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 2021-05-26 14:28 

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Tesla Is Making A Big Change To Its Driver-Assistance Tech...

I don't know how much we should ever believe anything Tesla says until it's staring us in the face, but the company did announce a big change coming to its driver-assistance tech. Tesla is dropping radar and going camera-only. All that and more in...

 2021-05-26 14:11 

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Here's How This Car Salesman Became The Only Fan Inducted Into The NBA Hall Of Fame...

This week Nav Bhatia became the first fan ever inducted to the NBA Hall Of Fame. That is an incredible accomplishment in itself, but it's just one of the remarkable moments of Bhatia's incredible life, one that saw him go from fleeing violence in ...

 2021-05-26 12:30 

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What's The Most Overpriced Car Around?...

I can't help but scoff when I see a car on the road that I find disagreeable, for whatever reason. Maybe it's too big, or too loud, or too flashy. Whatever criteria I'm using that morning, I tend to be a little judgmental, especially If I have...

 2021-05-26 12:00 

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At $25,900, Would You Run To Buy This 2006 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $25,900, Would You Run To Buy This 2006 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner?...

 2021-05-26 00:15 

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The Cupra Born Is A Cooler, Sportier Electric Car From The Volkswagen Group...

The Cupra Born has been on the cusp of an official debut for a while, having been unveiled some weeks ago. We didn't get a close look at it then because the unveiling didn't go into exhaustive detail. Now, Cupra has finally given us close look we&...

 2021-05-25 23:30 

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Explain To Me Why I Shouldn't Buy This MGA Like I'm A Toddler...

It hurts me a little bit to admit this, but I'm a big ol' dummy when it comes to vintage British cars. My first sports car was a Triumph TR-7 fixed head coupe that tried to kill me at least four times, and more recently I picked up a horrifyingly ...

 2021-05-25 22:45 

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Ford Is Making Its Own Dedicated EV Platforms: Report...

Ford is announcing lots of things Wednesday morning, including reportedly two new dedicated EV platforms, in what sounds like an effort to really catch up to Tesla and keep pace with GM....

 2021-05-25 22:00 

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Graphic Artist Felipe Pantone Makes The Coolest French Car Even Cooler...

The Alpine A110S is already one of the coolest looking sports cars in the world. With 292 horsepower and a dry weight of just 2455 pounds, it's quick and nimble more than it is brain-melting fast, and that's a good thing. 0-60 comes in 4.4 seconds...

 2021-05-25 21:35 

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Has There Ever Been A Car/Wheel Combo That Fits Better Than This Twingo And These Weird Wheels?...

You know that adage about how headlines that end with a question mark can all be answered by the word "no?" Well, feel free to try it out right here, right now, because the result you'll get is exactly what I'm hoping for: no. As in, no, t...

 2021-05-25 20:36 

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The 2021 Pickman EV Trucks Show Tiny Can Be Tough...

I'd like to think that I've established myself as someone who is willing to give unusual vehicles a fair shake. I don't want to judge any vehicle because it doesn't fit with our expected ideas of what a given kind of machine should be. Cha...

 2021-05-25 20:35 

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Here Are The Things You Think Are Worth Traveling For...

Family is usually always worth traveling for. There is nothing better than seeing that uncle or grandparent that you haven't seen in 10 years. But then you realize why you haven't seen them in 10 years when they comment on how "big you've ...

 2021-05-25 20:10 

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There Is An Offer For Lamborghini Worth Billions: Report...

Volkswagen and its former leader, the late Ferdinand Pich, had a habit of snapping up car companies almost solely because it could. One of those was Lamborghini, but now, according to a new report, VW may or may not offload Lamborghini for many billions....

 2021-05-25 19:46 

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If You Hoarded Gasoline, We Won't Tell As Long As You Observe These Gasoline Guidelines...

