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I Got Tired Of My Car Batteries Dying So I Got This To Keep Them Alive

Over the last few weeks we’ve played around with an adhesive that does as it says on the tin; looked at the the pass-through ratchet, a tool strong and versatile enough to be your daily driver ratchet; and explored an ultrasonic cleaner, a device that cleans parts and tools without all of the hard labor. […]

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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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At $49,999, Would You Expect This 2007 Bentley Continental GTC To Sell PDQ?

Today’s Nice Price or No Dice Bentley shares its underpinnings with the Volkswagen Phaeton but offers something the failed VW halo car never did — a raisable roof. Let’s see if that, and appreciably low miles, can make its price something that gets a rise too.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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I Visited An Abandoned Nazi Vacation Spot After My $600 Minivan Stranded Me In Sweden

It was the fall of 2020, and I was galavanting around Europe in a rare diesel manual Chrysler minivan that I had bought for 500 Euros. I had just driven 1,000 miles from Nürnberg, Germany to the middle of nowhere, Sweden, and I had a Germany-bound Ferry to catch in the morning. Unfortunately, I had […]

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I Visited An Abandoned Nazi Vacation Spot After My $600 Minivan Stranded Me In Sweden

It was the fall of 2020, and I was galavanting around Europe in a rare diesel manual Chrysler minivan that I had bought for 500 Euros. I had just driven 1,000 miles from Nürnberg, Germany to the middle of nowhere, Sweden, and I had a Germany-bound Ferry to catch in the morning. Unfortunately, I had […]

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This Chinese Carmaker Is Building Cars From Histories That Never Happened

I think it’s well understood that what generally qualifies as the best sort of automotive design are ideas that are new, novel, and break some new ground, always moving forward, always advancing. That’s all great, but when it comes to stuff people just like, the rules are pretty different. For example, if I had a […]

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What Do You Want To Know About Off-Roading A Volkswagen ID.4?

Back in September, I got to hustle a Volkswagen ID.4 AWD through the mountains near Chattanooga, Tennessee. I had a blast doing it, but I wondered, how do these handle off-road? Later this week I’ll be able to answer that question when I play with a pair of ID.4s in the desert in California. What do […]

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An All-Electric Lancia Delta Restomod Will Take The World Rallycross Circuit Next Year

One fun side effect of EV fever is the sudden urge to revive every beloved enthusiast car of yore with electric power. Sure, it’s getting a little predictable, but you’ll never hear me complain about smart people doing cool shit with an old Opel Manta chassis, or making the Quattro spiritual successor Audi refuses to.Read […]

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The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Is The Perfect EV For Technophobes

It sounds strange to point to a brand-new, all-electric vehicle as being a great vehicle for the drivers in this world that hate all this superfluous tech that jams into our cars these days, but I want you to hear me out. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 serves a niche that definitely exists, and it serves […]

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Volkswagen Leads Industry In Boasting How Many Electric Cars It Will Build

Building electric cars is only a small component of running a successful EV company in this day and age. Getting people to believe that you will be soon building many more EVs is critical, and in that field, it’s all Tesla versus VW. All that and more in The Morning Shift for November 22, 2021.Read […]

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Volkswagen To Build New Factory in Wolfsburg To Counter Tesla

Change is coming to the largest automobile manufacturing complex in the world, or nearby it at least. Volkswagen announced plans to build a new factory near the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, earlier this month. The factory is being explicitly constructed to produce electric vehicles.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Mexico’s JAC E10X Is A Reminder That America Needs Cheap Electric Cars

Chinese carmaker JAC is celebrating the debut of its new EV for the Mexican market, the 2022 JAC E10x. What’s worth celebrating here isn’t just that it’s an EV in Mexico — though I love to see EVs taking off in all the markets. The E10X is worth celebrating because it’s an EV with over […]

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Here’s How Porsche Got An In On E-Bikes

For almost a hundred years, Porsche has made very nice gas-powered cars. But, did you know that since the 1990s it has also dabbled in bike manufacturing? Now, it’s ambitions for the bike world have taken a huge step forward as it becomes a serious investor in e-bikes.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s How Much Your Cars Are Worth

Car values are up—way up. As the chip shortage leaves brands unable to put completed new models on showroom floors, dealers are desperately turning to you, the used car owner, to bring in your car to trade-in or sell. Luckily, the whole supply and demand situation is coming out in the owner’s favor, with some model…Read […]

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Here’s How Much Your Cars Are Worth

Car values are up—way up. As the chip shortage leaves brands unable to put completed new models on showroom floors, dealers are desperately turning to you, the used car owner, to bring in your car to trade-in or sell. Luckily, the whole supply and demand situation is coming out in the owner’s favor, with some model…Read […]

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Tesla And Toyota Are Still Mad About The Union-Made EV Tax Credit

Nonunion automakers don’t like a proposed tax credit, Joe Biden drove a Hummer EV, and get ready for VinFast. All that and more in The Morning Shift for November 18, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tesla And Toyota Are Still Mad About The Union-Made EV Tax Credit

Nonunion automakers don’t like a proposed tax credit, Joe Biden drove a Hummer EV, and get ready for VinFast. All that and more in The Morning Shift for November 18, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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So Deregulated Flying Is Just Getting Forever Worse, Huh?

At first, flying gave great service but was expensive. Then the service became bad but at least it was cheap. Now the service is getting worse and more expensive. You gotta love deregulation! All that and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, November 17, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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