WRX vs Lancer Ralliart vs Mazdaspeed 3 | Comparison Test | Edmunds.com
CHECK OUT THE SPORT COMPACT COMPARISON: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=128908?tid=e dmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* Thanks to three turbochargers, 724 horsepower and five limited-slip differentials, comparing the 2008 Mazdaspeed 3, 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart should be more entertaining than a cage match between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and New Kids on the Block. Imagine the fun! Donny and Danny hangin' tough from the walls of the cage while Joey, Jordan and Jonathan get tossed into the crowd. The way we see it, our Rampage vs. New Kids bout is no different from pitting the Mazdaspeed 3 - the current champ of the sport compact world - against the Lancer Ralliart and Subaru WRX. On the track, an epic ass-kicking is bound to ensue. But comparison tests aren't always won on the track. Since these cars all share a focus on real-world driving for enthusiasts, we weighted performance as 25 percent of this test's scoring total, leaving the remaining points to price (20 percent), feature content (20 percent), fuel economy (15 percent), our subjective evaluation (15 percent) and personal and recommended picks (5 percent). So performance is important, but in the end, the most well-rounded car wins.
Gran Turismo for Sony PSP - Driver vs. PSP Behind The Scenes | Edmunds.com
Video provided by Sony. In May 2004, Gran Turismo 4 Mobile was announced for Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) game system. After five years, all who purchased PSPs hoping to enjoy GT anywhere can finally dust them off. Gran Turismo for the PSP hits retail stores in Universal Media Disc (UMD) format for the PSP and the PlayStation Store as a 957MB download on Oct. 1 for $39.99. GT-PSP-Single-Race02.jpg GT for PSP is a solid driving game GT fans will enjoy mainly because of its plethora of cars and tracks, replay value and portability. Those obsessed with all things GT can already tell you the game includes some 800 cars and 35 tracks, most of which are from Gran Turismo 4. Newer post-GT4 cars include the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Citroen Gran Turismo, Audi R8 LMS and more. The driving experience in GT for PSP is what makes the game a delight. There are enough visual and aural cues so you know what your vehicle is doing at all times. Whether the car is pushing/understeering or loose/oversteering, a "feel" of the vehicle's dynamics is properly communicated most of the time. Because the PSP doesn't have the ability to provide force feedback, gaining a feel for the vehicle on off-road tracks is difficult. Still, all-wheel-drive cars like the Subaru Impreza WRX STI and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution emulate lift-throttle oversteer. Their rear-wheel-drive brethren can generate power oversteer that would make Tiff Needell proud. EDMUNDS VIDEO http://www.Edmunds.com is a car-shopping web site driven to make car buying easy. We post at least two videos every week covering the latest cars and trucks with comprehensive reviews, comparisons, and tips & advice from our expert team of automotive editors. Subscribe for the latest Edmunds.com videos: http://tinyurl.com/8dklalg Related Links: Edmunds Price Promise: http://www.edmunds.com/price-promise.html Edmunds Mobile: http://www.edmunds.com/mobile/ Follow Us Twitter: https://twitter.com/Edmunds Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edmunds Google+: https://plus.google.com/+edmunds/
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX vs. 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 | Edmunds.com
For Edmunds' Inside Line article: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=121942 Sport compacts have it hard. Cars like the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and the 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 - along with competitors like the Honda Civic Si, Mini Cooper S and Volkswagen GTI - are expected to do mutually contradictory things with something approaching perfection. They're supposed to be quick but economical; athletic but comfortable; sporty but practical. Oh yeah, and they can't cost a lot. Go ahead and dream the impossible dream.
Mini Coupe Concept @ 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA)
Mini Coupe Concept @ 2009 FAS (IAA) http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=155786 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oed82OUvlW0 Mini Roadster Concept @ 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjD3VqlkcEQ The 2009 Mini Coupe Concept is a kind of birthday present, as the Mini brand celebrates 50 years since it began on August 26, 1959. And we'll all get to enjoy this present, because it will be presented in public for the first time at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. At a secret location near Munich, Mini's Design Director Gert Hildebrand tells us about his newest creation. "The idea to do a Mini coupe was born in our design center," he says. "New ideas never come from the board offices; they come from the floor of the design studio. BMW does trend analysis a lot and every three months we talk to Mini representatives from all over the world to discuss the needs of our clients. But we were never asked to do a coupe. We're close followers of blogs and so forth, and we just felt that people would like the idea of a car like this."