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2015 Ford Mustang: Iconic muscle car turns 50 in style

The aggressive front end of the newly designed 2015 Ford Mustang.

The 2015 Ford Mustang marks the car’s 50th anniversary, and the carmaker celebrated the milestone with a surprise. It didn’t spoil the party with an over-the-top, too powerful machine. Instead, it offered an EcoBoost four-cylinder as one of six trim levels. The Weekly Driver Test Drive With its Competition Orange exterior paint and black ragtop, ...

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Hardtop convertibles unheralded but more worthy

Ascending to an elevation of nearly 12,000 feet, the 2014 Lexus IS 350C had no problems.

The term hardtop convertible could be construed as an oxymoron. It’s not. By any name or derivative — removable hardtop to retractable hardtop — hardtop convertibles are an deal solution to their prevalent ragtop siblings. But for nearly the past decade, following a New York Times article touting the benefits of retractable hardtops, more car ...

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Driving the USA Pro Challenge, Day 5: Rock, row, top down

Driving on US 50 from Salida to Colorado Springs, Colo. during the USA Pro Challenge.

The drive from Salida to Colorado Springs, Colo., is only 100 miles. But the navigation system on my 2014 Lexus IS 350C detailed that it was a 2 1/2-hour drive. It didn’t make sense because the majority of the route to the start and finish of stage 4 of the USA Pro Challenge was on ...

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2014 Lexus IS 350C: Day 1 driving the USA Pro Challenge

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The 2014 Lexus IS 350C, via the manufacturer’s description, is an entry level retractable hardtop offered by Toyota’s upscale line. It’s hard to think of a $55,000 car as an entry level machine, but I’m not here to squabble. The two-seat V6, 306 horsepower automatic is The Weekly Driver’s test vehicle during the USA Pro ...

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