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 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....

 2021-02-18 14:44 

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The Opel Ampera Had To Walk So The New Chevy Bolts Could Run...

Ten years ago, Opel came out with a quasi-EV so stylish you'd never have guessed it was from GM. You probably haven't spent much time thinking about the Ampera (shame on you), but I think we should reconsider its design. It demonstrated that GM co...

 2021-02-18 13:50 

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Blip: Droopy Or Shades?...

So, a quick question about the legendary Alfa Romeo Montreal: does your brain read the amazing louvered half-covered headlamps as sleepy, droopy eyes or that it's wearing some kind of avant-garde sunglasses or something? I keep wavering....

 2021-02-18 13:27 

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The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo's Active Front Spoiler Activated Something Inside Me...

Ever since the Lancia Thema 8.32 became the best-selling car in the world in 1988, retractable/deployable rear spoilers have been the must-have accessory for any sporty car design. This is a false path....

 2021-02-18 13:00 

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At $12,500 Canadian, Is This 1967 Volvo 122S A Classic Swede That's A Class Act?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $12,500 Canadian, Is This 1967 Volvo 122S A Classic Swede That's A Class Act?...

 2021-02-18 01:15 

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Toyota Used To Build Cars With ESP But Not Probably The Two Kinds You Just Thought Of...

In the 1970s, there was a lot of talk about ESP. I'm not exactly sure why, but Extra-Sensory Perception was just one of those things that kept coming up in popular culture, from pseudoscience television shows hosted by Spock to books to even robots in...

 2021-02-18 00:30 

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This Is Just The Right Amount Of Range On An EV...

Let's be honest: EV Range is subjective. You can't really generalize range because everyone's lives, needs and driving habits are different. Someone living in New England with a 20-mile round trip commute can't say that the range on his Ch...

 2021-02-17 23:45 

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The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Starts At $52,720...

The Mach 1 is back for 2021, replacing the Bullitt in the Mustang lineup. The Mach 1 sits above the EcoBoost and GT models but below the Shelbys. Here are the details on pricing and options....

 2021-02-17 23:00 

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Building My Own Garage Shelving Is Going To Make My Wrenching Life So Much Easier...

The garage is the absolute soul of the automotive hobby. It's the place where the beers are cold, the benchracing is impressive, the project cars are hellish, and the camaraderie cures all that ails you. Having a comfortable and useful garage is almos...

 2021-02-17 22:00 

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Hello To The McLaren Artura's Alien Hand Pods...

The McLaren Artura is an exceptional feat of automotive engineering, featuring a plug-in hybrid powertrain, with an "inside-out" electric motor, no reverse gear, and blah blah blah. More importantly: It has little hand pods staring you down like a...

 2021-02-17 21:30 

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Our Favorite Russians Attempt To Make Studded Tires Using Barbed Wire...

All of this snow is a pain in the butt. If you don't have the best tires for all of this mess you may wonder how you can get an upper hand. Buy studded snow tires? Those can get expensive. How about making them yourself using regular tires and barbed ...

 2021-02-17 20:55 

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The New Kia K8 Has A Lot Going On With Its Front End...

This is the new Kia K8, the successor to the Kia K7, which is known in the U.S. as the Cadenza, which has been discontinued in this part of the world. It looks like a fairly generic big sedan, certainly not ugly but also not particularly memorable in the ...

 2021-02-17 19:45 

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The Renault 21 Is Cooler Than I Ever Imagined...

I am just as confused as you are but I am suddenly stricken with love and appreciation for a mid-level French sedan of the 1980s. The 1986 to 1994 Renault 21 has no styling, almost no history, and I adore it....

 2021-02-17 18:54 

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Disney's Trailer For Cruella Is Packed Full Of Great Old British Cars...

You may have noticed earlier today that a strange hashtag, "Disney's Joker," was trending on Twitter. It's confusing until you realize it's related to the release of the trailer for the movie Cruella, about the skeletal-yet-fashionable...

 2021-02-17 18:30 

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Ford CEO Wishes We Got The Puma ST, Forgets Job Title...

Late last year, Ford introduced an ST version of its Fiesta-based Puma small crossover in Europe. The Puma ST has the same engine as the Fiesta ST and offers the same amount of power but in a slightly larger, higher-riding hatch. And it looks great, it mu...

 2021-02-17 18:00 

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Buy A 2022 Bolt And Chevy Will Pay To Have Level 2 Charging Installed In Your Home...

Adopting an EV can come with challenges, so Chevrolet is here to make sure those challenges don't stop its customers from going electric....

 2021-02-17 17:30 

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You Can Have Just One Sebastian Vettel Car. Which Will It Be?...

Sebastian Vettel is off to greener pastures this year — see what I did there? — leaving a struggling Ferrari squad for the rebranded Racing Point outfit, now called Aston Martin, that's coming off a stellar 2020 campaign. Vettel, a four-ti...

 2021-02-17 17:00 

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Here's What Litchfield's Toyota GR Yaris Tune Delivers In A Drag Race Against Its Weaker Self...

Everybody loves the Toyota GR Yaris, the new rally-inspired all-wheel-drive hot hatchback available with a six-speed manual and a three-cylinder engine making 269 horsepower. That car is good, but tuning-company Litchfield pitches that it could be better ...

 2021-02-17 16:35 

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Datsun B-210, Ural Patrol, Audi S4: The Dopest Vehicles I Found For Sale Online...

