Fun Rides of 2011 Fun to Drive CarThese cars may or may not be the fastest, the most powerful, or the most expensive, but they are certainly the most interesting cars that we’ve driven in the past year and that’s why we’re proud to announce they made our second annual Ten Most Fun to Drive Car Awards:

 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI


We have never gotten so many thumbs up while driving a brand new car.

For those who know, the 2011 Subaru WRX STI sedan is a rock star of a automobile, especially if you happen to be driving the all new sedan with the over-sized rear wing in one of the bright “in your face” Subaru car colors.

It’s funny how a slight tweak here and a slight tuck there, and of course the addition of trunk (instead of a hatchback fifth door) turns an ugly ducking into a double take hottie to some.

Check out this video of the new new WRX and STI as we drive it up to Independence Pass in Aspen, Colorado, and as a pro Rally car drivers makes the most of the car’s iconic rally racing history.

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2011 Audi A8


The flagship 2011 Audi A8 is a technological tour de force that comes with every bit of German premium car technology that’s possible to stuff into a car.

In your next premium car do you want?

  • all wheel drive
  • heated and cooled seats
  • messaging seats
  • air suspension
  • personalized dynamic ride, steering and handling
  • LED headlamps all around
  • 20 inch wheels
  • an eight-speed automatic transmission
  • and too much more to list?

Check, check, and check.

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2011 Scion tC


Once upon a time the Scion tC used to be the coolest kid on the block. But that was than and this is now, the Mini Cooper is the reigning cool kid in town.

So does the all new 2011 Scion tC have what it takes to be back in the cool game?

We recently found out when we had a chance to spend the day driving the Scion tC at Red Rock Canyon just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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2011 Dodge Challenger


For 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 gets a bigger & badder HEMI 392.

If you do that math here is what that 392 means:

  • About 6.4 liters instead of the old car’s 6.1 liter engine
  • 470-hp with
  • 470 pounds-feet of torque

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2011 Ford Fiesta


Here’s an interesting question to ponder…will American car buyers warm to a small, economical, premium European, car?

Ford is betting, and betting big, that you will.

The Michigan based car maker recently introduced the diminutive Ford Fiesta to American car buyers. The American Fiesta, while made in Mexico, is almost identical to the European car which (as it happens) is now the best selling car in Europe.

Over on this side of the ocean we get basically the same car as the Europeans, as well as a sedan version of the 5-door hatchback.

Ford thinks that young urban types will take to the car which gets 30/40 mpg with a dual clutch automatic Ford calls a PowerShift and starts at $15,795.

But is this a car that you would put on your shopping list? Watch the video as we test drive the 2011 model in San Francisco, CA.

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2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500


Someone shoved an afterburner up this horse’s wazoo!

We were told to never meet your heroes as the outcome is usually depressing and falls below your expectations. Bitterness usually follows and no matter how much the formally-idolized person has improved, you’ll never have the same high expectations again. The same can be said for driving your dream car.

Somehow, Ford and Shelby have mitigated that.

What we mean to say is this. The 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is every bit the badass we have been waiting for. Some might consider it a rich man’s Mustang or a poor man’s supercar – we think it straddles the line between muscle-car and supercar. Seriously – it has the chutzpah to be both!

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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe


Every-so-often a special car comes along that will be a classic in forty years.

The Mach 1 Mustang comes to mind as does the original Cuda.

You can now add 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe to that list of very special cars.

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta


Chances are that you probably know somebody who at one point in their lives has owned a Volkswagen Jetta.

And chances are pretty good that Jetta owner might even be you or someone in your family.

The German Jetta has become as American as Weiss (wheat) beer and pretzels.

In fact the American car buyer represents the lion’s share of Jetta customers around the world.

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2011 Dodge Charger


Here a just a few performance highlights of the all new 2011 Dodge Charger:

1. The new electric steering system provides better feedback while increasing MPG by not sapping engine RPMs to power it.

2. Suspension, shocks, springs, bump stops – pretty much everything has been recalibrated for better handling, feel and ride. Even the base model feels light on its toes.

3. They got rid of that friggin’ ugly, four-spoke steering wheel in favor of an all new, (good looking) three-spoke steering wheel.

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2011 Lexus CT200h


Are you a 30 to 40-year-old guy?

Do you care about sports luxury, economy, and the environment?

If so, Lexus has a new car for you.

It’s called the Lexus CT 200h, and you might consider this newest and least expensive Lexus an entry level baby Lexus for generation Y and Z and eventually Z.

You might also consider it small European(ish) hatchback sedan with the hybrid drive train out of the Prius.

Lexus says the sporty 2011 CT 200h is not about power,  but more about handling. Of course they probably have to say that as the CT 200h doesn’t have a lot of power, instead focusing on economy as it’s trump card.

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