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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 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 ...

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 ...

Thread of the Day: Should All Compact Cars Have Sport Variants?

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There was a time when most compact cars had sport-oriented variants. Go back ten years when gas was under $2.00 a gallon and the choices were plentiful: the Dodge Neon SRT4, Ford Focus SVT, Honda Civic Si, and Nissan Sentra SE-R, among others. Today, a few automakers have ditched the performance variants of their compact ...

MT Poll: What’s Your Favorite Geneva Motor Show Debut?

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If the Geneva Motor Show is any indication, 2013 will be the year of the hypercar. The Ferrari LaFerrari, Lamborghini Veneno, and McLaren P1 all made their debuts at this year’s show. That’s more than 2400 horsepower and 32 cylinders between the three European supercars. And it gets better. Chevrolet, Spyker, Porsche, and others all ...

Top 10 Cheapest to Insure 2012 Model Year Trucks and SUVs

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The Honda Pilot may not have fared well in our six-vehicle full-size crossover comparison in 2011, but it scores big in this top 10 list of the least expensive to insure 2012-model-year trucks and SUVs. The vehicles on this list span all segments, from basic midsize trucks to luxury crossovers. Last week, we used CoverHound data ...

October Compact Sales: Toyota Corolla Back on Top, Chevrolet Cruze Slips to Third

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The Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic moved ahead of the Chevrolet Cruze in October 2012 compact segment sales; the Cruze placed first in September. The Ford Focus retained its fourth-place spot in October while the Nissan Sentra slipped one spot to ninth place behind the Kia Forte. Once a full supply of 2013 Nissan Sentras ...

Staff Picks: The Best and Worst Cars We Drove in 2012

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And just like that, we’re closing the book on 2012 and preparing to start 2013. Motor Trend staffers were lucky enough to drive a wide assortment of fantastic cars, with everything from the 74-hp Volkswagen Up! to the 691-hp Lamborghini Aventador passing through our garage. Of the hundreds of cars we’ve driven this year, these ...

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 ...