Another week means another entry in the sweet cars found online that I wish I could drive. I like finding cheap used cars that can either be daily driven right away or daily driven after minor work. Over the past couple of years, I've turned it into a...

 2021-02-17 16:00 

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Japan's Ebisu Circuit Suffers Heavy Damage After Earthquake Rocks Coast Of Fukushima...

On Saturday night in Japan, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the coast of the Fukushima Prefecture. The earthquake left over 100 people injured and caused massive infrastructure damage. One of the areas hit hard was the Ebisu Circuit, a beloved circuit f...

 2021-02-17 15:30 

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How Much Range Is Enough?...

Justified or not, range anxiety is real, and it factors into how people who don't own electric vehicles perceive them. But the only way the public is ever going to overcome that fear is by owning electric cars. It's quite the Catch-22....

 2021-02-17 15:23 

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Everything You Need To Know About Ford's Dramatic Electric Push...

Ford is making a bunch of noise about electric cars, Nissan reacts to an earthquake, and Bentley. All that and more in The Morning Shift for February 17, 2021....

 2021-02-17 14:40 

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McLaren Shows The World Their 205 MPH Plug-In Hybrid Supercar, The Artura, And It Has No Reverse Gear...

We've known that McLaren was planning to reveal their new plug-in hybrid supercar, the Artura, for a bit now, and, yes, last night proved they weren't just having everyone on. The Artura is here, and it's so very lime-colored and crammed full ...

 2021-02-17 13:30 

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Online Car Sales Sites Are Still A Long Way From Destroying Dealerships...

I had hoped that the billion-dollar startups of online car sales like Carvana and Vroom would utterly quash megamall car dealerships forever. In fact, the big brick-and-mortar dealers seem to be surviving just fine....

 2021-02-17 13:30 

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The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Is Pretty Much Exactly What You'd Expect From Mitsubishi...

The most interesting thing about the new Mitsubishi Outlander is that the launch of the new crossover was conducted via livestream on Amazon Prime Live. In fairness, that bit of information isn't exactly interesting. Considering Mitsubishi calls this ...

 2021-02-17 13:00 

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At $2,900, Is This Mopar 440-Powered 1986 Suzuki Samurai A Project With Potential?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $2,900, Is This Mopar 440-Powered 1986 Suzuki Samurai A Project With Potential?...

 2021-02-17 01:00 

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This Lotus Design Study Is A Jet Plane For The Ground...

Lotus is dead set on making the best of their ridiculous 2,000-horsepower EV drivetrain and their latest design, the E-R9, takes all of that power and wraps it in a race car that you could almost mistake for an SR-71 Blackbird, were it not for its gold-to...

 2021-02-17 00:30 

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The Daytona 500 Was A Fiery Blast...

After just 14 laps, there was a Big One, a crash that caught up 16 cars, ending the race for several drivers, which I didn't see because I wasn't watching. But then there was a nearly six-hour weather delay, and by the time it restarted — no...

 2021-02-17 00:00 

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How You All Are Handling The Winter Weather...

The winter weather affecting huge swaths of the country right now is wild. Millions are without power, roads are dangerous and the temperatures are plummeting with more snow on the way. People are huddled in their homes and, I hope, staying safe. We asked...

 2021-02-16 23:30 

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Mercedes-Benz Decides The EQC Isn't Coming To The U.S....

At least not right now: Car and Driver (via Autoblog) reports that the car intended to be the first of Mercedes's new line of EVs isn't coming to the U.S. Everyone expected the EQC to debut early last year, but delays pushed the arrival to early &...

 2021-02-16 23:00 

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McLaren Looks Like It Could Be Fighting For Wins This Year...

I'm sure at least some of this is emotionally charged, but I truly believe that McLaren really has its shit together in 2021. Despite recent pandemic-induced money troubles, the Papaya Orange team has a new engine supplier in Mercedes, a new sponsor i...

 2021-02-16 22:14 

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This Wildly Obscure Volkswagen Taillight Is Making My Head Spin...

I'm going to be honest — today's been sort of an off day for me. I had to take my wife to the dentist earlier, and I've just been swamped with various life things that have made work-focus elusive. It happens....

 2021-02-16 21:15 

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Tesla Is Gunning For BMW And Mercedes To Take The U.S. Luxury Crown...

Mercedes and BMW have an annual contest in the U.S. in which they try to best each other in sales, because Cadillac is a sadness and the Germans — including Audi — have been on top for years now, in addition to Lexus. But it's true also th...

 2021-02-16 20:30 

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James Glickenhaus Wants To Make A Hydrogen Car...

We know the Glickenhaus Boot as a gnarly off-roader, and now Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus says it will follow up that desert-buster with a fuel-cell version called the Zero Emission Boot. It's such a terrible idea that it actually ends up being kind o...

 2021-02-16 20:00 

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2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Keeps Everything You Love And Still Manages To Be Quicker...

The new 911 GT3 isn't really that new at all, at least in concept — and that's what makes it brilliant. Oh, sure, the body is clearly wider, there's that new swan-neck rear wing you could land a small aircraft on and the front suspension...

 2021-02-16 19:35 

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This $3,900 'Holy Grail' Jeep Grand Cherokee Was A Hell Of A Deal But I Somehow Resisted The Temptation...

The manual transmission "holy grail" Jeep Grand Cherokee is my second favorite Jeep of all time (the Jeep Cherokee XJ is number one), and yet, when a beautiful example popped up for sale 45 minutes from my house, I resisted. And I'm here to te...

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