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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Sports New Look, Gets More MPG

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, which debuts this week at auto shows in Shanghai and New York will have Camaro-style looks, a bigger interior and higher fuel economy when it hits the road in the first quarter of 2012.

Nissan Reveals Race Car Version of Leaf

Nissan today revealed photos of a racing version of its Nissan Leaf electric car and plans to show the car to the public this week at the New York Auto Show.

Top 10 SUVs People Lease

With residual values somewhat unpredictable or dropping, leasing an SUV is not often a cheap proposition, but plenty of people are still out there doing it. We turned to to see what were the Top 10 SUVs people have been leasing over the past 3 months, and asked them to give us an idea of what an optimal lease payment would look like with zero down. Keep in mind that putting money down will decrease your monthly payment.

Q&A: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

For a lot of people, it's the answer to years of prayers. Hyundai's newest car is a front-engine, rear-drive sport coupe, available with either a turbocharged four-cylinder or a 306-hp V-6 engine. Prices will range from between $22,750 for a base-model 2.0T (including the $750 destination) to a little over $30,000 when you start checking options boxes on the V-6 model.

Q&A: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Yes, some of us were starting to wonder if the new Camaro was going to appear on screen in another Transformers movie before anyone actually got to drive one, but as of March 16th, 2009, the new Chevrolet Camaro is finally rolling off the production line. It's been seven years since the last Camaro was sold, three years since we first saw the new generation concept, and in the 43 years since the Camaro first went on sale, rarely has there been a model so eagerly anticipated.

Test Drive: 2008 Honda S2000 CR

The Honda S2000 convertible sports car has never been for everybody. It is not designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of buyers. Its interior isn't laid out for optimum commuter efficiency. It does not deliver silky ride quality. It is as far from all things for all people as a car can get. The Honda S2000 does, however, kick some major butt.

Review: 2009 Nissan Maxima

Nissan tries to revive the Four-Door Sports Car . . . and comes oh so close.

Officially Unveiled: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, Photos & Video

The speculation ends now as Chevrolet (finally) unveils the next Camaro. In an era of gas prices spiraling upward, "green" energy on everyone's minds and a hybrids are among the hottest status symbols, it seems an odd time to introduce a gas-swilling 400-plus horsepower musclecar. However, it could be the perfect time . . . because there is a real possibility that this will be the last time we'll see cars like this on our roads.

BMW 135i: A Nice Trip Back to the Well

It's always refreshing when a car company goes back to basics. Like BMW. Like the 135i coupe.

Pontiac G6 GT: A Thoroughly Modern Throwback

The Pontiac G6 GT is a throwback--it's a good old-fashioned hot rod convertible, but with a big difference: The updated G6 comes with a modern folding hardtop that opens and closes in half a minute. That produces a weather-tight coupe as well as the top-down beach swinger.

Solar Car--Not One Thin Dime for Gas!

Imagine, if you will, no gas bills . . . forever. As the price of gasoline climbs from $4 per gallon to the stratosphere and your neighbors begin to wince and moan, imagine no more gasoline bills. That is the promise of solar-powered cars, the first of which rolled off the production lines at the French carmaker Venturi in January of this year.

Bigger On the Inside, Still Fun to Drive: Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Miata (minus the MX-5 name addition) has always been snug . . . very snug. Past models couldn't be driven in manual transmission mode by the lanky. Joy is almost reigning supreme with the Mazda MX-5 Miata. The car with the MX-5 tag is a little bit bigger on the inside. And, oh, it now can be had with a power retractable hardtop (PRHT) in addition to the soft-top convertible. That's nice . . . but that the Miata can be driven by the moderately tall without opening the door to accommodate the leg that operates the clutch calls for rejoicing.

A Car-Based Land Rover? A Hands-On Review of the LR2

A car-based Land Rover sounds like a contradiction in terms. It's not. The LR2 is a car utility vehicle (CUV) that is actually competent off-road.

Audi S4 Cabriolet Quattro MT6

The "S" in the Audi S4 Cabriolet Quattro MT6 probably stands for "sporty." It could also mean "suave" and it certainly designates "sweet." The Audi convertible is all of those things wrapped in a highly stylish package that comes at a premium price. You don't get sporty, suave and sweet for $15 grand, you know.

Jaguar XKR

How in the world do you get a car to cost more than $100 grand? Easy. Start with a Jaguar XKR with a base price of $92,035. Then you add $5,000 for 20-inch Senta wheels. Another $2,500 for a "luxury package." A premium sound package is another $1,875. Destination tacks on $200 for a grand total of $101,610. And the 2008 Jaguar XKR convertible is worth each and every penny.

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