Tag: hatch

Rude: 2014 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio

The Fiat 500 is a hot hatch in caricature: small, nimble, and visceral. But like any good caricature, the most prominent features are accentuated to the extreme. Among its counterparts, it’s rather small, darty, and very vocal. I mean loud. Disturb the neighbors loud. It’s all part of […]

Fiesta on Fire: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

The Ford Fiesta is a brilliant little car. It’s the ideal mass market subcompact; well built, efficient, and enjoyable to drive. For an enthusiast, though, the Fiesta doesn’t stand out from the crowd. The hot hatchback market is full of cars that are more exciting to look at […]

3 Turned Up to 11: 2013 Mazdaspeed 3

More power: a simple formula to turn an ordinary car into a performance machine. Mazda, with its performance roots, bestows a select few of its models with that special treatment. The results are badged Mazdaspeed. Adding “speed” to the name of a model is a bold move. What […]

Turbo Torpedo: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

I must start with an admission. I have been fairly outspoken about my dislike for matte paint calling it dull, unimpressive, and generally useless to the general public. While matte paint might not be the best option for every driver, the matte gray paint on our tester turned out to […]