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 2021-03-25 21:10 

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The Feds Were Asking Lordstown Motors Questions Weeks Before Short-Seller's Report...

Earlier this month, a short-selling firm called Hindenburg Research released a devastating report about Lordstown Motors, accusing them of faking orders and exaggerating its progress on production. A few days after that, Lordstown acknowledged the SEC'...

 2021-03-25 20:00 

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What We Talk About When We Talk About 'Underpowered'...

"Underpowered4; is a vague word that car reviewers like to use to assert their authority on what a car should be like (and to remind you that they've driven a Ferrari one time). That's a problem, because in practical terms "underpowered...

 2021-03-25 19:30 

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Audi RS6 Avants Are Already Getting Flipped, But Maybe You Should Avoid Those Cars Anyway...

The Audi RS6 Avant is the longroof of dreams, and being a hot new car in high demand opportunists are already circling to make a quick buck. Dig into the sales history of some of the low-mile examples now available, though, and you'll learn something ...

 2021-03-25 19:02 

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Tesla Owners Take To Reddit Asking What Happens If 'Full Self Driving' Isn't Real...

I wouldn't call what's happening a meltdown exactly, maybe more of a collective moment of clarity. Right now on Reddit's r/teslamotors forum there's an intense and very serious conversation about the now-$10,000 level 2 driver assist packa...

 2021-03-25 17:55 

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Someone Is Fixing Their Car Using A Homemade Wood Engine Crane. Let's Do Math To See How Safe (Or Not) It Is...

Owning cars can be hard, but it's the people who brave through the struggle who do the most for car culture. Among those people is this hero in Seattle who built an engine crane out of two-by-six planks. It's incredible. Let's look into how sa...

 2021-03-25 17:05 

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Ford Mondeo: Dead...

Pour one out for the Ford Mondeo. The Fusion was finally discontinued last summer, and now the Blue Oval announces that it'll pull the plug of one of its UK mainstays in March 2022. The Mondeo is no more....

 2021-03-25 16:05 

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Over Two Thirds Of Drivers Arrested By U.S. Border Patrol In Michigan Were Stopped For Looking At Squad Cars Funny...

Detroit is home to the busiest land border crossing in North America, responsible for roughly 27 percent of all merchandise trade between Canada and the U.S. Naturally it has a robust U.S. Border Patrol presence, but the lengths that this federal law enfo...

 2021-03-25 15:25 

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Porsche And Maybe Even Audi Will Join Formula 1 In 2025: Report...

Automakers are forever teasing fans with suggestions of joining this or that racing series, but Volkswagen Group's interest in Formula 1 is reported to go beyond mere interest. Porsche and/or Audi is making preparations to enter Formula 1 in 2025, per...

 2021-03-25 15:00 

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Thieves Steal Four Harley-Davidsons From Dealership In Hollywood-Style Robbery...

Some movies are known for their bombastic ways at depicting crime, and every once in a while real life imitates art. This theft of four Harley-Davidsons from a dealership in Kokomo, Indiana, challenges Hollywood for the cleanest heist caught on camera....

 2021-03-25 14:02 

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Good Luck Buying A New Car Off The Lot...

New car inventory still hasn't completely recovered, Porsche is expanding its subscription program in the U.S., and Tesla. All that and more in The Morning Shift for March 25, 2021....

 2021-03-25 13:30 

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Scores Of U.S. Lawmakers Want A National Ban On Fuel-Burning Cars On The Calendar...

The U.S. had some of the most ambitious fuel economy targets in the world under rules implemented by the Obama administration, which the Trump administration then attempted to gut. Well, there's a new president in town, you may have heard, and a whole...

 2021-03-25 12:45 

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Do You Know Someone Who Shouldn't Have A Driver's License?...

Bad drivers deliver laughs on YouTube and scares on the highway. People who shouldn't be behind the wheel somehow retain legal driving abilities. Do you know someone who should not have a driver's license?...

 2021-03-25 12:39 

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Blip: A Picture But Not A Replica...

