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These Are the Star Cars of ‘Stranger Things’

It’s safe to say that Stranger Things is a pop culture phenomenon. Thanks to its addicting plotlines, an incredible cast of familiar actors and...

Here’s How Rich People Skip the Headaches at Car Dealerships

Let’s say you’re looking for a new car. What do you do? Maybe some internet research, ask family and friends for recommendations for a...

10 Forgotten Luxury Cars That Deserve a Second Look

Source: Daimler-Benz The luxury market is a segment to be desired and feared in the auto industry. If you’re a part of it long...

How Tesla’s Puerto Rico Response Could Change the World

Shortly after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Elon Musk reached out to the island’s government via Twitter, saying he could help. The governor, Ricardo Rosselló didn’t mince...

State by State, These Are the Most Popular Pickups of All...

Every month, we take a look at the best-selling vehicles in America. And every month, we begin the seventh page (or number three spot)...

Check Out These Automakers’ Insanely Expensive Vehicles That Aren’t Cars

Chances are you’ve ridden in a Rolls-Royce — not a car, of course, but a plane. If you’ve ever flown in an Airbus, there’s...

1955-’58 Chevy Cameo: The World’s First Sport Truck?

1955 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier | Chevrolet They may be the best-selling vehicles in America, but we still largely think of trucks as work vehicles –...

Porsche 928: One of the Most Important Porsches Ever Built

1970 Porsche 911 | Porsche Talking about the Porsche 911 with enthusiasts is like tiptoeing through a lion’s den. Of course, the 911 is a...

Zombie Cars: 10 Vehicles Automakers Brought Back From the Dead

It’s a strange thing: We can’t go back in time, yet it seems like we’re always trying to repeat the past. Nowhere is that...

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Mustang, Corvette, Camaro, and Jeep Wrangler: All four cars are American icons. All four have rabid fan bases. And when it’s time for any...

Does Your City Already Have Driverless Cars? The Answer Might Surprise...

Self-driving cars are becoming more common. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Imagine you’re driving to work one morning, look over at the car next to...

The Dodge Demon and the Wildest American Cars to Ever Hit...

Ford 1932 V8 | GPS 56/Wikimedia Commons If you’re a fan of American muscle, chances are you’re excited about the Dodge Demon. Based on...

How Nightmare Traffic in These Cities Costs Drivers Trillions of Dollars

We live in some seriously polarizing times. But if there are two things we can agree on it’s that time is money, and no...

Top 10 Cars No Insurance Company Wants to Cover

The well-worn cliché goes like this: “Fast, cheap, and reliable: Pick two.” As it turns out, the conventional wisdom extends to auto insurance, as...

Here’s How Driverless Cars Could Kill the Economy

Make no mistake, autonomous cars are coming. But they’re not the only part of everyday life that’s about to lose the human touch. In...

The Most Popular Pickup Trucks of All Time

Every month without fail, trucks top the latest auto sales numbers. The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in America since 1982. Before...

These Are the Worst-Selling Cars in America

After the dizzying heights that were the past six years, auto sales are cooling off precipitously. And yet, there are still some big winners....

These Are the Hottest-Selling Vehicles of September 2017

September wasn’t exactly an easy month in America. On top of raging wildfires, multiple hurricanes, billions of dollars in property damage, and rising gas...

Here’s How Ford Justifies Its New $100,000 Truck

$100,000: It’s the amount of money the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees for. It’s a sum big enough to name a...

The Most Popular Classic Cars for Under $10,000

Any way you look at them, cars are expensive. It doesn’t matter if you just bought the newest model off the lot or have...

Self-Driving Cars Are Coming Within 10 Years. Here’s Everything You Need...

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz is the shape of things to come. | Mercedes-Benz Like it or not, they’re coming. Automakers around the world are developing...

Uber Under Siege: These Cities Are Its Biggest Enemies

If you live in a city with Uber, chances are you know it’s a necessary evil. Yes, unpredictable surge pricing and difficulty getting cars...

