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    Review: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250
    The Car Everyone Can Disagree On 1398787020

    With more than a year separating my test week with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 from its debutante ball at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, I had the advantage of a mountain of data and diatribes with which to inform my initial opinion. Conversations with colleagues and coworkers netted splintered ...

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    Review: 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo
    Grand Stature Yes, Ultimate Driving Machine No 1398355020

    "The Ultimate Driving Machine" has been BMW's tagline for nearly 40 years. Launched in the 1970s, the marketing campaign was a stroke of genius by ad firm Ammirati & Puris, as the phrase helped differentiate the imported Bavarian cars from their fellow European rivals by subtly pointing out ...

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    Review: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
    Exceptional, Yet Missing One Important Piece Of The Puzzle 1398182220

    It may be impossible to spend a day in Chevrolet's new C7 Corvette without someone asking what you think about the iconic sports car – magnetism is an understatement. I was approached by strangers in a grocery store parking lot, parents waiting for their children after school and ...

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    Review: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
    Jack Of All Trades, Master Of All Trades 1398095820

    "No Land Rover has any business sounding like that!" My dad's words hung in the air like the few stray puffs of exhaust trailing in my wake as I motored away from him following a nice dinner. His parting statement to me really summed up the experience of driving this Chile Red Range Rover Sport. ...

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    Review: 2014 Chevrolet SS
    You Better Run, You Better Take Cover 1396540740

    Not everyone is an automobile enthusiast, but for the most part, those who possess valid driver's licenses are usually able to differentiate between a performance car and a luxury car. Furthermore, they are usually capable of telling approximately how old a car is based on its styling. But not ...

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    Review: 2014 Kia Cadenza
    A Premium Sedan Building A Premium Badge 1395244620

    Teenage passengers are often among the first people I turn to for second opinions about a test vehicle. While they understandably aren't allowed behind the wheel – most aren't even old enough to drive – their honest and generally unbiased observations, coupled with a complete lack of ...

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    Review: 2014 SRT Viper GTS
    "It's A Viper. It Should Scare Some People." 1395071820

    My boyhood shelves were packed with all sorts of toys, but my favorites were miniature diecast cars. Even though I'd spend hours building challenging gravity tracks for the smallest and sleekest of the bunch, my prized vehicles were not scaled-down production models. Instead, I preferred to ...

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    Review: 2014 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 [w/video]
    Easy To Fall For, Harder To Live With 1394639820

    For one reason or another, this is a car people stare at. They might be drawn to its curvaceous shape riding on immense wheels. They could be intrigued by its gaping, blacked-out grille which houses an equally outsized trident logo, or doing quick calculations about the last time they saw a car ...

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    Review: 2014 Honda Accord V6 Touring
    The Sedan That Would Be King... And Probably Should Be 1393865820

    America's midsize sedan segment is one of the most crowded and fiercely competitive in the business. The Toyota Camry has long been our nation's best seller, while the Honda Accord has dutifully come in second place, like some sort of codependent Cal Naughton Jr. riding Ricky Bobby's back ...

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    Review: 2014 Buick Regal GS AWD
    Updated Sedan Goes Nice On Ice 1393520220

    "This is just silly," I said as I laughed my way sideways around the icy track at Circuit ICAR, a racecourse, drag strip and kart track at the Montreal-Mirabel International Airport in Quebec. It wasn't the activity that had me cracking up, though. After all, winter driving experiences aren't ...

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    Review: 2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 4x4
    A Good Toyota, But A Good Truck? 1393433820

    The Toyota Tundra is the automotive version of off-brand Cheerios: it doesn't dominate the market, and it's not the first model people think of when they hear the term "pickup truck." Ford, General Motors and Ram dominate the segment with vehicles that offer ridiculous levels of towing and ...

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    Review: 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
    A Mighty V12 With A Sexy Coupe Wrapped Around It 1392742740

    Most cardiologists and physiologists maintain that a human's maximum heart rate is calculated with a mathematical formula: subtract a person's age from 220. But some leading doctors are now questioning the established academics, which trace their origins back to 1970, claiming that a simple ...

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    Review: 2014 Kia Sorento
    More Than Meets The Eye 1392224220

    For most new car shoppers, three-row crossovers are little more than a way for the family-minded to avoid succumbing to the minivan stigma. Admit it – the only things that differentiate most larger CUVs from minivans are their lack of sliding side doors and – on most of them – ...

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    Review: 2014 Lexus IS 350
    Almost-Realized Aspirations Of A King Slayer 1391533020

    Long regarded as one of the best driver's cars of all time, the BMW 3 Series has always been targeted by luxury automakers trying to create their own exciting, bang-for-the-buck sport sedan. For years, BMW has managed to ward off would-be rivals to its iconic 3 Series, but the combination of a ...

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    Review: 2014 Infiniti Q50S
    Growing Up Has Its Pros And Cons 1391446620

    Ten years ago, nearly to the day, I took delivery of a brand-new 2004 Infiniti G35 6MT. The sporty rear-wheel drive sedan, equipped with its throaty 260-horsepower V6, slick manual gearbox and limited-slip differential replaced my 2001 BMW 330i because the Japanese competitor touted a product ...

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    Review: 2014 Mazda3
    Smiling On The Inside 1390928220

    Almost by definition, affordable compact cars aren't supposed to be fun. Sure, hot hatches get our blood pumping, but not long ago, the terms "compact car" and "economy car" could safely be used interchangeably. A key exception for the last decade has been the Mazda3, a car that has consistently ...

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    Review: 2014 Audi RS7 [w/video]
    A Very Sensible Supercar 1390496340

    The subject of what makes up a true "supercar" is a difficult one, fraught with personal connotations and the rare ability to bring close colleagues into heated confrontation with one another in the blink of an eye. I say this because, while the 2014 Audi RS7 most certainly does not make the ...

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    Review: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
    Simply Irresistible 1390237020

    If working from home these past few years has taught me anything, it's that I genuinely miss commuting. Yeah, you heard me. Maybe it's because, historically, my commutes have always been pretty enjoyable – not like the opening scene from Office Space, one of those ...

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    Review: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Sedan [w/video]
    The Best, Or At Least Not The Worst, Or Nothing 1389286620

    The great all-arounder. A concept as familiar to sports fans as it is dear to gearheads, the expression sums up a person or thing that excels by way of diffuse – rather than concentrated – excellence. This is an especially formidable concept in the picky midsize sedan segment of the ...

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    Review: 2014 Nissan Rogue
    Objectively Replete But Subjectively Incomplete 1389200280

    The compact crossover segment is crowded because it offers near-perfect transportation for small families and empty nesters alike. As more and more consumers discover the benefits of compact crossovers – riding tall in traffic, enjoying four-cylinder fuel economy and the confidence of ...

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