HotCars - Car Culture | RSS Feed Domestic, foreign cars and trucks, mods, and more. Wed, 23 Mar 2022 02:30:13 GMT en-US hourly 60 8 Coolest Concept Sports Cars We Never Got To Drive
Concept sports cars do not adhere to normal automotive regulations – or any regulations at all for that matter – so their designers can go mad with their imaginative creations. Most concept cars usually feature some kind of exciting feature that would never make it to production due to safety restrictions or simply because it may be a bit silly.

Wed, 23 Mar 2022 02:30:13 GMT
We'd Buy These '80s Performance Cars Over The 1987 Buick GNX Any Day (5 We Wouldn't)
The Buick GNX is one of the best retro muscle cars ever produced – and this without even having a V8! The GNX was based on the Buick Regal, albeit with a more sinister look and a sportier stance than the comfortable Regal.

Wed, 23 Mar 2022 00:30:13 GMT
We'd Buy These Classic Coupes Over A Muscle Car Any Day
Although these classic coupes were not built purposefully for drag racing, they have just the proper credentials that make them more exciting than muscle cars. With their robust V8 power plants and intimidating presence, muscle cars play an essential role in the US car culture. While some of them are designed to catch the eyes, what they hide under the hood truly stands out.

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 23:30:13 GMT
Homemade Bugatti Gets Exterior Upgrade, Looks Even Better
Back in February, YouTube channel Nhet TV unveiled their latest year-long project: A homemade Bugatti Chiron. The doppelganger could fool nearly anyone. With a mid-mounted four-cylinder Toyota motor, the hand built Chiron is down 12 cylinders on the French manufacturer’s original. This model succeeded the YouTuber’s Ferrari F8 Tributo build that, according to Nhet TV, took only 60 days. Initially, the homemade Chiron came in a two-tone color scheme. The rear in black and the front in a bright blue, just like the Chiron in Bugatti’s marketing materials. Now Nhet TV is back, and the Chiron has a bold new look.

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 23:00:12 GMT
Koenigsegg One:1 Found Collecting Dust In Dubai Boggles The Mind
If you follow the automotive world, it is very likely that you have run into an article or two about abandoned supercars, often of high value, found in an unusual place. Usually referred to as "barn finds," the actual location of those finds isn't limited to barns but anything from sheds, parking lots, or even fields where they're left to rust.

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 22:00:13 GMT
10 Most Outrageous Cars That Have Been Declared Road-Legal
For as long as automation has existed, there have been inventions that pushed the envelope just a bit too far, so far in certain cases that the envelope fell off the desk and got lost somewhere underneath. This trend has persisted as the industry has continued to grow, and while most have been modifications to used cars or ridiculous objects, some have even ended up making it into mass production. There is a special subset of car enthusiasts who are known for putting their wildest dreams on a set of wheels and taking it out for a spin. However, this cannot always be a reality due to the restrictions and special clearances vehicles have to pass before being declared road legal.

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 20:30:12 GMT
Legend Status: The 1967 Ford GT40 MkIII
Ford's motorsport department was a force to be reckoned with in the later half of the 60s as portrayed in Ford Vs. Ferrari, specifically on the streets of Le Mans in northern France. Fueled from the ashes of failed acquisitional negotiations with Ferrari, Ford created the GT40 program to beat the Italians at their own game on their home turf: the racetracks of Europe.

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 20:00:13 GMT
Specs Comparison: 2023 Acura Integra Vs Honda Civic Si
Honda started its "Acura" lineup 30 years ago to enter the luxury cars market. The Acura Integra was the first car to roll out under the Acura branding, soon becoming a cult classic among JDM enthusiasts. Being a subcompact sedan, the Integra had lots of potential for customization, thus its rising popularity to this date. The 2023 Acura Integra comes after a long 20 years in North America and looks ready to fight for its spot in the entry-level luxury sedan market.

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 18:00:19 GMT
20 Cars That Look Like Spaceships
Space shuttles don’t come cheap, and they also aren’t guaranteed for life. You get a little more than 100 flights out of a space shuttle and each flight to space costs an absolute fortune. So what we are trying to say is instead of purchasing an actual shuttle or spaceship you might be better off buying a car that looks like one. This article is entirely meant for that as we take a look at futuristic cars that strongly resemble a spaceship or a ride you might be able to find in a galaxy far, far away.

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 16:30:13 GMT
The Best Features Of The Toyota Chaser JZX100
Toyota went a little crazy with its sports cars in the 1990s. They had the Supra MK4, Celica, Mark II, MR2, Soarer, and several more models with sports trims. In fact, even the JZX lineup featured the Chaser, Cresta, Mark II, and later the Verossa. With so many sports cars, a few certainly slipped between the cracks, especially since import restrictions make owning some models impossible.

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 01:00:13 GMT
10 BMW Models You Should Never Buy Used
BMW is one of the most popular brands in the auto industry, so it’s no surprise that tons of BMW models have flooded the used-car market. But the big question is: are BMWs worth the money? Well, to answer that, there are several factors you have to put into consideration before checking out a used BMW. To begin with, the reliability of some BMWs is middling at best. While there are some remarkably reliable BMW models, there are also many money pit models you have to steer clear of.

