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July
1978
Features - Evolution of a Mustang (From dream to reality), Ford's New Turbo 4 (Heavyweight punch for a lightweight powerplant), Seville Diesel (Cadillac enters the diesel market with a proven V-8), Alfa Romero Spyder Test (Tradition is served well), Dodge Challenger Test (New proportions in the space race), Retrospect: 1964 Indy Capsule Car (Smokey Yunick's most unique creation), Chevette 4-Door Test (Prices lower west of the Rockies), 24-Truck Comparison (Evolutions on and off the road), Mercedes 300SD Test (Turbocharging closes the performance gap), Vacation Tips (Don't leave home without reading these), How To Buy Exotic Cars (Read the case of Doctor X...and beware), The Long Beach Grand Prix (The 3rd edition is bigger and better than ever), Going 200 In Texas (Bignotti's fours almost upset the V-8s) Departments - Editor's Report, Washington Report, Readers' Report, Detroit Report, International Report, Classic Comments, Competition
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February
1980
Road Tests - Ford LTD vs. Chevrolet Caprice (Comparing full-size 2-door luxury coupes), The Sunchaser (Take one Toyota, add a targa/cabriolet treatment, and return to the days of your youth), 25th Anniversary Thunderbird (The Silver Celetration of a famous marque), Cross-Country in the Audi 5000S Diesel (Or, how we traveled 3400 miles on less than $108 worth of No. 2), BMW 320i Turbo (Aftermarket force-feeding invites some serious Porsche-hunting), Electric Test Vehicle (ETV-1) (This $9 million experimental car could be a forerunner of what you may someday find in your garage) Car Of The Year - The Nominees (Here they are: Buick Skylark, Chevrolet Citation, Dodge Mirada, Ford Thunderbird, Lincoln Mark VI, Oldsmobile Omega, Pontiac Phoenix), The Testing (After the flogging, it bacame apparent that these were truly cars of the 1980s), The Winner (Chevrolet's 1980 Citation outscored them all) Features - Living With Front-Drive (Prepare yourself to enjoy this bold new world of driving), Convertible Craze (Fresh-air fun isn't dead - it's just a lot more expensive these days), Retrospect: 1956 Alfa Romero 6C 3500CM (A good example of why man has built a love affair around the automobile), Reinventing The Corvair (A little lesson from history) Departments - Editor's Report, Readers' Report, Detroit Report, International Report, Competition Report
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March
1981
Cover Story - The I-5 Alive Drive (Border to border in Escort, Reliant, Accord and Rabbit) Road Tests - 1981 1/2 EXP/LN? (Sporty front drives), Side-by-Side Audis (5000 S vs 5000 Turbo), 3.3-Liter T-Top Capri (Performance, 1980s style), Malibu 4-Door Sedan (A solid survivor) Driving Impression - Ferrari Rainbow (All-time top show car) Features - Automotive Security Systems (Do you know where your car is tonight?), America's Top 10 MPG Cars (Baseball, hot dogs, economy...), Quickor Turbo Le Cart (Small needn't be slow), 1982 Trucks (Downsizing picks up), In Memoriam: Robert W. Irvin (Auto journalism loses its top reporter), Import Car Of The Year (Our toughest choice to date), Retrospect: 1928 Dodge Standard Six Coupe (A sturdy workhorse) Departments - Editor's Report, Running Report, Special Report, Readers' Report, Detroit Report, International Report, Roving Report, Motor Trend Marketplace, Auto Report, Competition Report
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November
1983
Cover Story - 1984 Nissan 300ZX Turbo (Sales success story No. 3), 300ZX Powerplant (Nissan's six-shooter: loaded for the horsepower wars), Nissan 300ZX Turbo Cutaway (The Z revealed) 1984 First Drives - Ford Mustang GT (Henry's true King of the Corral), Toyota Corolla (When push came to shove, they built it both ways), Cadillac Eldorado Convertible (Can this be the last of the last?), Dodge 600ES Turbo (Chryco's Jekyll and Hyde ride) Road Tests - Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 (The littlest kampfwagen that could), Mitsubishi Cordia Turbo (Striving for status in a crowded field), BMW 533i Turbo (A taste of pressurized nirvana), Dodge Colt Vista (The bus stops here) Driving Impressions - Lotus Espirit Turbo (A low-flying limey rattles Maranello), Transamborghini: Posey's Bandit (There I was on the high banks of Daytona), Aston Martin Lagonda (An ultimate statement for the incurably rich) Feature - Honda CRX Preview (Sports car thrills, econocar bills) Tech Features - Volvo Intercooler (High-vitamin hardware from Goteburg) Retrospect - 1932 Marmon V-16 Seven-Passenger Phaeton (The 100-mph behemoth) Departments - Editor's Report (Baby, you're the greatest), Letters (Radar reverberations), Detroit Report (Rear-drive M-van from Chevy), International Report (Toyota goes to Lotus-land), FreeWheeling (This homebuilt does it sideways), Technologue (In search of axle ratio), Competition Report (Holbert's quest for excellence
