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  • Driven: 2010 Honda Insight, Hardly Honda (554 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on August 31, 2009 12 a.m.

    Let’s not compare it to the Toyota Prius, as difficult as that may be. And let us preface this by saying we love small Hondas. The Fit, S2000, and Civic (especially the Si) are some of our favorite cars to drive. With that in mind, let’s take another opportunity to discuss the 2010 Honda Insight.

  • First Look: BMW F800R Chris Pfeiffer (1261 views)

    By Seyth Miersma on August 28, 2009 12 a.m.

    World and European motorcycle stunt-riding champion Chris Pfeiffer has been honored by BMW today, as the Motorrad arm of the German manufacturer has announced an eponymous tribute to the rider—the F800R Chris Pfeiffer.

  • Keepers: Subaru WRX—Community (560 views)

    By Christopher Smith on August 27, 2009 12 a.m.

    Subaru enthusiasts share a broad enjoyment of just about everything Subaru, with various meets and events happening on almost a daily basis. Given the go-anywhere, all-wheel drive nature of the Subie lineup, back-woods barbeques and off-road events go hand-in-hand with traditional pavement-bound activities—year round.

  • List: Our Ten Favorite Women On Cars (6696 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on August 27, 2009 12 a.m.

    Since the birth of the automobile, women have been posing on cars. Often, it’s in order to sell something. Spokesperson + product = advertisement. Sometimes, the car and the woman placed together highlight the aesthetic qualities of one another, making a good photograph great. Occasionally, there’s no good reason for anyone to be on top of a vehicle (sometimes accompanied by us yelling, “Hey, that’s my car!”).

  • Driven: 2011 Hyundai Equus Stops By For A Visit (1178 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on August 26, 2009 12 a.m.

    When Hyundai launched the Genesis sedan a last year, we were very impressed. They managed to create a car unlike anything else they've ever done that was not only good to drive and extremely well-equipped, but priced substantially less than the competition. To continue on in this saga, Hyundai recently announced that they will be selling their larger flagship sedan, the Equus, in North America. This car is positioned to do to the Lexus LS what the Genesis has done to the Lexus GS and Infiniti M. (Note: Equus is what the car is called in other markets, and the ...

  • Driven: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO (1216 views)

    By Christopher Smith on August 25, 2009 12 a.m.

    When Ford announced earlier this year it was resurrecting the Taurus SHO, eyebrows were raised across the motoring spectrum and especially within the Taurus SHO enthusiast community, who’ve long regarded themselves as Ford’s red-headed step-children. Spying the tiny turbos and listening to Ford engineers babble on about torque delivery and fuel economy at lengthy pre-launch events did little to quell concerns, leading more than a few folks to write the car off without so much as a test drive. Everyone knew that the new car was going to be much bigger—and heavier—than the original, but had Ford learned the lessons ...

  • Driven: 2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost Hauls Ass And More (823 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on August 25, 2009 12 a.m.

    When we first drove the all-new Ford Flex just over one year ago, we shot a video where we depicted the Flex being used as a people- and stuff-hauler perfect for a group of musicians going out for a rehearsal. A quaint idea, indeed. Well, I'm in a band, we had a show this weekend, and I needed to drive something that would not only be comfortable and roomy for myself and some passengers, but would be able to haul the new (used) drum kit that I had recently purchased. So when it came time to choose cars for the ...

  • First Look: 2011 Maserati GranCabrio (462 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on August 24, 2009 12 a.m.

    We love the Maserati GranTurismo. We love convertibles. So then, it's pretty safe to assume that this new car -- the Maserati GranCabrio -- will find its affection amongst our staff, as well.

  • First Look: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (1434 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on August 19, 2009 12 a.m.

    When we first saw the last-gen Porsche 911 GT3 RS, it was bright green. And when we saw it the second time, it was bright orange. As you can see from the above photos, some things never change.

  • Keepers: Subaru WRX—Shopping (1204 views)

    By Christopher Smith on August 18, 2009 12 a.m.

    Turbocharged power funneled through an all-wheel drive platform is often a recipe for a reliability nightmare, but in keeping with its rugged rally-bred existence, the 2002-03 WRX is quite the stout performance machine that takes spirited driving in stride. In fact, the issues most prevalent to would-be WRX owners are actually previous WRX owners, or more accurately, previous owner abuse. General used car shopping guidelines are definitely in effect here, but given the WRX’s youthful and often exuberant audience, extra attention to detail could save you from purchasing someone else’s thrashed-out ragdoll.