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Compact Convertible SUVs Of the ’90s: A Retrospective

1990s kids will remember–there was a time when “car-like crossover SUVs” were novelties. And automakers, trying to reconcile a new combination of “fun off-roadiness” with practical compact designs, came up with some wacky stuff. Here are seven of my favorites and their significance.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Compact Convertible SUVs Of the ’90s: A Retrospective

1990s kids will remember–there was a time when “car-like crossover SUVs” were novelties. And automakers, trying to reconcile a new combination of “fun off-roadiness” with practical compact designs, came up with some wacky stuff. Here are seven of my favorites and their significance.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s Some of the Coolest Cars $3,000 Will Buy You in Los Angeles

With a Volkswagen Phaeton, a chop-top Jeep, Volvo C70 HT, Mercedes 420E or Nissan Xterra on the offering, the Craigslist in Los Angeles offers quite the cachet when the money is, in fact, an object. Let’s see what three grand will buy us in America’s most car-centric city.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s Some of the Coolest Cars $3,000 Will Buy You in Los Angeles

With a Volkswagen Phaeton, a chop-top Jeep, Volvo C70 HT, Mercedes 420E or Nissan Xterra on the offering, the Craigslist in Los Angeles offers quite the cachet when the money is, in fact, an object. Let’s see what three grand will buy us in America’s most car-centric city.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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IndyCar Is Finally Throwing Fast Cars Around COTA, And It’s About Damn Time

Back in September, IndyCar announced that the long wait was over, and that America’s top open-wheel racing would come to Circuit of the Americas. Just over a month later, a couple teams took part in a quick tire test around the 3.4-mile course for the first time, and our appetites only got wetter.Read more… Continue […]

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Alfa Romeo F1 Just Needs to Run Its Valentine’s Day Livery All Year

Modern Formula One is much of the same every year. The same teams often come out with the same or similar car liveries, and the same performance gap in the field. But each year, there’s always a slight break from routine—in the form of special car liveries that never actually compete. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Alfa Romeo F1 Just Needs to Run Its Valentine’s Day Livery All Year

Modern Formula One is much of the same every year. The same teams often come out with the same or similar car liveries, and the same performance gap in the field. But each year, there’s always a slight break from routine—in the form of special car liveries that never actually compete. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Where Are You Going to Put a Front Plate on a 2020 Toyota Supra?

An aesthetically unfortunate part of car ownership is that some states require you to stick a front license plate to your vehicle. Usually it’s fine, as modern bumpers are often designed with this in mind. But then there are cars like the 2020 Toyota Supra, which has a face that isn’t the most well-suited to have […]

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What’s In Your Cart, Bill Oakley? 

Welcome back to What’s In Your Cart, where we ask noteworthy readers and followers on @KinjaDeals and @ItsTheInventory about their favorite products, their shopping habits, and their deal hunting acumen. This week, we’re chatting with Bill Oakley, a television writer who gifted steamed hams to the world on The Simpsons…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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What’s In Your Cart, Bill Oakley? 

Welcome back to What’s In Your Cart, where we ask noteworthy readers and followers on @KinjaDeals and @ItsTheInventory about their favorite products, their shopping habits, and their deal hunting acumen. This week, we’re chatting with Bill Oakley, a television writer who gifted steamed hams to the world on The Simpsons…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The 2019 Ford Focus ST Gets a Lot More Power but Not Enough to Bring It to America

It’s Presidents’ Day here in the United States, which means you may have the day off depending on your job. Here’s something else that won’t be showing up to work in America: the all-new Ford Focus ST, which is not destined to come our way on the heels of Ford’s decision to kill its entire […]

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At $15,000, Could This 1969 Lincoln Continental Mark III Drive You to Drinking?

The whole idea of a “Hot Rod Lincoln” may be long in the past, but with Cragars and a big 460, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mark III might just be an effective reminder. That is, if it doesn’t cost too many Benjamins.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Denny Hamlin Plays the Ultimate Game of Defense to Win the 2019 Daytona 500 

Because it almost never works out, most NASCAR drivers don’t want to be the leader going into the final lap in a race at Daytona International Speedway. But Denny Hamlin led the field to the green flag in a two-lap overtime shootout in Sunday’s Daytona 500 and made it work, playing the ultimate game of […]

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