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Jan. 12-16, 2012
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Photos: Fresh debuts in Boston

Photos: Fresh debuts in Boston
Now in its 55th year, the New England International Auto Show is welcoming 2012 with a string of attractive, fuel-efficient vehicles in all price segments.

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Boston auto show features small engines, big rides

Boston auto show features small engines, big rides

The hottest cars at this year’s New England International Auto Show, which opened at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, pack smaller, more fuel-efficient engines without trying to compromise performance or style. (By Clifford Atiyeh, Boston Globe)
Boston Globe top drives for 2012

Boston Globe top drives for 2012

If you’re in the market for a new car next year, add these 10 vehicles to your short list.
Will the Dodge Dart be a high-caliber replacement?

Will the Dodge Dart be a high-caliber replacement?

The Dart, introduced Monday at the Detroit Auto Show, is aimed at giving Dodge a solid presence in the compact sedan segment. (By Bill Griffith, Boston Globe)

5 promising changes for the car buying experience

The most optimistic forecast for 2012 is for sales to top 14 million units here at home. To get there, the auto industry is starting to change how (and why) people buy cars in the first place. (By Bill Griffith, Boston Globe)
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My Honda Civic nearly stalls out

Driving our 2001 Honda Civic EX, when slowing down to a stop, the car nearly stalls out. Just before the car stalls, the engine speeds up and just in the nick of time, stays running.
Best all-wheel-drive cars under $30,000

Best all-wheel-drive cars under $30,000

Center differentials aren't just for high-end cars. We rate 16 top all-wheel-drive cars under $30,000.
New Mazda CX-5 set to challenge CR-V, Escape

New Mazda CX-5 set to challenge CR-V, Escape

There’s a heavyweight competition looming between Honda and Ford in the compact SUV segment. And a third wannabe contender, the Mazda CX-5, is tossing its nameplate into that ring. (By Bill Griffith, Boston Globe)

New cars under $20,000

New cars under $20,000
Thanks to very tough global competition, many automakers are lowering prices or offering attractive annual percentage rates, and nowhere is this more prevalent than in the sub-$20,000 range.

10 best-selling cars in New England

10 best-selling cars in New England
Despite recalls and Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, Toyota continues to top the sales charts, as does Honda. (By Clifford Atiyeh, Boston.com)
Best resale values

Best resale values

If resale value is No. 1 among your priorities, you might find yourself looking at utility vehicles and mid-sized pickup trucks, according to Kelley Blue Book’s 2012 Best Resale Value Awards.

2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
In Los Angeles, the auto industry revealed some of its fastest and most extravagant models to date, like the new Mercedes SLS AMG with 563 horsepower. (By George Kennedy, Boston.com)
New 2012 Jeeps

New 2012 Jeeps

New England represents 22 percent of Jeep sales, the most of any region in the United States. Here is what's changing for the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, and Compass. (By Bill Griffith)