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Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

2014 Nissan Versa Note SV with SL Tech Package First Test

Hitting the Right Notes for the Space-, Fuel-, and Penny-Conscious Set<p>There’s strong case of give and take with the all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note. First, the giving. The Note — a second-generation hatchback that Nissan executives hope will maintain Versa’s reign as the segment’s top sales-getter — …

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2013 BMW 135is

Last of its breed.<p>TESTED<p>Our 42nd president, Bill Clinton, had the stones to argue the meaning of “is” at his impeachment proceeding. BMW performs no such hedging as to its definition of “is.” It denotes a higher level of performance to its customers, and the latest car to wear that suffix, the …

Goodwood’s garden of delights

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed – affectionately known as an “automotive garden party” – is the world’s largest celebration of car culture.<p>The 2013 event honoured the 50th anniversary of Porsche’s iconic 911 and featured priceless historic cars as well as …

Name That Exhaust Note, Episode 192: 2013 Volkswagen Scirocco R

On Tuesday, we posted an audio recording of a mystery car’s exhaust note. To hear it again, listen to the recording embedded below. Only a few of you placed guesses as to what this week’s sound belongs to, but nobody’s guess was correct. Two commenters speculated that it came from a Volkswagen, …

Next-Generation Mazda 2 Allegedly Previewed in Japanese Magazine

If this image from a Japanese publication is the real deal, it looks as though the next-generation Mazda 2 (called Demio in other markets) will inherit the same Kodo design language worn by the Mazda 6, CX-5, and all-new Mazda 3. The grille and headlight treatment are especially reminiscent of the …

2013 Fiat 500C Abarth

An alfresco flyweight with a steroid habit.<p>TESTED<p>Describing Fiat’s 500C convertible as a scalped 500 might be disingenuous, but calling out the 500C Abarth as an Abarth coupe minus its roof sure isn’t. In fact, it’s probably a compliment. The hardtop’s peppy turbo four, spicy suspension setup, and …

Chevrolet Corvette: Highlighting the Special Editions – Feature

Our first test of the 2014 Corvette Stingray is live, and to celebrate we’ve compiled a list highlighting special-edition Vettes, starting with the 1978 Silver Anniversary paint option. Which one would you like to park in your collection?<p><b>1978 Silver Anniversary Edition</b><p>This year marked the Vette’s …

Sports Cars

2013 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, what's the spendiest Mercedes four-seater of them all?<p>TESTED<p>There’s no feeling quite like realizing you’re not the proverbial smartest guy in the room. Especially when you actually spot him holding forth and think, “He reminds me of me, before…something happened.”<p>For …

Range Rover Sport vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo tested on road, off road and on track

Mercedes S-Class 2014 review: we test latest luxury saloon

Jaguar C-X75 review - Auto Express

Gorgeous Modern Residence Displaying a Interesting Asymmetrical Facade in Sydney

Waverley Residence is a home with an intriguing exterior, boasting irregular shapes and details, in order to stand out and make an impression on …

Speedy weeknight suppers: chicken and butternut squash salad

Use leftover roast chicken, butternut squash and walnuts to create this hearty salad.<p>This is a great way to use up leftover roast chicken but if your fridge is bare then it takes no time to char-grill some from raw. I like the mildness of spinach leaves but you can spice things up with some rocket, …

Salmond will 'say anything' to win independence

Alex Salmond wants independence “at any cost” and will say and do anything to get Scotland out of the UK, according to Alistair Darling.<p>The leader of the Better Together campaign questioned the First Minister's tactics after he insisted in a speech on the Isle of Man that a separate Scotland could …

Donor John Mills’s gift to Labour avoided tax bill of £1.5m

The Labour Party has helped its biggest financial backer avoid tax worth up to £1.5 million on its largest donation so far this year.<p>John Mills gave the party shares in his shopping channel company, JML, valued at £1.65 million in January. In an interview with The Telegraph, Mr Mills said that the …

How to dress: cool summer pastels - video

We expect hot, sultry weather in July and August, but when we get it, it rarely lasts. What does your summer wardrobe look like in the wet, chilly …

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'I've worked with few who are so hands on'

The public image of Miuccia Prada is of someone quite austere and cold. So what surprised me most when I first met and worked with her was that she …

Counting the cost

OUR correspondents discuss Russia's troubled preparations for next year's winter Olympics in Sochi<p>Latest stories<p>Trade talks expose a chasm between …

Facebook gaffes are to follow YouTube videos in being turned into a TV show by Channel 4. No doubt social media will play a big part in marketing the show – but will it get the thumbs up from viewers? More on Media Monkey: http://t.gu.com/n2Ocx

Corgi Nation: Hundreds of cute corgis throw beach party in California

<b>Here’s what happened when hundreds of super cute corgis got together for a beach party in California.</b><p>More than 300 of the Queen’s favourite breed of …

The World's End: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright on their apocalypse comedy

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Campbell wins on pro debut as Brook beats Jones

Luke Campbell was too strong for Andy Harris © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p><b>Luke Campbell</b>'s professional boxing debut lasted just one minute and 28 seconds …

Couple ‘trapped’ in one-bed flat with six children

A couple and their six children are living in a cramped one-bedroom flat.<p>Unemployed Maggie Flisher and husband Gavin said they have asked to be …

Death valley ultramarathon – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/jul/17/death-valley-ultramarathon-in-pictures<p>720<p>Lucy Nicholson, senior staff photographer for …