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  Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Mazda RX-7
The handling and acceleration of the car were noted to be of a high calibre for its day.
The FC RX-7 was Motor Trend's Import Car of the Year for 1986, and the Turbo was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for a second time in 1987.
The car finished 11th on its debut at the RAC Rally in Wales in 1981.
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 cars - Chrysler PT Cruiser
It is a front wheel drive 5-passenger vehicle, classified as a truck by the EPA for CAFE fuel economy calculations but as a car by most other metrics.
The PT Cruiser was on Car and Driver's Ten Best list for 2001 and won the North American Car of the Year award that year.
The PT Cruiser was meant to be a Plymouth, before Chrysler's acquisition by Daimler-Benz AG of Stuttgart.
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 Car and Driver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Car and Driver is an American automotive enthusiast magazine.
Car and Driver and Road and Track are sister publications at Hachette and have for many years shared the same advertising, sales, marketing, and circulation departments.
Car and Driver Television is the television counterpart that formerly aired on Spike TV's Powerblock weekend lineup.
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 Used Sports Cars: Used Sports Car Review
Sports cars aren't generally purchased for their practicality, but they should still be comfortable enough for long drives and have adequate luggage space for weekend trips.
According to Car and Driver, "The only other domestic-built sports car to put up similar qualifications is the $143,345 Ford GT, which hits 60 in 3.3 seconds and the quarter in 11.6 at 128.
Car and Driver is usually the best overall source of comparative automotive information because it regularly performs comprehensive side-by-side comparison tests.
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 Comparison tests and "best pick" lists:
What are they good for? -- a think piece on the auto industry, its products, ...
Car and Driver includes styling (something CR never comments on or evaluates), posts separate scores for objective test results and subjective evaluations of steering and brake feel, and further includes a "gotta-have-it factor" and "fun to drive" score.
Finding the best car for your needs and wants is. And if you truly want to find this car, you simply cannot have someone else do the work for you.
Whichever vehicle you like the best, assuming its safety and reliability ratings are acceptable, is for all intents and purposes the best car.
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 Cartype : Datsun 240z logo
The reason the 240Z car was so great was because it capitalized on all these criteria and perfected the concept of a low-cost, reliable, sports car.
Yutaka Katayama is considered the 'Father of the Z Car' and is responsible for the design and creation of this legendary vehicle.
Back-to-basics is the name of the game when it comes to sports cars, and for Nissan, it means a return to a more performance orientation during the development of the next generation Z-car.
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The FC RX-7 was Motor Trend's Import Car of the Year for 1986, and the Turbo II was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for a second time in 1987.
The car was sold in 1992 and 1993 as model year 1993 in the USA in its 255 hp (190.2 kW) form; in 1994 the R1 was replaced by the R2 with revised suspension for more compliant off-track ride yet still retaining the R1's handling characteristics.
As we all claim to be car buffs and aficionados, I wanted to inform and shed some light on the misconceptions that plagues one of the most unique, reliable and underrated engines in the industry.
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 CNN.com - Best cars for teen drivers - Jun 9, 2006
A bigger car can offer greater protection in a collision, but it can also mean a greater likelihood of getting into a collision in the first place.
Big SUVs, in particular, should be avoided for younger drivers because their added ride height only increases all the problems of a large car.
Among Consumer Reports' recommended cars for teen drivers are the Honda Civic, Ford Focus and Mazda3, all of which are engaging, quick, and enjoyable to drive.
www.cnn.com /2006/AUTOS/carreviews/06/08/cr_best_teen_cars/index.html   (581 words)

 Family Sedans: Reviews, Best Family Sedans, Family Cars
Car and Driver is the most thorough reviewer we found for family cars.
Cars are tested on everything from drive quality to fuel economy to cargo space.
We also cover hybrid cars in a separate report; if you are looking for a family sedan, you'll want to read about hybrid versions of the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima, along with the Toyota Prius hybrid.
www.consumersearch.com /www/automotive/family-sedans/index.html   (1393 words)

 Car & Driver Magazine
Car and Driver is ranked number one in paid circulation among automotive magazines.
The "Car and Driver Radio" program can be heard over more than 100 markets across the country on the Radio America Network as well as on the Sirius and XM satellite networks.
Car and Driver bestows the John Lingenfelter Memorial Trophy each year at their Supercar Challenge.
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 Z Cars ~ Z History
Car and Driver names the 300ZX Turbo "One of the Ten Best Cars".
