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Editors Notebook

Editors Notebook

We eat, breathe, and drive. These reviews are written for the automotive enthusiast looking to stay informed about the constantly-updated offerings from major automakers.

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2012 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4

The reason we wanted to test the 2012 Mini Countryman with an automatic transmission is our Four Seasons Countryman with a manual transmission didn't win a lot of friends.
Sep 19, 2012
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2012 Volvo C30 R-Design

When the C30 made its debut back in 2006, it was essentially a stylish hatchback version of the S40 sedan and V50 wagon -- the three cars (and the C70 convertible) all shared the same platform, powertrains, front clip, and interior.
Sep 18, 2012
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2012 Volvo XC60 R-Design

The XC60 has attractive, modern styling, particularly in the beautiful lamp housings.
Sep 17, 2012
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2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude Edition

It's amazing to us how far this model has come.
Sep 14, 2012
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2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

We could debate the merits of 500-hp SUVs for days, but the fact is that the Cayenne is Porsche's best-selling model by a large margin, and the U.S. market swallows up nearly one in three Cayennes built.
Sep 13, 2012
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2012 Scion iQ

Upon being handed the keys to the itty-bitty Scion iQ, we immediately thought about the brand's viral series of "PARK!"
Sep 12, 2012
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2012 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged

Every time we climb into a Range Rover, we're surprised to look back and see that we did so without a ladder.
Sep 11, 2012
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2012 Lexus GS350 F Sport

The GS F Sport feels like a serious sport sedan. All the Jello has been squeezed out of the suspension and steering, leaving an athlete that responds instantly to your inputs.
Sep 10, 2012
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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250

The SLK is relatively big and heavy, which is exactly what we'd expect from a Mercedes.
Sep 06, 2012

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