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Long-Term Garage

Any car can make a good first impression, but the real test is how you feel about your wheels after 365 days of ownership. The Autoblog Long-Term Garage is where we test vehicles over the course of an entire year, getting to know their features and faults intimately as we drive them just like our own vehicles. Check out the list on the right to see what's currently in the Autoblog Long-Term Garage, as well as the vehicles that have come and gone. Become a fan of Autoblog's official Facebook page to follow along with our daily long-term updates, and check back here for monthly updates on each vehicle.

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    Long Term: 2015 Subaru WRX: Accident, wheels and tires
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    I'm sure this thing is going to be a total hoot in the snow. I am not a morning person. At all. Thankfully, the Autoblog team knows this – I rarely get bothered before 8:30 AM unless it's seriously important. So when associate multimedia producer Chris McGraw started blowing up my phone ...

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    Long Term: 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: Long Term Test
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    Our Trusty Trailhawk Takes To The Tunnel Of Trees Regardless of where you choose to call home, you've probably seen, or at least heard, about the Pure Michigan ads, showing off all the splendor that the Mitten State has to offer. You can make fun of them all you want (several spoofs already ...

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    Long Term: 2015 Subaru WRX: Road trip
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    Scoobie Takes Vacationland And Doesn't Break Our Gas Budget After driving one of the best sport compacts on the market to one of the best-driving-roads in the union, who'd have thought that one of my big takeaways would be... great fuel economy? And yet, after putting more than 2,200 miles ...

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    Long Term: 2015 Subaru WRX: July/August 2014
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    Literally minutes after snapping the photo you see above, I was soaked – hit by the third round of storms that brought an absolutely insane amount of rainfall this week. Amateur mistake, right there; if it looks like rain's a-comin', it's a-comin'. So if you're going to take pictures of the ...

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    Long Term: 2015 Subaru WRX: Introduction
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    "As far as street-legal rally cars go, there's still nothing better than a WRX." I wrote that line following my first drive of the 2015 Subaru WRX late last year – one of the better motoring experiences I had in 2013. Sure, a particularly involving drive route helped, but I don't want to ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: May 2012
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    Our long-term 2011 Mini Countryman is nearing the end of its year-long stay in the Autoblog Garage, the past six months of which have been spent bouncing back and forth between the various Detroit-based team members (and Cleveland – we mustn't forget about Herr Neff). And while we've all ...

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    Report: China's Youngman bails on Saab, Mahindra still in the mix
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    Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile has been jettisoned from the dwindling pool of bidders for Saab after tendering an offer of US$492 million for the whole kaboodle. Exact reasons weren't given for Youngman leaving the table, but according to a report in Autoweek.nl, "Chinese bureaucracy" was ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: April 2012
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    April was a busy month for the long-term 2011 Mini Countryman, with over 4,000 kilometers added to the odometer and a heaping helping of people and things passing through its doors. When I picked up the Countryman, I was impressed by the fact that all four of its winter tires were neatly stowed ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: February 2012
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    I regret to inform you that despite what the image above indicates, Autoblog's long-term Mini Countryman will again be passing hands without having been thoroughly tested in the type of inclement weather for which it's been prepared. While we thought there was no way it would escape a February in ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: January 2012
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    Literally two days after my last update about our long-term Mini Countryman, I found myself trudging through a snowstorm at 30 miles per hour on Interstate 94 along Michigan's west coast. I guess Mother Nature had heard my cries about not being able to test our Mini in the snow, and decided to ...