January 2006

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January 2006 Table of Contents

AUTOMOBILE OF THE YEAR
By Mark Gillies
The BMW 3-series sedan has been a perennial All-Star; the latest version wins our top award.
Web Exclusive - See our Automobile of the Year video.


ALL-STARS
We choose the six best cars on sale and unveil our choices for Man, Technology, and Design of the Year. Plus, picks and pans from the 2005 automotive world.
Web Exclusive - See our All-Stars video.

NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R PROTO
By Peter Nunn
The concept unveiled at the Tokyo show is very close to the 2008 production supercar that is coming to America.
Web Exclusive - Visit our Skyline GT-R wallpaper photo gallery.

BRITISH RELIABILITY TOUR
By Jamie Kitman
A weekend in Triumph, MG, Austin-Healey, Ford, Lotus, and Morris cars proves that British reliability might not be an oxymoron.
Web Exclusive - Visit our British Reliability Run wallpaper photo gallery.

FORD GTX1
By Mark Gillies
In case a Ford GT isn't flamboyant enough, you now can get a roadster.
Web Exclusive - Visit our Ford GTX1 wallpaper photo gallery.

CHEVROLET CORVAIR
By David E. Davis, Jr.
Forty years later, an encounter with GM's notorious rear-engined compact shows that Ralph Nader picked the wrong target.

NON SEQUITUR
Advertising art from Detroit's golden age of muscle and chrome.

WEB-EXCLUSIVES

SETTING LEXUS ADRIFT
Until now, disabling Lexus stability control systems has been a closely held secret. We unlock that secret this month with step-by-step instructions. Visit out web site video of the aftermath.

ALL-STAR CAST
Check out streaming videos of the editors' candid takes on this year's Automobile of the Year and All-Stars.

FORD GTX1
Just when we thought the Ford GT counldn't get any better, along comes the Ford GTX1 roadster. Visit our photo gallery and meet designer Kip Ewing in our SEMA video library.

NEWS
The scoop from Tokyo, BMW and Jaguar unveil their latest convertibles, Cadillac reveals the new Escalade, a look at the future of the BMW 7-series, and a conversation with VW's Wolfgang Bernhard.


DRIVEN

CADILLAC STS-V
Armed with a supercharged, 469-hp V-8 and an aggressive, sport-tuned suspension, Cadillac takes aim at Europe's hottest sport sedans.

TOYOTA RAV4
The cute-ute is all grown-up. It's bigger, sports available third-row seating, and (at last) gets an optional V-6 powerplant.

HYUNDAI AZERA
This large and luxurious Korean sedan is being pitched as a direct rival to the Toyota Avalon.

LINCOLN ZEPHYR
Lincoln looks for younger buyers with this restyled version of the Mazda 6-based Ford Fusion sedan.

SAAB 9-5
The Swedish automaker has refreshed its venerable range topper, added more power, and simplified the lineup.

WEB-EXCLUSIVE WALLPAPER PHOTO GALLERIES

BRITISH RELIABILITY RUN
By Tim Andrew

FORD GTX1

By Charlie Magee

NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R PROTO
By Tim Andrew

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