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Mazda CX-9 30,000-Mile Update: Running on Empty Mazda CX-9 30,000-Mile Update: Running on Empty
- WHAT WE LIKE: Torque. The CX-9’s 2.5-liter inline-four delivers all of its 310 lb-ft from as low as 2000 rpm, and the six-speed automatic is perfectly programmed to take advantage of this turbocharged, small-displacement engine. As a result, the big CX-9 never gets caught in the wrong gear, making...
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1983 Ford Mustang GT: Driving an Original 10Best Cars Winner 1983 Ford Mustang GT: Driving an Original 10Best Cars Winner
- I’m behind the wheel of a 34-year-old Mustang GT. A soft burble from its V-8 lolls in the air. The tach needle lazily rises and falls as the manual shifter eases through all five gears. I’m rolling down Telegraph Road, not far from Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan, headquarters. My destination is...
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1983 Ford Mustang GT: Driving an Original 10Best Cars Winner 1983 Ford Mustang GT: Driving an Original 10Best Cars Winner
- I’m behind the wheel of a 34-year-old Mustang GT. A soft burble from its V-8 lolls in the air. The tach needle lazily rises and falls as the manual shifter eases through all five gears. I’m rolling down Telegraph Road, not far from Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan, headquarters. My destination is...
1983 Ford Mustang GT: Driving an Original 10Best Cars Winner »
2017 Maserati Levante in Depth: Hot-Blooded Italian Motoring, with Ground Clearance 2017 Maserati Levante in Depth: Hot-Blooded Italian Motoring, with Ground Clearance
- Choosing the Maserati Levante is a decision driven more by desire than by rational thought. Its hot-blooded Italian character sets it apart from its rivals—even those that are quicker and more luxurious. But it comes with compromises: it’s not as capacious for people and cargo, it’s not as...
2017 Maserati Levante in Depth: Hot-Blooded Italian Motoring, with Ground Clearance »
Letter From The UK: Are We Ready For Autonomous Cars? Letter From The UK: Are We Ready For Autonomous Cars?
As a motoring writer of long-standing and an old-school petrol-head through to my bones, I have to admit to being ambivalent about autonomous cars. What can you expect from a guy who still has AC/DC compact discs in the car? I’ve tried, really I have; I have listened to knowledgeable people...
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GM and Cruise Reveal Driverless Car, Claim It’s Ready for Mass Production GM and Cruise Reveal Driverless Car, Claim It’s Ready for Mass Production
- General Motors’ autonomous-vehicle team said it has created the world’s first mass-producible car designed to operate without a human driver. Cruise Automation CEO Kyle Vogt said the electric vehicle, derived from the Chevrolet Bolt, “isn’t just a concept design?—?it has airbags, crumple...
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2018 Mazda CX-3 in Depth: Sharp Handling, Few Compromises 2018 Mazda CX-3 in Depth: Sharp Handling, Few Compromises
- One spirited drive behind the wheel of the CX-3 will have even the keenest driving enthusiasts singing its praises. We’ve come to expect playful driving dynamics, eager powertrains, and driver-focused interiors from Mazda—it’s the zoom-zoom brand, after all—and this subcompact crossover doesn’t...
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Audi Driving Experience Opens To All Enthusiasts Audi Driving Experience Opens To All Enthusiasts
  Audi, like a number of other car companies, is doing that “driving academy,” “driving weekend,” “track experience” thing where they let you flog their cars and, hopefully, by the end of it, make a few sales. In Audi’s case, their deal is called The Audi Driving Experience and it...
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Inside Out: Continental Rethinks Disc Brakes (and Wheels) for Electric Cars Inside Out: Continental Rethinks Disc Brakes (and Wheels) for Electric Cars
- One little-known upside of hybrid or electric vehicles—especially those that pile on the miles—is that their brakes last surprisingly long. Thanks to regenerative braking systems, which recapture some of the energy as you decelerate, traditional brake pads have a lot of assistance. It’s not...
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Understeer Versus Oversteer: Know Your Limits Understeer Versus Oversteer: Know Your Limits
The handling terms oversteer and understeer we instinctively know, even if we’ve never really put a name to them. You don’t have to be a dyed-in-the-wool track person to have experienced either of these conditions, but they do appear most readily at a track. There are two old jokes about oversteer...
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