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 2021-02-20 02:00 

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Nissan Says It Has 'Updated' The 2021 Rogue After A Two-Star Passenger Frontal Crash Test Score...

The 2021 Nissan Rogue gets a five-star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for crashes from the side, a four-star rating for rollovers, and an overall three-star rating for frontal crashes. But it only gets a two-star...

 2021-02-20 01:30 

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I'm So Happy That Scuderia AlphaTauri Finally Brought Paint-Matched Wheels Back To Formula One...

When it comes to incorporating wheel color into your F1 livery, very few teams have considered it. As near as I can tell, you have to look back to 2015 to find any teams painting their wheels a shade other than the standard black or silver. Back then it w...

 2021-02-20 01:00 

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Revel In The Purity Of These '90s Cars...

It's mind-boggling to me that the cars I grew up with are now classics. Admitting that would force me to face entropy and my own mortality and I just refuse to do that on a Friday. But If I have to, the right way to do it is by watching RadVentures....

 2021-02-20 00:30 

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Tesla VP To Employees: Please Stop Coming To Work With COVID-19...

Some Tesla employees have recently shown up to work despite having COVID-19 symptoms or being exposed to people who had tested positive for the virus. This is according to a leaked February 9 email obtained by Insider (by way of Entrepreneur), in which th...

 2021-02-20 00:00 

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NASCAR Made A Modification That Will Totally Change Racing The Daytona Road Course...

Following the Busch Clash last week Tuesday on the Daytona road course, NASCAR made a decision to change the layout of the Bus Stop chicane ahead of this weekend's return. When the series first raced on the international road course layout last summer...

 2021-02-19 23:30 

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I'm So Sad To Say That Bruce Meyers, The Man Who Created The Dune Buggy Industry, Is Dead At 94...

I've realized that I sort of have a type when it comes to people I hold as personal heroes. They tend to be mechanically-minded tinkerer/artists, people like Alexander Calder or Rebecca Horn or my friend Tom Jennings. They don't necessarily take t...

 2021-02-19 23:00 

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How To Watch NASCAR And Everything Else In Racing This Weekend; February 20-21...

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?...

 2021-02-19 22:30 

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Here Are The Worst Stories Of Being Detained By A Dealership...

Dealerships have a bad and well-earned reputation for being extremely shitty places. They are the worst part of the car buying process. Very few people like going to them or dealing with the salespeople and their masterful psychological warfare. That proc...

 2021-02-19 22:00 

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South Dakota Attorney General Avoids Manslaughter Charge, Only Faces 90 Days For Fatal Hit-And-Run...

Joe Boever was stranded on the side of the road after his truck was disabled in a ditch on Saturday, September 12, 2020. He was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, who has now been sentenced with three m...

 2021-02-19 21:30 

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Infiniti Is Charging More For Less With the 2022 QX55...

The crosscoupe onslaught continues with Infiniti's introduction of the QX55. Essentially an offshoot of the QX50, it'll go up against models like the Audi Q5 Sportback and BMW X4, competing against sloped-roof models in a segment popularized by th...

 2021-02-19 20:50 

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How This Young German Became A World Expert On Chrysler Minivans...

His name is Tizian, and there is nobody else like him in the world. As a young German who also happens to be the world's foremost expert on Chrysler Voyager minivans, he is a true anomaly. His shop, located in a former textile mill in Aachen, Germany,...

 2021-02-19 20:19 

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The Maruti Gypsy Is The Suzuki Jimny's Final Form...

The Jimny is one of the coolest off-roaders bar none, but did you know that there's room for improvement even for the Jimny? This is what peak performance looks like, and its name is the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy....

 2021-02-19 19:50 

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Someone Grafted A Toyota Tundra Face Onto A Low-Mileage Toyota Land Cruiser And I'm Just Confused...

I've said it many times: America has some of the weirdest car cultures in the world, due largely to our lack of vehicle inspections. Germany, for example, would never allow someone to just swap one car's face onto another — it's madness....

 2021-02-19 19:20 

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What Do You Want To Know About The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV?...

For years America has waited for Chevrolet to give us an EV in a body style we want and now we have it, sort of! The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is a Bolt but slightly more Trax-shaped and we're going to drive it!...

 2021-02-19 18:55 

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I Don't Know Why Porsche Is Making An Electric Subaru Outback...

Not that I'm mad about it, but the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is getting ready for production and it is basically what it'd look like if the sports car (sports SUV?) company made an Outback....

 2021-02-19 18:30 

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Hyundai Will Replace Kona EV Batteries After All — At Least In South Korea: Report...

Last month, it was reported that a Hyundai Kona Electric that had already been recalled and serviced for a potential battery defect in South Korea caught fire. The vehicle in question reportedly received new software, but Hyundai didn't deem full batt...

 2021-02-19 18:05 

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AlphaTauri's 2021 F1 Car Looks A Lot Like Its Last One, Which Is A Good Thing...

We've finally reached the season of new Formula 1 car reveals. McLaren kicked things off earlier this week, unveiling its MCL35, and today we're getting our first glimpse of Scuderia AlphaTauri's 2021 contender, the team's second-ever car ...

