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  • Review: 2012 Mazda 3 SKYACTIV

    By: Tim Healey
    December 30, 2011

    Review: 2012 Mazda 3 SKYACTIV

    The 3 has won praise for being a sporty compact with lots of features for the money over the years, and not much has changed, except for a new engine that adds power and fuel economy to the i trim …

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  • Review: 2012 Hyundai Genesis

    By: Tim Healey
    December 23, 2011

    Review: 2012 Hyundai Genesis

    There's more to the equation than just value-execution matters. Intro Hyundai is trying to beat Lexus at its own game. First the Genesis sedan, now the Equus-the Korean company is taking shots at …

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  • Review: 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

    By: Tim Healey
    December 22, 2011

    Review: 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

    Watching the distance shrink makes you feel like you're in a time warp, and given the spirit of this car, you kinda are. Intro Everything old is new again, at least when it comes to pony cars. …

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  • Review: 2012 Hyundai Veloster

    By: Tim Healey
    December 18, 2011

    Review: 2012 Hyundai Veloster

    The Veloster earns oddity status through its three-door hatchback configuration and smushed looks, otherwise it's a fairly conventional car. That's kinda like saying that Charlie Sheen is …

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  • Review: 2012 Hyundai Accent

    By: Tim Healey
    December 13, 2011

    Review: 2012 Hyundai Accent

    Enter the Accent. Following the Sonata and Elantra in the makeover line, the Accent similarly goes from bland to bold, at least in terms of exterior design. Intro Hyundai has been undergoing a …

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  • First Drive: 2013 Lexus GS

    By: Tim Healey
    December 6, 2011

    First Drive: 2013 Lexus GS

    We'll say the new GS has definitely taken a giant leap forward. Intro Sedate. Soft. Boring. These are adjectives often lobbed Lexus' way, and the company has tried to deflect them with cars like …

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  • Review: 2012 Suzuki Kizashi

    By: Tim Healey
    November 29, 2011

    Review: 2012 Suzuki Kizashi

    The Kizashi has swoopy styling, sporty intentions, and an unusual moniker. All that should help it stand out from the Accords and Camrys of the world. Intro When you tell people that your ride for …

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  • Review: 2012 Kia Rio

    By: Tim Healey
    November 22, 2011

    Review: 2012 Kia Rio

    Every automaker that has launched a new or redesigned subcompact in the past few years has been trying to make small cars cool again. Intro Subcompacts have long been the refuge of the poor, or so …

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  • Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV

    By: Tim Healey
    November 15, 2011

    Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV

    The big V-8 moves the big Caddy with just enough gusto to get it out of its way and then some, although you won't be racing for pinks anytime soon. Intro Spend a week behind the wheel of a Cadillac …

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  • Review: 2012 Volkswagen Passat

    By: Tim Healey
    November 10, 2011

    Review: 2012 Volkswagen Passat

    Thus the fine line that Volkswagen needed to walk when it launched the 2012 Passat-go for Teutonic driving enjoyment or American comfort? How about both? Intro Ask any auto journalist what they want …

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  • Review: 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

    By: Tim Healey
    November 8, 2011

    Review: 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

    When a big and black low-riding performance sedan shows up at your door, you don't wait around-you get out and drive. Introducing the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 When a big and black low-riding …

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