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    Review: 2008 Mercedes SLK55 AMG

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    It sits there, all tension and sinew, ready to pounce on lesser cars. Start it up and it barks with a clear V8 voice that thumps off the neighbor's house, setting them discreetly peeking from behind their lace curtains. This ...

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    Review: 2008 Porsche Cayman S

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    To many, the Porsche Cayman is just a look-alike twin to the drop-top Porsche Boxster. While it shares a platform, underpinnings, and even engine choices with its two-seat sibling, the Cayman performs a decidedly different ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: Aprilia SXV550

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Aprilia SXV550After having it in our garage for the last few weeks, the Aprilia SXV550 can best be described by the word 'extreme'. From its extremely compact yet very powerful V-Twin engine to its extremely uncomfortable saddle, this is a bike that demands ...

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    Review: 2008 Nissan Cube JDM-Spec

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    You know that you have a disorder when you're as enthused about an econobox as you are to get seat time in something like a Rolls or Bentley. But that's me, and that's how I felt when I got the call at my desk telling me that my new ...

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    Review: 2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited

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    Gigantor. The 2008 Toyota Sequoia arrives humongously revised from the already beefy first-generation. The Timberland Mica (Metallic Green) example that Toyota lent us for a week definitely deserves whatever size-related ...

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    VIDEO: 2007 Scion xB In the Autoblog Garage

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    Here's a little something we've been cooking up for a while. We've seen your cries for more video reviews, and it's on our minds, too. We've been trying to bring you more video in a lot of ways lately; Chris Shunk recently walked us through the new Grand Caravan, and ...

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    In The Autoblog Garage: Lexus LS460L

    click above image for a high-resolution gallery of the Lexus LS460LIt's tough to pity Lexus LS owners. After all, Executive-Class luxury sedans don't exactly suck. We wouldn't blame LS drivers for feeling pangs of over-inconspicuousness whenever they see a Camry, though. Understated luxury is one ...

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    Review: 2008 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport

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    The standard new generation evolution usually goes like this: bigger, roomier, longer, wider. For some models, it's not such a big deal to go fiddling with the specs, on certain cars it's even a welcome improvement. Subaru, ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: BMW 335i Convertible

    click above image for high-res gallery of the BMW 335i ConvertibleThanksgiving is when I put the snow tires back on the cars. Here in New England, you never know what's going to happen; we've had our first snowfall already. Freezing temperatures also tend to herald the end of convertible season, ...

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    Review: 2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe

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    A car's design is simply a composite of curves, creases and kinks. A good design will elicit an emotion that urges people to buy the car. The affected just have to have it, often blind to any faults the car may exhibit by the ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2008 Acura RL

    Click the Acura RL for a high-res gallery Being first to the party is often not a guarantee that you'll be the most popular. Diamond Multimedia was one of the first to introduce a portable MP3 player with the Rio 500, but it wasn't until some other company brought out a device called the iPod that ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Kia Spectra EX

    click above image for high-res gallery of the 2007 Kia Spectra EXTime was, buying a small car from an entry-level brand meant you'd end up in the penalty box. Vinyl-swathed interiors, cheap and nasty plastics, medieval seats, etc. Those were the bad parts, but there were some aspects of basic cars ...

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    In The Autoblog Garage: 2007 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5X

    click above image for high-res gallery of the 2007 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5XSubaru's Forester is well into its second generation, but the styling and driving experience isn't far removed from the unflappable friendly wagon that bowed in 1998. Why mess with a good thing?The Forester Sports 2.5X is ...

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    You spin me right round: Turntable driveways for your car

    Anybody that lives on a busy road or has a lot of cars knows that getting vehicles in and out of the driveway can be a logistical nightmare. Traditional options for curing this problem range from widening the driveway to creating one of those horseshoe-shaped driveways. Pouring concrete can get ...

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    Why lift a car when you can tilt it?

    I need this. My back isn't what it used to be, so when it's time to fiddle with the undercarriage, I start thinking wistfully about lifts or pits. It'd also make it easier to hang off the end of the breaker bar for those monster-torque suspension fasteners. Exhaust work? No more lying on your back, ...

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    Autoblog Project Edsel: Paint and Body

    It's been an exciting start, mainly because I get to dig out all my old model building tools and skills. That's also why it's been a little slow since the initial post went up, because I've had to find all those model building tools. The last model I built was a '67 Belvidere GTX over ten years ago ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Range Rover Supercharged

    "You took a $95,000 vehicle off-road?" asked a fellow Autoblogger as we shared some of our latest exploits with media vehicles. His question made it sound like I'd done something impressive with the Range Rover Supercharged, but it wasn't much more than gingerly tiptoeing this big British beast ...

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    In The Autoblog Garage: 2007 Kia Amanti

    click on the picture above to see a galleryThis is your father's Oldsmobile. Well, not quite. My Dad's Olds was a '65 Starfire with a 425. A lead sled, sure, but not in the pejorative sense that the phrase "your father's Oldsmobile" is supposed to connote. Okay, so the Kia Amanti is more like the ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson

    Click on the photo above for our photo gallery of the 2007 Ford F-150 Harley-DavidsonAh, how we miss Ford's second-generation Lightning. By infusing an F-150 with 380 HP of supercharged 5.4L fury and selecting suspension components that were up to the task of harnessing such power, the Special ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Jaguar XK Convertible

    click the pic above to view a gallery"I say, that's a very fine Grand Tourer" said the delightful young man sharing a cookout in the street with his companion pit bull. At least that's how it sounded as it filtered over the transom of the XK while motoring through a questionable section of town. ...


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