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The Porsche CaymanCredit: Wikipedia.

The Porsche Cayman
Credit: Wikipedia.

The top choice from the L.A. Auto Show for the editors at Autoblog is (drum roll, please) the Porsche Cayman.

They go so far as to say it’s THE Porsche to buy — and not the 911.

Crazy, huh?

But take a look (at the specs and features). All around, an amazing vehicle.

Keep in mind, the editors did take some time to describe how the L.A. Auto Show often “gets shafted on ultra-hot reveals simply because it falls directly between a major European auto show (either Paris or Frankfurt, depending on the year)” and the Detroit Auto Show.

Maybe not the same could be said for the other choices, but hey, it’s all about the criteria. Check out the full list here — rounding out the other choices in the “Top Five L.A. Auto Show Debuts” were:

No. 2: 2014 Jaguar XFR-S

No. 3: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

No. 4: 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

No. 5: 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition

If you want to decide for yourself, then check the extensive galleries from Inside Line. Check out even more pics here.

The editors of Edmunds’ InsideLine surveyed tech-related features for 2013 vehicles — and picked their top nine.

As noted in the piece, some of the innovations shown may only be in a few models, but you can expect them to be offered in more cars over time, e.g. park assist.

Automatic seat temperature control isn’t exactly a heart-grabber but other items like the tablet-style center stack control interface, as found in the Tesla Model S, will have your salivary glands working.

In the “about time” category, you have the foot-operated, touchless liftgate which the Ford Escape shows prominently in its TV ads. But our favorites have to be the back-up collision intervention system and passenger-side mirror-mounted blind-spot camera.

Of course, this article falls a little short when it comes to mentioning the connected car and features like those offered by the Viper SmartStart. But, keep in mind, this article is mainly excluding aftermarket mods, etc.

Read full coverage on the upcoming 2013 feature from Insideline.com below here:

Best New Car Features for 2013

The Aston Martin DB5.
Credit: Wikipedia.

With the new Daniel Craig James Bond movie, Skyfall, about to hit theaters it’s that time again to argue over the best Bond cars of all time!

And once again it’s the Aston Martin DB5.

For us, it’s always the DB5. After all these years, it’s STILL the DB5.

Which makes us wonder why the movie franchise’s producers haven’t been able to create a better and more tricked-out Bond vehicle after five decades.

Seriously, what’s up with that?

We’ve had the Pierce Brosnan iteration of James Bond windsurf down a giant iceberg as it’s being melted by a giant laser — can the move minds really not think up an idea to top the DB5?

Maybe they should consider a custom car. We could think of a few ….

Check out a full photo gallery of the best Bond-mobiles from Edmunds’ InsideLine blog here:

InsideLine.com: 10 Best James Bond Cars

The Ferrari P45
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What dream car would you buy if you won the lottery?

The editors at Edmunds’ Inside Line had a little fun fantasizing about what they would get for $100,000-plus. We like Executive Editor Michael Jordan’s answer best: A Ford Focus ST! But that’s because we could afford one.

See how he justifies his answer in detail. (But smart-alecky answers aside; we’d probably go with a Ferrari. Of course!)

The Aston Martin seems to be at the top of the contributors’ lists — clearly because they all have the fantasy of being James Bond — like contributor James Riswick said after giving a list of “I’d love to say’s” he ends with: “I’d love to say all that, and it’d be true, but really it’s because I’m a giant James Bond nerd.” … I’m sure the V12 engine in some of the models doesn’t hurt either.

Ron Montoya really wanted to splurge, choosing the 2012 Tesla Model S that clocks in at $103,050 ($3,050 over budget!) Montoya said he could soften his breaking of the budget with a federal tax rebate of $7,500 after purchasing the car.

Check out the article on Insideline, and get jealous over all of the over-the-top luxury cars — I’m sure many of you will be saving your nickels and dimes for one these beauties.