Some cars have become so iconic that you kind of forget what they actually look like, and I think the Cobra, with all the slightly-altered replicas out there, is one of those. It's a great-looking car! Minimal yet dramatic, athletic and powerful while...

 2021-03-25 12:30 

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The Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Makes Too Much Power...

There's something strange about this Alpina B8 Gran Coupe. Normally there's a fairly clear delineation between the all-powerful M and the more cruiser-style B. But this time the roles are reversed. If you roll up to a stoplight in your BMW M8 Gran...

 2021-03-25 12:00 

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Would You Pay $29,997 For This 'Wicked' 1997 Honda Accord Wagon?...

Would You Pay $29,997 For This "Wicked" 1997 Honda Accord Wagon?...

 2021-03-24 23:30 

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This Cool Fan-Made LEGO Iron Man Garage Has Some Great Models Of The Audi R8 And AC Cobra, Too...

I used to spend hours in my room creating and taking apart new vehicle designs out of my kit-bashed LEGO bins — a helicopter with blades that always had to be able to spin, doors had to open, landing gear could sometimes retract, and my golden rule ...

 2021-03-24 22:45 

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The Average Used Car Payment Is Over $400...

When the global pandemic paused new car production in early 2020, used supply went down and prices rose. The result, is that the average used car payment is now $413, though used car payments have been headed for the $400 mark for a while....

 2021-03-24 22:00 

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Winter Texans And Austin Newcomers Are Mad At Native Texan Car Clubs...

Ah, car meets and car clubs. We love 'em! The procession of car and car lovers alike warms me even more than the incessant Texas heat, but apparently not everyone is a fan of East Austin's long-running car meets, according to a report from Texas M...

 2021-03-24 21:15 

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Dodge Offers Software Update For Chargers And Challengers That Limits Them To 3 HP Of Raw Hemi Power...

Dodge seems to have decided that if its customers paid good money for their cars, maybe they should actually get to keep them, and as such have developed a brand-new bit of security software for Chargers and Challengers with either the 392 cubic inch/6.4-...

 2021-03-24 20:45 

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Our Cheapest Electric Cars Could Be Way Cheaper...

While Volkswagen is content to give Europe a $25,000 EV in 2025, Germans can get one for $13,000 right now. The Dacia Spring might list for 20,490 (about $24,000 USD), but that price takes a nosedive after a very healthy government incentive....

 2021-03-24 20:25 

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Cool Tool: The Tap Socket Makes Rebuilding Destroyed Bolt Threads Easier...

Over the past few weeks we've looked at automatic wire strippers for the perfect wire cut, the ChassisEAR to locate bad noises and the extension wrench that loosens bolts in tight areas. This week's cool tool, the tap socket, can help you reconstr...

 2021-03-24 19:45 

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The Big Boat Is Still Stuck...

There were reports Wednesday that the big boat that is stuck in the Suez Canal was partially free, but that was later called inaccurate; the big boat is still stuck for now....

 2021-03-24 19:30 

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The New Ford Equator Is Having Fun With It In China...

We've known that the Ford Equator was coming for some time now, but the official release is upon us, and the seven-seat SUV Ford unveiled is, um, different. Oh, I suppose there's just no other way to say this: It's ugly....

 2021-03-24 18:35 

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The Guy Who Actually Buys A Nissan Leaf And Harley-Davidson LiveWire Is Not Who You'd Expect...

Imagine, if you will, the perfect four-vehicle garage for someone who likes to take road trips in the wilderness, needs to do occasional hauling, has to get to work, and enjoys the freedom of two wheels. What would that look like? I actually think this we...

 2021-03-24 17:30 

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You Can Buy A Tesla With Bitcoin Now...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted early Wednesday that you can now buy a Tesla with bitcoin, the cryptocurrency. Despite the tweet coming at 3:02 a.m. EST, this seems a bit more premeditated than your typical late-night Twitter shenanigans....

