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Edmunds: Best Car Matches for Valentine’s Day | Michigan News

By MICHAEL CANTU, Edmunds

February is the month of love, and for many people, that means trying to find Mr. or Mrs. Right. The same goes for cars. It isn’t easy finding the right one, and many have personalities of their own. So why not choose your next car as you would a date? The car experts at Edmunds have evaluated five cars with distinct personalities in the hopes of matching you with the next automotive love of your life.

We’ve listed the vehicles in ascending order of price and added destination fees to the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

THE HOPELESS ROMANTIC: MAZDA MX-5 MIATA

A hopeless romantic is someone who can’t help but love someone who may not always make the most sense. The Mazda MX-5 Miata has attractive styling, is fun to drive, and can rekindle the love you once had for a manual transmission. But the Miata

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The Day – Porsche Cayman GTS sings sweet music for the sports car purist

In this age of rapid technological change, we crave analog experiences. We enjoy unplugged instrumental music. Or cozying up with a page-turning novel rather than a digital Kindle. In the auto world, the normally aspirated, rear-wheel-drive manual sports car is the purist’s choice. MX-5 Miata, Mustang GT, Subaru BRZ.

The summit of the art form is the Porsche Cayman GTS.

With its howling 394-horsepower flat-6 engine amidships, six-speed manual shifter and tight chassis, it is the Stradivarius of pure automotive instruments. On the writhing roads west of Hell, Mich., the Cayman proved why you have to take this thoroughbred out of the city to fully realize its potential.

Hadley Road swells and dips like a roller-coaster with blind turns and long straightaways. The Cayman GTS stuck to every undulation like a fly to flypaper. Its steering is telepathic, hitting my marks — the front and rear ends a symphony of

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Labor Day Weekend Car Sales Could Be Slow

Car buyers could find it tough to locate the traditional Labor Day weekend deals that had been a hallmark of the auto retailer calendar until the COVID-19 pandemic as dealers struggle to keep their lots full amid supply chain bottlenecks this year.

Many dealers have such low supplies this weekend they are actually cutting their advertising budgets this month and closing up shop Friday and Saturday rather than welcoming streams of buyers, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

The pandemic forced many car factories to shut down in early 2020, but even as they’ve tried to restart production over the past year, a global computer-chip shortage has hampered U.S. auto production and led to a shortage of available new cars.

“Customers are walking in and saying, ‘Hey, I really want this vehicle.’ Well, yeah, so do we,” said Scott Smith, president of Smith Automotive Group, which operates

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Car Buyers to Find Sparse Lots This Labor Day Weekend – What’s News

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Marc Stewart: Walmart raises its minimum wage. Plus, more automakers cut production amid the global chip shortage and how that’s making it even harder to buy a car.

Nora Naughton: If you find a car that works for you, you should really walk away with it in that moment.

Marc Stewart: And why some Millennials are taking a break from work. It’s Friday, September 3rd, I’m Marc Stewart with the Wall Street Journal. Here’s the A.M. edition of What’s News, the top headlines in business stories moving your world today.
We begin in Japan, where prime minister Yoshihide Suga said he won’t seek re-election as ruling party leader later this month, effectively ending his term after just a year in office. Suga’s decision to step down may bring a

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