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    Long Term: 2014 Mazda6: Winter's End Update
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    The Winter Without End is seemingly dead. Outside my office windows, my brown and yellow lawn is fully exposed to the increasingly powerful sunshine, the morning birdsong is louder than anything until the garbage trucks start rolling, and I'm seriously considering having the summer tires put back ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder: July-September 2013
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    This Nissan is the most in-demand long-term vehicle we've ever had. They may not readily fall into the sweet spot of driving enthusiasts, but our year-long test of this Nissan is proving to be an object lesson in why crossovers are so popular – especially large ones like our three-row ...

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    Long Term: 2014 Mazda6: July/August 2013
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    Our newest long-termer – the Soul Red 2014 Mazda6 seen here – arrived in my driveway at the end of June. Without hesitation, I immediately put it to work as a daily driver, carpool bus and family vacation sled, and it accomplished all of those tasks with aplomb. Now, more than 4,000 ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: July/August 2013
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    If you've been reading the past several updates on our long-term 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo, you may have noticed a trend developing. This is a flawed vehicle. Not critically so, but for many of our editors, this vehicle's annoying attributes are indeed outweighing the good. What may not be ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder: June 2013
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    When we say that our long-term 2013 Nissan Pathfinder has been busy, we mean it. Want proof? In the past month, the big, brown Nissan was only idle enough for us to take it in for its 11,500-mile routine service and to shoot a couple of new photos of the long-termer in Detroit. Most recently, ...

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    Long Term: 2014 Mazda6: June 2013
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    The 2014 Mazda6 is our most recent addition to the Autoblog long-term fleet, and we spent the month of June getting to know our Soul Red tester, generally enjoying the honeymoon phase of this twelve-month relationship. During June, the Mazda6 spent the majority of its time with director of ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: June 2013
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    There are an awful lot of good reasons to get into the Hyundai Veloster family and formula. This car looks good, is loaded out with tech and offers a great deal of practicality in a small form factor. One good reason not to consider a Veloster, at least if you're a city dweller or have primarily ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder: May 2013
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    Despite the snow-capped photos you see here, our long-term Pathfinder has been the subject of some proper pre-summer lovin' here in metro Detroit (we're working on a new gallery). Now that the warm weather has hit Michigan, many of our staffers have eagerly grabbed the keys to our big, brown ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: May 2013
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    Although I went on the Portland launch of the regular-strength Veloster back in late 2011, my time in the Turbo model was previously limited to one very brief commuting experience, so I was glad to get some time in our long-term matte gray model this month. In a way, I lucked out, grabbing the ...

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    Long Term: 2014 Mazda6: Introduction
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    An Extended Stay With The Sexy Six The new-for-2014 Mazda6 sedan is more than just a pretty face. For Mazda, it marks the company's best effort yet at competing in the highly competitive midsize sedan segment, all the while staying true to the brand's core value of offering high levels of driver ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: April 2013
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    Learning To Love Understand You I will admit, I haven't had the nicest things to say about our long-term 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo since its arrival in our fleet earlier this year. I can't exactly say that I've bonded with our turbocharged Hyundai, despite the fact that I've driven it quite a ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder: April 2013
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    Not Just For Families Since our long-term 2013 Nissan Pathfinder joined the Autoblog Garage in late December of last year, the only time I've really spent with it has been during the short periods of time between my co-workers' longer loans. Until now, my experiences with our Mocha Stone tester ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: Introduction
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    The Hyundai Veloster is indeed an automotive oddball, and that's part of the reason why we're so drawn to it. Even in base form, the Veloster is a cleverly packaged little wonder that's bursting with personality, and with the added grunt and visual aggression of the Turbo model, there's a lot to ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Wrap-Up [w/video]
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    She Ain't What She Used To Be Truth be told, we never had any intention of spending a full year with Volkswagen's sixth-generation Jetta. We were enjoying many a happy trail with our 2010 TDI Cup Street Edition - a car that won us over with its excellent mix of sport and efficiency. It was, ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: March 2012
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    When our friends at The Tire Rack told us they'd be sending over a set of Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70 tires mounted on 17-inch Sport Edition alloy wheels for our long-term Mini Countryman, our minds were immediately filled with images of the little blue hatchback bounding along snowy roads with ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: Wrap-Up [w/videos]
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    What A Difference A Year Makes There was a point in time where if we read one more lede that started with "Hyundai sure is on a roll these days," we would have clawed our eyes out. Fact of the matter, though, is that those words were absolutely true. Hyundai has really come a long way here ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: November 2011
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    It's been a little over six months since the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI joined our long-term garage, and since then, we've put more than 17,000 miles on this Tempest Blue sedan. After spending much of the summer in Detroit, the Jetta TDI was road-tripped out to Los Angeles where the Autoblog staff ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: November 2011
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    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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    2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition: It's the little things...
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    With over three months and 5,342 miles on our Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition long-termer, we've moved from the honeymoon phase to the daily grind, and now we're appreciating the little things. Aside from averaging 39.2 mpg since our last update – which included a 10- hour trip to ...

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    2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition: Getting intimate and egged
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    There's no better way to get to know a vehicle than washing it yourself. So rather than sending it through the local hand-wash last weekend, I pulled out a bucket and got sudsy for the first time... in a while. After a run through the Altamont Hills the previous day, our long-term Volkswagen ...

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