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2013 Subaru WRX STI : Review

2013 Subaru WRX STI : Review

2013 Subaru WRX STI Limited By Dan Scanlan   The squirrel survived to chase another nut thanks to the Subaru WRX STI. Darting in front as I accelerated down a narrow road, then zig-zagging as he freaked at the sight of a pearl white turbocharged wide-body sedan coming at him, I nudged the steering to […] [...more]

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2013 Fiat 500C Abarth Convertible : Review

2013 Fiat 500C Abarth Convertible : Review

2013 Fiat 500C Abarth By: Dan Scanlan The business card appeared under the 2013 Fiat 500C Abarth’s windshield wiper the first night. It had three words written on the back – “Best car ever” – with an exclamation point for emphasis. The Abarth’s black color with white wheels drew the writer in, then its power […] [...more]

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Book Review: Lola T70 Design, Development & Racing History

Book Review: Lola T70 Design, Development & Racing History

Lola T70 The Design Development & Racing History by John Starkey and Frances Varini Review by Wallace Wyss Some car writers wander around the spectrum, covering many marques of cars, but John Starkey seems to have homed in on the T70. This is at least his third book on the subject and more of a […] [...more]

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2013 BMW Z4 Review

2013 BMW Z4 Review

Photos/Review: Dan Scanlan Hot dog! I’ve got an almost mustard-yellow 2013 BMW Z4 Roadster, and everyone seems to want to catch up with me. But whether it was the color – officially Citrus Yellow – the shape or the hardtop convertible on it that tagged everyone’s interest was a question we would ponder during our […] [...more]

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2013 Volvo C30 Polestar Review: The Motoring Journal

2013 Volvo C30 Polestar Review: The Motoring Journal

2013 Volvo C70 Polestar By Dan Scanlan   “That’s a Volvo?” It’s a question I heard day after day as I tested the 2013 Volvo C30 T5 Polestar Edition…along with comments on its Rebel Blue color. No surprise that most folks didn’t recognize this sleek compact sportswagon – in its six-year life, Volvo has sold […] [...more]

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Review

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Review

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible By Dan Scanlan Volkswagen says it designed the new Beetle to look more manly and less like a Barbie car. So what happens on my first drive to a barbecue joint for some brisket? “What a cute car,” exclaims a woman near my parking spot. “It looks like it’s smiling at […] [...more]

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Cats Play – The 2013 Jaguar XFR Review

Cats Play – The 2013 Jaguar XFR Review

Cats play – the 2013 Jaguar XFR by Dan Scanlan—The Motoring Journal Since 1935, when William Lyons first used the Jaguar name on his sporty British cars, his 4-wheeled cats have been on the prowl as some of the most luxurious, if not always the sportiest cars on the road. Sure, the legendary XK120, the […] [...more]

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2013 Lexus GS350 Review

2013 Lexus GS350 Review

2013 Lexus GS350 By Dan Scanlan In a world where almost every major manufacturer makes a midsize luxury sports sedan, how does anyone stand out in the crowd? Rear-wheel-drive isn’t that rare at this level, although those that offer front-wheel-drive do throw in an all-wheel-drive option. Leather and wood – ho hum, everybody’s got that. […] [...more]

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2013 Range Rover Evoque Review

2013 Range Rover Evoque Review

I say – Range Rover, and you say – boxy British luxury off-roader.   I say – Victoria Beckham – and you say – wasn’t she a Spice Girl married to that David Beckham soccer bloke? Put the two together and you get the lightest and most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever produced – really! Range […] [...more]

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2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat 500 Abarth Tested by: Dan Scanlan Matt had that lost puppy dog look in his eyes as he walked up to my desk. “Can we go out in the Abarth, please?,” he asked. My co-worker loves compact cars and has had a gander at the Fiat 500’s I’ve tested. But this was the first […] [...more]

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