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  • Being McQueen for a day

    Being McQueen for a day
    Monterey, Calif. For sale: 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, 56,000-plus original miles, once owned by Steve McQueen, perfect condition, brown. Brown? "It's not my favorite color," admits Mike Regalia, the Thousand Oaks auto restorer whose car is...
  • Saab hits a home run

    FEW commercials in history are more cringe-worthy than those of Saab's current "Born From Jets" campaign, in which a Swedish-built Saab Viggen fighter morphs into … wait for it … a Saab 9-7X SUV — Yah, Sven, dat's a guut one. As most devoted Saab-...
  • The attainable Pebble Beach

    The attainable Pebble Beach
    Launched more than 50 years ago as a social gathering for the upper echelons of auto collecting and racing, the Pebble Beach weekend has evolved into an entire "holy week" for the motoring faithful. With auto-related events spread out across the entire...
  • Speed freak

    Speed freak
    IT'S taken me this long to recognize what I love about a Porsche 911 Turbo. And no, it's not the internal-combustion volcanism — now up to 480 hp in the 2007 model — or the claws-in-the-carpet grip, the carbide-steel stiffness, the perfect...
  • Soft-serve Subie

    Soft-serve Subie
    When it comes to wandering the wilderness, the Israelites have nothing on Subaru. Known and loved for a generation of woodsy all-wheel-drive sedans, wagons and refrigerator boxes (Legacy, Impreza, Forester), Subaru has also pulled boners of biblical...
  • Standard SLK 55 upholds standards just fine, thank you

    SOMEWHERE in Germany, rich guys are geschwinging around in their 400-hp, mega-dollar Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Black Series, the excessively excessive version of the company's yar little roadster. And yet, for reasons that remain mysterious (well, I...
  • The sport's gone from this wagon

    IF you do any research on the new Dodge Caliber, you'll run into a curious example of duck speak, a kind of echo-chamber thinking to the effect that the Neon — the Schmoo-styled compact sedan that the Caliber replaces after more than a decade in...
  • A real roadster in its blood

    THE Saturn Sky — the celestially seasoned version of the Pontiac Solstice roadster — reminds us that there is no idea so good that GM won't toss it in a burlap sack and beat it with reeds. Such a notion was the Saturn Corp. Set up in the...
  • Married with children?

    ALTHOUGH Mazda avoids the term like the Florida GOP avoids Katherine Harris, the Mazda5 is indisputably a minivan — a three-row, six-passenger vehicle with sliding doors along the fuselage. Given this morphology, what else could you call it? The...
  • Could this be love?

    I suppose Acura's new crossover SUV could be better. It could, for instance, run on recycled Victoria Secret catalogs or the renderings from Star Jones Reynolds' recent weight-loss program. It could fairly reapportion congressional districts every time...
  • Video: Dan Neil on the Suzuki SX4 SportBack

     
    Automotive critic Dan Neil says the Suzuki SX4 SportBack is "the perfect car for those who think perfection is overrated." Read his review and watch the the video as Dan describes what it feels like to drive the car....