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  • 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 (6714 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 (1217 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 (1206 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.

  • First Look: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne (509 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on August 17, 2009 12 a.m.

    When it comes to Bentleys, new models are a big deal, simply because the automaker's portfolio is so exclusive. The aging Arnage has been with us for quite some time now, and now the new Grand Bentley, the 2011 Mulsanne, has been revealed. The official debut took place at this past weekend's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, but the full details of the Mulsanne will not be released until next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

  • Keepers: Subaru Impreza WRX (750 views)

    By Christopher Smith on August 13, 2009 12 a.m.

    Every once in a while a car comes along that transcends the motoring world to become an icon for a generation. Cars like the 1957 Chevy Bel Air and 1965 Ford Mustang may spring to mind as previous icons, and as we enter the final months of the 21st-century’s premier decade, we find there’s a new car to grace that exclusive list: the 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX.