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The New Mini Clubman: Bigger Than Ever

03.31.2016

The redesigned Mini Clubman. For better or worse, the small wagon is bigger than ever. Read the full review here. 

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REVIEW: 2016 Lexus ES300h — Hybrid of Distinction

03.30.2016

If your only experience with hybrids has been in Toyotas, you might be forgiven for thinking the sole focus of any hybrid is to offer a fuel-sipping commute. For those folks I just described, you should spend some time in the 2016 Lexus ES300h.

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“Top Gear” Drama Continues as Chris Evans Works Only Four Hour Days

03.30.2016

Top Gear ended its last incarnation in a spectacular fireball of controversy when Jeremy Clarkson punched producer Oisin Tymon. The re-worked show is continuing the drama with less violence as host Chris Evans struggles with filming.

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10 Bad Ideas From the JC Whitney Catalog

03.30.2016

JC Whitney was like the Victoria's Secret catalog for greasy idiots. Yes, there were regular car parts in there, but it was the fantasy of equipping your 1951 Oldsmobile with a hood ornament in the shape of Jayne Mansfield that kept the catalog growing.

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