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Some Genius Swapped a Honda Civic Si Motor Into a 220,000 Mile Honda Insight Hybrid Some Genius Swapped a Honda Civic Si Motor Into a 220,000 Mile Honda Insight Hybrid

When the Honda Insight hybrid came out in 1999, its main focus was on delivering good fuel economy. The tires offered low rolling resistance, the bodywork minimized drag, and the gas-sipping engine made a paltry 67 horsepower. But this 2000 Insight for sale on eBay right now has a different mission than cranking up…

I Rode in BMW's Absurd 710 HP Electric 5 Series Development Car; Here's How It Works I Rode in BMW's Absurd 710 HP Electric 5 Series Development Car; Here's How It Works

BMW calls it “Lucy.” It’s 710 horsepower, 848 lb-ft, triple-electric-motor, one-off sedan that the automaker says can do 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds. Lucy’s being used to develop future electric vehicles, and after getting a ride in this modified 5 Series, I can tell you that the thing is an absolute monster.

The 600 Horsepower BMW Vision M NEXT is BMW's Idea of a Hybrid Driver's Car of the Future The 600 Horsepower BMW Vision M NEXT is BMW's Idea of a Hybrid Driver's Car of the Future

BMW is having its own pseudo car-show this week in Munich called “NEXTGen,”and the first of the new vehicles to come out of it is a 600 horsepower hybrid sports car concept called the BMW Vision M NEXT. Here’s a look at every angle of this peculiar sports car, which the company’s chief technology officer seems pretty…

Here's What's Wrong With My Free Jeep Grand Wagoneer Here's What's Wrong With My Free Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Last weekend, I used a 2020 Jeep Gladiator to bring home a free 1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, and while, from a distance, the SJ Jeep is a beautiful wood vinyl-covered classic, a closer look reveals that it is deeply flawed.

I Helped a Michigan Man Fix His Late Father's Highly-Modified Pontiac Fiero and My God Does it Rip I Helped a Michigan Man Fix His Late Father's Highly-Modified Pontiac Fiero and My God Does it Rip

When a reader named Dan emailed me in February asking for help getting his late father’s prized small block Chevy-swapped Pontiac Fiero back up and running, I could tell the vehicle meant a lot to Dan. So gladly, I headed over to his house and got to wrenching. Now, a few months later, Dan gave me a ride in the beast,…

Boxy SUVs Look So Much Better Without Tinted Windows Boxy SUVs Look So Much Better Without Tinted Windows

After selling my 1995 and 1996 Jeep Cherokee Sports, I wondered to myself why I never found them as handsome as my 1991 or 1992 models. and while part of it had to do with the interior and grille, a big factor was the windows. And after thinking about it, I’ve decided that pretty much all boxy SUVs look better with…

GM Is Trying to Avoid Recalling Takata Airbag Inflator-Equipped Trucks and Some Folks Aren't Happy GM Is Trying to Avoid Recalling Takata Airbag Inflator-Equipped Trucks and Some Folks Aren't Happy

Japanese auto safety supplier Takata admitted that certain airbag inflators that it supplied to General Motors for use in GMT900 trucks were defective. But GM continues to petition the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, saying that the trucks are actually safe and don’t need to be fixed. Unsurprisingly,…

Comment of the Day: It's Hard Not to Drive a Lot When America's This Spread Out Comment of the Day: It's Hard Not to Drive a Lot When America's This Spread Out

In The Morning Shift today, my brilliant coworker Aaron Gordon wrote about a report from the Department of Transportation stating that Americans drove 43 percent more miles in April of 2019 than they did during the same month 25 years prior. Even though vehicles are cleaner now, driving isn’t great from an…

Someone Filmed a Modern Car Race With a 1968 Camera and the Results are Amazing Someone Filmed a Modern Car Race With a 1968 Camera and the Results are Amazing

A YouTuber named Nick Shirrell decided to break out his vintage 1968 camera and record a modern track day, dubbing over some old-timey racing commentary. The resulting film makes it feel like modern race cars have somehow traveled back in time. It’s lovely.

