Archives for July 16th, 2013

Camaro 1LE vs. Mustang GT, LS Engine Swaps Debated on Wide Open Throttle

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Jessi Lang and other Motor Trend hosts answer questions about the Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE/Ford Mustang GT Track Pack comparison on the latest Wide Open Throttle episode. Additionally, Angus MacKenzie, Jonny Lieberman, Ed Loh, and Scott Mortara discuss the future of autonomous cars and talk about our recent top 10 list, asking which cars should have a modern small-block Chevy V-8 under hood. The hosts begin by answering the most frequently asked question about Lieberman’s Chevrolet ...

Autobytel 2013 Sedan of the Year: Ford Fusion

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Autobytel 2013 Sedan of the Year The bread and butter segment of the auto industry has to be the mid-size family sedan category and the competition for the Autlbytel 2013 Sedan of the Year really heated up the map. Advances in powertrains, design, comfort, roominess with increased mpgs all factored into the considerations for who made the cut as the sedan to recommend for 2013. Read on to see which sedans top the list for the Autobytel ...

Your Say: Top 10 New Cars That Would Make the Best Santa Sleigh

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Earlier this month we asked readers what new vehicle would make the best Santa sleigh, if he wanted to upgrade his nine-reindeer-powered sleigh for a newer, more modern car, truck, van, or SUV. Readers could choose from any new 2013 or 2014 model with these basic requirements: More than nine reindeer power to move him swiftly through the night Room to haul all the toys to good girls and boys Good fuel economy, if possible, to minimize costs Long ...

Thread of the Day: What’s the Best Car You’ve Ever Driven?

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Sometimes the stars align and we’re given a chance to drive a really special car. Whether you’re particularly smitten with a Ford Mustang GT you drove in a dealership test drive or can’t forget about the time you drove a family member’s Porsche, we want to hear your stories. Did you drive a classic Cadillac around the block? Take a lifted Jeep off-road? Some picks in the original thread started by TOTS include a Porsche 911 ...

The Question: Ford Mustang V6 or VW GTI for $350/Month? [Lease Throwdown!]

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2013 FORD MUSTANG V-6 2013 VOLKSWAGEN GTI $329 typical monthly payment, $0 down $374 $11,844 total payments, 36 months $13,464 $22,995 sticker price $24,790 305-hp V-6 6-speed manual powertrain turbocharged 200-hp inline-4 6-speed manual 0-to-60 mph: 5.4 seconds 1/4-mile: 14.0 seconds @ 104 mph acceleration 0-to-60 mph: 6.3 seconds 1/4-mile: 14.9 seconds @ 96 mph 19/29 EPA city/highway fuel economy, mpg 21/31 Watched from the sidelines as the V-8 Mustangs made the 10Best list, then trounced a V-6 Camaro for revenge C/D trophy case Seven-time 10Best winner, recently took down a 263-hp Mazdaspeed 3 in a comparo Superb balance and nimbleness strengths Steering ...

Your Say: Top 10 New Cars to Put in a Time Capsule for 25 Years

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With concerns of depleting nonrenewable energy sources and constantly evolving automotive technology, we have no idea what the automotive landscape will look like in 2038. Highways full of autonomous and fully electric cars are a possibility, though anything is possible. Earlier this month, we asked our readers what new car they would put in a time capsule for 25 years, and we’re sharing 10 of our favorite responses in this top 10 list. Commenters had to ...

New Saleen 351 Mustang Announced with 700 Horsepower – 2012 L.A.

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It’s been 13 years since Saleen last produced a Mustang model powered by a 351-cubic-inch engine, but with company namesake Steve Saleen finally back in charge, a new Saleen 351 Mustang is on the horizon. The Saleen-engineered 351 is based on the Ford Mustang GT’s stock 5.0-liter V-8 and is projected to produce 700 hp and 655 lb-ft of torque as equipped with the Saleen 296 supercharger and Red Butterfly intake system. The 351 will serve ...

Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles of 2012

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The Ford F-Series had an explosive end to 2012, and remains the only vehicle line (F-Series includes F-150 and heavy-duty models) to pass 500,000 sales in 2012. And while the Honda Civic outsold every other vehicle on our chart for December, the Toyota Camry held its spot in 2012 as the best-selling car in the U.S. The best-selling vehicles in the U.S. for the 2012 calendar year came from the segments you might expect: full-size (and ...