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At $15,500, Could This 1987 VW T3 Type 2 ‘Doka’ Be Your Type of Truck?

VW never officially sold Vanagon Dokas (Double Cab) in the U.S., but as today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender proves, they’re desirable enough to warrant a DIY effort. Will this one’s present price prove equally desirable?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The 2022 Polaris Slingshot Spoke To The Deepest Parts Of My Fun-Loving Soul

There’s a part of my soul that I’ve nicknamed the Butt Rock Dad. It’s that bit of me that can listen to Van Halen every single day without ever getting tired of David Lee Roth’s howling, that enjoys the look of a well-mown lawn as I sip a cool beer, that indulges in terrible puns […]

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Watch A Tesla Model S Plaid’s Brakes Catch Fire During Testing

The brakes on the Model S Plaid have come under fire recently for poor heat dissipation. Throttle House was one of the first to make the brakes a sticking point, but even Hagerty’s Randy Pobst (as told by Jason Cammisa on the Carmudgeon Show podcast) had little confidence in the heavy sedan’s ability to slow […]

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This Car Show Looks To The Future To Celebrate Electric Propulsion

The times they are a-changin’. There was a time not that long ago when emissions regulations were considered the downfall of automotive enthusiasm. After that fuel injection was considered the downfall of automotive enthusiasm. Now electrification is currently being demonized as the downfall of automotive enthusiasm. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Car Show Looks To The Future To Celebrate Electric Propulsion

The times they are a-changin’. There was a time not that long ago when emissions regulations were considered the downfall of automotive enthusiasm. After that fuel injection was considered the downfall of automotive enthusiasm. Now electrification is currently being demonized as the downfall of automotive enthusiasm. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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California’s Small Engine Sales Ban Goes After RV Generators Too

A couple of months ago, California stunned landscapers and homeowners with proposed legislation to ban the sale of new small off-road engines. But the legislation doesn’t just impact lawncare as it also seeks to replace the generators used in RVs with battery power stations as well. RV owners, buyers and dealerships…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Feds Are Eyeballing Lucid’s $24 Billion ‘Peak SPAC’ Deal

I guess if you’re following in the footsteps of Tesla, you might as well get an SEC investigation, too, right? All that and more in The Morning Shift for December 6, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Semi Truck Drags Sedan Down Illinois Highway

If I hear about a passenger car being involved in a collision with a semi-truck, I’d assume that would be nothing left resembling an automobile. The driver usually doesn’t survive the incident or is seriously injured at best. I would never believe that the driver would be waving out the side window to another car, […]

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Escaped Horse Runs Onto Massachusetts Highway

I’ve seen some strange things while driving on highways that I wished were recorded on camera, from the just disappointing like discarded furniture sitting on the shoulder to the absurd like a tow truck centipede. Yes, a tow truck towing a disabled tow truck towing another disabled tow truck. However, I’ve never seen…Read more… Continue […]

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Despite Reports, Ford Says Its F-150 Lightning Is Not Delayed

Earlier today, there was a bit of confusion surrounding the Ford F-150 Lightning and when the trucks would eventually be delivered. Social media posts, an article that’s since been taken down on Teslarati.com, and a forum post on F150Gen14.com all said that the EV truck would be delayed until September of next year.…Read more… Continue […]

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Despite Reports, Ford Says Its F-150 Lightning Is Not Delayed

Earlier today, there was a bit of confusion surrounding the Ford F-150 Lightning and when the trucks would eventually be delivered. Social media posts, an article that’s since been taken down on Teslarati.com, and a forum post on F150Gen14.com all said that the EV truck would be delayed until September of next year.…Read more… Continue […]

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Here’s 5 Car-Shaped Whistles Cooler Than That Tesla Cyberwhistle

Yesterday, Tesla did one of those things were they turn some stupid joke made by their reclusive CEO Elon Musk into A Thing that Teslaterians can be convinced to buy, like those absurdly overpriced satin shorts or that absurdly overpriced tequila. This time the joke is a real knee-slapper referencing all of the recent…Read more… […]

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California Car Dealer Sues BMW And Mercedes Over Lease Buyout Restrictions

If you were leasing a car, there was a time when you could trade that leased car to any dealership instead of giving it back to the brand you got it from. Due to the used car shortage, several automakers are no longer allowing these third-party lease buyouts, and a California luxury car dealer has […]

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At $17,500, Would You Capture This 2002 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning In A Bottle?

With the Ranger Splash and today’s Nice Price or No Dice SVT Lightning, Ford declared the step-side to be the sporty truck of choice. Let’s see if we agree and whether or not this hot F-150 comes with a price that’s just as agreeable.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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At $17,500, Would You Capture This 2002 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning In A Bottle?

With the Ranger Splash and today’s Nice Price or No Dice SVT Lightning, Ford declared the step-side to be the sporty truck of choice. Let’s see if we agree and whether or not this hot F-150 comes with a price that’s just as agreeable.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How to Repair Your Crumbling Sidewalk Curb

One of the first things any new homeowner discovers is that a house is basically entropy in building form. From the moment a house is born, it’s dying—eaten by termites, digested by rot, eventually subject to any number of cataclysmic natural disasters. You thought you were borrowing a worrisome amount of money in…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Repair Your Crumbling Sidewalk Curb

One of the first things any new homeowner discovers is that a house is basically entropy in building form. From the moment a house is born, it’s dying—eaten by termites, digested by rot, eventually subject to any number of cataclysmic natural disasters. You thought you were borrowing a worrisome amount of money in…Read more… Continue […]

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Nissan’s Lunar Rover Prototype Could Hint At Styling For Next-Gen Nissan Rogue

Nissan has been working with Japan’s space exploration agency, JAXA, to develop a lunar rover prototype with Nissan-developed electric all-wheel control technology derived from Nissan’s e-4ORCE system developed for their upcoming electric crossover, the Ariya. It has also been speculated, solely by me at this point,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Higher Gas Prices Are Putting The Squeeze On Gig Drivers

With gas prices up 59% over the past 12 months, Uber and Lyft drivers are being forced to work longer hours to make the same money. That or they’re forced to quit. All that and more in The Morning Shift for December 2, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Higher Gas Prices Are Putting The Squeeze On Gig Drivers

With gas prices up 59% over the past 12 months, Uber and Lyft drivers are being forced to work longer hours to make the same money. That or they’re forced to quit. All that and more in The Morning Shift for December 2, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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