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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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Editors Notebook

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
Editors Notebook

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
Editors Notebook

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
Editors Notebook

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
Editors Notebook

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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