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Top 10 Cheapest Convertibles

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The weather is warmer, the days are longer, spring has arrived, and we find ourselves once again lusting after a top-down road trip. While few of us can enjoy the glamor of, say, a Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible (MSRP: $238,000), there are plenty of more affordable droptop cars. Here are the ten cheapest new ...

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, ...

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 12, 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 the arrival of warmer weather in most of the country, we’re celebrating the spring-like weather with associate web editor Donny Nordlicht’s favorite drink: ...

Thread of the Day: Which EV Priced Around $30,000 Would You Buy? – With Poll

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Now that the base price of the 2013 Nissan Leaf is below $30,000 (including destination and before government incentives), the electric vehicle in more cost-competitive in its segment, which includes the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Smart Fortwo Electric Drive among others. Nissan was able to lower the starting price of the 2013 Leaf with a new ...

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

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Many of the vehicles we tested in 2012 made the 0-60 mph sprint feel more like a leisurely Sunday cruise. Not ever vehicle we test has an ultra-complex launch control system, but whether we’re talking about a small hybrid hatchback or an all-wheel-drive crossover, plenty of Motor Trend-tested vehicles took their time down the drag ...

Thread of the Day: Is the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Priced Right at $20,995?

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Just a day after we unofficially compared the Ford Fiesta ST to the Fiat 500 Abarth, pricing has been revealed on the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS. Unlike the 500 Abarth and Fiesta ST, though, the Sonic RS doesn’t come with any engine upgrades. The RS’ turbocharged 1.4-liter I-4 is an upgrade over the base Sonic’s ...

Thread of the Day: Ford Fiesta ST, Fiat 500 Abarth, or Chevrolet Sonic RS

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There’s a battle brewing for king of the pint-sized hot hatch segment. For years the Mini Cooper S was the only entrant in the segment, but recently a slew of contenders have joined the fray looking for pint-sized hot hatch supremacy.  First came the Fiat 500 Abarth, then the sporty Chevrolet Sonic RS, and as ...

Top 10 Least Powerful Cars on Sale in the U.S.

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We love horsepower as much as the next enthusiast, but everyone and their mother has written a list of the top 10 most powerful cars on the road. With automakers constantly trying to one-up one another in an effort to be the most powerful, the lists can become outdated soon after they’re published. What we ...