 2021-03-24 17:05 

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This Is Why The Car From Daytona USA Is Kicking Ass In A Fighting Game...

It's come to my attention that some people on the internet aren't aware of the greatest character ever to grace a fighting game. So today, we're going to discuss the Hornet from Daytona USA and what it's doing punching and kicking people w...

 2021-03-24 16:25 

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Container Ships In The Pacific Have Lost At Least 2,980 Containers Since November...

Container ships are having a rough time right now. In addition to extreme weather and power outages, ships sailing across the Pacific to the U.S. have lost 2,980 containers in only a few months. That's more containers lost in just two months than the ...

 2021-03-24 15:50 

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New Tesla Gear Shift Interface Disrupts Shifting Gears In A Bold New Way No One Wants...

Tesla's user experience team seems to really have it in for the traditional way cars are put into gear. Or, really, it's not even technically putting the car into "gear" anymore, as much as just selecting a direction of travel, forward or ...

 2021-03-24 15:15 

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Online Used Car Retailer Vroom Faces Investor Lawsuit After Posting Massive Fourth Quarter Losses...

Despite impressions early last year that online retailers like Carvana and Vroom would likely only benefit from the complex pandemic sales landscape, investors in Vroom are now filing a class action lawsuit against the retailer for allegedly misleading th...

 2021-03-24 14:20 

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That Mega Cargo Ship Stuck In The Suez Canal Drew A Huge Penis In The Ocean Before Blocking Major Trade Route...

One of the most important waterways in the world, responsible for 10 percent of global trade, is currently blocked by a mega container ship that ran aground as a result of intense weather. Naturally, the ship plotted a course before it went sideways that ...

 2021-03-24 14:15 

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Consumer Reports Has A Problem With Tesla's In-Car Cabin Camera...

Tesla's new camera (No. 7 in the illustration above, from the manual) watches you, transmitting images and video along with data back to the company. Consumer Reports is not stoked about it and has some privacy concerns. All that and more in The Morni...

 2021-03-24 14:05 

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BMW iX Electric Crossover Is Coming In 2022 Starting At $85,000...

The BMW iX electric crossover will be the next fully electric vehicle coming to the U.S. under BMW's i brand. The company released pricing and more specs for the U.S. model of the iX, according to Car and Driver. It's expected in showrooms early n...

 2021-03-24 13:37 

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Everything About This Bentley Flying Spur Theft Is Kinda Of Hilarious...

Let's get it out of the way right now: Stealing cars is absolutely not cool. But when the thief is particularly bad at their craft, it can be kind of hilarious....

 2021-03-24 13:25 

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Piaggio Makes Horrifying Robot Platoons That Follow Humans...

Piaggio Group, the parent company of those ever-so-cute Vespa scooters, announced it can now outfit Boston Robotics' totally harmless robot, Spot, with a module that eliminates the need to control the 'bot remotely. Meaning, this robot dog can now...

 2021-03-24 12:50 

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Toyota Reportedly Unhappy That Sports Car It Developed With Subaru Feels Like A Subaru...

With the 2022 Subaru BRZ revealed all the way back in November, it would be reasonable to expect that we'd have seen Toyota's version by now. Toyota itself teased the new 86's arrival — rumored to be called the GR86 — in February, ...

 2021-03-24 12:46 

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Blip: Better Than A Porsche Safari...

You know how you can take any ratty Porsche 911, slap on some big tires, a bunch of driving lights, and a bit of chain link fence for the bumper and sell it for 10x more on Bring a Trailer? That's fun and all, but there's something even cooler abo...

 2021-03-24 12:00 

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At $10,500, Is This 1991 Toyota Supra Turbo A Super Deal?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $10,500, Is This 1991 Toyota Supra Turbo A Super Deal?...

 2021-03-24 00:00 

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Another Legendary Isdera Is Headed For Auction...

I have a saying about Isderas: They're the best and I love them. So you can bet that when news emerged today that another example of the boutique German automaker's few machines was headed for the auction block, an alarm bell started ringing in my...

