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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell today at 10:00.

Toyota Teases AWD Rally-Inspired Yaris GR-4 Hot Hatch And It's So Good

Toyota Teases AWD Rally-Inspired Yaris GR-4 Hot Hatch And It's So Good

There is a Yaris that the rest of the world gets, while the U.S. market is given a re-badged Mazda 2 . That means we are left wanting for a Yaris-based hot hatch. In those more fun markets it looks like Toyota is going to offer an all-wheel-drive model inspired by its WRC victories (including Ott Tanak’s amazing 2019 championship victory) with three doors and a huge injection of kickass....

Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell today at 09:00.

Comment Of The Day: Driving School For Ants Edition

Comment Of The Day: Driving School For Ants Edition
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How can we expect anyone to learn how to GT500 good if they can’t fit inside the school? This school needs to be at least three times bigger.

Thank you to Stan and Steve Harvey Oswald for combining to give us a really really ridiculously good COTD win. It was difficult to choose between Stan’s incredible use of infuriating apostrophe ...

Erik Shilling Erik Shilling today at 08:00.

Cadillac's Finally Ditching Its Flimsy Naming System

Cadillac's Finally Ditching Its Flimsy Naming System

During almost all of Cadillac’s early history it called its cars by numbers, before giving way to the 1950s and the Coupe DeVille and Eldorado, and after that the Calais, Seville, Cimmaron, and Allanté, among others. It got rid of the names in the aughts to be more like the Germans, but now, as it goes electric , Cadillac says names are coming back.

The brand’s chief Steve Carlisle confirmed...

Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove today at 07:00.

A Tiny Rule Change Has Allowed Rotary Engines At Le Mans Again

A Tiny Rule Change Has Allowed Rotary Engines At Le Mans Again

In 1991, a rotary-powered Mazda won the 24 Hours or Le Mans. By 1992, rotary engines were no longer allowed to race there. But for the 2021 season, 30 years after the fact, the organizers behind the biggest race in the world of sports cars have allowed rotaries back in.

This doesn’t come with a big announcement. Don’t look for news articles on the Le Mans or FIA websites heralding the return...

Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon today at 04:50. 2 comments

Lyft Has Found A New Way To Light Money On Fire

Lyft Has Found A New Way To Light Money On Fire

Lyft expects to be profitable by the end of 2021 but seems to be doing everything they can to push that date back by launching a rental car service in Los Angeles and the Bay Area for as little as $35 per day plus tacking on $20 in Lyft credits for getting to and from the car.

The Verge reports that San Franciscans will be able to choose between a Volkswagen Passat and Atlas, while LA folks...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee today at 04:00. 1 comments

Ford Offers Free Program To Teach You How To Drive Your Shelby GT500 Good

Ford Offers Free Program To Teach You How To Drive Your Shelby GT500 Good

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is so fast, guys. Zoom! Whoosh! Power! Speed! Acceleration! All that zoom-whoosh-power-speed-acceleration might actually be too much for everyone. So there’s a special Ford school you can attend and learn how to drive your snakepony car more goodly.

Free to all owners of the new Shelby GT500, the GT500 Track Attack is a program offered by Ford and Ford...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland today at 03:15. 22 comments

The Pizza Guy Wrecked My Porsche! What Car Should I Buy?

The Pizza Guy Wrecked My Porsche! What Car Should I Buy?
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Ben had a Porsche 911 convertible that he got from his grandfather. He loved that car until an unfortunate incident with a pizza delivery dude. Now he’s looking for a replacement. It needs to be a manual, drop-top, and some kind of back seat. What car should he buy?

(Welcome back to What Car...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland today at 02:20. 14 comments

Toyota Tops List Of The Best Used Cars To Buy In 2020: Study

Toyota Tops List Of The Best Used Cars To Buy In 2020: Study

It’s well established that new cars are getting very expensive, but you don’t have to break the bank to get a quality vehicle. Pre-owned cars typically offer more value for your dollar because someone else has taken the initial depreciation. Our friends at iSeeCars have dug into previous studies that analyzed over 20 million cars to recommend the top pre-owned vehicles to buy.

Using previous...

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Alanis King Alanis King today at 01:25. 20 comments

IIHS Is Cracking Down On Headlight Quality

IIHS Is Cracking Down On Headlight Quality

We may be going into the year 2020 as automakers talk of a future centered on autonomy and electrification, but in terms of the car technology we have in the year 2019, one is still severely lacking : headlights. But the IIHS wants to change that, and will try to do so by hinging its safety awards on quality headlights.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is the formal name for IIHS,...

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David Tracy David Tracy today at 00:10. 21 comments

Here's My Idiotic Plan To Drive A Broken 260,000-Mile 'Holy Grail Of Jeep Grand Cherokees' Across The Country

Here's My Idiotic Plan To Drive A Broken 260,000-Mile 'Holy Grail Of Jeep Grand Cherokees' Across The Country

I want to be upfront about this: My plan to fly to Colorado with two suitcases full of car parts and tools, repair my $700 “Holy Grail” Jeep Grand Cherokee’s significant mechanical problems and then drive the 260,000 mile SUV 1,500 miles back to Michigan all in a span of four days is deeply flawed. Chances of failure are high, and yet, on Saturday, I’m going for it.

