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    Official: 2014 Mazda6 earns Popular Mechanics' 'Car of the Year'

    Ring one up for Mazda. The Japanese brand's midsize offering, the Mazda6, has been named Popular Mechanics' Car of the Year. The 6 received a comprehensive reworking for the 2014 model year that saw it adopt sleek, sexy sheet metal; a clean, logical interior; and powertrain technologies that ...

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    Official: Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards honors GM Super Cruise, BMW i3

    Our friends at Popular Mechanics have announced the winners of their 2013 Breakthrough Awards, which honor innovations and new technologies in a variety of fields, ranging from medicine to electronics to space travel. Among the winners were a pair of automakers. The BMW i3 was named one of PM's ...

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    Official: Ford Escape named first-ever Popular Mechanics Car Of The Year

    It's that time of year again. Time for just about publication out there to come up with their Car of the Year winner, and Popular Mechanics is getting into the game for the first time with its Auto Excellence Awards. For its inaugural champion, the crew over at PM have named the 2013 Ford Escape ...

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    Report: Ford, GM win Breakthrough Product awards from Popular Mechanics

    Tucked between an avalanche airbag and a 3D desktop printer, a Ford engine and General Motors' crash avoidance system were named two of Popular Mechanics top 10 breakthrough technology award winners for 2012. Ford's three-cylinder 1.0-liter Ecoboost engine collected one of Pop Mech's honors by ...

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    Official: Road & Track hits the road, makes tracks to Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, is best known for the University of Michigan, punk rock progenitor Iggy Pop, and foodie favorite Zingerman's Delicatessen. We know, you're wondering why you should care. Well, it's also now home to three of the four major monthly car magazines. Hearst Corporation has ...

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    Help Popular Mechanics find the worst road in America

    Popular Mechanics is searching for America's worst roads, and it needs your help. Readers from all over the U.S. are encouraged to submit photos showing just how bad their local thoroughfares are. Once the submissions have been evaluated, PM will choose its top five. The "winning" roads will get ...

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    Popular Mechanics doles out its Top 10 Cars of 2011

    Popular Mechanics' Top 10 Cars for 2011 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As 2010 draws to a close, it's time for different publications to start dishing out the numerous "car of the year" awards that highlight the best and brightest offerings for each new model year. The folks at ...

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    Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf named 'Breakthrough Products' by Popular Mechanics

    It looks like Popular Mechanics had room for two vehicles this year on its annual "Top Products" awards list. Both the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf were named Breakthrough Products for 2010. PM praised the ride quality and technology of the Volt, stating that it's "more than the sum of its ...

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    Popular Mechanics calls out automotive excellence

    As we head into the final weeks of yet another year, that means it's time for everyone to pick out their favorites. In this business that means its time to select cars, trucks and SUVs of the year. Over at Popular Mechanics, the editors have put together a list of vehicles that they feel ...

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    First drives of 2008 Pontiac G8 GT published early

    Click above for high-res gallery from first drive of the 2008 Pontiac G8 GTWe don't know how it happened or who started it, but some automotive news outlets have published their first drive reviews of the 2008 Pontiac G8 GT before the imposed embargo by GM. Since we don't have one of our own (yet), ...

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    VIDEO: Mustang Bullitt melting tires courtesy of Popular Mechanics

    The original Bullitt Mustang was one of the original sleepers, as all flash and flare were stripped in favor of a clean slate that could fly through the streets of San Francisco with the greatest of ease. The 2008 Bullitt has shed all the frivolities of the Shelby models, or even a stock GT, for ...

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    Popular Mechanics honors Ford's SYNC

    Popular Mechanics is handing out its breakthrough awards, and Ford's SYNC made its way into the tech magazine's top 10 breakthrough products. SYNC's reasonable $395 price tag and voice recognition capability gave Ford and Microsoft's joint project the edge, and Popular Mechanics also really liked ...

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    Blue Devil Corvette: Fact vs. fiction courtesy of P.M.

    With all the rumors surrounding the hyped-up Corvette, Jim Dunne over at Popular Mechanics wanted to get some answers, so he went to the source – well, a source, at least.According to the "largest Corvette dealer in Michigan" the Blue Devil/SS 'Vette will get a singular supercharger, will ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Acura TSX

    Yesterday, Ben Stewart over at Popular Mechanics had a close encounter of the prototype kind while spending some time on the Angeles Crest Highway in So. Cal. He caught a glimpse of a camo'd current generation Accord sitting in a local lot and, knowing that it could be driven away at a moment's ...

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    Auction Action: 2006 Durangoneer on the block

    I don't envision myself needing the power and capability of an SUV any time soon in my life, but the Durangoneer is one ute I would drive just for fun. It's a HEMI-powered 2004 Dodge Durango chassis that's been shortened and strengthened wearing the body of a 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer - early SUV ...


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