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Michigan’s “Smart Highway” Could Pave The Way For The Rest Of The US

Sensors, cameras, and a bunch of other gadgets aim to inform motorists of what lies ahead.


13 Dirty Truths About Hybrid Cars Everyone Should Know

Make sure you do your research...


Autonomous Driving Has Hit A Troubling Plateau: An Engineer Explains Why

Although we've been promised fully self-driving cars for many years now, the rate of progress seems to have stalled. Here an expert tells all.


Top 10 Production Cars With The Most Horsepower

The true measure of an engine's worth is not the displacement, but the power you can extract, and these cars crank out some truly astronomical figures


2024 Lexus GX Early Review

The all-new GX SUV is Lexus's most off-road model. It's distinguished by a premium feel, albeit wrapped in a more rugged old-school body-on-frame design, and a solid Lexus reliability record. But the added size brings incremental fuel economy gains.


Man shares video highlighting major issue with vehicles across the nation: 'Tell me which is safer to the world around it'

The three bestselling vehicles in the U.S. earlier this year were all full-sized pickups. Man shares video highlighting major issue with vehicles across the nation: 'Tell me which is safer to the world around it' first appeared on The Cool Down.


The 10 Most Iconic Ferraris In Movie History

Everyone knows what a Ferrari is and what it stands for, even if you're not into cars. From GoldenEye to Bad Boys II, these are our favorites.


Best New Sports Cars Of 2024

While EVs and SUVs dominate today's automotive landscape, a solid lineup of high-performance models for 2024 proves that demand for sports cars remain


Why Was The Toyota MR2 Discontinued & Is It Considered A Rare Sports Car Today?

Mid-engine cars aren't typically known for reliability, but they are known for performance, but the Toyota MR2 was the only exception that had both.


How The 1950s Ford Thunderbirds Became A Quintessential Symbol Of American Cruising Culture

In the 1950s, the Thunderbird stood out as a shining example of the melding of space-age and classic design elements.


25 Foreign Cars That Are Worthless as Soon as They Leave the Lot

Everyone has their favorite cars. Foreign cars have actually begun to dominate the U.S. car market. Then, there are these 25 cars...


The car that's most likely to be stolen in America, based on data—and one that's least likely to be stolen

Using data from the Highway Loss Data Institute, Way.com compiled the most and least stolen cars as of 2023.


Audi's RS Q8 Performance Might Make You Rethink That Urus Order

While the Lamborghini Urus is somewhat derived from the Audi RS Q8, the 2025 refresh of Audi's sporty SUV still brings impressive power and a new facelift.


The best used cars & SUVs under $20k according to Consumer Reports

Cost-conscious consumers often shop used for vehicles — here are top cars and SUVs between $10 and $20K according to Consumer Reports, a nearly century-old nonprofit consumer research and advocacy firm.


What Happened To Duesenberg Motors Company?

Duesenberg Motors Company once manufactured championship race cars and luxurious, cutting edge automobiles. So, why did the success come to an end?


I Bought a 2024 Tesla EV — Here’s 14 Things They Don’t Tell You

Bought it, tried it myself, and here's what to know.


The Rarest Ferraris Ever Made

While the Italian automaker gave birth to several iconic cars over its 77-year history, here are the rarest models to wear the prancing horse badge


The New Ford Raptor Dakar Truck Is the Coolest Blue Oval in Years

Remember when every new car debut was cool and exciting? I miss those days. It’s mostly old nameplates coming back as EVs now—even worse, they’re electric crossovers. When I read the press release for Ford’s new Dakar truck I thought, “Cool.” But when I saw the photos of Ford’s new Dakar truck I thought, “Holy … !” I’ll get to the Ford Raptor T1+ d...


13 Hidden Features You’ve Missed in Your Car

Chances are your car, no matter the make or model, has some hidden features that can significantly enhance your driving experience. We live in a fast-paced world where humans hardly have time to read their cellphone’s user manual, let alone the 400 to 500-page car owner’s manual waiting patiently in the glove box. Perhaps, our dwindling attention span is why automakers like Rivian and Tesla go out of their way to hide Easter Eggs for their customers to devote time and attention to discover. These hidden treasures, when found, can enhance the driving experience or even the quality of life. Similarly, many hidden gems that aren’t Easter eggs go unnoticed because they’re buried deep amidst the array of bells and whistles in modern automobiles. We’ve dug up 13 of such hidden features.


I Have Driven Over 100 EVs: These Are the Best and Worst for Your Money

Going green has never been more appealing -- or more confusing. With electric vehicles (EVs) taking over roads and driveways, it's tough to know which ones truly deliver bang for your buck. But...


In pictures: Best new cars from the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed

All the new cars being unveiled at the festival this year


Subaru Built a Wild Rally Car Based on the WRX, Inspired by Ken Block’s Gymkhana

The Project Midnight WRX is the fastest race car Subaru Motorsports USA has ever made Subaru Motorsports USA’s latest build, the “Project Midnight” WRX, is a fully-functional rally racing machine that takes styling cues from the legendary late Ken Block’s Gymkhana cars. The high-performance tarmac race car is built for Speed, literally: The time-attack monster… The post Subaru Built a Wild Rally Car Based on the WRX, Inspired by Ken Block’s...


2025 Polestar 4 Is a Sleek, Rear-Windowless Electric Spaceship

Trading its rear windshield for a digital mirror is just one of the Polestar 4's high-tech tricks.


