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Review: 2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Hardtop Convertible
Sep15

Review: 2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Hardtop Convertible

By Chris Haak

A few years ago when I had the opportunity to interview Justin Thompson, the designer of the then-new 2010 Buick LaCrosse, I asked him how designers felt when their original works were refreshed via a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE).  Suddenly, a piece of the car that they had labored for literally years of their life on was unceremoniously ripped off the car and replaced by something that may or may not quite mesh with the rest of the design.  I also asked him which designers were assigned to do the updates, and he indicated that a separate team worked on the updates, while the “whole car” group had moved onto – you guessed it – the next whole car.  Reading between the lines, the “B team” was doing the update work, while the more established designers were working on the stuff that we still haven’t seen.

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The Insurance Conundrum

By James Wong

Having spent countless hours being glued to the computer screen and entering details onto insurance price comparison websites (and then getting ridiculous quotes), I felt I should share with the rest of the community the plight of some drivers who are paying unreasonably huge premiums on their auto insurance.

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Frankfurt Motor Show: Gallery (Day II)

By James Wong

We’ve just got back from the second press day at Frankfurt. Here are some photos to whet your appetite while we digest all the information presented to us for the past two days. We hope you enjoy these Mercedes-Benzes, Audis, BMWs, Peugeots, Toyotas, Alfas, and Ferraris!  Click after the jump for the full gallery.

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Frankfurt Motor Show: Gallery (Day I)

By James Wong

The most exciting day is also the most busy one: pardon us if we do not get good photos this time as the crowds were maddening. Nevertheless, we hope you enjoy the latest offerings from Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, Suzuki, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Bugatti, Lexus, Lamborghini, Volkswagenand even Chevrolet.  Click after the jump for the full gallery.

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Audi Unveils Revamped RS5 Before Official Frankfurt Premiere
Sep14

Audi Unveils Revamped RS5 Before Official Frankfurt Premiere

By Carl Malek

With the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show now upon us, the folks at Audi have officially revealed the refreshed 2012 Audi RS5 sport coupe ahead of its much anticipated global debut. Updated for the 2012 model year, the RS5 now features new front end styling that is more assertive and bolder than the current car’s, thanks to the use of restyled headlights, a tweaked lower fascia treatment, and new daylight running lamps. This theme continues to the rear of the coupe with the application of a revised rear fascia that features an automated spoiler, and special aerodynamic channels that help bestow the car with additional stability when driven at high speeds.

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