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Audi S5 cabriolet

Audi S5 Convertible Offers Loads Of Fun, For A Price

2013 Audi S5 Cabriolet Quattro Review What’s more fun than a sports coupe? Well, a convertible version of a sports coupe with a supercharged V6 and all-wheel drive. That’s what you get with Audi’s S5 Cabriolet Quattro. The S5 comes as either a coupe with solid top or cabriolet, meaning it has a soft convertible top. The price starts at $50,900 for the coupe, with manual transmission and the super …



2013 Chevrolet Malibu, 2013 Chevrolet Camaro

2013 Chevrolet Malibu and 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Review: In the passionately competitive automotive world, embellishment often trumps originality. There’s usually excitement when a manufacturer introduces an all-new car or truck. As with a movie debut, the enthusiasm soon fades, at different rates depending on the public’s attention span. That’s why the automakers carry alterations in their hip pockets, ready to go when needed. They go by various descriptions, which Automotive …


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Porsche Eases the 911 Carrera into the Future

If good things come in twos, there aren’t many more impressive pairs of twins than Porsche 911 Carreras. Even better, in this Summer of 2012, those weren’t identical twins that came for a week’s visit each. One was a sleek, dark green Carrera S Coupe, and the other was a sleek, dark blue Cabrio, convertible. Both test cars had Porsche’s superb 3.8-liter 6-cylinder engine, rear mounted and attached to a …


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Miata Has More Power, Refinement

2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review: To look at Mazda’s MX-5 Miata you’d think little has changed since its introduction nearly 25 years ago. It’s the quintessential two-seater with a simple layout, lines, controls and a simple price tag. The base Sport with a soft convertible top goes for $23,470, and the tested Special Edition with a power hardtop lists at $31,225. Add in the $795 destination charge and you’re looking …



Mustang is well worth the price

2013 Ford Mustang Review: Ford succeeds on looks, speed and ride for 2013 model. Ford has hit a series of home runs with its Mustang lineup, and the newly freshened 2013 Ford Mustang, powered by a stout V-6, is the latest round-tripper. Ford succeeds on looks, speed, handling and ride. My test car was a light silver Premium model, a step up from the base Mustang. Both feature the same …


Mercedes Benz SL550

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Review: If your goal in life were to maintain a monument or nurture a legend, likely you would try to hew as closely as possible to the original. That would work with the Lincoln Memorial or the story of Sleepy Hollow and the headless horseman. But in the automobile world, where change is imperative, it would be a prescription for failure. Consider the 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster, …


Volvo C70 side, conv

Volvo C70 Adds Polestar Potency

2012 Volvo C70 Review: If your lifelong desire was for a flashy car, would you pick “A,” a sleek new convertible, or “B,” the best-looking two-door coupe available? How about “C,” both of the above? The 2012 Volvo C70 arrives precisely at that unlikely intersection as the best of both worlds. If the sun is shining and the temperature sufficiently warm, flip a button on the console and things start whirring: …


Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2012 review

Jeep Wrangler is rough but ready

2011 Jeep Wrangler Review: Jeep’s Wrangler is the epitome of an off-road vehicle, a direct descendant of the Willys that went off to war with so many of our fathers and grandfathers in World War II. Today’s Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4X4 is a far cry from that original 1941 buckboard, but it’ll still go way off road to conquer whatever mud, muck and man-made hazards stand between driver and destination. …


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