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 00:31:12 GMT
A Brief History Of Brabus: West Germany's Baddest Tuner
Since the inception of the automobile, there has always been a select group of individuals obsessed with taking their vehicle to the limit of its capabilities. For better or for worse, these individuals are responsible for the creation of the tuner community, one of car culture's most-hallowed subgenre.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 23:31:12 GMT
These Are The Best Compact Cars For New Drivers In 2022
Passing your driving test is an exciting time for anyone. Gaining your license affords a new level of freedom and independence. The next step is to find and purchase your first car. First-time drivers are often subject to expensive car insurance policies owing to their inexperience. Insurers very much follow a guilty until proven innocent rationale when coming up with the policy cost. As a result of this, and in order to minimize expenditure, first-time drivers often consider a similar range of vehicles.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 23:31:12 GMT
This Road-Legal Porsche 917 Is A 10-Year Recreation Project
The year is 1970 and the prize is the Grand Prix of endurance races: Le Mans. 24 hours of grueling racing that punishes both the car and the driver. It's the oldest and most prestigious event in the racing calendar, and that year Porsche were desperate to win. Unlike most races, which run over a timed fixed distance, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is a relentless race that’s won by the car that covers the greatest distance.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 23:00:13 GMT
8 Cars That Are Way Too Boxy (And 8 That Look Pretty Cool)
Back in 2005, ostracion cubicus—or "the yellow boxfish"was cited by Mercedes-Benz as having been the inspiration for the design of that company's "Bionic" concept car. The Bionic incorporated a lot of forward-looking tech, but is still mostly remembered for its shape: boxy.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 22:30:13 GMT
Best Features Of The 1971 Saab 95 Wagon
Saab was quite prominent in manufacturing some of the wackiest automobiles of the 20th century, as much as it is currently notorious for not building any cars at all.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 22:30:12 GMT
This Is What We Love About The 1963 Lincoln Continental IV
The Continental is one of the longest-running American series of mid and full size luxury cars, and it is a product of Lincoln, the luxury vehicle division of the American auto giant Ford Motor Company. The model line was launched in 1939 after the construction of a personal car for Ford Motors’ President Edsel Ford. The Continental series intends “to create cars that are styled for classy people who love to enjoy luxurious comfort.” Some consider the Lincoln Continental cars to be the greatest Mafia car of all time.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 20:30:13 GMT
20 Sports Cars From The 90s That Make Absolutely No Sense
The 1990s were a great time for sports cars, as automotive manufacturers the world over introduced incredible cars like the Acura NSX, Dodge Viper, Subaru WRX, and BMW's first six-cylinder M3. Today, every one of those models has spawned a long line of upgrades, but collectors still love the originals both for the nostalgia factor and for the raw driving feel, just before electronic assistance began slowly watering down the experience of powering around a tight canyon curve. A great sports car combines a powerful engine and confidence-inspiring handling in an attractive and comfortable package.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 19:30:13 GMT
A Detailed Look At The 1995 BMW M3
Some classic BMW models are not difficult to acquire, even in 2022. However, one holds a major brag for being owned by one who used to be one of the world's most iconic drifters. Notably, this is not a driver from any of the major Formula One driving events, but none other than the late icon himself, Paul Walker - the famous actor and race god who immortalized the Fast and Furious franchise for cinema-goers.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 19:30:13 GMT
Here’s What Made The Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz An Automotive Icon
When you think of the Biarritz, and if you are a Francophile, you may end up thinking of the seaside resort town where casino and surfing enthusiasts gather to sample French cuisine and get a tan. But for the automotive world and fans, General Motors' Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was and has remained a legend.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 18:00:13 GMT
This Is What Makes The Lotus Emira First Edition So Special
"I want prompt feedback from the steering; I want to be able to know what the front wheels are doing", is a statement commonly heard among enthusiasts and owners who drive BMWs and Porsches. Until Lotus comes into the picture, that is. Although Lotus hasn't been stalwarts in terms of sales and global recognition, when Ferrari raced during Enzo Ferrari's supervision, Lotus was among its main contenders on the racetrack. The British marque vanished from racing many moons ago, but there's something to these light-weight sports cars that stares one in the face. Something extraordinary; something as nice as pie. The formula started out with the Mark VII and has witnessed evolution over generations. Lotus can still be experienced as a brand through its latest baby: the Emira First Edition.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 17:00:13 GMT
A Detailed Look At The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
If there is one thing Mercedes-Benz is known for, it has to be the uniquely delivered top-notch luxury it offers through its diverse range of models. Throughout its long time in existence, the company has made some of the most iconic luxury vehicles in the history of car production. This is still true today, as Mercedes-Benz remains one of the most popular options in the luxury brands' category.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 17:00:13 GMT
This Is How Much A 1988 Porsche 959S Costs Today
The Porsche 959S was built as a United States automobile for Porsche racer Al Holbert’s close friends. The plan was to introduce the Porsche 959S as a track day/race car, avoiding all the DOT and EPA standards that Porsche had never met. In order to pass the car off as a track car, they removed the A/C, added a roll cage, installed a classic coil over suspension, installed 4-point seat belts and customized seats, and increased power to up to 30 horsepower.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 16:00:13 GMT
Compact Sports Sedans: 2022 Audi S5 Sportback Vs 2021 BMW M340i
The 2022 Audi S5 Sportback looks terrific, accelerates quickly, and moves swiftly through corners like today's top sports sedans, however, its driving personality lacks some of the drama we want from a sports sedan. The 2021 BMW M340i is tremendously pleasurable to drive regardless of its smooth powertrains at work. While its outstanding refinement is tempered by a less than perfect steering feel, its body is smooth on just about any type of road, its brakes are robust, and its ride is pleasant for daily tasks. It also boasts a spacious trunk and a luxurious interior.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 14:00:12 GMT
10 Most Expensive Korean Cars On The Market
The Korean landscape is home to one of the largest automobile industries in the world in terms of unit production and export volume. When compared with other top car manufacturing countries, the automotive industry in Korea is still young, as it was only birthed in the 1950s/1960s. It all started with a few companies partnering with foreign carmakers who supplied them with parts which were then assembled in Korea.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 03:30:12 GMT
5 Best Japanese Sports Cars Of The '70s (5 We Stay Away From)
Japanese cars weren't always some of the most widespread and popular models in the world. It was only in the 1950s that the Japanese automakers began slowly exporting cars to the rest of the world. The popularity of Japanese cars in foreign nations grew in the 1960s, leading to an increase in exports. Japanese sports vehicle models from the 1970s and 1980s are still popular today.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 00:30:13 GMT
These 10 Classic Cars Would Make For Legendary Modern Revivals
Every year, new models are introduced in the automobile business. Some are successful, while others are not. However, every now and then, the market is graced with a vehicle that garners a cult-like fan base. The car's identity badge becomes inextricably linked to its history. Reviving such a moniker seems like a no-brainer. Whether it’s a rip-off, tribute, nostalgia-filled homage, an official reincarnation, or a proper vintage restomod, we’d love to see these classic cars get one more shot on the modern roads. Look at what Dodge did by bringing back the Challenger; it went on to become one of the most popular and powerful muscle cars in automotive history. The history of the automobile is rich and full of fascinating innovations and automobiles that should be heartily treasured with fondness.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 23:31:13 GMT
