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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: November 2011

    I'll be honest – I don't love our 2011 Hyundai Equus. It's a perfectly fine luxury sedan, but as a daily driver, it has about as much personality as the new sofa I bought last month. Autoblog Editor-in-Chief John Neff, on the other hand, is quite fond of our long-termer, and in my ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: October 2011

    Our long-term 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate has made its way back to my hands after spending the summer with other members of the Autoblog team. Its mileage has nearly tripled since I last drove the big white luxoliner. Summertime excursions and business trips have added up, meaning the Equus now ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: September 2011

    Our long-term 2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman All4 has served out its time in Northern California and is set to head down to LA later this month. But before it departs the sunny side of the bay, I've got some closing thoughts after a few months behind the wheel. To begin with, Mini has succeeded ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: September 2011

    Our 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate long-term tester made its way back into my garage for the month of September, and despite cresting the 16,000-mile mark, appears no worse for the wear. Or so I thought. I hadn't seen the Equus since its odometer showed just a few thousand miles, and in that time ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: September 2011

    While our long-term Jetta TDI covered thousands of miles in August, mostly thanks to a cross-country jaunt with Michael Zak at the controls, things settled down in September as the blue sedan became accustomed to its new California residence. Bounced around between the team, the frugal four-door ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: August 2011

    Our 2011 Hyundai Equus long-termer continues to pile on the miles in the effortless fashion that one expects of a premium sedan. August's main outing was a weeklong stint in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, about 800 miles from Detroit. All-in, the trip accounted for over 2,000 miles, during ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: August 2011

    August was quite the month for our long-term Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Not only did our diesel darling roll over the 10,000-mile mark, it did so while making its journey across the United States – Detroit to Los Angeles – with AOL Autos' Michael Zak behind the wheel. Before hitting the ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: July 2011

    We've been racking up some serious miles on our long-term 2011 Hyundai Equus. Since its delivery in March, we've added nearly 11,000 miles to the odometer, and after that many miles of commuting, road tripping and cargo-shlepping, the interior of the big Hyundai was starting to get a bit dusty. ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: July 2011

    If the Volkswagen Jetta TDI featured in our Battle Of The Eco Compact Cars comparison test looked familiar, that's because it's our long-term tester. In fact, you might say that the arrival of our Jetta TDI is what sparked the idea for the comparison test, especially after Editor-in-Chief John ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate, June 2011

    The Hyundai Equus and I spent nearly all of May and June together, and during that time, the big sedan began to felt like it was my personal car. The seats began to feel more lived in, technology became more intuitive and even the way the Equus handled different road surfaces became permanently ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI joins Autoblog's Long-Term Garage

    If you had told us last year that this year's most controversial redesign would be the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, we would've politely walked away and laughed at your outrageous claim behind your back. We're like that. But here we are, and the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is, arguably, the most ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate, May 2011 [w/video]

    The long-term 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate made its way into my driveway a few weeks ago, and since being handed the keys, I've added 1,900 miles to the odometer, putting our total distance traveled at just over 5,400 miles since the car's March arrival at Autoblog Towers.

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate, April 2011

    Between me and Editor-in-Chief John Neff, Autoblog has racked up 3,500 miles on our long-term 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate since its arrival in March. Now that the initial honeymoon phase is over, we're getting a very good feel for how the Big Korean handles day-to-day tasks.

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    2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate joins Autoblog's Long-Term Garage

    The 2011 Equus proves that Hyundai has the Lexus LS 460 in its sights by offering the best value proposition in the luxury flagship segment. We're eager to see how Hyundai's new range-topping model stands up to the day-to-day rigors of American life, and so we've just added one to the Autoblog ...

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    You picked Autoblog's long-term 2011 Mini Countryman, and the winner is...

    Autoblog's long-term 2011 Mini Countryman – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last week, we presented you with four different 2011 Mini Countrymen and asked you to vote for the one that you want to see as the newest member of Autoblog's long-term test fleet. The poll is now closed, ...

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    Reminder: Help pick Autoblog's long-term 2011 Mini Countryman

    We're placing the order for our long-term 2011 Mini Countryman this week, and we need your help to decide exactly which car will be Autoblog's newest long-termer. Our editors agree that we want to test a turbocharged Countryman S with Mini's All4 all-wheel drive and a manual gearbox, but when it ...

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    YOU pick Autoblog's long-term 2011 Mini Countryman

    Help pick Autoblog's long-term Mini Countryman – Click each image for high-res version When we found out that we'd be adding a 2011 Mini Countryman to our long-term test fleet, our editors headed right to the configurator to start building our perfect car. We all agree that we want the ...

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    2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT: May 2010

    2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Our 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT long-termer has over 4,000 miles on it now, and it's broken in nicely. The six-speed cable shifter has freed up nominally (it's still a bit notchy), and the turbocharged flat-four is singing as ...

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    2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT: Simplicity of switchgear a welcome trait

    2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT - Click above for high-res image gallery
    After spending a week circumnavigating the country in a pair of BMW sedans on One Lap of America a couple of weeks back, you might think that the drive home to Detroit from South Bend would've been a bit of a disappointment. On ...

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    2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT: Less wood, more sport

    2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT – click above for high-res gallery
    Over the last few months, we've had some time to come to grips with how comfy and capacious the interior is in our long-term 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT, but despite this, we think it could still do with a sportier feeling cabin. A ...


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