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F1 2015 Is A Solid Racing Sim That Atones For Last Year's Mistakes

If you are like me and commit to the annual ritual of playing Codemasters’ yearly F1 games, then last year you were more than likely disappointed. After the amazing 2012 and 2013 entries, F1 2014 felt like a skin on an aging engine with dumb AI, ugly visuals, and no model for how the new V6 turbo hybrid cars worked. » 8/06/15 10:01am 8/06/15 10:01am

Acura RDX vs. Mitsubishi Outlander: Is It Worth Spending An Extra $15K?

I’ve been wanting to do some really lopsided comparison tests — something along the lines of a Lamborghini Aventador vs. a Mitsubishi Mirage. I didn’t quite get that, but I did manage something marginally more useful: what does an extra $15,000 get you between two family-hauling crossovers? » 7/27/15 4:00pm 7/27/15 4:00pm

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson: It May Be Boring, But It's Damn Good

Without a doubt, the small crossover segment is the most boring one in all of auto-dom. But small crossovers happen to be a huge part of today’s car market. They’re cash cows, and Hyundai wants in on the party. Their freshest offering, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, may just be the new benchmark in the segment. » 7/21/15 10:26am 7/21/15 10:26am

Why The 2015 Ford Mustang GT Is Impossible Not To Like

Surely you’ve done this countless times. You’ve been out driving, absent-mindedly checking out the other cars on the road, when you come across a 2015 Ford Mustang. They’re everywhere these days. And when you see one, your eyes immediately drift down to the front fender in search of the two numbers and a decimal point… » 7/08/15 12:10pm 7/08/15 12:10pm

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Is Good At Everything And Has Fun Doing It

In this incredible era of near-perfect, record-shattering, computer-aided performance, one traditional quality is increasingly in short supply: personality. Character, some might call it. Technical prowess has a way of ironing out the things that make cars truly memorable beyond just their speed and handling. This is… » 6/22/15 2:50pm 6/22/15 2:50pm

Porsche Cayman GTS: A Greatest Hits Album Of Performance Excellence

It takes a long time to get comfortable in most cars. You have to find the right seating position, the right wheel position, the best spot for the mirrors, and then, if you want to drive it fast, you need to work up to the limits. Slowly. But then there’s the Porsche Cayman GTS, which is your lucky sock in car form. » 6/10/15 1:20pm 6/10/15 1:20pm

The 2016 Mazda Miata Will Save The Sports Car

“We don’t give a shit about times on a test track.” That’s what Mazda’s engineering guru Dave Coleman told me. And that’s not only what makes the 2016 Mazda Miata an amazing car, but also a great Miata. The definitive lightweight sports car is back and it’s bringing a renaissance along with it. » 6/01/15 10:00am 6/01/15 10:00am

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Is A Great Cruiser But Barely A Fuel Miser 

Lots of things about cars get me excited to wake up and spend another day on this slowly rotating rock. Outbraking somebody into a corner, for example. Loud, raucous motors revving to 7,000 RPM and beyond. Screeching, wailing tires pulling 1.3 Gs as they bend the laws of physics around a punishingly fast sweeper.… » 5/26/15 3:30pm 5/26/15 3:30pm