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  • What was your news for the week?

    What was your news for the week?

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    Funny how things work. Last week there was so much stuff to cover with Monterey Car Week going on that I had no time to cover anything I wanted to. And now this week there’s so little to cover that I don’t have the energy to try and write things about them. I started a […]

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  • 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve l Review

    2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve l Review

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    It was a Wednesday afternoon, and for some reason I just had a sudden “I need to go home” feeling. In this case, it was an unexplainable pull to go visit my parents a few hours away. Luckily Jeep had dropped off the top trim Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve. With my on-loan conveyance ready […]

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  • The Super73-Z Miami Electric Bike Ride Review

    The Super73-Z Miami Electric Bike Ride Review

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    The Super73-Z Miami is the evolution of the brand’s entry-level electric bike. It is an improvement over the original Z1 based on feedback from Super73 customers. You have more power, a removable battery, and a greater range. And it starts at just under $2,000. I still prefer the more expensive RX lineup of bikes. But […]

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  • Automotive Touch-Up Paint is proof that sometimes the simple fixes are so satisfying

    Automotive Touch-Up Paint is proof that sometimes the simple fixes are so satisfying

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    My Montero has been working hard for most of its life. At least I assume as much since it’s a vehicle designed to go… well, anywhere. And I’m now taking it easy on the thing, even if it shows 326,000 miles on its odometer. Still, I’d like it to look good, which occasionally means addressing […]

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  • 2022 Acura TLX Type S Review: The Most Underrated Comeback Kid 

    2022 Acura TLX Type S Review: The Most Underrated Comeback Kid 

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    When you think of a luxury sports sedan, something German probably comes to mind. Rightfully so, the big three German luxury brands have been making the de-facto segment leaders for decades. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Acura and Lexus woke the German OEMs up and opened them up to serious competition with strong offerings […]

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  • Hooniverse Asks: Why do we buy these old cars?

    Hooniverse Asks: Why do we buy these old cars?

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    Do you ever think it would be nice to have a modern car to use on a daily basis? Sometimes I imagine what it would be like to say goodbye to my car from 1991, my car from 1986, and the car from 1984 that hasn’t had an engine in (let me check my notes) […]

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  • Acura unveils their IMSA GTP competitor – the ARX-06

    Acura unveils their IMSA GTP competitor – the ARX-06

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    Acura will fight in IMSA’s top class next season with an all-new prototype built within the LMDh ruleset. Appropriately named the ARX-06, it will carry the torch after five very competitive seasons run with the ARX-05, built on the outgoing DPi class. Beginning next year with the 2023 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, IMSA has […]

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  • False Neutral Podcast #126 – Garrett & Pete

    False Neutral Podcast #126 – Garrett & Pete

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    Eric had a last-minute conflict and couldn’t join us for this month’s episode, so we make do with a smaller cast and somewhat abbreviated run time. Garrett and Pete discuss our project bikes (as usual), including updates on both of Garrett’s RZ350s. We also consider what large adventure bike Garrett might look for to add […]

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  • Time to do something I said I wouldn’t… put a tent on the roof of my old Montero

    Time to do something I said I wouldn’t… put a tent on the roof of my old Montero

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    I said I wasn’t going to put a roof on top of my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero. Plans change. Especially when those plans change to work around an incredibly light bit of kit that I can easily take on and off my truck. The fine folks at Go Fast Campers reached out to see if I […]

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  • The News for August 12th, 2022

    The News for August 12th, 2022

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    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: GMC unveils all-new Canyon, Ford celebrates original Bronco with dealer markup bait, Porsche claims EV sedan record on the Nürburgring, and other coverage from the week. 2023 GMC Canyon […]

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  • You Have to See This Flood/Salvage Title Corvette Buggy

    You Have to See This Flood/Salvage Title Corvette Buggy

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    Well that’s something you don’t see every day. Browsing through the car social media world and I came across a screenshot of a Carfax advertisement for a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette. Sure enough, I found the listing from RP Exotics LLC via Carfax. You don’t know how bad I wanted it to be CarMax. From the […]

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  • The 2022 Escalade Sport is Cadillac embracing its extravagance

    The 2022 Escalade Sport is Cadillac embracing its extravagance

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    Amidst a flurry of life mayhem I spent a week with the 2022 Cadillac Escalade Sport. Having grown up in a household consisting solely of GM vehicles (Tahoes, mainly) the Escalade stood atop the pedestal of what luxury meant, a symbol of making the financial leap from Chevy to wealthy. Years on, the Escalade still […]

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  • Hooniverse Podcast: Episode 341 – Electric Roadtrippin’

    Hooniverse Podcast: Episode 341 – Electric Roadtrippin’

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    I jump in with a solo episode to do a quick recap on Autopia2099 plus my drive up there and back in a Porsche Taycan GTS. After that I take a bunch of questions. If you’d prefer the audio-only version, head to https://anchor.fm/hooniverse or check us out wherever you normally get your podcast party on. We’re on Apple, Google, Spotify, […]

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  • The New Meyers Manx 2.0 is back as an EV!

    The New Meyers Manx 2.0 is back as an EV!

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    When you look back over some automotive icons and place a “cool” filter on them, the original Meyers Manx bubbles up toward the top. It was peak California, taking a shortened VW Beetle chassis and tossing on a monocoque shell and the bare minimum you’d need to hit the beach. It established the street-legal dune […]

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  • 2022 Toyota Supra 2.0 – No Respect

    2022 Toyota Supra 2.0 – No Respect

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    The Toyota Supra, in four-cylinder form, is a bit of an odd duck. Supra is maligned for being a rebadged BMW to start. Having only an automatic is second, third, being stuck with a four-cylinder engine. Now let’s add to that the $50,000 as-tested price. Nissan now offers the Z with more interior space, more […]

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  • Mazda Miata; The Answer You Weren’t Expecting

    Mazda Miata; The Answer You Weren’t Expecting

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    If I look back at the cars that have come through for review over the last fourteen plus years, just about every other year, a Miata/MX-5 makes its way onto the schedule. While that is never a bad thing, at this point, what new is there to say about the MX-5? Miata Is Always The […]

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