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Last summer, I drove 500 miles to pick up a Jeep that a reader had offered to give me for free. But instead of coming home with the extra iron, I fixed the college student’s Jeep and returned home happy to help. Lots of people read that article—heck, even Adam Savage from Mythbusters tweeted about it. But as pleasant…

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What’s the most important thing to bring on an off-road adventure? Wrong. It’s a sense of humor. And, maybe, a willingness to have a plan B... through Z.

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When you think about it, or look at it, or smell it, a fabric dish drying mat is a pretty gross idea, even the microfiber options. The OXO Silicone Drying Mat is available in three sizes (including one intended for stemware), stable, ribbed for better aeration (and your pleasure), rollable for storage, and when it…

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John Frye is a Digital Modeling Group Leader at Honda. He’s a professional automotive designer. That means when he decides to do a little bit of imaginative automotive artwork for fun, it ends up being the sort of thing that grabs your attention and makes you feel funny way deep in the car-glands. He’s been working on…

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Sometimes it’s just not worth dealing with sleazy salespeople trying your patience and hiding behind free stale doughnuts and bad coffee.

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Despite this Audi RS6 packing a lot of extra muscle on top of its already impressive stock power figure, it still looks like it's about to get a real whooping from this 1,200 HP CLS 63.On paper, you could say this race is beyond unfair. Besides, it's not as if the RS6 has some type of weight advantage to make up for how many horses it's missing compared to its opponent.Thanks to its GAD Motors tune, the CLS 63 in question is putting down a monstrous 1,200 HP, whereas the RS6 is good for 750 HP, spurred on by Gosha Turbo Tech's GTT750 kit.Expecting this race to end in a victory for the RS6 is completely unrealistic, which is why we didn't bother keeping the result a secret from you. Yet, one would also expect the Mercedes to run circles around the Audi, after all, we're talking about a 450 HP difference on two cars that weigh about the same.Sure, if this drag race would have gone on longer, the CLS would have had time (and room) to put several seconds between itself and the RS6. Yet, they both ran a 10-second 1/4 mile.VIDEO

Many car designers, and automakers themselves, believe that the car of the future won’t just drive itself but be an extremely comfortable and relaxing form of transportation. With this in mind, artist Pascal Grangier has created the Volvo Air.Designed to improve the well-being of occupants without expelling toxins into the environment, the Volvo Air has been envisioned with an all-electric powertrain that maximizes interior space.To make journeys comfortable for passengers, the Volvo Air has an advanced air filtration system and even includes some small plants throughout. Additionally, the two seats are highly configurable and can be used in a traditional seating position or easily converted into a small bed.Aiding in the feeling of relaxation is a glass canopy and no visible pillars. All told, the interior is incredibly minimalistic and free of any unnecessary distractions, allowing occupants to remove themselves from the surrounding world and enjoy the pleasures of the car.Does this type of car excite or worry you? Let us know below!PHOTO GALLERY

The introduction of GM’s Marketplace app marks an important development in the carmaker’s long-term plan to offer over-the-air updates to all of its new vehicles.Last week, roughly 1.9 million 2017 and 2018 vehicles in the United States received the Marketplace app through an over-the-air download, the first time GM has introduced an infotainment system in such a way.Although Tesla owners have become accustomed to receiving infotainment, software, and mechanical updates with wireless updates, most other carmakers have yet to incorporate the technology in such a significant way. For GM, the Marketplace app is an important step in that direction, Automotive News reports.The app has been billed as the “industry’s first commerce platform for on-demand reservations and purchases” and allows drivers to order items from shops including Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks or to reserve a table at restaurants including TGI Fridays. Not everyone is happy about the app, however. According to National Safety Council president Deborah Hersman, “there’s nothing about this that’s safe.”Responding to this claim, GM spokesman Vijay Iyer said the app had been developed to comply with voluntary driver-distraction guidelines and “is designed to minimize manual interactions, helping drivers keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.”VIDEO

This isn’t another 48, if you can call a Tucker 48 that; this is Preston Tucker’s personal car, chassis number 1029. After undertaking high-speed tests at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tucker and his family drove it for seven years. In 1955, Preston Tucker sold it to Winthrop Rockefeller. The car changed a few hands before being sold to Jack Bart in 1967. Bart, a well-known automotive enthusiast, had the car refinished in its original color and supplied it to the production of the 1988 film “Tucker: The Man and His Dream”, starring Jeff Bridges. The specific Tucker 48 has covered 19,199 miles is described to be in a solid and original condition, and is accompanied by a history file created by noted Tucker historian, Jay Follis. As with the majority of the 51 Tuckers, this one is powered by a Franklin O-335 flat six engine. Measuring 5.5-liters in capacity, the engine produces 166hp. “The Car of Tomorrow”, as it was once called, managed to create a massive hype prior to its launch but politics along with development issues meant that Preston Tucker’s dream would remain grounded, just like DeLorean's. The car is set to cross the auction block at RM Sotheby’s Arizona event on January 18.PHOTO GALLERY

Mercedes has given the S-Class a facelift earlier this year, which consisted of a few exterior changes, an even more luxurious interior and semi-autonomous driving tech. Businessmen would call that very close to perfection, and most wouldn’t change a thing to Stuttgart's executive saloon, but Lorinser believe that the latest iteration S-Class would look better with a few extras. Their kit is very discreet, though, and you would probably need to see it next to the standard version to tell the differences. Nevertheless, the tuning house adds a new front lip, side skirts that can be made from carbon fiber on request, front fender vents, a decklid spoiler, roof wing, and carbon fiber side mirror caps. The Lorinser-tuned S-Class also gets new wheels, double tailpipes at the rear, and a lowering module, whereas the special sill entrance panels and floor mats round up the list of updates. We don't know how much the German tuning company is asking for these parts, so interested parties will have to contact them to find out. PHOTO GALLERY

Is one of Australia’s most popular small cars capable of tackling some of New Zealand’s most scenic – and rugged – terrain?

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Stately and imposing, the Alpina B7 flagship also knows how to boogie

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But did the big American food and beverage company pay the full deposit?

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New Italian five-door is Australia’s fastest SUV but not the market’s most expensive…

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GM’s Elizabeth plant sold to Melbourne-based property developer

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