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    Opinion: This Or That: 1980 Oldsmobile 442 vs. 1989 BMW 635CSi [w/poll]
    Which $10,000 Coupe From The '80s Would You Choose? 1412873100

    The last time I roped a coworker into an automotive debate, I lost. Resoundingly, I might add. Still, 2,385 voters chose to cast their lots for the Fiat 500 Abarth, as opposed to 5,273 choosing the Ford Fiesta ST, and so I can rest easy in the knowledge that at least 30 percent of you, dear ...

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    Opinion: Five reasons to love, or hate, the culture of American cars
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    As enthusiasts, we love cars from all parts of the world. Whether they be supercars from Italy, luxury sedans from Germany or tiny urban runabouts from Japan, as long as they're interesting and well-designed for their intended purpose, we're location-agnostic when it comes to picking ...

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    Opinion: This Or That: Fiat 500 Abarth vs. Ford Fiesta ST [w/poll]
    Which Hot Hatch Is Best? We Argue It Out... 1408638660

    They're pretty darn similar. And yet our views are oh so different. If you guys could read the transcripts of our editors' chat room, you'd know that we're a pretty argumentative bunch. It's always good-spirited stuff (well, usually), but when we're not obsessively covering this or that, ...

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    Opinion: Why car dealerships are turning into coffee shops
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    I want my dealer to know about cars not coffee, someone who knows the difference between a Buick and a barista. Need a recommendation for the trendiest eatery around? If you are looking for the latest in gourmet treats, then look no further than your local car dealership. I live on the Upper ...

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    Opinion: Automakers need to stop stalking celebrities
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    Since the invention of the automobile, cars and stars have gone together like paparazzi and the Kardashians. During this season of starlet-adorned award ceremonies, from the Golden Globes through to the Oscars, you will find a lot of car companies all vying to loan out their vehicles to any ...

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    Opinion: Never mind the naysayers; Lincoln is worth saving
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    In the case of Henry Leland, naming his new car brand after the first President he cast a vote for in 1864 seemed a jolly good idea, on paper. You should always be careful about the name you choose to give your new baby. The power of association can work in many ways, not always positive. In ...

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    Opinion: Why Ford's Alan Mulally would be right for Microsoft, or any company [UPDATE]
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    That Mulally was seriously being considered says a great deal about Microsoft and Mulally. It appears that the chatter about Ford CEO Alan Mulally possibly leaving early to take over as CEO of Microsoft is losing air pretty fast. What's pretty interesting is that it got any traction in the ...

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    Opinion: Home, James? Are you ready for autonomous cars? [w/poll]
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    "Autonomous vehicles are an important step on the way to accident-free driving." It's never comforting to watch a driver fiddle with their smartphone, especially when they've got both hands off the wheel as they approach a busy intersection. But I found myself letting loose a sigh of relief ...

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    Opinion: Is NHTSA out of control?
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    Recent Rises in Recall Numbers A Cause For Alarm Preliminary indications suggest there may be an all-time recall record in 2013. The announcements seem to be coming almost every day, if not more frequently: a million-plus Jeeps, a quarter-million Hondas, another million Toyotas. Last year ...

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    Opinion: Cadillac, Buick and Chevy decisions impacted by worries abroad
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    European Concerns Drive GM, But Beware Of The French Connection GM's bid to rationalize Europe will impact the products that will be offered domestically. It seems that Europe is defining the future of General Motors more so than its home North American market. Having axed Saturn, Pontiac ...

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    Opinion: CO2 credits: The ultimate rebate?
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    Time For Buyers To Have Some Skin In The EV Game Politicians know that $8- or $9-a-gallon gas like in Europe would end their careers. The back-and-forth between those writing the fuel economy rules and auto manufacturers is designed to see how far the CO2 regulations can be pushed without ...

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    Opinion: Qoros could finally be the Chinese brand to fear in the west
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    Can Qoros Make A Difference Outside The Walls Of China? I know of no sober industry executive who fears a Chinese entry into the US. Qoros is a venture between the Israeli Israel Corp. and state-owned Chinese company Chery. Chery, up to now, has been known mostly for "appropriating" ...

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    Opinion: Spyker: It's not just about numbers
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    A Compelling Story Counts As Much As Performance Muller believes there's room for small, boutique exotics like Spyker. Following his ill-fated efforts to save Saab, Victor Muller is again back at Spyker Cars as CEO working hard on a comeback for the Dutch-based maker of exotic cars. You ...

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    Opinion: Lincoln needs a farewell address, not a new marketing plan
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    The trouble with Ford's Lincoln brand is that no one cares about it any more. Not long after I heard that Mark LaNeve, chief operating officer of Ford agency Team Detroit, was moving to take over direct operations of the New York ad agency Hudson Rouge for Lincoln, I heard that JCPenney CEO ...

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    Opinion: Going high-tech, the 4x4 way
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    Is It An Off-Road Adventure Or Just A Walk In The Park? I remember having to get out and lock hubs and shift into neutral to engage low range. Coming off press previews of the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover and the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee that involved some heavy-duty off-road rock climbing, ...

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    Opinion: Analyzing De Nyscchen's 25-year comeback plan for Infiniti
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    "It took us 25 years to bring Audi back in the US. This kind of thing takes a long time." When Johan De Nysschen left his post at Audi of America last year to take the seemingly thankless job of leading Infiniti's global operations, it seemed like a familiar scenario. Like Michael Dukakis ...

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    Opinion: Retro Design: A distant memory [w/poll]
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    Just Fade Away Designers prefer the loftier sounding "heritage design." A cursory look at the latest offerings from auto manufacturers in both production and showcar guise reveals that retro design themes may be on their way out. It's ironic that the hottest design trend opening the 21st ...

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    Opinion: These are a few of my favorite (and least favorite) things
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    New Cars Continue To Amaze And Dismay The Ford Fusion's sleek shape proves midsize cars need not be boring. Automakers face a huge challenge in creating cars that have to meet a dizzying array of emission, safety and fuel economy regulations and at the same time meet or exceed the ...

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    Opinion: Mazda has right mix to chase 120,000 more US sales
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    The Mazda MX-5 Miata was named to Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for the eighth year in a row and for the fourteenth time overall. The CX-5 tops or comes in as runner-up on every AOL Autos staff poll we take on compact crossovers. The Mazda3 is a perennial favorite among auto critics. ...

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    Opinion: Postmortem: Maybach meets its maker
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    Why Daimler's Ultra-Luxe Brand Couldn't Compete With Bentley And Rolls Daimler took hubris to a new level believing that it could simply invent a new brand. What was intended to make a big splash in the premium luxury car market has ended with a dull thud. Almost exactly a decade after it ...

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