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By Ed Piotrowski Hyundai has recently found itself in the social media spotlight…for all the wrong reasons. Users have been sharing videos on how easy it can be to steal certain models sold by the South Korean automaker. The surge in thefts dates back to late 2021. While Hyundai has offered affected owners a free […]

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Author: Guest Author
Posted: October 4, 2022, 10:02 pm

2023 Mazda CX-50 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus AWD Class: Compact Crossover Miles driven: 617 Fuel used: 25.2 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 23.4 mpg Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 23/29/25 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $38,700 (not including $1125 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Special paint ($395) Price as tested: […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: October 3, 2022, 11:27 pm

Audi Q3 S Line 45 TFSI quattro Class: Premium Subompact Crossover Miles driven: 402 Fuel used: 17.2 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 23.4 mpg Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 21/28/24 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $38,700 (not including $1195 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Special paint ($595), Premium Plus Package […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: October 1, 2022, 1:29 am

 Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine. Hudson trucks always were a rare sight, even when new. Hudson Motor Company, founded in 1909, didn’t offer a true truck line until 1929. It instead concentrated on cars. The Hudson Super Six, introduced in 1916, had the industry’s first counterbalanced […]

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Author: Jack Stewart
Posted: September 30, 2022, 9:00 pm

If you’ve been following auto stuff long enough, you’ve likely come across the descriptor 2-door sedan. Some will argue that all 2-door vehicles with a trunk are coupes, while other folks argue otherwise. According to the editors at website Curbside Classics, this is the real story: “…a two-door sedan is a two-door version of a […]

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Author: Tom Appel
Posted: September 28, 2022, 8:41 pm

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Class: Compact Car Miles driven: 320 Fuel used: 10.8 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 29.6 mpg Driving mix: 70% city, 30% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 30/37/33 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $31,460 (not including $1015 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Special paint ($395) Price as tested: $31,460   Quick Hits The […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: September 27, 2022, 11:23 pm

2022 Mazda CX-9 Signature Class: Midsize Crossover Miles driven: 1330 Fuel used: 57.3 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 23.0 mpg Driving mix: 40% city, 60% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 20/26/23 (city, highway, combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $47,210 (not including $1225 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Special paint ($595), Price as tested: $49,030     […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: September 26, 2022, 11:55 pm

It may appear to you that the criteria for our popular classic ad galleries are somewhat random, and you wouldn’t wrong. The model year for this particular collection of vintage magazine ads was indeed selected randomly, but the net effect was pretty cool, nonetheless. Included below are ads for Ford’s arguably great looking van-based Econoline […]

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Author: Tom Appel
Posted: September 23, 2022, 11:04 pm

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid EX AWD Class: Compact Crossover Miles driven: 159 Fuel used: 4.7 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 33.8 mpg Driving mix: 50% city, 50% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 38/38/38 (city, highway, combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $30,990 (not including $1215 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: EX Premium Package ($1500), carpeted floor mats ($150) […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: September 22, 2022, 11:26 pm

Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2021 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine. Perhaps one of the most unexpected automotive icons of the Eighties is Toyota’s humble Hachi-Roku, Japanese for “8-6.” This nickname refers to Toyota’s AE86 model code for the top 1600 GT APEX performance version of the Japanese-market 1983-1987 Corolla Levin and […]

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Author: Don Sikora II
Posted: September 21, 2022, 11:24 pm