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For $25,000: New or Used? Latest Wide Open Throttle Discusses

Greg Emmerson of European Car joins the roundtable discussion on this episode of Wide Open Throttle to discuss his recent Head 2 Head comparison of the BMW E30 M3, Scion FR-S, and Volkswagen GTI. Jessi Lang, Jonny Lieberman, Angus MacKenzie, and Ron Kiino also discuss the crowded entry-luxury segment as ...
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2014 Subaru Forester, 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Get Top Safety Pick+ Rating

The 2014 Subaru Forester and 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are the only compact SUVs of thirteen tested recently by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to earn a Top Safety Pick+ rating. In this round of testing, the agency crashed a number of crossovers: the 2013 Buick Encore, the 2013 BMW ...
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Ford, Volkswagen Win in International Engine of the Year Awards

Ford is at the top of the newly released International Engine of the Year Award list. The company’s teensy 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder took top honors for the second year running. The awards are chosen by 87 judges from 35 different countries. Among the other award winners were two engines from ...
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Ford EcoBoost Voted International Engine Of The Year

Ford won the International Engine of the Year Award for the second year running. The tiny Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder took top honors this year and in 2012. The awards are chosen by 87 judges from 35 different countries. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost is turbocharged and has direct fuel injection. Its footprint ...
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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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Your Say: Top 10 Sub-$30,000 New or Used Summer Road Trip Car

Summer is finally here, and with it comes beach, barbeque, and road trip season. In a Thread of the Day earlier this week, we asked you to name the ultimate new or used summer road trip car with a price tag under $30,000. For today’s Your Say, we’re going to ...
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Your Say: Top 10 College Cars Under $10,000

A few weeks ago a forum member asked for suggestions on the coolest college cars under $17,000, new or used. It’s a relatively large budget for a student, which opened the car door to many choices. Some commenters, however, felt it was too much cash for a college student to ...
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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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2014 Subaru Forester is a Top Safety Pick+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its crash-test findings for thirteen compact crossovers and SUVs, and just two – the 2014 Subaru Forester and the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport – have earned the agency’s Top Safety Pick+ rating. In this round of testing, the agency crashed a whole slew ...
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Top 10 Stylish Family-Friendly Vehicles for Mother’s Day

For most enthusiasts, horsepower is usually a top priority when shopping for a new car. While there’s nothing wrong with basing a car-purchasing decision on power, some moms may focus on something slightly different. Whether they’re shuttling around the kids, running errands, or commuting to work, many moms want a ...
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