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This Toyota FJ Cruiser Just Sold for $81,000 and Proved That It's Time for a New One
This Toyota FJ Cruiser Just Sold for $81,000 and Proved That It's Time for a New One

Take a look at the odometer on this FJ Cruiser, and you'll notice it only has two digits. 63 total miles have been driven in this Toyota SUV, and it just sold to someone for $81,000. It's a bonkers sum for a vehicle that's base price...

 
Apparently These Cars Can Die Next Year and Nobody Will Care
Apparently These Cars Can Die Next Year and Nobody Will Care

It's been a year of car companies trying to find the chips to build more cars. Despite that difficulty, one source says that there are at least ten cars that everyone is ready to see go the way of the Dodo. Let's see if you agree with all...

 
Ford Dealers Are Already Marking Up the F-150 Lightning $30,000
Ford Dealers Are Already Marking Up the F-150 Lightning $30,000

It's no secret that the Ford F-150 Lightning is going to be a best-seller for the brand. Dealers are stepping in now to make sure that they pad their own wallets as much as possible too. We're about to find out if customers will spend an ...

 
Doug DeMuro Shows Us Why the Mercedes Benz W220 S-Class Is Hated More Than Any Other
Doug DeMuro Shows Us Why the Mercedes Benz W220 S-Class Is Hated More Than Any Other

There's no doubt that Mercedes cut costs on the W220 S-Class but is it really as bad as people tell you? Doug DeMuro breaks down every detail to get to the bottom of it. Interestingly enough, Mercedes seems to have really spent the money on te...

 
The Electra Is Almost Certainly Returning As Buick Files for a US Trademark
The Electra Is Almost Certainly Returning As Buick Files for a US Trademark

Buick is a brand that's struggling to maintain a serious foothold here in the United States. As a part of the General Motors brand, it sits in an odd position but perhaps reviving the Electra could change that. After filing a trademark request...

 
BMW and Mercedes Drop Out of the In-Person CES Events Days Before the Show
BMW and Mercedes Drop Out of the In-Person CES Events Days Before the Show

As the Omicron and Delta variants of Covid-19 continue to infect more individuals around the United States, many big brands are pulling out of CES 2022. Now the list of absentees has grown to at least 42 different companies. Mercedes-Benz and BMW a...

 
This 33-Year Old Jeep Grand Wagoneer Might Be a Steal at $45,000
This 33-Year Old Jeep Grand Wagoneer Might Be a Steal at $45,000

Jeep is experiencing a serious resurgence. The new Grand Wagoneer is a real game-changer for the brand. At the same time, classic Jeep Grand Wagoneers are also enjoying a big boost in values. This one is more than 30 years old and might have been a...

 
Polestar Boss Drops More Information on the Porsche Fighting Polestar 4
Polestar Boss Drops More Information on the Porsche Fighting Polestar 4

Polestar is a company on the verge of big success potentially. It's just finished production of the very unique Polestar 1, and it's managing to sell a decent number of Polestar 2 sedans. Now it's looking to the future at the model t...

 
Go Inside the Secret Porsche Racing Room at the Petersen Automotive Museum
Go Inside the Secret Porsche Racing Room at the Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum is full of automotive history. None of their sections are as new as the Porsche Racing Prototype section of their vault. Now, we're getting a guided tour of the vehicles there, how they're different, and why...

 
Matt Farah Says the Lamborghini Huracan STO Might Be Too Sharp for the Road
Matt Farah Says the Lamborghini Huracan STO Might Be Too Sharp for the Road

The Lamborghini Huracan is a fun and fast supercar. Among its competition, it might even be considered somewhat practical. Matt Farah of TheSmokingTire just drove the new Huracan STO in the canyons of California and says that it doesn't share ...

 
Wildly Rare American-Made Panoz Esperante GTLM With Its Supercharged V8 Goes to Auction
Wildly Rare American-Made Panoz Esperante GTLM With Its Supercharged V8 Goes to Auction

Don Panoz never really let convention get in the way of a good time. That's why he was willing to get involved in projects like the Delta Wing. And it's why he went to the trouble of building this street-legal Esperante GTLM car that can ...

 
New York to Spend $420 Million to Make Public Vehicles All-Electric by 2035
New York to Spend $420 Million to Make Public Vehicles All-Electric by 2035

There's no doubt that New York City is one of the busiest places on Earth. Along with that hustle and bustle comes a multitude of air-stifling emissions. Now, the city has decided to cut those emissions by making every public vehicle all-elect...

 
Ford Mustang Mach-E Battery Costs More Than a $22,000 Tesla Model S Battery
Ford Mustang Mach-E Battery Costs More Than a $22,000 Tesla Model S Battery

It's been a weird week as battery costs have become a major topic, and now it's not just Tesla that is under the microscope. The Mustang Mach-E has a battery that costs even more. Of course, there's more to the story than the price o...

 
Real Rivian R1T Truck Owner Shares His Experience After Weeks of Use
Real Rivian R1T Truck Owner Shares His Experience After Weeks of Use

We've all seen the Rivian R1T and the many reviews and awards that have followed its triumph as the first production EV truck. At the same time, many have wondered how these vehicles will fare in the real world. Now we have a customer's t...

 
Here's a First Look at the Tesla Model X Plaid Hyper SUV As It's Delivered to a Customer
Here's a First Look at the Tesla Model X Plaid Hyper SUV As It's Delivered to a Customer

The Tesla Model S and the Model X share the same platform. It makes sense then that both would end up getting premium-level Plaid tri-motor speedy goodness. Still, we've seen lots of reviews and public footage of the sedan with little to no ev...

 
Ferrari Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary With a Special Logo and Plans for 2022
Ferrari Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary With a Special Logo and Plans for 2022

Three-quarters of a century ago, Enzo Ferrari opened his first automotive factory. Since that time, Maranello has always been known for the house of the prancing horse. Now, the brand is celebrating its history with a major focus on the people that...

 
The All-New Volkswagen Golf R Gets a Pass From Doug DeMuro Despite Some Disappointments
The All-New Volkswagen Golf R Gets a Pass From Doug DeMuro Despite Some Disappointments

Volkswagen has always set the bar for practical hot hatchbacks. The Golf GTI did it first, and then the dial got turned up to 11 with the Golf R. Now, an all-new version is out and, Doug DeMuro is diving into all of its quirks and features. It turn...

 
You Won't Believe the Cars That the Owner of Dirtfish Rally Has in His Collection
You Won't Believe the Cars That the Owner of Dirtfish Rally Has in His Collection

Steve Rimmer is a motorsports fan to his core. It's what's driven him to create the Dirtfish Rally School. And it's that same passion that's ultimately resulted in his world-renowned collection of some of the greatest rally cars...

 
Incredibly Rare 5.0-Liter V8 1961 Maserati 5000 GT Is About to Set Auction Records
Incredibly Rare 5.0-Liter V8 1961 Maserati 5000 GT Is About to Set Auction Records

It's almost impossible to know when history is being made at the moment. Yet, when the Maserati 5000 GT arrived on the scene, it was this version that impacted the lineup for decades to come. Now, this ultra-rare grand tourer can be yours for ...

 
Hyundai-Kia in Hot Water With NHTSA Over Old Engine Fires
Hyundai-Kia in Hot Water With NHTSA Over Old Engine Fires

Between 2011 and 2006, more than a million Kia and Hyundai vehicles were recalled to mitigate engine fire risks. Despite that, more than 150 vehicles caught fire, potentially due to engine failures. Now the NHTSA is digging into the practices of bo...

 

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