Caution! 5 New Cars You Should Not Buy in 2017

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio | Source: Alfa Romeo Forget the idea that the car is on the way out, because in virtually every...

Was the Toyota 4Runner the Best SUV of the ’80s?

1985 Toyota 4Runner | Toyota The 1970s and ’80s were a time of reckoning for the American auto market; namely, the Japanese were playing...

Michael Jordan’s Car Collection: 7 Vehicles He Bought and Forgot

VINCENT LAFORET/AFP/Getty Images The greatest of all time. Not many humans on the planet have ever been called that, nor would many be taken seriously...

Why the ’63 to ’67 Chevy Corvette Is Still Our Favorite...

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe | Source: Chevrolet To millions of gearheads, the name “Stingray” is almost sacred. You could write a book...

10 Trucks to Buy While Waiting for the Jeep Wrangler Pickup

Jeep Crew Chief 715 Concept | Jeep We’ve all been there. In the lead-up to a big new product release, you break down, say...

Some of the Most Outrageous Cars You Can See in Real...

Day in, day out, it’s always the same thing: Camrys, Explorers, Rav4s, Malibus — modern, nondescript, and boring daily drivers. But then, you see...

These Are the Coolest Corvettes and Mustangs to Ever Hit the...

Apologies to the Camaro, Firebird, Challenger, and every other iconic American car of the past 60 years. When it comes to classics with timeless...

10 Things You Need to Know About the New Ford Bronco

Ford Bronco | Ford With the new Ford GT and SVT Raptor, it may seem like Ford’s benches are clearing. But if you’d rather...

2017 Cadillac CT6 Premium: Let’s Call It a Comeback

2017 Cadillac CT6 | James Derek Sapienza/Autos Cheat Sheet Cadillac’s reinvention from has-been to vital luxury brand has been one of the biggest automotive...

The Prius Plus Four Is Toyota’s Big Green Middle Finger to...

2016 Toyota Prius Plus Four | James Derek Sapienza/Autos Cheat Sheet Here’s the Toyota Prius paradox: Everything you’ve ever heard about it is true....

These Are the Classic Cars Millennials Can’t Get Enough Of

When it comes to the collector car market in America, few know it better than Hagerty. The classic car insurance powerhouse keeps tabs on...

You Won’t Believe How Much Collectors Paid for These Non-Running Classic...

For anyone who loves old cars and has a little mechanical inclination, it’s a dream: Buy an old car for next to nothing, pull...

Consumer Reports’ Best (and Worst) Cars for Short Drivers

We recently took a look at Consumer Reports’ best and worst list of cars for tall drivers. If you’re over 6 foot 2, it...

Consumer Reports’ Best (and Worst) Cars for Tall Drivers

It’s a problem most people don’t ever have. But if you’re taller than average — say 6 foot 2 and up — it’s something...

10 of the Fastest American-Made Cars

Source: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Speed is as American as the Constitution, Taco Bell, and the Super Bowl. It’s in our DNA – in fact,...

Here’s When BMW and Other Automakers Will Abandon Gasoline

Detroit might be churning out trucks and SUVs with reckless abandon, and oil companies are carrying on with business as usual, but the writing...

10 of the Best Cars Ever Tested by Consumer Reports

We’re well into the 21st century, which means the early days of the millennium are history. And if there’s any better way to mark...

The Most Hated People You’ll Meet at the DMV

Is there anything worse than having to have to go to the DMV? More often than not, it’s an agonizingly boring, bordering on soul-crushing...

These Trucks Will Take Over the World by 2020

With advances in safety, performance, and computer assistance, the 2010s will likely be remembered for their great leap forward in automotive technology. But they...

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid: Honda’s Great Green Leap Forward

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid | James Derek Sapienza/Autos Cheat Sheet Currently, a few factors are working to transform the auto market faster than ever...

