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Hear Me Out: Take Your Fun Car On The Holiday Road Trip

It’s Thanksgiving Eve, one of the busiest travel days of the busiest travel week of the year. It seems like everyone’s either buying a plane ticket out to see relatives, or loading up the Family Truckster to eat through the miles on four wheels. But as you’re packing your things, ask yourself a question: Which […]

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I Somehow Own 14 Cars And A Transit Bus… What Have I Done?

I recently received surprising news that two cars I haven’t even seen in over a year may soon be coming home. Their awaited return got me thinking, just how many cars do I own? Dear reader, I counted and I tell you, my mouth dropped when I realized I’m sitting on a pile of 15 […]

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The Mercedes W124 Had A Truly Wild Front Suspension Setup

This may come as a shock to many of you, but I am not an automotive engineer. I can appreciate the intricacies of how a car is designed and built, but if you handed me a factory and a blank piece of graph paper the result would probably look more like The Homer than the […]

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I’m Trading My Viper and F-150 Lightning For Something That Can Tow Fast! What Should I Buy?

John has a 2003 Viper and a 2003 F-150 Lighting among various other cars in his fleet. He’s trying to pair things down and wants to trade the Viper and the truck for a tow vehicle that is also really fast. What car should he buy? Read more…

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The Hyundai Ioniq 5’s Taillights Are A Reminder That Hyundai-Kia Are Kicking Taillight Ass

Last night, I was conducting my weekly workshop about how to incorporate side marker lighting into erotic fiction at America’s twelfth-best automotive lighting semi-legal hash bar, Amberflash. I was workshopping a very intense scene with a writer involving light bondage and a ‘68 Firebird rear side marker lamp when I… Read more…

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The 2022 Suzuki Jimny Light Commercial Vehicle Can Still Do All Of The Amazing Things

The release of the 2022 Suzuki Jimny Light Commercial Vehicle marks the return of our favorite little off-roader to the U.K., after the Jimny was pulled for compliance reasons in the country. Despite leaving the passenger car market, the fourth-gen Jimny is still popular in the U.K., and Carwow has a new review of the […]

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Which Car Will You Pick From This Random Medical Center Parking Lot?

Monday I had to drive my mother to an appointment at a huge medical center for some mildly invasive tests. The results came out well, so nobody worry, but it did mean that I had to spend about two hours in the massive parking lot of this medical center. There was no Wi-Fi and poor […]

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Everything About This Turbo Manual Dodge Caravan Is Perfect Except The Price

If that extremely rare Toyota 2000GT from earlier today isn’t really your jam, then I may have the thing for you. This 1989 Dodge Caravan LE with its manual transmission, rad badging and turbo is the ‘holy grail’ of Chrysler minivans. What’s not perfect is its $25,000 price.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Blip: Dimension Rust

I like what Opel was attempting here, focusing on the car, free from the constraints and influences of whatever environment it may be seen in, but their choice of an abstracted no-space here is a bit odd. Because it looks just like severely rusted sheet metal. It looks like David Tracy’s blood. It looks like […]

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I Need A Stylish Sports Car That Can Fit A Tall Driver! What Should I Buy?

Chris is looking to treat himself to a sports car, but he is 6’6” so fitting comfortably is a high priority. He also wants something with timeless style and ideally a manual transmission. He has a pretty healthy budget for this two-door; what car should he buy?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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I Want A Car That Can Take My Kids Camping! What Should I Buy?

Adam lives in Texas and likes to take his kids camping. He has been using a Scion xB, which has been fine for two campers, but now that his youngest is old enough for an adventure they need a bigger ride. What car should he buy? Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Oldsmobile LSS Is A Luxury Highway Bomber You Forgot Existed

Yet another vehicle has found itself a home in my shared fleet. This one isn’t some horribly complicated Volkswagen but a sporty sedan from a dead brand known for selling cars to the elderly. The Oldsmobile LSS looks like your grandpa’s car, but it’s actually a hoot to drive.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Every Garage Should Have A Parts Washer And You’ll Be Surprised By How Cheap They Are

Over the past few weeks we’ve looked a crowfoot wrench, a tool that allows you to turn a fastener in a cramped space; a huge battery that can provide power out in the field without emissions or noise; and a propane heater, a device to keep your butt and your hands warm this coming cold […]

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My Volkswagen GTI Has Been A Nightmare And I Need To Replace It. What Car Should I Buy?

Alex lives in Chicago and bought a 200,000-mile GTI during the pandemic. His maintenance and repair costs are exceeding what he paid for it, so it’s time for him to cut his losses and move on. He has a $10,000 budget to get something that is also fun, but won’t be a money pit. Read […]

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Ioniq 5 Production Actually Hasn’t Been Delayed, Hyundai Says

Hyundai has a lot riding on the Ioniq 5, the first battery-electric vehicle built on its new E-GMP platform that will underpin a multitude of future models. The retro-styled crossover has been on sale in Europe and South Korea since the second quarter of this year, while Hyundai’s U.S. website initially listed a fall…Read more… […]

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I Need A Big American Family Car! What Should I Buy?

Darrell is relocating from Australia to Portland, Oregon. He wants a big, comfortable, and most importantly American family car. This is his opportunity to buy a vehicle that was not available in the Land Down Under. What car should he buy?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here Are The Best Cars No One Bought

The Chevy SS was so hyped leading up to release that General Motors projected sales of 15,000 to 20,000 per year. After reality set in, the company lowered that estimate to between 2,000 and 3,000. Hundreds were sold a month, and by the time the sedan was discontinued in 2017 — its best year — […]

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Here Are The Best Cars No One Bought

The Chevy SS was so hyped leading up to release that General Motors projected sales of 15,000 to 20,000 per year. After reality set in, the company lowered that estimate to between 2,000 and 3,000. Hundreds were sold a month, and by the time the sedan was discontinued in 2017 — its best year — […]

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Here Are The Best Cars No One Bought

The Chevy SS was so hyped leading up to release that General Motors projected sales of 15,000 to 20,000 per year. After reality set in, the company lowered that estimate to between 2,000 and 3,000. Hundreds were sold a month, and by the time the sedan was discontinued in 2017 — its best year — […]

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Rivian Seeks $80 Billion Valuation In IPO

Rivian announced today that it has filed its S1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an IPO filing this November, according to Automotive News. The news comes amid delays and setbacks as the company has yet to deliver a single vehicle, though our own David Tracy is scheduled to drive the R1T next month. […]

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