The Year in Cars: October 2007

Not only are we getting a BMW 1 Series coupe, we’re also getting a convertible in the spring. And around the same time we’ll get to test — presumably — a new M3 sedan.

Staff photographer Ian Merritt debuts his first photo blog post on the 2008 Dodge Viper, and follows it up with a surprising look at the Honda Accord.

Who would have thought that newly redesigned cars would sell well?

The unsexy diesel engine isn’t turning on dealers.

The first official details of the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution are uncovered.

October gives us our first time behind the wheel of a number of new cars: 2008 Infiniti G37, Subaru WRX, Nissan Rogue, Infiniti EX35 and Ford Focus.

We go ga-ga for Honda’s CR-Z hybrid concept.

Chrysler workers go on strike … and settle in less than 24 hours.

Jim Mateja digs deep to see if the new XF will save Jaguar. Nothing can save the beleaguered X-type, apparently, and Jaguar decides to end production of the sedan in March 2008.

The Enclave is flying off lots, perhaps saving Buick.

Mother Proof checks out The Roddler! A hot rod for the tyke set.

Toyota takes a hit in a major Consumer Reports survey.

SEMA ends the month with a look at the finally redesigned Toyota Corolla and Matrix, along with the Chevy Cobalt SS Turbocharged.

The Year in Cars: 2007

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