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Here’s what it’s like to drive

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email With the death of the Lancer earlier this year, Mitsubishi, once known for competing head-to-head with the best in the world on the rally stage, is attempting to make a new name for itself with SUVs. To that end, the Japanese automaker has revived the Eclipse name and placed it on a compact ...

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This is what it’s like to drive

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Hotel Du Castellet sits near the Mediterranean Sea, about an hour from Marseille in the south of France. It features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two restaurants with fine French cuisine and an upscale spa. From the linens to the silverware to the ambience, it oozes luxury from every pore, fitting an almost caricature ...

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The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club RF is close to perfect

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email We’ve had nothing but praise for the new Mazda MX-5. It offers such a straightforward no-bullshit sports car experience that I don’t think there’s much anybody could credibly complain about. The first and biggest challenge facing the RF, then, is — as with the Fiat 124 Spider — to simply not screw things ...

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What you need to know

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic is the entry-level all-wheel-drive E-Class competing in the luxury midsize class. Key Competitors: Lexus GS, BMW 5-Series, Audi A6 Base Price: $55,575 As-Tested Price: $71,695 Highlights: The new E-Class comes with two 12.3-inch displays, as well as more driving assistance packages, enhanced parking functions and ...

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Volvo’s XC40 beats the German Three in crucial ways

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Car folk made fun of the Honda CR-V back in the late 1990s; the CR-V was new then, and it was relatively new ground for big-volume, mainstream automakers. The running joke was that it wouldn’t do much for your car enthusiast credentials, but as agreeable, practical, all-purpose transportation, the CR-V was hard to ...

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2018 Buick Regal follows the Germans into sportback territory

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Not long ago, hatchbacks were practically unsellable. These useful machines were shunned in favor of sedans with formal trunks. But that’s no longer the case. The reason? Hatchbacks today don’t look like the homely hatchbacks of yesterday. These new models are sleek, with small windows and fast rooflines. And because the tailgate opens ...

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We drive the new Volvo SUV you can subscribe to

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email The 2019 XC40 SUV/crossover drops Volvo into the fastest growing slice of the luxury-brand sales pie. That’s the easy part. The harder part is making a little SUV/crossover thing a Volvo, and making Volvo a relevant brand to younger buyers driving the sale of such vehicles—buyers who will still be purchasing some sort ...

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What you need to know about the 2017 Nissan Titan SV

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email This, my friends, is a truck. Small cab, long box, cloth seats, V8, chunky rubber floor mats — what more do you need? Nothing, I say. The long-box regular-cab Nissan Titan SV does look a little weird. We’re so used to seeing mega-cab, short-box luxury jobs that when a real pickup comes to ...

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2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 Essentials: The most ridiculous machine

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: A luxury SUV with more power than you (or it) knows what to do with   Key Competitors: Cadillac Escalade, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Infiniti QX80   Base Price: $142,325   Highlights: With a timeless, military-inspired exterior design, the Mercedes G63 may be the ultimate expression of wealth … ...

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