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A Very Rough Start To An Otherwise Happy Honeymoon

Autoblog has added a 2015 Nissan Murano to its long-term test fleet, and the crossover has already had a number of problems during its first few months in our hands.

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As Winter Turns To Spring, Our GTI Love Grows Stronger

We check in with our Carbon Steel 2015 Volkswagen GTI after its first two-and-a-half months in the Autoblog long-term test fleet.

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Watch Autoblog's Adam Morath deliver his early impressions of our long-term Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, including thoughts on the vehicle's styling and nine-speed automatic transmission.

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One Year Of Finding Beauty In Simplicity With Our Favorite Hot Hatch

Autoblog has added a 2015 Volkswagen GTI to its long-term test fleet, in four-door S spec, with a six-speed manual transmission. We chose the base model for a good reason – read why we went light on the options for our latest long-termer.

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We discuss the merits of the new snow tires we've fitted to the long-term 2015 Subaru WRX, on both dry and slippery roads.

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Body Shop Blues And Wintertime Gold

I'm sure this thing is going to be a total hoot in the snow.

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Our Trusty Trailhawk Takes To The Tunnel Of Trees

The Trailhawk's rugged good looks were right at home against the backdrop of changing seasons.

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Scoobie Takes Vacationland And Doesn't Break Our Gas Budget

After driving one of the best sport compacts on the market to one of the best-driving-roads states in the Union, who'd have thought that one of my big takeaways would be... great fuel economy?

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Montezemolo Steps Down, Mercedes-AMG GT, Long-Term Update

Episode #397 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Seyth Miersma talk about the leadership change at Ferrari, the Mercedes-AMG GT, and we give a report on the Long-Term Garage. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Check out the rundown below with times for topics, and you can follow along down below with our Q&A. Thanks

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Montezemolo Steps Down, Mercedes-AMG GT, Long-Term Garage Update

We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #397 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight.

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Summer Rain, Can't Complain

Literally minutes after snapping the photo you see above, I was soaked – hit by the third round of storms that brought absolutely insane rainfall to Detroit this week. Amateur mistake, right there; if it looks like rain's a-comin', it's a-comin'. So if you're going to take pictures of the car, do it before it's too late.

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A Happy Honeymoon

I got a text message from Editor-In-Chief Sharon Carty one afternoon proclaiming that her new favorite SUV is our long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee. And she's not alone. I'm not sure if anyone else on staff would go so far as to use the "favorite" descriptor, but after just over a month of honeymooning with our new long-termer, it's safe to say that the Jeep is quickly finding its way into the good graces of a number of Autoblog staffers.

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Perennial Favorite Comes Home For A Year

"As far as street-legal rally cars go, there's still nothing better than a WRX." I wrote that line following my first drive of the 2015 Subaru WRX late last year – one of the better motoring experiences I had in 2013. Sure, a particularly involving drive route helped, but I don't want to sell the new Subaru short: it's a seriously good car – easily one of the sharpest, best-driving little turbos available today.

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An Extended Test Of Jeep's Radical New SUV

When we look back at some of the more shocking product launches of recent years, the Jeep Cherokee is certainly high up on the list. And we aren't just talking about its off-the-wall, polarizing design.

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Sweet Year, Sweet Brown

Despite our tendency as enthusiasts to clamor for things like wagons and hot hatchbacks, it's hard to argue with the buying public's increasing demand for functional crossovers. In fact, the great SUV craze of the late-1990s has all but faded in favor of the easier-driving, better-packaged, more-efficient crossover. That's even true at the larger end of the market – just look at what happened when Ford redesigned its body-on-frame Explorer into a stylish and well-equipped CUV. And now look

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How I Used All The Grip The Six Could Offer (And Some Luck)

The Winter Without End is seemingly dead. Outside my office windows, my brown and yellow lawn is fully exposed to the increasingly powerful sunshine, the morning birdsong is louder than anything until the garbage trucks start rolling, and I'm seriously considering having the summer tires put back on my personal fleet. That last one is a little scary, as I'm a firm believer in the April Snow Jinx, but you get the idea.

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This Nissan is the most in-demand long-term vehicle we've ever had.

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Our newest long-termer – the Soul Red 2014 Mazda6 seen here – arrived in my driveway at the end of June. Without hesitation, I immediately put it to work as a daily driver, carpool bus and family vacation sled, and it accomplished all of those tasks with aplomb. Now, more than 4,000 miles down the road, I am left convinced that Mazda's latest midsize sedan is one of the best in its segment.

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DCAutogeek, speed limiters in Europe, Jaguar C-X17, ignition interlocks, text liability

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If you've been reading the past several updates on our long-term 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo, you may have noticed a trend developing. This is a flawed vehicle. Not critically so, but for many of our editors, this vehicle's annoying attributes are indeed outweighing the good. What may not be obvious, though, is that the deck is kind of stacked against the Turbo model.

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When we say that our long-term 2013 Nissan Pathfinder has been busy, we mean it. Want proof? In the past month, the big, brown Nissan was only idle enough for us to take it in for its 11,500-mile routine service and to shoot a couple of new photos of the long-termer in Detroit.

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