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2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Video

By Joe Wiesenfelder on August 10, 2015


Fiat has made some improvements for 2015 to its rowdy 500 Abarth subcompact car. Let's take a look at what's new, what's good, what's bad and how the Fiat 500 Abarth fared against seven performance compacts and subcompacts in Cars.com's… Read More

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Video

By Joe Wiesenfelder on August 10, 2015

Fiat has made some improvements for 2015 to its rowdy 500 Abarth subcompact car. Let's take a look at what's new, what's good, what's bad and how the Fiat 500 Abarth fared against seven performance compacts and subcompacts in Cars.com's… Read More

2015 Ford Focus ST: Cheap Speed Challenge Rematch

By Kelsey Mays on July 30, 2015

How would the 2015 Ford Focus ST have performed in Cars.com's $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge? It took a whole year to find out. When we invited automakers in 2014 to participate in the Cheap Speed Challenge, we expected the Focus.… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

$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… Read More

$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… Read More