The gas-shortage panic we went through just weeks ago flooded our feeds with long lines at the pump and wacky folks who thought it was perfectly OK to store gasoline, a flammable liquid, in plastic bags. We're back to normal now, thankfully, but the q...

 2021-05-25 18:55 

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Formula 1 Shouldn't Delete A Pole Sitter's Lap For Crashing But It's Considering It Anyway...

Charles Leclerc set pole in Monaco last weekend before crashing and ultimately removing his Ferrari from contention before the start of the race, immediately sparking a debate that rears its head once every few years in Formula 1: Should a driver's qu...

 2021-05-25 17:30 

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The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Starts At $68,590; Grand Wagoneer At $87,590...

The Wagoneer looks to be one of Jeep's most ambitious products yet. While High Altitude, Summit, and SRT models of the Grand Cherokee have been on sale for years, the Wagoneer represents return to the full-size luxury SUV game....

 2021-05-25 17:20 

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The Alfa GTV/Spider Has Been Keeping A Headlight Secret...

Last weekend I attended the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, where I got a ride in a Lucid Air, nearly shit myself driving an original, manual Beetle for the first time ever and generally felt skittish for the entire weekend because nobody except st...

 2021-05-25 15:54 

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Why Would A Dealer Insist On A Credit Application If I Am Paying Cash?...

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 a dealer's instance on applying for a loan on a ca...

 2021-05-25 14:40 

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I Went For A Ride In A Lucid Air And I'm Still Thinking About It...

Those who have ridden in especially powerful electric vehicles often compare their acceleration to that of a spaceship. And while that's perhaps as overused and unrelatable as a metaphor could be (if you have traveled in a spaceship, I'd like to h...

 2021-05-25 14:14 

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What's Worth Traveling For To You?...

I hate flying. I hated it when I averaged more than one flight per week a couple years ago, and I hate it today. I've also been absurdly careful about Covid, to the annoyance of just about everyone around me. So, even after a month or so of being full...

 2021-05-25 14:10 

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Lordstown Motors Seems Like It's Starting Its Crumble...

The seams are beginning to show at Lordstown, Tesla is facing a bizarre lawsuit, and Nissan. All that and more in The Morning Shift for May 25, 2021....

 2021-05-25 13:20 

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I Found My Lexus GX 470's Achilles' Heel Off Roading With Jeeps...

Last we checked in on my GX 470, I was just back from Holly Oaks Off Road park in Southeast Michigan, where I learned that my Lexus project was more capable off road than I'd imagined. For this installment, David Tracy and I joined some friends and Ja...

 2021-05-25 12:45 

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Blip: Taunus Tuesday!...

Hey! It's Taunus Tuesday, everyone! The day we celebrate Ford's most famous V4 car! Taunus Tuesday! The Tuesday...of...Taun...wait. Is this not a thing? They told me it was a thing. But why is nobody else...shit....

 2021-05-25 12:00 

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At $15,000, Would You Set Your Designs On This 2010 Volvo S40 T5 R-Design?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $15,000, Would You Set Your Designs On This 2010 Volvo S40 T5 R-Design?...

 2021-05-24 23:30 

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The Best Formula One Team On The Planet Still Can't Figure Out How To Remove A Stuck Wheel Nut...

Look, there's no denying at this point that Mercedes-AMG F1 is the best team on the grid, and has been for the better part of a decade at this point. There's also no denying that Sunday's event in Monaco was not the team's best effort. Lew...

 2021-05-24 23:00 

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This Brand-New Driving Game For A Very Obsolete British 8-Bit Computer Has Some Amazing Old Cars...

One of the best things about the current state of being a dork who loves old, very obsolete computers is that there are currently smart, talented people making brand-new software for these old machines. Software like games, and specifically games like thi...

 2021-05-24 22:45 

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A Water Crossing In The UK Keeps Breaking BMWs...And Other Arrogant Cars...

