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  • This is how you start an UAZ in -50°C (-58°F)

    This is how you start an UAZ in -50°C (-58°F)

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    It was wicked cold here in New England last weekend. Where I was, in western New Hampshire, the temperature dropped to -20F, which is about -28C, for those of you outside of the United States. All kinds of issues occurred at those temperatures: broken pipes, dead batteries, and heating furnaces that just couldn’t keep up […]

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  • The News for February 3rd, 2023

    The News for February 3rd, 2023

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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: Mazda goes upscale again with the new CX-90, Ford and Red Bull Racing are teaming up for next-gen F1 powertrains, Ford is increasing Mach-E production and slashing prices, the next-gen […]

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  • Hooniverse Podcast: Episode 355 – Car Flipping Failure

    Hooniverse Podcast: Episode 355 – Car Flipping Failure

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    There’s been a few car flip failures in the market recently, and it could be a sign that things are getting back to normal… or at least, closer to it? What do you think? 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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  • Kurt Williams, XOverland, Cruiser Outfitters – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 144

    Kurt Williams, XOverland, Cruiser Outfitters – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 144

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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. Ross and Chris welcome Kurt Williams to the show. Kurt is the owner of Cruiser Outfitters and has worked with XOverland, Canguro Racing, and Jaos. Cruiser Outfitters features numerous parts and accessories for […]

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  • Encyclopedia Hoonatica: Making Some Sense of the Catalytic Converter

    Encyclopedia Hoonatica: Making Some Sense of the Catalytic Converter

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    At its inception, the catalytic converter was never meant for road-going vehicles. Its inventor, Eugen Huadry, initially intended for it to be used in smokestacks and off-highway equipment utilized in mining and warehouse work to reduce emissions output to keep workers safe. After realizing how effective it was, he attempted to use his invention on […]

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  • 2023 Genesis GV60 Performance – A compact luxury EV with a boost button

    2023 Genesis GV60 Performance – A compact luxury EV with a boost button

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    Genesis (and Hyundai-Kia generally) are absolutely killing it lately, I drove the G70, G80, and G90 over the past year. And, oddly enough I just realized I did those reviews in numerical order, but that’s not the point. They were all fantastic sedans with a great mix of sport and luxury. It’s clear that Genesis […]

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  • CBI Offroad, Prinsu Racks, Nathan Wright – Off The Road Agan Podcast: Episode 143

    CBI Offroad, Prinsu Racks, Nathan Wright – Off The Road Agan Podcast: Episode 143

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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. Ross and Chris welcome Nathan Wright to the show. Nathan is the owner of CBI Offroad and Prinsu Racks. CBI fabricates and sells off-road body armor: skid plates, front bumpers, […]

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  • The 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing – High-performance sedans don’t get better

    The 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing – High-performance sedans don’t get better

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    Desperate for a day away from reality and looking for the perfect vehicle to escape in? The 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is your car. Need to cover distance quickly and comfortably? CT5-V Blackwing. Robbing a bank? We can only guess the CT5-V Blackwing would work beautifully. It’s the ideal performance sedan combination: Titanic power, an […]

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  • 2022 Audi RS 3 – Review

    2022 Audi RS 3 – Review

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    I’m at a point in my life where I just want a car to feel special. That doesn’t mean it has to be expensive, it just has to have a certain quality, one that is almost hard to describe. When you are behind the wheel, it should entertain as well as transport. When you park […]

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  • The 2023 Land Rover Defender 90 V8 is a nearly perfect Urban Escape Vehicle

    The 2023 Land Rover Defender 90 V8 is a nearly perfect Urban Escape Vehicle

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    Going to New York City during the holidays is an exercise in insanity. Everything is cold, crowded, and wildly expensive. Still, my daughter had never been, and it’s an experience worth doing at least once. So we packed up, headed east, and set off to see the city. Just for two days, though, then it […]

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  • Isuzu Trooper Overland Build, Adam Hudson – Off The Road Again: Episode 142

    Isuzu Trooper Overland Build, Adam Hudson – Off The Road Again: Episode 142

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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. Ross and Chris welcome Adam Hudson to the show. Adam is one of the owners of Blue Line Co. They make flies for fly-fishing. Adam has acquired a 1991 Isuzu Trooper. They […]

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  • The News for January 20th, 2023

    The News for January 20th, 2023

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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: Chevrolet finally debuts Corvette E-Ray and the specs are worth the wait, Aston Martin is sending off the DBS with more power, Porsche Classic is now offering infotainment retrofits […]

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  • People love the 2023 GMC Hummer EV and I guess that’s all that matters

    People love the 2023 GMC Hummer EV and I guess that’s all that matters

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    More people stopped me to talk about the 2023 GMC Hummer EV than any other car I’ve driven, reviewed, or owned. For better or worse, that is; either side has a strong opinion, and they’ll let you know about it. I’ll be honest, though; my week with the Hummer EV didn’t go as planned. Life […]

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  • GMC Hummer EV – Electric Monster Machine

    GMC Hummer EV – Electric Monster Machine

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    The GMC Hummer EV is a physics-defying electric monster machine. It weighs over 9,000 pounds yet can run from 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds. It’s big, heavy, stupid… and an absolute blast to drive. Disclaimer: GMC tossed us the keys to the Hummer EV and included a full charge on the battery pack.

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  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV Limited AWD

    2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV Limited AWD

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    I’ll admit, I get a little tired of crossovers. Looking through my 2022 press loan review list, just over 1/3 were crossovers. It’s not that they are boring, it’s that they are all so good that it is becoming harder and harder to differentiate them. And no, I don’t mean that they all look alike. […]

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  • False Neutral Podcast #129 – The beginning of the end

    False Neutral Podcast #129 – The beginning of the end

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    Your trio of hosts marvel at Garrett’s amazing Vespa sale on BaT and update you on our project bikes. We then discuss the new Chinese-built Moto Morinis that will be coming to America, along with KTM’s 790s and 890s and several electric motorcycles. To wrap up, we announce that after 7 years, the False Neutral […]

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