Car & Driver - 2009

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June
Hardware - Comparison Test Battle Of The Sixes (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT vs. 2010 Hyundia Genesis Coupe 3.8); Road Test Toyota Venza (Underneath the Venza's progressive bodywork rolls a Camry wagon on 19-inchers); Preview BMW Z4 (If the midlife crisis is inevitable, the Z4 eases the grieving); Comparison Test Conspicuous Comsumption Lite (Acura TL SH-AWD, Audi A4 2.0T Quattro, BMW 328i, Infiniti G37 Sport); Preview 2010 Volkswagen GTI (Refinement improves, but the power stands still); Specialty File Ariel Atom 3 (Small tweaks and a beserk Honda powertrain make the near-perfect Atom lighter, faster and better); Long-Term Test 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT (For the 12th time in 20 years, we discover the deep meaning of the long-run family hauler) Drive Lines - Preview 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 (Just all ate up with power); Short Take Suzuki Equator Crew Cab Sport 4WD (Badge engineering isn't so awful after all); Preview 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV (Just what the doctor ordered - a Murcielago with more or everything); Preview 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (Edging toward the S-class); Short Take Audi TTS (Finally a sports car) Features - The Return Of The Boss Wagon (How a simple engine swap transformed a Mazda 5 into a 'Mazdaspeed 5' and whether that was a good idea to begin with); Lightly Used Cars (In this series highlighting certified pre-owned car, we start with one of our favorites, a BMW 335i) Columns - As To My Bona Fides (Standing on the shoulders of giants); Who Pays For New Fuels? (Obama says: You will); Recent Deaths Of Note (Their passing apparently went unnoticed) Upfront - Which Is Cheaper: Nano Or Camel? (The camel, but its warranty sucks); A Few Words With Ratan Tata; M Is For Muscle (What lies ahead for BMW's power division?); Desperately Seeking Lease Deal (Lease-swapping websites make great sense in a troubled economy); License-Renewal Time (Imagining a recent conversation between the FIA's Max Mosley and world champion Lewis Hamilton); Backfires (Make my day, Granny; Govenor makes license plates; the car czar); Road Test Digest; Gear Box (Gift guide for Dads and Grads); This Car And Driver (He drives a hydrogen car)
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July
Comparison Tests - Introduction Four Mega Comparos (In categories ranging from frugal to fun); $20,000 Hybrids Mileage Maestros (Honda Insight EX, Toyota Prius, and, uh, Chevrolet Metro?); $30,000 Muscle Cars All-Beef Sliders (Chevrolet Camaro SS, Dodge Challenger R/T, Ford Mustang GT); $40,000 Luxury SUVs New Arrivals For Summer (Audi Q5 3.2 Quattro, BMW X3 xDrive30l, Lexus RX350, Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MARIC, Volvo T6 AWD); $50,000 Roadsters Open-Air Cures (Audi TTS, BMW Z4 sDrive35l, Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche Boxster S) Drive Lines - Preview 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 (The most sporting 911 gets more power, more handling, and more braking); Preview 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder (No tantrums); Short Take Infiniti G37 Convertible (Stalking the BMW 3-series); Preview Ford Focus RS (This superb Ford has everything but an American audience); Short Take Volkswagen Routan SE (No surprise: German engineering improves the breed); Short Take Mazda 6s Grand Touring (The brawn of a V-6 scratches an enthusiast itch) Features - So You Want To Own A Racetrack? (Small-town tracks are on the skids, but folks with dreams are not); Lightly Used Cars: Porsche 911 (Porsche's CPO program makes these iconic sports cars a little more affordable) Columns - Bourbon Fixes About Anything (One way to salvage the American dream); Cars To Be Cool By 2012 (Sunglasses for your car); And The Bears Get My Cookies (One lap of Lake of the Woods); Rick Transit Gloria (Waggoner's out, but what's in?) Upfront - Up, Up And Away (Will VW's smallest car appeal to Americans?); Donkey Show Displacement Downsizing (Where's the fuel economy gain?); Key Party! (A test of five key fobs); How To: Drive A Ford Model T; Tech Dept.: Porsche 911 GT3's Dynamic Engine Mounts (Fluid 'tightens' the grip on the drivetrain's mass); Backfores (As usual, we're No. 1: Cheat grass and strippos; Kafka surfaces); Gear Box (Five steps to making more power in our Subaru WRX); This Car And Driver (An Isetta with a meter)
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August
