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Three Common French Car Brands You Won’t See on American Roads

There are plenty of options for car manufacturers in America. We have US-based options like Ford, Dodge, and Chevrolet, and foreign options like Nissan, BMW, Audi, and so many more. In all of the diversity, there are even newer manufacturers rising in popularity like Tesla and Kia, so it is easy to forget that there …
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You Can Now Import These Previously Illegal Cars in 2021

The Vehicle Safety Compliance Act of 1988 mandates that vehicles not originally sold in the United States are illegal to import until they are 25 years old. This means that each year, a batch of cars from a quarter of a century ago finally come of age, giving consumers a whole new world of vehicles …
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Nissan Will Kill Mitsubishi If It Does This

Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi are attached at the hip. That’s because Renault under the aegis of Carlos Ghosn bailed out Nissan and then later Mitsubishi. And in Japan, every car company owns at least a small stake in its competitor’s business. But Nissan will kill Mitsubishi if it does what is being rumored. The alliance …
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Only Renault Rodeo In US Pops Up Yet, Again For Sale

Every so often this Renault Beach Buggy of sorts pops up on one site or another for sale. We suspect that as a novelty it hits all of the right buttons. But as a usable vehicle, it is probably lacking. A lot. Nonetheless, we present the 1984 Renault Rodeo, the Renault meant to compete with …
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The Renault Sport Clio V6 Is a Mid-Engine Hatchback Supercar

For performance with daily practicality, the usual answer is a hot hatch. And some of the best modern ones, like the Honda Civic Type R, can even embarrass classic supercars. But some hatches went beyond ‘hot’ and went straight to ‘super’ thanks to some drastic changes. And YouTube team The Straight Pipes recently spent time …
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El Caminos Are Being Made In Romania By Dacia

Oh, to live in Romania. Then we could buy a new El Camino. OK, maybe not exactly El Caminos but close enough. This is the Dacia Duster pickup. Dacia is part of Renault, which in turn is part of the Renault/Nissan/Mitsubishi consortium. These are actually converted, by hand, into small pickups that started out as …
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Worst Car Wednesday: AMC Alliance-Best To Worst In 12 Months

The 1983 AMC Alliance was so bad Motor Trend gave it the “Car of the Year” award. Then, Car and Driver gave it their “Best Top 10 Cars” award. Confused? Read on. When you talk to former AMC Alliance owners they’ll tell you about them being fun to drive, and how well they handled. Plus, …