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Subcompact Surprise: 2019 Hyundai Veloster
Photo courtesy of  Exploring Elements Well looky here: Hyundai has debuted the all-new 2019 Veloster at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. OK, that's not really that much of a surprise. However, the promise of a 295 hp Veloster is. ...
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2017 Subcompact Sales Summary
Here's 2017's subcompact/small car sales info. There were a lot of big drops in sales vs. 2016, likely due to low fuel prices as well as a strong economy. And while both of those things are good for the U.S., they're not  good for small car sales. Biggest G...
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2017 Subcompact Sales Summray
Here's 2017's subcompact/small car sales info. There were a lot of big drops in sales vs. 2016, likely due to low fuel prices as well as a strong economy. And while both of those things are good for the U.S., they're not  good for small car sales. Biggest G...
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Doug DeMuro Doesn't Like the Mitsubishi Mirage. We Do. Here's Why.
Doug DeMuro on why the Mitsubishi Mirage is the worst new car on sale today.  Maybe you've seen the 22 minute video that Doug DeMuro made about the Mitsubishi Mirage and why he says it's " the worst new car on sale ." Hey, we're all entitled to our opinions...
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Yes, You Can Still Have a Small Car With a Family
By Scott Huntington Can you name the truck with four-wheel drive, smells like a steak and seats thirty-five? If you’re not a “Simpsons” fan or you somehow missed this episode, check this out . The long-running animated series may have lost a step in recent ...
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Here Are All of the New Subcompact Models From the 2017 LA Auto Show
Here is a photo of all the brand-new subcompact vehicles launching at the 2017 LA Auto Show. Impressive. Nissan Kicks Truly, I don't believe there is a single brand-new subcompact launching here. The closest we get are a few compact crossovers, such as the ...
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Review: 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch Diesel
2018 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Hatch. Words by Andy Lilienthal. Photos by Mercedes Lilienthal. Let's just get all this out on the table. Volkswagen was the king of diesel cars in the U.S. until this whole dieselgate thing happened. As you're likely well aware,...
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Is Mitsubishi Getting a Turbo Mirage from Renault/Nissan?
The latest Nissan Micra In the not so distant past (aka, October, 2017), Mitsubishi announced it was investing a bunch of cash into its automotive brand and hoped to grow it up to 30%. In addition to that, it was reported we wouldn't simply see a host of re...
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Review: 2017 Honda Civic Type R Touring
Just mention the phrase "Type R" and you're bound to set any car enthusiast into a bit of a tizzy. The kind of tizzy depends on how the phrase is used. If used to talk about a real Honda Type R vehicle, you can expect passionate praise and respect. If you'r...
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The Mitsubishi Mirage's Tiny Tires and Wheels
It almost goes without saying, but our 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage has tiny wheels and tires. Our ES model has skinny 165/65/14 low rolling resistance Dunlop Enasave tires mounted on narrow 14x5.5 steel wheels with hubcaps ( gasp! ). Twenty years ago, many cars ...
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