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What you missed on 7.8.14

Posted 2014-07-08T19:30:00Z

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2004 Mazda RX-810 years on, cars we miss and cars we don't

We take a look back at 9 new cars that were launched just a decade ago, only to have disappeared or be replaced with differently named successors already. Some of these new-for-2004 model year vehicles we already miss greatly, while others we'd just as soon forget. Take a drive down memory lane and let us know which models whose loss you lament, and which ones you're glad to be rid of.

2014 Hyundai i40 Touring / Sonata Wagon2014 Hyundai i40 Touring / Sonata Wagon

Despite North American executives being interested in doing so, Hyundai never graced us with its svelte Sonata wagon, a model better known as the i40 Touring in Australia, which is where author Jonathon Ramsey finally got the chance to catch up with it. The Korean automaker is about to move on to a new generation of Sonata with much more conservative styling, but our man still found a lot to love Down Under.

Volvo XC90 to get 400-hp PHEV motivationSecond-generation Volvo XC90 PHEV Chassis

Volvo's XC90 is one of the oldest cars on the market, but it's about to get seriously cutting edge. The premium CUV that started it all is poised to receive a four-cylinder with both a supercharger and a turbocharger mated to a sophisticated plug-in hybrid assist system. 400 horsepower, 472 pound-feet of torque and an electric-only range of 25 miles are promised.

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What you missed on 7.14.11

Posted 2011-07-14T19:25:00Z

Review: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo

We're finally getting some of what we've been asking for. Volkswagen North America has Wolfsburg's undivided attention at last, and this "A5" Beetle is targeted squarely at the U.S. market.

Welcome to Autoblog 5.0

Autoblog is celebrating the debut of its latest redesign today, the fifth complete overhaul of the site since it launched way back in July of 2004.

What you missed on 7.13.11

Posted 2011-07-13T19:21:00Z

Review: 2012 Honda Civic EX Sedan

Like that indecisive companion desperately trying to find just the right outfit, the 2012 Civic would probably have been a more entertaining date had it just stuck with what it was wearing initially.

Spy Shots: Lexus GS takes its turn on the 'Ring

The Lexus LF-Gh Concept from this year's New York Auto Show is slowly making the journey from pure conceptual creation to full-on production car, albeit, in the form of the GS sedan.

What you missed on 7.12.11

Posted 2011-07-12T19:25:00Z

First Drive: 2012 Morgan 3 Wheeler [w/video]

It weighs just 1,090 pounds, chuffs out 115 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque, and can launch to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. Oh, and you definitely feel every bit of it.

Video: 11-year-old cuts the grass in Audi R8, forgets seatbelt

Our legal team, parental sense of responsibility, and landscapers everywhere can't help but heap scorn on the adult(s) who helped make this happen, but a small part of us is pleased this young man already has a fine understanding of throttle-induced oversteer.

What you missed on 7.11.11

Posted 2011-07-11T19:26:00Z

First Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

This field is shoulder-to-shoulder with strong competition like never before. Our initial instincts tell us that the E63 AMG – particularly with the optional Performance Package – will be tough to beat for all-around excellence.

Video: McLaren MP4-12C celebrates second-quickest Power Lap time on Top Gear

McLaren's MP4-12C scored a 1:16.2 lap time, and thoroughly trounced the 458's 1:19.1 at the Top Gear test track.

What you missed on 7.8.11

Posted 2011-07-08T19:26:00Z

Review: 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550 4Matic

The once-sedate CL550 just got a massive twin-turbocharged flame lit under its tail, and the end result is a grand coupe that has more personality than ever before.

Official: 2012 Audi TT RS priced from $56,850*

With so many diminutive, excellent German racers about, the North American enthusiast's world is clearly a better place than it was just a few years ago.

What you missed on 7.7.11

Posted 2011-07-07T19:25:00Z

What you missed on 7.6.11

Posted 2011-07-06T19:25:00Z

What you missed on 7.5.11

Posted 2011-07-05T19:21:00Z

Quick Spin: 2012 Audi Q3

The frequent customer logic goes something like, "It's small and expensive, so why wouldn't I just buy the bigger Q5 or maybe an A4?" Hence most of the reason why Audi North America hesitates on bringing the Q3 over to us.

Volkswagen: What's Going On With Chattanooga's Newest Resident - Part 2

Chattanooga plant is committed to being perhaps the best facility in VW's fold, something that couldn't be said of company's last U.S. plant in New Stanton, Pennsylvania.

What you missed on 7.1.11

Posted 2011-07-01T19:22:00Z

First Drive: 2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe

We worked this 640i Coupe on the autobahn and on the many squeaky clean and manicured twisting two-lanes southeast of Munich where the low hills start to rumple up toward the Bavarian and Austrian Alps.

2011 Ford Mustang GT Convertible vs. 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible [w/poll]

In that grand tradition, the editors at Autoblog have dug in on which of our country's convertible muscle cars is the most American – the 2011 Ford Mustang GT Convertible or the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible.


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