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2017 Cadillac CTS-V vs. 2017 BMW M5 Head to Heads & Advice 

Head to Head: 2017 Cadillac CTS-V vs. 2017 BMW M5

For years, BMW’s M5 was the unquestioned king of the full-size sports sedans — and for good reason. While the 5 Series it’s based on has always been a capable performer, the wizards at the company’s M division massively upped the ante with the M5. It’s the vehicular equivalent of an executive vice president who’s as comfortable in a cage fight as they are in the boardroom. But even kings don’t live forever, as Cadillac well knows. Once known as the pinnacle of luxury, the brand floundered during the malaise…

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Don’t Make These Automatic Transmission Mistakes

At the risk of stating the obvious, driving an automatic isn’t nearly as involved as driving a stick. After all, once you shift into drive, the gearbox essentially does all the work. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some automatic transmission mistakes you should avoid. Fortunately, Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained has made a helpful video designed to dispel some myths and break down some common ways drivers subject their transmissions to unneeded stress. Today, many drivers are concerned about wringing every bit of economy out of their cars, and…

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2017 Lexus GS F vs. 2017 BMW M3 Head to Heads & Advice 

Head to Head: 2017 Lexus GS F vs. 2017 BMW M3

OK, if we’re going to be looking at the 2017 Lexus GS F and the 2017 BMW M3? We should probably make something clear from the get-go. Because while the BMW M3 has a long and storied history in the enthusiast community, today’s version isn’t exactly the M3 of yore. That’s due to the fact that all current M3s now have four doors, instead of the two which defined the Bavarian bruiser for — at least most — of its lifespan. If you’re looking for the two-door version? That’s called the M4, for a…

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ford focus rs white hot Head to Heads & Advice 

Why the Ford Focus RS is White Hot & Viral

Ah, Ford Focus RS. Star of track and road. Legions are in love with this performance hatchback. So why’s it so viral? Maybe it’s your outstanding 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of turbocharged torque from what some would call a modest 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine, beating out some serious V6 and V8 powerhouses. Maybe it’s your four driving modes: Normal, Sport, Track, Drift. In Drift mode, you can drift through turns at the track as a result of the AWD system delivering more torque to the rear axle. Or maybe its…

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Head to Head: 2017 Subaru Impreza vs. 2017 Honda Civic

In yet another arena of the automotive market, Subaru and Honda go head-to-head. With the Subaru Crosstrek and the Honda HR-V lining themselves up against one another so closely, it’s not too surprising that a second pair of similar vehicles are now facing off to see who comes out on top. The Impreza and the Civic pair off in a number of ways, including in that they each come with more impressive and sports-driven versions of themselves. For our purposes, we’ll take a look at the standard sedan models of these…

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