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Five Reasons You Can’t Have an Electric Pickup Truck

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There are about 1.3 million electric vehicles (EVs) traversing earth’s roads today. That number is nearly triple what it was not long ago in 2013, but despite the increasing number of electrified rides being sold, options for buyers haven’t really changed. Regular car money buys a homely hatchback — nice car money buys a hatchback […]

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New Video Shows What To Change (And What Not To Change) On Your New RS

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Getting a new Ford Focus RS? You’re probably going to want to start tinkering on it right away. However, before you do, check out this video showing what to change, and what NOT to change, on your new RS: Some pretty cool stuff, including how the intercooler was so good that Ford made some changes […]

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2016 MOMO Edition Volkswagen Jetta GLI Is the Perfect Middle Ground for VW fans

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Throughout history, “special edition” packages of cars have always been more about the looks than the performance. Take, for example, the Eddie Bauer Ford Explorer or the numerous variations of the Bugatti Veyron. With the 2016 MOMO Edition Volkswagen Jetta GLI, however, performance is meshed with appearance. In this video, Manuel Carrillo III takes us […]

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The Best and Worst of the North American International Auto Show

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This year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit had a number of unexpected developments, from a sudden influx of luxury sports coupes to a minivan that somehow became one of the stars of the show. There were a lot of great cars sharing the spotlight, and a few not-so-great ones fighting for space. Here […]

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Volkswagen CEO Starts His Trip to the U.S. With an Apology

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When mistakes are made, apologies often follow. In the wake of Volkswagen’s massive emissions scandal, the company’s chief executive is starting his visit to the U.S. with a well-deserved apology. Since 2009, nearly 600,000 Volkswagen diesel vehicles have come off the assembly lines equipped with ‘defeat devices’ — software that effectively allows the vehicles to […]

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The Best Performance Cars of 2015 and My Favorite This Year

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2015 was a great year for performance cars. Some great vehicles got even better, and some that haven’t been in the spotlight for a while are back with a vengeance. There were too many awesome vehicles to cover them all here, but these ones are my favorites. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 The latest generation of Corvettes […]

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4 Cars I Would Drive Straight out of SEMA

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Every year, manufacturers and retailers alike flock to Las Vegas for the SEMA auto show, one of the most radical and unique auto shows in the United States. There are cars here that might as well come from your wildest dreams — or nightmares. Maybe both. There are low-riders so low they scrape the pavement. […]

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Back to the Future Day Has Come & Gone—So Where Are the Flying Cars?

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When Doc Brown took Marty McFly into the future in the Back to the Future film series, they arrived on Oct. 21, 2015. That day has long since come and gone on planet earth. And while the movie did get some things right about its predictions about the future, e.g., 3D movies and video conferencing, […]

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Thanks for All the Fumes: Volkswagen Offers $1,000 Goodwill Package

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“Who’s going to know?” That was probably what the Volkswagen engineers said when they tried to pull a fast one with their software programming. Apparently, as much as 11 million Volkswagen diesel cars were outfitted with a software program that allowed the cars to pass an emissions test when in reality they were dumping CO2 […]

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