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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Cadillac continues their concerted effort to remake themselves in BMWs image and drop their reputation for making floating land-boats. The CTS was a real positive change for the company, but with the ATS Cadillac is targeting the 3 series so closely it seems like they used tracing paper! As part of our Sports Sedan comparison, […]

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The BMW 3-series has ruled the Sports Sedan arena for so long that car journalists are often accused of being cliche or on the take for selecting it as the best.  The truth is, the car remains the benchmark used by most other automakers. Now that BMW has moved the 3 series to a new […]

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The Mitsubishi Evo X is a big favorite on this show, in fact, it’s one of Todd’s top five favorite cars. So, when the Golf R called out the Evo as one of its target competitors we knew this would be a tough fight. We reviewed the GSR version a few years ago, but this […]

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The Subaru WRX is a standout in the world of affordable performance cars, and while many of its competition are FWD, it attacks the road with Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD system. As a result the WRX is a great competitor against the VW Golf R. In this second of our three part comparison, the guys discuss […]

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