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Escape From Baja: Mexican Sports-Sedan Torture Test | Archived Comparison Test | 

From the July 1983 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>This affair began as an honest attempt to evaluate eight sedans in the Europe­an idiom over a 2300-mile route between Southern California and the tip of Baja California in Mexico. Decent, re­sponsible automotive journalism. <i>Road & Track</i> does this …

Cabo San Lucas

Mitsubishi Cuts i-MiEV Price by $6130, Beats Smart for Cheapest Plug-in

After skipping a model year, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV returns for 2014 as the nation’s most affordable plug-in electric car. The $6130 price cut, down to $23,845, brings more standard features and costs $1905 less than the segment’s previous cheapskate, the Smart ForTwo ED.<p>New for the i-MiEV are …

Electric Vehicles

2014 Fiat 500L 6MT / 6AT

Fiat's five-door mop bucket goes through our ringer.<p>TESTED<p>Although the diminutive Fiat 500 led the brand’s return to the U.S. when it bowed here in 2012, the second product in Fiat showrooms is the new-for-2014 500L. It takes the Cinquecento formula and adds inflated proportions and four proper …

2014 Kia Soul 1.6 Manual

A fine budget box.<p>TESTED<p>Kia’s high-wattage ads for the second-generation Soul tout its greater refinement and uplevel equipment, but the boxy runabout still plays in a price-sensitive field. Fortunately for budget shoppers, the entry-level version looks to impress with similar quality and feel, and …

1985 Porsche 928S

Faster is better.<p>From the May 1985 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>TESTED<p>"The old man would spin in his grave if he saw what they're passing off as a Porsche these days," raved the gas-station atten­dant. "They've lost the original concept. Where's the rear engine? Where's the air cooling?" Our rebuttal, …

Fuel Efficiency

1986 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 vs. Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z | Archived Comparison Test

From the July 1986 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Mr. C.N. Hughes<br>Chief Engineer, Camaro<br>Chevrolet Motor Division<br>30003 Van Dyke Avenue<br>Warren, Michigan<p>Mr. James H. Kennedy<br>Manager, Mustang Development<br>Ford Motor Company<br>21500 Oakwood Avenue<br>Dearborn, Michigan<p>Gentlemen:<p>It has come to our attention that Ameri­can …

Sports Cars

Feature

So 2013 is drawing to a close, the weather is decidedly foul—for Northerners, at least—and we’ll soon have our fill of champagne. Sounds like the perfect time to curl up and read the hottest reviews we published in 2013. Enjoy the list, and Happy New Year from all of us at <i>Car and Driver</i>.<p>In Europe, …

Red Bull Racing

1987 Toyota Supra Turbo

Ready for the big leagues.<p>From the April 1987 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>TESTED<p>A car has to have the goods before it can play in the sports-coupe major leagues. The combatants in this arena include such potent performers as the Corvette, the Porsche 944 Turbo, the Mazda RX-7 Turbo, and the Camaro …

Luxury Lifestyle

1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SEC

Built like a bank vault and priced like one, too.<p>From the December 1993 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>TESTED<p>What can you say about a car that weighs nearly 5000 pounds, costs almost $150,000, and barely seats four tall occupants? If you're one of the more affluent members of our society, you can say "I'll …

Mercedes-Benz