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    Review: 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Comfortline

    New Engine Makes Brand's Best-Seller Better Than Ever In spite of a recent hiccup in sales that's led to the departure of Volkswagen of America CEO Jonathan Browning, the brand behind Das Auto says its metrics have improved everywhere else. According to the charts we were shown during a recent ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI

    Newest Golf Iteration Is Decidedly Better Than Par Contrary to what you may have assumed, the Volkswagen Golf was not named after the sport. Rather, when the car was being developed as the successor to the Beetle, "Golf," which is German for "Gulf," was meant to pay homage to the Gulf Stream, a ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Ferrari California T [w/video]

    Reliving Childhood Dreams Under The Tuscan Sun I'll never forget the day I bought my very first Ferrari. It was a bright-red F40, I'd saved up for it for what felt like an eternity and I couldn't wait to get home so I could park it next to my other four-wheeled piece of pride and joy, a ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Volkswagen GTI

    Dear Old Friend Reinvents Itself, And Its Segment, Yet Again The whine of the turbocharger. The gentle whoosh of the hatchback's hydraulic lift supports. The mechanical ratcheting and clack of the parking brake. The growling exhaust note with that occasional gurgle. The unmistakable sounds of ...

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    First Drive: US Army Humvee [w/video]

    For the first time in two hours, it was quiet. SPC Brian Stehlin turned the HMMWV ignition switch from Run to Engine Stop, killing the agricultural clatter of the AM General diesel. The four of us, three soldiers in the US Army Reserve and me, pulled up on the combat lock handles inside of each ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

    Mercedes-Benz has a brand image to maintain, and this 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG does a swell job of it. Based off the all-new CLA-Class that's been slotted into the Benz lineup between the B-Class and the C-Class, we've been dying to find out if this baby AMG would show us what its new ...

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    First Drive: 2015 BMW X4

    After A Quarter-Million X6 Sales, Munich Goes Back To The Well BMW has been in the line-blurring business of late, with the original X5 "Sports Activity Vehicle" muddling the line between SUVs and sport sedans in 1999, the 5 Series Gran Turismo challenging what our definition of "Gran Turismo" ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Nissan Micra, the cheapest new car in Canada

    What is the cheapest new car in Canada? Well, with a starting price of just $9,998 the lowest priced car you can buy is officially the all-new 2015 Nissan Micra. Slotting in just below the current Versa hatchback in terms of both size and price, the 2015 Micra has quickly created a strong ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS [w/video]

    You know the sound: the startling pop-brraaap-pop-pop shotgun fire of unspent flammables coursing through exhaust pipes that usually signals a raw, naughty powerplant beneath the hood. But when you're nestled in the Porsche Boxster GTS' snug seats, it's not a crackling small block V8 or a ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Subaru Legacy

    Aiming For Mainstream And Hitting A Bullseye Subaru has a problem on its six-starred hands, but you wouldn't know it at first glance. Sales are up; in fact, the Japanese automaker has recorded 28-straight months of increased sales in the United States and it's the same picture on the Canadian ...