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2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS

Filed under: Performance, Crossover, Hatchback, Nissan As a point of love-it or hate-it styling, the Nissan Juke is king. As a weird, samurai-bullfrog-looking compact crossover with handling chops and a gutsy powertrain, it also has one of the bravest inclusions of a manual transmission in recent memory. It’s funky, unmistakable, polarizing and actually pretty neat. [...]

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Subaru facing class-action suit over excess oil use

Filed under: Sedan, Wagon, Government/Legal, Crossover, Hatchback, Subaru A recently filed lawsuit in federal court against Subaru of America and its parent Fuji Heavy Industries claims that several recent models burn an excessive amount of oil. The case, which is seeking class-action status, covers examples of the 2011-2014 Forester, 2013 Legacy and 2013 Outback with [...]

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Subaru facing class-action suit over excess oil use

Filed under: Sedan, Wagon, Government/Legal, Crossover, Hatchback, Subaru A recently filed lawsuit in federal court against Subaru of America and its parent Fuji Heavy Industries claims that several recent models burn an excessive amount of oil. The case, which is seeking class-action status, covers examples of the 2011-2014 Forester, 2013 Legacy and 2013 Outback with [...]

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Smart spotted testing new Brabus Fortwo

Filed under: Spy Photos, Performance, Hatchback, Smart By now AMG has produced versions of just about everything Mercedes makes, right down to the A-Class, CLA and GLA. But while even the smallest of Benzes have fallen under Affalterbach’s knife, Daimler’s performance division steers clear of the Smart brand and its products. For that, the German [...]

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Smart highlights safety of new Fortwo by crashing into much bigger brother

Filed under: Sedan, Safety, Videos, Hatchback, Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Luxury Smart is just getting ready to launch its new Fortwo and Forfour minicars, riding on a completely different platform, and the diminutive brand wants to show that its latest creations can stand up to some serious abuse. For such a tiny car, the crashworthiness of the [...]

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Audi R8 V10 Plus vs. Renault Clio Cup racecar will make you go hmmm…

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Hatchback, Audi, Renault, Racing Match up a hot hatch with a supercar of the same vintage, and we’ll tell you who will win every time. It’s easy, really, as the supercar invariably features a more advanced suspension, stickier tires and most importantly, more power. What if the hot hatch [...]

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2014 Renault Clio RS 200 Turbo

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Renault, Quick Spins America may be better known for its muscle cars than its hot hatches, but those who prefer their power sent to the front wheels with a liftgate at the back aren’t exactly hurting for choices these days. Americans can stop by their local dealership and put in [...]

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Kia recalls over 50k new Soul compacts over steering issue

Filed under: Budget, Wagon, Recalls, Safety, Hatchback, Kia Kia is recalling certain 2014 models of its adorable Soul due to a bad adhesive used in the steering system. According to the bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the “thread-locking adhesive” that attaches the plug between the pinion gear and steering gear assembly could [...]

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Skoda previews sleek new Fabia hatch

Filed under: Europe, Paris Motor Show, Hatchback, Skoda The Škoda Fabia has been on the world market for seven years now, which means it’s about time for replacement. And that’s just what Škoda has in store. The Czech hatch is based on the Volkswagen Polo, but offers a bit more space for a bit less [...]

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What you missed on 7.16.14

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Etc., Hatchback, Dodge, Nissan, Smart Challenger SRT Hellcat specs and price Holy Hellcat. We’ll have our first driving impressions of the 707-horsepower Challenger in the near future, but today, we learned that the cost of entry for this behemoth will be just $59,995. That’s a steal, considering this 199-mph machine is [...]

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Smart Fortwo, Forfour reborn with fresh styling on new platform [w/video]

Filed under: Budget, Videos, Hatchback, Smart, Design/Style Meet the 2016 Smart Fortwo and Forfour, a new pair of hatchbacks that Daimler hopes will revive the struggling Smart brand. We aren’t expecting to see the Forfour here in the US market, although the smaller Fortwo should eventually hit our shores in the future. Following yesterday’s teaser [...]

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