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FOR THE FULL LIST: www.edmunds.com It's the time of year to think about those on your holiday gift list, and if you have a car fanatic or two among the family and friends you're shopping for, we've got you covered. Given the state of the economy, you're probably pulling back a bit on holiday spending like most people, so we kept gift prices under $30. Whether it's an off-the-wall stocking stuffer or something more practical to put under the tree, one of these 14 items will likely put a smile ...
BMW E46 M3's 75.979 second run at California Sports Car Club's annual SoCal Solo2 Ladies Autocross School at California Speedway in Fontana, California. Read more blog entries about the car on InsideLine's long-term road tests blog. blogs.edmunds.com Tires: Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07 (Front: 225/45R18, Rear: 245/40R18) Brakes: Stoptech Front BBK Axxis Ultimate front brake pads MOTUL RBF 600 high temp brake fluid Stainless steel brake lines Stock rear brakes ... 2002 BMW E46 M3 Edmunds.com ...
FOR FULL ARTICLE: www.edmunds.com Brute force, a quality we can't help but assign to any car generating 638 horsepower, is by definition anything but subtle. Yet the 2009 Chevy Corvette ZR1 manages at once to be both brutally quick and remarkably mild-mannered. Its quarter-mile acceleration is quicker than any production car we've ever tested, its chassis is benign but highly capable and its carbon-ceramic brakes are mind-bending in their effectiveness. This new Vette offers an unlikely ...
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http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=126926?tid=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* My legs feel somewhat like they did the first time I took Percocet. This is to say they feel like two 32-inch-long rubber bands — sweaty ones. My head inside the helmet feels thick and swollen like an overinflated football. And it's taking me so long to unfasten my helmet strap that I surely must be wearing winter gloves. I expected to be able to casually whip the helmet off between the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V that's just discombobulated my combobutates and the group of GM execs standing about 30 feet away. Awkwardly, I arrive still fumbling, sweating and disoriented. So much for the cool nonchalance I've been striving so hard to cultivate for these many years. Oh, also I'm nauseated. This is what happens once you've spent a couple laps in the passenger seat of the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V while being hurled around the test track at GM's proving ground in Milford, Michigan.
http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/howto/articles/125932/article.html?tid=edmunds.h..topfeatures.rightcarvideo.0.* How To Find the Right Car for You Video A Two-Part Video on Finding and Buying a Car How do you find the right car that will suit your needs for years to come? This two-part video breaks the process into simple steps from the research stage to the test-drive. Make a smart, safe, affordable choice by watching, "Choosing the Right Car for You." After watching this video, for more information read "10 Steps to Finding the Right Car For You." Or, following these links for buying and leasing advice.
http://www.edmunds.com/apps/vdpcontainers/do/vdp/articleId=126610/pageNumber=1?flushCache=true As so many Hollywood blockbusters have proven, if something works once, why not try it again? Last year, we decided to try something completely different by inviting six regular consumers to do a comparison test of three popular midsize sedans — without the sponsorship of a specific manufacturer. They poked and prodded each car using the same criteria Edmunds editors use when evaluating a vehicle. The result was an enlightening experience for the consumers involved, the Edmunds.com editors and, judging by feedback, the readers at home. For the sequel, we rounded up three economy sedans: the two best-selling models (Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic) and the one we consider to be the best (Mazda 3). We also invited a fourth dark-horse contender to the party, but the Mitsubishi Lancer that showed up featured a fancy stereo, a sunroof and a $3,000-higher price tag. It was disqualified before the test started for being too far out of the price range. As such, the remaining three contenders were priced within $479 of each other, giving our testers the chance to see how much equipment each brand provides for basically the same amount of dough. Each car was also right off the boat (or train), with miles in the low hundreds or less. In other words, nothing was given an undue advantage. Here's a rundown of the cars.
Read about the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI at Edmunds' Inside Line. http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/ViewModelDetail/make=Subaru/model=Impreza. Look no further than the hood scoops on the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI and 2007 Ford Shelby GT to find the fundamental difference in their personalities. It's here that both cars' sense of purpose and ability is displayed prominently and publicly as a statement of their true character.
Read about the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI at Edmunds' Inside Line. http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/ViewModelDetail/make=Subaru/model=Impreza. We know you. If someone tossed you the keys to a spanking-new 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI for the weekend, you'd make a beeline for the nearest winding road leading into the mountains. So would we. But would you also bring along your wife, two kids and mother-in-law, all prone to carsickness? Not if you could avoid it. But we couldn't. Such is married life. Besides, Mom was the one with keys to the cabin.