Specs Comparison: 2023 Acura Integra Vs Hyundai Elantra N
Acura has finally announced the official specifications of the new 2023 Integra. Not only does it provide us a closer look at the new compact sports sedan. It also allows us to compare the nostalgic revival of the Integra against the modern competition. The Subaru WRX, Honda Civic Si, and the Hyundai Elantra N are quite impressive cars. But is the reborn 2023 Acura Integra capable of taking them on? We put it up against the Hyundai Elantra N to see how it plays out on paper in a head-to-head comparison.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 23:00:13 GMT
Here Are The Cheapest Classic Coupes You Can Buy In 2022
It is no secret that Carmakers are constantly engaged in a race to bring out flashy, radically new designs and over-the-top, state-of-the-art technology features to outdo the competition. Nevertheless, there remains a huge chunk of enthusiasts whose hearts remain fixated on what came before. A love for classic cars and an enthusiasm for antique vehicles is certainly not something new—it seems to have been handed down generation after generation.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 22:30:12 GMT
Why The Volvo P1800 Is A Design Masterstroke
It's nothing new that Scandinavian design is some of the most prolific, yet minimal styles of artistry out there. And when it comes to cars, the Swedish brand Volvo is no different. Design and function have always been at the forefront, with reliability sitting right alongside in terms of importance. In their early days, Volvo was not afraid to experiment and try new techniques or methods in order to innovate the automotive market. They did just that with the Volvo P18000.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 22:00:12 GMT
This Is How Much A Lamborghini 350 GT Costs Today
The 350 GT was Lamborghini's first car, and the launch of the car also launched Lamborghini into the public eye. With their prize car being praised for easy operation, refinement, and performance, the 350 GT helped establish Lamborghini as a luxury vehicle company that made quality cars.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 21:01:12 GMT
10 Fastest Hybrids Under $50,000
Due to the recent hikes in gas prices and continued conversations around the health of our planet, many consumers and manufacturers have begun to explore self-sustaining technologies and renewable sources of energy. This is precisely why hybrid vehicles have been such a great hit during the last ten years. In fact, hybrid sales have almost doubled since 2010, going from 274,000 to almost 454,000 in 2020.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 20:30:14 GMT
A Detailed Look At The Volkswagen Wolfsburg Plant: World's Largest Car Manufacturing Plant
If you were to ask European drivers what would be their first choice of car brand, you would probably get a "one of the Big Five German Automakers" answer. Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Volkswagen are synonymous with reliability and top-notch quality. Undoubtedly, they make the top choices of many drivers globally, not solely in Europe.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 19:30:13 GMT
How Volvo's Automated Vehicle-Inspection System Will Work
Thanks to a collaboration with UVEye, Volvo has released a new automated vehicle-inspection system. There are a lot of practical applications for businesses with the new system, which is slowly being rolled out to certain locations on the East Coast of the United States. However, UVEye and Volvo eventually plan to install this technology at all Volvo locations.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 19:00:12 GMT
Subaru WRX: Bugeye, Blobeye, And Hawkeye Explained
Starting around 1992, Subaru started making one of what is now the most recognizable and modifiable sports cars ever for the road.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 18:00:13 GMT
Here's What The 1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra Is Worth Today
Every fan of Ford will know about the Ford Mustang models. Yet, not everyone knows much about the Ford Mustang II lineup or its special edition King Cobra. The Ford Mustang II is the second generation of the Mustang line, which was in production from 1973 through to 1978. Each year during this period, a new Ford Mustang II was in production.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 18:00:12 GMT
Here's What Made GM's EN-V Concept A Futuristic Personal Mobility
Demand for automobiles has tremendously grown in the past few years, and there is no sign of decline as new vehicles keep flooding the market. This rapid increase in new vehicles creates a host of problems like parking issues, and congestion on the streets, to name a few. General Motors thought of a solution nearly ten years back to deal with these real-life issues. The EN-V concept car was General Motors' idea of futuristic cars such as a small, compact mobility vehicle that could be used to transport two people at a time.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 16:00:12 GMT
10 Wild Classic Cars You Can Finally Import In 2022
If you're in the US and are looking to import a classic car that was never sold in the country, you're going to have to ensure that it's at least 25 years old. That's because all classic car imports have to adhere to the infamous 25-Year Rule, which was established in 1988.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 15:30:13 GMT
This Is How Much A 1974 Lancia Stratos Costs Today
There are few cars that change the entirety of their field. The Lancia Stratos is one of those. The 80s was a time when every manufacturer was trying their hand in rallying. This meant a stream of some of the wildest cars were being passed through production lines in homologation numbers to enable the brands a shot at a world title.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 15:00:13 GMT
9 Expensive Sports Sedans And Their Cheaper Alternatives
Few people look at sports sedans for a great ride, yet some of these four-door vehicles can offer as much fun as a sports car for a fraction of the price. Others, on the other hand, are incredibly expensive thanks to combining sports-car-beating performance with segment-leading luxury. However, with prices higher than most people can realistically afford, these sporty sedans fall to the wayside.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 03:39:58 GMT
These Cheap Luxury Cars Will Bankrupt You With Repairs
Luxury cars are great when they are bought new, however, as soon as their factory warranty and service plan expires, they can become a hassle to keep going. This applies not only to the purchase of replacement parts but also to the everyday upkeep of the vehicle.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 01:00:49 GMT
These '90s Sports Cars Are Built Like Tanks (5 That Need Constant Repairs)
The 1990s were a wonderful decade. The business was well out of the doldrums, and innovation was making cars faster and more maneuverable. Fun-to-drive sports cars were in high demand, too. Over time, automobiles have become more dependable, and the '90s offered a plethora of analog sports cars that were still incredibly fun to drive but a lot more technologically advanced than their predecessors.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 00:32:49 GMT
Best Features Of The 1964 Buick Wildcat
As one of the oldest active American car brands, Buick prides itself on a long history of producing affordable luxury vehicles. Its parent General Motors has been known for discontinuing many of its divisions, but Buick survived and continued to thrive. Over the years, we've seen many impressive models leave Buick's production lines, competing outright with Chevrolet and Cadillac.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 23:30:12 GMT
Here Are The Coolest V8-Powered Cars Under $50,000
The world is moving to EVs and hybrids, but if you still love a V8-powered car, there are still plenty of affordable cars out there for you. Mind you, some of these cars are on the verge of a change, and may soon be heading off to the electric arena for better survival chances in today’s competitive world. Bigger engines equal a bigger carbon footprint and in the eyes of most environmentalists, V8-powered cars are nearly true evil.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 22:31:50 GMT
Built For Royals: This Is How Much A 1972 Mercedes 600 Pullman Costs Today
