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What you missed on 8.21.2014

Filed under: Budget, Minivan/Van, Performance, Safety, Work, Hatchback, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Fiat This or That: Fiat 500 Abarth vs. Ford Fiesta ST Two of Autoblog’s editors argue the finer points of hot hatches in a point/counterpoint rundown between the Fiat 500 Abarth and Ford Fiesta ST. Arguments are made, but no firm conclusions drawn. Feel [...]

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Honda CR-Z gets much-needed supercharger

Filed under: Aftermarket, Hybrid, Performance, Hatchback, Honda Honda has really taken its time in getting an aftermarket supercharger kit for the CR-Z to enthusiasts in the US. It’s finally on sale, though, and it makes you wonder if the hybrid hatchback shouldn’t have had it from the day it went on sale. The supercharger kit [...]

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This Or That: Fiat 500 Abarth vs. Ford Fiesta ST [w/poll]

Filed under: Performance, Hatchback, Ford, Fiat They’re pretty darn similar. And yet our views are oh so different. If you guys could read the transcripts of our editors’ chat room, you’d know that we’re a pretty argumentative bunch. It’s always good-spirited stuff (well, usually), but when we’re not obsessively covering this or that, we’re usually [...]

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Honda fixes Fit flaw, improves performance on key crash test [w/video]

Filed under: Safety, Hatchback, Honda The Fit’s grade on the small-front overlap test improved from “marginal” to “acceptable.” Back in March, safety engineers at Honda were disappointed when the much-anticipated 2015 Fit received a substandard grade on an important crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. They thought they had reinforced a [...]

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Ford issues four recalls covering 163k vehicles

Filed under: Budget, Minivan/Van, Performance, Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Hatchback, Ford, Specialty Recalls! 2014 will be forever remembered as the year that automakers went recall crazy, with millions and millions of vehicles adding up to crush previous recall records well before the end of the year. Adding to that tally is Ford, which announced a call-back [...]

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VW Golf R pitted against BMW M235i in enthusiast’s choice battle

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Videos, Hatchback, BMW, Volkswagen Most people don’t have two, open spots in their garage to fit a practical daily driver and a fire-breathing performance car for the weekends. That’s what makes vehicles like the latest Volkswagen Golf R and BMW M235i just about perfect for the average person. Both of these [...]

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Hyundai Motorsport tests its performance at the WRC Rally Finland

Filed under: Motorsports, Europe, Hatchback, Hyundai, Racing Autoblog joined Hyundai to check out the Neste Oil Rally Finland, where thousands of kilometers of lightly traveled, rolling gravel roads have turned out decades of astonishing racing and cold-blooded drivers. Even though the World Rally Championship is well tamed from its feral Group B days, Rally Finland [...]

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2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Volkswagen, First Drives Germany’s automakers seem to get their jollies by watching us scratch our heads. Instead of sticking to traditional automotive bodystyles, they’ve been deliberately blurring the lines between them and inventing new terminology with which to classify their creations. So we’re left with low-slung sedans called “four-door coupes,” [...]

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Edmunds’ long-term Tesla Model S has been wonderful, woeful

Filed under: Maintenance, Hatchback, Tesla, Electric We generally don’t report on other outlets’ long-term model tests, but Edmunds just completed a 17-month ownership experience with a 2013 Tesla Model S. It’s just too interesting not to share. The site bought a 2013 Model S Performance model for the added range of its 85-kilowatt-hour battery and [...]

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