We’ve reviewed both these cars before and enjoy them for their attitude and history, but never gravitated toward them for a fun road. In truth, both platforms are a poor structure for making a world-beating car. The Challenger may be a two-door coupe, but at 4,500lbs it is as big and heavy as many seven […]

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The bailout of General Motors and Chrysler stained both company’s reputations but also began a renaissance in American car performance. One look at the line up of either company reveals improved interiors, better styling, and more performance rear-wheel-drive monsters than we could have ever imagined a mere five years ago. To prove this point, look […]

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The Honda Accord V6 Coupe is a mid-sized FWD coupe with a six-speed manual, making it about as common as a unicorn. Yet many enthusiasts have asked us about this car as a possible option to bridge the gap of commuting and carving. When we got the Mercedes CLA and Audi A3 on our shoot […]

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As a general rule, we’re fans of Audi. Paul owned a much-loved A4 for about a decade. Todd has recommended them to many fans. So we approached the all-new A3 with a lot of excitement. With a starting price identical to the Mercedes CLA, the A3 prices itself into a crowded part of the marketplace. […]

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We haven’t driven many Mercedes models on the show, as most of their line-up prices itself out of discussion. While we have some time in the C-class, it’s been a long time since the three-pointed star offered a new model well under 50k. The little CLA has styling similar to the the CLS four-door coupe, […]

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As journalists, we have access to various track events throughout the year and recently attended the “Rocky Mountain Drive Event” held in Denver. When we realized the much-loved Fiesta ST would be in attendance alongside the all new seventh-generation VW GTI, we knew it was time to pack the cameras and shoot a comparison. Though […]

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This tiny Ford wouldn’t normally get on our must-drive list, but as this car wracked up accolades, 10 best lists, and awards we couldn’t wait to fold ourselves inside. A generous viewer offered up his nearly-new ST so we could finally toss this car around for the camera. Paired with the FIAT 500 Abarth, this […]

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We always look for cars to be fun.  There are plenty of capable cars out there, but in every category there are some that stand out as genuinely entertaining.  Even though we were disappointed by the fun factor of the standard Fiat 500, we hoped to be surprised by the high-performance Abarth version. With the […]

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We strive to offer unbiased first-impression reviews for every car we put on camera, but we don’t create this show in a vacuum. Both of us read and watch plenty of reviews from other car journalists and we have many friends at large outlets who get cars long before we do. As a result I’d […]

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Lexus has been a great option for those looking for reliable luxury transportation, but less successful in offering solid enthusiast cars.  In their latest round of updates to their lineup, Lexus is striving for real enthusiast options, and this third generation IS really wants to beat BMW at their own game. So in this third […]

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