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    Review: 2014 Cadillac ELR
    Tilting At Windmills 1412006220

    Well, this is awkward. A few years ago, Audi Of America's boss Johan de Nysschen went on record describing the Chevrolet Volt as "a car for idiots." Fast-forward to earlier this summer, and the well-regarded executive suddenly found himself in a new office with new business cards bearing the ...

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    Review: 2014 Pagani Huayra
    A Cool $1.84 Million -€“ Therapy Not Included 1411747020

    As I pilot the Pagani Huayra down a busy Los Angeles freeway, I can't help but grow increasingly concerned about my psychological state – I've got a sneaking suspicion that I'm going a bit mad. My default condition as a law-abiding citizen is to typically play it safe to avoid ...

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    Review: Forza Horizon 2 [w/video]
    Slicker, Prettier And More Addictive Than Ever 1411628460

    One of my early triumphs while playing the sparkling new Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One came after what I could conservatively call a "non-traditional" motorsports experience. In a point-to-point street race across a lovingly rendered, sun-dappled corner of Europe, I transitioned from a winding ...

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    Review: 2015 Jaguar F-Type V6 S Coupe
    The Middle Child Is Just Right 1409759820

    My first, ill-fated job in the auto world was at an exotic car dealer in metro Detroit. The job itself sucked, but the cars, they were exceptional. Amidst a sea of Tiptronic Porsche Boxsters, first-gen Mercedes-Benz SLKs and abused second-generation Range Rovers, there were some real gems. In ...

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    Review: 2015 Cadillac Escalade
    Flying High In Caddy's First-Class SUV 1409328000

    I have never liked traveling to Monterey, CA. The picturesque coastal city is about 300 miles from my home in Los Angeles, which means cramped and uncomfortable regional aircraft are part of the equation when the turnaround is only one night. Over the years, I have cursed the LA Basin's ...

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    Review: 2014 Kia Forte Koup SX
    The Softer Side Of Sport 1409155080

    The Kia Forte and Hyundai Elantra have long followed similar paths, with each available in a four-door sedan, a five-door hatch and (most recently) a two-door coupe bodystyle. The recent death of the Hyundai Elantra Coupe in the US may be threatening to change the narrative on these two ...

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    Review: 2014 Audi R8 V8
    Dissecting The Enigma That Is This Everyday Super Coupe 1408463820

    Where to even begin with the Audi R8 V8. Let's start with the Ferrari 458 Italia, a car that doubles the base price of the Audi. It's much more fun to drive than it is to talk about; discussions among enthusiasts usually begin with someone saying, "It's amazing!" and end with everyone else ...

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    Review: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S 4Matic Wagon
    For Nerds And Connoisseurs Alike 1408031880

    On a recent, transcontinental flight home I warded off the mild urge to get some work done and started browsing Delta's list of terrible movies for something that a) I hadn't seen before, and b) I wouldn't get in trouble for watching without my wife. I settled on a documentary called Somm, which ...

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    Review: 2014 Audi SQ5
    S4 Avant? What S4 Avant? 1406217420

    It may be obvious at this point, but here in the United States, European manufacturers routinely give us the short end of the stick. Now, I'm not talking about models or brands that don't come here, like the Mercedes-Benz A-Class or the entire Renault line. No, instead, I'm referring to cars that ...

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    Review: 2014 Hyundai i40 Tourer / Sonata wagon
    Little Wagon, Big Payoff 1404835020

    Recently, we took a vacation to Australia, because sometimes we have to get away from all of that other travel and good living that we withstand in order to bring you the latest car news. While there, we grabbed the keys to a Hyundai i40 Tourer, essentially the Sonata wagon we never got a chance ...

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    Review: 2014 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline
    Aussie Muscle Sedan Isn't Perfect, But It's One Heck Of A Deal 1404316620

    On a recent jaunt to Australia, we got behind the wheel of a Holden Commodore SS-V Redline. We've been looking forward to driving not a Holden, but the Holden, the Commodore, ever since we visited Australia for the first time in 1994 and saw a Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) Commodore parked like a ...

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    Review: 2014 Mini Cooper S
    Striking The Balance Its Predecessor Never Could 1403884620

    One of the big challenges as an automotive journalist is reviewing cars that you have a personal connection to. I have a strong passion for Minis. My first new car was a 2004 Cooper S, and I still own a 2006 model. It's this affinity that's left me with a general disdain of the 2007 to 2013 model ...

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    Review: 2014 Jaguar XJL AWD 3.0
    Traditional Chariot Of Grandeur Gets A Few Upgrades 1403712060

    A bit of British nobility floods the senses when piloting the 2014 Jaguar XJ. It's an emotional rush, a perception based on physical surroundings that influence the mind in much the same manner that a stein of pilsner tastes best when consumed in a German beer garden and no sand is softer than ...

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    Review: 2014 Hyundai Elantra
    A Light Refresh Keeps This Compact Korean Near The Head Of The Class 1403539200

    The reality of growing up and living in Detroit is an interesting one. You're essentially born with minute traces of gasoline in your veins and everyone you know is associated with the auto industry in some way. That's not an exaggeration. They might be the child of a line worker at the local ...

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    Review: 2015 Chrysler 200S AWD [UPDATE]
    Seeing The Country In America's Latest Midsize Sedan 1401724620

    I love road trips. Honestly, one of the best parts about this job is the freedom we're given to experience the open road, whether at new car launches or while bombing around with whatever we're testing on our home turf. But the longer-form road trip is equally special to me, and it's something ...

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    Review: 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale
    Shot Through The Heart By A Rosso Corsa Italian Cupid 1401292620

    I wasted my last hour with the 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale pacing the polished concrete floor of Home Depot. My quest was to find an industrial-strength adhesive that would permanently bond me to the bright-red Italian's carbon-fiber racing seat. At that moment, I was determined to spend the rest ...

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    Review: 2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD
    Acura's Best-Seller Aims For The Heart Of The Market 1400169420

    There are certain vehicles on sale today that are affected by what I call 'Camry Syndrome.' Named after Toyota's ubiquitous family hauler, Camry Syndrome affects a fair number of cars and trucks, many of which are exceedingly popular with consumers. The issue I have with these vehicles is that ...

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    Review: 2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited
    An Old-School SUV For Old-School Consumers 1399564620

    What would you say if we told you that outside of Jeep and Land Rover, the best brand for those who want to go off road is Toyota? Sounds remarkable, eh? But the truth is, Toyota's history of providing vehicles for the rougher bits of our blue marble dates back to 1950, barely a decade after ...

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    Review: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250
    The Car Everyone Can Disagree On 1398787020

    With more than a year separating my test week with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 from its debutante ball at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, I had the advantage of a mountain of data and diatribes with which to inform my initial opinion. Conversations with colleagues and coworkers netted splintered ...

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    Review: 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo
    Grand Stature Yes, Ultimate Driving Machine No 1398355020

    "The Ultimate Driving Machine" has been BMW's tagline for nearly 40 years. Launched in the 1970s, the marketing campaign was a stroke of genius by ad firm Ammirati & Puris, as the phrase helped differentiate the imported Bavarian cars from their fellow European rivals by subtly pointing out ...

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