Jeep JL Wrangler: Owner’s and User’s Manuals leaked, ton of info surfaces

In what seems like the longest, slowest unveiling ever, intentional or not, we are now finally seeing actual internal Jeep documents about the upcoming, still-yet-to-be-officially-released JL Wrangler. It appears that a massive amount of information about has been brought to life by JLWranglerForums, among them the ever-crucial User’s and Owner’s ...
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In photos: Greenwich Cars & Coffee, Aug. 2017 edition

If you follow our Instagram account you know that a few months back I attended one of the more affluent car gatherings– at least in my area– at a meetup that consumes the whole of Greenwich Avenue in the quaint, ultra-wealthy town bearing the same name as that of the ...
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H.O.T. Damn, Round Two: M5 vs CTS-V vs E63 AMG S

Round Two: Luxury super-sedans Welcome back to H.O.T. Damn, the still terribly-titled game in which your automotive fantasies are played out online for you to continue to fantasize over. It’s the vehicular “what-if?” theoretical scenario that daunts your wishes and taunts your dreams, turned into a game. It’s self-explanatory: pick ...
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Stormtrooper 4Runner trip report: Return to AOAA

To enthusiasts of the off-roading sub-culture, myself included, there truly is nothing quite as psychologically refreshing as a day in the woods. A day separated from the burdens of reality, a day free from the stresses of the work-fueled monotony, a day isolated from basically everything except you, your truck, ...
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Power, performance, and the used market

The facts are the facts: the amount of car you can buy on the cheap today is simply outstanding. And it’s not just amount of power you can get for very little money, but it’s the caliber of car you can acquire for so little. The cars available on the ...
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H.O.T. Damn, Round One: ZL1 1LE vs Hellcat vs GT350R

Round One: American’s top-tier muscle/pony/sports-car trio  Welcome to H.O.T. Damn, a new and terribly-titled segment in which your Hooniverse contributors shamelessly show their true vehicular preferences in picking which of three automotive options we would choose to Hoon, Own, and Total. Many of us are familiar with the extremely juvenile ...
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Project Car SOTU: Toyota MR2 “Someday” Race Car

It’s a situation that us car lovers fantasize over: a car somehow falls into your lap and you feel not only morally obligated, but genuinely excited, to accept it as your own. You welcome it with open arms, tell your friends of the new addition to your fleet, spend hours ...
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Project Car SOTU: Subaru WRX

I’ve been posting a lot test-drive reviews lately, and not without weight to them. It’s probably been easy to pick up on, but it’s time to spell it out: I’m shopping for a possible replacement for my WRX. Not yet entirely sold on getting rid of it, I’m simply driving ...
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PCSOTU 2017: Stormtrooper 4Runner

  There must be some unwritten rule, something of a taboo, about not thinking positively about a project vehicle while in its presence. It’s almost like the car, or truck, knows when your brain inwardly speaks well of it and, as if it has a special sense, proceeds on its ...
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2017 Volkswagen GTI DSG & 6MT Test DrivesA Tale of Two Transmissions

Comfortable, reserved, and still dynamically enjoyable, the 7th-gen GTI is a dual-natured car that’s properly satisfying…so long as you pick the right gearbox Having spent the majority of my automotive life around rear and all-wheel-drive platforms, my bias has always been somewhat inherently against front-drive even in spite of how ...
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2017 Subaru WRX Limited 6MT Long-Term Update: Year Gone By

A riot when driven hard, but nearly unpolished for it’s own good…or simply for mine? Evaluating my Subaru WRX after one year of ownership A quick Google search, the pinnacle of in-depth and fact-backed research, reveals that the average American drives around 13,500 miles per year, or about fifteen-thousand if ...
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War, revisited: Camaro SS vs Mustang GT test-drive comparo

It’s been referred to as war, a heated half-century long battle with roots deeper than those of just about any automotive fight out there. It’s Mustang vs Camaro once again and here it’s not about numbers, but rather a non-professional opinion, the impressions and take-aways of a normal enthusiast after ...
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Friday Fun: Four-by-four, by four

In last week’s Friday Fun we explored the Forbidden Fruits that taunt our wildest automotive dreams, exploring the parts of our imagination where the cars unavailable to us become accessible at the touch of our fingertips. And since all of my choices were street-oriented, this week we’re going to look at ...
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Friday Fun: Forbidden Fruit edition

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Friday Fun. Let’s make it a good one, shall we? Ah, the forbidden fruit. It lingers and teases the mind of every car enthusiast who knows well enough that not all of the best cars in the world make it to their ...
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Dear automakers: bring back the sports trucks!

SVT Lightning. Syclone. 454SS. Ram SRT-10. X-Runner. Xtreme. The street-oriented “sports truck,” a factory-modified pickup that could simultaneously pull off practicality and pleasure, is a sorely missed niche vehicle that would be a fun territory for automakers to explore today. Sports trucks were the antithesis to the supercar: they could ...
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Sampling 2004 Pontiac GTO: Is my Australian dream car any good?

The Pontiac GTO was the unloved bastard child of the muscle car resurgence of the 2000s. You don’t have to be an automotive designer to know the styling pushed the wrong buttons, leaving the LS1 engine to write checks the Holden-derived body couldn’t cash. That didn’t stop me from wanting ...
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