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    Read This: Why you should run out and buy a vintage Aston Martin Lagonda right now
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    Aston Martin has a reputation for crafting some of the world's finest luxury GTs, and with a little help from James Bond, it has also become a quintessential British brand. While the company's models are known for combining speed and luxury, they certainly aren't recognized for being inexpensive. ...

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    Official: Volvo launches XC90 configurator site
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    In many ways the 2016 Volvo XC90 defines the future of the Swedish brand. The SUV is the introduction of the company's Scalable Product Architecture modular platform that should underpin most of its future models. It's also the first big chance to see whether consumers accept a model like this ...

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    Report: Why the Charger Hellcat can't be ordered with a manual transmission
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    Fans of truly irreverent amounts of horsepower will find lots to love in the form of the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat models. Both of them send 707 ridiculous horsepower to the rear wheels; the only question is whether you want your absurdity delivered with two or four doors. Oh, and ...

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    ETC: Lexus RC configurator comes alive, priced from $42,790*
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    Fancy yourself an example of Lexus' take on the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5? Well, now you can customize your very own RC on Lexus' consumer website. With prices starting at $42,790 for a rear-drive model while an all-wheel-drive RC kicks off at $45,025. Neither price includes Lexus' *$925 ...

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    Official: Mazda rolls out unlimited mileage warranty in Canada
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    Cold weather might be starting to grip parts of Canada, but our neighbors to the north are going to be able to drive their 2015 Mazda cars and utilities from Vancouver to Montreal with a little more peace of mind. That's because Mazda Canada is instituting an unlimited mileage warranty for its ...

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    Opinion: This Or That: 1987 VW Vanagon Syncro vs. 1987 Land Rover Defender [w/poll]
    The $30,000 Off-Road Warrior Challenge 1415900640

    As I scoured auction sites and classified ads for the perfect vehicle to take into battle with Autoblog Associate Editor Brandon Turkus, I knew I needed to find something unique. You see, I'm currently 0-2 at winning a round of This or That, in which two of our editors agree on a category, choose ...

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    Official: 2015 Ram Promaster City will work for $23,130* [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Comparing the disparate specification levels on commercial vehicles especially can be bewildering, but as Ram spokesman Nick Cappa points out, the ProMaster City is only offered in long-wheelbase form (unlike the Ford Transit Connect, for example, that starts in short-wheelbase spec). ...

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    Report: Mini battling sales slump again, is it becoming cliché?
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    Things aren't looking good for Mini this year. The diminutive BMW brand has shown falling sales every month in 2014 in our By the Numbers wrap-ups. If that weren't bad enough, the latest Cooper Hardtop suffered fuel economy issues upon arriving to the US. First, there was a delay getting some ...

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    Report: Car dealer lingo dictionary is filled with gold balls and green peas
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    Every industry develops its own slang – mastering it brings people together as part of a group and makes communication harder for outsiders to understand. Given the less-than-sterling reputation that car salesmen have among many consumers, it should be no surprise that they also have their ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 11.4.14
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    We'll obsessively cover the 2014 SEMA Show Today is the day that all the craziness that is the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas begins in earnest. We're live from the show floor, bringing the best, the worst and all the rest of can't-miss automotive content from inside and outside the Las Vegas ...

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    Confirmed: 2015 Ford Edge holds line on pricing, starts at $28,100* [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Between the initial launch and now, Ford has decided to no longer include the Adaptive Steering system as standard equipment on Edge Sport. It's now part of the optional Driver's Package for Sport and Titanium models. Also, Ford has issued a corrective statement clarifying that the 2015 ...

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    Official: Tesla lowers Model S lease price, adds 3-month 'happiness guarantee'
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    Tesla Motors is offering an enticing deal for potential buyers who might not be entirely sure whether they actually want to own a Model S for the long term. A deal through US Bank not only lowers the cost to lease the EV but also turns leasing the brand's electric sedan into a long-term ...

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    Study: Consumer Reports says infotainment systems 'growing first-year reliability plague'
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    The Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability Survey (right) is out, and the top two spots look much the same as last year's list with Lexus and Toyota in first and second place, respectively. However, there are some major shakeups for 2014, with Acura plunging eight spots from third in 2013 to ...

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    Report: Dealers pressure Edmunds to remove 'Haggling' videos from YouTube [w/videos]
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    Many people absolutely abhor the car-buying process – especially haggling back-and-forth with a salesman to settle on a price. A 2014 study from Edmunds found that 83 percent of respondents would like to cut negotiating from the purchasing experience, and about 20 percent of them would have ...

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    Report: Aging Prius, dropping gas prices putting hurt on hybrid, EV sales
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    "As Prius represents by far the biggest chunk of the hybrid marketplace, where Prius goes, the segment goes," – Ed Kim, Autopacific Fuel prices in the US have been tumbling for the last several weeks, with the average price of a gallon of gas at $3.120 as of October 20, according to the ...

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    Report: How China is at war with its pickup trucks
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    Create a law, and people try to find some way to get around it. That's basically a fact of life whether you're in the US or the People's Republic of China. For example, recently in the PRC, a man attempted to convert his pickup into a sedan to avoid road tolls, and photos of the vehicle became a ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 10.21.14
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    2015 Mercedes S550 Coupe Mercedes has a new flagship coupe coming to a dealership near you, and we just tool the keys to one such machine, a 2015 S550 Coupe Edition 1, to be exact, all over the great State of Rhode Island. The autumn weather was lovely, the changing colors were beautiful, and ...

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    Report: EPA to scrutinize auto fuel economy tests, issue revised guidelines
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    Following the lowering of estimated fuel economy figures from companies like Ford, Hyundai, Kia and even a handful of Mercedes-Benz sedans in the recent past, the Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down by mandating new mileage testing procedures by the end of the year, after first ...

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    Report: Porsche 918 Spyder already almost sold out?
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    Still planning on getting your hands on a Porsche 918 Spyder? You'd better act quickly, because word has it that the hybrid hypercar is nearly sold out. While Porsche has reportedly only delivered a little over 30 of the 918 examples of the Spyder it plans to manufacture in total, Automotive ...

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    Official: 2015 Dodge Charger priced from $27,995, Hellcat from $63,995*
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    Ladies and gentlemen, let's get the most salient bit of information out of the way right off the bat: $63,995*. That's the amount of money Dodge dealers will be asking for (at the very least, naturally) for a 2015 Charger Hellcat (*plus $995 for destination on all pricing figures). That rather ...

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