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2015 Infiniti Q70L – Squeezing Out V8 Juice

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There are luxury cars, and there are luxury cars built like a tank. In retrospective of a week’s long trial, the monstrous Infiniti Q70L unmistakably falls under the latter category.

2015 Nissan Juke – What is that thing?

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2015 Nissan Juke is a Cartoon Car Made Real

While the main herd of car makers are bought in on the idea of aesthetic looks, Nissan has gone the opposite route with the completely funked out Juke design.  It’s no joke either.  Despite its juvenile expression, the 2015 Nissan Juke is a fully-operational crossover-SUV employing fierce lines, functional versatility and a lively driving experience.

2015 Mazda 3 Sport – The Yin Yang of Fun and Functionality

2015+Mazda3The Mazda 3 Sport is the Ying Yang of Fun and Versatility

A sub $30,000 budget can offer quite an extensive palette of choices.  But not many can offer a near perfect balance of driving enjoyment and versatility.   And that’s exactly where the Mazda 3 Sport shines.

2015 Infiniti Q50S Hybrid: Standout tech in a sea of Q cars (CNET On Cars, Ep. 41)

Brian Cooley checks the tech on the new Infiniti Q50S Hybrid, explains the latest in jump start technology and takes you behind the scenes of the visual technology used to create crash test videos.​







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Lighter is better for the 2015 Nissan Murano

Nissan redesigns the Murano, shaving its mass, sculpting the body, and letting more light into the cabin.







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2015 MINI Cooper S: Is It Better Than The Ford Fiesta ST?

The Mk3 MINI is here and we take the Cooper S and Cooper D out for a spin to see if they can hold their own amongst the hot hatch line up

    








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Taking it to the track in 2015 Subaru WRX STI

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Imagine for a moment that you’re on your favorite driving road, ready for a quick and curvy blast, but instead you find yourself stuck behind some tourist who’s slowing your ride to a crawl, thanks to their unfamiliarity with the road. Imagine the frustration that you’d feel; now imagine that the road is your favorite race track and that both you and the slowpoke ahead are both driving 300-plus horsepower, all-wheel drive, race-bred sport sedans. What a waste of speed! This was my first lap piloting the freshly announced 2015 Subaru WRX STI ’round Madza Raceway Laguna Seca, my frustration increasing exponentially with each turn as I balanced trying not to bully the poor guy with wondering how bad of a slap on the wrist I’d get from our hosts for blowing past him at this no-passing-allowed press exhibition event.

Just when I was ready to tempt the rules, the slow poke prematurely dipped into the pit lane, leaving me with a clear shot at the track’s long front straight and a sudden outlet for the red mist that had been building over the lapping session. Perhaps it was this red mist that caused me to misjudge the braking point for the track’s infamously tricky Turn 2 hairpin, but it was certainly the genius of the 2015 STI’s revised symmetrical all-wheel drive system that saved my bacon in the end.

The STI Based on the newly announced Subaru WRX (and, ultimately, the Impreza sedan)… [Read more]

    








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CNET on Cars: Three things that make the 2015 Ford Mustang (CNET On Cars, Episode 34)

Three things that make the 2015 Ford Mustang (CNET On Cars, Episode 34)

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In this episode:

  • The three things that make the new 2015 Mustang new
  • Dealing with red-light cameras and stop-and-go traffic lights with new car tech
  • Top 5 new car technologies Cooley wants to see in 2014
  • Explaining how Chrysler HEMI engines are — and are not — hemi engines!

As always, e-mail me your thoughts, suggestions, and comments.

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2015 Mustang joins Need for Speed Rivals as free download

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Getting a little bored with the chase-or-be-chased gameplay in Need for Speed Rivals? Maybe a little pony power is all it will take to get you back on the streets of Redview County.

The 2015 Ford Mustang, unveiled with no shortage of pomp just last week, today joins the ranks of playable cars. A patch hitting all platforms sometime before the day is through will add the car to the game. Also included will be a series of liveries, some created by the devs, others voted on by the fans.

2015 Ford Mustang in Need for Speed Rivals

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We had a chance to take the car for a spin ahead of its release. Sadly, the physics engine in Need for Speed is too limited to really enable this car to feel significantly differe… [Read more]

    








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Ford’s 2015 Mustang is lower, wider, faster, meaner, better

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Mustang and Ford is celebrating with a rebirth of the model, unveiling the biggest step forward the iconic pony car has seen in decades. A turbocharged, 2.3 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine joins the traditional V6 and V8 options, while the quarter-mile-friendly live rear axle is finally being deleted in favor of a proper, independent setup. The new car is lighter, lower, leaner and, we think, very nice to look at.

The 2015 car’s roofline sits 32mm lower, while the rear track is pushed out 70mm, 15mm at the front. It’s an incredibly muscular posture and the sculpted body is far more modern than the outgoing fifth-generation, which now looks a bit clumsy by comparison. This new sixth-gen still has the retro flair that a Mustang buyer will want — long hood, tri-bar tail lamps, analogue dials on the dashboard — while still looking quite progressive.

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