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  • Hooniverse Asks: What am I buying?

    Hooniverse Asks: What am I buying?

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    Last December I picked up my new Ford Bronco. The Bronco is going great and I’ll write more about it soon. But I now have a need for a second vehicle. I need to drive one of my two kids to school, while my wife uses the Bronco to drive the other kid around, or […]

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  • Review: 2022 Honda Passport TrailSport

    Review: 2022 Honda Passport TrailSport

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    In 2019 I took a quick off-road excursion in a slightly modified Honda Passport. That drive proved two things. First, so-called cross-over utility vehicles are better off-road than we think. Second, they’re still not nearly as good as proper body-on-frame utility vehicles purposely designed to be off-road capable. That second part has most to do […]

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  • Hooniverse Asks: Did you/would you buy a JDM import?

    Hooniverse Asks: Did you/would you buy a JDM import?

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    I’m looking for a second vehicle in addition to my Bronco. I have a few requirements: AWD, seats five, safe, spacious, reliable, functional, budget friendly. With that said, I also don’t want something boring. My requirements would be satisfied by a new Camry but I don’t want t drive a new Camry. Complicating things further […]

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  • This Ford Running Board Traction Pad Thing is Brilliant

    This Ford Running Board Traction Pad Thing is Brilliant

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    Those that frequently travel off-road are typically prepared with some basic recovery tools. The traction pad is one of the most obvious such tools. It’s typically used under slipping tires to provide some instant traction. It can also be used in a bind as a shovel or to level a vehicle with a rooftop tent […]

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  • MotorWeek’s tribute to Pat Goss

    MotorWeek’s tribute to Pat Goss

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    Several generations of automotive enthusiasts grew up watching AutoWeek. Pat Goss, in his weekly “Goss’ Garage” segment was no small part of this show. With over 2000 episodes, his teachings helped many of us understand the inner workings of vehicles and vehicle care. With Pat’s recent passing, AutoWeek created a well deserved tribute to Pat. […]

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  • Review: GMC Sierra 1500 Limited Denali

    Review: GMC Sierra 1500 Limited Denali

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    Three years ago GM loaned their new, at the time, Silverado 1500 pickup truck. It was a rather base LT Double Cab 4×4 model. It featured the new 2.7-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine – a first for such a big truck. I wanted to like it, especially since the LT trim is a popular choice, unlike […]

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  • Last Call: Squiggly Double Yellows Edition

    Last Call: Squiggly Double Yellows Edition

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    It’s finally spring! The streets around my Boston neighborhood are finally getting cleaned up. Last Tuesday night, the double yellow lines were repainted. And, well… yeah. 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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  • New York Auto Show in random pictures

    New York Auto Show in random pictures

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    The Covid-19 pandemic has killed so many fun things. One of them was auto shows. The New York International Auto Show has been cancelled for the last two years. The good news is that it’s back for 2022, running now through April 24th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Ross and I […]

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  • This one simple Bronco mod will blow your mind

    This one simple Bronco mod will blow your mind

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    Ford’s keypad has been a feature on their vehicles for decades. It’s a simple and effective solution that gives the driver the ability to safely lock the car’s keys inside and go off to do their extreme sports. It has many conveniences, too, such as locking an otherwise unlocked vehicle or giving family members access […]

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  • Ukrainian auto news website is doing its share

    Ukrainian auto news website is doing its share

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    With everything horrible that is happening in Ukraine, some things are working as they should. Communication is a big part, which allows the world to see so much. Part of those communications is being able to provide vital information to those who need it the most. Ukrainian auto site Motor Media Review is doing just […]

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