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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 ...

Top 10 Slowest 0-60 MPH Vehicles Motor Trend Tested in 2012

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Many of the vehicles we tested in 2012 made the 0-60 mph sprint feel more like a leisurely Sunday cruise. Not ever vehicle we test has an ultra-complex launch control system, but whether we’re talking about a small hybrid hatchback or an all-wheel-drive crossover, plenty of Motor Trend-tested vehicles took their time down the drag strip from 0-60 mph, by modern standards. As we did last year, we’re taking a look back at the hundreds of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles in November 2012

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The Ford F-Series was yet again the best-selling vehicle in the United States by a large margin in November with the Chevrolet Silverado a distant second. Outside of the top two slots, there was a lot of jockeying among the remaining eight, ultimately resulting in the Honda Civic earning third place last month – ahead of midsize entries including the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Ford’s F-Series (including the F-150 and Super Duty models) retained the ...

For Your Viewing Pleasure: Top 5 Most Watched Motor Trend Videos from 2012

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We launched our new Motor Trend YouTube video channel at the beginning of this year, allowing us to share even more of our entertaining videos packed with all types of hot cars, trucks, and more. Below are five videos uploaded in 2012 that accumulated the most number of page views this year, and they range from everything to Rat-Rods to lots of Lambos. Enjoy. 5. Ford Raptor vs Ram Runner! – Head 2 Head Episode 14 ...

Top 10 Quickest 0-60 MPH Vehicles Motor Trend Tested in 2012

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When it comes to chest-beating and proclamations of vehicular superiority, the 0-60 mph acceleration time is the go-to metric for straight-line enthusiasts worldwide. It’s hard to fault, really – there’s nothing quite like the brute force of launching a car from a dead stop to 60 mph. Which are both perfectly legal speeds in the U.S. of A, might I add. As we did last year, we’re taking a look back at the hundreds of vehicles ...

The Apoca-List: 10 Cars You Must Drive Before the End of the World

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It’s nearly December 21, which means we’ll soon know whether the end of days is truly at hand. Before the world does go up in flames from an enormous solar flare or gets sucked into a black hole – as some believe will happen – we feel it’s important for you to experience some of the best automotive creations humanity has to offer. As such, we’ve assembled our top 10 vehicles you must drive before ...

Top 10 Cars That Could Use a Corvette V-8

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General Motors makes a damn good V-8. The company’s small block pushrod V-8s are among the most loved by enthusiasts not only because of the power and reliability they offer, but also because its compact size allows it to squeeze into all but the smallest of engine bays – even engine bays designed to accommodate a four-pot and some electric motors. To celebrate the mighty LS series V-8 as it makes way for the 2014 ...