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 2021-03-30 15:05 

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The Kia EV6 Is Proof That Things Are Different Now...

The pecking order of performance amongst automakers isn't set in stone, but it's always been somewhat predictable. Over the years, Kia's displayed an appetite for subverting those expectations, with cars like the Stinger and K900 rejecting the...

 2021-03-30 14:45 

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The Lexus LF-Z Electrified Is The Good-Looking Future Of Lexus...

There is an argument out there, and quite a good one, that probably the most sensible car purchase, if one is of a certain privilege, is a Lexus, given Lexus's dependability and overall comfort. Which means that we should pay some attention to what th...

 2021-03-30 14:19 

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Car Companies Admit Their EV Plans Aren't Enough...

If you think people are going to just line up for electric Ford F-150s next year, you've got another thing coming. Hell, even Ford knows it. All that and more in The Morning Shift for March 30, 2021....

 2021-03-30 13:45 

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How Should Other Brands Electrify Their Names?...

Volkswagen of America confirmed its name change to Voltswagen today. While our editors think about the VW tattoo that they are going to get, we're still not totally sold that this isn't an early April Fools' Day prank....

 2021-03-30 13:44 

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Blip: Young SS...

I'm back! Yesterday I took the kid up to Duncan Imports to look at a bunch of cars, among which was this amazing Subaru 360 Young SS—the sporty version of the tiny Subaru 360. Where the normal 360 made about 16 horsepower, the Young SS one, with...

 2021-03-30 13:35 

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Chevrolet Mexico's New Compact Van Has Charmed Me...

Chevy is redesigning its car-based pickup, the Tornado. The coupe-ute is reportedly getting bigger, according to Motorpasion. For Tornado fans, this is kind of a bust. But in a strange balancing of the scales, another commercial Chevy is getting smaller. ...

 2021-03-30 12:30 

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Here's Car Talk's 100 Percent Effective Way To Teach Someone To Drive A Stick...

Turns out, there's a 100 percent effective way to teach people to drive a stick shift. I first heard it several years ago from the sainted Tappet Brothers, and I've taught maybe 25 or 30 people to drive a manual with it since — with a zero p...

 2021-03-30 12:00 

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At $18,888 Canadian, Is This 2010 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid An Actively Good Deal?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $18,888 Canadian, Is This 2010 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid An Actively Good Deal?...

 2021-03-30 00:15 

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I Can't Get Enough Of Watching Someone Else Ride Motorcycles On YouTube...

I log a lot of miles on two wheels. I did 2,000 miles just last week, for example. But when I'm home relaxing on the couch, I flip on YouTube on the big screen and ride bikes I've never ridden before from the perspective of Zack Courts on the Revz...

 2021-03-29 23:30 

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Buyers Are Fighting Tesla For Refunds After Reportedly Being Charged Twice For Recent Car Purchases...

Multiple new Tesla owners took to Twitter in an attempt to get some relief after they were charged twice for their new Teslas. Customers are finding the automaker resistant and slow in returning tens of thousands of dollars it took from their bank account...

 2021-03-29 22:45 

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Mini's Electric Hot Hatch Formula E Safety Car Has Extremely Good Wheels...

It probably doesn't send the right message when the safety car for your all-electric open-wheel racing series has an exhaust pipe, right? So now that Formula E's BMW i8 safety car has reached the end of its life, and BMW has announced it'll be...

 2021-03-29 22:00 

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The Rad Power Bikes RadWagon 4 Is Pretty Easy To Put Together And Pretty Easy To Love...

There's a lot of talk these days, and rightly so, about reducing car trips and replacing them with public transit, cycling, or walking. The reasons to do so are manifold, from reducing congestion to improving our environmental outlook to just plain be...

 2021-03-29 21:55 

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If Volkswagen Actually Changes Its Name To Voltswagen, I'll Get A VW Tattoo...

