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Stuart Fowle

Stuart Fowle

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Road Tests

First Drive: Volvo C30 Polestar

When racing engineers tinker with a C30, great things can happen.
| Aug 10, 2011
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2008 Nissan Altima Coupe
Future Cars

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

In online forums, the new Altima coupe has been dubbed "the poor man's Infiniti G35." Nissan, not surprisingly, is happy to promote that moniker. "The G35 is a great-looking car," company representatives remind us. Yes, but more important, the G35 is a great c
| Jun 08, 2007
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2008 Nissan Altima Coupe
Car Reviews

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

In online forums, the new Altima coupe has been dubbed "the poor man's Infiniti G35." Nissan, not surprisingly, is happy to promote that moniker. "The G35 is a great-looking car," company representatives remind us. Yes, but more important, the G35 is a great c
| Jun 08, 2007
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2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
News & Rumors

2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

We first expected to see the new 997 911 Turbo cabriolet at the Geneva show in April, and it didn't show. We were stood up again last month in New York. The new, most expensive model of the 911 lineup has finally broken cover, fashionably late, in May. While p
| May 07, 2007
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2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Future Cars

2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The tease is finally over: Porsche has released pictures and specifications on the 911 Turbo Cabriolet.
| May 07, 2007
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2008 Jeep Compass Rallye Edition
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2008 Jeep Compass Rallye Edition

When Jeep first debuted a concept version of what's now the production Compass, it sported a rallye-inspired body kit, large, grille-mounted driving lights, and low profile tires with red striping. The point was to get the race car fans at the 2006 Frankfurt s
| May 03, 2007
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2007 Pontiac Solstice Mallett V-8 Pitbull Widebody
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2007 Pontiac Solstice Mallett V-8 Pitbull Widebody

No, this isn't an Ed Roth sketch of what a Solstice might look like on acid. It's a real-life widebody kit made by Mallett, the crazy folks who managed to squeeze a Corvette V-8 under the Solstice's tiny hood. Called the Pitbull Edition, this six-piece kit wid
| May 02, 2007
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News & Rumors

2007 Pontiac Solstice Mallett V 8 Pitbull Widebody Edition

No, this isn't an Ed Roth sketch of what a Solstice might look like on acid.
| May 02, 2007
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Off-Road Trip: 2007 Hummer H3 Alpha and 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Car Lists

Off-Road Trip: 2007 Hummer H3 Alpha and 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Since the day it was released (and even before for some prophetic pundits) the H3's worst quality has been that it could lose a race to Rosie O'Donnell riding a turtle. Who knew that a 220-hp compact pickup engine would seem sluggish in a 4700-pound SUV? Anywa
| May 02, 2007
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Most Unbearable: 2007 Lotus Exige and 2007 Subaru WRX STI
Car Lists

Most Unbearable: 2007 Lotus Exige and 2007 Subaru WRX STI

Lotus engineers welded a roof panel on the Elise because, in their eyes, it wasn't quite stiff enough. If you add the optional track pack to an Exige, an Amish horse-drawn carriage builder would complain about the ride quality. Each year, we take an Elise on o
| May 02, 2007
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Wine Tasting: 2007 Jaguar XK and 2007 Porsche 911 Cabriolet
Car Lists

Wine Tasting: 2007 Jaguar XK and 2007 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

While some of us journalists can't get around the XK's Taurus-inspired face and cost-cut interior details, we all agree that it's an incredibly compliant cruiser. The Jag's 300 hp isn't quite enough to shift the earth's rotation, but the 4.2-liter V-8 emits so
| May 02, 2007
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Executive Cruiser: 2007 Jaguar XJ and 2007 Mercedes-Benz S550
Car Lists

Executive Cruiser: 2007 Jaguar XJ and 2007 Mercedes-Benz S550

The exterior of the XJ hasn't changed much in the past forty or so years, but that doesn't mean we don't love driving it. The sedan's all-aluminum structure helps it dance through curves like nothing else this large, and the supercharged 4.2-liter of the Super
| May 01, 2007
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Spring Break: 2007 Mazda 3 and 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit
Car Lists

Spring Break: 2007 Mazda 3 and 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit

With a base price of $14,990, the Volkswagen Rabbit is one of the cheapest ways to spend a truly enjoyable road trip. It uses many of the same interior bits as the more expensive Jetta and GTI, which in pure VW fashion are nicely sculpted. It also uses the sam
| May 01, 2007
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News & Rumors

2007 Chevrolet Rev It Up Competititon

This summer, Chevrolet will be offering one of the coolest opportunities we've ever seen a large manufacturer create for enthusiasts.
| May 01, 2007
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2009 Nissan Maxima
Future Cars

2009 Nissan Maxima

Most folks inside Nissan won't hesitate to admit that the Maxima has lost its way a bit. It's a car that once sat proud as a sporty alternative to the Camry or Accord, and for a while, Nissan even called it the Four-Door Sports Car (a "4DSC" sticker adorned on
| Apr 30, 2007
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News & Rumors

2008 Cadillac CTS( V?) Spied Right From Our Office

Spy photography is getting way too easy these days.
| Apr 25, 2007
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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Production Car
News & Rumors

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Production Car

Following on the heels of the Prototype X Concept shown at Detroit, Mitsubishi has released this picture of the final, production-ready, 2008 Lancer Evolution. This is what the Evo will look like screaming down U.S. streets in the first quarter of '08, but sin
| Apr 25, 2007
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News & Rumors

2007 Chevrolet Beat, Groove, and Trax Concepts

A quick check of Chevrolet's polling site reveals some not-so-surprising news.
| Apr 24, 2007
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2010 Fiat 500 Coming to U.S.
Future Cars

2010 Fiat 500 Coming to U.S.

We've gotten word that Fiat is actually thinking about bringing the recently revived 500 to the United States. The original car was sold from 1936 into the '70s and was nicknamed the "little mouse." It was so cute, our own Jean Jennings couldn't resist buying
| Apr 24, 2007
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News & Rumors

Harman/Kardon Drive+Play 2 and Guide+Play

Last week, some folks from Harman/Kardon stopped by our office to show off a few new products that are going on sale this spring.
| Apr 23, 2007
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