Driving The Future - Introduction Driving The Future (Cars are going electric. But does that mean they'll be appliances?); Preview 2011 Chevrolet Volt (GM looks into it's crystal ball, again); Preview 2011 Dodge Circuit EV (Surprisingly fun despite a hefty load of batteries); Feature Mr. Fisker's Good Karma (The greening of the automobile presents a chance to reinvent the car business); Short Take Mini E (A Mini range, too) Hardware - Comparison Test We Have Liftoff! (Ferrari California vs. Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG); Road Test 2010 Jaguar XFR (Driving a 510-hp Jag XFR on a dirt track is just wrong. So how come it feels so right?); Road Test 2010 Ford Taurus Limited (The Taurus moves upscale, if not completely back into our hearts) Drive Lines - Preview 2010 Lotus Evura (Expanding the Lotus lore); Short Take BMW X6 x Drive50i (You'll pardon the styling); Preview 2010 Lexus IS250C/IS350C (The littlest Lexus turns on the ultraviolet); Preview Ferrari 16M Scuderia Spider (Earplugs not included); Preview Artega GT (Porsche lover builds Porsche beater); Short Take 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe (Seduced again by power, beauty and comfort) Features - Unprotected Text (We investigate if sending messages on your phone while driving is more LOL than OMFG); Tire Test: The Unusual Suspects (Could any of these nine affordable summer tires have possibly knocked off the expensive Michelin PS2?); Lightly Used Cars: Vette Dreams (V-8 power for the price of a hot hatch, with the security of GM's certified used vehicle program) Upfront - BMW Bets On 3 (New variations due for the popular 3-series lineup); Hearing Voices (Our guide to recognizing the voices of actors who have colonized car commercials); How To: Run The Corkscrew (Riding the famous roller coaster at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca); Donkey Show" Fob Job (Car thieves steal your keyless-entry codes?); They Built Excitement (A Pontiac tribute to the best of the brand); Tech Dept.: BMW's Wheel Torque-Vectoring System (New SUV diff works to perk up handling); Backfires (Waiting for Gadot's cars; Panamera hate mail; What Dirty Harry would do); Gear Box (Affordable navigation); What I'd Do Differently (Malcolm Bricklin) Columns - Shang 'Em Ha! (What happened to our car show? It relocated to China); Thoughts On My Last Day (What I've seen in my four decades at Car and Driver); Road-Testing A Relationship (Friends don't let friends ride along); Pitiless Advice For This Rattner (Blow up CARB, hang drunks, pass a gas test
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September
2010 New Cars - 2010 New Cars (When you fall down, pull yourself up and out of bankruptcy court. Attaboy); Short Take Acura TSX V-6 (A four-cylinder steps up to a V-6); Preview Aston Martin DBS Volante (For the special agent on holiday); Quick Take Bentley Continental GTC Speed; Short Take Buick Lacrosse (Are Buick's best days still ahead?); Road Test Cadillac SRX4 (Downsizing trips the sticker, but there's another price to pay); Preview 2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Just what the government ordered); Preview Chevrolet Equinox (Refinement saps any joy from the latest Equinox); Road Test Ford Taurus SHO Ecoboost (Twin-turbo V-6 commands respect, but somehow it seems like Dad's car); Short Take 2011 Ford Fiesta (Make our day: Send the Euro version here); PreviewJaguar XJ (A big leap forward); Short Take Kia Forte SX (Good value, respectable, handsome); Short Take Lexus HS250h (A hybrid on a luxury mission); Short Take Lincoln MKT Ecoboost (A postmodernist boattail emerges with a pair of turbo smoothies); Comparison Test Five At Fifty (Audi A4 3.0T Quattro, BMW 535i, Infiniti M45, Jaguar XF, Mercedes-Benz E350); Short Take Mini Cooper Convertible (It's got everything but an S); Short Take Nissan Nismo 370Z (Putting adventure on the table); Preview Porsche Panamera (Uh, remember how you laughed when Porsche built an SUV?); Preview Subaru Legacy (More space and better fuel economy) features - The Truth About EPA Numbers (Where do these mileage figures come from?); Lightly Used Cars: E-Classes At 50% Off (Mercedes has been selling CPO cars for 20 years, and it's easy to see why) Columns - Why I Love New-Car Season (Because sometimes Schumacher shows up); Train Versus Automobile (Mass versus misjudgement); Have You Driven A Lincoln Lately? (Mr. Mulally seems to be the real thing) Upfront - 2011 Grand Bentley (A new flagship from the crew from Crewe); How To: Launch A Porsche 911; Swede Deal (Mysterious Koenigsegg puts Saab back in Swedish hands); Big-Brother Nation (A guide to the states where police have redlight and speed cameras in operation); Tech Dept: Nissan 370Z's Synchrorev Match (Throttle blips make every shift smooth); Backfires (Camaro vs. that other car; Tata Fever; Li'l CPO); Gear Box (Wireless headsets); What I'd Do Differently (Bill Lester
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