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=125459 The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is a muscle car, right? An American muscle car. So naturally, the first thing I want to do when I jump behind the wheel is a big American smoky burnout.
http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/howto/articles/125093/article.html Underinflated tires might cause an accident that could kill you. Need another reason for inflating your tires? Underinflated tires increase tire wear, which could burn through a set of $400 tires a year early. Need another reason? Underinflated tires waste gas. How much gas? The Department of Transportation estimates that 5 million gallons of fuel per day are wasted due to low tire pressure. That's more than 2 billion gallons per year, just because people don't take the time to inflate their tires properly. OK, OK, you get the point. Inflating your tires to the specified pressure is important. So make it a habit to check and refill your tires once a month. And remember, you can't tell if a tire is underinflated just by looking at it. If it actually looks underinflated, it is way underinflated.
http://www.edmunds.com/advice/womenfamilies/articles/104581/article.html It's as much a rite of passage as childbirth itself — the dreaded car seat installation. Fraught with anxiety about "doing it wrong," millions of new parents nevertheless fight it out in a sweaty, grunt-inducing battle with the infant car seat, a hunk of white plastic that somehow holds the power of life or death over their fragile newborn. Upon the birth of their first child, even normally laid-back people have been known to worry about car seats with type A obsessiveness. Chances are that they're getting it wrong anyway. Amazingly, research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that as many as 80 percent of all car seats are improperly installed and used. Eighty percent. It's a significant factor in why automobile accidents are the number-one killer of children under 14. The great difficultly in installing car seats has always been the almost limitless variety in the way that both car seats and vehicle seats are made. Getting a good fit between car seat and vehicle seat is more difficult than manufacturers on either side of the equation would care to admit. Vehicle seatbelts might have automatic locking retractors (ALR), emergency locking retractors (ELR) or ones that switch between the two. Seat cushions can be flat or rounded, wide or narrow. Most newer cars' middle seats have shoulder belts, some older ones don't, but all models post 2008 will. Add to this the wide array of child safety seat dimensions and configurations, and you've got literally thousands of combinations to contend with. To assist the consumer and simplify installation, the federal government set a standard: New car seats and most vehicles made after September 2002 must feature LATCH, or Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. LATCH attachments come in rigid (a metal piece that snaps over the anchor — found on Britax-brand car seats) and flexible (a hook that clips over the anchor). (See our article, "Sitting Tight: A Car Seat Overview.") If both your child seat and your car are equipped with LATCH, there's no need to use the seatbelts to install the seat. But LATCH created its own set of problems, and not all LATCH seats will fit into all cars. NHTSA responded again by rating car seats for ease of use. As publicity grows about the necessity of properly installed car seats, the situation is slowly getting better. There are now hundreds of safety seat inspection stations where you can have your installation checked by a certified child passenger safety technician who has passed NHTSA's 32-hour course. Most Web sites that talk about car seat installation are extremely general. This makes sense in light of the innumerable issues that arise. We'd like to go one step further, though, and point out some of the lesser-known tricks and traps. We're only going to cover a rear-facing infant-only seat and a forward-facing toddler seat, because those are two very common needs. Although we can't cover every "what if," we hope you'll come away more prepared, so that installing your car seat isn't such a struggle. You can also check out our video, "How to Install a Car Seat," to actually see how it's done.
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http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/autoshows/geneva/2008/index.html As the first international auto show of the year, the 2008 Geneva Auto Show is guaranteed to feature plenty of notable world debuts. And it's not just the latest from BMW and Mercedes either, as the Geneva auto show is known for its showcase of international designers who bring their latest concept cars to gauge public reaction. The legendary Pininfarina design house will unveil its Sintesi concept, a car it says combines "sportiness and functionality." On the manufacturer side, we'll see the world debuts of the 2008 BMW M3 Convertible and Ford Fiesta world car. The refreshed Mercedes-Benz SL will also make its world debut, along with the Rolls-Royce Phantom coupe. A new Mitsubishi Prototype S concept is also expected, as well as the 2009 Volvo XC60.
www.edmunds.com If the name Ford Fiesta means little to you, that's probably a good thing. When it was sold in the US from 1978-'80, the Fiesta's most memorable feature was a very international-looking badge made of flags. The rest of the car was an utterly forgettable economy hatchback. The nameplate lived on in Europe, though, mostly on tiny hatchbacks considered far too small for American tastes. ... CAr Auto Driving 2008 Geneva Show Video Ford Fiesta Edmunds' Inside Line ...
www.edmunds.com Cars like the new 2008 Pontiac G8 GT and 2008 Dodge Charger R/T were once supposed to be every American's birthright. Brawny, V8-powered, relatively affordable rear-drive cruisers that can blow through a couple of big Western states in an afternoon at 90 mph — their drivers staring at the horizon through Ray-Bans, steering with one hand and smoking a Pall Mall with the other. ... Car Cars Auto Driving 2008 Dodge Charger R/T Pontiac G8 GT Edmunds' Inside Line ...
