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  • OnX Announced As Navigation Partner of the 2024 King of the Hammers

    OnX Announced As Navigation Partner of the 2024 King of the Hammers

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    Off-road navigation and mapping provider OnX is back on board with the 2024 King of the Hammers (KOH) race, with news coming in that the company has signed on to be the official navigation partner of the upcoming 2024 KOH race. The GPS technology provided by the company is mostly used for empowering powersports and…

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  • Goodbye, JDM Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

    Goodbye, JDM Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

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    In the summer of 2022, I bought a freshly imported ’96 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, also known as the 90-series. At the time, this Japanese-market Land Cruiser was unique in the United States as 1996 was the first year of that generation of medium-duty Land Cruiser. Given the 25-year import rule, 2021 was the first…

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  • Legend Motor Co Builds a Monster of a Reimagined Defender 110

    Legend Motor Co Builds a Monster of a Reimagined Defender 110

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    I typically scoff at every email in my inbox touting the next restomodded all-star vehicle. That’s because there are a lot of companies out there charging insane money for vehicles that started life as inexpensive shells, but now wear terrible wheels and usually have a cheap Grant steering wheel bolted to the column. And the…

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  • 2023 Can-Am Outlander XT 700 First Test

    2023 Can-Am Outlander XT 700 First Test

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    Can-Am has a reputation for well-built and dependable machines that don’t just handle but thrive on an assortment of terrains. We’ve tested a bunch of these machines, and we’ve been spending time testing the 2023 Can-Am Outlander XT 700, putting it through everything from dirt to mud to rocky trails. The results were overwhelmingly positive,…

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  • Mystery Mk3 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe meets a sad end in a junkyard

    Mystery Mk3 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe meets a sad end in a junkyard

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    I love a good mystery. Like most car guys, I also love hanging around a junkyard. The possibility of finding a good part brings me joy, but plenty of trips can give me the “why is this here” thought. I’ve seen everything from clapped-out Porsches to an SR20 that still ran in a 240SX. Someone…

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  • 2023 Land Rover Trek – We did it again…

    2023 Land Rover Trek – We did it again…

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    Land Rover invited us back for another round of its Trek competition. This marks our 3rd time competing in the media wave, and it marks our 3rd victory. This time, the competition unfolds in a surprisingly excellent off-road space outside of Austin, Texas. Land Rover has built up a fleet of Defender 130s for use.…

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  • Did this new 2024 Wrangler 4xe come with an old-style 2023 grill?

    Did this new 2024 Wrangler 4xe come with an old-style 2023 grill?

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    Having recently sold my Land Cruiser Prado (more on that later), I have been casually shopping for something new. A local Jeep dealer had a used Grand Cherokee V8 in an almost perfect trim for me. After my test drive (I liked the GC, but probably not that one, this was an Overland but I…

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  • 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Touring: Review

    2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Touring: Review

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    The average new car price in the U.S. is just over $48,000, which is a lot. When I walked into a Honda dealer in 1999 and purchased a manual Civic EX, their small CR-V SUV had a starting sticker price of $19,365, with the top-spec trim CR-V EX starting at $20,865. Now I’m doing some…

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  • State of the Wagon Address – 2024

    State of the Wagon Address – 2024

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    My fellow North Americans, the station wagon as we know it continues to be replaced by high riding versions of itself. As a serial car buyer I’m always car shopping for the next thing. Lately I’ve considered replacing my Wrangler Unlimited with something a little more comfortable, a little quicker (300 horsepower or more), has…

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  • I’m 2-for-2 Fighting Tickets with Off The Record

    I’m 2-for-2 Fighting Tickets with Off The Record

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    Let me get two things out of the way right up front; no one is paying me to write this post, and yes I should maybe slow down behind the wheel. That first bit? I’m referring to the fact that this will sound like an ad but it’s in fact just me being supremely impressed…

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