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The Top 9 Halo Cars in Showrooms Today

December 14, 2010
The Top 9 Halo Cars in Showrooms Today
Whether with jaw-dropping style or an advanced powertrain, there’s no one way for a vehicle to become a brand’s halo car.
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The Top Eight Vehicles That Could Use A V-8

August 10, 2010

2010 Buick LaCrosse CXS photo courtesy Stradablog

Imagine, for a moment, that CAFE doesn’t exist and automakers are free to engineer whatever powerplants they desire. Emissions, fuel economy and R&D costs aren’t an issue.

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The Changing Face of Online Automotive Journalism

May 13, 2010

Motor Trend's homepage in 2000 (left) and May 2010 (right)

Automotive journalism has been transformed over the last decade thanks in part to Web-only publications pushing mainstream magazines to redefine their print issues and Web sites.

We’re not just talking about how the magazine Web sites look, though the Internet Archive Wayback Machine is always fun.

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Loaded Compact Sedans: Alternatives to Moderately Equipped Midsizers

April 9, 2010
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Collage by Zach Gale

Last time we checked, there’s no rule stipulating that prospective sedan buyers with $25,000 burning a hole in their pocket must look exclusively at the midsize sedan segment. If you’ve seen Motor Trend’s giant comparison test of the top seven best-selling midsize cars in the U.S., then you know there are plenty of great offerings in the segment.

But to go big for that price, you’ll probably have to leave some of the best features off the option checklist.

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First Look: 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

April 2, 2010
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SportWith the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport making its U.S. debut at New York, Mitsubishi has a crossover it can offer starting at less than $20,000. At a length of 169.1 inches, the Outlander Sport is more of a Lancer-alternative than a true compact crossover along the lines of class leaders like the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.
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First Look: 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T

March 31, 2010

2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0TThe 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T is something of a pioneer in the midsize sedan segment, and you can bet other automakers will be closely watching its market performance. On paper…

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First Look: Mercedes-Benz F800 Style Concept

February 20, 2010
Mercedes-Benz F800 Style Concept

Mercedes-Benz F800 Style Concept

Despite its name, the most intriguing part of the Mercedes-Benz F800 Style concept isn’t its style at all: the Geneva motor show concept is also an amazing rolling showcase of the German automaker’s future alternative powertrain and convenience technologies.

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