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Rubicon Drive: 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon eTorque

Located to the southwest of Lake Tahoe, the legendary Rubicon Trail is a rocky, dusty and barely passable 4×4 path a little over 20 miles in length and navigable only by the brave drivers in heavily modified vehicles. Or in this case, a 2018 Jeep Wrangler outfitted with the brand’s eTorque mild hybrid system. The trail is narrow, with boulders and obstacles making it impassable, unless you’re OK with parts of your vehicle kissing them and sliding over. The machines…

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2019 Toyota 86 Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The 2019 Toyota 86 is one of the most driver-focused sports cars on the market for those who can overlook its humble power output It’s showing its age, but for 2019 Toyota has added a few options to extend its appeal for those looking for a nimble, fun-to-drive affordable sports car. We give it an overall score of 5.4 out of 10, adding points for excellent handling and impressive features but retracting some for lackluster power and practicality. (Read more…

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Tesla Model S, Honda Odyssey and more lose Consumer Reports recommendation

A few new cars that have been regulars on  Consumer Reports’ list of recommended models didn’t make the cut for 2018 due to quality issues, the publication said Wednesday. Tesla’s Model S, usually a darling of CR’s rating system has lost its recommended status for problems with the standard air suspension which was added in 2017, but the company claims this is a supplier issue. Tesla also stated that many of the vehicles have been repaired via an over-the-air software…

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A Very Rare De Tomaso Longchamp, From 1979

The De Tomaso name keeps surfacing in the Rare Rides series, almost as often as BMW. The honorary first mention came via the Chrysler TC by Maserati, followed by the Qvale Mangusta that initially bore the De Tomaso name. Most recently, we featured the Maserati Ghibli, which was the very last new Maserati presented by the man himself, De Tomaso. Today we step back in time, back to an era before any of those aforementioned Rare Rides were ever considered. Let’s…

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2019 BMW X4 Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The 2019 BMW X4’s crossover-coupe shape will draw buyers in, but it’s a hoot to drive in the right configuration. This 2019 BMW X4 is not simply a curvier version of the X3. Underneath its raked sheetmetal, the 2019 X4 crossover SUV has a taut suspension to make it more fun to drive than the X3 as well. We rate the redesigned 2019 X4 at 6.0 overall, for the way it pushes the norms of crossover styling as much as…

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Peugeot 508 Fastback vs Kia Optima vs Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport

Many car manufacturers are pulling out of the large family car sector at speed, but one maker that’s bucking the trend is Peugeot. While the French marque has turned itself into an SUV brand of late with its 2008, 3008 and 5008 models, this new 508 Fastback is a return to the big family car market. • Best family cars to buy 2018 Peugeot is hoping that the hatchback’s sporty and sleek styling, upmarket interior and clever technology will bring it…

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