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Never Do These Five Things in a Stick Shift Head to Heads & Advice 

Never, Ever, Do These Five Things in a Stick Shift

It wasn’t too many years ago that the stick shift was king. If you wanted to drive the coolest cars on the planet — or even get the most of of your college-era beater — you had to know how to use a gear stick and that mysterious third pedal. Today, of course, dual-clutch transmissions have replaced them in the highest level exotics. It’s been well over a decade since Ferrari released its last model to feature its lovely gated shift, and fellow Italians Lamborghini phased them out just over five…

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Head to Head: 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 vs. 2017 BMW M5

The luxury sports sedan segment is heating up and it’s getting hotter than ever. The 2017 BMW M5 was recently upgraded and Mercedes-AMG has unveiled an all-new E43. At this point, you may be wondering, what is an E43? Well, Mercedes-Benz’s Mercedes-AMG brand will offer a couple of high-performance E-Class models and the first one out of the gate will be the E43. The Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S will follow shortly. With that in mind, we decided to see how Mercedes-AMG’s “entry-level” E43 sedan stacks up against the legendary…

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Best Car Maintenance Advice from the Experts: Keep Your Car Longer

The Internet rounded up a panel of esteemed automotive professionals who had the best car maintenance advice from the experts on the topic of how to keep your car longer, and they are as follows: Question: How do I make my car last forever? Answer: Well, technology hasn’t quite built an immortal car just yet, but, you can do any of the following to help make it last as long as realistically possible: Practice good maintenance, like the Basic Three: Watch coolant levels, tire pressure, and oil levels, always. In…

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How Hardcore is the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor?

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is hardcore enough to soar from 0-60 in 5.1 seconds. She’s also lost weight with her sturdy yet lighter aluminum construction; she’s now less 404 pounds to a leaner, meaner 5,696 pounds. What’s more, Ford has gone ahead and replaced the 6.2L V-8 that powered the last generation of Raptors with a 3.5L twin-turbo V-6, with direct and port injection, generating 450-hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. What’s not to love? There’s a lot more, it turns out. Another crowd-pleasing feature of the hardcore 2017…

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Head to Head: 2017 Ford Focus RS vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf R Head to Heads & Advice 

Head to Head: 2017 Ford Focus RS vs. 2017 Volkswagen Golf R

Two heavy contenders in the performance hatchback class are the Ford Focus RS and the Volkswagen Golf R, both drawing an impressive base of superfans, with good reason. The spirited Ford Focus RS hatchback finally made its way over to American shores this year, to the delight of rally race enthusiasts and diehard fans. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf R with DCC and Navigation is another track-inspired hellion on wheels delighting VW drivers across the globe, its platform built off what some would say are the best qualities of the GTI and…

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