There are luxury cars, and then there are LUXURY CARS. What we are talking about here is not a Cadillac Escalade or a Lexus LX or even a Range Rover. The Mercedes 600 was no luxury SUV found shuttling kids to and from school in upscale neighborhoods. This was a full-on limousine for the ultra-wealthy. The "Grand Mercedes" or "Grosser" was only rivaled by such elite names as Bentley and Rolls-Royce. The Mercedes 600 was first introduced in 1964 and continued in production until 1981. Production numbers were, of course, extremely low, and only 2,677 total 600's were ever built. Successors to the 600 evolved into Mercedes' modern-day Maybach luxury brand.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 22:30:12 GMT
10 Coolest Compact Cars Of 2022
You can never go wrong with a compact car when you live in the city. While SUVs and crossovers are becoming more popular in the American new-vehicle market, small cars still have a place in the hearts of the buyers. In contrast with their bigger cousins, compact cars are easier to maneuver around tight city streets and small parking lots. Due to reduced production costs, they are offered at budget-friendly prices, are cheaper to repair, and maintain. Furthermore, they are commonly equipped with fuel-efficient small-displacement engines that are sometimes turbocharged for zest.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 22:01:56 GMT
A Look Back At The 1953 Nash-Healey Le Mans Coupe
The 1950s was a challenging period globally as all the nations were suffering from the apocalypse created by the Second World War, which ended in 1945. Most automobile manufacturers had stopped production and started building weapons for vehicles for their respective country's defense. Ford Motor Company began producing fighter planes in their factories for the American air force. Things did start to get better eventually, and America saw its first-ever sports car.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 21:01:12 GMT
The Best Features Of The Pontiac 2+2
The Pontiac 2+2 is a full-size automobile produced by Pontiac with a B-body chassis. It was introduced as a trim only alternative for the Pontiac Catalina for the 1964 models with distinctive door panels, a center console, bucket seats, and an external badging. The Pontiac 2+2 was promoted as the "big brother" to the iconic Pontiac GTO.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 20:31:12 GMT
This 1937 Talbot-Lago Sold For $13.4M Sets New Auction Record
Depending on their type or category, new modern cars can cost between tens of thousands of dollars to a few millions. Most vehicles that fetch high prices on the market are those that have lasted for ages – vintage and classic cars. This especially applies to classics and vintages that are rare or have made a name for themselves.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 20:00:12 GMT
Why We Love The Lagonda Taraf: The World’s Most Expensive Saloon
The Lagonda Taraf is a full-size four-door luxury car produced by Lagonda, a British car manufacturer controlled by Aston Martin since the year 1947. In English, the Arabic term "Taraf" means "absolute luxury." Notably, only 120 automobiles were produced, with each costing one million USD.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 19:30:12 GMT
We Try To Find A Car With The Best Acceleration While Getting The Best MPG
We all know that gas prices have been going northward recently, it’s rare of course for them to ever go south, but when they rise it’s not normally cause for concern.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 18:00:13 GMT
10 Things To Know Before Buying The 2022 Kia K5
The 2022 Kia K5 is a mid-size family sedan that looks nothing like its rivals. Coming with a ravishing interior and exterior design language, coupled with a long list of standard interior and exterior features, the 2022 Kia K5 is easily more value for money than the rivals like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Offered with five trim configurations, there is trim for everyone as well.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 17:30:12 GMT
Evolution Of The Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda unveiled a tiny, affordable sports vehicle in February 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show, and it went on to become the world's best-selling two-seat convertible. The Mazda MX-5 Miata was clearly influenced by vintage British and Italian roadster sports cars of the '60s, while its design is directly based on the Lutus Elan, as can be seen in its design cues.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 17:00:13 GMT
A Closer Look At The 2004 Buick Velite Concept
Back in 2004 we used to get various kinds of vehicles that were convertibles. However, in modern days, the SUV and crossover segment has been heated up with cut-throat competition coming from different manufacturers and we usually get to see the launch of a new convertible or even a concept convertible vehicle in an auto expo. The reason behind this decline in the production and popularity of convertibles comes down to various factors like the safety aspect of these vehicles. When compared to the practicality that SUVs and crossovers have to offer, convertibles fall a little short, however, no matter how practical and utilitarian SUVs get in the future, nothing comes close to the open-air experience as a convertible.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 17:00:12 GMT
10 Methods That Will Save You Money On Fuel
Recent reports have predicted gas prices to top $5 a gallon, with a much worse scenario not unthinkable. Early in March 2022, Brent Crude prices shot to $140 per barrel, a price not seen since 2008. Forget the impact of these rising gas prices on the US economy; the effects are being felt right down to the average American consumer's pockets. Keeping your car on the road just got more expensive, and there is a need to find ways to save every cent on the dollar whenever possible.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 15:30:12 GMT
10 Things To Know Before Buying The 2022 Nissan Altima
The Nissan Altima has always been a favorite amongst mid-size sedan buyers for multiple reasons. It is a reasonably fun-to-drive sedan and offers a spacious cabin that could easily accommodate five passengers in comfort. The seats are very supportive, and the higher trims come with plush leather upholstery too. Coming in with four trims, even the lower trims comes loaded with many necessary features regarding the cabin, infotainment, and safety.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 14:30:12 GMT
This Is How Much A RUF Porsche CTR Yellowbird Costs Today
RUF Automobile is a German car manufacturer that has gained its fame by developing cars based on several generations of unmarked Porsche chassis. Instead of adding body kits or taking apart existing cars, RUF builds theirs from the ground up as completely new cars. They use the bare chassis and assemble them using in-house Ruf-made parts and materials. They're so different from the original product that they get their own VIN number at the end.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 13:00:12 GMT
You Can Take These Sports Cars To The Track Bone-Stock
The current sports car market is more diverse than ever, with traditional coupes and roadsters now sharing the space with super-SUVs and electric vehicles. As different as they all are, nearly all of them share one goal in common: to be great to drive around a track. Why? Well, in many parts of the world, speed cameras and digital monitoring on roads are becoming the norm, and as a result, it's getting more difficult to find places to fully enjoy the performance of a sports car or supercar.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 01:12:59 GMT
10 Insane Facts About The Lancia 037
No conversation about the Lancia 037 is complete without mentioning the Audi Quattro. In 1977, Audi developed the Quattro – a sedan with four-wheel-drive systems. The result was a vehicle with insane grip and cornering capabilities. Audi realized that their Quattro model was perfect for rally competitions and set out to compete with it. The Audi Quattro was accomplished in rallies and soon, other manufacturers were building four-wheel-drive cars for rallies. As a response to the Audi Quattro, the Lancia 037 was built.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 00:30:12 GMT
10 Cool Facts About The BMW M535i E12, The Original BMW M5
The M5 can thank one car for making it what it is today, and that is the BMW E12 M535i. The E12 series saw a series of changes to BMWs that became iconic features, but none more so than the M535i. With only 1,650 of them produced, they are rare gems that also served as the lead-in to the ever-enduring M5 series.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 00:05:41 GMT
5 Luxury Cars We'd Gladly Buy Used And 5 To Stay Away From
Most cars on the road are driven by people who just want to get from point A to point B and don’t particularly mind or care about what they do it with. Some better-off people also do this, but they usually do it in a more luxurious car, rather than a crummy hatchback or plastic-ridden sedan.

