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June 25, 2010
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Trying to figure the true cost of owning a Nissan Leaf with its all-electric drivetrain can be somewhat of a “math challenge.” Edmunds ties to break it down.

First you’ll look at the 2011 Nissan Leaf’s $32,780 MRSP. Then you’ll consider the impact of the $7,000 federal subsidy, which brings the cost down to $25,280. And then there’s the $2,200 cost of installing a home charging dock. Click for more

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Ford Before the Fusion

March 8, 2010
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We focus on new cars here at MotorMouths. But that doesn’t mean that we aren’t interested in good backstories. Thus, in the first of an irregularly occurring recurring feature, guest author Zack Korte recounts Ford’s early alphabet days.

On October 1, 1908, the first Ford Model T rolled out of the factory on Piquette Avenue in Detroit. Many people wonder why Henry Ford started his nomenclature with the letter “T.” Short answer: He didn’t. Click for more

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Hyundai Sonata: First Reviews

February 23, 2010
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Early reviews of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata broke embargo this week. The early word? Pretty darn great. The new Sonata’s average score from critics jumped an amazing eight points as compared to the outgoing models. While the ’09 and ’10 models averaged a 79 and 80, respectively, and earned modest praise for their value, Hyundai’s newest edition is averaging an 87, and is being described as a new class leader Click for more

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Chicago Auto Show Round Up

February 11, 2010

Edmunds brings you a quick tour of what’s new at the Chicago Auto Show this week.

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Evora Evokes Critic Crush!

January 22, 2010

Dan Neil on the slinky new Lotus Evora: “I’m going to buy one!”

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What Would James Dean Drive?

January 7, 2010


Edmunds.com thinks the Boxster Spyder is “the purest Porsche you can buy.”

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Video Car Review of the Year

December 28, 2009

An end-of-year oldie, but amusingly goodie. By the way, here’s how the Fiesta actually rates.

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Panamera vs. MazdaSpeed3. Really?

December 17, 2009


Ah, those pranksters at Kelly Blue Book, always starting fights.

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Chevy Volt (Prototype) scores 82

December 2, 2009

A prototype Chevy Volt is winning guarded praise from critics during brief tests in L.A.

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Mercedes SLS: Doors of Perception

November 4, 2009
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A lot of ink is being spilled over the Mercedes AMG SLS‘s unique doors. Arthur St. Antoine of Motor Trend falls decidedly into the pro-”gullwing” camp.

The new SLS is a seemingly over-engineered, ultra-fast, thoroughly refined coupe — with the can’t-top-this glam of those swing-up doors.

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Porsche’s Ultimate Factory

October 26, 2009


National Geographic pays a visit to Stuttgart. More on the “Ultimate Factories” episode here.

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Lexus LFA Might Be a Bargain

October 23, 2009
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Reviews for Lexus’ new supercar are trickling in, and the early verdict is mixed. Car and Driver’s Mark Gillies claims the LFA can be considered a bargain, despite its $350k-plus pricetag:

Although the car is extravagantly expensive, Lexus says it will lose money on every one. We believe it.

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A Porsche for Car of the Year?

October 8, 2009
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The finalists for the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year Award are out and we couldn’t help doing a little prognostication as to who might follow the 2009′s winner, the Hyundai Genesis (above).

By Motormouths scores alone the Porsche Panamera should be a lock for the Car award with a 90 scoreĀ  (followed by the Click for more

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Will Carroll Shelby Choose a Prius?

October 7, 2009
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Autoblog reports that a diverse panel ranging from gearheads like Carroll Shelby and Jay Leno to greenheads such as Jean-Michel Cousteau will chose the 2010 Green Car of the Year.

If we were to predict a winner based on Motormouths scores we’d pick the redesigned Toyota Prius which is averaging an impressive 87. Other nominees include Click for more

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