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The First Overland Automotive Record Was Set by a Woman

The first car had a patent for years before it piqued public interest. Karl Benz, the inventor of the world’s first automobile, spent his days in his workshop working on prototypes. The perfectionist engineer did not believe that his invention was ready. His wife, however, knew that the horse-less carriage needed to be seen. She …

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
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2020 Most Sustainable Cars: Ford Mustang

Arguably one of the most recognizable cars of all time, the 2020 Ford Mustang continues to deliver eye-catching style and driving excitement. Its ability to be personalized and performance-enhanced also have endeared Ford’s pony car to the public for more than 55 years. While the standard turbocharged four-cylinder might sound like a blasphemous choice for …

Hyundai shows off their 2020 Sonata Hybrid at the Chicago Auto Show
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These Hyundai Models Achieve 40 MPG or More

Hyundai has been a company on the move lately. They recently launched the Palisade and demand is booming for it. But, sales are not the only place where Hyundai is moving the needle. The company has been working diligently to increase the fuel efficiency ratings of its vehicles. Slowly but surely, Hyundai has been able to provide more and more …

A new Toyota Camry hybrid automobile is on display during the second press day of the Paris Motor Show
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These Toyotas Achieve 40 MPGs or More

There are many reasons a person will replace a vehicle. For example, their current vehicle may be facing the end of a lease, or the vehicle may have become a mechanical nightmare, or the car is so old that the vehicle has had its wheels driven off of it. Regardless of the motivation to get …

Indianapolis 500
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IndyCar Grand Prix Moved Following Postponed Indy 500

The coronavirus shutdown has postponed the Indianapolis 500 til August, while also setting up the long-awaited NASCAR Cup Series/IndyCar Series doubleheader for Independence Day weekend in July. The Indianapolis 500 was originally scheduled for Sunday, May 24, but will now take place on Sunday, Aug. 23. This will be the first time the iconic race …

2019 Mazda3 hatchback
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2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Mazda3: Head to Head

The Honda Civic is one of the most recognizable auto nameplates in recent history. Since its introduction to the North American market in the mid-1970s, Honda has sold millions upon millions of this venerable model. Even as pickup trucks and SUVs become the vehicles of choice for modern consumers, the Civic continues to prove that …

2019 Honda Accord
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Four Best Midsize Cars for the Money in 2020

Crossovers continue to get most of the automakers’ advertising dollars and showroom floor space, but they’re hardly the only vehicles worth considering. In fact, a midsize sedan will suit most consumers’ needs for a new car just fine. And many of them are excellent values, too. The names on this list will be familiar to …

2020 Hyundai Palisade
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The New Hyundai Palisade vs the Competition

The Hyundai Palisade might be the best-looking crossover that Hyundai’s ever built. But how does it stack up against other mainstream three-row crossovers? Read on to find out. Hyundai Palisade or Kia Telluride? Like the Palisade, the Kia Telluride is an all-new midsize SUV. These are both products of Hyundai Motor Company, so there are …

Hyundai shows off their 2020 Sonata Hybrid at the Chicago Auto Show
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10 Cars With Over Forty MPG

Every day there is someone somewhere buying a car. Yes, even now, during this coronavirus quarantine period, someone is going to purchase a vehicle online. For those looking for fuel-efficient vehicles as their primary concern, there is a list below that may prove to be helpful. Search criteria vary wildly for car shoppers. Some people look for the …

2019 Lexus GX 460
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2020 Lexus GX Promises Uncompromising Capability

Take your weekend adventures to the next level with advanced technology to take on any road. The 2020 GX features an available Off-Road Package to optimize visibility on challenging terrain, making this luxuriously crafted utility vehicle highly civilized—even when the road isn’t. From more contemporary craftsmanship to new, evocative illumination, the 2020 GX leaves an …

7 of the Coolest Badge-Engineered Cars Ever;
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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 …

First Generation Toyota MR2
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Throwback: Toyota MR2

In the early 1980s, the United States automotive industry was in a period where new smog controls had been enacted by the government, and fuel efficiency was king. In response, in late 1984, the Toyota MR2 entered the small, affordable, fun, fuel-efficient sports car space.  Toyota MR2 Introduction The MR2 was a small, sporty, mid-engined, fuel-efficient, two-seater car with …

Red 1983 Pontiac Fiero
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Throwback: Pontiac Fiero

In the early 1980s, Pontiac had lost its way a bit. It was dealing with new smog regulations and realizing that the buying public was leaning toward smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles. In contrast, Pontiac was used to making larger vehicles and pushing the message that V8 power is the king. So, Pontiac would set out to …

