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  • 2024 Acura TLX Type S: Review

    2024 Acura TLX Type S: Review

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    I love a good sports sedan. It’s one of my favorite vehicle variants behind the wagon. Honda has been making good sporty sedans for decades, and their latest Integra Type S is one of my favorites. I’ve also spent some time behind the wheel of a 2021 TLX SH-AWD A-SPEC, which kicked off the 2nd…

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  • 2024 Mercedes GLB35 4MATIC Quick Review: More than the sum of its parts

    2024 Mercedes GLB35 4MATIC Quick Review: More than the sum of its parts

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    On paper, the 2024 Mercedes GLB35 4MATIC compact crossover has a lot stacked against it. The price and relative lack of power alone are enough to cause pause, yet in reality the little wannabe SUV masquerades as a high-sitting hot hatch with some AMG goodness baked in. This thing is a little ripper, a blast…

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  • 1967 Ford Mustang Project NONWICK: Pt5 – The Quick Update

    1967 Ford Mustang Project NONWICK: Pt5 – The Quick Update

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    Man, life sure gets in the way of stuff, right? Regardless, the project continues because I’m not letting this one turn into the wagon (which I still own, believe it or not). So where do we stand on my 1967 Ford Mustang project car? I’m almost done with disassembling all the bits that I think…

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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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  • The BMW i7 M70 …is the nicest car I’ve ever driven

    The BMW i7 M70 …is the nicest car I’ve ever driven

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    I’m shocked, too, but here we go; this BMW i7 M70 is the nicest car I’ve driven. From its power delivery and ride quality to the seat comfort and overall enjoyability of the machine, it’s just a fantastic vehicle. Just don’t look at the front of it…

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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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  • BFGoodrich is finally ready to get down and dirty with the KO3 tire

    BFGoodrich is finally ready to get down and dirty with the KO3 tire

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    I don’t typically get excited about new tire news. This is different, though. Nearly ten years ago, I was introduced to the amazing world of all things off-road by way of a tire launch event down in Mexico. BFGoodrich invited me to sample the then-new KO2, and it blew up my brain. I loved not…

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  • The Kia EV9 is Expensive but also Excellent

    The Kia EV9 is Expensive but also Excellent

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    As tested, this particular Kia EV9 costs $74,000. That’s an electrified buoyed-up boatload of cash. And this one is still one below the top-spec GT-Line model. Plus, there’s talk of a bonkers high-performance EV9 GT still to come. That said, the EV9 delivers excellent range, great power, fun styling, a lovely interior, and tremendous charging…

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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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  • Why are two Byton K-Byte prototypes sitting in a California driveway?

    Why are two Byton K-Byte prototypes sitting in a California driveway?

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    Co-founder of Hooniverse Tim Odell lives in Fremont, California. While walking through his neighborhood, he noticed something a bit off in one of the driveways. There sits not one but two Byton K-Byte prototypes. What the hell is going on here? Byton was a Chinese company headquartered in Nanjing, China. It was started by former…

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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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  • My ’67 Ford Mustang Project NONWICK: Engine OUT!

    My ’67 Ford Mustang Project NONWICK: Engine OUT!

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    I wasn’t planning on pulling it this day. But when I glanced in the engine bay, I could see that the only things keeping it connected to the car were a linkage and the engine mounts. So I hooked up my hoist, removed the remaining connected bits, and started cranking. And here we are… the…

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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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