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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: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder: February 2013
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    I took the keys to our long-term 2013 Nissan Pathfinder from Editor-in-Chief Neff (who left me with an empty gas tank, for the record) directly following the Detroit Auto Show. That means that, by the time you all read this, I'll have been in possession of the Pathfinder for more time, and driven ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: Introduction
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    The Hyundai Veloster is indeed an automotive oddball, and that's part of the reason why we're so drawn to it. Even in base form, the Veloster is a cleverly packaged little wonder that's bursting with personality, and with the added grunt and visual aggression of the Turbo model, there's a lot to ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder: January 2013
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    We've now had our long-term 2013 Nissan Pathfinder for about a month, and some impressions are starting to solidify, while others remain contentious among the team. Most notable among those contentious items is our Pathfinder's paint color, which was chosen by vote among the Autoblog ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder: Introduction
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    This ain't your daddy's Pathfinder. And that's exactly why we're welcoming one into the Autoblog long-term garage. With the launch of the all-new 2013 Pathfinder, Nissan has ditched the trucky, body-on-frame architecture of the previous model for something substantially more refined and ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Wrap-Up [w/video]
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    She Ain't What She Used To Be Truth be told, we never had any intention of spending a full year with Volkswagen's sixth-generation Jetta. We were enjoying many a happy trail with our 2010 TDI Cup Street Edition - a car that won us over with its excellent mix of sport and efficiency. It was, ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: June 2012
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    When you've been test-driving nearly every new vehicle on the market for as long as I have, you get to the point where you mostly know what to expect. Not that I or most other veteran car reviewers make up our minds about new products before we drive them, but certainly we formulate theories to ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: May 2012
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    Our long-term 2011 Mini Countryman is nearing the end of its year-long stay in the Autoblog Garage, the past six months of which have been spent bouncing back and forth between the various Detroit-based team members (and Cleveland – we mustn't forget about Herr Neff). And while we've all ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: April 2012
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    April was a busy month for the long-term 2011 Mini Countryman, with over 2,500 miles added to the odometer and a heaping helping of people and things passing through its doors. When I picked up the Countryman, I was impressed by the fact that all four of its winter tires were neatly stowed behind ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: March 2012
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    When our friends at The Tire Rack told us they'd be sending over a set of Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70 tires mounted on 17-inch Sport Edition alloy wheels for our long-term Mini Countryman, our minds were immediately filled with images of the little blue hatchback bounding along snowy roads with ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: Wrap-Up [w/videos]
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    What A Difference A Year Makes There was a point in time where if we read one more lede that started with "Hyundai sure is on a roll these days," we would have clawed our eyes out. Fact of the matter, though, is that those words were absolutely true. Hyundai has really come a long way here ...

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