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Cocktail Chatter: April 26, 2013

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What cocktails go best with all this car chatter? Automobilemag.com is here to help with weekly recipes. Remember, this is for talking about cars, not driving — always designate a driver. With summer weather drawing ever closer, we’re sipping on mango-peach sangria this week, from Food & Wine. Combine a quarter cup of fresh mint, ...

Chevrolet Camaro Leads March Sports Car Sales

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The Chevrolet Camaro is again the best-selling sports car in the U.S., edging out its crosstown pony car rivals at Ford and Dodge for first place. Together, the three American muscle cars lead the sub-$100,000 sports car segment, besting vehicles like the Scion FR-S and Nissan 370Z. Even though an updated model is just around the ...

April 2013 Sports Car Sales: Challenger Rises Again

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They battle at the track and in showrooms too: Sports car sales are just as important to automakers as their performance is to enthusiasts. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at April sports car sales of vehicles that start at around $100,000 or less. Not surprisingly, the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, ...

J.D. Power Announces 2013 APEAL Study Results

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J.D. Power is most famous for its annual quality awards, but the marketing firm also conducts a study called APEAL (Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout), which measures owner satisfaction in terms of vehicle design and performance. The results of this study are out for 2013, and the big winner is the Volkswagen Group, whose Porsche ...

Cocktail Chatter: April 19, 2013

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What cocktails go best with all this car chatter? Automobilemag.com is here to help with weekly recipes. Remember, this is for talking about cars, not driving — always designate a driver. We were teased with a taste of summer-like temperatures here in Ann Arbor this week, so to fool ourselves into thinking that summer is ...

Addicted to Torque: Top 10 Diesels We Want in the U.S. Now

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Just a decade ago, the consumer diesel market in America was practically nonexistent. Aside from domestic full-sized trucks, Volkswagen was one of the only automakers catering to diehard diesel loyalists. Those Volkswagen TDI drivers may have been oil-burning oddballs, but they also lead the way to the resurgence of modern and clean diesel cars in ...

Stop-Start Tech Could Reach 8 Million North American Cars by 2017 – Do You Want It?

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Stop-start technology has been around for almost three decades, but the system is just now catching on with American consumers. In fact, start-stop is becoming so popular, it may be found in more than eight million cars in North America by 2017, AAA predicts, but would you want it in your car? Stop-start technology saves gas ...

By the Numbers: Fascinating Stats from Nearly 20 Years of Neiman Marcus Cars

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Consider it the ultimate present for the fashionista and car enthusiast in your life – It’s the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book car, which is sold just once a year and in limited quantities. This year’s car was the 2013 McLaren 12C Spider and all 12 copies of the $354,000 drop-top were spoken for in less ...

Flashback Friday: Revisiting The Original World’s Greatest Drag Race

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We finished our Best Driver’s Car program last year with the World’s Greatest Drag Race. Now with more than 8 million views, the video showed our epic drag race comparing 11 of 2011′s best supercars, sports cars, and muscle cars against one another. Just how epic was this drag race? Among the 11 cars were ...

Top 10 New Car Future Classics

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We’ve all seen televised classic car auctions where a one-owner piece of vintage iron fetches six-digit sums, and we’ve all wondered the same thing, “How did that guy know his car was going to be a classic one day?” Not long after, you probably looked at what’s in your driveway, and wondered, “Will my car ...