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Here Are the Strongest Certified Pre-Owned Deals Right Now

The Chevrolet Equinox offers fairly good handling for a compact SUV, as well as a variety of engines to choose from, including an economical diesel. The Equinox got a mild styling refresh in 2018, and certified pre-owned inventory will likely include an equal mix of post- and pre-face-lifted versions. Interior quality is fairly disappointing, as is the base 1.5-liter engine, but the touchscreen infotainment system is easy to use. Source link

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Lucid Motors Plots 20 Storefronts By 2022

On Wednesday, Lucid Motors announced plans to open 20 retail locations and service centers across North America by the end of 2021. They’ll be called “Lucid Studios,” helping the company herald in what it considers “new standards for sustainable transportation” via the sale of luxury vehicles. You know as well as we do that this type of language is customary among EV startups trying to sell you on the concept of shopping your way into a healthier environment. Yet the…

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A Lot Of Perfect, A Lot Of Poor

Performance & Handling ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 9/10 We’re hard on GM products for packaging, design, quality, and material problems, but there’s little arguing that most of its cars, and especially the performance products, are joyous to drive. The Corvette is at the top of that list. The 6.2-liter V8 and new eight-speed dual-clutch are a match made in heaven. The LT2 V8 packs 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, helping the 3,366-pound…

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New 2021 Mazda 3 compact car upgrades to three available engines

The 2021 Mazda 3 compact car will offer three available engines when it goes on sale, including a new entry-level inline-4. Following the news of the return of a larger turbocharged engine, Mazda revealed a smaller 155-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 to complement the 2.5-liter engines available in the sedan and hatchback, the automaker announced Wednesday. The smaller 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes 155-hp and 150 pound-feet of torque will come with front-wheel drive on the sedan only. A similar engine tuned to…

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Continental Predicts Worst Financial Quarter Since World War 2

Parts supplier Continental says the extended lockdown protocols that closed countless automotive factories and dealerships will result in the worst quarter witnessed since the Second World War. It also isn’t overly optimistic about Q3, as supply chain issues will continue making normal business operations difficult while the global recession begins to take hold. “The second quarter is just behind us. It will be the historically weakest quarter for the auto industry since 1945,” Continental Chief Executive Elmar Degenhart said, according to…

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2021 Corvette stays under $60,000 and earns its racing stripes

The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has the same starting price of $59,995 as when the redesigned C8 mid-engine Vette launched for 2020. The 2021 Corvette convertible also stays the same at $67,495, including destination, the automaker announced Wednesday.   For the same price as 2020, the 2021 mid-engine Vette comes with a bit more standard equipment. It also offers new color options and racing stripes. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility highlight the new standard features. Also newly standard is…

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Solid Sedan With Sublime Style

Pour one out for the Kia Optima. After 20 years on sale in the US, the company has decided to make a change – and that change comes in the form of the 2021 Kia K5. Even though the Kia mid-sizer loses the nameplate that made it somewhat of a success over the past two decades, the K5 keeps the core values of the last Optima intact – things like good equipment, a comfortable ride, and loads of safety features…

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2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Review – For the Fun CEO

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Fast Facts 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (600 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 553 lb-ft @ 1,800-5,600 rpm) Eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive 15 city / 21 highway / 17 combined (EPA Estimated Rating, MPG) 16.0 city, 11.0 highway, 13.8 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $130,000 (U.S) / $151,274.73 (Canada) As Tested: $154,295 (U.S.) / $170,754.53 (Canada) Prices include $995 destination charge in the United States and $2,580 for freight, PDI, and A/C tax in Canada and, because…

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