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What's Your Million-Mile Dream Car? What's Your Million-Mile Dream Car?

I’ve heard from people who want to dump their cars after the clock hits 80,000 because it “just has too many miles on it.” Pish-posh! Tons of modern (and older) cars can last far longer than that with the right amount of attention and even a little luck. Can they make it to one million miles like that Lexus LS400 just…

Andrew Collins may miss the compact convertible SUV, but I sure miss the compact convertible compact. No reason these can’t come back, besides a nonexistent sales market, really.

INXS -- 'Never Tear Us Apart' INXS -- 'Never Tear Us Apart'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Could the Next Ford Ranger Look Like This? Could the Next Ford Ranger Look Like This?

The Ford Ranger just made its way back to America, but don’t forget it’s been around in other markets for the better part of a decade now. It’s been refreshed for duty here but it is, in fact, old. So it doesn’t surprise me at all that Ford’s working on an all-new one. Could it look this wild?

How a Used $5,000 Subaru WRX From 2006 Compares to a New WRX That Costs $40,000 How a Used $5,000 Subaru WRX From 2006 Compares to a New WRX That Costs $40,000

We often forget what a landmark car the Subaru WRX was when it first came to North America. Spurred by intense demand from gearheads who fell in love remotely through anime and Gran Turismo, the early 2000s WRX gifted us the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and forced the entire sport compact segment to up its game from…

The New Netflix F1 Documentary Drive to Survive Looks Intense (Updated) The New Netflix F1 Documentary Drive to Survive Looks Intense (Updated)

If you’re a car or racing enthusiast, or just someone who enjoys good films, you’re truly missing out if you haven’t seen the 2010 documentary Senna. Most racing documentaries are appallingly dry or vanity projects, or both, but that movie stands above the rest in capturing the human drama around the life and death of…

In 1983, MotorWeek predicted the Mercury Capri RS and its mighty 175 horsepower V8 would keep the American “car craze” alive for a long while longer. And you know what? It sure did.

Metric -- 'Youth Without Youth' Metric -- 'Youth Without Youth'

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The 2019 Ford Focus ST Gets a Lot More Power but Not Enough to Bring It to America The 2019 Ford Focus ST Gets a Lot More Power but Not Enough to Bring It to America

It’s Presidents’ Day here in the United States, which means you may have the day off depending on your job. Here’s something else that won’t be showing up to work in America: the all-new Ford Focus ST, which is not destined to come our way on the heels of Ford’s decision to kill its entire small car and sedan lineup.

Alice in Chains -- 'Man in the Box' Alice in Chains -- 'Man in the Box'

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Jaguar Land Rover Brings Back The Inline-Six With Twin-Charged Hybrid Power Jaguar Land Rover Brings Back The Inline-Six With Twin-Charged Hybrid Power

FACT: The inline-six is the best engine. I’d say V8s come a very close second, but nothing beats the silky smooth just-right power delivery of six cylinders humming in a row. BMW knows this, Mercedes-Benz is getting back in the game, and the Toyota Supra... well, see what I said about BMW. But! Now one Jaguar Land…

The 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP Confirmed at 300 Horsepower and Just 3,000 Will Be Made The 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP Confirmed at 300 Horsepower and Just 3,000 Will Be Made

Even as buyers flock to SUVs and crossovers, the hot hatchback wars have only gotten crazier in recent years. We live in a golden age when we Americans can buy once-forbidden fruit like the Ford Focus RS and Honda Civic Type R, to say nothing of perennial favorites like the Volkswagen Golf R. But what does Mini have…

Amazon and GM's Investment in Rivian Could Jump-Start The Electric Pickup Truck Game Amazon and GM's Investment in Rivian Could Jump-Start The Electric Pickup Truck Game

Two big companies might be getting serious about electric truck and SUV startup Rivian, luxury automakers fall behind “mainstream” ones in reliability, Tesla scrambles to send Model 3s to China and more for The Morning Shift of Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Oh God, it’s Wednesday—one of the worst days! Luckily you’re insulated from the horrors of the world in your Brubaker Box, so you at least have that going for you.

For decades now, scientists and theologians alike have wondered: What is inside the Mitsubishi Starion? What makes it run? Now, thanks to this high-tech scan, we finally know.

The Amazons -- 'Black Magic' The Amazons -- 'Black Magic'

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Radwood’s Coming to Austin Feb. 23, and If You Don’t Go You’re All Hat and No Cattle Radwood’s Coming to Austin Feb. 23, and If You Don’t Go You’re All Hat and No Cattle

There’s quite a few things I miss about Austin, Texas. Things like breakfast tacos, properly done brisket, Hill Country driving roads and comically cheap booze. But I’ve never missed Austin this much until now, because the fantastic 1980s and 1990s car show Radwood is headed there in two weeks. You should definitely…

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Gets Much Better The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Gets Much Better

The Volkswagen GLI has always been fun. Lack of fun was never the issue. But it’s suffered from two problems, one long-running and one more recent. The first is that the more practical GTI hatchback exists, making the GLI a permanent also-ran. And the second is that, being a Jetta underneath, the last GLI rode on a…

The 2020 Subaru Legacy Gets Turbo Power Back The 2020 Subaru Legacy Gets Turbo Power Back

I can remember the days when the Subaru Legacy was actually something of an interesting car, a rally-infused sedan or wagon with a manual option and turbocharged power—a kind of WRX STI for adults, especially in GT Spec.B guise. The Legacy sold the last few years has... well, it hasn’t been that car. But with a more…

Raph may be enthralled by a “cheap” (until stuff starts breaking, which it will) Porsche 928, but I’d be perfectly happy with a 968, the Porsche nobody talks about ever. A 3.0-liter inline-four? Sign me up.

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