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Thread of the Day: Why Did You Get the Car You Have Now?

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There are many reasons why we drive the cars we do. Many enthusiasts have to consider need and budget when shopping for a car. Some are fortunate enough to buy a car that meets their wants. Others buy a car based on looks or image. Motor Trend forum member Fenris said he bought a 1977 Chevrolet ...

Thread of the Day: Which Engines are Overhyped?

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This forum topic comes courtesy of member Turtle-Power, who wants to know what engines are overhyped. He starts the flame war with Toyota’s 2JZ inline-six engines which powers the venerable fourth-gen Supra, claiming that common modifications spell doom for certain engine parts like head gaskets and pistons. Coincidentally, the topic comes on the same day Chevy ...

Thread of the Day: Do You Prefer Launch Control or Doing it Yourself?

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Launch control systems have come a long way since they were introduced. Modern systems launch performance cars like the Corvette ZR1 and Shelby GT500 more consistently than most drivers can. Of course, there are exceptions: the most experienced racers may be able to run a tenth or two quicker in the quarter-mile than what a ...

Thread of the Day: Which Midsize Sedan from Our Six-Car Comparo Would You Pick?

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Our comparison of six  midsize sedans went live today and, not surprisingly, it’s one of the most popular topic in the forums. Acura4ever started a thread by listing the final rankings, which we won’t spoil here just in case you haven’t read the comparo. With that said, here are the six four- and five-cylinder contenders in ...

Your Say: Top 10 New Cars to Put in a Time Capsule for 25 Years

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With concerns of depleting nonrenewable energy sources and constantly evolving automotive technology, we have no idea what the automotive landscape will look like in 2038. Highways full of autonomous and fully electric cars are a possibility, though anything is possible. Earlier this month, we asked our readers what new car they would put in a time ...

Thread of the Day: What is the Most Attractive Practical Car?

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Enthusiasts can get excited over a vehicle’s performance numbers or overall value, but today we want to know which vehicle best combines practicality with eye-catching style. A Toyota Sienna SE minivan may be practical, but even with 19-inch wheels and a body kit, few would argue it’s one of the most attractive vehicles on the ...

Thread of the Day: Which Car Would You Drive Across the U.S.?

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Driving across the U.S. makes for a truly epic drive, but what car would you take? That’s the subject of today’s Thread of the Day. We’ve shared the top 10 vehicles with the longest range for Labor Day road trips and asked about your favorite epic drive; now it’s Frisky_Dingo‘s turn to provide a different question ...

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 ...

Thread of the Day: Name the Best College Car Under $10,000

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In a recent Thread of the Day we asked commenters to name the coolest college car under $17,000 to help robert.sanfil, who asked the same question in the Motor Trend forums. Later, we rounded up the Top 10 answers from WOT commenters. Some suggested the budget was too high for most college students, so today ...