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 23:30:13 GMT
10 Cool Facts About Wiesmann And Their Cars
After a lengthy period of silence from the brand, Wiesmann has begun making headlines in the past few weeks for their upcoming projects which are supposedly deep into development. The brand is one of many small sports carmakers that's struggled financially over the years, although one thing they've never found difficult is making brilliant cars.

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 22:29:59 GMT
These Are The Best Features Of The 1977 Chevrolet Monza
Chevrolet has built its fair share of impressive sports coupes through the years, and these include models such as the Camaro and Monza. The Monza was a short-lived model in the Chevrolet lineup, but it is a model that can't be forgotten easily, seeing it has a close comparison to the likes of the Ford Mustang II. The Monza was a sporty ride that was unfortunately short-lived due to fuel economy and compliance issues in 1980. However, that doesn't mean that it wasn't great for the majority of its existence.

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 21:30:14 GMT
General Motors: 25 Of The Most Unreliable Cars They Ever Made
US-made cars aren't known for ranking the highest in reliability. Compared to cars made in Asia and Europe, cars made in the Home of the Brave require that much more bravery from its drivers to operate. Some American cars tend to break down more often than the cars of other automakers based outside the country. Consumer Reports delved into the major car brands in October 2017 and created a breakdown of how each of them fares when it comes to reliability. Gathering opinions of drivers through a survey, Consumer Reports discovered that GM has struggled with producing dependable cars, at least in the eyes of the public.

