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    Frankfurt 2009: Facelifted 2010 Volvo C30 gets it right
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    2010 Volvo C30 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When you're an auto journalist blogger, you're constantly, incessantly bombarded with a series of questions. Usually it's, "What's the best car you've ever driven?" (Personal answer: Superformance Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, followed by ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Citroen REVOLTe is... exactly that
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    Citroen REVOLTe – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Between storming the Bastille and a national rejection of the Venus razor, the French certainly know the meaning of the word "revolt". Interesting, then, that Citroen knowingly used the word – albeit Francofied with a ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Hyundai ix-Metro concept is all white by us
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    Hyundai ix-Metro concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai returned to Frankfurt a far bigger player than it was two years prior. The Korean company has leapt up the sales standings to become the world's fourth largest automaker, eclipsing such major players as Ford and ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde packs Fiat's lucky charm
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    Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We usually close our posts by inviting you to check out our images, but this time we're starting here: Go into the gallery and have a look at the little green clover logo adorning the front fender of the new Alfa ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Volvo C70 works best in San Diego
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    2010 Volvo C70 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Why San Diego? That way you could maximize the amount of time your new C70 spends with its top down. More than three hundred days a year -- probably. We say this because we saw some leaked shots of Volvo's latest hardtop droptop a couple of ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Volkswagen Phaeton Exclusive makes our inner plutocrat swoon
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    2010 Volkswagen Phaeton Exclusive - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When it comes to the Phaeton, we really don't care what anyone else thinks. The only justification we'll offer is that back in the early 2000s, VW's ubermensch Ferdinand Piech took off the calf-skin gloves and dropped the ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Hyundai Tucson ix35 is... another crossover
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    Hyundai Tucson ix35 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The new Hyundai Tucson ix35 may look good with a Britney Spears soundtrack playing in the background. It may even look good out on the road. But under the bright lights here at the Frankfurt Messe, it looks pretty much like every ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Fiat Punto Evo gets re-hatched
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    Fiat Punto Evo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ah, the Fiat Punto: never quite what it pretends to be. Supposedly designed to look like a Maserati in hatchback form, the existing model was called the Grande Punto when it was anything but. And now the Italian automaker has launched ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Wiesmann MF5 Roadster gets its lipstick on
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    Wiesmann MF5 Roadster - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here at Autoblog, we loves us some Wiesmann. The voluptuous, retro-styled German roadsters and coupes win us over with their classic proportions and their BMW powertrains – and color palate aside, this new MF5 looks to be just ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is pretty dang sweet
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    2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS - click above image for hi-res gallery
    Yes, we made fun of the GT3 RS's pink lips when we saw the PR shots. But in person the Guards Red accents look, well, Guards Red. However, even in these hot off the show floor photos, Guards Red comes off pink against the slate gray ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Lexus LF-Ch Concept hits, misses
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    Lexus LF-Ch Concept - click above image for hi-res gallery
    We spent over 40 minutes photographing the oddly named Lexus LF-Ch Concept and still aren't sure what we think of it. From certain angles it's brilliant – everything the Lincoln Concept C tried to be, but wasn't. Yet from other ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Lotus Elise Club Racer and Exige Cup 260 give us that special feeling
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    Lotus Elise Club Racer and Exige Cup 260 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Another show, another pair of special editions from Lotus. This time around it's the Elise Club Racer and the Exige Cup 260, two lightweight specials based on the company's core product range. We brought you ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Ford C-Max debuts, Grand C-Max bound for American shores
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    2010 Ford C-Max – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Among the many cars available here in Europe that we pine for Stateside, you may be surprised that Ford minivans rank among them. We got a ride in the Galaxy-based S-Max on our way back from driving the new Fiesta in Tuscany and were ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne looks better in blue
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    2011 Bentley Mulsanne - Click above for high-res image gallery
    So far, we've only seen the one champagne-colored Bentley Mulsanne. While not our first choice, it's the shade Bentley thought would drum up the most interest amongst potential customers. Not knowing too much about how the ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #145 with the Two Marks from Ford
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    Episode #145 of the Autoblog Podcast is a mostly-Frankfurt Motor Show edition. Chris, Sam and Dan are joined by Mark Kaufman, Ford's C-segment marketing manager, and Blue-Oval product communications manager Mark Schirmer. The two ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Mazda MX-5 Superlight makes us wonder how we'd spend our other two wishes
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    Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you're one of the many enthusiasts out there oohing and ahhing over the pair of pre-production Mini concepts that debuted in Frankfurt today, know that the BMW division isn't the only one here with a tempting ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari punches above its weight
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    Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The battle has been raging since time immemorial. From Point A to Point B, which is faster: a big exotic supercar or a nimble li;' hatch? Fiat's two performance divisions, Abarth and Ferrari, ask why you can't have the best ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: BMW ActiveHybrid X6 throws down
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    BMW ActiveHybrid X6 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Your dilemma: you have a burning desire for a 5,000 pound, four-passenger truck that accelerates as fast as your Dodge Challenger, but you want to use as little gasoline as possible while doing so. BMW feels your pain, and they have a ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racer
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    Lotus Evora Type 124 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Few automakers are as deeply rooted in motorsport as Lotus. So it comes as no surprise that, so soon after its release, the British sportscar-maker and engineering firm has already come out with a racing version of its new ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Maserati GranCabrio drops its top
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    Maserati GranCabrio – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There are a few things Maserati could do to make the GranTurismo look better than it does, but not many. One option is to surround it with unspeakably beautiful women. Another is to remove the roof. Thankfully, they opted for ...

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