2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club: An enduring model, merging fun and reliability

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata ClubIt’s spring, and a young man’s fancy turns to … the rich array of sporty, open-air roadsters, just waiting for someone to come along and set them free  from the showroom. Of course! One of the most popular and enduring members of this fraternity is the Mazda MX-5 ...

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2013 Hyundai Azera: Good full-size sedan, but pricing is off mark

2013 Hyundai Azera

2013 Hyundai AzeraWe gave Hyundai’s Azera a ringing endorsement after it debuted for the 2006 model year, and it remains a highly likable full-sized sedan in 2013. True, it’s significantly more expensive, and it’s a bit of a third wheel wedged between the popular Sonata and acclaimed Genesis ...

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK: Smooth and quiet; crisp handling

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLKWhere it matters most – ride, performance, handling and safety – Mercedes-Benz’ compact crossover SUV, the GLK, borders on the sublime. While the larger BMW X3 remains our luxury compact crossover of choice, the GLK is a worthy contender for the title. But it has more than ...

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2013 Toyota Corolla S: Bland apparently sells well

2013 Toyota Corolla S

2013 Toyota Corolla SThe Toyota Corolla is the automotive equivalent of comfort food. Safe, bland and dependable, it offers neither delight nor distress. It is the perfect car for the driver who considers humility to be the primary virtue. The Corolla’s major strengths are its peerless ...

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2013 Honda Civic EX Sedan: Forget the 2012 version!

2013- Honda Civic EX

2013- Honda Civic EXMaybe Honda designers were taken with the saga of the 1957 Studebaker Scotsman when they decided to try to make the iconic Civic available to a wider market. Or perhaps they thought the U.S. economy would revive even more slowly than it has, bolstering the market for ...

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 4WD Crew Cab LTZ: Equal to the Blizzard of 2013

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 4WD Crew Cab LTZ

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 4WD Crew Cab LTZSometimes, though not always, the weather and the test car go together like peanut butter and jelly. The second week of February was one of those times. With the Blizzard of 2013 rampaging through New England, we enjoyed the security of having a 2013 ...

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2013 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ: A capable people-mover

2013 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

Thirty years ago, automakers were striving to craft a box van that had the road manners of a conventional sedan. They succeeded extravagantly; before long, it seemed almost every family owned a minivan. Today’s challenge is different. The industry is designing crossovers and sport-utility ...

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