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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee yesterday at 23:40. 12 comments

Here's A New Rumor About The Supposed Next-Generation Nissan Z

Here's A New Rumor About The Supposed Next-Generation Nissan Z

Roughly 160 million years ago, dinosaurs and the Nissan 370Z roamed the Earth together, in harmony. The dinosaurs have since died out, but the 370Z persevered. But its time might soon also be drawing to a close. New rumors have emerged about its successor, which I’m still personally doubtful will actually happen. But I digress!

Nissan, apparently, is working on the next-generation Z car and it...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee yesterday at 03:30. 11 comments

These Are The Greatest Engines Of The Last Decade

These Are The Greatest Engines Of The Last Decade

Time is but a social construct, but as we’ve all decided the 2010s are over, I guess a roundup of the best engines of the decade is in order. We’ve got V10s (duh, because it’s me writing this list), V12s, V8s and four-bangers galore.

The 2010s were an interesting bunch of years. They saw the split between old-school methods of producing big power (fat displacement, superchargers) and modern...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 16, 2020 at 23:35. 8 comments

Morgan Celebrates Just Like Me: By Painting Stuff Gold

Morgan Celebrates Just Like Me: By Painting Stuff Gold

When it comes to celebrating events—anniversaries, conquests, the downfall of nemeses—I would say I am somewhat of an expert. There’s always much celebrating to be done when you are me, simply because I am so good at winning. And I must say, Morgan’s Plus 4 70th Anniversary Edition is commemoration done right.

I’ve noticed the general mood to be quite down these days. Understandably, when...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 16, 2020 at 01:15. 20 comments

Next-Generation Toyota GT86 To Be Called GR86: Report

Next-Generation Toyota GT86 To Be Called GR86: Report

The Toyota GT86 is getting long in the tooth and there’s been much talk of the next generation. This discussion concerns the next car’s name, and word is Toyota might drop the “GT” moniker.

The GT86's yet-unnamed successor will reportedly be called the GR86—the “GR” no doubt standing for Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s sporting line, according to Autocar. It’s common knowledge Toyota boss Akio Toyoda ...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 15, 2020 at 21:30. 15 comments

Dead: BMW i8, Reportedly

Dead: BMW i8, Reportedly

Ah, the BMW i8. Every time we write about this car, the comments are filled with people who either hate it or love it. It’s great, some say (see also: me ). It’s overpriced garbage, grouse others. Well, the debates could very well be coming to an end, as the i8's production reportedly will cease in April.

I guess it’s about time since the i8 did come out in the far back time of 2014. Word of...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 15, 2020 at 01:00. 20 comments

Here Are The Coolest Cars We Found In Detroit's Most Fascinating Junkyard

Here Are The Coolest Cars We Found In Detroit's Most Fascinating Junkyard

“This thing was the best car,” the man on the phone told us. We’d just found his name and number on a piece of paper, abandoned on the floor of a dead, red Pontiac Aztek and decided to give him a call. He sang it praises I’ve never heard anyone sing about an Aztek. It was unbelievable, it was mind-blowing. It was Detroit, in a nutshell. And it was only the tip of the great stuff we found...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 14, 2020 at 21:40. 12 comments

Millennials Could Actually Save The U.S. Car Market: Study

Millennials Could Actually Save The U.S. Car Market: Study
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A new study reveals millennials might not be killing driving after all, an update on poor car sales in China and a warning about musical instrument cases from Yamaha. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

1st Gear: But All Those Other Articles...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 14, 2020 at 01:00. 24 comments

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Is Too Little, Too Late

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Is Too Little, Too Late
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We’ve been hearing about the Mazda Skyactiv-D diesel engine for about 10 years . Now it’s finally, here in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 diesel. It’s a nice idea and the car itself is not bad to drive. I just don’t see many people buying it.

Who is this car for? Why does it exist? These were questions echoed by many of you...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 13, 2020 at 22:41. 10 comments

Subaru Of America Is Being Super Lame Right Now About The Subaru FUCKS

Subaru Of America Is Being Super Lame Right Now About The Subaru FUCKS

Last week, the world was made a better place when the Subaru Forester Ultimate Customized Kit Special edition (also known as the Subaru FUCKS) was unveiled at the 2020 Singapore Auto Show. Jokes were made. Laughs were had. It was a good time. And then I woke up today to see Subaru of America had done some heavy apologizing over the weekend.

Subaru of America apparently took it upon itself to...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 13, 2020 at 21:15. 6 comments

The Two Most Iconic Honda S2000s In Fast And Furious Were The Same Car!?

The Two Most Iconic Honda S2000s In Fast And Furious Were The Same Car!?

Both The Fast and the Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious prominently featured one of the best sports cars ever made, the Honda S2000. It was black in the first movie and pink with pink underglow in the second. But in reality, the two were apparently the same car???

