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  • 2013 Volvo XC60 Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 27, 2013

    2013 Volvo XC60 Review

    No one expects a family-hauling crossover to have a lot of performance chops, but in T6 trim, the XC60 does. Introduction Volvo has a reputation as the automotive equivalent of sensible shoes. …

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  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 22, 2013

    2013 Volkswagen Beetle Review

    The Beetle's steering is twitchy and nervous--especially just off-center--while driving around town, but when hustling on a back road it firms up nicely. Intro Volkswagen Beetle enthusiasts who've …

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  • 2013 Cadillac SRX Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 21, 2013

    2013 Cadillac SRX Review

    The SRX handles a little better than most crossovers, with a suspension that feels tuned to sport. Introduction Cadillac's SRX crossover has plenty of competition, but only one is the main target. …

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  • 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 21, 2013

    2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Review

    Among a number of changes for 2013 is an attempt at improved steering feel, and Mitsubishi gets this right. Introduction Mitsubishi is a brand in trouble. Its model lineup is small and outdated, and …

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  • 2013 Buick Verano Turbo Extended Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 18, 2013

    2013 Buick Verano Turbo Extended Review

    Buick gets the ride right on this one--it's always smooth and never stressed out, but it's firm enough to be sporty. Introduction Buick is working hard to make inroads in the entry-luxury segment, …

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  • 2013 Dodge Charger R/T AWD Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 15, 2013

    2013 Dodge Charger R/T AWD Review

    Stab the gas pedal and the Charger just goes, with the accompanying old-school V-8 soundtrack signaling pedestrians and slow-poke drivers to clear out. Introduction There's something to be said for …

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  • 2013 Ford Flex Extended Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 13, 2013

    2013 Ford Flex Extended Review

    The V-6 has plenty of weight to lug around, but it does so adequately for around-town driving and freeway merging. Introduction If you miss station wagons, then Ford has a crossover SUV for you.Ford' …

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  • 2013 Ford Escape Titanium Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 12, 2013

    2013 Ford Escape Titanium Review

    Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the engine packs a fair bit of punch, but it's thwarted by throttle lag. Introduction Car models have a tendency to age quickly. New designs may or …

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  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4X4 Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 11, 2013

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4X4 Review

    It's clear that the Wrangler has one mission: to go off-road. Introduction There are some vehicles that just make no sense. The Jeep Wrangler and its four-door Unlimited version is in that category. …

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  • 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Extended Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 7, 2013

    2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Extended Review

    The extra pep helps with freeway merging, and it's much appreciated. Introduction Many car enthusiasts and members of the automotive press began clamoring for a turbocharged version of Hyundai's odd- …

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  • 2013 Scion FR-S Extended Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 6, 2013

    2013 Scion FR-S Extended Review

    The FR-S is designed to handle twisty roads with aplomb, and it does. Introduction Scion boosted its--and by extension, parent company Toyota's--performance reputation when it unveiled the FR-S …

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  • 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 5, 2013

    2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Review

    While the steering feel is typical of Lexus--somewhat light and distant--it's not as vague as it once was. Introduction Lexus has been trying to court performance buyers recently by adding its F …

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  • 2013 Infiniti JX35 Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 5, 2013

    2013 Infiniti JX35 Review

    That family hauler mentality carries over to ride and handling. Intro The launch of Infiniti's JX35 tall wagon should be seen as further proof that minivans are passé. Even though Nissan, the …

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  • 2013 Ford Mustang Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 1, 2013

    2013 Ford Mustang Review

    Both the V-6 and V-8 models feel light on their feet in the corners, almost to a fault. Introduction Ford's famous pony car, the Mustang, is due for a redesign for the 2015 model year, and internet …

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