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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan

It's ironic that the company that first mass-marketed the minivan is the last one still making them - among Detroit's Big Three, at least. GM and Ford no longer sell a traditional...

2011 Buick Enclave

Five years ago, the following statement would have been laughable: Buick sells one of the nicest - and maybe the nicest - plus-sized crossovers on the market. Today, it's gospel truth. Seriously. The 2011 Enclave...

2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK

Two key things to know about the new Mercedes-Benz GLK: First, its size. The GLK is slightly smaller than current mid-sized crossover SUVs  like the Lexus RX350 - and bigger than compact-sized...

2011 Dodge Challenger

Back in 1970, the Dodge Challenger was rougher around the edges than the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang. It came to the game a few years late; it was heavier and...

2010 Hyundai Sante Fe

Here's something uncommon: a manual six-speed transmission as an available feature in a medium-sized crossover SUV. The Hyundai Sante Fe is almost unique in this respect. But it's not the only area where...

2011 Nissan Sentra

It's getting really tough to figure out which new small car is the best small car - because almost all of them are pretty damn good. There's the new Ford Fiesta -...

2011 Dodge Nitro

The Dodge Nitro isn't a favorite of car journalists. Google reviews of this chunky little SUV and you'll see it gets slammed a lot. It has a silly name (ok, fair enough)....

2011 Mazda Miata

The Mazda Miata and the Ford Model T may not seem to have much in common. But in one important way, they both achieved something that very few other cars ever...

2011 Suzuki Kizashi

On four wheels, Suzuki is barely even a presence in the U.S market - even though it's one of the dominant players when it comes to two-wheeled machinery. For whatever reason, Suzuki...

2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid

American car companies lost market share in the '70s and '80s to a great extent because they lost consumer confidence. Hit or miss quality control - an endless conga line of...
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