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Posted On: 9/27/2011 1:06PM
ksingh

The crew at PickupTrucks.com put the best under-$30K trucks through a series of tests to determine which one packed the most bang for your buck. Can you guess which one came out on top? Is it the one you would've chosen? Video below the jump.

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Posted On: 9/27/2011 12:02PM
MrAngry

I’ve been in California less than a month and I’ve already seen more “green” cars then I’d seen in a year back in the New York metro area. The Toyota Prius for example – these suckers are EVERYWHERE. Then there are the gaggles of Tesla Roadsters, Chevrolet Volts and Nissan Leafs that roam the freeways. It’s strange, but I’ve got to admit it feels pretty good to see these cars on the road. Back in NY it was almost part of the culture NOT to be green as most New Yorkers I know simply didn’t take recycling seriously. Here in the Bay area though, it’s part of everyday life. From riding your bicycle to work, to having three different garbage cans for your waste materials, going green is definitely the thing to do around here. Now while it’s doubtful I’ll be getting rid of my 8-mpg muscle cars anytime soon, I’m actually considering buying something a bit more economical for a third car. Who knows, maybe these Californian’s are actually onto something...



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Posted On: 9/27/2011 11:19AM
66Mope

Top pic is what the car looked like when Pete towed it home in 1988, having just bought it off the original owner for $900. Bottom pic is today. Check out his '68 Camaro ride page for more!



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Posted On: 9/27/2011 10:06AM
BIG_CIVIC

Seeing the recent Autoholics blog "Worst-Case Senario: Vinyl-Top Car Left Outside" reminded me of some cars I often pass to and from work every week. I'm more partial to European and Japanese motors than American Metal as I lived in the U.K for the first 24 years of my life. The truth is that there just aren't that many American cars on British roads, so I'd never really encountered any American cars that appealed to me. So ignorance was bliss. However, I hate to see a classic ride just rot away and seeing one on the roads brings a smile to my face regardless of it's origin. Until a few months ago I occasionaly saw this ride rolling around near where I work.

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Posted On: 9/27/2011 9:01AM
fireballtim

My good buddy, John Callison from San Fran is up to no good. And that is good. By no good, I mean he's spending way too much time playing with cars when he should be working. ...Wait... Did I just say that out loud? Um, I mean write that out loud? Or...

Whatever. This Over-The-Top Magnum Wagon is just that. 18 layers of paint, A Lifetime Oil Filter and HH2 Hydrolectric System making it a ZERO Emissions vehicle. (We're doing the same thing to KING TAHOE). But the paint is where it's at on this ride. The awareness that John creates for Endangered Species sends the right message. The art is so good that you can appreciate the beauty of these animals without having to go to a caged in zoo.

Just goes to show what one man's passion is capable of in a car like this. Be on the look-out for it in 2012. He'll be everywhere.

See the FULL GALLERY...



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Posted On: 9/27/2011 8:07AM
SuzyBruisy

I've been waiting to get one of these for a test car. It was cool when they put a turbo on it, but now? Nissan is reportedly planning a "Super Juke" with a possible GT-R turbocharged 3.8L six. And a "secret" sketch of Nissan's tarted-up crossover was uncoincidentally leaked around the same time that news of the alleged Super Juke came to light. What do you think: production potential, or just a SEMA car? Via Carscoop, Jalopnik.

 



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Posted On: 9/26/2011 5:07PM
66Mope

Today's pic comes from Norman's Plymouth Barracuda ride page! Too bad I didn't see it before July 4!



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Posted On: 9/26/2011 4:14PM
SuzyBruisy

It always makes me want to cry when I see old vinyl-top cars parked out in the rain, and this '68 Cadillac Eldorado that I found this weekend at someone's "personal junkyard" illustrates just how bad it can get. The car had probably spent its entire life outside, and although Eastern Washington isn't particularly rainy, you can see how the deteriorated vinyl eventually split in several places, letting the moisture into the foam padding where it could trap water against the metal and completely rot out the roof. It's sad for the otherwise pretty straight and solid Eldo that it's probably going to have to go to the crusher now because of a simple lack of shelter throughout its life. RIP, unless someone decides to make a Basketcase Rescue out of it! More pics below the jump.

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Posted On: 9/26/2011 3:06PM
66Mope

The much anticipated game hits the shelves on October 11, and Turn 10 Studios has released some new tidbits and images. One new detail is the availability of a season pass for $29.99, which will give you access to six content packs as they are released. People who opt for the season pass will also get the bonus American Muscle car pack, which includes the 1965 Pontiac GTO, 1968 Pontiac Firebird, 1970 Buick GSX, 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee, 1966 Chevrolet Nova SS, 1969 Shelby GT500 428CJ, 1971 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi, 1967 Dodge Coronet W023, 1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock and 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt. I was particularly intrigued to see the 1967 Dodge Coronet W023 on the list (it's the car behind the GT500 in the pic below). First of all, these appliance white cars are very rare (only 55 produced) and most people don't know (or care) much about them. Second of all, they were built to do one thing: the quarter mile. So seeing one round a corner is kind of hilarious (though I guess you could say that for pretty much all of these old muscle cars). Press release after the jump!

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Posted On: 9/26/2011 2:38PM
SuzyBruisy

Ok, I'll get straight to the point: the 2012 Aventador will command a base price of $387,000. That's before the $2995 destination charge and the $3,700 gas guzzler tax, which brings the total cost closer to $394K. And most likely after the various dealership thises and thatses, you're not going to get out the door with one for much less than $400,000. What do you think, is that a reasonable price for the much-anticipated supercar? Remember, we're talking about a 6.5L V12 with 690 hp that can rocket from 0-60 in under 3 seconds. And Lamborghini is limiting production to 4,000 units to "maintain exclusivity." Of course, $400K can buy you a decent home in many cities, and it would allow me to buy one of just about every car I've ever wanted. How about you: tempted at all?