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Hot Take: The Second-Generation Dodge Durango Was Uglier Than the Pontiac Aztek Hot Take: The Second-Generation Dodge Durango Was Uglier Than the Pontiac Aztek

At the 2003 Detroit Auto Show, Dodge showed the world a concept version of the then-upcoming second-generation Dodge Durango. It was called the Dodge Durango Hemi R/T, and my god, was it hideous. So naturally, the brand went ahead and released a very similar design for production.

Watch a New Jersey Dealership's Jeeps and Rams Get Swept Away by a Raging Flood Watch a New Jersey Dealership's Jeeps and Rams Get Swept Away by a Raging Flood

A Fiat Chrysler dealership lost lots of cars to a major flood in northeast New Jersey on Saturday. A now-viral video shows a number of vehicles getting carried away like toys in a creek by a violent torrent before crashing into a bridge and into each other. The resulting mountain of soaked and bashed-up trucks and…

Watch How You Can Tow Your Car Out of a Jam With Only Two Poles and a Rope Watch How You Can Tow Your Car Out of a Jam With Only Two Poles and a Rope

I’m an avid off-roader, and yet somehow I didn’t know about this brilliant method of winching out a stuck vehicle with nothing more than rope and some logs. Here’s how it works.

Chevy S10 Drives into Sinkhole and Bizarrely Splits In Half

A Chevrolet S10 pickup drove into a sinkhole in Worcester, Massachusetts on Tuesday, and the back of its cab appears to have just floated right off the frame. It’s bizarre.

Looking for Car Repair and Life Advice? Welcome to Torch and David's Unaccredited Life Garage Looking for Car Repair and Life Advice? Welcome to Torch and David's Unaccredited Life Garage

Hey, pals! You know how everything is terrible, and you never seem to know what to do, and your life and your car and your car’s life and your life’s car are all a mess, and everything seems stupid and hopeless and wrong? Of course you do. Most people are just going to get the hell away from you, in case whatever you…

OutKast—'So Fresh, So Clean' OutKast—'So Fresh, So Clean'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams. This morning, Jalopnik deputy editor Michael Ballaban’s very first words to his colleagues were: “hey so apparently I’m out of toothpaste...gonna grab some of that and then I’ll be on...gotta be minty…

EPA Rates the Mazda CX-5 Diesel at Up to 29 MPG Combined EPA Rates the Mazda CX-5 Diesel at Up to 29 MPG Combined

Mazda has been promising the U.S. a diesel engine for nearly a decade now, but year after year has passed and still no diesel. Now, with the EPA releasing ratings for a 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D diesel CX-5, the prospect of a diesel Mazda is finally feeling real. Here’s how the car did in EPA testing.

American Pickers Found Aerosmith's Original International Metro Tour Van and It's Extremely Cool American Pickers Found Aerosmith's Original International Metro Tour Van and It's Extremely Cool

In a recent episode of the History Channel’s American Pickers, the two hosts who drive around buying up antiques discovered Aerosmith’s original tour van in western Massachusetts. It’s a 1964 International Harvester Metro Van, and even after all these years sitting and rotting, it’s still awesome.

Don't Cut Your Fenders Just Tie a 70 Pound Kettlebell to Your Wheel And Bash Them Into Submission Don't Cut Your Fenders Just Tie a 70 Pound Kettlebell to Your Wheel And Bash Them Into Submission

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you chained a 70 pound kettlebell onto the wheel of a Russian wagon? Of course not. Nobody has. But the brilliant auto experimenters at Garage 54 ENG decided to find out anyway. And the result is painful to watch—well, if you’re into VAZ 2102s, as you should be.

Tourist in Dubai Fined Over $46,000 for Speeding in Lamborghini Huracan Tourist in Dubai Fined Over $46,000 for Speeding in Lamborghini Huracan

A British tourist rented a Lamborghini Huracan in Dubai on July 30, and was shortly thereafter caught by speeding cameras 33 times driving between 78 mph and 143 mph, UAE news site The National reports. The total cost of the resulting tickets and fees: $46,424.

Watch a Diesel Dodge Ram Blow Up and Spew Its Guts In Spectacular Fashion Watch a Diesel Dodge Ram Blow Up and Spew Its Guts In Spectacular Fashion

A Cummins-based diesel engine in a second-generation Dodge Ram race truck blew up in a major way in Utah on Saturday, sending pistons flying all over the drag strip, and leaving a camshaft poking up from the engine bay. Just look at this incredible carnage.

Replacing Rusty Brake Lines on a $1 Oldsmobile Alero Was Hell Replacing Rusty Brake Lines on a $1 Oldsmobile Alero Was Hell

This past week, I replaced rotted-out brake lines under my landlord’s $1 Oldsmobile, and let me just say: It was total hell. I wrenched in my wet, dark driveway as my neighbor anxiously waited for his only mode of transportation to be fixed, and all the while, my hands bled from the sharp rust and my eyes watered from…

Jeep is Trying to Kill The Mahindra Roxor [Updated] Jeep is Trying to Kill The Mahindra Roxor [Updated]

The new Mahindra Roxor seemed like the perfect off-road toy: side-by-side (SxS) four-wheeler modeled after the iconic Willys Jeep of World War II. Who wouldn’t want to play in the dirt in that? Evidently, one group doesn’t want that for you: Fiat Chrysler, which now claims in a complaint to the U.S. International…

My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is Gone and I'm Definitely Not Crying My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is Gone and I'm Definitely Not Crying

No tears. Nope. And not a single sob. I just sold my $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer—Project Redwood—and I’m totally fine. I definitely don’t feel empty inside, nor am I reminiscing about the Jeep’s incredible ride quality, its amazing reliability during my 3,500 mile trip to Utah, or just its endless amounts of soul. Again,…

Tesla Stock Jumps After Elon Musk Apologizes To Analysts [Corrected]   Tesla Stock Jumps After Elon Musk Apologizes To Analysts [Corrected]  

Elon Musk apologizes, Mercedes struggles to deliver cars, VW is lacking powertrain engineers and more await you in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.

Here's What Those Secret Rubber Flaps Behind Your Rear Bumper Are For

I recently strolled through a junkyard with my friend Taylor when he asked: “What are these flaps on the rear corners of all these cars?” Realizing that he may not be the only one wondering, I decided to write this post about these devices, which act as vital pressure relief valves.

You Will Cry Watching the Philippines Crush This Lamborghini With a Bulldozer You Will Cry Watching the Philippines Crush This Lamborghini With a Bulldozer

If you’re out of tissues, ice cream and/or romantic comedies to cheer you up, it’s best that you don’t watch this video of the Philippines government destroying ~$5.6 million worth of exotic supercars as an idiotic way to prevent smuggling.

Wyclef Jean—'Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)' Wyclef Jean—'Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Slammed Toyota Priuses Are Good Slammed Toyota Priuses Are Good

The Toyota Prius is often falsely considered the anti-enthusiast’s car. While I could name a number of reasons why the hybrid Toyota deserves more credit, I’d rather just show you this video of some seriously slammed Priuses. Because they look hot.

How I've Been Saving Money On My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle Project How I've Been Saving Money On My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle Project

I’m supposed to be taking my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle to the Toledo Jeep Fest in a couple weeks, and while that’s not likely to happen, there is good news: I’ve been saving lots of money on my project by using forums, Craigslist and junkyards.

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