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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...

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

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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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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...

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...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium Manual

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It’s unwise to purchase a home without having a qualified expert give it a thorough going over, why should new cars be any different? Top-to-bottom, front-to-back, inside-and-out, the 2014 Subaru Forester is on the receiving end of AutoGuide’s weekly Five-Point Inspection. Continue Reading...

2014 BMW M3 to Lose Manual Gearbox, or Will It?

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One of the most illustrious names in German sport sedan history, the BMW M3 will transition away from its naturally aspirated engine roots in the upcoming model meant to bow at next year’s Geneva Motor Show, doing so without a manual transmission. Continue Reading...

Parents Push Teens To Drive Stick to Avoid Distracted Driving

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Just when an earlier study suggested that teenagers today prefer owning smartphones and electronic devices over owning a car, a local study by news channel Sacramento News10 revealed that there is a resurgence of manual transmission automobiles for young drivers. Worried about teen drivers texting and driving, parents have started a trend of purchasing stick… Continue Reading...
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