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 19:30:12 GMT
Why The Lamborghini Islero Is A Forgotten Legend
Sometimes your fame ends up becoming a curse. Lamborghini understood this during the late 1960s. The Lamborghini Miura was wreaking havoc for being an exotic machine. It had already put Lamborghini against the prestigious likes of Ferrari. In short, this was the start of relating Lamborghini to being outlandish and expensive.

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 17:00:14 GMT
These Are The Best Features Of The 2013 Ford Taurus SHO
The performance sedan market has ebbed and flowed over the decades, closely matching consumer demands. Currently, this market has shifted upstream, with the majority of performance sedans being offered by luxury automakers like Mercedes-Benz and BMW. But there has been a time when many mainstream automakers offered their own iterations of performance sedans as well. Sadly, this portion of the segment has been slowly dying, and the last real contender is the Dodge Charger.

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 17:00:12 GMT
10 Bad Car Features From The Past... That We Actually Miss
Automobiles have advanced in numerous ways over the last century, with every aspect reinvented and reimagined to align with the ever-changing standards. As a result, some old features got phased out gradually due to safety concerns, designers butchered some, and others fell out of style. But despite the tech-laden variety of automobiles on the market today, these modern cars are now increasingly similar in most ways.

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 13:30:12 GMT
The Best Features Of The 2022 Mercedes-Benz S580e L
When it comes to making luxury cars, few companies put in the level of work that has defined Mercedes-Benz for decades. Their dominance exists in a segment comprising companies like Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, and even local rival—Audi. Despite the high prices, luxury cars always prove their worth with high-tech and rich interior design.

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 13:00:12 GMT
5 Great Cars That Don't Deserve All The Hate (5 That Are Beyond Overrated)
The automotive community is a place full of some very strong opinions. There are certain cars that everyone loves, some that are love-it-or-hate-it, and some that are completely condemned by just about everyone. While these feelings are, more often than not, justified, there are a few notable exceptions. Thanks to a lot of popular media franchises and internet hype, some cars have completely skyrocketed in popularity, which consequently made their prices do the same. At the same time, a lot of cars are frowned upon.

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 12:30:12 GMT
10 Awesome Modified Hondas That Aren't A Civic Honda has one of the most diverse lineups of any JDM manufacturer, and yet in the US at least, there's one model that seems to draw most of the attention: the Civic. The trusty family favorite has been in constant production since 1972, and its combination of affordability and reliability has meant it has become one of the most commonly modded cars of all. However, there's a lot more to Honda than just the Civic.

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 02:00:13 GMT
These Classic Lamborghinis Were Restored To Perfection These Classic Lamborghinis Were Restored To Perfection
Italian manufacturer Lamborghini might have got their start making tractors, but from the moment they pivoted to automobiles, it was clear that the brand was something special. In the decades since then, the company has become one of the biggest players in the performance car world, with fans in every country across the globe. So, preserving Lambo's history has become more important than ever, and collectors become are willing to pay more and more to keep these valuable classics in pristine condition.

