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Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The 2018 BMW X3 is a small sport utility vehicle with premium appointments and a price tag to match. The xDrive 30i is the base X3; above that is the M40i, which eschews a turbo four making 248 hp for a turbo six producing 355 horsepower. Either one comes standard ...

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The Porsche 911: A quick video history

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email It’s hard to imagine a world without the Porsche 911 running rampant in the streets and tearing through packs at race tracks, but how did we get to this point? As Donut Media explains in the above video, the Porsche 911 was introduced in 1963 as a replacement for the the long-in-the-tooth Porsche 356 — ...

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Honda Civic Type R: The airing of grievances

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Here’s my chronologically challenged and therefore completely illogical, biggest problem with the sporky little econo-psycho that is the Honda Civic Type R: Why didn’t Honda put this engine, transmission and suspension into the beautifully sculpted CR-Z? Yes, that’s like asking why didn’t Ford put the Cammer V8 into the Model T. I know. ...

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Meet Harriet, a Ford Torino GT with impeccable timing

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email This is not the story of a show car, BUT the story of a survivor. A car that defied the logic of time and trade-in to become, 46 years later, a classic. This is the story of Harriet. Actually, it is the story of two Harriets: the car and her namesake, the woman ...

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What you need to know

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: A compact truck only by today’s standards, the Tacoma TRD comes with some factory added off-road chops. The TRD Off Road models are midgrade among the Tacoma trim lines, above the SR, SR5, and TRD Sport, but below the Limited and TRD Pro. Under the hood is a 3.5-liter V6, ...

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No jitters from losing the top

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Rarely does a fabric-roofed convertible look as good as the coupe it’s based on, let alone drive equally well. But the Aston Martin DB11 Volante proves the exception. A new roof created in conjunction with sunroof/convertible specialist Webasto helps preserve the design. Its lines are stretched taut like harp strings thanks to more ...

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Everything you need to know

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The Subaru Crosstrek is a small SUV with legit off-road specs, like 8.7 inches of ground clearance, versus 6.2 inches for competitors like the Mazda CX-3. The 2.0i Premium model is the middle of three trim levels, above the base model, below the Limited. Going Premium gets you a leather-wrapped ...

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What you need to know

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The 2018 Ram 1500 Limited is the outgoing version of Ram’s full-size pick-up, loaded with luxury options and a premium midsize sedan price tag. Base models come with a 305-hp V6, this one has the 395-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V8. Both get an eight-speed automatic and the option of two- or ...

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