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2014 Mini Cooper S Versus 2015 Volkswagen GTI


In our recent $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge the Volkswagen GTI bested a field of eight contenders to take the win. However, the redesigned Mini Cooper was not part of that test. Things don't always work out the way you want, but

2014 Mini Cooper S Versus 2015 Volkswagen GTI

By David Thomas  on October 29, 2014

In our recent $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge the Volkswagen GTI bested a field of eight contenders to take the win. However, the redesigned Mini Cooper was not part of that test. Things don't always work out the way you want, but

Is Driving a Certain Car Your Ticket to Traffic Court?

By Matt Schmitz  on September 29, 2014

Look, just because you drive a Subaru WRX doesn't mean you're more likely to be the type of person who exceeds the speed limit or breaks other traffic laws. OK, it actually does mean that, but we're not the ones

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

By Matt Schmitz  on August 23, 2014

1. Live in the city? These are the best cars for you 2. 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Review 3. 2014 Land Rover LR4 4. 2015 Ford Super Duty F-450 5. $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

By Matt Schmitz  on August 16, 2014

1. 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Review 2. 2015 Ford Super Duty F-450 3. 2015 Hyundai Sonata 4. $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge 5. Buying a Used Car? You Need These Tips

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

By Matt Schmitz  on August 9, 2014

1. 2015 Hyundai Sonata 2. $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge 3. 2015 Ford Super Duty F-450 4. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 5. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 Exhaust Note

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

By Matt Schmitz  on August 2, 2014

1. $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge 2. 2015 Ford Super Duty F-450 3. 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat — First Listen 4. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 Exhaust Note 5. #15SecondsOfDrama

$30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge: Mileage Results

By David Thomas  on July 28, 2014

Any car owner will tell you the cost of driving does not begin or end with the sticker price or the monthly payment notice arriving in the mailbox. There's insurance, maintenance and yes, the cost of gasoline. $30,000 Cheap Speed

$30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge: What the Judges Said

By Patrick Olsen  on July 28, 2014

To test our sub-$30,000 speedsters, we put them through an even more rigorous set of tests than we usually use in our Challenges: We spent one day at the Byron, Ill., Dragway to get zero-to-60-mph times and quarter-mile times and

How Would The Civic Si Have Fared Against Cheap Speed Challengers?

By David Thomas  on July 28, 2014

The $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge was supposed to include the new 2014 Honda Civic Si, but its sad fate was sealed when a Chicago pothole claimed its front passenger-side tire on the evening before testing at a drag strip. What's

What's the Best Cheap Speed Car for $30,000?

By Patrick Olsen  on July 28, 2014

Plenty of drivers want a level of performance without breaking the bank. We found eight cars that prove fun at the track is not limited to the well-to-do. $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge Index | What the Judges Said | Mileage Test We focused our