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    First Drive: 2009 Porsche Boxster S with PDK
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    2009 Porsche Boxster S with PDK – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Italian countryside passes by in a blur. At an indicated 265 km/h (164 mph), we have hit the invisible wall. The accelerator pedal has been jammed into the carpet for the last ten seconds, yet the sleek Porsche ...

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    Review: 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
    A 1980 Porsche 911 SC Targa was deposited in my driveway during the spring of 1999. A good friend left it in my care while a contractor remodeled his garage. I'd never driven a Porsche, let alone a 911, but I would tend his ...

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    First Drive: 2010 Lexus RX350 and RX450h
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    2010 Lexus RX350 and RX450h – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Few vehicles have done more to establish a genre and define a brand as much as the Lexus RX. Introduced over a decade ago to suburbanite real estate agents and their Napa-weekending friends, the original RX300 helped boost ...

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    Review: 2009 Infiniti FX50 AWD
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2009 Infiniti FX50 AWD
    Infiniti's FX first arrived on the scene in 2003. At the time, it looked like something transported into the showroom directly from the auto show concept car turntable. While other manufacturers were delivering boxy SUVs, ...

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    Driven: 2009 Tesla Roadster v1.5
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    Click above for high-res gallery of Tesla Roadster v1.5 var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Driven_2009_Tesla_Roadster_v1_5_Autoblog'; Last January we landed an exclusive first drive of the Tesla Roadster. We were impressed, but well aware that the particular two-gear model we drove that wet ...

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    First Drive: 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S with PDK
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    2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S with PDK – Click above for high-res image gallery Introduced in 1963, the Porsche 911 is one of the most successful competition cars ever built. Despite its unconventional rear-engine platform, the 911 Carrera holds recorded wins in nearly every type of automotive ...

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    First Drive: 2009 Volkswagen Routan
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    2009 Volkswagen Routan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Volkswagen Routan's "German Engineering" ad campaign has provided plenty of irony-laced comedic fodder for the Autoblog water-cooler, and VW's own press release doesn't help, heralding the Routan as "a stylish alternative ...

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    First Drive: 2008 Ford Focus ST (Euro-spec)
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2008 Ford Focus ST
    Save the hot hatch for last. That's what we kept telling ourselves as we wandered the Belgian countryside looking for Ford's Lommel Proving Ground. As it turns out, the facility, located next to an air force base – restricted ...

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    Review: 2008 Mitsubishi Evolution X MR
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    2008 Mitsubishi Evolution X MR – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here's a revelation: being stuck in traffic sucks. And it's even more infuriating behind the wheel of an Evo.Despite what some scribes might lead you to believe, the Evos of yore (VIII and IX) weren't deplorable daily ...

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    Review: 2009 Nissan Murano
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    2009 Nissan Murano – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It just so happens that the all-new 2009 Nissan Murano is one of those nondescript mid-size crossover utility vehicles that may blend into the crowd. Its styling is certainly modern, if not overly exciting. The cabin is ...

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    First Drive: 2008 Range Rover Sport
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    2008 Range Rover Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Driving a Range Rover Sport is like wearing an Izod circa 1980-anything: everybody immediately knows what you're about. And that's not a bad thing. We never wore Izods, but we'd drive this thing all day long -- and in fact, we ...

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    Second Drive: Porsche Boxster RS60 Spyder
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    Click the image above for a hi-res gallery of the Porsche Boxster RS 60Our colleague Chris Tutor recently took the Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder for a few quick turns around Barber Motorsports. A tad more powerful than the Boxster S, and filled with red leather, he discovered it was plenty of car on ...

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    First Drive: 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
    2003 BMW M5.2005 Lotus Elise.2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage.What do these three vehicles have in common? They all occupy a space in my dream garage. Sure, I could've added a few more fantasy slots for a Ferrari 250 GTO, a Land ...

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    Review: 2009 Nissan GT-R
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    2009 Nissan GT-R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nissan recently granted Autoblog four fleeting days with a red 2009 Nissan GT-R. While it seems every major automotive outlet has tested "Godzilla" on the track (including our First Drive), we chose instead to keep it on the streets ...

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    Autoblog's Day Off: 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
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    Click to view the '61 Alfa Giulietta in our hi-res gallery Everyone has their own idea of heaven on earth: the first snowfall, a cold beer on a hot day, a pristine azure beach... Cruising around town on a beautiful summer day in a classic Italian roadster may just be ours. There's just something, ...

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    Review: 2008 Audi R8
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    2008 Audi R8 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's been considerable debate about whether the Audi R8 is a bona fide supercar, able to hang with the best and brightest from Maranello, Stuttgart and beyond. But power figures and price points don't tell the whole tale.What's been ...

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    First Drive: the 2008 Lexus IS F
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    Click the image above for a hi-res gallery of Lexus IS F picsSo we recently got some seat time in the Lexus IS F, and we can proudly report that it's not anything Lexus has ever been before. Does it really compare to the M3 and C63 AMG? In a little-kid-from-down-the-street-trying-to-get-in-the-game ...

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    Autoblog drives the 2008 Honda Accord sedan and coupe
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    The first Honda Accord, released in 1976, had a 93.7-inch wheelbase and 68 horsepower. This latest Accord, the 7th generation, has a wheelbase nearly 17 inches longer, and 200 more horsepower. My, how you've grown. You've seen the pictures and read the releases on the new Honda Accord sedan and ...

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    Tochigi test-drive: Nissan GT-R
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    Although the reveal of the Nissan GT-R is less than two months away, details surrounding the coupe's performance prowess have mainly centered on speculated stats and spy shots showing a Porsche 911 Turbo in tow around the Nurburgring. According to an interview with an unnamed test-driver in Japan's ...

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    The good life: getting gifts for test-driving luxury cars
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    Giving buyers an incentive to test drive a car is an old tactic, but usually these were limited to small gifts or vouchers of nominal value. With competition in the high-end luxury market heating up, automakers are now moving to more elaborate ways to attract the well-heeled. Take Maserati for ...

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