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http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FirstDrives/articleId=124588 With a CD changer, onboard hard drive, dedicated iPod adapter and auxiliary and USB jacks at their disposal, Dodge representatives could have loaded whatever music they wanted into our seven-passenger 2009 Dodge Journey. We listened for "Faithfully," but Prince was cued up.
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=124046 Over the last 40 years, Toyota has sold more than 30 million examples of the Corolla in 142 countries, earning this automobile the title of the world's best-selling passenger car on the planet. Even with the introduction of the entry-level Toyota Yaris and the youth-oriented Scion models, Toyota still managed to sell a record-breaking 390,000 Corollas in 2006 and is on track to match that number this year.
www.edmunds.com The new 2009 Audi A4 makes it's North American debut at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. ... Car Driving 2009 Audi A4 2008 Detroit Auto Show Edmunds' Inside Line
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Followup/articleId=124092 "Did you hear it?" That's what everyone who drove the 2008 Audi RS4 Cabriolet came back and said. They'd start talking about the 420-horsepower 4.2-liter V8 and say, "Did you hear it?" Start the V8 and fly through the six gears with the greatest of ease. The mechanical music is pure bliss. If Beethoven composed a car, this is what it would sound like. Not simply loud and boisterous like an American V8, but instead pure and very powerful, with a German timbre.
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http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=124017 We know you want the numbers and we're not going to waste your time. Neither is Nissan. Its 2009 GT-R hits 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, quicker than the last Dodge Viper, Corvette Z06 and Porsche 911 Turbo we tested. Keep your foot pinned, and after another tap on the upshift paddle it will clear the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at more than 120 mph.
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During a day in the 2008 Toyota Sequoia, we end up visiting every small town within 100 miles of Raleigh, North Carolina. We're shooting a video of Toyota's redesigned full-size SUV as it motors along in suburban America. But it's easier said than done on roads dotted with housing subdivisions, school buses and even logging trucks. Check out the full Edmunds' Inside Line article: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FirstDrives/articleId=123421
The high-pitched whine as the 2009 Honda FCX Clarity's "engine" spools up is a sound as futuristic as any to be heard aboard the Millennium Falcon. Except the Star Wars ship is all fiction and movie magic. The FCX Clarity is all fact. The future — green, fuel-efficient and petroleum-free — is here. Check out the full Edmunds' Inside Line article: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FirstDrives/articleId=123662?tid=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.*
Back when the wildly popular Nissan Murano debuted in 2002 as a 2003 model, its greatest innovation was obvious: This crossover SUV didn't bother looking like a truck. So, since messing with success is often foolhardy, the nearly all-new 2009 Nissan Murano on display at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show looks a lot like its predecessor Check out full Edmunds' Inside Line article at: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/autoshows/losangeles/20075/2009nissanmurano.html
Ford doesn't build Mustangs to fly. That was true back in 1968 when Steve McQueen sent a GT 390 soaring over the hills of San Francisco in Bullitt. And it's true of the new 315-horsepower 2008 Mustang Bullitt. We jumped it anyway. Not because we wanted to, but because we had to. It's a Mustang Bullitt, and that means it's gotta fly. Check out the article on Edmunds' Inside Line: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Followup/articleId=123327
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For Full Article: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=121869 The modern-day Mini Clubman has found its way from concept to production reality less than two years after it first made headlines at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. Although called "Traveller" at Frankfurt, BMW has decided the Clubman moniker is a better fit for the new car. The 2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman partakes of the third in what insiders hint could eventually be a whole range of differing body styles for the Mini, as BMW seeks to build the brand into a complete lineup of models to carry the British carmaker's sales into the next decade.
For Full Article: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/AutoshowArticles/articleId=122531 With the new 2008 BMW 135i, the German company explicitly promises a return to its compact sport sedan roots. This rear-drive two-door — in 230-horsepower 128i and 300-hp 135i form — "will reinvent the niche that the legendary BMW 2002 created," says the company. Meanwhile, it also frees up the 2002's lineal descendant, the current 3 Series, to move even further upmarket and grow even larger.