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Thread of the Day: What Best Driver’s Car 2012 Result Surprised You the Most?

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When you drive a Subaru BRZ against a Ford Shelby GT500, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and six other performance-focused cars, the results are bound to produce some surprises. As Jonny Lieberman says in the Best Driver’s Car 2012 article, “Ninth, fifth, and first place are really going to piss people off.” If you’ve already read the Best ...

Thread of the Day: 2013 SRT Viper or 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1? – With Poll

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When the Dodge Viper slithered its way from concept car to production car in the early 1990s, it was Chrysler’s first serious attempt to dethrone the Chevrolet Corvette as America’s unofficial sports car. Since then, both cars have evolved into legitimate supercars. With the all-new 2013 SRT Viper, the automaker claims to have made the ...

MT Poll: Chevrolet Corvette vs. SRT Viper vs. Porsche 911 Carrera S – Pick One

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With fans of American sports cars still talking about the results of our 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 vs. 2013 SRT Viper GTS comparison, GM has just unveiled the all-new seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray at the 2013 Detroit auto show. The base C7 is expected to arrive with noticeable performance and price bumps. In this MT ...

Thread of the Day: What Would You Pay for a Budget Corvette?

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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is still months away from reaching showrooms, but that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from suggesting possible variants we can expect in the future. First we heard about the possibility of the next-gen ZR1 topping 700 hp, and now there’s speculation on the opposite end of the spectrum — Chevrolet ...

Thread of the Day: 2014 Chevrolet Impala or 2013 Buick LaCrosse?

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In our recent 2014 Chevrolet Impala First Drive, Frank Markus found the large front-drive sedan to be “big, strong, smooth, and stylish,” much like family sedans of the 1960s. The 2014 Impala impressed with its quiet interior and surprisingly good handling, which makes us wonder whether the new Impala will make prove trouble for the ...

Thread of the Day: What Car Offers the Best Conventional Automatic Transmission?

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There’s one 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 feature we aren’t likely to ever see on the current-generation Ford Shelby GT500: an available conventional six-speed automatic transmission. Though some enthusiasts may dislike the idea of an autobox in a performance car, sales of cars like the automatic-transmission ZL1 likely help justify production of cars like…the six-speed manual ...

Thread of the Day: 2014 Chevrolet Impala or Refreshed Ford Taurus?

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The current Chevrolet Impala is nothing more than a fleet queen that fills rental car lots and police fleets, cannibalizing sales from the Malibu. Chevy hopes to change that with the bigger and more competitive 2014 Impala. Chevy wants the new Impala to compete with the Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon, and what might prove to be ...

Thread of the Day: Name an Upcoming Car You Hope Will Perform Well

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With the auto show season well underway, many concept cars and future production models are on display. While futuristic concept cars often get our attention, the vehicles heading to showrooms make the biggest difference for automakers and enthusiasts. In light of all the upcoming production cars on the way this year, we want to know ...

Thread of the Day: Name Your Favorite 1990s Rear-Drive Performance Car

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Last week, we asked you what was your favorite performance car from the 1980s, and your answers varied wildly. Now, we want to learn what your favorites are from the following decade. By the beginning of the 1990s, a performance renaissance was brewing thanks to new technologies like multi-port fuel-injection and advanced computer controls that ...

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 ...
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