi S5

Ask AutoGuide No. 20 – BMW 335i xDrive vs. Audi S5
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Crossovers and family sedans make up a huge part of the automotive market. These sensible, everyday vehicles are safe, spacious and efficient; in short they’re perfect for families, be them planned or… not. But for all their merits these cars are about as much fun as counting grains of sugar in a five-pound bag. Continue Reading...

10 Things You Need to Know about the 2015 Audi A3

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10 Things You Need to Know about the 2015 Audi A3
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Everyone knows “bigger is better,” especially in America. It’s practically our national slogan; the founding fathers should have included it in the Bill of Rights as the 10.5th Amendment. Here in the land of the free and the home of the brave there may be a compelling case for all things large and in charge,… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 19 – Nissan 370Z vs. Ford Mustang GT

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Ask AutoGuide No. 19 – Nissan 370Z vs. Ford Mustang GT
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Our regular Ask AutoGuide feature is all about helping distressed shoppers find the perfect vehicle, be it a cavernous crossover, a sensible sedan or something else entirely. Patrons send us a list of what they need and we get to work separating gold nuggets from gravel to generate a list of recommendations. But this week… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Reasons to Get a Sports Car

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Top 10 Reasons to Get a Sports Car
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Your grip on the steering wheel tightens. Your eyes fixate on the yellow line. Your brain screams about the trees just beyond the shoulder. Wait for it… wait for it… ok, NOW! You pounce on the clutch as your right foot stabs the accelerator. A wrist-flick completes the downshift. Feather the brake, turn into the… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 9 – Scion FR-S vs. Ford Focus ST vs. Hyundai Veloster Turbo

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Ask AutoGuide No. 9 – Scion FR-S vs. Ford Focus ST vs. Hyundai Veloster Turbo
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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. Continue Reading...
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