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Cocktail Chatter: June 21, 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. To mark the first official day of summer, we’re drinking a creation by associate web editor Donny Nordlicht. Called the Indian Summer Sip, add ...

Cocktail Chatter: May 10, 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. We’re ready to hit the beach this weekend and take a pitcher of pineapple margaritas with us. Mix together two cups of silver tequila, ...

Addicted to Torque: Top 10 Diesels We Want in the U.S. Now

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Just a decade ago, the consumer diesel market in America was practically nonexistent. Aside from domestic full-sized trucks, Volkswagen was one of the only automakers catering to diehard diesel loyalists. Those Volkswagen TDI drivers may have been oil-burning oddballs, but they also lead the way to the resurgence of modern and clean diesel cars in ...

Chevrolet Cruze Takes First Place in August 2012 Compact Car Sales

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The sales ranking for the compact car segment revealed one big surprise last month: the Chevrolet Cruze enjoyed a massive sales jump and took first place in the class. That means that in August 2012, the Cruze beat out segment mainstays like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. August marked the best-ever sales month for the ...

Top 5 Geneva Oddballs: An Italian Corvette, a Spanish Viper, and Amphibious Cars

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The 2013 Geneva Motor Show might be most notable for unleashing the new Ferrari LaFerrari, Lamborghini Veneno, and production-ready McLaren P1 on the world, but there were also quite a few obscure, oddball, and plain weird cars shown at the show, including an Italian interpretation of the C6 Chevrolet Corvette, a Spanish take on the ...

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 ...

July Midsize Sales: Honda Accord Recaptures Second Place, Toyota Camry Again Tops the Chart

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Here’s a non-story: Toyota sold more midsize sedans than any other automaker in July. The race for second and third place is where the midsize sales race gets much more interesting. With the Toyota Camry solidly in first, the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima fought to regain their second and third place spots on the ...

On a Hot Streak: Honda Civic Earns Top Spot in June 2012 Compact Sales

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June 2012 compact sales saw the same players on the podium. The Honda Civic again took the gold, with the Toyota Corolla earning the silver, and Ford Focus retaining its bronze medal. Honda sold 27,500 Civics in June, a 57.3-percent increase versus June of last year. The second-place finisher was again the Toyota Corolla, this time ...

Accord Returns to Glory, Sonata and Passat Flatline in May Midsize Sales

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File this one under good problems to have: a glance at the May 2012 midsize sales sheets suggests that manufacturers can’t make enough cars to adequately satisfy demand. As a result, our ten mid-size challengers have shifted in standing yet again. Let’s get the usual story lines out of the way: the Toyota Camry sold 39,571 units ...

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 ...