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Flash.(News Briefs.)

Flash.(News Briefs.) Bedeviled Vettes Chevy is not confirming the existence of a super-high-performance Corvette called the Blue Devil (AW, Dec. 22), but officials acknowledge it’s possible that engineering and racing development prototypes based on the sixth-generation Corvette do exist and may have picked up the moniker. And yes, as many AutoWeek readers have suggested, the […]

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WHAT A CONCEPT; Less than three years in the making, Solstice gives Pontiac-and GM-a much needed shot in the arm.(Product/Service Evaluation)

WHAT A CONCEPT; Less than three years in the making, Solstice gives Pontiac-and GM-a much needed shot in the arm.(Product/Service Evaluation) Hart, Roger Byline: ROGER HART Ever since it was revealed at the 2002 Detroit show, the Pontiac Solstice has been more than just a car for General Motors. Brainchild of GM’s then-new product czar […]

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Fast Poll.(News)(Brief Article)

Fast Poll.(News)(Brief Article) The variety of responses to our question of what is the top supercar-Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari Enzo or Lamborghini Murcielago-proves that in the half-million-dollar class, there is no wrong answer. The GT is the first supercar to come along since the McLaren F1 to capture my imagination. It has style (which precious […]

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MANUFACTURER INFO.(News)

MANUFACTURER INFO.(News) Lexus Division Toyota Motor Sales USA 19001 South Western Ave. Torrance CA 90509 Customer assistance: (800) 255-3987 Internet address: lexus.com Country of origin: Canada Number of dealers: 200 sticker Base (includes $625 delivery): $35,650 As tested: $44,637 Owners paid; average: $37,350 to $45,248; $41,099 Options as tested Premium plus, with bi-xenon headlights, leather […]

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Drivers Log.(News)(Product/Service Evaluation)

Drivers Log.(News)(Product/Service Evaluation) 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic wagon date in fleet: Dec. 15-29 As-tested price: $66,760 Powertrain: 5.0-liter V8; awd, five-speed automatic Output: 302 hp @ 5600 rpm, 339 lb-ft @ 2700-4250 rpm Curb weight: 4320 pounds HART: You could make a good argument the E-Class is the best midsize luxury sedan available. BMW 5 […]

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Drivers Log.(News)(LaCrosse is the sports vehicle in the market)

Drivers Log.(News)(LaCrosse is the sports vehicle in the market) Date in fleet: Nov. 22-29 As-tested price: $33,650 Powertrain: 3.6-liter V6; fwd, four-speed automatic Output: 240 hp @ 6000 rpm, 225 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm Curb weight: 3568 lbs RAYNAL: This is a perfectly acceptable $26,000 car. Trouble is, it costs more than $33,000. (Gritzinger jokes […]

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Events.(Calendar)(Brief Article)(Calendar)

Events.(Calendar)(Brief Article)(Calendar) Jan. 11, 2004 Super Sunday Swap Meet and Auto Sale Indianapolis For more information visit midamericapromotions.com. Jan. 16-18, 2004 Auto Mania Allentown, Pa. Features a car show and collectibles. For event information call (717) 215-0700 or visit automaniashows.com. Jan. 16-18, 2004 National Hot Rod and Custom Car Show Wichita, Kan. Find out more […]

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LIVING ON H3 STREET.(News)(Brief Article)(Advertisement)

LIVING ON H3 STREET.(News)(Brief Article)(Advertisement) Our first AW SPIES win- ner e-mailed this shot of a Hummer H3 mule, spotted parked along a suburban Detroit side street. H3, built on the Colorado/Canyon chassis, arrives in mid-2005 as an ’06 model. Our spy, who asked not to be identified because he does some automotive-related work (and […]

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Letters.(Letter to the Editor)

Letters.(Letter to the Editor) Bimmer bummer An AutoWeek cover car should elicit lust, but the new BMW 3 Series (Feb. 14) doesn’t. Maybe it’s the high beltline and smaller greenhouse, or the “Dame Edna” front-end styling. The reshaped taillights and trunk lip aren’t enough to make the car attractive. E. Sloan, Framingham, Mass. I’ve owned […]

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YEEE-HA! Kenny Brown’s 450-horsepower Marauder S brings all the fun to the party.(News)(Product/Service Evaluation)

YEEE-HA! Kenny Brown’s 450-horsepower Marauder S brings all the fun to the party.(News)(Product/Service Evaluation) Byline: DUTCH MANDEL All crossed up on the commute home in Kenny Brown’s obscenely potent Mercury Marauder S, hunkered down in its black leather seats, grabbing hold of a big American steering wheel, spinning tires and grinning wildly, a thought comes […]