 2021-02-19 17:35 

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I Figured Out How Chevy Can Sell A Ton Of Bolts And It Involves Tesla...

By now you've possibly heard that there's a new Chevy Bolt coming, and it's going to have a very competitive range of 259 miles and a very competitive price of just under $32,000. You likely haven't heard all that much about it because eve...

 2021-02-19 17:10 

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How Adam Savage's Mythbusters Training And An Illegal Car Mod Helped Prevent A Major Accident...

Discovery Channel's hit show Mythbusters has been out of production since 2015, when the series finished by plowing through iconic episode props in a massive semi truck. But co-host Adam Savage is still working, now with his own website and YouTube ch...

 2021-02-19 16:50 

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I Can't Believe I Have To Say This But It's Totally Fine To Put Your Windshield Wipers Up When It Snows...

This has been the coldest and snowiest winter in years for much of the U.S., which is perhaps why I've been subjected in recent days to various takes about whether it is OK to stand your windshield wipers up after parking when expecting snow or ice. F...

 2021-02-19 16:20 

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Another Driver Somehow Survives A Long Plunge From A Milwaukee Interchange...

Snowbanks along the barriers of Milwaukee's elevated highways are a major threat to drivers. Less than two weeks ago, a pickup truck launched off of the snowbanks on the 'Zoo' interchange down to another roadway 70 feet below. It's happene...

 2021-02-19 16:00 

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Black Designers Are Reinventing America's Most Iconic Cars...

Regardless of whether you buy the hype behind Cadillac's upcoming EVs — the Lyriq and Celestiq — you can't deny the ambition behind them. General Motors' flagship is on the verge of its most dramatic reinvention in generations. And...

 2021-02-19 15:30 

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Wait, How Many Of You Have A 'Detained At The Dealership' Story?...

Jeez, reading the comments (currently sitting at 643) from Tom's post on dealerships detaining people against their will, it's pretty clear that a lot of you have awful dealership stories, which makes sense, because everyone who has been to a deal...

 2021-02-19 14:53 

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The Changing Of The Guard Is Official At Honda...

Honda has a new CEO, Kia begins its Carnival ramp-up, and Renault. All that and more in The Morning Shift for February 19, 2021....

 2021-02-19 14:30 

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Holy Crap This Studebaker Taillight May Be One Of The Best Taillights Ever...

I usually like to spread my deeply strange taillight content out a bit more, but sometimes one pokes at the hidden mountain of weird taillights and causes a glorious avalanche, which, in this case, is an avalanche of one more weird taillight. But oh man, ...

 2021-02-19 13:37 

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Blip: An Un-Googleable Jeep...

Well, let's just say very hard to Google. That's because this is known as a Jeep Model 101, and if you try to Google that, you just get a lot of explainers about Jeep models, since, you know, 101 is the college class level used to mean a general s...

 2021-02-19 13:30 

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Ralph Gilles Says Ram TRX And Jeep Wrangler 392 Are Evidence SRT Is Still Very Much Alive...

Nobody seems exactly sure what's going on over at SRT, the purveyors of Hellcats, Demons and other vehicles that embarrass Satan. Earlier this week, Stellantis released an official statement that "all of the core elements of the SRT performance en...

 2021-02-19 13:00 

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At $4,500, Would You Make A Date With This Turbocharged 1992 Ford Escort GT?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $4,500, Would You Make A Date With This Turbocharged 1992 Ford Escort GT?...

 2021-02-19 07:01 

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How To Restore Headlights Without Having A Nervous Breakdown...

What do you do if your headlights have gone foggy? Well, you Ask a Clean Person!...

 2021-02-19 01:00 

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Here Are The Worst Official Automaker Press Photos I Have Ever Seen...

Some of your favorite car pictures were probably taken long ago in beautiful lighting conditions, with bright colors and perhaps a smiling model standing next to that cool car on a lovely summer day. Unfortunately, automakers rarely go for that sort of ph...

 2021-02-19 00:30 

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Roush Fenway Is Leading The Way Toward A Carbon-Neutral NASCAR...

When you think of a motorsport team that could conceivably be carbon neutral, you probably first jump to something like a Formula E or Extreme E squad. When I say NASCAR, you probably think of big roaring pushrod V8s, pumping carbon and particulates into ...

 2021-02-19 00:00 

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Car Keys Could Be So Much Cuter...

I love car keys. I like to dress them up in little leather sleeves or put them on a nice keyring that shows off how dignified they are. I mean, keys only unlock one of my most prized possessions in the world, my car. They deserve love....

 2021-02-18 23:30 

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I Really Think Williams Can Start To Turn It Around This Year...

Williams Grand Prix Engineering had some real wild up and down times in Formula One across the 2010s. Despite showing some promise in 2014 and 2015 with Mercedes power at the start of the hybrid era, the team dug itself a hole and has thus far not been ab...

 2021-02-18 23:00 

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Everyone Has Run Out Of Gas...