For the fourth straight year, the 300ZX Turbo is named a Car and Driver "Ten Best", and one of Automobile Magazine's "All-Stars".
And for the fifth straight year, the 300ZX Turbo is named to the "Ten Best" and "All Stars" lists by Car and Driver and Automobile Magazine, respectively.
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 Z Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The engine displacement of the 1974 model is increased to 2.6 liters, and the car is renamed the 260-Z. Due to stricter emissions requirements, horsepower is down to 139.
Toward the end of the 1980s, the overall sports car market faces a downturn due to a significant increase in consumer demand for multi-purpose vehicles such as minivans and sport utilities.
For the fourth straight year, the 300-ZX Turbo is named a Car and Driver "Ten Best", and one of Automobile Magazine's "All-Stars".
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 cars - Car and Driver Ten Best
Car and Driver magazine nominates an annual list of Ten Best cars and Five Best trucks.
The Diamond-Star cars were a similar problem, double-dipping "points" for both Mitsubishi, Plymouth, and Eagle.
For 2001, Car and Driver created a separate "Five Best Trucks" award with a single winner in each of five categories.
www.carluvers.com /cars/Car_and_Driver_Ten_Best   (387 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on 1995 Acura Integra at Epinions.com
A disturbingly dedicated Car and Driver reader from age 13, and a Matchbox and Hotwheels connoisseur since long before then, I was the type of kid who from birth, could tell you what car I would buy if I could drive legally and had X dollars to burn.
In a powerful rear-drive car, you may ultimately be able to turn quicker, but overcooking a corner risks spinning like a dreidel as the rear wheels get lighter and come up front for a visit.
The other driver had to be pried from her ruined Dodge with the "Jaws of Life" and was taken to the hospital, although she never lost consciousness and the paramedics seemed to think she would be fine.
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 Car and Driver's 10Best - MSN Autos
Each car was judged based on value, how well it performed in its respective category, and whether it exhibited standout qualities such as striking looks or a powerful engine.
Ford's Mustang GT remains a hot commodity and was named Best Muscle Car once again, while the sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette is still Car and Driver's Best Performance Car.
Car and Driver only includes new or significantly updated models in its 10Best competition, although the previous year's winners are automatically entered into the current competition.
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All cars appearing in the 90s and were generally regarded as masterpieces, or having sounded innovations, or being trend setters, are included in the lists.
It should be noted that 1999 is exempted from the definition of the "decade" because many cars launched during the year are not yet thoroughly tested or evaluated by car journalists, such as the Audi A2 and BMW Z8, which have just been shown in motor show.
The F1 follows race car’s theory to be as light as possible and as powerful as possible.
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 Mercedes-Benz SLKClass Special Edition (2002)
The name was chosen to reflect the company's intentions for the car - that it be Sportlich (sporty), Leicht (light), and Kompakt (compact).
The R170-platform the SLK 230 Kompressor was introduced in 1997 for model year 1998 to compete with the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z3.
The SLK was on Car and Driver's Ten Best list for 1997.
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 Car of the Year - WOI Encyclopedia Italia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Car of the Year is a phrase usually considered to have been invented by Motor Trend magazine in the 1950s for their annual award for best automobile.
It also refers to an award given yearly to the new automobile selected best by a jury of journalists for motor magazines in Europe.
Although other similar awards exist in other parts of the world like Australia from the Australian automobile magazine Wheels and the AJAC in Canada, these two are the major ones that use the phrase, which is sometimes abbreviated COTY.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Car_of_the_Year   (132 words)

 Used Cars At CarMax - Mercury Marauder
Drivers who expect the Marauder to smoke its tires at every stop sign will be disappointed.
The only thing marring our attempt at playing Rapid Roy That Stock Car Boy were the seats, which simply lacked the lateral support to counter the lateral force the Marauder can develop, and an imprecise shifter that hobbled attempts to shift the car manually in the infield.
Of course, those cars aren't directly comparable to the Marauder, which is the only car of its kind on the market today.
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 Car And Driver Ten Best Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Former Formula 1 and occasional Champ Car driver Antonio Pizzonia continued to perform strongly in his return to the GP2 Series, comfortably pacing the first day of testing at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in Spain.
Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship series director Alan Gow has confirmed that he will remain in charge of the series for at least the next four seasons.
If you have a teen driver and they go to school over 100 miles away without a car then you should be able to get a discount.
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 Z-Car Historical Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An all-new, second generation Z car is developed, debutting as the 280ZX.
