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Quick Spin: 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland 4×4

Jeep says that the Grand Cherokee is made of the best stuff they have, or something like that. I would agree. Having reviewed several versions of the Grand Cherokee, I loved them all, and I would own one if it was available with third row seats. There is something that …

False Neutral #42: Triumph, not Victory

This week, Pete, Garrett, and Eric start off talking about cars before discussing the demise of Victory, Triumph’s new Street Triples, the kerfuffle over the Hooniverse Car of the Year winner, along with your questions about long trips and bad engineering. We also give you a peek into what subjects …

The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 163 – Very NAIAS

This week on the Cammed and Tubbed Podcast, Jason, Cam, and Brad thought it would be a good idea to give you our opinions on each of the cars launched at the Detroit auto show this week. It’s a simple concept, and we do have some tangential escapes from reality …

Hooniversal Opinion: 2017 North American International Auto Show

Welcome to the Hooniversal Opinion covering the 2017 North American International Auto Show. While we did have someone in attendance to offer a couple opinions, we still like to get everyone on staff talking about the new cars launched at each major auto show. This year, the Detroit-based automotive show …

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Caption This: Indian Encounter

Peter Tanshanomi January 18, 2017 Caption This

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Caption this publicity still for the 1913 silent movie, The Doctor’s Orders.

Craigslist find: TWO 1982 Cub Commuter microcars!

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About four-fifths through the previous Century, a category of car that had lain dormant for a while suddenly went through a renaissance. The microcar. There were many reasons that people should be tempted by a tiny, lightweight, basic car – cost savings to the driver, reduced environmental impact and the smug feeling of grabbing that hard-to-use last parking space.

We’ve all heard of the most popular microcars – the KV MINI naturally leaps to mind, but others are a little more obscure. If Mr Hollis Danley is in da house, smash him a high five for unearthing this buried gem from the vermont Craigslist. It’s a Cub Commuter. Of course it is.

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Formula Fun: And The Pieces Fall Into Place

The silly season comes to an end but there’s one last volley of news for us to wade through. Valtteri Bottas is the happiest Finnish man in the world, the shortest retirement in the world is over, and Manor hangs in the balance once again.

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Quick Spin: 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland 4×4

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Jeep says that the Grand Cherokee is made of the best stuff they have, or something like that. I would agree. Having reviewed several versions of the Grand Cherokee, I loved them all, and I would own one if it was available with third row seats. There is something that just makes the Grand Cherokee better than most of other Chrysler products.

With the Cherokee Overland model, which Jeep launched about a year ago as a mid-model year 2016, and carrying it over for 2017, Jeep is trying to put some of that that Grand into the smaller Cherokee. It is basically the top-of-the-line Cherokee model, most easily identifiable by it body colored trim and polished wheels.

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Craigslist Crapshoot

The World’s Worst Car Is For Sale On Craigslist

Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.

Before his passing, Michael Jackson advocated that we all “Beat It” including the sage advice: you want to stay alive, better do what you can, so beat it, just beat it. We took Michael at his posthumous word last week, seeking winter beaters to get us safely through the year’s darkest days. We’ll get our beat-on in just a sec, but first this week’s quest.

Injection is nice, but I’d rather be blown is a silk screened homily from tee-shirts of my youth. It made a lot more sense back before pretty much everything was fuel injected, but still maintains its humorously salacious double entendre nonetheless. Not every car is blown today and so we should find the best used ones that are. Let’s set $20K American has our ceiling, and see what turbocharged and supercharged dream cars we can find for sale under that cap.

As always, we want your finds to go down in infamy and not in the site’s spam filter. Since we’ve changed commenting systems, you may need to update your commenter account. Make sure you have a Disqus account – they’re free and easy to get – and then comment away.

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Craigslist: 1989 Chevy Caprice – LT1 Squared

Kamil Kaluski January 18, 2017 For Sale

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There is something about the last of square third generation Chevy Caprices that is just special. I am not sure exactly what that is – its industrial looks, new one piece headlights, smoothed out corners of an amazingly square car? Perhaps they were simply around in abundance when I was a little kid in New York City, forever influencing my taste in cars?

Whatever the reason is, it turns out that there are many yahoos like me out there, with feelings for this workhorse. Today we look at one one of the last ones, with an LT1 motor from the later Caprice.

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Hooniverse Asks: What’s the Worst Case of a Brand That Has a Reputation for Quality But is Really Crap?

Robert Emslie January 18, 2017 Hooniverse Asks

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If you pay a lot of money for something, it should be pretty good, right? That’s not always the case, and in fact with cars sometimes it’s the most expensive ones that are the finickiest. Price isn’t always the inverse to quality however, as there are some cheap cars that are pretty painful to own too.

In fact there doesn’t seem to be any specific criteria that drives a brand’s reputation for durability as some have gained such cred without actually fulfilling that promise. What we want to know today is your opinion on which which is the most egregious offender of this bunch.

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Last Call: Limousine Life Edition

Robert Emslie January 17, 2017 Last Call

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I have to tell you, I am not a fan of the traditional limo. A stretched Town Car or Caddy just doesn’t do it for me. If you just need a ride to the airport, either of those would be fine, but for a party wagon, give my a high-top Sprinter or Transit murdered out and stocked with a full bar.

That all being said, this  ’32 Ford limo is something I could definitely get behind… er, into.

Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day.  It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged.

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Project #MokotoNB Update: Daily Driving and Delivery.

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When I first bought Mokoto last year I didn’t actually know what kind of Miata I was buying for $2300. Was it going to explode? Was it going to be the cheapest NB in the world? Or had I just found another one of the many anonymous Miata’s that trundle along the roads of this great country. But after crossing over 250,000 miles, I figured the old girl was up for a challenge. How about delivering food?

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2018 Ford Mustang – Yey or Ney?

Kamil Kaluski January 17, 2017 All Things Hoon

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This is the face of the 2018 Ford Mustang. The whole internet car world seems to have an opinion about it. We felt left out, so we are asking – improved or ruined?

In addition to the rhinoplasty, the Stang’s rear-end also gets surgically enhanced. Under the hood, the four and the V8 get more power (unknown how much more at this time) and the V6 is dropped – will anyone miss it?

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