Today, reports that Volkswagen's U.S. arm would change its name to Voltswagen to reflect its transition to electric vehicle manufacturing started making the rounds. We were incredulous, but we posted about it because that's what posters do....

 2021-03-29 21:30 

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Here Are Your Worst Stories Of A Mechanic Trying To Screw You Over...

Therapist, bartender, mechanic: These are the three pillars of trust who form the foundation for a life well live (and secrets well kept.) A trusted mechanic can be as faithful and close to you as a family member. The entire thing falls apart if your own ...

 2021-03-29 20:55 

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The Dacia Sandero's Most Brilliant Feature Is Something Every Cheap Car Should Steal...

Remember when a touchscreen in a car was the height of luxury? It may be hard to recall today, but high-res, full-color, touch-sensitive displays weren't always as cheap to produce and as commonplace as they are now. It's even standard equipment i...

 2021-03-29 20:20 

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What Do You Want To Know About The 2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster?...

I got my start at Jalopnik by blogging about the production of the 2015 Bond movie, Spectre. That movie introduced a new Aston Martin concept design, dubbed the DB10, which did not go into production, but instead previewed the now-current Aston Martin Van...

 2021-03-29 19:55 

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The Ever Given Is Powered By A 79,500-HP Diesel Engine Bigger Than Most Houses...

The Ever Given is finally free and moving under its own power. As it sails out of the way so the Suez Canal can open again, it does so with a colossal 11-cylinder two-stroke diesel engine that's larger than most houses....

 2021-03-29 19:35 

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Friendship Ended With Honda E, Now The Brabus 92R Is My Best Friend...

It's no secret that I am a big fan of the Honda E, perhaps in large part because it is forbidden fruit for those of us in the U.S. Still, I would like to announce that the Brabus 92R is my new best friend....

 2021-03-29 19:04 

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Volkswagen Might Use The Name 'Voltswagen' And I Have Questions...

I know what you're thinking: Surely, this is a joke? Or a marketing ploy? Maybe someone on the PR side of Volkswagen of America hit "send" a few days early on an April Fools' press release?...

 2021-03-29 18:09 

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Meet The Dredgers And Tugboats That Freed The Ever Given...

It's like the old saying goes: It takes a village to rescue a Golden-class container ship. More specifically, it takes 18 tugboats and a dredger over a period of six days, if we're being pedantic....

 2021-03-29 17:40 

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The 2022 Ford Maverick Looks To Be Properly Tiny...

Ford's new sub-Ranger compact truck, the Maverick (at least we all think that's what it's going to be called) has been spotted testing again. This time though, we get a good idea of just how compact the new truck will be....

 2021-03-29 17:25 

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There's An Entire Car Company For Sale...

If you've ever wanted to own a car company, you're in luck because Falcon Motorsports is on the market right now for $675,000, all in. This is not a majority stake, nor senior partnership. We're talking an entire car company....

 2021-03-29 16:24 

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Fernando Alonso's Formula 1 Return Was Derailed By A Sandwich Wrapper...

The first race on the 2021 Formula 1 calendar was Sunday in Bahrain, where Lewis Hamilton won in somewhat thrilling fashion. But there were a lot of other storylines as well, like, how F1 returnee and former world champion Fernando Alonso would do. Not gr...

 2021-03-29 16:14 

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The Long-Lost Footage Of The Legendary $500 Postal Jeep Road Trip Is Finally Here On April 1...

Two years ago I took a hopeless, rotted-out $500 Postal Jeep on an impossible 3,500-mile road trip from Michigan to the off-road trails of Utah and back. My brother filmed the whole thing, and though Jalopnik lost the footage for many months, it is now fo...

 2021-03-29 15:11 

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Volkswagen Is Eating Its Own...

We have said it before, but VW's Dieselgate will never end. The German auto giant has been busy pivoting to electric cars to repair its tainted image, but now it has opened a new offensive: pursuing its old boss, the glowering Martin Winterkorn, for d...

