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The 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), also sometimes called the Detroit Auto Show, is rapidly approaching. We thought we’d set up this open thread for the various discussions related to the show before, during, and afterwards. We’ll be there, and have our standard coverage, but this is a chance for you all to help participate in the process. Feel free to … [Read more…]

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes behind the wheel of one of the most interesting trucks of the year. The 2016 Nissan Titan XD is all new, and powered by a 5.0L V8 Cummins diesel engine. The goal of the truck is to appeal to the people who want more than a half-ton pickup, but don’t need the capability of a full-three-quarter-ton. Nissan claims … [Read more…]

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In a world of BMW M3s and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMGs, are there are real alternatives that aren’t so… German? Coming next year the folks at Alfa Romeo are bringing you a decidedly Italian version of the four-door sports sedan, and it looks like it’s going to be stellar. We’re excited for the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. Lapping the Nürburgring in 7 minutes, 39 … [Read more…]

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For many enthusiasts, Miata is always the answer. But what if you wanted a bit more flair to your Miata? What if you wanted some Italian charm? Well have no fear, because next summer you’ll be able to get your hands on a new Italian roadster. Called the 124 Spider, it shares many of the good bits with the new Mazda MX-5 Miata. That’s right, you can basically call this new … [Read more…]

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“I had the incredible opportunity to visit the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for the first time, and some of the stuff I witnessed, can’t be unseen. But some other stuff… WOW!” (Editor’s Note: This post by Jerry Perez was originally posted on Life Is Poppin’, and is used here with permission. All photos are his, as well. Jerry’s travel, accommodations, and food was covered by … [Read more…]

We recently heard a quote on an episode of the Autoblog Podcast from host Dan Roth that accurately sums up your time in a new Dodge Challenger. “Every drive in a Dodge Challenger,” starts Roth, “occurs in 1971.” After spending a few days in one, it’s hard to argue that point. (Full Disclosure: We were in Texas for an event, and needed a vehicle to get us from the event until … [Read more…]

If there is one truck that we’ve been waiting ALL YEAR to be able to get behind the wheel of, it has to be the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado with the 2.8L Duramax diesel. Why? Because in our minds, a diesel-powered midsize pickup truck has to be the definition of perfection. We recently had the chance to drive the new truck at Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas and see if our … [Read more…]

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