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2018 Honda Accord Sport 1.5T Manual

Like the northern white rhinoceros, the stick-shift family sedan is on the verge of extinction. The once widely available transmission choice has been disappearing from the mid-size-sedan landscape to the point that we half expected Honda to drop the gearbox from the redesigned 2018 Accord. Save the Manuals Although Honda’s automatic...
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2018 Buick Regal Sportback

Flashback to 2009: Despite offering just two sleepy sedans and one three-row crossover, Buick survived General Motors’ bankruptcy-related restructuring wherein the company euthanized nearly half of its brand portfolio. Buick was then charged with expanding into new segments to fill the chasm between Chevrolet and Cadillac products, an endeavor that...
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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T

This is a place of legends, where the best drivers ever have done their best work and where the ultimate driving gauntlet is thrown down every January. It’s the most infamous, daunting, and exposed stage on the Rallye Monte-Carlo, and it’s called Col de Turini. On its better days, it...
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2018 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Hybrid

Electrification is perhaps the automotive buzzword today, but General Motors has been offering various hybrids for more than a decade. The Buick division launched its first such vehicle back in 2012: the LaCrosse eAssist, a hybrid version of its large sedan that continued through the 2016 model year. When the third-generation LaCrosse was released...
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2018 Ford Mustang GT Manual

The arrival of the 2016 GT350 made the Mustang GT the middle child of the family overnight. We praised, doted on, and rewarded the GT350, giving it two 10Best Cars awards. But we will admit that its exotic-sounding 8250-rpm 5.2-liter V-8 made us a little neglectful of the rest of the brood. Here...
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2018 Toyota Camry XSE V-6

Toss out “Toyota Camry” during a word-association game, and most automotive enthusiasts would respond with some allegory for anonymity, appliance, or a similarly unflattering description for automotive wallpaper. The latest Camry, with its all-new platform, fresh powertrains, and expressive styling, attempts to shake off that image. The range-topping Camry XSE...
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2019 Mercedes-Benz G-class

Schöckl is a scenic, 4741-foot mountain peak that stands proud of the landscape surrounding Graz, Austria, not far from the Magna Steyr assembly plant where the Mercedes-Benz G-class SUV is still largely hand-built under contract for the three-pointed star. That will remain the case after the first all-new G-class in almost 40...
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How to Install New Car Carpet

Replace the old, dirty carpet in your car with new, pre-formed carpeting in an afternoon. Buy pre-formed car carpet You got a great deal on a used car, but the carpeting in the car is simply a disaster. If it’s too far gone for stain removers, new carpeting is the best solution....
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How to Repair a Car Heater Hose

It's a good idea to keep a heater hose repair kit in your car (and learn how to use it) in the event of a roadside disaster. How to Prepare for Emergency Heater Hose Repair You’re driving along running just a bit late for an appointment when steam starts belching...
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How to Replace Your Engine Gaskets

Automotive engineers and service technicians around the world have used engine gaskets in a variety of ways. Armed with these expert tips, you'll be able to replace your gaskets in no time. Replacing Engine Gaskets: A How-To Guide The two most common gaskets in use today are composite gaskets and silicone (formed-in-place)...