Which is the Better SUV? Edmunds compares the new Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus GX

Toyota has come out with an all-new 2024 Land Cruiser. This latest model of this long-running SUV is smaller and less expensive than before and comes with a hybrid powertrain that gets better fuel economy than the previous V8. Yet, true to tradition, the Land Cruiser comes standard with four-wheel drive and ample ground clearance for help over rugg...


13 Vintage Cars With the Coolest Wide Wings

Way too cool.


Junkyard Gems of Ernest Auto Wrecking, La Jara, Colorado

Will Shiers finds rich pockets of automotive history in Ernest Auto Wrecking's yard


10 Practical Cars That Are Secretly Supercars

Supercars advertise their performance, but these understated daily cars go about their business discreetly not boasting about their unfettered power


What the VW-Rivian Deal Means for Big Auto

The joint venture between a legacy giant and an EV start-up will be a fascinating test of the industry’s effort to embrace technological change.


History Of The Nissan Skyline GT-R

The Nissan GT-R is a Japanese icon and looking back at how the legendary model evolved over the generations to become the supercar killer it is today


Subaru's Project Midnight Is a Tarmac Time-Attack Monster

670 horsepower, 2,500 pounds, and a man named Speed at the wheel.


Junkyard Discoveries of Ulibarri’s Auto Towing Service in Las Vegas, New Mexico

Just because this isn't the famous Las Vegas, don't be mislead into thinking that this town has nothing to show. Join us for a tour within Ulibarri's auto service where interesting cars are left to perish


Company unveils tiny, pedal-powered semitruck — and its electric features could revolutionize sustainable transportation

With a frame that's only about 3 feet wide, the ePack is narrow enough to fit in most bike lanes. Company unveils tiny, pedal-powered semitruck — and its electric features could revolutionize sustainable transportation first appeared on The Cool Down.


24 Best New Cars Worth Their Price Tag

Take your pick, we love them all.


Ford CEO says American car buyers need to break this addiction

The American "affordable EV" is coming, but don't expect it to be the kind of American car you're used to.


The Coolest Car From the Year You Were Born (1945-1995)

What was in style when you were born?


Self-Driving Cars Mostly Safe, Except For These 2 Conditions

With all the advances in autonomous driving, driverless cars have become safer than human-driven cars in general, new research shows. But there are limitations and potential areas for improvement. Here’s where robo-cars fall short. For more information, click here.


13 Pricey Sports Cars and Their Affordable Alternatives

Porsche recently unveiled the latest iteration of the quintessential sports car – the 992.2-gen Porsche 911. We predict you’ll be hearing a lot about this sports car for a long time. Even folks who’ve never seen the inside of the car will have plenty to say about the 911’s departure from its traditional naturally-aspirated flat-sixes to a hybrid drive system. It marks the first time in over six decades that Porsche would equip a road-going 911 with a hybrid powertrain. It probably won’t matter what you think of this shift if you can’t fork over around $115,000 to get one. It doesn’t have to be a sad reality, though. There’s always an Emira for every Evija: A 370Z for every 8 Series. Indeed, the market brims with alternatives that capture these elite sports cars’ spirit, performance, and excitement at a fraction of the cost.


Car ‘graveyard’ of vintage vehicles found rotting in secluded forest


The 10 cars most likely to be stolen in your state

CheapInsurance.com used the National Insurance Crime Bureau's vehicle theft trend data to find the most frequently stolen cars in each state.


Biohazard Ford GT Found and Rescued From Hoarder House

When Ford brought back the GT in the mid-2000s, plenty of customers bought them and stuck them in garages to rest and appreciate in value. Thing is, if you’re going to hide a rare supercar away as an investment, you still have to take care of it. You can’t just let it rot in a dusty old garage for more than a decade because, if you do, it’ll look l...


Junkyard Discoveries from Cooley’s Statewide Scrap & Salvage in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Our enlightening junkyard series continues in Wisconsin with some unexpected gems


10 Affordable Compact Cars That Will Last 300,000 Miles

While the Ford F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in America and crossover SUVs are the most popular type. Smaller, fuel-efficient compact cars have experienced significant growth in recent years,...


A Suzuki Jimny Pickup? It Could Be Happening

Sadly, don't expect any of them to come to America anytime soon.


Here's How Long The Automatic Transmission In Your Car Will Probably Last

Your automatic transmission can last a good long time as long as you take care of it, or not long at all if you don't. Here's what to expect.


New Study Suggests Electric Vehicles May Be Fueling the Climate Crisis, Not Helping to Stop It

New Study Suggests Electric Vehicles May Be Fueling the Climate Crisis, Not Helping to Stop It


Maserati unveils two M20 limited edition cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Maserati unveils the MC20 Icona and MC20 Leggenda limited series cars at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The post Maserati unveils two M20 limited edition cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed appeared first on The Manual.


6 Sports Cars That Outsold The Mazda MX-5 Miata So Far In 2024

The Miata might be the best-selling roadster of all time, but it's not the best-selling sports car.


Audi CEO shares future plans with a glimpse of the new Audi A5 family

Audi CEO Gernot Döllner outlined the automaker's launch plans for new models in 2024 and 2025 The post Audi CEO shares future plans with a glimpse of the new Audi A5 family appeared first on The Manual.


Ford launches game-changing new service for electric vehicles — and it's a first in the industry

"The company is driving forward with bold, new EVs." Ford launches game-changing new service for electric vehicles — and it's a first in the industry first appeared on The Cool Down.


These truck drivers have mastered road trips. Here are their pro tips.

From when to hit the road to where to stop and how to save on gas, truck drivers share their time-tested tips for road trips.