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  • Will Ford’s new billboard-scanning patent mean in-car ads?

    Will Ford’s new billboard-scanning patent mean in-car ads?

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    In today’s digital landscape, we’re always connected. Your phone knows where you are at all times. You might have a device in your house that constantly listens to you. And, if you drive a relatively modern car, it might even be collecting data on you. One unfortunate side effect of this trend is invasive advertisements that interrupt […]

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  • Hooniverse Asks: Why do people preserve normal cars?

    Hooniverse Asks: Why do people preserve normal cars?

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    There’s something strange going on. Auction sites such as Bring a Trailer and Cars & Bids are listing pristine examples of completely unremarkable cars. A couple weeks back, a 2002 Daewoo Leganza SE with a mere 47 miles on the clock brought a modest $7,000. Just recently, this 2003 Ford Mustang GT with just 4,000 […]

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  • You can still buy a brand new Plymouth Neon

    You can still buy a brand new Plymouth Neon

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    One of the most common criticisms of modern cars is complication. Today’s crop of automobiles are packed to the brim with computers and electronics. Turbochargers squeeze every last bit of power from tiny engines. As a result, modern cars are a challenge to work on and have a lot more to break. The trouble is, […]

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  • This is what the new Toyota Land Cruiser looks like

    This is what the new Toyota Land Cruiser looks like

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    The redesigned Toyota Land Cruiser will not come to the United States. This news is nearly as old as the outgoing model itself, and many enthusiasts lament the loss of the Japanese automaker’s flagship off-roader. The Land Cruiser nameplate will live on in the rest of the world. It’s not out just yet, but recent […]

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  • Buy this lifted Buick Roadmaster Estate and one-up every Subaru Outback in town

    Buy this lifted Buick Roadmaster Estate and one-up every Subaru Outback in town

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    The Subaru Outback – at least in the US market – is really in a class of its own. Its wagon body combines car-like driving dynamics with SUV practicality, and it actually touts a modicum of off-road capability as well. There’s just one problem: the Outback isn’t cool. Happily, there’s now a solution, and it’s […]

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  • 1500-mile Audi RS6 Avant sells for MSRP, proving dealer markups are BS

    1500-mile Audi RS6 Avant sells for MSRP, proving dealer markups are BS

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    The 2021 Audi RS6 Avant is the ultimate do-it-all car. It’s blisteringly fast. It’s full of gadgets and cowhide and shiny metals. And it carries a bunch of stuff and people. Naturally, it costs about as much as a sports car, luxury car, and people carrier combined as well: about $130,000. The question is, though, is […]

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  • Hooniverse Asks: Is the Lamborghini Sian ugly?

    Hooniverse Asks: Is the Lamborghini Sian ugly?

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    Dating back ten years, the Lamborghini Aventador is one of the oldest supercars on the market. While this lifespan may seem like eons in the car world, it’s typical of a V12 Lamborghini. The four flagships that came before the Aventador — the Miura, Countach, Diablo, and Murcielago — reigned for over four decades. But […]

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  • The “future of the commuter car” is a featureless box on wheels and you can buy it

    The “future of the commuter car” is a featureless box on wheels and you can buy it

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    Old concept cars offer a fascinating look into how society in the past envisioned the future. With their radical styling, pioneering technology, and lack of real-world production constraints, concepts offer designers an unusual amount of freedom to express their visions. Usually, when a concept car becomes irrelevant, it’s shoved into the history books and forgotten. […]

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  • An ultra-rare 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL73 AMG is headed to auction

    An ultra-rare 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL73 AMG is headed to auction

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    In the 1990s, the Mercedes-Benz lineup was far simpler than it is today. There was no AMG-GT or Maybach or SLR or SLS or coupe SUVs or hybrids. In fact, there was barely any AMG at all — AMG was little more than an independent tuner, like Brabus. This meant the SL was the top […]

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  • This left-hand-drive Toyota Mega Cruiser is worth shipping halfway around the world

    This left-hand-drive Toyota Mega Cruiser is worth shipping halfway around the world

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    The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the most dependable, rugged, capable vehicles on the market, if not the most. With its brawny styling, overbuilt engine, and go-anywhere toughness, many would consider it the ultimate Toyota SUV. It isn’t, though. In the 1990s, Toyota one-upped itself by creating the Mega Cruiser, which is essentially the Japanese equivalent […]

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