These Retro Cars Want to Return to the Good Old Days

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: There’s never been a better time to be a gearhead. Cars are faster, safer, and...

14 of the Biggest Automotive Flops of All Time

Source: General Motors Over the years there have been plenty of bad cars. Countless bad cars, really. If you made a directory of car model ever...

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Nissan Leaf

Pop quiz: What’s the best-selling electric car of all time? If you guessed the Tesla Model S, you’d be wrong. With over 250,000 sold...

Here’s a Cool Look at What Everyone Will Be Driving in...

Strange as it may sound, we have access to a crystal ball. See, car companies — behemoths that they are — can’t pivot or...

These Are the Hottest-Selling Vehicles of August 2017

The white clothes have been put away, the last hot dogs have been grilled, and the days are getting shorter. Summer 2017 is over,...

10 Forgotten Automakers That No One Remembers Anymore

Several automakers have closed their doors suddenly without warning | Italdesign It may sound obvious, but running an automaker is no small undertaking. Designing,...

10 Easy Things That Will Keep Your Car Running Forever

1977 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 | Chevrolet In 2016, the firm IHS Markit released a report on the lives of American-owned vehicles, and the results were...

Top 10 Cars That No Insurance Company Wants to Cover

Audi R8 | Source: Audi The well-worn cliché goes like this: “Fast, cheap, and reliable – pick two.” As it turns out, the conventional...

Hyundai or Kia? Why Korean Automakers Are the Surprising Choice You...

While the thought of a Korean mid-size luxury sedan would have sounded laughable a couple decades ago, nowadays cars like the Kia Cadenza...

Danger! Here Are 10 Signs That Your Car Is Going to...

Junkyard | Robby Biron So you love your car, even though you’re short on the funds you need to keep it running. Or you...

10 of the Worst Badge-Engineered Cars Ever

Source: Aston Martin Badge-engineering. Whether we like it or not, almost every automaker does it to some degree. Sometimes it’s to jointly develop a...

Hurricane Harvey: What to Do if Your Car Gets Damaged in...

In nearly every outdoor photograph taken in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, you’ll see cars flooded in murky brown water. More likely than not,...

These Are the Fancy Cars Pop Stars Can’t Stop Singing About

For a certain rarefied group of pop stars, the charts are something to live and die by. Success is marked not just by album...

Do These Popular Vehicles Really Need to Exist Anymore?

In 2016, Americans bought a record 17.55 million new cars. But while the good times are still here for automakers (though evidence suggests we’re...

These Are the Most Expensive Cars Sold in the US in...

It’s no secret that new cars are getting more expensive. But that makes sense. Cars are safer, faster, and more advanced than they ever...

10 Trucks That Led to the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup

1983 Jeep CJ-8 | Jeep Despite being one of the hottest-selling brands in America, and parent company Fiat Chrysler’s current meal ticket, Jeep is the...

How Volvo’s All-Electric Move Could Help It Win the Future

It’s been an interesting year for electric vehicles. Thanks to cheap gas and a surge in popularity of crossovers and SUVs, demand has plateaued...

Royal Wheels: A Look at How the British Royal Family Likes...

British subject or not, the Windsors are a constant topic of fascination around the world. If that name doesn’t ring a bell for you,...

The Storm From Stuttgart: Mercedes-Benz’s 18 Fastest Cars

SLS AMG Coupé Black Series | Mercedes-Benz Beautiful. Timeless. Luxurious. These words all come to mind when most people think of Mercedes-Benz. One word...

Crossovers and SUVs Coming for 2018 That You Need to Know...

There are three big things happening in the automotive world right now. First and foremost, technology is transforming the automobile as we know it....

4 Rings Flying: 15 of the Fastest Audis Ever Produced

1984 Audi Sport Quattro | Audi Audi can trace its roots back to the early 20th century. In the 1930s, it joined with three...

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