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Cars

7 of the Coolest Badge-Engineered Cars Ever

Badge-engineering is the often-maligned practice in the auto industry of slapping a different badge onto an existing vehicle and then marketing the variant as a unique model. Badge-engineering is a necessary evil (OK, that’s a bit harsh) in today’s market. It’s less expensive to rebadge a model once or multiple times than it is to …

A scene from the movie Redline.
Autos

9 Best Bad Car Movies You Must Watch Now

America’s obsession with the automobile runs deep, from the wildly-successful NASCAR racing series to car-centric artwork, songs, and perhaps most of all, cinema. Car fanatics have an overwhelming amount of options when it comes to excellent car flicks. Grand Prix (1966), Thunder Road (1971), and Rush (2013) are just a few must-see cinematic tributes to …

A silver 2003 Chrysler Crossfire coupe parked by a scenic outlook.
Cars

Was the Chrysler Crossfire Really That Bad?

If there was an Automotive Hall of Shame museum somewhere, you could easily imagine such flops as the Ford Edsel, Pontiac Aztek, and the Yugo occupying some exhibit space. These ill-fated vehicles were disastrous in terms of engineering, quality, and sales, so the contempt that car communities hold for them is definitely deserved. But would …

A close-up of the exhaust tips on a 2007 Pagani Zonda F Roadster.
Cars

9 Coolest Stock Exhaust Designs Ever

Nothing sets off a gorgeous car quite like a nicely-styled exhaust. Even the most mundane hindquarters can be dressed up considerably by a distinctive and thoughtfully-designed exhaust. (maybe those youths driving those beat-up 80s Civics with shiny aftermarket exhausts are onto something) If you dig a sweet set of pipes as much as we do, …

A blue 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback driving through a city.
Cars

5 of the Slowest Cars You Can Buy in 2020

On average, today’s vehicles are significantly faster than they’ve ever been. Consider that a 2020 Hyundai Accent sedan making do with just 120 hp can run 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds, which absolutely obliterates the 9.7-second figure that a 1982 Chevrolet Camaro Z28’s mustered—and that “muscle” car pumped out 165 ponies! And that’s not even …

A man is about to enter his vehicle as its being filled up with gas.
Cars

Fact vs. Myth: What Does Sugar in a Gas Tank Really Do?

Stop us if you’ve heard this one—if you pour sugar into someone’s gas tank, then it’ll cause all sorts of mechanical maladies and ultimately render the vehicle kaput. Allegedly, the sugar is supposed to chemically react with the gasoline and transform into a gooey, semi-solid sludge that completely clogs up the gas tank, fuel lines, …

A close-up of the dual exhaust pipes on a performance car.
Cars

5 Performance Cars That Sound Surprisingly Awful

We all expect high-performance cars to entrance us with its sweet siren song. Whether it’s the manic F1-like wail of an Italian V12 revving to oblivion or the guttural growl of a domestic V8 ripping through the gears, there’s no sweeter sound to car enthusiasts’ ears. But what about those rare automotive outliers that sport …

A white 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue with a tacky body kit is parked at a car show.
Cars

5 Most Embarrassing Mods From the Early 2000s

It’s the early-2000s: Apple introduces the revolutionary iPod, boy bands own the airwaves, and the original The Fast and the Furious film brings underground import tuner culture to the mainstream. For the most part, the cultural phenomenon spurred by the massive success of The Fast and the Furious was a good thing—the automotive aftermarket exploded …

A silver Ford Fiesta ST displayed at an auto show.
Cars

Can You Daily a Ford Fiesta ST?

Ah, the perennial question posed by countless car enthusiasts across automotive forums far and wide. The TL;DR answer (that’s shorthand for “Too Long; Didn’t Read”): Yes, but it depends on your lifestyle. If you’re considering a Ford Fiesta ST for your daily driver, then read on to determine whether or not this feisty five-door is …

A blue 1997 BMW M Roadster is displayed at the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany.
Cars

The Z3 M Roadster Was the Last Analog BMW Sports Car

The original Z3 debuted in 1995 as a ’96 model and sported gorgeous lines reminiscent of BMW’s 507 roadster, a retro-inspired interior, and an anemic 1.9-liter four-cylinder engine that didn’t do the athletic chassis justice. Despite its disappointingly weak engine, the BMW Z3 was a wildly-successful two-seater that essentially created the premium roadster category back …

A driver uses an emergency roadside kit to repair his car.
Cars

9 Roadside Emergency Kit Essentials

Let’s face it—a breakdown by the side of a busy highway or sketchy neighborhood is enough to cause a nervous breakdown. If you haven’t already, it’s statistically inevitable that you’ll eventually be the unwilling recipient of mechanical misfortune. To help alleviate some of the stress that comes along with car troubles, you should have a …

A blue first-generation Ford Fiesta ST displayed at an autoshow.
Cars

The Ford Fiesta ST Will Be a Future Cult Collectible

Certain neoclassical cars inspire such passionate, some would say borderline obsessive devotion from their loyal fan base that they achieve cult car status —the Porsche 911, VW Beetle, and Mazda MX-5 Miata immediately come to mind. Cult cars exude charisma, style, and offer a distinctive driving experience that sets them apart from more mundane motor …

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Cars

5 New Cars That Sound Surprisingly Great

It’s truly astonishing how cars can produce such melodious music through the internal combustion process. You’d expect that the banshee wail of a Ferrari V12 would make every hair stand on end. Or the primal roar of a potent pushrod V8 would send a series of shivers down your spine. What you wouldn’t expect is …

A woman sits inside a Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible.
Cars

5 Most Affordable Sports Cars: The Answer Isn’t Always Miata

Among the car enthusiast community, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is almost always the answer to any automotive question posed by newcomers and veterans alike: Which affordable rear-wheel drive convertible should I buy? What’s a cheap drift car that’s not a 240sx? I need a reliable, economical, fun-to-drive daily. Thoughts? It’s easy to see why gearheads …

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray interior
Cars

Does the 2020 Corvette Finally Have a World-Class Interior?

The Chevrolet Corvette has been dazzling drivers with its scintillating performance, surprising utility, and outstanding value for over 60 years. But the quintessential American sports car continually faltered in one key aspect—interior quality. Compared to European competitors such as the Porsche 911, the interior of Corvettes suffered from subpar fit-and-finish and a lack of high-end …