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  • The News for October 14th, 2022

    The News for October 14th, 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: BMW out-uglies themselves with new M2, Polestar debuts their first SUV, Ford is teasing a new Transit built for the outdoors, plus your news for the week. 2023 BMW […]

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  • Newmans Van Life – Off The Road Again: Episode 131

    Newmans Van Life – Off The Road Again: Episode 131

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    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 SUVs, truck, and van, and maybe even some rally cars. Chris welcomes Derek & Jena Newman of Newman’s Dog Training to the show. Jena & Derek have been living van life for the last couple of years and […]

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  • Hooniverse Asks: What’s the last vehicle you saw that you didn’t know existed?

    Hooniverse Asks: What’s the last vehicle you saw that you didn’t know existed?

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    A few days ago, my family and I were in Mexico. Anytime you leave the country, you’re bound to see all sorts of vehicles you never get to see. Often, you’ll at least have heard of these cars and trucks but they don’t sell them where you live so you never come across them. Occasionally […]

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  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4Matic l Review

    2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4Matic l Review

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    It’s that odd time of the year where press loaners are changing over from one model year to the next. That tends to limit availability, plus our local auto press association does an annual rally this time of year making loaners even more scarce. So, I dug into the archives to review this Mercedes-Benz GLB, […]

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  • Hooniverse Podcast: Episode 346 – Pantera takes that butt!

    Hooniverse Podcast: Episode 346 – Pantera takes that butt!

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    We had a technical hiccup in this episode, but we got it sorted. We started recording one night and had to finish the next, but we got through it and discovered that the Pantera takes what it wants… In episode 346, we talk about: Then we get to the questions. If you’d prefer the audio-only […]

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  • 2023 Nissan Z: Really Good… But Not Great

    2023 Nissan Z: Really Good… But Not Great

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    The 2023 Nissan Z is a car that’s been a long time coming. This latest evolution of the Z car isn’t a complete revelation, however, as it’s more a massive improvement over the 370Z it replaces. This makes it a good car, but not a great one. [Disclaimer: Nissan tossed me the keys to the […]

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  • The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata is more than the sum of its parts

    The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata is more than the sum of its parts

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    The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata brings out pure, joyous nostalgia. It reminds you of the adrenaline you experienced the first time you rode a bike without training wheels or drove a light, simple roadster with the top down. There’s no piece of the MX-5 pie that stands out as special, yet everything comes together to […]

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  • Concussion: How a Fender-Bender Become a Major Headache

    Concussion: How a Fender-Bender Become a Major Headache

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    The foliage had peaked, and it was a pleasant autumn evening. The sun was setting, and we were discussing the upcoming Halloween activities. We were at a typical cloverleaf highway interchange in Boston’s rush-hour Thursday traffic. I was in a line of vehicles inching up toward an exit ramp. Suddenly, I heard a bang, and […]

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  • Old Ford Ranchero makes for an entertaining weekend at 24 Hours of Lemons

    Old Ford Ranchero makes for an entertaining weekend at 24 Hours of Lemons

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    It’s always great when I get an email from Tim. You know, Mad Science himself. Also known as the co-founder of this here website. That’s because it’s usually about racing at Lemons. So I’m quick to respond with a “hell yes” and then think about the race even though it’s a month or possibly months […]

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  • Hooniverse Podcast: Episode 345 – Now that’s some bulls**t!

    Hooniverse Podcast: Episode 345 – Now that’s some bulls**t!

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    Ron and I talk about the state of the Montero and the Jag, tease the upcoming 24 Hours of Lemons race and the results of the 2022 Land Rover TReK competition, and finally, we answer your 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 […]

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  • 2023 Genesis G90 3.5T E-Supercharger AWD

    2023 Genesis G90 3.5T E-Supercharger AWD

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    “How much is it?” is a question that I get a lot in this line of work. Something that most civilized people might think is uncouth, but once they find out I’m a journalist-type person doing a review, it’s one of the first things out of their mouth. For those wondering, this new Genesis G90 […]

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  • The 2022 Acura NSX Type-S is an amazing goodbye

    The 2022 Acura NSX Type-S is an amazing goodbye

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    The 2022 Acura NSX Type-S is the last note of a song that didn’t resonate as much as it should have… and that’s a bit sad. What’s not sad, though, is the car itself. This one kicks ass, and more people should’ve bought these things. [Disclaimer: Acura tossed me the keys to the NSX Type-S […]

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  • The Ford Bronco has an amazing history with Iceland

    The Ford Bronco has an amazing history with Iceland

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    It’s pretty clear that the current-generation Ford Bronco is a hit. Ford can’t build them quickly enough (be it due to demand or supply issues), and the folks clamoring to get one all seem to love their machines. Our own Kamil Kaluski included, who has one as well. But one surprising market that has a […]

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  • The News for September 23rd, 2022

    The News for September 23rd, 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: AMG updates C63 with world’s most powerful four-cylinder, Dodge pays tribute to the Black Ghost with a Last Call Challenger, BMW unveils works livery for LMDh race car, Lamborghini […]

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  • 2022 Audi e-tron Quattro l Review

    2022 Audi e-tron Quattro l Review

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    Creating an EV typically means making it abundantly clear to everyone that it’s an EV at first glance. Whether that is done by penning a futuristic exterior, or adding some sort of over-the-top screen to the interior, automakers can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to making their EV stand out. Audi took a […]

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  • Jeff Glucker, Overland Travel – Off The Road Again: Episode 130

    Jeff Glucker, Overland Travel – Off The Road Again: Episode 130

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    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. Chris welcomes Jeff Glucker of Hooniverse & AutoTrader to the show. Jeff is working on installing a Go Fast Campers Superlite rooftop tent on his Mitsubishi Montero. Jeff also attended the Ozark Overland Adventure with […]

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