Tag: 4×4

Chrysler Just Recalled 792,000 Jeeps Over Ignition Switches

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Just when you thought ignition switch recalls were solely a General Motors issue, Chrysler has announced that it is recalling as many as 792,000 Jeep models for a switch-related issue. Continue Reading »

Chevy Colorado to Take on Ford Raptor with Aggressive Off-Road Package?

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Ford has pretty much cornered the market on high-performance, off-road pickup trucks with the F-150 SVT Raptor. It’s the best off-road performance pickup you can buy because it’s virtually the only one you can buy. But Chevy might change all that with the introduction of a Raptor-fighting Colorado.

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Spintires: The Game for Off-Roading from an Armchair [Video]

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As avid car enthusiasts go, we presume you’ve hooned cars across rutted rally stages in Dirt 3, trounced the Nurburgring in Forza Motorsport 5, and perhaps even driven the fantastic Vision GT cars in Gran Turismo 6. We presume. But don’t hang up your driving gloves just yet, there’s a new game for the auto devotee and it’s taking the Internet by storm. Continue Reading »

Your Ride: 1995 Land Rover Defender D90

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There’s supercar guys, there’s muscle car guys, and of course, there’s off-road guys. The off-road guys take pride in their selection of 4x4s that regularly includes Jeeps and classic Land Rovers. One of our readers, Dane, is a member of the latter group. He’s a hard core Land Rover enthusiast that spawned from a bit of self-admitted “truck envy.”

But can you blame him? His 1995 Land Rover Defender 90 is one of the most pristine examples we’ve seen to date. We’ll let Dane give you all the details though:

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Your Ride: 2013 Ford F-150 Raptor

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Girls just wanna have fun, am I right? One of our readers, Skyler, knows how to do just that — in her 2013 Ford F-150 Raptor, that she modded herself. Living in a small town, it’s the perfect ride to take on and off-road. And not to mention her brand new Mustang GT to go along with it.

Here’s her full story:

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The News from Source Interlink is About WAY More Than ‘Automobile’ Mag

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Everybody jumped on the Jean Jennings bandwagon yesterday when the news broke about her ouster from the editor’s chair at Automobile, but the news from the embattled Source Interlink is literally going to change the way you buy car magazines — both on the newsstand and by subscription — if you still actually do that. It’s sending shockwaves across every automotive enthusiast group that exists, and will culminate the loss of more than 6,000 jobs across the country. Here’s why: Continue Reading »

Weird Ride: 1986 UMM Alter II

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It’s not often that something comes up we’ve never heard of, but it happened today, in the little town of Plaistow, New Hampshire. One of the zillion car lots up on Route 125 is featuring a 1986 UMM Alter II, a sort of really poor man’s G-Wagen. Information on this off-roader is scarce, but we’ll sketch it out as best we can:

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Texas Rep. Spends $986/mo in Taxpayer Dollars to Lease Personal Tahoe Hybrid

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Last week, the U.S. House refused to reject a plan to stop members from using their office account money to lease personal automobiles.  The 63 House members leasing personal vehicles with taxpayer funds totals almost $500,000 per year, with an average monthly lease payment of $605 per month. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) tops the list at $986 per month for his Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, plus another $333.33 for a second vehicle.

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Volkswagen Syncro: We Could Use More 4×4 Vans

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It takes a certain person to love a van, but as far as vans go, they don’t get much cooler than the Type 2 Volkswagen Syncro 4×4. Continue Reading »

Want a Good Deal on a Used Car? Wait Until December

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According to the investment and personal finance site The Motley Fool, if you’re in the market for a used car, you might want to hold off a few months, because there is a veritable tsunami of cars coming off lease in the next few years. Hang onto what you’ve got and pick one of the more commonly leased cars, and you may find yourself with a smoking deal. Continue Reading »