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2017 Ford Focus ST – Test Drive, Review, Rating, Specs

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It really is the wet dream of any forward-wheel-drive enthusiast. The Ford Focus ST promises launch-grade acceleration and tight grip handling in a hot hatch package. All that performance excitement is contributed by an exceptional torque vectoring system and an ultra-fiesty turbocharged engine. You’re not going to enjoy a smooth sailing road experience because of its high purity of performance tuning, and the driver’s seat is a bit of a tight squeeze. But if you can tolerate it, the Ford Focus ST delivers an ultra-exhilarating driving experience

2017 Toyota 4Runner – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

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Despite the fact that the world has more or less accepted the transition to the more favorable cross-over, the ultra heavy-duty Toyota 4Runner SUV refuses to let go of its existence. Not to say that the old-school SUV is a hopeless comparison to the modern cross-over though. Towing capacity and off-road conquering is where the 4Runner reigns supreme if that’s on your priority list.

2015 Dodge Challenger – The Muscle Car Legacy Lives On

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An All American Classic

Not many get to experience an all-american muscle classic. After all, its demand falls in a niche group of motor enthusiast. And that’s exactly why I say I’m fortunate to have had the opportunity to test drive the monstrous 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack V8. Just one level lower than the top trim SRT Hell-cat V8, but this bad boy still pulls out a colossal 475 horsepower at the rear wheels. With that being said, this burnout machine shows no reserves off the line.

BMW’s Definition of Insane – M6 GT3 Unveiled

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Monstrous power and feather weight is what you’ll find under BMW’s definition of INSANE. The unveiled BMW M6 GT3 Weighs only 2866 pounds and armed with 500 hp and 516 ft.lbs of torque. Under the hood is a roaring M TwinTurbo 4.4L V8 twin turbo coupled to a 6-speed sequential gearbox. To optimize weight distribution for optimal performance, engineers re-positioned the driver’s seat dead center in the cockpit with rigorous hours spent in the wind tunnel to perfect its chassis aerodynamics.

 

2014 Mazda Miata MX5 – A Final Farewell To a Classical Roadster

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2014 Mazda MX5 Overview

Debuted in 2005, the engine department in the Mazda MX5 remains relatively unchanged. Underneath the hood of the roadster lies the shimmering 2.0 liter MZR four-cylinder engine producing 167 horsepower and 140 foot-pounds of torque. These numbers are not exactly astonishing at sound, neither does the Mazda MX5 accelerate in time-warping speed, but that’s not why you buy this car. The Mazda MX5 is all about maintaining speed around corners, and delivering that ultra pure driving experience – a rare and highly respected feature in the automotive performance realm.

2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×4

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Unprecedented Jeep performance off the road.

Ask anyone with a half decent education in off-road vehicles what a Jeep Cherokee is.  Chances are, you’ll hear great things about its torn up trail pounding capabilities.  But it’s important to realize that the Jeep Cherokee Limited is not just a conventional SUV that can take a beating.  Over years of  historical accolade, the Cherokee name is a brand statement portraying the ultimate off-road machine in the upper class scale.

2014 Mazda CX-9 – First Drive

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The Mazda CX-9 – Maximal space; powered by performance.

In our short but sweet test drive, the Mazda Cx-9 proves itself to be more than just a high capacity people mover.  Sharing the bloodlines as some of the most recognizable sports car in automotive history namely the RX7/8 and Miata, the Mazda CX-9 aims to deliver a thrilling driving experience in a practical family car package.

Ford Fiesta ST – Big Thrills without the Frills

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2014 Ford Fiesta ST

The hot hatch concept has always been accepted particularly based on the European demographic.  But since its early adoption in North America, the ST symbol has been very well received and quickly established automotive identity in the performance realm.  I am particularly referring to the Focus ST revealed just two years ago.  Embodied with ego, cherished with practicality, the hot hatch was the car that filled the missing gap of what the Euros embraced.  Sharing the same genetic blueprint as its older brother, the miniature Fiesta ST exploits both power and performance within the vicinity of a miniature 5 door hatchback.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Eco Diesel | First Drive

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

When it comes to supreme off-road performance, look no further than a Jeep.  No seriously!  With half a century’s worth of mud-grinding experience coupled with the primary vehicle used for every US military service, the accumulated lessons learned helped bring out one of the best off-road vehicles ever built.  But that’s enough with the pep talk and let’s get down to true matters.  The 2014 Grand Cherokee is a 5-passenger Sports Utility Vehicle promised to deliver exceptional off-road performance with all the expected luxury bells and whistles.

2014 Maserati Ghibli: The more attainable rare Italian (CNET On Cars Episode 42)

Maserati’s Ghibli has a tantalizing take on four-door performance; see CNET’s top-rated 2014 cars; and find out if you have the right junk in your trunk.







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