1992 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R
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Nissan Pulsar GTi-R: The Other Nissan GT-R

Nissan’s Skyline GT-R is rightfully held in high regard. When it was new, ‘Godzilla’ dominated the racing scene before making a splash on the silver screen. And even today, the R32 and R33 Nissan GT-Rs, along with the Patrol and Z-cars, are high on import fans’ wish lists. However, even when they first debuted, the …

2001 Acura Integra Type R
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How the Acura Integra Started the Type R Legend

Some automotive badges have become short-hand for high performance. BMW’s M, Mercedes’ AMG, and Nissan’s GT-R. There’s also Honda’s Type R. In addition to sports cars like the S2000, in the 90s and early 2000s Honda offered stripped-down, souped-up versions of cars like the Civic and NSX supercar. Unfortunately, the US didn’t receive a Civic …

2020 Lexus LC500h
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2020 Lexus LC: Naturally Powerful V8

Experience a near-perfect weight distribution, a strikingly low center of gravity and instinctive handling. Experience the future of the 2020 Lexus LC high performance. Bring all the convenience of Amazon Alexa on the road with the Lexus+Alexa app. Using only your voice, you can easily access thousands of the same skills you get with Alexa …

Red 1995 Del Sol Si Vtec
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The Miata and Del Sol Rivalry

Ask an auto enthusiast what a good modern, small, lightweight, open-air, and affordable car would be, and they will probably tell you the Mazda MX-5 Miata. But that was not always the case. The Miata was introduced in 1989. Between then and now, there have been many other competitors. However, the Honda Del Sol was the only real competition. …

2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition side
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The Toyota 86 Is More Than the Sum of Its Parts

Although the Mazda Miata is often the go-to affordable sports car, there are other options. Most notably, the Subaru BRZ and its cross-town cousin, the Toyota 86. Taking its name from a beloved performance icon (and Initial D star), the 86 was Toyota’s sole sports car until the Supra returned. But despite the Supra’s speed, …

Front Passenger Quarter Shot of a 1994 Del Sol
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Honda Made a Mistake Canceling the Del Sol

The Honda Del Sol was canceled in 1997. There would be no replacement for the 1998 model year. Then in 1999, Honda launched the S2000 for the 2000 model year. It was a larger and pricier, full convertible. The S2000 was received well, but it did not have the attraction for people looking for a little, sporty, …

2020 Chrysler 300
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The Chrysler 300 Is Dated but Still Classy

Sedan selection from American automakers has shrunk. While Hyundai, Honda, and Toyota have all updated their lineups, Ford’s lone sedan will be gone by 2021, while Lincoln may stop selling sedans completely. Meanwhile, Cadillac and Chevrolet each offer 2 sedans. However, it’s the Dodge Charger, Dodge’s lone, ancient sedan, that’s seen the most success. The …

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The Journey is the Worst Dodge Vehicle You Should Never Buy

You might think that a compact, seven-passenger crossover that’s been around for the past decade would be a tried-and-true combination for reliability and practicality. With some manufacturers and models, like a Toyota RAV4 or Kia Sorento, you would be right, however, if you’re thinking of the Dodge Journey, you would be wrong. The Journey didn’t …

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Is the C8 Chevy Corvette Having Some Quality Problems?

With the 2020 C8 Chevy Corvette being the first mid-engine ‘Vette, GM was obviously feeling the pressure to perform. Luckily, the new Corvette appears to be a hit, with solid reviews and orders for 2020 models closed due to demand. Unfortunately, with any major update—especially one like this—there’s always the risk of teething issues. And …

2019 Lexus RC Coupe
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2020 Lexus RC: Style and Compatibility

Boasting a bold front fascia and strong, sweeping character lines, the 2020 Lexus RC unrestrained sports coupe is crafted to stand apart. And after years without it, the RC finally features Apple CarPlay integration and new Android Auto functionality. Too much power? Too much control? No such thing. Own the road in a way that’s …

Chevy Sonic
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The 2020 Chevy Sonic is a Surprisingly Good Buy

The car you pick for your daily commute doesn’t have to be a high-end, expensive luxury car just to be enjoyable. In fact, starting at a very modest price of $16,720 is the simple and practical Chevy Sonic. Practicality This year’s Sonic offers one drivetrain option across all of the available models: a 1.4L turbocharged …

Triumph Spitfire
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The MG and Triumph Rivalry

Mention the name MG or Triumph, and people who remember the brands will more than likely think of sporty, small, convertible, British cars, or maybe even a motorcycle. That’s because both brands became popular in the United States shortly after World War II by providing fun, lightweight sports cars that were competitors to each other. One …