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Long-Term Garage

Any car can make a good first impression, but the real test is how you feel about your wheels after 365 days of ownership. The Autoblog Long-Term Garage is where we test vehicles over the course of an entire year, getting to know their features and faults intimately as we drive them just like our own vehicles. Check out the list on the right to see what's currently in the Autoblog Long-Term Garage, as well as the vehicles that have come and gone. Become a fan of Autoblog's official Facebook page to follow along with our daily long-term updates, and check back here for monthly updates on each vehicle.

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    Long Term: 2014 Mazda6: Winter's End Update
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    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 ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder: July-September 2013
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    This Nissan is the most in-demand long-term vehicle we've ever had. They may not readily fall into the sweet spot of driving enthusiasts, but our year-long test of this Nissan is proving to be an object lesson in why crossovers are so popular – especially large ones like our three-row ...

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    Long Term: 2014 Mazda6: July/August 2013
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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 ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #348
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    DCAutogeek, speed limiters in Europe, Jaguar C-X17, ignition interlocks, text liability Episode #348 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Mike Harley are joined by Juan Barnett, also known as DCAutogeek. Topics include policy and why it matters to enthusiasts, rumors of ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: July/August 2013
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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 ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder: June 2013
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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. Most recently, ...

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    Long Term: 2014 Mazda6: June 2013
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    The 2014 Mazda6 is our most recent addition to the Autoblog long-term fleet, and we spent the month of June getting to know our Soul Red tester, generally enjoying the honeymoon phase of this twelve-month relationship. During June, the Mazda6 spent the majority of its time with director of ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: June 2013
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    There are an awful lot of good reasons to get into the Hyundai Veloster family and formula. This car looks good, is loaded out with tech and offers a great deal of practicality in a small form factor. One good reason not to consider a Veloster, at least if you're a city dweller or have primarily ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder: May 2013
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    Despite the snow-capped photos you see here, our long-term Pathfinder has been the subject of some proper pre-summer lovin' here in metro Detroit (we're working on a new gallery). Now that the warm weather has hit Michigan, many of our staffers have eagerly grabbed the keys to our big, brown ...

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    Long Term: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: May 2013
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    Although I went on the Portland launch of the regular-strength Veloster back in late 2011, my time in the Turbo model was previously limited to one very brief commuting experience, so I was glad to get some time in our long-term matte gray model this month. In a way, I lucked out, grabbing the ...

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