The General Motors corporation is clearly in a bad state. It is laying off workers. It is shutting down factories. The People have seen its pitiful situation, and have decided to help, starting with the monstrous face of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD. Here are your best Photoshops. So far.
Ford might be or might not be planning big layoffs, Care by Volvo is pissing off Volvo dealers, and Hyundai reportedly wants to make a special factory where workers get paid less. All that and more in The Morning Shift for December 5, 2018.
Woe unto those who stare directly at the grille of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD! Thy villages burned to the ground, thy fields plowed asunder! They who looketh at it shall immediately be turned to stone!
A body-on-frame truck? Too much. A plump crossover? Too little. What you want is something in between. Something that’s got a unibody, front- (or available all-wheel) drive, and independent suspension, but also short overhangs and some good off-road modes for the muddy bits. Enter the 2019 Honda Passport.
The McLaren 720S has about 720 horsepower, because of its name. But is that enough to overwhelm literally any tire?
There’s an old Mafia trope. Usually a mob boss looks all-powerful, like nothing can stop him and no one can stand up to him. Until he takes things a step too far, and The Commission, AKA the Board of Directors, the other families, whatever, they decide he’s done. And then he gets whacked. A new story from the …
Was Carlos Ghosn’s ouster and arrest part of a palace coup? And what even was Renault-Nissan? Oh, also, Elon wants a van. This is The Morning Shift for November 20, 2018.
It’s lower, wider, and it’s got a legitimate amount of oomph. Call me crazy but I’m genuinely jazzed about this all-new, 169-horsepower, 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan.
Turo is, in theory, brilliant. If you’re not using your car, you can rent it out to other people. Make some money on the side. If you own two cars, that’s even better. You can make twice the money, in theory. But a lot of people in Chicago are mad at one man, who rented an astounding 38 cars on Turo, and parked a…
I have extolled the glories of the Honda Del Sol Trans Top before. I have praised its wonder, celebrated its roof-iness. Now there’s one for sale in the United States, in vaunted SiR trim, no less. And you need to buy it because I cannot. It would be bad for my life.
That old Lexus wagon right there? That’s my car. It’s a 2002 Lexus IS300 Sportcross. When I bought it last year it had the all-clear from a Lexus dealership, and roughly 73,000 miles on it. I paid (not to brag) $10,250 for it, which was roughly market rate. A very similar car just sold in England for £500.
It was lightly snowing, the kind of snow that doesn’t stick but turns everything into a horrible slush. It was December of 2017. I was picking up my coworker, Raph, double parked outside his old apartment. We were headed out to Long Island. It was two weeks after I bought the car. The check engine light came on.
At least 31 people have died in the fires engulfing California over the past few days. Driving through it looks like trying to make an escape through hell, but it could be easy to dismiss that as some country road. But Malibu is right in Los Angeles County, and now one of those fires is running straight up to the…
If you see a car in this video, it will crash.
We all spin fantasies about ourselves. We’re better looking than we are, smarter than we are, more morally pure than we really are. I thought I knew who I was. I would stand for the vanguard of the cheap, fun car. The secondhand Mazda Miatas of the world, the Craigslist gems. Porsche 911s? They could get stuffed, far…
Toyota is making tons of money and is looking to cut its product offerings, extreme corruption within the UAW, and is Elon Musk a commenter? All that and more in The Morning Shift for November 6th, 2018.
That is, oddly enough, not an awesome-look mashup of a bus and a TIE fighter pilot from Star Wars. It’s the Nikola Tre, and it’s a hydrogen-powered semi with up to 1,000 horsepower, up to 2,000 pound-feet of torque, and a range of over 700 miles, meant to take on the Tesla Semi and every other truck.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.