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    Review: 2013 GMC Acadia Denali
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    Refreshed, Not Refreshing I'm probably ill-suited to accurately and fairly take the full measure of a vehicle like the 2013 GMC Acadia Denali. This is a machine conjured around the express notion of corralling and then herding a brood of rafter-swinging hatchlings to and fro in relative comfort, ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Ford Flex
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    Freshly Tweaked For A Second Life Ford has not been long known for polarizing design. The company's styling philosophy has read more closely along the lines of "cheap and cheerful." But when it brought out the Flex in 2008 as a 2009 model, Ford started down a road of trying to be more ...

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    Review: 2012 Aston Martin Virage
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    We Bond With Gaydon's Gorgeous Tweener "You need to get in touch with Steven Ewing right away," said the instant message. It was from Autoblog editor-in-chief John Neff, and since fleet manager Ewing was online, I pinged him. "Hey, are you available to grab an Aston Martin Virage for the ...

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    Review: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 [w/video]
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    Sport, Compact, Light? Two Out of Three Ain't Bad Sportlich, Leicht, Kompakt. If your German is as spotty as ours, that stands for " Sporty, Light, Compact," and it's telling that those are the three letters used by Mercedes-Benz as an adopted moniker for the small hardtop/convertible coupe that ...

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    Review: 2012 Honda Civic EX Sedan
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    Industry Staple Grows Up, Forgets How To Have Fun Have you ever stood around, nervously checking your wristwatch as a friend or significant other cycled through their entire wardrobe trying to find the perfect outfit? If your experience were anything like ours, they probably started with a ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Kia Sportage SX
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    Turbocharging Adds Welcome Spice To This Handsome Soft-Roader

    2011 Kia Sportage SX - Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's no replacement for displacement. Ask any man or woman who dined on the muscle cars that Detroit was serving in the '50s and '60s, and they'll tell you to always ...

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    Review: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX
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    Measuring The Difference In Inches

    2011 Subaru Impreza WRX – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One point three inches. How much difference can it make? That depends on what you're measuring. If you're comparing the 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX to the 2011, that small measurement makes all ...

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    Review: 2011 Ford Fiesta SES promises the democratization of fun
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    2011 Ford Fiesta SES – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Remember when economy cars offered few concessions beyond roll-your-own windows, rear window defrosters and AM radios? It was only a handful of years ago that features on our 2011 Ford Fiesta SES tester would've qualified it for ...

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    Review: 2010 Toyota Tacoma 4x2 PreRunner is a troubled fish in a shrinking pond
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    2010 Toyota Tacoma 4x2 PreRunner – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There was a time when pickup trucks came in three sensible sizes; small, medium and large. That's changed in recent years, as most pint-sized trucks have grown substantially to maintain distance compared to the ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Nissan Leaf doesn't change the game, just the players
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    2011 Nissan Leaf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've met the Nissan Leaf before. First at its coming-out party in Japan, followed by an all-too-brief stint behind the wheel of a Versa-based prototype late last year. Now we've had a chance to sample Nissan's first foray into the world ...

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    Quick Spin: 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic is proof that money really can buy happiness
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    2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Porsche 911 Sport Classic, introduced late last year, never made it into North American showrooms. The Feds wanted it certified, and with a production run of just a couple hundred units, the German automaker couldn't ...

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    Review: 2010 Ural Patrol T takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
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    2010 Ural Patrol T – click above for high-res image gallery
    I was still moving at a fairly good clip when I slammed into the fallen tree. I'd be more than happy to share the exact velocity that I was moving, but I can't. You see, I was kinda busy at that exact moment trying my darnedest not ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX fills out with big bro's wide body
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    2011 Subaru WRX – Click above for high-res image gallery
    My, how the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX has grown. The plucky little sedan has gone off to summer camp and returned as a full-figured looker. Now donning its bigger sister's widebody dress and uprated wheels at all four corners, there are ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T brings turbo power to Main Street America
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've watched with a sense of awe as Hyundai has gone from a discount also-ran brand into a genuine industry powerhouse in startlingly short order. But we've also long suspected that its vehicles have gained so much ground ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible delivers the goods
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    2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible – click above for high-res image gallery
    As we see it, there's one major problem with the 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible. No, not the $280,000 asking price, or even the give-us-a-break curb weight of 5,269 pounds. We also ...

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    Review: 2010 BMW X5 M is illogically sound
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    2010 BMW X5 M - Click above for high-res image gallery
    No one ever said that evolution is pretty. Take the best-of-breed BMW M Division product: the E30 M3. Little more than a homologated race car, the first generation M3 was potent, nimble, and with its small displacement 2.3-liter ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee redefines the Tipping Point
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    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee – click above for high-res image gallery
    In the span of three years, Chrysler has been bought and sold more times than Duke Cunningham. Its warped "merger of equals" with Daimler ended in 2007 and the disastrous reign of incompetence extended into its relationship ...

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    First Drive: 2010 Saab 9-5 proves being born from chaos builds character
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    2010 Saab 9-5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A funny thing happened on the way to bankruptcy court for General Motors. As part of a bid to have its red-stained slate wiped clean, it moved to divest itself of a number of brands in its bloated portfolio, with Pontiac, Saturn, ...

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    Review: 2010 Volkswagen GTI - It's got its mojo workin' again
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    2010 Volkswagen GTI – click above for high-res image gallery
    In 1983, Run-DMC was fresh (which meant dope), Volvo 760 Turbos weighed 3,300 pounds and the 2,200-pound Volkswagen GTI made its U.S. debut. In 2010, the Rabbit-turned-Golf entered its sixth generation and attempted to draw a ...

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    Review: 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI delivers potent one-two punch of efficiency and entertainment
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    2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI – click above for high-res image gallery
    It's time for American consumers to stop being scared of small diesel cars. Currently, we can't think of a single automaker that isn't shelling out bags of money to research and develop new hybrid powertrains – cars ...

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