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 01:30:13 GMT
9 SUVs With The Highest Towing Capacity (1 Pickup That Beats Them All)
"A jack of all trades is a master of none", but is it truly better than "a master of one"? In these ever-evolving times, one can never truly know what life has in store. Because of this dynamic atmosphere, many consumers to have resorted to buying appliances and machines that can fill many niches at once. SUVs, or Sport Utility Vehicles, are perhaps the most versatile type of cars on the market. Whether it's family trips, off-roading, or transporting heavy loads, SUVs solve most problems that drivers face today. This is exactly why many potential buyers may be looking to better understand the unconventional specs that seem to avert many conversations around SUVs and their performance.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 23:42:57 GMT
10 Greatest Alternatives To The Subaru WRX STI
The Subaru Impreza has been around since 1992, with the first high-performance versions being called the WRX STI-Version, as Subaru Tecnica International only tuned the now-legendary rally cars. The proper WRX STI only showed up in 1994 with the Type RA which produced 271 hp.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 22:31:12 GMT
These '90s Cars Were Way Ahead Of Their Time
The ‘90s was an exciting area for the automobile. This decade succeeded the ‘70s and ‘80s when the car world was dealing with the oil crisis and lackluster innovation from the top brass in the industry. Many gearheads wanted to go back to the ‘60s when limits were only left for public roads. A car could become anything imagined. And that is what we got from the 10 sports cars on this list.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 21:29:54 GMT
Here’s What Makes The 2023 Acura Integra Stand Out
Acura was established nearly 35 years ago by Honda as a luxury subsidiary of the parent company. Acura’s first product was a premium subcompact Sedan named the Integra in 1989; the vehicle was a Cult classic and was popular among enthusiasts. However, North America has not seen the Integra name for over 20 years as it has been missing from the carmaker’s lineup for quite some time now.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 19:15:13 GMT
Mecum Glendale 2022: HotCars Covers Auction Action In Arizona
A dream assembly of cars are on display, The Rolling Stones are playing over loud speakers, and there’s complimentary Bloody Marys. Welcome to a Mecum auction.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 19:00:14 GMT
Insane Reliability: This Car Has The Highest Mileage Ever Recorded
One of the things buyers consider for new or used cars is how long they can expect it to last. Various car brands have different reputations for the number of miles you can expect from their car models. Of course, many people put companies such as Toyota and Honda at the top of the list for this metric, but overall, a typical passenger car should last for about 200,000 miles or slightly more, according to

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 18:00:13 GMT
10 Cheap Used Cars With Unlimited Tuning Potential
In the automotive world, fewer things can give a gearhead more satisfaction than working on a project car. Building a project car is an important rite of passage that not only teaches you about the inner workings of a vehicle, but also helps you appreciate the whole automaking process.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 16:30:12 GMT
These Are The Coolest Cars Revealed So Far In 2022
2022 looks to be a pretty major year for a lot of automakers. Hopes are high that all the problems the global automotive industry is facing at the moment will slowly begin to fade away, so production can go without hiccups and all the exciting upcoming cars can reach consumers on time. As well as that, automakers are doubling down and investing top dollar in electrification, new product strategies, as well as a completely new product offensive in some cases.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:31:12 GMT
How Horacio Pagani Went About Upsetting The Supercar Establishment
Pagani supercars have captured the imagination of people from all walks of life, with their out-of-this-world designs and breathtaking performance.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:25:12 GMT
10 Things Gearheads Forgot About The Buick Roadmaster
A bastion of American motoring and manufacture, Buick is a name that has proudly sat emblazoned across numerous notable vehicles for over a century, with cars like the underrated Buick Reatta, tire-smoking Wildcat muscle car, and 2022 Buick Enclave all being fine examples of the long-lasting brand. Sitting proudly alongside these is the Buick Roadmaster, a car that spans eight model generations and has undergone more facelifts than an aging Hollywood starlet.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 14:30:13 GMT
10 Slow Cars That Are A Blast To Drive Fast
Power isn't everything, and in the modern day, large capacity engines in tandem with rising fuel costs make the justification for these sorts of cars grow smaller by the day. Luckily, with a little searching and some compromise on size, small cars with smaller capacity low weight engines can provide just as much fun as the big boys and in some cases, even a little more.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 12:30:12 GMT
10 Coolest Project Cars We'd Pick For A Home Build Picking a project car is no easy task. There's a lot to consider, such as budget, build goals, how easy it is to find parts, and how rare the car is, to begin with. Plus, wannabe project car owners will have to decide whether they're willing to take on most of the work at home or whether they'll be relying on a shop to do most of the heavy lifting for them.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 03:00:00 GMT
Here Are The Most Fuel Efficient Sports Cars Of The 2000s
Whether you are getting a brand new or used car, an important factor to consider is the fuel economy. With the record level surge in gasoline prices, even that cheap vehicle may turn out to be a bad automotive investment decision when you consider the fuel costs. Many sports cars offer excellent fuel efficiency, but when you go back to the 2000s, you come across average fuel economy figures more often than not.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 02:30:34 GMT
The Coolest Classic Jaguars That Aren't An E-Type
One of the most recognizable British car brands of all time, Jaguar has been making cars since the 1930s. In that time, they've grown from humble roots as a niche manufacturer based in the English Midlands to become the global sales success they are today, with dealerships in every continent. They've put out a huge number of models and variants over the years, but if there's one model that's come to define the idea of a "classic Jaguar", it's the E-Type.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 01:32:58 GMT
This Is How Much A 1996 Lexus SC 300 Costs Today
The Lexus SC 300 is one of the best luxury sedans of the '90s. Made by the division of a leading automaker, Toyota, the Lexus SC 300 is a unique model of its kind that offers a fuel efficient and full-bodied 225-hp-producing engine.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 01:30:12 GMT
Here’s How Much A 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Costs Today
When you think of Alfa Romeo automobiles, what is the first model that pops up in your mind? Probably the Guilia, the Quadrifoglio, the Stelvio or other brilliant recent models. But have you ever thought of their classics? Alfa Romeo is a well-known brand worldwide, appreciated in many countries for its high-quality, unbeatable, and beautiful models.

