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Why Do You Leave Your Car Unlocked?

Why Do You Leave Your Car Unlocked?
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Cars have locking doors for a reason. They are there to keep you in and other people (or bears ) out. But there are still people who leave their unattended cars unlocked and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why.

This was all brought on because last weekend I decided to revisit The Bling Ring ,...

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3 hours 38 minutes ago.

Harley-Davidson's Slow Decline Is Getting Hard To Watch

Harley-Davidson's Slow Decline Is Getting Hard To Watch

Harley knows what it’s future looks like with, perhaps by as soon as next year, more sales internationally than in the U.S., the continuation of a long-term trend. It’s desperately trying to prop up U.S. sales, but the LiveWire hasn’t been selling great , and its core demo is aging out. Revenue numbers for 2019 released today were also a lot worse than expected.

Let’s go to Reuters first off...

4 hours 38 minutes ago.

This Bentley Continental GT Was Built To Tow A Skier In A Sport Called Skijoring

This Bentley Continental GT Was Built To Tow A Skier In A Sport Called Skijoring

Skijoring is a weird sport. It’s something of a cross between water skiing and downhill skiing, as you are towed on a pair of snow skis through a slalom course. Traditionally this sport has been led by a horse or team of dogs, but since at least the 1950s some more intrepid skijorers have towed in behind cars. Porsche in particular has a history with skijoring, but at this year’s second...

today at 07:00. 1 comments

Let Me Tell You About A Strange Rumor We Just Heard About A Future Mazda RX-9's Engine

Let Me Tell You About A Strange Rumor We Just Heard About A Future Mazda RX-9's Engine

The still hypothetical Mazda RX-8 is one of those cars that’s been anticipated for years, as it would be the latest in a long line of cars with a cult-like following: the Mazda rotaries. There hasn’t been a Mazda rotary-engined car since the last RX-8 rolled off the line back in 2012. The RX-9 was always assumed to be the heir to the big triangular rotary crown, but a rumor we heard today,...

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today at 06:00.

The Ground Is Still Shifting Beneath Your Feet

The Ground Is Still Shifting Beneath Your Feet

Delphi, a parts supplier which used to be owned by GM a generation ago, went bankrupt, spun off part of its business, and then added the word “Technologies” to its name to (I guess) seem young and hip, is being purchased by BorgWarner, another parts supplier, a somewhat sad denouement for a company that used to be the biggest parts maker in the world.

The deal is all-stock, according to...

today at 04:40. 12 comments

Here's The First Teaser Trailer For Fast 9

Here's The First Teaser Trailer For Fast 9

“Fatherhood means you can’t live life a quarter mile at a time anymore,” and boy howdy is THAT true. I wish I came up with that, as it seems like I’m making fun of the trailer for the next Fast & Furious movie, seemingly titled The Fast Saga. But no, it’s just a line from Dom Toretto in the trailer for the trailer for the movie.

Dom and Letty are parents now! Things have changed!...

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today at 04:09. 11 comments

Vermont Might Become The First U.S. State With Emoji Vanity Plates

Vermont Might Become The First U.S. State With Emoji Vanity Plates

As if personalized and vanity license plates could not get any worse , folks might soon be able to add emojis to them, if this new Vermont bill passes. And I always thought Vermont was such a nice place.

Drivers will be allowed to add their choice of six emojis to their license plates, proposes a bill introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives, reports Business Insider. It’s unclear...

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today at 02:55. 2 comments

We Tried The Hardest Car Trivia Book We Could Find

We Tried The Hardest Car Trivia Book We Could Find

Admittedly, this one fell right into our laps. It was on our old boss’ desk, a gift from a reader he left behind after going out for cigarettes and not coming back. (He also left two pairs of cop sunglasses, which he can claim at any time.) But glimpsing into The Great Auto Trivia Book, by Mitch Frumkin, was enough to blow our minds.

The “our” in this is me, Raphael Orlove, and Jason...

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today at 01:59. 1 comments

Turn Any City Map Into A Cool Illustration Of Roads

Turn Any City Map Into A Cool Illustration Of Roads

The aptly named City Roads project is simple: Just go to the site, enter the name of your city, and software creates a map that exclusively shows roads. With no text or topography at all, the results are really quite beautiful.

Check out City Roads today if you’re looking to kill a few minutes. I was turned on to it this morning by Mike McPhate’s California Sun newsletter, which is a daily...

