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Name That Shifter, No. 185 Name That Shifter, No. 185
It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to present this week’s shifter. You’ll have until mid-day Wednesday to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence this shifter came. The first person to respond correctly in the Backfires section below will win a Save the Manuals...
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Hyundai and Kia’s Shared Chief Designer Working on Unique Hyundai Look, Hints at Kia Sports Sedan Hyundai and Kia’s Shared Chief Designer Working on Unique Hyundai Look, Hints at Kia Sports Sedan
Last year, Kia chief designer Peter Schreyer was given a pretty big new responsibility: Oversight of parent company Hyundai’s design strategy, in addition to his role at Kia. He recently told us that he wants to create a signature “Hyundai face” in order to even better emphasize the...
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Ferrari Celebrates 15 Million Facebook Fans with Lap of Fiorano—in a LaFerrari [Video] Ferrari Celebrates 15 Million Facebook Fans with Lap of Fiorano—in a LaFerrari [Video]
Ferrari’s fan base can be broken into several tiers. The topmost tier, of course, belongs to those lucky few who own something with a prancing-horse badge. That exclusive group is followed by a larger one consisting of those who have driven a Ferrari, then a few million more who’ve ogled the...
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2015 Hyundai Sonata 2015 Hyundai Sonata
Filed under: Sedan, Hyundai, First Drives, New Car Reviews Completely redesigning a vehicle competing in a fiercely contested segment requires delicately balancing styling, performance, safety, efficiency, innovation, passenger comfort and pricing, while simultaneously not alienating model loyalists....
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Con Brio! Alfa Romeo’s 4C Sports Car Could Get a Higher-Output Variant Con Brio! Alfa Romeo’s 4C Sports Car Could Get a Higher-Output Variant
The Alfa Romeo 4C sports car is just now arriving on our shores, yet parent-company Fiat’s R&D chief Harald Wester is already thinking about higher-powered derivatives. He recently told us that the 4C’s off-the-shelf 237-hp, turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine has more potential:...
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Self-Googling Cars: Google Android Auto Coming to Several Models This Year Self-Googling Cars: Google Android Auto Coming to Several Models This Year
Google’s new infotainment system will debut on several 2015 models later this year as Silicon Valley battles to own your car’s touch-screen display. Six months after announcing plans to counter Apple CarPlay with its Open Automotive Alliance, Google is releasing Android Auto with its next software...
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An STD We’d Like to Catch: 2015 Ford Focus ST Diesel Output Revealed An STD We’d Like to Catch: 2015 Ford Focus ST Diesel Output Revealed
We’ve known a diesel-powered Focus was a sure thing for months, and when the 2015 Ford Focus ST debuted at Goodwood yesterday, it slipped its compression-ignition doppelganger into the mix. We—and several sharp-eyed Backfires members—immediately noticed that the tachometer in some of the images...
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2015 Subaru Outback First Drive: An Altogether Better Looking Hiking Boot 2015 Subaru Outback First Drive: An Altogether Better Looking Hiking Boot
Subaru’s Australian pitchman, Paul Hogan, is long gone, but the Outback he once peddled is humming along quite well without him. And considering you haven’t thought about Mick “Crocodile” Dundee in years, you’ve probably been doing just fine without him, too. READ MORE ››
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The New Must-Haves in Car Shopping The New Must-Haves in Car Shopping
The average car in the United States is ten years old. In an age when computers and phones are obsolete in three years, a decade is an eternity. Back in 2004, things like USB ports, Bluetooth and backup cameras were fare for top-of-the-line luxury cars, if available at all. Today, that kind of technology...
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Claim Your Turf: Custom Jeep Hood Decals Show Where You’ve Been Claim Your Turf: Custom Jeep Hood Decals Show Where You’ve Been
Thanks to the prevalence of modern GPS systems, newer drivers will likely never experience the right of passage that is trying to decipher an unwieldy paper map under fading light while simultaneously nursing the last precious drops of gasoline, only to end up hopelessly lost. But thanks to the new...
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