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2006 Scion tC

"TC" was Magnum's amiable war buddy on the '80s show about a Hawaiian shirt-wearing private eye with a cheesy porno star mustache and a borrowed Ferrari. The Scion tC, on the...

2006 Mercury Mariner hybrid

In theory, a hybrid SUV is a wonderful concept. Decent gas mileage (as much as low 30s around town) without sacrificing the roominess, versatility -- and power -- that make SUVs...

2007 Honda Fit

Yes, it's pretty small. But the new Honda Fit hatchback sedan -- which starts at $13,850 for the base model with 5-speed manual transmission -- is more than just another depressing poor-boy...

2007 Subaru Legacy GT Spec B

Subaru's high-performance WRX STi sport sedan gets a lot of attention -- which may not be a particularly good thing if you're looking to move fast discretely. Cops draw a bead...

2007 Saturn Sky

Sometimes, a car company's most inspired creations come at times of greatest desperation -- sheetmetal Hail Marys on which many hopes are pinned. The magnificent Studebaker Avanti comes to mind. (It...

2007 Chevy Avalanche

Though the changes are subtle, the '07 Chevy Avalanche is essentially an all-new truck. And a much better one than it was before. It still has its rough and tumble Tonka toy personality...

2006 Chevy Impala SS

The Chevy Impala SS sedan ought to be (and could have been) a winner -- but it's a microcosm of the problems besetting General Motors. If you took the time to drive...
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