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Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2017 Cadillac ATS

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GM's Cadillac luxury line was slick and cool and, most of all, young ... back in its "Mad Men"-era heyday. After the late 1960s, the brand slowly and gradually began to gray. BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes became the "in" cars for those not close to being on their way out.

GM's first attempt at rejuvenation happened back in the late '90s with the ...Read more

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2017 Ford Focus RS

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Almost everyone knows the Subaru WRX STI, the all-wheel drive rally race drifter. Fewer are hip to the Ford Focus RS, which was inspired by the STI and designed for similar work -- and arguably does it better.

This vehicle is the stronger, much quicker all-wheel-drive-equipped enhancement of the Focus ST. There are almost 100 more horsepower, ...Read more

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2017 Lexus RC Coupe

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The Lexus RC is a radical coupe. It's got a turbocharger -- something Lexus hasn't put in any of its cars till now. And it's available with a V-8. That's pretty rad. So are the nearly useless back seats.

The RC is a compact-sized two-plus-two coupe based on the IS series luxury-sport sedan.

Like the BMW 2 Series and 4 Series (and other cross-...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2017 Mini Cooper Clubman

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The 2017 Mini Cooper Clubman has two things the regular Mini doesn't: a passenger-friendly back seat and an optional all-wheel-drive system.

The Clubman is the Mini for those who need more interior room than the original. Unlike the original, it has four adult-usable seats -- not just four doors. There's enough legroom in the second row (34.3 ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S

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You make the rules. We'll find new ways around them. That could be the Mercedes AMG's motto, and maybe it is ... unofficially. The rhinoceros thing you see before you is somehow fully compliant with every government regulation, and yet ... well ... just look at it.

AMG is Mercedes' in-house hot rod shop, and the AMG GLE 63 S, ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2017 VW Golf SportWagen

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If you were a Boy Scout as a kid, you may remember the infamous snipe hunt. The scoutmaster would gather everyone around the campfire and tell the boys about the mysterious snipe, and then send them off into the woods with flashlights and false hope to hunt the thing down.

You may know the punch line: There is no such beast as a Snipe.

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Eric's Autos: 2017 Toyota Yaris

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One of the best little Toyotas is actually a Mazda.

The Yaris iA was badged as a Scion last year. But it's not a Scion anymore, either. It's actually a Mazda2, which you can't buy at a Mazda store. Toyota will sell you one though.

The iA is a car in search of a home.

Toyota bought Mazda2s to rebadge and sell them as iAs through its youth-...Read more


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