Death to the Cube: 5 Nissan Replacements

Some future/concept cars Nissan should work on now.

Nissan just announced its Cube won't be returning to the 2015 lineup. Should you care? Not especially. The Nissan Cube didn't pick up where others have left off. It simply attempted to cash in on the success of similar models from other manufacturers.

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Nine Japanese Cars to Look Forward To

Rising stars from The Land of the Rising Sun.

This week, Automotive News released a series of articles describing its vision for the five-year product pipeline of Japan's Big Three automakers (Honda, Toyota, and Nissan). It's a compilation of rumors and facts that attempts to paint a picture of what we can expect from imported vehicles through the end of the decade. There's a lot of potential in these projected timelines, and while not every bit is exciting, there are plenty of things over which to geek out.

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7 Cars to Own Before You Die

Put these cars on your automotive bucket list.

Whether you've just discovered you're middle-aged, or you just hit 30 and want to get a jump on that automotive bucket-list, there are a few "must-own" cars for everyone. They are staples of automotive perfection for one reason or another. Driving one of these is great but owning one is better. If you've never had the pleasure, it might be about time to sell that minivan or sedan and grab yourself a used one of these on the cheap.

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Six Japanese Cars to Not Look Forward To

Innovation doesn't always work out for the better.

This week, Automotive News released a series of articles describing its vision for the five-year product pipeline of Japan's Big Three automakers (Honda, Toyota, and Nissan). It's a compilation of rumors and facts that attempts to paint a picture of what we can expect from imported vehicles through the end of the decade. There's a lot of potential in these projected timelines, but while not every bit is exciting, some things on that list are very unexciting.

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What's the Deal With Salvaged-Title Vehicles?

Should you pass on a good deal because of title status?

So I've been toying with the idea of trading the Jeep for something else. Recently I approached someone about bartering my Wrangler for his 2001 Subaru Impreza RS. I spent a few sleepless nights weighing the pros and cons of making the switch. I finally, after several years, have gotten the Jeep to a point where it is reliable again. This reliability came at the cost of several dozen new parts, some blood, and a lot of curse words.

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Bang for Your Buck: 2014 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio

Checking out a new car's competition from the used-car market.

This week, our control is the 2014 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio. It's a "retro" car, in that it's built to resemble the Fiat 500s of old. It sports a hopped-up 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with the gnarliest exhaust note south of $200,000. And, since this is the Cabrio model, it sports a power-retractable cloth soft top for some fun in the sun. Quite the package, don't you think?

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