When I wire-transferred...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee yesterday at 23:30. 13 comments

OK, This Million-Stitch Rolls-Royce Embroidered Interior Is Legitimately Beautiful

OK, This Million-Stitch Rolls-Royce Embroidered Interior Is Legitimately Beautiful

No, I’m not forgetting about all the other dumb shit Rolls-Royce has done in the past . Because all that’s legitimately bad, dumb and hilarious. But when Rolls-Royce does do good stuff, it really makes you stop and take notice. Just look at this embroidery. It’s utterly gorgeous.

You’re looking at the interior of a Rolls-Royce Phantom that was commissioned by “a Stockholm-based...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee yesterday at 22:50. 8 comments

The Scuderia Glickenhaus Baja Boot Could Have Stadium Seating And A Throne

The Scuderia Glickenhaus Baja Boot Could Have Stadium Seating And A Throne
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Right after scoring a victory at the Baja 1000 in his badass racing buggy , James Glickenhaus is back in the shop, this time working up some new ideas for the company’s upcoming four-door version of the SCG Boot. New photos uploaded by Glickenhaus reveal a cool interior setup and a possible throne seating for one (1) child. Or one (1) very...

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Alanis King Alanis King yesterday at 22:10. 23 comments

The Future Of Vehicle Sales In China Isn’t Looking Much Brighter

The Future Of Vehicle Sales In China Isn’t Looking Much Brighter
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The outlook for China’s vehicle sales in 2020 isn’t great, United Auto Workers ratify contract with Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari’s timeline for a fully electric vehicle, tire recycling in China, and ride sharing at General Motors’ Cruise autonomy arm. All of this and more in The...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth yesterday at 21:10. 9 comments

This Is Your First Chance To Hear The Koenigsegg Jesko Come To Life

This Is Your First Chance To Hear The Koenigsegg Jesko Come To Life

It’s been an eternity since the Koenigsegg Jesko was unveiled by the Swedish supercar manufacturer, but every so often, periodic reminders of its existence swim into the general automotive consciousness. Sort of like this new video that may just be the first-ever clip of the Jesko firing up in all its sweet, sweet V8 glory.

The video has been posted on LAOC Exotics’ page on YouTube,...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth yesterday at 20:30. 3 comments

Bran Van 3000 — 'Drinking In L.A.'

Bran Van 3000 — 'Drinking In L.A.'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Enjoy some classic 90s Canadian jams this fine Thursday morning.

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Graverobber Graverobber yesterday at 20:00. 1 comments

At $1,200, Could This 2001 VW Passat 1.8T Get You To Roll Up Your Sleeves?

At $1,200, Could This 2001 VW Passat 1.8T Get You To Roll Up Your Sleeves?
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Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Passat has the goods—five-speed stick, handy wagon body, park-able size. It also has the ‘bads’—a leaky valve cover gasket and an upcoming need for a timing belt and clutch among them. Let’s see if it’s priced to make it worth the work.

There was a lot to like about yesterday’s

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell yesterday at 09:00.

Get An Onboard View Of Valentino Rossi's Dirt Endurance Race Win

Get An Onboard View Of Valentino Rossi's Dirt Endurance Race Win

It’s pretty much impossible to debate that Valentino Rossi is an unmatched talent when it comes to two-wheeled competition. The guy is a master of traction management, and this massive talent came in handy on his way to sharing victory with Luca Marini at the recent 100km Tavullia race in Italy. Fifty laps of a 2 kilometer dirt course, complete with a Le Mans-style start and a rider change.

Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell yesterday at 08:00. 1 comments

Electric Aviation Has Taken Flight

Electric Aviation Has Taken Flight

Air travel is a massive source of carbon emissions, making up 2.5% of all emissions on earth. That’s not nearly as much as automobiles or power production, but it is hardly a significant source. If we’re working on reducing emissions from the other two, we should also be working to find solutions for the third. Thanks to Harbour Air Seaplanes in Canada and MagniX electric motors out of...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth yesterday at 07:00. 21 comments

Facebook Works For Once

Facebook Works For Once
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While the internet may just be one of the biggest mistakes humanity ever made, it has its occasional benefits—sort of like how two people in a Facebook truck group managed to swap hoods so that their Silverados finally matched. This might just be one of the best star-crossed stories I’ve ever heard.

The post went viral on Twitter last night....

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee yesterday at 05:05. 14 comments

Audi Figured Out How To Get 15 More Miles Of Range Out Of The E-Tron

Audi Figured Out How To Get 15 More Miles Of Range Out Of The E-Tron

The 2019 Audi E-Tron is the German automaker’s first stab at a mass-produced electric car. Despite boasting impressive charging speed , critics (including us) were more focused on the car’s disappointing range . Audi will improve the E-Tron for the 2020, model year, though, which will hopefully mean increased range.

The E-Tron has a 95 kWh battery with a usable capacity of 83.6, according to

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