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At $8,000, Could This 1988 Yugo GVL Have You Laughing All the Way to the Bank?

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 8:00am

The asking price on today’s Nice Price or No Dice Yugo is almost exactly twice the original MSRP from the model’s introduction in 1985. Let’s see if that price has you doubled over with laughter.

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MG Teases a Potential All-Electric Miata Competitor

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 7:00pm

MG, maker of some of the most memorable, tossable roadsters the automotive world has ever seen, is coming for Mazda. UK’s AutoCar reports MG is planning a two-seat EV that’s aimed directly at the world’s best selling roadster, the Mazda Miata.

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Indiana Batmobile Builder Raided By Northern California Sheriff as 'Favor' to Buyer Friend

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 6:00pm

Most of the time, when you – a consumer – purchase an item, you exchange your money, and you get the item. It’s simple. Sometimes, when commissioning a custom vehicle, for example, you pay a portion of the total cost of the vehicle upfront and then make additional payments based on a purchase agreement that both you,…

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Uber Made $8.1 Billion Last Quarter and Still Lost Money

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 5:10pm

Uber made a whole lot of money last quarter, but somehow it still managed to not turn a profit. The company reports its Q2 results were bolstered by high demand from ride-share customers and folks who ordered takeout. Those results doubled to $8.1 billion in revenue.

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These Are the Worst Southern California Commutes I've Ever Seen

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 4:30pm

Any time someone talks about how EVs have more than enough range for the average American driver, I get irked. It’s a statement that generalizes American drivers and fails to take into account those of us who don’t live in a convenient area. Just because someone has a 20 or 40 miles round trip commute in New England…

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Alpine F1 Team Claims Oscar Piastri Will Replace Fernando Alonso, Piastri Denies

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 4:00pm

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel announced his retirement from F1, creating a vacancy at Aston Martin — a vacancy that will be filled in 2023 by two-time champion and current Alpine driver Fernando Alonso. The Alpine F1 Team presumed that it could easily fill its now-empty race seat with its reserve driver,…

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Tesla Wants You To Sit in a Wet Dumpster While Your Car Charges

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 3:30pm

I get it. It’s summer, and it’s far too hot out. The last thing you want is to sit in your hot Tesla while it charges, but you don’t want to use up too much of that incoming power on climate control. If only your local Supercharger had some kind of body of water nearby, like a beach or a lake where you could take a…

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Watch Jalopnik Get the Midnight Club Back Together on Twitch at 4 p.m. Eastern

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 3:00pm

It’s Tuesday, and Tuesdays are for streaming over at twitch.tv/jalopnikdotcom, where the writers and editors that make Jalopnik emit that increasingly disconcerting clanking noise gather with you to hang out and chat over a typically forgotten racing game. Today’s subject: Midnight Club: Los Angeles, the last pure…

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These Are the Dead Cars You'd Revive as an EV

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 2:40pm

The big push to electrification is here, and as of late, it appears it’s too much to ask of automakers to come up with new names. That’s why we’re seeing an influx of new electric vehicles with names paying tribute to old models. Look no further than the Mustang Mach-E, GMC Hummer EV and Chrysler Airflow for examples.

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A Smaller Version of the Cadillac Lyriq Will Be Built In Mexico

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 2:20pm

The Cadillac Lyriq is what happens when General Motors works at its highest capacity, putting premium materials together into a comfortable, competent highway cruiser. But the Lyriq starts at over sixty grand, and only climbs from there — far from an entry-level price. For a brand that wants to go all-in on EVs, it …

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AAA Keeps Leaving Me Stranded

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 2:00pm

A few weeks ago, I managed to beach my Chevy Suburban in my yard. Our gravel driveway immediately turns into a massive sand pit down here in southern Texas, and my attempts to free myself were no match for the effect of gravity on a massive pile of American beef. So, I did what anyone would do: I called AAA for…

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Buy Yourself Nine James Bond Vehicles and Form Your Own Spy Agency

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 1:45pm

If you want something done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself. Sure, you may think it’s better to hire a professional, but when that professional gets sloshed on vodka martinis and drives his Lotus into a lake you may begin to rethink that decision. No, if you want something handled delicately, you’ll need to…

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2022 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo: What Do You Want to Know?

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 1:30pm

Maserati is a bit of an anomaly these days. The firm seems intent on expanding its reach into the luxury SUV segment while also following other automakers down the path to electrification. But before the automaker goes all in on electrification and four-wheel drive, it strapped a V8 into its Ghibli sports sedan and…

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Motorsport Explained: Formula 1's MGU-H and MGU-K

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 1:00pm

Last weekend, Formula 1 Red Bull Racing drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez both needed some serious powertrain overhauls, which included both the MGU-H and MGU-K systems. If that sounds like nothing but a jumble of letters to you, then you’re not alone — and that’s why today, we’re looking into what both of these…

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British Airways Won't Sell Plane Tickets Out of London's Heathrow Airport for Two Weeks

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 12:40pm

British Airways is cancelling ticket sales at London Heathrow airport for one more week because neither the airline nor airport have enough employees to handle the rush of travelers this summer. British Airways airplane tickets for short-haul flights out of Heathrow will now be unavailable through August 15, according…

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Why You Should Care About BMW Partnering With Team WRT

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 12:15pm

This year’s silly season in motorsport has focused on the ongoing machinations of the drivers and teams in Formula One as all parties involved attempt to finalize their positions for the 2023 season. But, I’m willing to make the case that the most significant move so far this year, just happened outside of the Formula…

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Rivian Mad Senate Climate Bill Excludes Their $80,000 Electric Trucks

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 11:33am

Rivian is not happy about the new Senate climate package for one big reason: its expensive-ass trucks cost too much to qualify for the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit. Because of this, Rivian says the new bill would actually hurt the company and put it at a competitive disadvantage, according to Automotive News.

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Lamborghini Is Pretty Much Just an SUV Company Now

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 11:02am

There’s no denying it, many of the only people to have come out the last few years better off are the rich. Case in point: Lamborghini just posted its “best ever” half-year results despite the threat of Covid-19, recession, and climate change looming largely overhead. But what’s interesting for the firm is that this…

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