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Its drum-tight chassis allows precise suspension and steering-system tuning — and contributes to outstanding safety results. The 3 aces all crash tests and available technology includes Smart City Brake Support, which can bring the car to a stop at low speeds if the driver fails to react to an imminent collision. (Mazda)

Mazda3: Small package, big fun

Buyers today face a raft of good looking, economical and well-equipped compacts, whose starting prices fall well below $20,000. Only a handful can make the morning commute rewarding. That’s the nut Mazda cracks with the 2015 Mazda3 ($17,765, including transportation). Even the entry-level 3, with...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 16, 2014

FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2014


Lexus RC F: F stands for fast

Halfway through my fourth of fifth fourth lap — almost time enough to sort out the braking points and apexes — I realized was driving a Lexus like I had never before driven a Lexus. Or ever expected to. Tires squealed. Brakes stank. Ponies —...

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MONDAY, NOV. 11, 2013


CTS: Caddy alive!

Now that it has picked a fight with BMW, Cadillac has to put up or shut up. As a taxpaying GM shareholder, I’m pleased to report it’s putting up. Cadillac recently debuted the third-generation of its CTS midsize luxury sport sedan. It debuted in 2002...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 20, 2013


Acura TL: Out of the shadows

Obscured in the shadows cast by showier models, Acura’s midsize TL doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Call it a very good outlier in the near-luxury sport-sedan segment, where BMW’s 3 Series rules. Two things set the TL apart from its rivals -- its front-wheel-drive...

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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

Lexus CT 200h F Sport

Wearing the F Sport badge while rocking the same powertrain as a Prius gives the Lexus CT 200h a mixed bag of credentials to say the least. The concept of a “performance hybrid” is still regarded as more of an oxymoron than anything else, and...

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