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How Does the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Stack Up Against the Chevette Diesel?

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Nearly thirty years ago, you could have walked into the local Chevrolet dealership and ordered a Chevette CS two-door hatchback with an Isuzu-sourced 1.8-liter diesel inline-four for $6152. That’d be roughly $13,000 in 2013 currency — today, you could get a brand-new, base Nissan Versa with more safety equipment and trunk space. A four-door hatch ...

MT Then and Now: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE, 1998 Camaro Z/28 SS, 1990 Camaro 1LE, 1967 Camaro SS-350

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For most of its history, the Chevrolet Camaro was all about straight-line performance, but every once in a while a well-rounded handler would come along. For the fifth-generation Camaro, that car is the 2013 Chevy Camaro SS 1LE, which includes stickier Goodyear rubber, thicker stabilizer bars, and a completely reworked suspension, borrowing heavily from the ...

Teased: Best Driver’s Car Week Preview Video Released

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Best Driver’s Car Week is coming. You’ve seen a breakdown of all nine contenders; now check out our video teaser of what will definitely be another legendary competition. The video shows off the nine contenders at this year’s Best Driver’s Car – the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Ford Shelby GT500, Jaguar XKR-S, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, McLaren ...

WOT Four Years Ago: Topless Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Volt Launch On Time, Special Shelby GT40

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May 2, 2008 – Four years ago today, former GM CEO Rick Wagoner confirmed the Chevrolet Volt was on schedule for its projected 2010 launch date, while Ford denied reports of selling off Volvo and Mercury. The Toyota Prius went topless, and Shelby Automotive built a GT40 rolling chassis for Carroll Shelby’s birthday. GM CEO Wagoner: ...

Rest in Pieces: Cars That Bit the Dust in 2012

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While we’re preparing to ring in the New Year, let’s take a look back at the cars, trucks, and SUVs that won’t be joining us in 2013. While nameplates like Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and Hyundai Veracruz died in 2012, their places in their respective automakers lineups were replaced by updated models like the F12 ...

Top 10 Most Expensive to Insure 2012 Model Year Cars Under $20,000

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We shared good news last week: the top 10 vehicles under $20,000 that are the least expensive to insure. You might be able to trim monthly costs reading it before deciding which car to buy, but there’s more to the story than just featuring 10 of the least expensive to insure 2012 model year vehicles ...

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 ...

Build it Your Way: 2014 Chevrolet Volt – 1.4L Turbo, 2.0L Turbo, or 2.0L Diesel? With Poll

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Love it or hate it, the Chevrolet Volt is a technological marvel. It’s an electric vehicle that seamlessly switches to a 1.4-liter naturally aspirated I-4 to charge its battery once it’s out of juice. According to Inside EVs, the Volt’s 1.4-liter I-4 will be replaced in the 2014 Volt by a version of the gas-powered ...

Top 10 Quickest 0-60 MPH Vehicles Motor Trend Tested in 2012

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When it comes to chest-beating and proclamations of vehicular superiority, the 0-60 mph acceleration time is the go-to metric for straight-line enthusiasts worldwide. It’s hard to fault, really – there’s nothing quite like the brute force of launching a car from a dead stop to 60 mph. Which are both perfectly legal speeds in the ...
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