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today at 01:10. 15 comments

Karma Wants To Get Into The SciFi-Looking EV Pickup Truck Game

Karma Wants To Get Into The SciFi-Looking EV Pickup Truck Game
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You may remember Karma Automotive as the company that, for some reason, decided they wanted to keep building slightly-updated Fisker Karmas , now calling them the Revero. In recent years, Karma has shown some battery-electric sports car concepts and updated Reveros, but now it looks like they’ve been woken up by the Tesla Cybertruck and the

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today at 00:08. 18 comments

Cadillac Is Finally Putting Super Cruise In Cars People Want To Buy

Cadillac Is Finally Putting Super Cruise In Cars People Want To Buy

Since its launch in 2017, General Motors’ semi-autonomous driver assist system, Super Cruise has only been found in one car, the Cadillac CT6 sedan. But now it’s 2020, the CT6 is no more , Super Cruise has undergone some improvements, and Cadillac is finally ready to roll it out on other models.

Super Cruise has now been “enhanced,” according to a Cadillac press release. This improvement...

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yesterday at 23:43. 10 comments

This Could Be The 2021 Cadillac Escalade Before You're Supposed To See It

This Could Be The 2021 Cadillac Escalade Before You're Supposed To See It

In today’s announcement and accompanying press release for updates to General Motors’ semi-autonomous driver-assistance technology, Super Cruise, we were treated to a little glance at the rear-end of what appears to be the upcoming 2021 Cadillac Escalade. Whether inadvertent or not, this definitely seems like the real thing, as it was part of an official Cadillac press image.

There’s a...

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yesterday at 22:40. 11 comments

You Don't Want To Hear Bugatti Talk About Bugatti

You Don't Want To Hear Bugatti Talk About Bugatti

The head of Bugatti, who used to be the head of Lamborghini, gave an interview recently with Autocar about how he doesn’t expect the W16 engine the company uses to go away anytime soon. But that’s not all.

Autocar kind of spun Bugatti president Stephan Winkelmann’s words into something they’re not. Winkelmann told the British pub:

Talking about its hypercars, opposed to any potential second...

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yesterday at 21:50. 9 comments

Automated License Plate Readers Are Better Than Ever

Automated License Plate Readers Are Better Than Ever
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Automated license plate readers are cheaper and better than ever at what they do, expect a new Renault CEO and Tata’s push for a cleaner, greener India. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.

1st Gear: Science Fiction Is Reality

The rise in artificial...

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yesterday at 20:30. 1 comments

The Fucking Champs — 'Never Enough Neck Pt. 1'

The Fucking Champs — 'Never Enough Neck Pt. 1'

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

These guys were absolute legends. 

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yesterday at 20:00.

At $2,999, Could This Mega-Mileage 2005 Acura TSX Still Be A Mega-Good Deal?

At $2,999, Could This Mega-Mileage 2005 Acura TSX Still Be A Mega-Good Deal?
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With over 200K on the clock, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Acura has certainly been around the block. Let’s see if its price and rare six-speed stick more than make up for those miles.

It’s been so long since Nissan went by Datsun here in the U.S. that few non-car people likely are even aware of that brand’s...

yesterday at 10:00.

It Sure Looks Like Porsche Leaked The Next Generation 911 GT3 In A Commercial

It Sure Looks Like Porsche Leaked The Next Generation 911 GT3 In A Commercial

Porsche released its first Super Bowl commercial in decades this weekend. Normally that wouldn’t warrant digital space on this website, but there is something interesting lurking in the background of one of the shots in this commercial. The commercial opens in the Porsche museum over in Stuttgart, and on a rack in the service area of the museum is a peculiar blue car.

Over the shoulder of a...

yesterday at 09:00.

Zero Motorcycles Teases Its Next Electric Superbike

Zero Motorcycles Teases Its Next Electric Superbike

We like what Santa Cruz-based Zero Motorcycles does. It builds a good quality electric motorcycle for a good price, and it was among the first brands to really put their whole ass into electric two wheelers. By all accounts Zero’s newest sport electric—the SR/F—launched last year is quite a good naked bike with a good amount of range. Monday Zero teased its next bike in the series, the SR/S.

yesterday at 08:00.

The Volkswagen Type 3 Was In One Important Way The First Genuinely Modern Car

The Volkswagen Type 3 Was In One Important Way The First Genuinely Modern Car

The Volkswagen Type 3 was Volkswagen’s first real attempt to build a car a bit more up-market than the Beetle, and while it never sold in the incredible numbers that Beetles did, was still a mild success. It’s also interesting in that, in one really important way, you could argue it was the first truly modern automobile. Of course, in nearly every other way, it very much wasn’t, but let’s not...

yesterday at 07:00.

The Mini Cooper SE's Range Is Fine

The Mini Cooper SE's Range Is Fine

The average American driver spends about 27 minutes commuting to work one way. In distance, that’s just over 12 miles. Most days you go to work and come home, maybe stopping at the grocery store or swinging by the middle school to pick up your kid on the way home. If you’re only doing 30 miles of driving per day for an hour or maybe two, why would you need more than the 110 miles of range...