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 2021-02-10 19:00 

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Small Cars Could Start Disappearing Even From Europe...

As a jealous American who tends toward small hatchbacks, I have this perception that Europe is a promised land of fun cars I'd much rather drive than the oversized appliances dotting the streets here. And while that might be the case for the moment, i...

 2021-02-10 18:25 

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GM Had A Record Year...

GM is feeling itself these days, with a swaggering plan to go all-electric by 2035, a new logo, and even, it reported on Wednesday, big profits to go along with all that....

 2021-02-10 17:50 

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Mars Attracts: Why Missions To The Red Planet Are So Hot Right Now...

Both China and the United Arab Emirates reached Mars orbit this week in what promises to be a fascinating month for space exploration. And NASA will be landing on the Red Planet next week....

 2021-02-10 17:30 

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Someone Spent $97,000 On This Delightful 1980 Ford F-250...

As you all know, I love spending inordinate amounts of time looking for cheap used cars online. I also look at Bring a Trailer just to see what's out there. Usually, the auctions are for yet another boring overpriced classic, but this minty 1980 Ford ...

 2021-02-10 16:55 

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Apparently Some Car Dealers Think It's OK To Detain Customers Against Their Will...

You would think that by 2021 car dealers would have wised up and fixed the broken mess that is car shopping. Many stores have adapted, but some are still relying on classic "stealership"; tricks. One of the most egregious is preventing someone from...

 2021-02-10 16:00 

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BMW 128i, Janus Halcyon, Toyota Previa Supercharged: 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...

 2021-02-10 15:30 

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What Are Your Favorite Wheels On A Production Car?...

Wheels make the car, we all know this. They can totally transform a car's appearance — even a boring or forgettable one. When I owned a Dodge Dart a few years back, I picked up a set of black Sparco Assetto Garas (as everyone does, because they&...

 2021-02-10 15:10 

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The Feds Will Have To Pick Ford Or GM In Battery Fight...

It's Ford vs GM, but not a battle about truck sales or pony car quarter-mile times. It's a battery battle, backing an electric F-150 on one side, and everything else electric from GM on the other. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Februar...

 2021-02-10 14:30 

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The Global Chip Shortage Is Gonna Leave A Dent...

GM is one of the latest automakers to report that a global chip shortage is affecting its production, announcing downtime on Tuesday for three of its plants and saying that, in some cases, incomplete cars will be built. But GM is just the latest, as almos...

 2021-02-10 14:01 

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Blip: This Is Unsettling...

Maybe Plymouth decided to use kids dressed as adults to make the already massive Fury look even more colossal? But did they have to pick a kid with that look on his face? I don't feel safe....

 2021-02-10 13:30 

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What Car Deserves This Honda Civic Type R Crate Engine Swap?...

Honda will now sell you a full crate engine from its performance division, Honda Performance Development, and it comes with a wiring harness, an ECU and even a pedal....

 2021-02-10 13:00 

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At $9,900, Could You Get Stoked About This 1995 Callaway Camaro 383 Stroker?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $9,900, Could You Get Stoked About This 1995 Callaway Camaro 383 Stroker?...

 2021-02-10 01:15 

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Aussie Supercars Is Setting The Standard For Streaming Motorsport...

There are so many different streaming platforms these days that nobody seems to be able to agree where their motorsport product should be broadcast. Terrestrial television is a non-starter, and cable goes out to far too few households these days, so what ...

 2021-02-10 00:30 

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The Coolest Tractors Are Cabovers...

Semi trucks are cool. I don't know what law of humanity determines this to be so, but it is a basic fact of life that big honk honk diesel daddies are among the most awe-inspiring modes of transportation in the world. Among them, a COE rig is signific...

 2021-02-09 23:45 

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A $25,000 Tesla Could Be Awfully Convincing...

Ever since CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla would have a $25,000 compact within three years I haven't allowed myself to think of it as a realistic possibility. That's not because I don't think it will exist; on the contrary, I assume it'll ve...

 2021-02-09 23:00 

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Sondors Took The Metacycle On A Range Test Across Southern California...

Unveiled a few weeks ago, the Sondors Metacycle hit the world with some pretty impressive specs for a commuter motorcycle. With a claimed top speed of 80 miles per hour, and up to 80 miles of range (admittedly not at 80 mph), it seems like a great machine...

 2021-02-09 22:00 

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Let's Listen To Two Very Different Six-Cylinder Engines...

Today is a day ending in "y," which is as good a reason as any to compare the sound between two six-cylinder engines tuned within an inch of their life. The trick is the V6 is the old one and the straight-six is the new one....

 2021-02-09 21:25 

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Ford F-150 Raptor Supposedly Lands Eight Sweet Jumps And Drives Away...

Ford's F-150 Raptor is a favorite for off-roaders wanting to give their pickups the fullest send. However, the trucks weren't always up to the task of massive airtime jumps. If this awesome jump is anything to go by, the new Raptor is properly tou...

