2009 Mazda6 GT-I4 Review (video)

It’s tricky business updating a car like the Mazda 6, especially with the original’s reputation as the sportiest and most energetic model in its class. It offered handling, style and entertainment value at above-par levels, not to mention a great look and very sporty driving characteristics. If BMW made a front-drive car, it would probably drive just like the last-generation Mazda 6.

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2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI
2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI - VW Midsize SUV Review - Automobile Magazine
Volkswagen is continuing its diesel story in the United States with the 2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI.

Volkswagen is continuing its diesel story in the United States with the 2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI. VW sold its first diesel vehicle in the U.S. way back in 1997 and introduced the turbo-diesel engine to the States in 1992. The latest chapter in this story is the 2009 Touareg with the 3.0-liter V-6, which will be available in the spring of 2009.

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 5-door Hatchback

2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 5-door Hatchback
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 - Chevy 5-door Hatchback Review - Automobile Magazine
If nothing else, the Aveo stands as a testament to how much the sub-compact segment has advanced.

This Aveo is an interesting vehicle. Unfortunately, the XFE Cobalt starts at $16,330 (plus destination) and returns better fuel economy on the highway (25 city/37 highway and a combined 30 mpg) and gives you a little more power. Since I drive mostly highway miles, I’d much rather fork over the extra cash and get a Cobalt.

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