Micheal Lessard

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2014 Mazda6: Introduction

<i>An Extended Stay With The Sexy Six</i><p>The new-for-2014 Mazda6 sedan is more than just a pretty face. For Mazda, it marks the company's best effort yet at competing in the highly competitive midsize sedan segment, all the while staying true to the brand's core value of offering high levels of driver …

2014 Mazda 6 Grand Touring vs. 2013 Honda Accord EX-L | Comparison Test

TESTED<p>Driving a family sedan tells society that you’re toeing the line. It’s the responsible move, presumably one of many. Buying one is akin to getting a tattoo lasered off: You might be the same person afterward, but the edginess of youth and the dumb things you used to do are now painfully …

200-mph Camaro dyno run is a blow out

What's the best way to get the tires off the rims quickly? Not by running the thing at 200 miles per hour on the dyno and having them explode, we're quite sure. That's what happened to a twin-turbo F-body Chevrolet Camaro with 1,800 horsepower <i>at the wheels</i> as it was being prepped for the Texas …

Camaro Goes 200-MPH On Dyno, Tires Go Boom

When you're prepping a car to make runway blasts at the Texas Mile, you're going to be curious about how much power the vehicle is making. One …

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Test Drive

The most fuel-efficient nonhybrid is also the first diesel car from Chevy since 1986.<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> Now<p><b>Base Price:</b> $25,695<p><b>Competitors:</b> Volkswagen Jetta TDI, Volkswagen Golf TDI, Toyota Prius, Ford C-Max<p><b>Powertrains:</b> Turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel I-4, 151 hp, 280 lb-ft; six-speed automatic, FWD<p><b>EPA</b> …

10 Car Options the Law Won't Let You Have

Innovation moves much faster than legislation.<p>Back in the 1980s headlight companies developed sealed reflector/lens assemblies that permitted replacement of the bulb. This was a breakthrough: Not only were the replaceable-bulb halogens brighter than the older style of light, but they also meant …

2014 Chevrolet SS priced from $44,470* [w/poll]

Before we even saw the production version of the 2014 Chevrolet SS, Mark Reuss, GM's president in North America, had our attention when he referred to the car as a "four-door Corvette." And just like the 'Vette, it's going to cost you a pretty penny to park one of Chevy's new halo performance …

2014 Chevy SS Pricing Starts at $44,470

After a 17-year hiatus, Chevrolet returns to the rear-drive performance sedan game: Pricing for the 2014 Chevy SS will start at $44,470 when it hits showroom floors this fall. With its 415-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 and six-speed automatic transmission, it assumes the throne vacated by the late and great …

VW Stalls Out During Steep Climb Up U.S. Sales Mountain

Volkswagen AG has some lofty ambitions, especially in the U.S., where it aims to sell one million cars a year by 2018. And until recently, it’s been on a roll, with new products like the VW Passat and Beetle driving sales up 31 percent in 2012, to 580,000 vehicles.<p>But in May that impressive growth …

Ford wins second consecutive Engine of the Year with 1.0L EcoBoost

For the second year in a row, Ford has taken top honors in International Engine of the Year voting. As was the case last year, it is Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that earns the automaker the accolade, achieving the highest-ever accumulated score in the 15 years that the award has been handed …

2013 Audi S4

Price: $47,600<br>Speed: 0-60 in 4.7 seconds<br>A high-performance version of an Audi luxury compact sedan, the S4 has a supercharged V6 making 333 hp and all-wheel drive.

Contest: Tell us a story about your father…because we’ve got some sweet swag from Meguiar’s for the best ones

Father’s Day is nearly upon us. Here at Hooniverse HQ we’re all taking some time to reflect on the father figures in our own lives, and we want you …