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Watch A Scion FR-S, VW GTI Play on Track with E30 M3

The 2013 Volkswagen GTI and the Scion FR-S are both relatively cheap, fun four-cylinder options, but each provides a different experience behind the wheel. To find out which car is “better,” Motor Trend associate editor joined European Car editor-in-chief Greg Emmerson to settle the score on track. But wait, there’s more. ...
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Report: BMW/Toyota Sports Car Moves Closer to Production

So Toyota’s GT 86 (sold here as the award-winning Scion FR-S) is a success–what’s next for the automaker and its stable of sporty cars? We hear that the Toyota/BMW sports car project briefly mentioned late last year is still taking shape. Motor Trend reports that the project, which would result in ...
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Chevrolet Camaro Leads March Sports Car Sales

The Chevrolet Camaro is again the best-selling sports car in the U.S., edging out its crosstown pony car rivals at Ford and Dodge for first place. Together, the three American muscle cars lead the sub-$100,000 sports car segment, besting vehicles like the Scion FR-S and Nissan 370Z. Even though an updated ...
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March Sports Car Sales: Camaro Wins With Mustang Close Behind

We thought we’d try something new with our sales coverage this month; in addition to regaling you with tales of how the Hyundai Elantra almost outsold the Honda Civic or how the Nissan Altima outsold the Toyota Camry, we’re breaking down the sales of sports and sporty cars under $100,000. ...
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TOTD: Scion FR-S, VW GTI, or Used E30 M3 – Which Would You Buy?

For enthusiasts, the age-old dilemma of whether to buy new or used can make car shopping more challenging. In our most recent Head 2 Head video, a Scion FR-S took on a Volkswagen GTI, with a 20-year-old BMW E30 M3 acting as the performance benchmark. Though we ultimately gave the ...
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April 2013 Sports Car Sales: Challenger Rises Again

They battle at the track and in showrooms too: Sports car sales are just as important to automakers as their performance is to enthusiasts. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at April sports car sales of vehicles that start at around $100,000 or less. Not surprisingly, ...
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April Sports Car Sales: Challenger is Only Muscle Car With Sales Increase

Automakers may profit the most from selling compact sedans and crossovers, but sports cars are what get people into showrooms and into the Camcords. So how did your favorite sports and sporty cars with starting prices around or under $100,000 sell in April? Not so hot, with sales for the ...
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Scion FR-S Meets Volkswagen GTI and BMW E30 M3 on Head 2 Head

The 2013 Scion FR-S and Volkswagen GTI are fun to drive and affordable, but completely different in character. The two cars are featured in the latest Head 2 Head episode in which Motor Trend associate editor Mike Febbo and European Car editor-in-chief Greg Emmerson duke it out to determine a ...
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MT Poll: Which 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year Contender Will Win COTY?

It’s Car of the Year time again! Over the past two weeks we’ve been teasing new 2013 Car of the Year contenders every day. With the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year announcement coming Monday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. EST, we thought it’d be fun to ask which ...
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Top 10 Cars That Could Use a Corvette V-8

General Motors makes a damn good V-8. The company’s small block pushrod V-8s are among the most loved by enthusiasts not only because of the power and reliability they offer, but also because its compact size allows it to squeeze into all but the smallest of engine bays – even ...
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