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    Subaru a historic two-timer as Outback wins Motor Trend SUV of the Year award
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    2010 Subaru Outback – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Subaru is a historic two-timer. For the second year in a row, the Japanese company has claimed Motor Trend magazine's coveted Golden Calipers for its SUV of the Year award – the first time any automaker has managed to do so. ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #148 with Jon Linkov from Consumer Reports
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    For Episode #148 of the Autoblog Podcast, Jon Linkov, Consumer Reports managing editor for autos, fills Sam's chair and mulls some timely topics with Chris and Dan. First up is the wheels coming off Penske's deal to take on the ...

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    Lincoln MKS EcoBoost earns second place in 6versus8.com showdown, should we care?
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    Car magazines do crazy things for money these days. Case in point: Automobile Magazine (and co-testers from sister mag Motor Trend) got roped into an interesting comparison test that you will not be reading in the latest issue. Why? The whole thing lives ...

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    VIDEO: Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car Competition offers a few surprises
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    Over the years, our favorite magazines have had some spectacular comparison tests, with scores of test data and page after page of subjective text. Motor Trend has practically made a living with comparisons, and its newest feature pits 10 hot rides ...

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    Hyundai Genesis Sedan - The most awarded car of 2009?
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    2009 Hyundai Genesis 4.6L V8 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the Hyundai Genesis Sedan hit the scene, it was hard to know exactly what to think of the handsome-if-anonymous looking luxury intender. After all, Hyundai hadn't ever had a presence in our luxury car market, and ...

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    Motor Trend gets all techy, picks their top 10 favorite driver's cars
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    In a truly heroic effort that's not only daunting in scope but utterly jealousy-inducing in execution, the hot shoes at Motor Trend have once again teamed up with pro-racer and 24 Hours of Daytona winner Randy Pobst to put ten of the hottest performance cars currently on sale up against each ...

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    VIDEO: On board with Marcus Gronholm's Ford Fiesta at Pikes Peak
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    Ford Fiesta RallyCross "Peak Performance" - click above to watch video after the jump
    As an homage to rallying's legendary Climb Dance video, the blokes at Motor Trend have teamed up with Ford and Marcus Gronholm to concoct a gorgeous new short film chronicling the rally champion's 2009 ascent of ...

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    Rumormill: Kia Amanti making switch to Genesis RWD platform?
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    From its divisive baroque styling to its status as the court jester of the rental car circuit, the Kia Amanti has so far lived a less than charmed life. The Amanti's tough luck story could change in a big hurry, however, if a new story from Motor Trend is true. MT is reporting that the Amanti is ...

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    REPORT: S197 Ford Mustang could have had independent rear suspension for $100 per car
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    It seems that any discussion about a modern Ford Mustang inevitably turns into a debate about its solid rear axle. While Ford has done an incredible job of optimizing the pony car's suspension, many still find it unacceptable that such an antiquated technology is used on a modern day performance ...

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    Nissan GT-R wins 2009 One Lap of America
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    2009 One Lap of America - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    For the first time in the modern incarnation of One Lap of America, a Japanese car has claimed the top spot. After a grueling 3,400+ mile, nine racetrack odyssey around the United States, veteran "Lap Dog" Steve Rankins and "Lap ...

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    One Lap of America 2009 - The flag drops...
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    2009 One Lap of America - Day 1 - Click above for a hi-res gallery
    Greetings from Joliet, Illinois, home of the Autobahn Country Club. We're on board with Brock Yates' One Lap of America, one of America's toughest motorsports challenges. Over the course of eight days, 63 drivers of all talent and ...

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    Car and Driver tallies 10 most embarrassing auto award winners
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    Each and every year, the major auto buff mags roll out their "best of" lists. Car of the Year, 10 Best, All-Stars – each publication has a different formula for picking the best of the best, and while we don't like every choice, most are spot-on. There are, however, times when we see a pick ...

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    Motor Trend getting into the used car business?
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    Motor Trend is lending its name and brand to a certified used car program at Planet Honda in Union, New Jersey. The program is actually "powered by" EasyCare, a company that provides a suite of contract services like maintenance and repair warranties and GAP insurance to new owners. (EasyCare was a ...

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    Motor Trend releases annual industry Power List
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    A lot has changed for automakers in the last year, not the least of which would be General Motors. Just last year, GM CEO Rick Wagoner managed to grab the top spot on Motor Trend's list of most powerful people in the automotive world. As you might imagine, it's tough at the top and a bankruptcy ...

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    2009 Ford F-150 named Motor Trend Truck of the Year
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Ford F-150
    Realistically, Motor Trend had two choices when it came time to pick its Truck of the Year for 2009. On one hand, Ford's redesigned F-150 has been the best seller in America for, well... decades, and offers tireless capabilities and ...

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    VIDEO: Drag race between ZR1, 599, GT-R and GT2
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    If we came up with a list of our top "Best Day EVER" scenarios, we're pretty sure a straight-line race between the Corvette ZR1, Ferrari 599 GTB, Nissan GT-R and the Porsche 911 GT2 would be close to the top of our list. The scribes at Motor Trend were able ...

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    Motor Trend reveals COTY contenders
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    Motor Trend says on its blog that they are busily putting 17 new or newly redesigned cars through an "exhaustive evaluation process" that will result in 10 finalists for their Car of the Year award. With cars like the BMW 1 Series, Nissan GT-R, Audi A4, Acura TSX and Pontiac G8, we'd have a hard ...

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    Four bits of free advice on how to be a better driver
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    Motor Trend's Arthur St. Antoine heartily recommends that you enroll in a quality performance driving or racing course if you ever have the opportunity to do so. As you're all aware, that kind of instruction doesn't come cheap, so while you keep plugging that spare change into your piggy bank, he ...

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    Rick Wagoner tops Motor Trend 2008 Power List
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/business_finance/GM_s_Rick_Wagoner_tops_Motor_Trend_s_power_list'; Rick Wagoner must be doing something right as the Chairman and CEO of General Motors, as the auto-pundits at Motor Trend have named him the No. 1 auto industry power broker in their 2008 Power List ...

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    Toyota Tundra named Motor Trend 2008 Truck of the Year
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    click image for more pics from our own review of the 2007 Toyota Tundra var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Toyota_Tundra_named_Motor_Trend_s_2008_Truck_of_the_Year'; Motor Trend awarded its 2008 Truck of the Year award, the last of its three yearly awards, to the Toyota Tundra today. New for ...

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