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by / on July 1, 2015 at 3:28 pm / in Drives, Nissan

2015 Nissan Juke NISMO RS: In Odd We Trust

My next-door neighbor occasionally flags me down to check out the Ride of the Week. He recently mentioned that he prefers cars that are a bit offbeat, a sentiment I can certainly appreciate. He and I aren’t the only ones. Bruce Weiner, owner of the now-closed-to-the-public Microcar Museum in Madison, Georgia, reportedly turned to weird little cars after becoming bored […]

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by / on January 7, 2015 at 4:41 pm / in Drives, Scion, Subaru

2014 Scion FR-S: Underpowered or just right?

The 2014 Scion FR-S is a real sports car. Just consider the attributes listed in the¬†Wikipedia entry for “sports car”: small (check: the 2014 Scion FR-S is certainly not a large vehicle) usually two-seater (check: the FR-S is a 2+2, but the rear seats are tiny) two-door (check) “designed for spirited performance and nimble handling” (check: this is a purpose-built […]

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by / on December 30, 2014 at 4:03 pm / in Drives, Mercedes-Benz

2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Edition 507: Street Art

This little monster is among the last of Mercedes-Benz models to receive a naturally-aspirated AMG V8. New, turbocharged motors power everything from CLA-class to S-class AMG models, and a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo makes up to 503 horsepower in the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car. The broad switch to turbocharged engines for the AMG lineup just makes this 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG […]

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by / on June 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm / in Drives, Porsche

2014 Porsche Cayman S Review: Best Sports Car at Any Price?

Precision. That’s the word that kept coming to mind as a drove the 2014 Porsche Cayman S. This is a sports car that delivers precise performance in every aspect, from the fit of the well-bolstered seats to the crisp gear changes and glorious mid-mounted six. A colleague said the Cayman S may be “the best sports car at any price,” […]

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by / on June 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm / in Alfa Romeo, Auto News, Chrysler, Fiat

No Atlanta Alfa Romeo Dealer, for Now…

Chrysler announced 82 U.S. franchise Fiat and Maserati dealers that will sell Alfa Romeo models when the Italian brand makes its return to the U.S. The list includes dealers in 33 states including one in Savannah, Georgia. Unfortunately for the city too busy to hate, Chrysler has not included an Atlanta Alfa Romeo dealer, at least for now. That’s a […]

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by / on April 3, 2014 at 6:55 pm / in Drives, Mercedes-Benz

4-Cylinder Superlative: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Review

You’ll hear no complaints from me when the Ride of the Week can make the following claim: under the hood of this little sedan is the most powerful production 4-cylinder engine in the world. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG builds on one of the luxury brands newest models, the compact CLA sedan. It’s another so-called “four-door coupe” that joined the […]

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by / on April 17, 2013 at 12:21 pm / in Drives, Lexus

2013 Lexus IS 350: First Look

Here’s a first look at the latest Ride of the Week, a 2013 Lexus IS 350. This year marks the final one for the current-generation IS. The completely redesigned 2014 model debuted at the Detroit Auto Show and is due to hit Lexus showrooms in June. So now is the last chance to buy a new, second-generation IS 350 like […]

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by / on December 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm / in Drives, Infiniti

2013 Infiniti M56: First Look

Here’s a first look at the latest ride of the week, the 2013 Infiniti M56 Sport. Infiniti just announced it will change its model nomenclature for the 2014 model year, so this will be the last model with the M56 designation. Next year, we’ll see the M line of large luxury sedans sold as the 2014 Infiniti Q70. The current […]

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by / on November 9, 2012 at 8:32 am / in Auto Shows, Mercedes-Benz

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series: LA Auto Show Preview

Mercedes-Benz provided us a glimpse of its Black Series enhancements applied to the already incredible SLS AMG gullwing coupe. This is the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. With a 563-horsepower dry-sump V8, the original, “stock” SLS AMG offers just about everything one could want in an exotic sports car. It’s beautiful, extremely fast and packed with technology you’d expect […]

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by / on November 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm / in Drives, Scion

2013 Scion FR-S: First Look

Here’s a first look at the latest Ride of the Week, the 2013 Scion FR-S. Jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota, Scion’s parent company, the FR-S is a small, 2+2 sports car that arrived this year as an all-new 2013 model. Except for some styling details, it’s identical to the Subaru BRZ. The name “FR-S” stands for “Front-engine, Rear-drive Sport.” […]

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