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 |  Sep 23 2014, 9:32 AM

The Holy Grail of the Miata


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In 2004 Mazda did something truly special. It took the already highly praised MX-5 Miata roadster and improved upon it in nearly every possible way.

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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 27 2014, 9:01 AM


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Yesterday we eliminated five cars from the 2014 AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout.

That leaves the final three, which are all completely different takes on affordable fun. Weren’t we surprised when the numbers were tabulated and the top cars included not just all-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive rivals, but a hatchback, a sedan and a coupe.

The Scion FR-S is a low-slung, rear-wheel drive sports coupe built without compromises. The Ford Fiesta ST is a sub-compact hatchback jacked on steroids. And finally we have the sensible, all-wheel drive Subaru sedan, that also just so happens to deliver awesome amounts of turbocharged thrust.

This is it, time to crown a victor. Who is your money on?

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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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 |  Aug 06 2014, 1:18 PM

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Bugatti is developing a replacement to its Veyron supercar that it is expected to show for the first time in 2016.

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 |  Jul 25 2014, 9:20 AM

Mercedes-AMG 4.0-Liter Biturbo-Motor (M 178); 2014

Mercedes’ new sports car will be powered by a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 that cranks out 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque.

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 |  Jun 23 2014, 2:45 PM

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Ford will reveal an updated version of its Focus ST hot hatch on Friday at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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 |  Jun 20 2014, 8:30 AM

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A turbocharged VW Beetle isn’t normally all that exciting, but it also doesn’t usually make 544 hp.

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 |  Jun 18 2014, 1:02 PM

The Classic Tale of the Saabaru

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Vehicle Overview

In 2005 Saab wanted a compact vehicle to sell in North America against products like the Audi A3 and Volvo V50. At the time GM owned Saab completely and had an influential ownership share in Subaru. To fill the gap in Saab’s lineup, the company began to sell a version of the Subaru Impreza wagon with Saab family styling front and back as well as a more premium interior. Other than that, the vehicle was mechanically similar to the Subaru and features the Impreza’s basic body shell.

Like the Impreza, the Saab 9-2x was offered with the regular 2.5-liter horizontally opposed engine as well as the WRX’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four. In 2006, a few 2.5-liter turbocharged vehicles were produced and to this day are the rarest of the model line.

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 |  Jun 16 2014, 8:20 AM

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Renault announced today that it set a new record lapping the Nurburgring in a front-wheel drive car.

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Should I Buy a Used Subaru WRX?

Street Legal Rally Car

 |  May 21 2014, 12:45 PM

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Vehicle Overview

For 2002, Subaru sent its rally-inspired WRX to North America. Based on the Impreza, the WRX brought in a new era of compact performance cars thanks to its all-wheel drive capability and a turbocharged horizontally opposed engine.

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 |  Apr 29 2014, 10:33 AM

A Deeper Dive into Subaru’s Super Sedan


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The 2015 Subaru WRX STI is the real deal. Ignore the detractors who have yet to drive the new car; it’s not at all a mildly updated carryover.

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 |  Mar 24 2014, 11:55 AM

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Add Alfa Romeo’s North American return to the list of reasons why visiting this year’s New York Auto Show will be worthwhile.

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 |  Feb 12 2014, 8:32 AM

2014 Ferrari California T

The 2014 Ferrari California T has been officially revealed ahead of its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 11 2014, 3:32 PM

Two turbos, six cylinders to power four wheels


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Reese’s Puffs might be the single greatest invention since beer, the automobile or YouTube.

They successfully marry candy and breakfast in a symphony of synthesized taste that makes ordinary corn-based cereal irrelevant. This stuff gives a new meaning to “most important meal of the day.”

Putting General Mills’ chocolate salty balls aside for a moment, Porsche is another company that managed to mash the essence of being awesome and useful into one product. They call it the Panamera and you should probably take out a second mortgage to own one.

OK, that’s a bit extreme, but if you’re in the market for a luxury sedan names like BMW and Mercedes carry a lot of cache, but not this much. Yes, it may have four doors, but this Porsche is also at home at a race track.

 |  Jan 14 2014, 9:55 AM

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Subaru has just taken the wraps off of the 2015 WRX STI and it doesn’t disappoint.

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 |  Jan 07 2014, 3:00 AM

Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG (X 156) 2013

Mercedes-Benz just revealed what amounts to a jacked-up version of the CLA45 AMG and in no way is that boring. 

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 |  Jan 02 2014, 10:06 AM

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Kia just released new details on the sports car concept it will debut during the Detroit Auto Show later this month.

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 |  Dec 12 2013, 6:32 PM

2013 Ford Fusion Energi

In an effort to further improve its fuel economy ahead of impending average fuel economy requirements, Ford announced today that it will offer engine start-stop technology across 70 percent of its nameplates by 2017.

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 |  Nov 19 2013, 7:49 AM

 

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There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for Honda faithfuls hoping for a high-performance powerplant.

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 |  Nov 15 2013, 8:33 AM

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Even more information on the 2015 Subaru WRX leaked and now it’s out that Subaru’s 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer four cylinder will offer 268 hp in that application. 

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 |  Nov 13 2013, 9:55 AM

2014 CLA45 AMG

There was a key piece of information missing when AutoGuide took its first drive of Mercedes new CLA 45 AMG: its estimated gas mileage.

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 |  Nov 12 2013, 8:05 AM

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The image above is getting rotation today as a leaked picture of the 2015 Subaru WRX.

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