Weekly Roundup: Most popular stories and new car reviews

Most popular stories:

5. Car Review: 2015 Nissan Micra — Nissan’s ultra-affordable Micra drives beyond its sub-$10,000 price tag. Just don’t expect to find many amenities inside

2015 Nissan Micra

2015 Nissan Micra
Liz Leggett, Driving

4. Pickup Comparison: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Ram 1500  In battle of the full-size haulers, Ram comes out the winner

3. Five fun classics you can buy right now for under $5,000 Think you need big money for classic car fun? Try some of these affordable classics

2. 10 reasons I want Willie Nelson’s 1983 tour bus  The vintage touring bus, which sold for $80,000, is like a time machine back to an era of headbands and wood panelling

1. Motor Mouth: ‘Green’ cars still a giant waste of money  The numbers don’t lie: spending green to get green isn’t worth the cost

New car reviews:

2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S: Heavy four-door sedan offers mind-blowing speed with actually usable back seats

2014 Kia Forte5 Luxury: Hot hatch comes loaded to the hilt with luxury-like features – at a fraction of the price

2015 BMW M3 and M4: The newest M is not only the best car BMW builds today, but easily the best M car ever conceived for public use

2015 BMW M4

2015 BMW M4
Derek McNaughton, Driving

2015 Volkswagen Golf: Seventh-generation Golf comes in three distinct flavours, each smoother, faster and roomier than ever before

2014 Audi RS 7: Audi’s red 560-horsepower gangster of a sedan is a gorgeous, fast car that makes both men and women swoon

2014 Honda Ridgeline Touring: Honda’s neglected mid-size pickup still has a lot to offer, but it’s in desperate need of a proper update

Other interesting things you should check out:

Classic Car Club does a review of an old car that BMW fans will fall in love with: a 1974 BMW 2002 that was converted into an M2. If you love analog cars, you have to read this story.
Speaking of analog cars, Popular Mechanics makes a pretty good/entertaining case for saving the manual transmission: giggles and “performance art.”
Wired has a really cool list of 17 of the most bizarre but beautiful cars they think were ever built. There are some retro, quirky stunners on this list. They’ll make you smile.

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