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 21:00:12 GMT
Wide And Low Mazda RX-7 Digitally Upgrades The JDM Legend
Every now and again, the internet becomes swamped with traffic, especially after the announcement of futuristic concepts and impending supercars. We’re always eager to check out the next biggest design, and take a glance into what the future of the automotive industry will look like. One artist showed the world a digitally rendered Mazda RX-7 on the hycade YouTube channel.

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 20:00:15 GMT
24 Photos Of Hilarious Road Signs That Make Zero Sense
Before you can take your driving test at the DMV, you have to learn the rules of the road. The authorities have enforced traffic laws to ensure that road users are safe. The other measure that the authorities have put in place on our roads are road signs and marks. These serve to warn and guide road users of what to expect ahead on the road. Most road users abide by traffic laws and road signs to ensure their safety, as well as other road users. When drivers disobey the rules, accidents may occur and people could get hurt. How does confusion take place on roads? One way that drivers cause accidents is by not following the rules of the road, and the other is by being confused about the road signs and marks.

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 19:30:12 GMT
A Detailed Look At The AMC Spirit
American Motors Corporation (AMC) produced some of the most popular subcompact cars in the U.S. market. From the Gremlin to the Spirit, there are a fair few great subcompact rides among AMC's lineup of cars. The AMC Spirit is the older sibling to the Gremlin. The Spirit succeeded the Gremlin after it hit the market in 1979. Its short 4-year run on the market certainly saw the subcompact car become quite popular.

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 19:00:13 GMT
Ferrari Red Books: What They Are And Why They're Valuable
So you've got a classic Ferrari in the garage. It looks great, but something's bothering you. You're wondering if that yellow paintwork is the original factory color. You're concerned that some of its parts may not be genuine Ferrari components. And maybe you're unsure if the leather seats are the work of guys in Maranello.

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 19:00:13 GMT
This Is What Made The 1963 Lamborghini 350 GT So Special
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A, commonly known as Lamborghini, is one of the biggest manufacturers of luxury sports cars and SUVs in the world. Based in Sant'Agata Bolognese, the company is owned by the Volkswagen Group through its subsidiary Audi. With every new model it releases, Lamborghini sets a new standard for supercars worldwide. Thank the automotive gods for the feud between Ferruccio Lamborghini and Enzo Ferrari. Imagine how boring the automotive world would have been without Lamborghini vehicles gracing our lives. And how big of a tragedy it would have been for Ferruccio Lamborghini to manufacture just tractors throughout his life. From the Aventador to the Diablo, Lamborghini has treated us to many legendary cars over the years. But many automotive lovers consider the 1963 Lamborghini 350 GT to be not just one of the greatest Lamborghini cars, but one of the greatest cars ever made.

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 18:45:12 GMT
Why The New 2023 Acura Integra Doesn’t Exceed Our Expectations
Honda, together with the Acura brand has released many great driver’s cars over the last few decades, the NSX, Civic, Accord, and of course the S2000 to name a few.

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 17:45:15 GMT
10 Things We Just Learned About Talbot And Its Cars
Talbot has a long and complicated history, with some incredible cars being made along the way. They were almost always born out of adversity, too, as the company maintained a perpetual state of flux.

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 17:30:14 GMT
A Look Back At The 1913 Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout
The Mercer built vehicle was among the most admired American automobiles of the Brass Era, thanks to its well-balanced chassis and T-head four-cylinder engine, mounted on an aluminum crankcase. These were the contributions of the engineer Finley R. Porter who supplied the Mercer with sporting characteristics that pushed it to become one of the world’s fastest road cars of its era. Porter’s self-taught engineering skills were combined with Washington A. Roebling’s concept of a low-slung speedster. The minimalist vehicle was agile, had an impressive power-to-weight ratio, and proved extremely capable in competition. Many were driven off the showroom floor and to the racetrack where they often emerged victorious. It’s weightless experience and speedy reputation made it a well-sought-after vehicle of its time.

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 16:44:14 GMT
Specs Comparison: 2023 Acura Integra Vs Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Sedans and hatchbacks are losing their popularity to the herd of SUVs. But that hasn't stopped automakers from providing us with wholesome cars. The compact sport sedans are one such section that has quite a few interesting offerings.

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 15:40:12 GMT
10 American Classic Cars That Are A Breeze To Restore
By Sicnag - 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7, CC BY 2.0, 

Transforming an old car from a worn-out relic to a dazzling show star is not an easy task. There's a lot of money to be spent, many sleepless nights, and long hours spent scouring the internet for the right parts. Car enthusiasts who want to look unique on the road and don't care much about costs, we salute you! Because some of the best-looking restored classic cars cost a lot of money and time.

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 15:30:13 GMT
10 Things Everyone Forgot About The Packard Panther-Daytona Roadster