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Through social media, some stories have a life of their own. AutoGuide.com has compiled a list of this week’s most shared stories through Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Luxury sedan shoppers were all over AutoGuide.com‘s YouTube channel this past week.
Our most watched video from June 8 to June 15 is a comparison of the 2014 Cadillac CTS and the 2015 Hyundai Genesis while our review of the Mercedes-Benz S550 garnered plenty of views as well. Lastly, German sports car lovers indulged in our comparison video pitting the Porsche 911 Turbo against the Audi R8 V10 Plus.
Watch the videos below and subscribe to AutoGuide.com’s YouTube channel here.
With the 2014 New York Auto Show kicking off this past week, AutoGuide‘s videos were watched worldwide in order to check out all the latest debuts.
Our most watched video of the week is the reveal of the 2015 Toyota Camry, while car lovers were also interested to see how the Dodge Charger and Challenger have changed for the 2015 model year. German sports car enthusiasts were glued to the screen to watch our our Audi R8 vs. Porsche 911 comparison video.
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Through the magic of social media, some stories just have a life of their own. We’ve compiled a list of this week’s most shared stories through Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
If You Have to Ask You Can't Afford It
So, you’re in the market for a new car. Your ‘88 Toyota Tercel has served you faithfully for the past decade and a half since you purchased it following your second divorce. But now it’s high time for something with a few features, not to mention a body structure that’s doesn’t consist entirely of ferrous oxide. Savvy shoppers will visit AutoGuide.com for the latest news, freshest reviews and handiest buying tools.
For all their glory, the smoothness they’re known for, the melodious noises they make, the low-end torque they produce, modern V8 engines are fading away faster than childhood memories of fat camp. But in spite of this unfortunate disappearing act one engine is apparently here to stay.
This is Our Holiday Wish List
It has been another busy year at the AutoGuide office. Once again we have driven and evaluated hundreds of cars this year ranging from the Mitsubishi Mirage to the Dodge Ram to the Rolls Royce Ghost.
We love testing cars and will test anything we can get our hands on. However, every once in a while we come across a car that is something special; a car that separates itself from the over-populated crowd and wins over our automotive hearts.
These here are the top ten vehicles that stuck in our minds. They may not be the fastest or flashiest cars out there (though most of them are), but long after we had to return these press vehicles, we were still longing for just one more drive.
Want an R8? Get in line. After years on the market Audi’s aluminum-intensive supercar is still a highly desirable piece of automotive hardware. Helping generate buzz, the company is giving one lucky person an opportunity to drive an R8 for an entire day, or enjoy the Audi sportscar experience in Sonoma, California.
Audi Canada has launched a new program called Audi Summer Health Check, offering its owners a complimentary 30-point vehicle inspection and roadside assistance for six months at no extra charge. And the automaker has enlisted the help of its 500-plus horsepower R8 to spread the word.
Since its debut in 2006, the R8 has been a massive success for Audi, an automaker that lacked any real rich sports car history.
Three 'affordable' exotics battle it out
This week’s installment of AutoGuide’s interactive weekly feature ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’ pits three true exotic machines head-to-head.
Final Bespoke Slant Nose Porsche 911
It’s the second day of AutoGuide’s Dream Car Garage list. This time News Editor Luke Vandezande compiled his list of the 10 cars, a word used loosely at points, that he would pick if money weren’t a factor.
Bespoke programs are wildly popular in the high-end car market, but this one-off from Porsche is probably one of the most interesting 911s to come from the Porsche factory.
There isn’t another one like it. From the leather-backed gauges to the adjustable boost meter and limited slip differential and a six-speed manual transmission, this is what every Porsche product of the time should have been.
10. Honda Integra Type-R
Forget the 12 days of Christmas. This is the seven days of dream garages.
Trading partridges in pear trees for horsepower in sexy sheetmetal, starting today each AutoGuide editor will reveal their list of the 10 cars we’ll be asking Santa for this year, giving a little insight into our automotive preferences.
Now 10 may seem like a lot to have in a dream garage, but narrowing down the list is harder than you think. When you’re dreaming, you want to dream big – but when it comes down to it, you start to think hard about which cars you realistically want to have.
So to kick things off, my list starts off with a Japan-spec Honda Integra Type-R. I can already hear what you’re thinking, “Wait, what? A dream car list and one of them is a Honda?”
Well, you know the saying: You never forget your first love.
Powered by a high-revving 1.8-liter B-series engine, the Type-R is one of the most balanced, best-handling front-wheel drive cars ever made. Its rarity in America has turned it into a collectible, and finding a mint condition one in today’s market is nearly impossible.
In fact, finding a low mileage Type-R will cost you nearly what the vehicle’s MSRP was when it first came out – if not more. So why not the Acura model? Well, I’ve always had a soft spot for the design on the Japan-only front end on the Integra, it’s simply a design that can hold its own even with today’s modern cars.