Many of us delight in watching Jeeps or Range Rovers water ford, but these crossings are usually set against the backdrop of gnarly trails or off-road expeditions. The kind of water crossing that's deep enough to disable, or hydrolock, a car is not so...

 2021-05-24 22:00 

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Scott Dixon Deserves More Credit...

This weekend in qualifying for the Indianapolis 500, Scott Dixon again proved why he's among the most incredible racers in the world. Saturday morning he went out first and set the fastest four-lap run of the field, grabbing him a spot in the Fast Nin...

 2021-05-24 21:55 

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The Hyundai Ioniq 5 Is An All-Electric Car For America That Might Also Be Good...

If you're surveying the electric vehicle landscape in America at this very moment in history, your options boil down to the Volkswagen ID.4, the Mustang Mach-E, four different Teslas, the Chevy Bolt, the Nissan Leaf, the Kona Electric, the Porsche Tay...

 2021-05-24 21:10 

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Lawmaker Wants Trucks And SUVs Rated For Killing Pedestrians...

We have been reporting on the rising deadliness of wall-like SUVs and trucks for years now, and it seems regulators and lawmakers are finally sitting up and taking notice of all the blood in America's streets....

 2021-05-24 20:30 

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Here Are Your Biggest Car Repair Mistakes...

I've always played it safe when dealing with my vehicles. Usually, because I use my vehicles daily, but I was young and dumb once. Years back, when I had my TL Type S, it somehow developed an engine mount issue. There was a clunk when I would accelera...

 2021-05-24 20:00 

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Cruise Ship Crew Gets COVID Without Any Passengers At All, Vaccinated Or Not...

A day after announcing Royal Caribbean will welcome vaccinated passengers, five crew members tested positive for COVID-19 on a ship completely devoid of passengers, calling into question just how safe cruising is in the era of COVID-19....

 2021-05-24 19:00 

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Ford Bronco Warthog Probably Won't Be Called Bronco Warthog: Report...

There is apparently a more powerful Bronco coming, probably called the Bronco Raptor but, for a time, thought to maybe be called the Bronco Warthog. A new report says that Warthog probably won't be called Warthog, though, which is a shame, because cal...

 2021-05-24 18:46 

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Tesla Found Guilty Of Throttling Charging And Battery Capacity In Norway...

Tesla releases OTC (Over The Air) updates to add features and, more importantly, increase range, but apparently, Tesla doesn't use the technology only to benefit to its customers. A court in Norway found Tesla guilty of not only limiting charging spee...

 2021-05-24 18:20 

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Mustang Enthusiast Buys Mint-Condition 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra 'Terminator' With Only 534 Miles...

Nick Carl, the man who owns the perfect manual transmission Ford Super Duty pickup, now owns the perfect 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra. And I do mean "perfect," because the independent rear suspension-equipped, first-ever supercharged Mustang only has 5...

 2021-05-24 17:30 

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The Most Affordable Ford F-150 Lightning Is Officially Here...

Ford's EV pickup, the 2022 F-150 Lightning, debuted late last week with a starting price just shy of $40,000. That's quite a bit less than I expected; the catch being this starting price was for the commercial version, not the retail one with trim...

 2021-05-24 16:15 

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Here's Why A Modern Truck Like the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Still Has Such An Old-School Antenna...

We did a lot of talking about Ford's new all-electric F-150 Lightning last week, as that's a Big Deal in the automotive world — you read the articles, you know the deal. One thing I'm not sure you did notice, though, is that on this very...

 2021-05-24 15:45 

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Here's How My High-Mile, Ridiculously Cheap Volkswagen Touareg Is Handling A 4,200-Mile Road Trip...

I recently purchased the cheapest running and driving Volkswagen Touareg on Facebook Marketplace in Chicago to pick up my Honda Beat in Washington state. Somehow, this high-mileage luxury SUV not just made it home, but all the way across the country. But ...