 2021-03-29 14:20 

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This Peugeot Sedan Had A Porsche Transmission...

You wouldn't think much of a Peugeot 607 looking at it. You probably wouldn't think much sitting in it, either. But right beside you would be one thing interesting: a Tiptronic transmission, developed by Porsche....

 2021-03-29 14:05 

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When Did A Mechanic Try And Screw You?...

Mechanics are there for you when you try your best to fix your own car but fail. Unfortunately, sometimes a mechanic may not be that lifeline and instead become just another headache. When did a mechanic try and screw you?...

 2021-03-29 13:54 

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Ford Is Somehow Still Bungling New Product Launches...

More chip shortage nonsense, more SPAC nonsense, and what's the deal with Ford and new product launches? All that and more in The Morning Shift for March 29, 2021....

 2021-03-29 12:25 

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Cargo Ship 'Ever Given' Moves Slightly, Suez Canal Officials Cautiously Optimistic...

The cargo ship wedged in the Suez Canal and blocking international shipping was partially refloated early Monday morning, after five days in the canal. While this is good news, the work is not yet done....

 2021-03-29 12:00 

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At $6,650, Could This 1991 Mazda MX5 Miata Special Edition Be A Very Special Value?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $6,650, Could This 1991 Mazda MX5 Miata Special Edition Be A Very Special Value?...

 2021-03-28 21:00 

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Here Are The First Photos Of The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS's Massive Screen...

When Mercedes-Benz announced its 2022 EQS, it was quick to mention the MBUX Hyperscreen that spans the entire width of the dashboard. And while it released a few teaser images, we now have some actual renders of the full interior featuring the 56-inch (ye...

 2021-03-28 20:00 

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Hyundai Teams Up With Student-Led Team Creating An 805 HP Hydrogen Race Car...

Earlier this week, Hyundai announced that's partnering up with Forze Hydrogen Racing, a team of 60 students from the Technische Universiteit Delft (Delft University of Technology) in the Netherlands. The goal? Build a light, 805 horsepower hydrogen ra...

 2021-03-28 19:30 

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Driver Running From Police Almost Impales Himself On Railroad Crossing Barrier...

Trying to speed away from police that have caught you performing a traffic infraction is generally not a good idea, but it's especially stupid to try to speed through a railroad crossing barrier. One Mazda driver in Poland learned that the hard way&md...

 2021-03-28 19:00 

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Stellantis Solves Jeep Wrangler 4xe's Charging Problems With Trailhead Charging Stations...

When the Jeep Wrangler 4xe received its Environmental Protection Agency evaluation, its all-electric range turned out to be a little disappointing. Advertised as having a 25-mile all-electric range, it only boasted 21. While that's okay for a Jeep, it...

 2021-03-28 18:30 

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Maverick Viales Wins MotoGP Opener In Stunning Fashion...

Longtime MotoGP fans knew that the 2021 season opener at the Losail Circuit in Quatar would be a good one, but it's safe to say that no one was expecting Maverick Viales to show off one of his most impressive rides in years. It was a well-earned victo...

 2021-03-28 18:00 

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Evergreen Truck Blocks Chinese Motorway Mere Days After Evergreen Ship Blocks Suez Canal...

There are few things better than a good moment of serendipity, like, you know, a truck with an 'Evergreen' shipping container jamming up the Changchun-Shenzhen Expressway in Nanjing, China just a few days after a giant ship run by the 'Evergre...

 2021-03-28 17:00 

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Lewis Hamilton Barely Nabs Victory From Max Verstappen At Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix...

Formula One is back for 2021, and the opening race of the season has proved to be more chaotic than ever. It took a few tries to get the race started, but when it did, Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes proved why he's a seven-time World Champion by taking th...

 2021-03-28 16:00 

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MotoGP Qualifying: Explained...

