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New Corolla gains style, legroom in 2014

...from last year, does not include a rearview camera, cruise control or steering wheel-mounted radio controls.But the base car has eight standard air bags, air conditioning, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, fabric-covered seats, hands-free...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-01-23/new-corolla-gains-style-legro
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 is lighter, quicker

...primarily found inside the window pillars. The lighter aluminum accounts for the loss of some 240 pounds. Indeed, the base car weighs in at less than 4,000 pounds.The car looks good with the hard top on and off. Mercedes boasts that the complicated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2012-10-18/2013-mercedes-benz-sl550-ligh
Acura TL offers a manual model

...and clutch pedal.It's even more unusual when the manual transmission model costs thousands of dollars more than the base car with automatic.Officials at luxury carmaker Acura aren't expecting shoppers to flock to the 2010 midsize TL sedan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2010-06-24/acura-tl-offers-manual-model
Corolla grows into a mini Camry

...than a 2009 Camry. Manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, starts at $15,910 for a base car with 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder and manual transmission. A base Corolla with automatic starts at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/12/liv_473072.shtml
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VW Passat is Americanized, almost

...765 and includes VW's direct-shift gearbox (DSG) automatic transmission.Clearly, VW's new pricing for the base car finally puts the Passat in the same price range as major competitors in the family sedan category.But buyers still can...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2011-06-09/vw-passat-americanized-almost
Top-down Crossfire is fashionable ride

...so there's no worry about ripped or discolored plastic. There are two engines for the Crossfire convertible. The base car and Limited model, which was the test car, use the 215-horsepower, 3.2-liter, single overhead cam V-6 producing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/20/liv_425872.shtml
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