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Archive for the ‘Test Drive’ Category

2012 Audi S5 – Test Drive

August 24th, 2012 at 8:01am

Watch and find out what Autoline Daily correspondent Craig Cole thinks of the 2012 Audi S5.

2013 Dodge Dart – Test Drive

August 12th, 2012 at 8:01am

Dodge has a lot riding on the new Dart. This represents the first time it will have a fully competitive car in the C-segment in the North American market. Autoline Daily correspondent Seamus McElroy recently drove the new car. Watch to see what he thinks.

2012 Subaru Legacy – Test Drive

June 20th, 2012 at 7:00am

Autoline Daily correspondent Craig Cole takes a look at the 2012 Subaru Legacy. Watch and find out how he thinks the mid-size sedan stacks up against the competition.

Test Drive – Hyundai Accent

December 15th, 2011 at 11:12am


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South Korea’s latest Fluidic Sculpture contender is the Hyundai Accent, and its a good-looking car. But, is this subcompact just a pretty face? As it goes up against the likes of the Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic, it has some tough competition. We test this green monster to see if it can deliver the goods.

BMW X3 – Test Drive

December 7th, 2011 at 11:06am


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On a rainy day in the Autoline Garage we’re testing the BMW X3, a vehicle going up against the likes of the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLK and the Lexus RX. Is this crossover poised to rocket to the top of the luxury sales charts? Find out.

Test Drive – Saab 9-4X

November 29th, 2011 at 11:20am


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We’ll have to wait and see if Saab truly gets back on its feet again. It’ll take months for everything to get sorted out. But in the meantime we were able to enjoy one of the company’s latest models, though it’s possible we may never get that chance again.

Test Drive – 2011 Buick Regal Turbo

November 23rd, 2011 at 9:45am


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Buick’s new Regal is a fun-loving family sedan. With an available manual transmission and even a turbocharged engine it delivers miles — and smiles per gallon. But is it worth the price? Click play to find out.

Test Drive – MINI Countryman

November 10th, 2011 at 12:53pm


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MINI’s latest product is not staying true to the company’s name. The Countryman is huge by MINI standards! This compact crossover offers a variety of fun features including a manual transmission and a turbocharged engine, but how well does it work in the real world? Find out here.

Test Drive – BMW 550i

August 29th, 2011 at 9:01am


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Some things live on only in stories your grandpa tells you through his raspy, cigar-smoke saturated voice. Like pin-up girls on office calendars or fullsize, V-8 powered cars with manual transmissions. While one of the previous would create a “hostile work environment” today, you can still find the other if you look in the right places, and luckily this is one of those places.

Quick Spin – 2012 Hyundai Genesis

July 21st, 2011 at 10:01am


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Hyundai just introduced the latest version of its luxury sedan, the Genesis. The 2012 model has been upgraded and has more features, but find out what the BIG news on this car really is.