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Video Review: 2013 BMW 3 Series – 328xi Sedan – Luxury
Oct12

Video Review: 2013 BMW 3 Series – 328xi Sedan – Luxury

Once the quintessential sports sedan, the modern BMW 3 Series sedan has grown larger, become softer and gained efficiency. Given its march towards mid-sized sedan boredom we explore if BMW still makes the best small sports sedan on the market. Click through to see our full review.

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First Drive: 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport
Oct11

First Drive: 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport

Is the world ready for a $70,000 Cadillac CTS?  I’m not so sure, but part of my bias may be that the MSRP on my daily driver, a loaded previous-generation CTS with every option but all wheel drive, was about $47,000 back in 2008 (and I paid about $36,000 for it after employee pricing, GM Card earnings, rebate, etc.)  Nevertheless, GM sold a number of $70,000- CTS-Vs over the past several years, and there was a serious gap between the 321-horsepower naturally aspirated 3.6 liter V6 and the monster 556 horsepower 6.2 liter supercharged LSA V8 in the CTS-V that a stronger mid-level engine offering was needed.

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GM Unveils Revamped 2015 Heavy Duty Pickup Lineup
Sep27

GM Unveils Revamped 2015 Heavy Duty Pickup Lineup

Following a similar announcement by Ford regarding their HD pickup lineup earlier this week, General Motors has followed suit by formally unveiling the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and the GMC Sierra HD at the State Fair of Texas earlier this week. The pair not only offer better capability, but also benefit from many of the same suite of updates that first made their debut on the revamped 1500 model.

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Long Term Test: 2013 Buick Verano Turbo Update 1
Sep18

Long Term Test: 2013 Buick Verano Turbo Update 1

It has been nearly one month since I took delivery of my 2013 Buick Verano Turbo, and with the pint sized Buick recently surpassing 1500 miles (mostly due to my long trek to work) It is time for a long-term test update. I am the primary driver of this long term tester, and it has done an admirable job in getting me to work and back safely as well as various other errands and visits with family and friends. So far I am very pleased with my purchase, and I’m pleased to report that the Verano has not racked up any warranty related problems since its arrival in our family’s fleet of vehicles in July.

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Audi Previews Plug-In Sport Quattro Concept Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut
Sep05

Audi Previews Plug-In Sport Quattro Concept Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut

Following months of speculation as well as the debut of the original Quattro Concept car at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, Audi has officially revealed details on the updated Sport Quattro concept car which will make its formal debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show next week, and draws its inspiration from the company’s current lineup as well as the iconic 1980’s era Quattro model which turned the world of rally racing upside down especially in Sport Quattro guise.

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