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  • 2024 Buick Envista Avenir Quick Review

    2024 Buick Envista Avenir Quick Review

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    After a slew of small CUV misses, General Motors has landed a solid hit in the second generation Chevy Trax, which manifests in Buick land as the Envista. The Envista’s Avenir trim is outfitted with many luxury and wannabe-sporty goodies, yet the compact crossover is available solely in front-wheel-drive guise and with a 1.2-liter turbocharged…

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  • 2024 BMW i5 M60 xDrive Sedan Quick Review

    2024 BMW i5 M60 xDrive Sedan Quick Review

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    It’s easy to tell which electric vehicles were designed to be such from the ground up and which were originally designed for ICE propulsion or to be on a shared platform with ICE versions of the same vehicle. This primarily manifests in the packaging but is also expressed in the vehicle’s overall persona, so vehicles…

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  • RC4WD C2X RC Rock Crawler Intro & Rock Slider Upgrade

    RC4WD C2X RC Rock Crawler Intro & Rock Slider Upgrade

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    Many automotive enthusiasts are nerds to their core. I’m one of those, and my 4WD-focused nerd-ness spans from my full-size rig to radio controlled vehicles, the “driving” and upgrading of which is just as satisfying and admittedly much less time (and money) consuming than the vehicles which they imitate. I’ve been playing with the RC4WD…

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  • 2024 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Quick Review

    2024 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Quick Review

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    The 2024 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison is the biggest the brand has ever gone with its midsize truck, chucking an enormous amount of off-road equipment at the platform to the degree that it compromises the vehicle’s ability to actually be a pickup. We didn’t engage low range in our time with the ZR2 Bison, but…

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  • RealTruck Releases BAK Revolver X4ts Cover

    RealTruck Releases BAK Revolver X4ts Cover

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    RealTruck, Inc., a leader in the production of functional aftermarket accessories and a popular online destination for truck, Jeep®, Bronco®, and off-road enthusiasts, and a partner on our ongoing 2018 Lexus GX460 build project, has unveiled its latest product, the BAK Revolver X4ts bed cover. This innovative cover, designed for a variety of pickup trucks,…

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  • 2024 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Quick Review: Form Over Function

    2024 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Quick Review: Form Over Function

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    If the Range Rover is the financial statement of a vehicle in Land Rover’s ever-growing catalog, then the Velar is a fashion statement. Everything about the Velar’s existence comes by way of or at the expense of form over function, which manifests in its glorious curb appeal while simultaneously shooting itself in the foot on…

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  • 2018 Lexus GX460 Build Project: Talons Garage Skid Plates

    2018 Lexus GX460 Build Project: Talons Garage Skid Plates

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    An off-road vehicle is nothing if it can’t survive the time it spends on the trail. Armor, specifically in the form of skid plates and rock sliders, are vital pieces of protection for the vehicle’s drivetrain and running gear. While some vehicles come armored to the gills bone stock, the Lexus GX460’s factory protection is…

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  • 2024 BMW X5 M Competition Quick Review: A Practical Monster

    2024 BMW X5 M Competition Quick Review: A Practical Monster

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    Fast SUVs used to be the laughing stock of the enthusiast world, vehicles deemed silly and pointless, but they’ve been a hot topic for well over a decade now. The first BMW X5 M launched in 2010, a time when a performance-oriented family hauler meant tradeoffs galore for a mediocre outcome, but the vehicle has…

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  • 6th generation toyota 4runner debuts as 2025 model with new Trailhunter trim

    6th generation toyota 4runner debuts as 2025 model with new Trailhunter trim

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    The last time the world saw an all-new Toyota 4Runner was only a few months into President Obama’s first term. Obviously a lot has transpired since then, but the 5th generation 4Runner endured from 2009 through 2024 largely unchanged short of trim, tech, suspension, and appearance changes; at its core, the truck remained very much…

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  • 2024 Nissan Frontier Hardbody Edition Review: midsize truck time capsule

    2024 Nissan Frontier Hardbody Edition Review: midsize truck time capsule

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    Retro is all the rage, perhaps now more than ever. The new Mustang has 1980s Fox Body gauges, the new Land Cruiser harkens back to its ancestors, the new Nissan Z has 300zx-influenced taillights, and so on. Given the strong sense of nostalgia in the automotive community as of late, it’s unsurprising that Nissan draped…

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