 2021-02-09 20:50 

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I Honestly Thought This Maybach Was A Joke At First Glance...

I'll freely admit that, not only am I not anywhere near the target market for a Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, I'm probably not welcome to be even physically near one, should that chance pairing actually occur. So, with that in mind, it may simply be t...

 2021-02-09 20:07 

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Nissan Has Been Selling The Same Hatchback In Mexico For 11 Years...

Nissan performed a facelift on the March subcompact it sells in Mexico, and on its own that's not major news — until you realize that the car has been on sale nearly unchanged for 11 years straight....

 2021-02-09 19:40 

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Drunken Cop Crashes Into Home At 70 MPH Killing Dog And Leaving Woman With Broken Legs...

Drinking and driving is bad. This is a message no driver should need to be told, doubly so if you're a police officer. Yet, it sounds like one Philadelphia officer didn't get that memo and crashed his car into a house at high speed. The crash seve...

 2021-02-09 19:10 

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Mitsubishi Unveils New Concept Car That's Just The New 2022 Eclipse Cross But Imagines That People Actually Buy It...

Today Mitsubishi announced their freshly re-styled 2022 Eclipse Cross and an all-new concept car that consists of Mitsubishi's vision of a near-future Eclipse Cross that's exactly like the one they showed today, but people are actually buying it. ...

 2021-02-09 18:45 

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Driver Somehow Survives This 70-Foot Freefall From Milwaukee 'Zoo' Interchange...

A very lucky driver survived a 70-foot fall after his pickup truck hit a snowbank on a higher ramp of Milwaukee's "Zoo" interchange and landed wheel-side up on westbound I-94 below on Saturday. The horrifying crash was captured on surveillance...

 2021-02-09 18:20 

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Audi's E-Tron GT Is A Slightly Cheaper, More Comfortable Taycan...

Audi first showed off the E-Tron GT as a concept three years ago, and today the all-electric grand tourer is finally making its formal production debut. If it looks familiar, that's by design....

 2021-02-09 17:40 

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How Would You Save Chrysler?...

In the absence of a parent company named Chrysler, the individual Chrysler brand is...what is it exactly? Is it Stellantis' American luxury brand, like Cadillac and Lincoln? Is it a Buick-like near-luxury brand? I'm not sure I can really even nail...

 2021-02-09 17:02 

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The 2022 Indian Chief Promises New Tech In An Old-School Package...

The Indian brand has been on a tear lately, selling bikes practically faster than Polaris can build them. Doing its best to keep behemoth Harley-Davidson honest, it's delivering gorgeous bikes with an exceptional riding experience, good value and lots...

 2021-02-09 16:35 

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This Honda CR-V Has The Best VIN Ever And Confirms That God Exists And Is A 9-Year-Old...

I know life can be hard sometimes, to the point where you may question even the basic existence of any sort of higher power that rules the universe. This is, of course, entirely understandable. And while I can't say I know if there is, in fact, any so...

 2021-02-09 16:00 

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Formula 1 Might Actually Try Sprint Race Qualifying In 2021...

Formula 1 tried to liven up grand prix weekends with proposals for reverse grids and sprint races several times last year. Those schemes never came to pass, but the race organizers will give it one more shot this week, putting a plan for three Saturday sp...

 2021-02-09 15:30 

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Ayrton Senna Helped Sega Make A Better F1 Game...

Up until middle school, all the kids in my hometown had their birthday parties at the same roller rink. That roller rink contained a small arcade with games that seemed hopelessly outdated to us at the time but would rake in quarters at any Barcade now. S...

 2021-02-09 14:54 

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Nissan Is Finally Starting To Turn Things Around...

Nissan may have turned a corner, Volvo wants 2021 to be epic, and Honda. All that and more in The Morning Shift for February 9, 2021....

 2021-02-09 14:30 

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Here's The Weird Car The Weeknd Used For His Super Bowl Halftime Show...

Because you're you, I'm assuming you were distracted from the second half of the Super Bowl trying to figure out what kind of car the Weeknd was sitting in when the halftime show opened — and maybe trying to figure out where you'd seen h...

 2021-02-09 13:35 

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The Lotus Elise And Exige Final Editions Are Sad Triumphs...

Lotus said Monday that it would be sending off its current lineup in some degree of style, with three new Exiges and two new Elises, all labeled Final Edition. This is very sad, but there's some joy in knowing that Lotus will keep going....

 2021-02-09 13:00 

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At $1,600, Would You Give This 1989 Chrysler TC By Maserati The TLC It Needs?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $1,600, Would You Give This 1989 Chrysler TC By Maserati The TLC It Needs?...

 2021-02-09 01:15 

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Why Are Motorcycle Sales Booming When Cars Are In The Dumpster?...

Last year we said there was never a better time to go on a motorcycle ride. With everything canceled, and gathering in groups being dangerous, riding is extremely compelling. Still, it is surprising to see that motorcycle sales are through the roof even w...

