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Problem Solved: How Volkswagen Improved Our 2018 Atlas SE’s Turning Radius

1:00 am PDT, October 19, 2019

Everyone loves a good mystery. The quagmire of why our long-term Atlas had the turning radius of a Greyhound bus frustrated me from the first time I tried to make a U-turn. Unfortunately, without any point of reference, I chalked up the Atlas’ lack of agility to the fact that it’s a large three-row SUV. […]

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007 Aston Martin DBS Designed by Daniel Craig Costs $700,007

6:10 pm PDT, October 18, 2019

If you have money to burn, treat yourself to this ultimate in James Bond gadgets: a stunning Aston Martin DBS Superleggera designed by the latest 007, Daniel Craig. There’s no word on what Daniel Craig did to “design” this particular car, but the inky-blue beast is being offered in a run of just seven units, […]

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Saleen GT4 Race Car Debuts With 450 HP and a $225K Price Tag

3:20 pm PDT, October 18, 2019

Saleen is no stranger to GT racing, and its latest offering aims to bring the competition experience to drivers of varying skill levels. The company on Thursday in Las Vegas revealed its GT4 concept race car, based on the Saleen 1 (a.k.a. the Saleen S1) and intended to compete in SRO Motorsport Group’s GT4 series. […]

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Refreshing or Revolting: BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

2:06 pm PDT, October 18, 2019

The 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe answers a question no one asked: What would a BMW competitor to the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class look like? Slotting below the 4 Series Gran Coupe, the 2020 2 Series Gran Coupe rides on a front-drive-based platform shared with the X1 and X2. For the U.S., the 2 Series Gran […]

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Nearly 150 Collector Cars Seized in an FBI Raid Head to Auction

1:07 pm PDT, October 18, 2019

In December 2018, federal agents from the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service raided the offices of DC Solar and the home of company founders Paulette and Jeff Carpoff, exposing the supposed maker of solar-powered generators and light towers for an $800-million-plus Ponzi scheme. Started in 2008, DC Solar attracted investments from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway […]

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Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye Test Drive Video: The Biggest and Baddest

10:31 am PDT, October 18, 2019

The Dodge Challenger doesn’t compete with the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang. The pony car proletariat may protest, but hear me out. As the Camaro gets lighter and sharper with track-focused 1LE versions and Ford develops high-revving flat-plane V-8s and carbon-fiber–wheeled GT500s, those cars are chasing a different audience than a car like the Challenger. […]

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Hyundai iMax N Drift Bus Makes Van Life More Exciting

8:41 am PDT, October 18, 2019

Vans are awesome—they haul stuff and take you on epic adventures along with seven other people (you like). But what if said van also gives you thrills? That’s exactly what Hyundai Australia added to a humble iMax (also known as Starex in other global markets) passenger van. However, it didn’t just give it a couple […]

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2018 BMW X3 M40i: The Difference Upgraded Wheels and Tires Have at the Track

1:00 am PDT, October 18, 2019

So far, I’ve been quite smitten with our 2018 BMW X3 M40i. It’s a practical SUV yet it drives more like a car and matches the figure-eight time of a 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF. It’s easy to forget it’s 5.5 feet tall and has 8.0 inches of ground clearance. Safe to say our X3 hauls, […]

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Top 10 Fastest-Accelerating Electric Cars 0-60 MPH Tested by MotorTrend

1:00 am PDT, October 18, 2019

Electric cars are just starting to take hold in the auto market. No longer relegated to the luxury segment, EVs now run the gamut from small to large and expensive to mainstream. And as you’ll see on this list, some are quite quick. Keep reading to find out the top 10 fastest-accelerating electric cars from […]

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2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport Manual First Test: Unhappy Marriage

1:00 am PDT, October 18, 2019

Does Jeep deserve extra credit for offering a manual transmission or demerits for offering a crappy one? That was a philosophical question we recently found ourselves asking. On the “pro” side, choice is good, and for the past several years inveterate stick-rowers who wanted a midsize truck had to make do with the antediluvian Nissan […]

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