MotoGP is back for the year, which means we are once again treated to the glory of bikes going very fast and duking it out in some of the most competitive racing you'll spend your weekend enjoying. And that also means it's time to start breaking d...

 2021-03-28 15:00 

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NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Says Dirt Racing Is Unprofessional Ahead Of Bristol Dirt Race...

Richard Petty, one of NASCAR's most iconic drivers and the man who won the sport's last dirt race at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, isn't exactly pleased with this weekend's event. Tons of pounds of dirt have been trucked into Brist...

 2021-03-28 14:00 

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Bogi Lateiner Of 'All Girls Garage' On The Empowerment Of Repairing Your Own Vehicle...

Bogi Lateiner epitomizes the term "car enthusiast." She may not have grown up going gaga over four-wheeled machines, but after buying a Volkswagen Beetle—her dream car—while in high school, she knew she'd found her path. She rebuil...

 2021-03-28 13:00 

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What's Your Favorite Song With A Car In The Title?...

Back when I was a young and innocent teen, I made a Jalopnik post asking everyone to share their favorite driving songs so that I could put them together into a big playlist. It was one of my worst decisions because, three years on, I still get emails fro...

 2021-03-27 21:00 

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NASCAR's iRacing Drama Highlights Some Of The Sport's Deeper Problems...

If you missed it, NASCAR hosted a sim race that was broadcast on television in the middle of the week. It's part of the series' push to broaden its scope after the success of the events during 2020's COVID-19 shutdown, resulting in this year&#...

 2021-03-27 20:00 

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Ryu Asada, Hot Wheels Design Legend, Dies At 42...

Cancer has taken another legend of the car community. Ryu Asada, who has designed cars for both Hot Wheels and Matchbox, has died at age 42 of colorectal cancer....

 2021-03-27 19:00 

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Johann Zarco Sets Top Speed Record In MotoGP After Hitting 225 MPH...

Records are falling at the Losail Circuit ahead of the MotoGP Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar. Johann Zarco of Premac set a new top speed record in MotoGP after topping out at 225.18 mph (362.4 km/h) during the series' fourth practice session....

 2021-03-27 18:00 

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Almost 95,000 Full-Size General Motors SUVs Recalled Over Seat Belt Damage...

Consumers buy full-size SUVs for plenty of reasons, but most are doing so for that coveted third-row seating. But it turns out that nearly 95,000 General Motors 2021 SUVs are being recalled because the belts in that third row can become, uh, quite damaged...

 2021-03-27 17:00 

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Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen Takes Pole Position At Inaugural 2021 F1 Race...

Today's the day. The sandbags have been released, and Formula One cars have taken to the track to show their stuff at the very first race of the 2021 season. And we've started off the season with Max Verstappen proving his Red Bull Racing machine ...

 2021-03-27 16:00 

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Bill Lester's Autobiography Is A Must-Read For Any NASCAR Fan...

Bill Lester's NASCAR Cup Series career only lasted three races, but if you only looked at those stats, you'd be missing out on a whole racing career dedicated to the art of going fast in anything. And that's one of the many reasons why Lester&...

 2021-03-27 15:00 

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This Day In History: Toyota Founder Dies...

On March 27, 1952, Kiichiro Toyoda died. He was the man responsible for transforming his father's textile machinery business into what grew to become the world's largest automaker: Toyota....

 2021-03-27 14:00 

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How 'Wrong Way' Corrigan Flew A Trashed Plane Over The Atlantic...

After Douglas Corrigan got a taste of fame serving as a mechanic for Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, the Texas aviator knew he would have to do something even more audacious to win himself a dedicated page in the history books. And he did it ...

 2021-03-27 13:00 

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What's In Your Dream Shop?...

We talk a lot about dream cars here on Jalopnik, how we'd fill up our garages if we had infinite money to buy ourselves that Lamborghini we had on a poster as a kid. But I'm going to flip that one on its head: what's in your dream shop? What t...

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