 2021-02-09 00:30 

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Solar Charging May Be The Key To Electric Off-Roading...

Following the launch of its 4Xe lineup of plug-in hybrid vehicles last year, Jeep made a promise that it would install stand-alone charging stations at trails across the United States. It would seem that Jeep is serious about the future of electrification...

 2021-02-08 23:45 

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Mitsubishi Found A Way To Make Me Bummed About Online Car Sales...

Oh, boy. How did it come to this, Mitsu? You had the Evo, the Montero, the Delica. And now you have this nondescript box that says Amazon prime on it....

 2021-02-08 23:00 

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I Took A Harley-Davidson LiveWire On A Road Trip And Everything Went Just Fine...

A few months ago I took a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle on a reasonably lengthy road trip from Carson, California to my home in Reno, Nevada. That one didn't go so well, and I really only have myself to blame. The bike did more or less ...

 2021-02-08 22:15 

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Rebuilding My Bike's Obsolete 1990s XTR Brakes Was An Immeasurable Joy...

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to clear off a table, lay out a pair of cone wrenches, a little jar of mineral spirits, and a few other little rags, tweezers, and tools and start tearing apart a completely obsolete and needlessly complicated ...

 2021-02-08 21:30 

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It Takes A Smooth Driver To Pass The Moose Test In A Toyota GR Yaris...

For all of the hype surrounding the Toyota GR Yaris hatchback and its rally-inspired all-wheel-drive powertrain, the only thing that matters is how effective all that fancy tech is at the limits of high-speed grip. Like perhaps when a giant moose crosses ...

 2021-02-08 21:15 

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The 2021 Honda Odyssey Is A Supercar For Dads...

You don't have to be a dad to legally own a Honda Odyssey, but fatherhood did unlock a previously unacknowledged level of appreciation I had for it. I'd been recommending the van for years, but I now appreciate it in a way I don't think I was ...

 2021-02-08 20:45 

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Some Idiot Stole The Ugliest Car In The World And I Just Don't See How They'll Get Away With It...

I'm no thief, but I am smart enough to realize that, if you're going to steal a car, and you hope to get away with it, you're probably going to want to jack something common. You know, that way you can blend in with the crowd. But some imbecil...

 2021-02-08 20:20 

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Why Is A 'Cockpit' Called Such A Funny Word?...

Have you ever had a word all of a sudden lose its normal, expected associations and then reveal itself to you, in all its inherent weirdness? You can get there by repeating a word over and over until you force all meaning out of it, but sometimes the weir...

 2021-02-08 19:20 

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Stellantis Needs To Come Up With A Purpose For Chrysler Or Give Up Already...

Have you visited Chrysler's website recently? It's a strange experience. The brand currently has a range of four models, three of which are essentially the same minivan. The Voyager — a vehicle I wasn't even aware of until a couple of we...

 2021-02-08 18:40 

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This Slick RV Build Shows An Ingenious Way To Make A Car Hauler...

A lot of gearheads dream up vehicles that can do double duty, hauling toys while also being a kick-back space. It's the idea behind many school bus builds like my own. But there is another, potentially easier way to get this done. How? Take an existin...

 2021-02-08 18:20 

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Lewis Hamilton Sure Seems Pretty Done After 2021...

Lewis Hamilton's weird contract situation is finally over after the Briton re-upped for Mercedes for one more year, according to reports on Monday. Hamilton has a new one-year contract for 2021 to go after a record eighth title. But it sure seems like...

 2021-02-08 18:00 

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Why Do Brands Advertise Lease Deals For Cars That Don't Exist?...

As Jalopnik's resident car-buying expert and a professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I've picked a few of your questions and will try to help out. This week we are discussing two leasing problems. The first is finding a deal for ...

 2021-02-08 17:40 

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Still Not Happening: The Apple Car...

For about five minutes last week I started to actually believe Apple — the company that makes iPhones and other electronic devices — would actually be making a car, this time with Hyundai/Kia. Of course, yesterday, reports emerged that, actual...

 2021-02-08 17:23 

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Vaccine-Delivering Drones By German Maker Get Funding To Step Up Production...

The next time you see a drone buzzing overhead, try to keep an open mind about these goofy, oversized R/C planes. Some are actually doing incredible work....

 2021-02-08 17:05 

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I Have Some Real Questions About Cadillac's Lyriq Scissorhands Super Bowl Ad...

During the big all-analog, all-human version of Mattel Football that was played yesterday to a mixed crowd of people and cardboard cutouts of people, a number of automakers paid lots of money to make small, insipid movies that they hoped would set off a c...

 2021-02-08 16:37 

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Get Excited About An All-Electric Honda CB...

It seems as if the Honda Neo-Sports Caf platform wasn't "Neo" enough for Big Red, because we could see yet a newer bike from that family in the near future. Except that this time, it's electric....

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