Craigslist Crapshoot

Craigslist Crapshoot

Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly-ish search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.  Yeah, it's been a whole... The problem with randomly looking for cars you don't need is that you often find something you want. But let's say you needed ...
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2021 Ford F-150 can be had with manual crank windows

2021 Ford F-150 can be had with manual crank windows

Ford recently introduced the new F-150 pickup truck. It seems like a solid upgrade to the existing model, with its standard wireless Apple CarPlay, lane keep-assist, and automatic high-beams. Available options include things like a panoramic sunroof, massaging and air-conditioned seats, cameras in places where other cars don't have places, ...
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Watch Don Garlits fire up his old Chrysler V8-powered air raid siren

Watch Don Garlits fire up his old Chrysler V8-powered air raid siren

Air raid sirens aren't in use like they used to be. At least, as it relates to war-time activity. There was a time, however, when residents in certain parts of this country might hear a terrifying wail. These sirens were in place to warn of any pending attacks. And the ...
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The News for September 18th, 2020

Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. This week: are you tired of the Nissan Z Proto Yet? Plus Hyundai reveals production-ready Tucson, the Mazda CX-30 is getting a turbo, Rimac may soon acquire ...
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Hooniversal Opinion: Nissan Z Proto

Hooniversal Opinion: Nissan Z Proto

Deciding where to start a Hooniversal Opinion on the Nissan Z Proto is a difficult task. On one hand, the Z is among the most storied and appreciated sports car nameplates out there. On the other, the 370Z has been on sale, largely unchanged, since 2009. In layman’s terms, that’s ...
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The Internet is already making some great Nissan Z Proto design upgrades

The Internet is already making some great Nissan Z Proto design upgrades

The Nissan Z Proto has landed. And it's styling is leaving the Internet... conflicted. The general consensus seems to appreciate what Nissan is doing here but everyone has a few questions or concerns. That's fine, of course, but the good take away from all this is that people still care ...
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I found my dream truck – Beer Hauler Edition

I found my dream truck – Beer Hauler Edition

Today is Thursday. It's a day for the trucks. So I fired up my local Craigslist-motron, and typed "truck" into the search bar. I found a few interesting rides. But then I found the best one. This is a 1960 GMC pickup. I'm not sure if this still gets the ...
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Hooniverse Asks: What do you think about the new Nissan Z Proto?

Hooniverse Asks: What do you think about the new Nissan Z Proto?

The time of a new Nissan Z is essentially here. Nissan unveiled its Z Proto yesterday. This isn't the production car, mind you, but it is a signal of "the company's intent to launch a new generation of the legendary Z sports car" per the automaker's press release. We here ...
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Last Call: Time for a home-built car quarantine project?

Last Call: Time for a home-built car quarantine project?

Hyundai has cooked up a soapbox car. It's pretty cool looking but the neat part is that you can build one for yourself at home. Here's a link to Hyundai's how-to-do-it: https://www.hyundai.news/eu/brand/hyundai-motor-develops-soapbox-ride/ We'd recommend putting something a bit softer on that seat. It looks like splinter city. The rest is ...
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Off The Road Again: Texas Dave & Rally Ready – Episode 34

Welcome back to the Off the Road Again podcast! We’ve missed you. The focus is on the off-road adventure but we also dabble in all things SUV, truck, and van, maybe even some rally cars. Ross & Chris welcome Dave Carpetyan (Texas Dave) to the show. Dave is the owner/operator of Rally Ready Driving School in ...
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Let's go check out Westside Collector Car Storage

Let’s go check out Westside Collector Car Storage

Friend of Hooniverse Matt Farah has finally cut the ribbons and opened his new facility. It's a storage center for high-end cars. The place is called Westside Collector Car Storage, and I had the chance to drive up and take a look. This is one seriously impressive building, built in ...
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2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Inspiration Series

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Inspiration Series: Daaaaaamn

The Hooniverse staff (squad?...crew?) are privileged to get access to some pretty impressive machines, but occasionally one of them just feels legitimately special. Even in standard trim, the Lexus LC 500 convertible is one of those cars. Jeff got a chance to test it out it last month, and I ...
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Last Call: I want to be this rich some day

Last Call: I want to be this rich some day

There aren't many flexes that beat having a Daytona that can tow your other Daytona. Last week we talked about the Hennessey Mammoth and why that's a way bigger flex than having a Mercedes 6x6. But now I'm not so sure that even comes close to this. View this ...
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Craigslist: 2012 AEV Brute pickup is going to be a hard sale

Craigslist: 2012 AEV Brute pickup is going to be a hard sale

AEV, American Expedition Vehicles, is well known for its complete Jeep modifications and parts. They take a no-nonsense approach to modifying and improving not only Jeeps but other 4x4s as well. They are so good that over the years a few vehicle makers worked directly with them to improve their ...
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Aston Martin ventures into eSports with their own home simulator

The motorsport world, like everything, was shaken up this year by the pandemic. But it at least had a unique chance to continue to entertain through the vast world of sim racing. During that time we saw many professional drivers trade their race cars for sim rigs - some basic ...
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The Vanderhall Navarro is shockingly intriguing

The Vanderhall Navarro is shockingly intriguing

Vanderhall currently offers a lineup filled with mildly interesting three-wheel vehicles. These reverse trikes look cool. But the actual driving dynamics leave a bit to be desired, in my opinion. And the most interesting vehicle in the lineup is the electric Edison. Personally, I prefer the rumbling, potentially leave-you-stranded driving experience of ...
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