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    Quick Spin: 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet
    Four Rings, Four Seats, For Fun 1416589020

    When my 758-mile journey on the A3 TDI Challenge came to an end in Boulevard, CA, Audi had a very nice consolation prize waiting for me: the 2015 A3 Cabriolet you see here. And with miles left to drive before reaching my hotel in Coronado (just outside of San Diego), what better way to celebrate ...

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    Los Angeles: Mullen 700e proves there's no coda for some EV brands
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    "Coda did a good job developing the car ... but when they got to the starting line, it died." – Richard Curtis Let's get this out of the way right up front: the "new" Mullen 700e is not a whole lot different than the long-expired Coda Sedan, the all-electric version it's based on. ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #406
    Ford Shelby GT350, LA Auto Show, Volkswagen Golf Is Motor Trend COTY 1416350700

    Episode #406 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Brandon Turkus, and Chris Bruce talk about the Mustang Shelby GT 350, the Los Angeles Auto Show, and the Volkswagen Golf winning Motor Trend Car of the Year honors. We start with what's in the Autoblog Garage and finish up ...

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    Quick Spin: 2016 Audi S6
    Enhancements Improve, But A Gentleman's Character Prevails 1416243420

    Minutes after spending time in the refreshed 2016 Audi A6 in Germany, we were tossed the keys to its enthusiast-tuned sibling, the Audi S6. In similar manner to its lesser brethren, the S6 has also been updated for the 2016 model year with a new look, a boost in power and additional ...

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    First Drive: 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT [w/video]
    Wolverines, Whiskey And The Apogee Of Grand Touring 1415984220

    At a Halloween party a couple of weeks ago, a rather inebriated new acquaintance of mine pulled a beautiful round flask out of his extravagant wolverine costume (the animal, not the X-Men character – I live in Ann Arbor) and offered me a pull. I wasn't driving, and I'm neither an asshole ...

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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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    Featured: Lamborghini Accademia at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
    We Get Schooled In The Art Of Lamborghini Driving 1415897820

    I found it to be a rare, genuinely rewarding educational experience. Lamborghini is putting more effort into its North American motorsports efforts and promotion, so we recently attended its first-ever Intensivo driving school at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, spending a day behind the wheel of ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #405
    Dodge Hellcat Drive To SEMA, Jim Farley To Ford Of Europe, Los Angeles Auto Show Preview 1415738940

    Episode #405 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Greg Migliore talk about Steve's drive to SEMA in high-performance Mopars, Jim Farley's move to head Ford of Europe and the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. We start with what's in the Autoblog Garage and ...

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    First Ride: 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS
    Bringing The Adventure Closer To Home 1415725080

    Motorcycle trends come and go like fashion, and the latest two-wheeled style du jour is the adventure bike. Chunky and rugged, these (sometimes) dirt-ready rides often take cues from the massive, Armageddon-ready rigs you'd find on the Dakar Rally. In their most neutered form, they can start as ...

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    Featured: Six 'shut up and take my money' cars
    These Models Don't Exist, But If They Did We'd Be Making Down Payments 1415723400

    Any time you see this iconic moment in pop culture – Shut up and take my money! – posted in response to a new car reveal, rumor for an upcoming model or even lip-service to a vehicle that should exist, you can bet there's some intrinsic good in the idea. Though depending on the person ...

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    First Drive: 2016 Smart Fortwo
    A Smarter City Car For Crowded Urbanites 1415638620

    In the sixteen years since Daimler first introduced the Smart car, the micro city car market has grown significantly to the extent that the urban-oriented brand doesn't just have more competition to contend with these days than it did in the late 90s; for the first time it has real competition on ...

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    First Drive: 2016 Audi A6
    Boosted Power And New Gearbox Transform This Teutonic Sedan 1415293080

    After dodging light traffic for more than 10 miles at speeds never exceeding 85 miles per hour, the left lane of the derestricted autobahn ahead of us finally opens wide. This is the opportunity we've been waiting for, and we bury the accelerator against its stop and hold it there. The ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #404
    BMW i8 And i3, SEMA, Ferrari Spun Off, Tom Magliozzi Passes Away 1415141040

    Episode #404 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert and Brandon Turkus talk about the BMW i8 and i3, this week's SEMA show, the looming Ferrari spin-off and the passing of Tom Magliozzi, longtime co-host of NPR's Car Talk. We start with what's in the garage and ...

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    Two Wheels: Five bikes from EICMA you need to know about
    Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda and Yamaha Bring Performance To Milan 1415132940

    Each and every year, the world's biggest motorcycle manufacturers gather together in Milan, Italy to show off the latest and greatest machinery that will soon be offered to dealerships the world over. It's called EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori), and this year's crop ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
    Creamy Complex Powertrain Delivers The E-Assisted Goods 1415033820

    Think of the electric motor in the facelifted 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid as the cream filling in an Oreo cookie. Under the hood of this plug-in hybrid crossover is a 333-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V6 with a 95-hp synchronous electric motor sandwiched between it and an eight-speed ...

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    Featured: Five cursed and haunted cars
    From Franz Ferdinand To James Dean, Things That Go Honk In The Night 1414771020

    Any kid lucky enough to grow up in Detroit is familiar with the Henry Ford Museum. It's huge, full of shiny things and a great place to take a child and let them burn off some energy. After several field trips and weekend outings however, the dusty concept vehicles and famous aircraft tend to ...

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    Review: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe
    An Anonymous Standout 1414684620

    Cadillac has become a very, very different company since the dawn of the new millenium. Its turn-of-the-century lineup, consisting of staid offerings like the Seville, DeVille and Eldorado, represented the Old Cadillac. These cars were plagued with Old GM quality issues and catered to a more ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
    A Seriously Irreverent Sedan 1414598220

    Including all-wheel-drive models, there are ten versions of the 2015 Dodge Charger. The tenth variant – better described as the ten-tenths variant and the topmost model – is this Charger SRT Hellcat. Superficially, you already know what it is: take the massively powerful Hellcat ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #403
    Ford Invests $5B In Lincoln, McLaren 650S, Most Useful Driver Apps 1414530900

    Episode #403 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Michael Harley, and Ronnie Fung of Autoblog Canada talk about the $5 billion investment Ford is making in Lincoln, the McLaren 650S, and the best apps for drivers. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of ...

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    Featured: Meet the finalists for Autoblog's 2014 Technology of the Year Award
    14 Cars That House The Latest And Greatest Tech 1414517400

    Greetings from (cold and rainy) Petoskey, MI, where many Autoblog editors are testing 14 different cars and trucks that make up the finalists for this year's Technology of the Year Award. Our tech choices run the gamut from complete vehicles (BMW i3, i8) to engines, connectivity features, ...

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