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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Oh, really? No, Sir. Oh, Riley -- Kestrel Sprite!

They say you covet the cars of your youth.
| Nov 18, 2013
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Vile Gossip

First Time's the AOY Charm: 1990 Mazda Miata

Among our twenty-five Automobiles of the Year, none has been more important to this magazine than our inaugural winner.
| Nov 18, 2013
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Veloce

Eleven Billion Reasons Volvo has a Fighting Chance

What a difference a few years make.
| Nov 13, 2013
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Dyer Consequences

The Year in Minutiae

I suffer from the not-uncommon tendency to fixate on what's new and what's next.
| Nov 13, 2013
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Moment of Zenlea

Beware the Bargain BMW

Bob Lutz's plan for Pontiac would have been a disaster.
| Nov 06, 2013
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Reflecting on a Mercedes-Benz AMG Track Day

On pit road, I was surprised by a face familiar from childhood.
| Nov 05, 2013
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Vile Gossip

First Lady of Racing (and a whole lot more)

I have known Denise my entire life as an automotive journalist.
| Nov 05, 2013
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Motor City Blogman

Outlaw Car Phones and Texting, Now

Stop the distracted driving.
| Nov 01, 2013
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Awash in a Sea of Luxury

Live life in the champagne-drenched lap of fanciful, beautiful, eternal luxury? It's an invitation I graciously accept.
| Oct 31, 2013
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By Design

Volvo Concept Coupé

Best-looking Volvo ever.
| Oct 30, 2013
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Vile Gossip

My Fantasy

A kid, some cars, your organs.
| Oct 08, 2013
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

This Seat is Taken

Driving a McLaren cross-country reminds me of my very first car test
| Oct 07, 2013
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Dyer Consequences

Fantasy realized. Sort of.

Last fall, I made my autobahn debut in a Bentley Continental GT Speed.
| Oct 04, 2013
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Dyer Consequences

Bold Predictions

Since this is the New-Car issue, I think it makes sense for me to spend a little time divulging the confidential information that I've accrued in the course of my travels around the world.
| Sep 23, 2013
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By Design

BMW 4-Series

A Bavarian Buick?
| Sep 12, 2013
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