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2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review
The Mazda Miata has been around for 25 years and the new 2014 MX-5 Miata stays true to what made the drop top so popular among driving enthusiasts. What’s better than dropping the top and going for a spin on the weekend? For less than $30K, you can have a dynamic sports car...
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2015 Ferrari California T First Drive: Turbocharged with a Capital T 2015 Ferrari California T First Drive: Turbocharged with a Capital T
Five years ago, if you’d asked Ferrari engineers why they didn’t use turbochargers, you probably would’ve gotten colorful responses involving a lot of suggestive hand gestures. With very few exceptions (F40), forced induction used to be blasphemous in Maranello—not enough aural emotion. READ...
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2015 Cadillac Escalade 2015 Cadillac Escalade
Filed under: SUV, Cadillac, New Car Reviews, Luxury I have never liked traveling to Monterey, CA. The picturesque coastal city is about 300 miles from my home in Los Angeles, which means cramped and uncomfortable regional aircraft are part of the equation when the turnaround is only one night. Over...
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Has the Corvette Finally Arrived as a Supercar? Has the Corvette Finally Arrived as a Supercar?
In all my years on this planet, never, not once, have I done a double head turn to check out a Corvette. Corvettes just aren’t my thing. I see them on almost every outing, whether they be models from the early ’60s on the way to a classic car show, models from the ’80s and ’90s being driven...
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The Most Exclusive Used Car in America? The Most Exclusive Used Car in America?
A couple of days ago, CarGurus posted a link on its Facebook page to an article listing the top 10 cars we can’t buy in the United States. It wasn’t a bad list and featured the usual suspects from Seat, Citroen, Holden and Land Rover. The list neglected to mention a true international classic,...
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The Best Cars of the ’90s (and One from the ’80s) The Best Cars of the ’90s (and One from the ’80s)
Car designers were on their game in the 1960s, but it seems they took a two-decade vacation in the ’70s and ’80s. I’m pretty sure interns used a straight edge and T-square to churn out car designs back then. Not until the 1990s did the real designers, and their curvalicious designs, come back,...
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Bostonian Back-to-School Cars, By College Bostonian Back-to-School Cars, By College
It’s time to welcome the new and returning students of Boston. All 250,000 of them. In Boston, the first week of September is a very important (and crazy busy) time of year. It’s the beginning of true orientation for new arrivals (and reorientation for returning students) as everyone settles into...
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Real Steel: The Last Steel-Bodied F-150 Rolls Off the Line in Dearborn, Preparations for Aluminum Begin Real Steel: The Last Steel-Bodied F-150 Rolls Off the Line in Dearborn, Preparations for Aluminum Begin
The last current-gen F-150 has left a particular building. According to the Detroit Free Press, the final steel-bodied F-150 rolled off the line at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant around 1:30 a.m. last Saturday. While Ford’s Kansas City facility will continue to manufacture steel-bodied F-150s until...
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30 Years New: Toyota Japan to Sell Brand-New Land Cruiser Series 70—for One Year 30 Years New: Toyota Japan to Sell Brand-New Land Cruiser Series 70—for One Year
Here’s the tragedy of the Land Cruiser Series 70: It was never sold in the United States. The toughest and most rugged of the entire Land Cruiser lineup is an icon in Australia and South Africa, where they’ve been on sale continuously for 30 years. And for 20 of those years, you could walk into...
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From the C/D Archives: 1997 Acura Integra Type R Tested From the C/D Archives: 1997 Acura Integra Type R Tested
At a blaring 8400 rpm, the Acura Integra Type R’s pistons are pedaling at about 80 feet per second—much higher than the commonly accepted threshold of 67 feet per second. That’s close to the piston speeds in Formula 1 and Indy-car engines, which have much shorter strokes than the under-square...
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