 2021-05-24 15:42 

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Toyota Engineers Built A Prius Rally Car And They Let Me Drive It...

Last week, I took (what should have been) a short drive to the Bundy Hill Off Road Park to drive a Toyota Prius that had been converted into a rally car by a group of Toyota engineers. Due to my own stupidity, I only had time to do a couple recon laps and...

 2021-05-24 15:25 

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Some Folks Forgot How To Drive After Sitting At Home During COVID-19 Lockdowns...

Driving was a mundane, everyday task for many of us, then March 2020 took our mundane everyday and threw it off a ledge. We spent that weird year of lockdown baking bread, binging television shows and, for some, forgetting how to drive....

 2021-05-24 14:40 

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Nikita Mazepin Didn't Finish Last...

Nikita Mazepin, who is probably one of the worst Formula 1 drivers of all time, didn't finish last yesterday in Monaco. He finished second-to-last....

 2021-05-24 14:30 

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I Wasted 12 Hours Because Of These Idiotic Mistakes. What Was Your Biggest Car Repair Error?...

When fixing my 1958 Jeep FC-170, I made critical errors that cost me over an entire day of wrenching. My Jeep was already in dire straits, with a rusted engine which had a probability of ever running at 0.000000001 percent. I didn't need these setback...

 2021-05-24 14:20 

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Ford Is Talking Like The Anti-Tesla...

This is to say that Ford is exceedingly lame about EVs. Boring. Normal. In contrast to Tesla, as well as VW and GM, Ford is not making big claims about its electric car plans. All that and more in The Morning Shift for May 24, 2021....

 2021-05-24 13:25 

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Importing This Honda Beat Is The Most Fun I've Ever Had Buying A Car...

I'm finally in possession of my Honda Beat and it's absolutely a dream come true. But what I didn't expect was for the process of buying a car from another country to be the best car buying experience ever....

 2021-05-24 12:45 

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Blip: The Hand Of The Artist...

It's a new week of work, deep, enriching labor! As such, I kind of want to call out a bit of small but significant labor in these old car brochures. On the old, pre-computer-era ads like the one above there. if there's a car removed from its origi...

 2021-05-24 12:00 

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At $17,500, Will This 2014 Lexus IS 350 F-Sport Win By A Nose?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $17,500, Will This 2014 Lexus IS 350 F-Sport Win By A Nose?...

 2021-05-23 21:00 

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Reigning Champion Scott Dixon Takes Pole At 104th Running Of The Indy 500...

With recent changes to the Indy 500 qualifying schedule in the past few years, the Sunday before the race is called pole day, since it sets the first three rows of the grid—and yes, that includes the polesitter. And for 2021, your number-one driver ...

 2021-05-23 20:00 

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Take A Tour Around The Abandoned Confederate Speedway Short Track...

America is littered with the remains of old race tracks from days gone by. Be they paved or dirt-coated, these speedways have been abandoned for one reason or another, and today, we're going to take a look at Confederate Speedway in South Carolina....

 2021-05-23 19:00 

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Anita Millican And The Women Who Paved The Way For Paretta Autosport's Indy 500 Effort...

This weekend, history is going to be made at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Paretta Autosport is set to become the first-ever female-forward No. 16 race team to attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. But the history of female participation in Amer...

 2021-05-23 18:00 

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Watch How A Gran Turismo Sport Lap of Laguna Seca Compares To Real Life...

If you're a fan of modern-day racing simulations, you'll have probably noticed that it gets harder and harder to tell real life from fantasy with each update that accompanies the systems. And that's nowhere more evident than it is in this clip...

 2021-05-23 17:00 

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Let's Debate: Do You Splurge On Premium Or Stick With Regular Gas?...

I am currently standing in the neutral zone of a raging debate that involves both my husband and my boss at A Girls Guide to Cars, Scotty Reiss. It pertains to the age-old question: is it worth the money to fill up your tank with premium gas, or is regula...

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