 2021-03-23 23:00 

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The 2022 GMC Terrain Wants To Go Off-Road...

The first-generation GMC Terrain debuted back in April 2009 for the 2010 model year, getting a second generation for 2018, and, Tuesday, a mid-cycle refresh for 2022. It got some styling updates, and a whole new trim for off-roading, though how much off-r...

 2021-03-23 22:05 

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Congressman Argued Against D.C. Becoming A State Because He Thought It Had No Car Dealerships...

Quick, when you think of what makes a given area of land in America a viable state, what comes to mind first? A state constitution, a mandate from the people? No, fuck that. Car dealerships! That's what matters. And maybe landfills. At least, that'...

 2021-03-23 22:00 

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Don't Ride In The Snow, Dummy...

I knew I'd made the transition from just plain silly to absolutely irresponsible as soon as I saw the Arizona DOT plow trucks. Like a lobster boiling in a pot, I slowly got used to ever increasing levels of danger without really noticing until it was ...

 2021-03-23 21:09 

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Here Are The Pain In The Ass Repairs You've Been Putting Off...

If you like to wrench on your vehicles (or bikes, or boats, or planes) life can get in the way of actually starting that project or repair you've been putting off. When you finally get into it, you realize that it's going to be more of a hassle th...

 2021-03-23 20:56 

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Genius Wrencher Drops Cement Mixer Engine Into Honda Insight, Actually Hits A Decent Top Speed...

Some people go to Harbor Freight, see the cheap Predator engines on the shelves, then decide to fit the little things into a car. The results tend to be pretty pathetic, but one charming YouTuber made a usable car using a Predator engine....

 2021-03-23 20:11 

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The USPS Says Most Of Its Mail Trucks Can Be Electric By 2035 If Only It Could Get $8 Billion From Congress...

The United States Postal Service is getting new mail trucks, a modernized fleet it initially said would be only 10 percent electric. But in a new 10-year plan issued Tuesday, the USPS said it could make a "majority" of the new trucks electric, if ...

 2021-03-23 19:25 

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This 1966 Ford Mustang Hasn't Been On The Road In 23 Years. Here's How I Finally Got It Running Well...

My brother's 1966 Ford Mustang hasn't been registered since 1998. The last time it ran was in 2013, but even then it could barely make it 10 feet down the road without stumbling. Lately, I've decided that the vehicle cannot continue wasting aw...

 2021-03-23 18:56 

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I Have Become Entranced By The Jeep Renegade...

A good buddy of mine has been my guiding light in bad car decisions. I remember the Porsche 912 shell he was in charge of as a kid, the Alfa GTV shell he has in a barn somewhere, the two broken Saab wagons that he combined into one working car, and then h...

 2021-03-23 18:49 

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There's An Osama Bin Laden Shift Knob On Wish.com...

Last night I was searching for a NASCAR-style Hurst Shifter, similar to one that I have packed away in storage somewhere. So I googled "NASCAR SHIFT KNOB" and that's when I discovered that you can buy a shift knob that looks like Osama Bin Lad...

 2021-03-23 17:35 

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Meet The Car With An Engine You Could Destroy By Turning The Steering Wheel...

I think one of my favorite states of mind is something I call appreciative bafflement: A state of confusion so deep and profound that you're genuinely impressed and appreciate the efforts taken to make such confusing, deeply fucked decisions. The Lanc...

 2021-03-23 17:10 

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Porsche's Taycan Software Update Is A Generous One And More Automakers Should Take Notice...

Everything gets updated nowadays, even albums and cars. Porsche's just dropped a big one for 2020 model year Taycans, though it's not the kind of update you can install from your driveway....

 2021-03-23 17:00 

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Rule The Trails In This Land Rover Forward Control-Based Movie Prop From Judge Dredd...

The original Judge Dredd movie may be 26 years old, but some elements of it have aged very well. One is this Land Rover City Cab that still looks to be ahead of its time. This prop is for sale, and it's just begging to be sent off-road....

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