Running out of gas is almost a rite of passage with vehicle ownership. Everyone has likely experienced it at least once, an honest mistake to make. If you're cheap like me, you try to burn every last drop you can before stopping. Or maybe you just for...

 2021-02-18 22:14 

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Running Out Of Gas Yesterday Reminded Me Of Another Reason Why I Love Internal Combustion Engines...

I am a huge fan of internal combustion-engine driven cars. I think they're loads of fun to drive, and from a mechanical complexity standpoint, they really satisfy the engineer-y side of my brain. But another joy of the outgoing method of vehicle propu...

 2021-02-18 21:40 

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The 2022 Honda HR-V Is An Evolution...

Honda today revealed the third-generation HR-V it will sell in some global markets, and it looks both compact and beefy, if that is a thing. You shouldn't expect it to look much different when it comes to the U.S....

 2021-02-18 21:08 

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The Aftermath Of Prop 22 Is Not As Happy As Big Tech Promised...

In a twist that everyone except Big Tech saw coming, drivers for ride-hailing apps are reporting that no, Prop 22 did not actually improve things for them. The awful conditions they've been fighting have persisted....

 2021-02-18 20:45 

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Volkswagen Might Spin Off Porsche: Report...

Pretty much every automaker is looking pretty enviously at Tesla, what with its high-flying stock price and piles of free publicity and increasingly, piles of cash too. Volkswagen, I guess, is no different....

 2021-02-18 20:27 

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The Sky's The Limit With This Double-Decker School Bus...

Readers have been sending me pictures of crazy RV builds ever since I embarked on my own school bus camper journey. We've seen everything from 4x4 lifted buses to a milk tanker that tried to circumnavigate the globe. Today's bus build remains in t...

 2021-02-18 20:01 

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The Cadillac Escalade Could Get A Supercharged 6.2-Liter V8 And Maybe The Peasant Trucks Will Too...

The relatively new 2021 Cadillac Escalade is currently available with General Motors' familiar 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine making up to 420 horsepower. Nice. There could always be more power, though. Now Motor Trend reports a factory super...

 2021-02-18 19:35 

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Meet The Incredible Contraption That Makes Splicing Wires Ridiculously Easy...

Over the past few weeks we've looked at thread checkers to identify nuts and bolts, handy flexible hose clamp pliers and battery desulfators. This week's cool tool, generically known as heat-shrink self-solder butt-splice connectors, make wiring j...

 2021-02-18 19:04 

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Nissan's Newest Crossover Has Fascinating Series Hybrid Tech...

I don't know which is the more dramatic news: that Nissan is selling a series hybrid in a major global model, or that Nissan somehow made an interesting crossover....

 2021-02-18 18:46 

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Tesla Slides, Honda And Chrysler See Big Gains In Consumer Reports' Brand Rankings...

Consumer Reports has published its car brand report card for 2021, and it holds some surprises. This report card issues rankings based on a combination of factors — road-test performance, predicted reliability, owner satisfaction, safety and how ...

 2021-02-18 18:24 

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Let's Settle These Gas Pumping Questions: Is It Safe To Refill With The Engine On Or While Using A Cellphone?...

Much like the eternal question of Shouldst Thou Warm Yon Car Up In The Winter?, it seems like the question of Do I Really Have To Turn Off My Car When I Fill It Up? is capable of generating more intense responses than one would expect. Also, those signs a...

 2021-02-18 18:00 

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I'm A Field Biologist Looking For An Affordable Adventure Vehicle! What Car Should I Buy?...

Eric is a field biologist from Oklahoma who finds rare plants. He wants something rugged for some light off-roading. He wants it to hold his gear, but he doesn't want something too big or too thirsty. He has a modest budget of $10,000. What car should...

 2021-02-18 17:38 

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Tesla Seems A Little Shook Over The Chevy Bolt...

The 2022 Chevy Bolt and Bolt EUV debuted this week, and a big part of Chevy's sell on both cars was price. The Bolt will start at $31,995, while the Bolt EUV will start at $33,995, each several thousand dollars less than their Tesla Model 3 and Model ...

 2021-02-18 16:25 

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Uwe Gemballa's Son Is Building An Off-Road Porsche 959 Tribute With Ruf Power...

These off-roading 911s really are all the rage, huh? A little more than a month after Singer dazzled us all with the 964-based ACS, we're learning more about Marc Philipp Gemballa's Dakar 959 project....

 2021-02-18 16:07 

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Subaru Is Spinning Off A Sub-Brand For The Outback And Forester...

Subaru wants in on the sweet, sweet profit margins that upgraded models of current production cars bring, so it's going ahead with the strategy by forming a new sub-brand for the Outback and Forester....

 2021-02-18 15:39 

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Have You Ever Run Out Of Gas?...

Running out of fuel seems like a silly predicament in this age of electronic everything, but it still can happen. Stories of running dry were being shared around the office Slack channel, and they made me wonder: Do people still run out of gas?...

 2021-02-18 15:26 

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Taiwan Just Snubbed The U.S....

I can't believe I am typing this, but once again the Taiwanese postal service has snubbed yet another foreign government. All that and more in The Morning Shift for February 18, 2021....

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