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Top 10 Cheapest Convertibles

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The weather is warmer, the days are longer, spring has arrived, and we find ourselves once again lusting after a top-down road trip. While few of us can enjoy the glamor of, say, a Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible (MSRP: $238,000), there are plenty of more affordable droptop cars. Here are the ten cheapest new convertibles on sale today. 1. 2013 Smart ForTwo Passion Cabriolet Engine: 1.0-liter inline-three, 70 hp, 68 lb-ft Base Price: $18,640 What it lacks in ...

Thread of the Day: Ford Fiesta ST, Fiat 500 Abarth, or Chevrolet Sonic RS

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There’s a battle brewing for king of the pint-sized hot hatch segment. For years the Mini Cooper S was the only entrant in the segment, but recently a slew of contenders have joined the fray looking for pint-sized hot hatch supremacy.  First came the Fiat 500 Abarth, then the sporty Chevrolet Sonic RS, and as of the L.A. auto show, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST. For today’s Thread of the Day (inspired by mconsbruck), we want ...

On the Money? Hagerty’s Top Future Collectibles List Includes VW GTI, Audi RS5

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Hagerty has released its annual “Hagerty Hot List” of the top 10 cars the insurance company believes will become collectible in 20 years. Hagerty’s list is comprised completely of 2013 model-year vehicles that the company thinks will still be desired by enthusiasts in 20 years. Unlike our own list of future collectibles, Hagerty’s rules are a bit less stringent. To qualify as a future collectible on the Hagerty list, the vehicle must be mass-produced, and available ...

Your Say: Top 10 College Cars Under $17,000

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From a used Infiniti G35 coupe to a Jeep Wrangler, good college cars can be found all over the automotive market. They must be versatile: under a tight budget, the ideal college car should be fun to drive and reliable, whether it’s new or used. A Motor Trend forum member recently posed a question about college cars under $17,000, and immediately forum members went to work. The college student was looking for a new or ...