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The Hot Hatch War Begins: 2016 Focus RS, WRX STI, Golf R

Two days ago, Ford announced the all-new 2016 Focus RS, which has more than 315hp from the 2.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, mated to an AWD system.

This effectively puts the Focus RS into the competition with other hot hatches in the market, such as the Subaru WRX STI and also the Volkswagen Golf R. The current 2015 WRX STI is in the sedan form, but we can safely bet the hatchback version is coming very soon, therefore we include it into our discussion here.


Generally speaking, Subaru WRX STI is the most hardcore vehicle for rally purpose, while it has lower refinement; the VW Golf R has the best refinement, but its AWD system is the weakest among the three candidate...

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Test Drive Review: 2015 Lincoln MKC – Part 2 (Interior)

Review Index:
The 2015 Lincoln MKC – Part 1 (Exterior)
The 2015 Lincoln MKC – Part 2 (Interior)

2015 Lincoln MKC Test Drive Review

Whenever I see a new compact CUV model, I ask myself this question: what is this new model’s purpose? What problem does it solve?

For the Lincoln MKC, from my point of view the most important factor for people who buy it instead of a similar size sedan is simply the look of the SUV shape.


Logically speaking the 2-row-seat MKC neither provides fundamentally larger interior space, nor does it has serious offroad capability which can distinguish itself from other sedans...

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Join Us to Get A $25 Gift Card For Your Review

If you have been following our Facebook and Twitter pages, you probably know that we’re giving out free $25 gift cards (Amazon and Starbucks) for your car review.


Let’s make it clear: we DO NOT set a high bar to select the winners ourselves. In fact, we set aside a large amount of funding each month to reward users like you, so many people will definitely get the gift card each month, Guaranteed.

You do not need to write very professional, or very detailed reviews to qualify for the gift card.

You can see, as of the moment that I am writing this article, there are not so many reviews on our member site (only 38)...

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine Bay: Less Upgrade Potential?

The 2016 Mazda MX-5

During our report of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in last week’s 2014 LA auto show, we actually showed you images of the world’s first batch of the new MX-5 Miata’s engine bay.


Engine Bay Comparison

The 2016 MX-5 Miata is the 4th-generation of the product line, it has big changes compared to the previous generations. Let’s show you a comparison between the 2nd-gen and the 4-gen engine bay. Below, the first photo is the 2nd-generation Mazda MX-5 engine bay:


The next is the latest 4th-generation 2016 Mazda MX-5:


Room For Upgrades?

We can see, the 2016 MX-5 Miata’s engine bay has more parts and is jam packed with little room left.

Some MX-5 Miata owners...

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The 2016 BMW X5M & X6M Lap the Track as Quick as the M3

2016 BMW X5M & X6M:  Is Fast An Understatement?

Have you ever wished that an SUV would handle like a sports car? The completely redesigned 2016 X5M and X6M turns that dream into reality.

According to BMW’s test report, they tested the X6M on the famous Nürburgring. The time that it takes the X6M to finish one lap, is the SAME time as the last-generation E92 M3 coupe! This is a really remarkable achievement.



We get a chance to view the new X5M and X6M in person today during the BMW debut event in LA auto show, and we will show you the exclusive photos of the X6M’s engine bay.


The X5M/X6M also have very nice interiors, most of the panels are wrapped in stitched leat...

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