Toward the end of the 1980's, the overall sports car market faces a downturn due to a significant increase in consumer demand for multi-purpose vehicles such as minivans and sports utilities.
For the third straight year, Car and Driver names the 300ZX Twin Turbo one of its "Ten Best," and Automobile Magazine names it to its "All-Stars" list.
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 2000 Ford Contour SE Comments - Carsurvey.org
This car is one of the best cars I. Have own in my life.
I doubt this person works for Ford, but instead likes their car, which is fine by me. I personally only like the Contour SVT, but that is because I love fast cars.
As for the Contour being one of the worst cars Ford has made, I really doubt that I can think of several vehicles that Ford made that were much worse - ever heard of a Pinto, Taurus, Tempo Aerostar, Windstar/Freestar or Granada.
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 CarSPIN - Auto Commentary:  Movin' On Up - The 2006 Hyundai Sonata
The cars were of course improvements over the Excel, but greatly lacking in terms of performance, comfort, and reliability.
The car was no class-leader, but Consumer Reports called it “rough around the edges,” a definite advantage over its predecessor, which could be described no more kindly than “rough from edge to edge” (a description far kinder than CR’s “woeful”).
Attempts to introduce premium cars were not hugely successful, bringing out the good-but-not-great Hyundai XG in 2001 and the higher-end but questionably styled Amanti through the Kia brand that it had acquired for reasons that have yet to pan out; though different brand identities are possible, its products have not reflected any such decision.
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 My 2003 Nissan 350Z
Named Motor Trend’s “Import Car of the Year” for 1979, the 280-ZX sets the all-time sales record for the Z line with 86,007 units sold.
Car and Driver names the 300-ZX Turbo “One of the Ten Best Cars”.
And for the fifth straight year, the 300-ZX Turbo is named to the “Ten Best” and “All Stars” lists by Car and Driver and Automobile Magazine, respectively.
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 Atlanta New Car Buyers Guide and Car news
Chevrolet is the volume brand at General Motors and the passenger cars grouped behind Chevy's bow-tie badge consist of a varied collection with multiple bestsellers ranging from economical commuter cars to refined family sedans and a sporty coupe, plus America's sports car, Corvette.
Cavalier, the compact-class economy car from Chevrolet, returns in two-door coupe and four-door sedan variations sporting new exterior styling with fresh fascia and new headlamps and taillamps.
IMPALA: Chevrolet's popular Impala sedan with a mid-size structure but full-size cabin stocking seats for all in the family, ranks among the top ten best-selling passenger cars in America and it's also the bestseller at Chevrolet.
www.ajccars.com /content/2003carguide/brand_chevrolet.html   (965 words)

 New York City Car Rental and the Dodge Caravan
A rear sliding door was added to the driver's side, (the first of its kind) along with better visibility, and a quiet car-like feel.
One of the slickest details on the Dodge Grand Caravan is found on the rear sliding doors; these doors are equipped with hidden tracks found beneath the bottom edge of the rear side windows.
The Chrysler Dodge Caravan New York City car rental is a safe and stylish vehicle, that will be perfect for your next trip to the Big Apple.
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 CarsIncorporated.com a used auto dealer in Northern Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Car And Driver calls the interior warm and inviting * Consumer Guide reports Focus boasts prominent air ducts and a clever theft deterrent system for the audio system *
Car And Driver calls the Bonneville a solid, roadworthy sedan * Named a Best Buy by Consumer Guide Car & Truck Test 1998 * Named a Consumer Guide Recommended Buy for 2000 * Nominated for Motor Trend 2000 Car of the Year *
Car And Driver reports the Camry ranked first in its class by Car And Driver * Motor Trend reports the Camry is well-behaved even on rough and curvy roads *
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 1998 Dodge Intrepid Named One of Car and Driver's 'Ten Best'
The competition, which is open to cars, pickup trucks, minivans and sport utility vehicles, is designed to identify a wide range of vehicles that have the greatest appeal to the public.
In the magazine's review of Intrepid, Car and Driver's Editor-in-Chief Csaba Csere wrote, "When Intrepid ESX materialized as a concept car at the 1996 Detroit auto show, we certainly didn't expect that anything remotely resembling such a radical design would make it into production.
Coupled with sharp steering and responsive handling, the Intrepid is the large family sedan of choice for the enthusiast driver." "Out of 56 nominees, we are thrilled that Car and Driver has selected the Dodge Intrepid as one of its Ten Best," said Ray Fisher, General Manager of the Dodge Division.
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