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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 ...

Nov. Compact Crossover Sales: Honda CR-V On Top, RAV4 Slips Below Rogue

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The Honda CR-V took the lead in the November sales battle in the compact crossover segment with 22,333 units sold, beating the second-place Ford Escape by a margin of more than 1300. The CR-V edged out the Escape by less than 1000 units during the month of October. Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Equinox, with 16,821 units ...

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 ...

January Compact Sales: Toyota Corolla Passes Civic for Top Spot, Focus is Third

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After winning the crown for best-selling compact car during 2012, the Honda Civic finished second during January, with 21,881 units sold. The Toyota Corolla had a better start to 2013, with 23,822 copies going home to customers, good enough for a first-place finish in its segment. The Ford Focus didn’t crest the 20,000 mark, but still ...

Watch the 2012 Best Driver’s Car Video from Start to Winner

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Our 2012 Best Driver’s Car competition is officially in the books. We’ll avoid spoiling the results for those who don’t yet know the winner but, for those who do, are you surprised? Neither were we. This year’s event included nine spectacular cars from the affordable 2013 Subaru BRZ to the insane and extravagant Lamborghini Aventador. ...

Behind the Scenes of the 2012 Best Driver’s Car Competition on Wide Open Throttle

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This week on Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang takes us to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for a behind-the-scenes look at our 2012 Best Driver’s Car program, and a sneak peek at what you can expect to see starting Monday, August 20 during Best Driver’s Car Week. First Motor Trend staffers explain what Best Driver’s Car ...

Your Say: Top 10 College Cars Under $17,000

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From a used Infiniti G35 coupe to a Jeep Wrangler, good college cars can be found all over the automotive market. They must be versatile: under a tight budget, the ideal college car should be fun to drive and reliable, whether it’s new or used. A Motor Trend forum member recently posed a question about ...

October Midsize Sales: Honda Accord Sales Boost Not Enough to Overtake Toyota Camry at the Top

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October midsize sales repeated the September sales finishing order, with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima in first, second, and third place, respectively. The Ford Fusion remains in sixth place after slipping from the fourth place spot it held in August. Although the Camry maintained first place, sales slipped about 4300 units from September, ...

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 ...

Sept. Compact Crossover Sales: Ford Escape and Honda CR-V Less Than 900 Units Apart

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For the fourth month in a row, the Ford Escape has taken the top sales spot in its segment, with 23,148 units sold during the month of September. Escape sales were down a bit compared to August (28,188 copies) when Ford took a commanding lead over the second-place Honda CR-V by more than 4000 units. ...