These are revelations gleaned from the latest Craig Lieberman video, who served as technical director on the first two Fast and Furious...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 11, 2020 at 00:05. 14 comments

Time To Find Out What’s More Exciting: 575 HP Or Drum Brakes And No Airbags

Time To Find Out What’s More Exciting: 575 HP Or Drum Brakes And No Airbags
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The 2020 Jaguar F-Type SVR AWD Convertible is not a brand-new car, despite what its model year would have you believe. Merely, it is a revision on a six-year-old car. But, laden with the latest technology and safety features, it would probably be completely alien to people half a century ago. Yet, I’d wager they...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 10, 2020 at 21:26. 15 comments

The 268-HP 2020 Toyota GR Yaris Is The Wildest Rally Special In Years

The 268-HP 2020 Toyota GR Yaris Is The Wildest Rally Special In Years

It’s finally here. The puffed-up, pissed-off, rally-inspired 2020 Toyota GR Yaris . And it comes with three pedals because of course it does. Perhaps there is a god.

Unveiled today at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the GR Yaris rides on a newly dedicated, four-wheel drive version of Toyota’s TNGA platform. It uses the front end of Toyota’s GA-B small cars platform and the rear of the GA-C platform,...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 10, 2020 at 03:35. 15 comments

All The Cars That Died In 2019

All The Cars That Died In 2019

New cars are born and old cars die every year. It’s just the way of things. This past year saw a departure of another round of sedans, little cars, convertibles and wagons. The list, predictably, is conspicuously lacking in crossovers and SUVs. Color me surprised.

So this is our tribute to our friends, the cars. Some of the deaths were a surprise—not because they were unexpected, but because...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 09, 2020. 16 comments

James May: Our Man In Japan Is What I Always Wanted From The Grand Tour (Just Minus The Cars)

James May: Our Man In Japan Is What I Always Wanted From The Grand Tour (Just Minus The Cars)

At first glance, James May: Our Man in Japan is yet another travel show set in a “foreign” and “exotic” Asian country that’s hosted by a white man. He eats some noodles, talks about samurai, and rides a train. But that doesn’t mean the show’s ingredients necessarily affect its final flavor, which is refreshingly honest, wholesome, and utterly delightful.

When it comes to your typical American...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 08, 2020. 22 comments

Here Are Some Offensively Expensive Cars Bring A Trailer Sold Last Year

Here Are Some Offensively Expensive Cars Bring A Trailer Sold Last Year

At some point, Bring A Trailer evolved from a place you could buy a clunker on the nice(r) side to one where pristine machines that aren’t always terribly rare but with only a handful of miles on them changed ownership at tip-top dollar. It was only a matter of time , I suppose. Here are some of the more bemusing ones.

The following cars are what a Bring A Trailer spokesperson called...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 07, 2020. 18 comments

The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR Is Inspired By The Greatest Movie Of All Time: James Cameron's Avatar

The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR Is Inspired By The Greatest Movie Of All Time: James Cameron's Avatar

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Mercedes-Benz presented a simultaneous throwback and a spectacular look at its vision for the future. Behold, the Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR—a concept car that’s inspired by James Cameron’s 2009 cinematic smash hit, Avatar.

You see, I was blind until I sat for a screening of Avatar in 2009. I mean, I wasn’t actually blind, I could see and everything,...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 07, 2020. 1 comments

Lana Del Rey — 'Venice Bitch'

Lana Del Rey — 'Venice Bitch'

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

Hey, remember when Norman Fucking Rockwell dropped last year? Good album. I’m still listening to it.

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 06, 2020. 16 comments

Yep, Infiniti Got Creamed

Yep, Infiniti Got Creamed

Poor Infiniti decidedly did not have a stellar year last year. Abysmal sales figures reports from October led us to declare the automaker was getting creamed . And after viewing its recently published, overall 2019 sales figures, we can unilaterally conclude that, yes, Infiniti got creamed.

Infiniti Is Getting Absolutely Creamed

It’s not a good time for Infiniti. The company’s lineup has...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 04, 2020. 7 comments

Oslo Only Suffered One Car-Related Death In 2019

Oslo Only Suffered One Car-Related Death In 2019

It seems impossible to someone living in the United States, but Norway’s done it. Speed limit laws and reducing the very presence of cars in the city center and downtown areas have resulted in a very aggressive, downward trend of traffic-related fatalities in the Nordic country’s capital city. There was only one traffic-related death in Oslo in all of 2019. Amazing.

No children were killed in...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 03, 2020. 24 comments

The SUVs Have Completed Market Domination

The SUVs Have Completed Market Domination
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The SUVs came for and conquered all our asses, Carlos Ghosn’s escape might be catching up with those who aided him, and Nissan’s going into cost-cutting mode. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.

1st Gear: Big Sigh Because Big Cars Sell

Despite...

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