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Ben Timmins

Ben Timmins

Automobile Magazine

articles by Ben Timmins

2013 mini john cooper works gp
Editors Notebook

2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP

The most hardcore version of the Mini Cooper is so, so fun.
Jul 26, 2013
2013 honda civic si sedan
Editors Notebook

2013 Honda Civic Si Sedan

The Civic Si is still a singular joy to drive.
Jul 15, 2013
2013 subaru brz
Long-Term Tests

2013 Subaru BRZ - Pioneer AppRadio Review

Can we install a better infotainment system?
Jun 25, 2013
2014 Nissan Versa Note
Road Tests

2014 Nissan Versa Note First Drive

Carrying the same tune with different notes.
Jun 20, 2013
2013 mercedes benz s350 bluetec
Editors Notebook

2013 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC

Driving a Mercedes S-Class feels a lot like flying in first class.
Jun 12, 2013
2014 mazda cx 5
Editors Notebook

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

This is the engine the CX-5 needed, and it's the one you'll want.
Jun 07, 2013
2013 buick regal gs
Editors Notebook

2013 Buick Regal GS

Anyone willing to forgo the image of driving an Audi or BMW will be happy with a Regal GS.
Jun 05, 2013
2014 Chevrolet Impala
Road Tests

2014 Chevrolet Impala Great Lakes Circle Tour: Lake Erie

The Comeback King tours the Comeback Kingdom.
Jun 03, 2013
2013 chevrolet spark 2lt
Editors Notebook

2013 Chevrolet Spark 2LT

This is the car for someone looking for a cheap, but still cheery, city runabout.
May 31, 2013
2013 volkswagen beetle turbo convertible
Long-Term Tests

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Convertible - Is Cute Enough?

We wonder if a droptop Beetle is a good idea. (It is.)
May 29, 2013
2013 ford c max energi
Editors Notebook

2013 Ford C-Max Energi SEL

This plug-in version of the C-Max costs far more than the conventional hybrid, and we don't think it's worth it.
May 22, 2013
2014-bmw-m4-front-three-quarter-spied-amag
News & Rumors

Spied: 2015 BMW M4 at the Nurburgring

BMW's 4 Series coupe is inching closer to production, which means it was about time to see more prototypes of the hopped-up 2015 M4 coupe testing.
May 22, 2013
2013-scion-fr-s-front-three-quarter-2-2
News & Rumors

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?
May 21, 2013
2013-ford-fusion-energi-front-three-quarter-3
News & Rumors

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Snags NHTSA Five-Star Rating

Despite the added weight and complexity, the Ford Fusion Energi matched--and even exceeded--the ratings of its conventional and hybrid siblings in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's crash tests.
May 20, 2013
hennessey-velociraptor-suv-front-three-quarter
News & Rumors

Hennessey Debuts SVT Raptor-Based VelociRaptor SUV

The Velociraptor was one of the most feared dinosaurs, but Hennessey Performance's VelociRaptor is a bit nicer than that: it's a 411-horsepower three-row SUV based on the 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.
May 20, 2013
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