What It Was Like Towing a Free Jeep Grand Wagoneer With the 2020 Jeep Gladiator What It Was Like Towing a Free Jeep Grand Wagoneer With the 2020 Jeep Gladiator

When Jeep first showed the 2020 Jeep Gladiator to the public at the 2018 LA Auto Show, it proudly displayed a photo of the new mid-size truck yanking a pristine, classic Jeep Grand Wagoneer down a highway. That picture came to mind as I found myself inadvertently recreating it in some slightly more real-world…

Someone Put a GMC Sonoma Body Onto a Dodge Power Wagon Frame Someone Put a GMC Sonoma Body Onto a Dodge Power Wagon Frame

The GMC Sonoma is a small truck with about as much soul as a stick of margarine, so why someone would use its body to adorn a beefy Dodge Power Wagon frame is just beyond me. But this build is so random that I’ve decided that I like it.

Watch the Very First Honda Automobile in America Come Back to Life Watch the Very First Honda Automobile in America Come Back to Life

American Honda Motor Co. turned 60 this year, and to celebrate, the company released a documentary that not only shows the captivating restoration of the very first Honda car brought to the U.S.,a 1967 N600, but it also describes Honda’s fascinating history in the daunting home of The Big Three.

If your reoccurring nightmare ever actually comes true (that nightmare being, of course, traveling back in time and being forced to purchase a General Motors product during the company’s Roger Smith Era), don’t fret. Just buy a truck. 1980s-era Chevy and GMC pickups are awesome.

Here's Why Honda Just Restored This Sweet Old Chevy Pickup Here's Why Honda Just Restored This Sweet Old Chevy Pickup

American Honda celebrated its 60th anniversary by restoring a vehicle built by a brand that is now considered a competitor. That vehicle a 1961 Chevrolet Apache 10, and here’s why Honda decided to fix it up.

China is Cracking Down on Electric Car Safety After Tesla and NIO Fires China is Cracking Down on Electric Car Safety After Tesla and NIO Fires

Fires have China cracking down on EVs, Ford is in the middle of an important connected-car discussion with the government, Volvo and NVIDIA are working on self driving trucks, FCA apparently can’t keep its suppliers happy, and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

There's Nothing Wrong With a Cute Pickup Truck There's Nothing Wrong With a Cute Pickup Truck

I once heard whisperings around the halls of Chrysler’s technical center that then-CEO Sergio Marchionne had shut down an early “DT” Ram design (that’s the current generation truck) because it was too “dainty.” I’m not sure how true this is, but it does lead me to the question: What’s wrong with dainty? Just look at…

I’ve recently become obsessed with the DKW Munga, the little 980cc four-wheel drive off-road machine that was the grandfather of the legendary Audi Quattro rally car. The Munga was also the basis for the equally-as-cool VW Iltis military SUV. Last week, I spotted this Munga for sale in Germany, and now I can’t stop…

A Chrysler PT Cruiser Monster Truck Called 'PT Bruiser' Is for Sale Right Now and It's Amazing A Chrysler PT Cruiser Monster Truck Called 'PT Bruiser' Is for Sale Right Now and It's Amazing

For some reason, the world likes to give the Once Hot-Selling Chrysler PT Cruiser a lot of shit, but I for one am a fan of its daring, 1920s hot rod-ish design. So it should be no surprise that I’m borderline obsessed with this lifted one for sale right now on Facebook Marketplace. It is truly bonkers.

1,200 Miles in the 2019 Ford Ranger: What I Learned 1,200 Miles in the 2019 Ford Ranger: What I Learned

The 2019 Ford Ranger may technically be new, but it’s actually based on a platform that’s been around since 2011. Yet it’s still a rock-solid offering that makes up for its lack of soul with sheer competence in every area that matters to mid-size truck buyers.

Man Leads Police on a Chase in a Mail Truck and the Outcome is Predictable Man Leads Police on a Chase in a Mail Truck and the Outcome is Predictable

If I had to make a list of “worst vehicles to use to escape the police,” the Grumman LLV mail delivery truck would be somewhere just below tractor and forklift. And yet one Florida man apparently went for it anyway, and the results were 100 percent predictable.

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