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September
1985
Cover Story - Porsche 959 (Exclusive! Guided tour of the fastest sports car ever) Road Tests - BMW 524td (The Ultimate Driving...Diesel?), Isuzu Impulse Turbo (Adding a splash of dash to the flush) Driving Impression - Volkswagen Scirocco 16V GTX (Twice the valves should double its appeal) Features - The True Porsche Ethos (Big bores, short strokes and flat engines), On The Trail Of James Dean (Time-warping in the Vintage 550 Spyder), The 200-mph Corvette (Stretching the envelope in a plastic bullet) Motorsport - 1985 Indianapolis 500 (Sullivan plays "spin to win"; Mario falls short again) Retrospect - 1933 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A SS (It seduced even the Kremlin) Departments - Editor's Reports (Speed reading), Letters (Lovely redhead or ugly cheese-grater?), Circumstances (Dat ol' debbil transmitted disability), Trends (New: Cadillac Atlante; ChryCo Liberty), Detroit Report (Chrysler's C-bodies, Ford's "Fiero"), International Report (The Koreans are coming), Technologue (Bosch's drive-by-wire), Competition Report (Elliott juggernaut sidetracked), The Jane Lew Dialogues (The Darlington Plymouth)
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April
1991
Special Section - Mazda RX-7 Turbo (A sneak look at a top secret headliner), Future Cars (Tantalizing speculations), Spies Like Us (Hans Lehmann always gets his car), To Catch A Spy (Secrets, electronics and the FBI), Tools Of The Trade (A clandestine buyer's guide) Road Tests - Mercury Cougar XR-7 (A new personality for a familiar face), BMW 525i (New-age motor magic), Geo Storm Hatchback (At last, a real 2+2), Saturn Challenges Japan's Finest (GM's new kid versus Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla) Driving Impressions - Acura Vigor (Sport and luxury collide), Porsche 911 Turbo (The King is back), Mercedes-Benz 500E (There lurks the heart and soul of a purebred sports car) Truck Test - Isuzu Rodeo LS (Riding herd on a sport/ute affordability) Features - 48 Hours Flat Out (Endurance racing with the Archer Bros.) Departments - Roadside (We get lots o' letters), Letters, Trends (Auto shows on display), International Report (A new Maserati blows), Detroit Report (T-A doffs top after 20 years), Motor Mouth (Stude), Retrospect (Phase III 427 Camaro), Motorsport (Formula One forecast), Car Care (The buzzword on electrics), Investments, Streetwise (New kids on the Bloc)
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June
1995
Special Section - Porsche 911 - First Task: '96 911 Turbo (The beast is back - with twon turbos, all-wheel drive, 0-60 in 3.7), Retrospect (Twenty years of the 911 Turbo), 911 Cabriolet vs. Acura NSX-T (Open-air, automatic, big-thrill sports cars) Trends - Headliner ('95 Geneva Motor Show: Ferrari's fantastic F50 - and lots more), International Report (Exclusive First look at the redesigned '97 Toyota Camry. First drive: '95 1/2 Honda Passport sport/utility), Detroit Report (Saturn's all-new large car, the '98 SR2; GMC's "three-door" '96 Sierra pickup) Road Trips - The New Wave In Economy Sedans (Chevrolet Cavalier LS, Geo Metro LSi, Hyundai Accent, Mazda Protege LX, Nissan Dentra GXE, Toyota Tercel DX), Inside The Sport/Utility Upper Class (Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer, Isuzu Trooper LS, Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition, Land Rover Discovery, Mitsubishi Montero SR, Nissan Pathfinder LE-V6, Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 Limited), Dodge Stratus ES V-6 vs. Ford Contour SE V-6 (The demise of the dull American sedan) Driving Impression - '96 Ford Taurus LX Sedan and Wagon (Behind the wheel of Ford's big gamble: all new, superstylish, but better?) Feature - Do You Need Performance Tires? (Testing the effectiveness of 15-, 16- and 17- wheels and tires) Long-Term Reports - Wrapup ('94 Honda Accord EX), Update ('94 Dodge Ram Laramie SLT, '95 Ford Windstar LX, '95 Mazda Millenia S) Departments - Right Of Way (Police driving tactics), Letters, Performance Trends (Neuspeed VW Cabrio), Car Care (Getting buff), Motorsport (Firestone returns to Indy Car wars), Tech Q & A (The motorized world of Leon Kaplan), Road Test Review
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