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Long-Term Garage

Any car can make a good first impression, but the real test is how you feel about your wheels after 365 days of ownership. The Autoblog Long-Term Garage is where we test vehicles over the course of an entire year, getting to know their features and faults intimately as we drive them just like our own vehicles. Check out the list on the right to see what's currently in the Autoblog Long-Term Garage, as well as the vehicles that have come and gone. Become a fan of Autoblog's official Facebook page to follow along with our daily long-term updates, and check back here for monthly updates on each vehicle.

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    Long Term: 2015 Subaru WRX: July/August 2014
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    Literally minutes after snapping the photo you see above, I was soaked – hit by the third round of storms that brought absolutely insane rainfall to Detroit this week. Amateur mistake, right there; if it looks like rain's a-comin', it's a-comin'. So if you're going to take pictures of the ...

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    Long Term: 2014 Jeep Cherokee: June 2014
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    I got a text message from Editor-In-Chief Sharon Carty one afternoon proclaiming that her new favorite SUV is our long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee. And she's not alone. I'm not sure if anyone else on staff would go so far as to use the "favorite" descriptor, but after just over a month of ...

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    Long Term: 2015 Subaru WRX: Introduction
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    "As far as street-legal rally cars go, there's still nothing better than a WRX." I wrote that line following my first drive of the 2015 Subaru WRX late last year – one of the better motoring experiences I had in 2013. Sure, a particularly involving drive route helped, but I don't want to ...

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    Long Term: 2014 Jeep Cherokee: Introduction
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    When we look back at some of the more shocking product launches of recent years, the Jeep Cherokee is certainly high up on the list. And we aren't just talking about its off-the-wall, polarizing design. For starters, it brought back the iconic Cherokee nameplate – something Jeep ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder: Wrap-Up [w/video]
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    Despite our tendency as enthusiasts to clamor for things like wagons and hot hatchbacks, it's hard to argue with the buying public's increasing demand for functional crossovers. In fact, the great SUV craze of the late-1990s has all but faded in favor of the easier-driving, better-packaged, ...

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    Long Term: 2014 Mazda6: Winter's End Update
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    The Winter Without End is seemingly dead. Outside my office windows, my brown and yellow lawn is fully exposed to the increasingly powerful sunshine, the morning birdsong is louder than anything until the garbage trucks start rolling, and I'm seriously considering having the summer tires put back ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder: July-September 2013
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    This Nissan is the most in-demand long-term vehicle we've ever had. They may not readily fall into the sweet spot of driving enthusiasts, but our year-long test of this Nissan is proving to be an object lesson in why crossovers are so popular – especially large ones like our three-row ...

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    Long Term: 2014 Mazda6: July/August 2013
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    Our newest long-termer – the Soul Red 2014 Mazda6 seen here – arrived in my driveway at the end of June. Without hesitation, I immediately put it to work as a daily driver, carpool bus and family vacation sled, and it accomplished all of those tasks with aplomb. Now, more than 4,000 ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #348
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    DCAutogeek, speed limiters in Europe, Jaguar C-X17, ignition interlocks, text liability Episode #348 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Mike Harley are joined by Juan Barnett, also known as DCAutogeek. Topics include policy and why it matters to enthusiasts, rumors of ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: July/August 2013
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    If you've been reading the past several updates on our long-term 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo, you may have noticed a trend developing. This is a flawed vehicle. Not critically so, but for many of our editors, this vehicle's annoying attributes are indeed outweighing the good. What may not be ...

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