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Will The Ford Bronco II Ever Get A Chance To Be Cool?

The value of old SUVs has continued to climb since we first started noticing this trend years ago. I’m convinced that in the not-too-distant future, anything with four-wheel drive that looks vaguely rugged will be selling for too much money. A year ago I would have said “except for the Bronco II,” but now I’m […]

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This Is America’s Most Embarrassing Automotive Engineering Failure

America has had an incredible, dynamic, and often quite innovative automotive industry for well over a century, but that rich automotive history also includes many missteps and some outright failures. There’s one engineering failure, though, that makes the Pinto gas tank placement and the Vega’s engine woes seem like…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Auto Racing Has A Big Sponsor-Driven Broadcast Problem

This will be Fox’s last year broadcasting the World Endurance Championship for now, as even the series is tired of having Le Mans coverage unexpectedly swapped for golf highlights. While the WEC has given fans the live stream we want for years, the biggest problem is that auto racing’s sponsors haven’t caught up with…Read more… […]

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How to Feel Productive Without Being Productive

Most people are interested in getting something done. But maybe you aren’t. Maybe you just want to feel productive, or efficient, or hard-working, without having to actually accomplish something. You can’t just start doing that. First you need to plan, and first you need to plan to plan.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Let’s All Stop Saying Bless You

Here’s a cool thing. When you’re sick, or allergic, or something flies up your nose, and you spasm and expel mucus, it’s polite for anyone around you, including complete strangers, to call attention to it. In English-speaking countries they say “Bless you,” in most of Europe they say “Health.” In almost every culture, …Read more… […]

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Movie Theaters Should Have Intermissions

Movie theaters are a nightmare. They’re expensive, they’re loud—but most importantly, I can’t start and stop the movie. At home, I rarely make it through a movie without pausing at least once for a snack refill and a bathroom break. That alone makes home rental better than the theater, MoviePass or no. One thing would…Read […]

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I Hate The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport And Everything It Stands For

No car I have driven epitomizes everything that’s wrong with cars today more than the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. It’s irritating to drive and isn’t even comfortable. Yet its worst sin is what it represents: the phasing out of a segment that got many of us into cars in the first place in favor of […]

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Kia Will Have A Hard Time Selling The Stinger GT Unless It Fixes Its Antiquated Dealerships

Kia has now officially taken a serious shot at the usual European sports sedans with the Stinger GT. According to the reviews, the new Stinger is pretty impressive, but to truly make a dent in luxury market, Kia needs to look beyond the cars and fix their dealerships, which, for the most part, are, shall […]

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Formula One’s Never-Ending Grid Penalties Need To Stop

For Formula One teams struggling with reliability issues, qualifying can feel like the place where you can run the session, but the results don’t matter. Grid penalties will send you to the back anyway. We’re not even done with practice at Monza and four cars already have grid penalties. It’s too much. It’s been too…Read […]

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