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Driven: 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4X4

We never turn down the opportunity to drive a Jeep Wrangler.  Despite being a poor choice for a daily commuter, it’s one of our all-time-favorite rides. Why do we love it so much? It’s awesome at going off-road. We took one for a spin to see what’s new for 2013 and also drove down one of New Hampshire’s many non-maintained Class 6 roads. Let’s go for a ride.

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Driven: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition

Hot Wheels cars have been a staple of growing up for decades.  At an early age, many automotive enthusiasts have been shaped through which models of the toy cars they played with. The very first of the original 16 castings of Hot Wheels cars released in 1968 was a dark blue Camaro.  Needless to say, there are a lot of Camaro fanatics who also love Hot Wheels cars.  For 2013, Chevrolet is producing a special edition Camaro that looks a lot like the original toy; wheels, paint, flames, and massive Hot Wheels logos included.

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Driven: 2013 Ford Flex SEL AWD

If you scanned Ford’s once famous – some would say infamous – Country Squire Wagon into a time machine to star in the next futuristic Jetsons-like movie, would it spit out the current edition of the Ford Flex?

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Driven: Toyota Prius c

Let’s face it, if you buy a Ferrari you can’t complain that its only gets 5 mpg while you accelerate to 100 mph in a matter of seconds. Conversely, if you buy a Prius you can’t complain that it’s slow while getting 60 mpg. If you buy a Prius and complain that it isn’t fast than you are what we like to call someone who wants their cake and to eat it too. No, you’ll never bring home a new 50 inch plasma TV inside it (unless you strap it to the top).  Yes, you will get insanely good gas mileage and parallel parking  will be a breeze.

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First Drive: Thrashing the 2013 Genesis Coupe

Technically, the 2013 Genesis Coupe is a mid-cycle refresh. For any other manufacturer that would mean no change in powertrain, a few new colors, and probably a price increase. The 2013 Nissan 370Z is a perfect example. Not content with the status-quo, Hyundai decided to go another route. They fixed everything that was wrong, re-vamped the exterior, designed a new interior,  and poured on a lot more horsepower. Did it work? We took the ’13 Coupe out for a day long beating on the track and have the answer.

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Driven: 2013 Lexus GS 350 AWD

Lets face it. Aside from the practically unobtainable LF-A, things have been pretty boring product-wise at Lexus for a few years.  Sure, there’s been plenty of new hybrids and the occasional sport utility but that’s the problem.  The brand is at a point where, frankly, it needs a little excitement. Que the 2013 GS.  Judging a book by its cover, this will do quite nicely.  We spent three days behind the wheel, so lets take a deeper look  at what the GS has to offer.

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