The Ford Explorer emerged mewling and blinking sometime during the Cretaceous period. The year was 1990. Pterodactyls dominated the skies above great lumbering beasts, their huge wings blotting out the sun. And from its ancestral birthing ponds of the Louisville Assembly Plant the Explorer clung forth to the silted banks, crawling forward in low gear, dragging its heavy truck frame through the sand, its Eddie Bauer plumage resplendent in anticipation of mating rituals. (Full Disclosure: Ford brought me to Oregon to test drive the Explorer, and eat and stay on the company’s dime.) What Is It? The 2020 Ford Explorer puts this model This will a boon to enthusiasts, who will now have a 400-horsepower Explorer ST to play with if they so desire. This new styling is contemporary: a leering, tapered grille and a downward cant to its roofline, a deceptive touch that makes the whole thing look rakish—a word never heretofore applied to an Explorer. Advertisement There are … [Read more...] about The 2020 Ford Explorer: A Dinosaur Reinvents Itself
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Scorpio is the eighth sign of the Zodiac and is also considered to be one of the water signs. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Merkur Scorpio rocks a V8, but does its price mean the seller is all wet? Froggy may have gone a courtin' miss mousey - uh huh - and wanted to slip her some tongue, But had he done so in yesterday's frog-like Qvale Mangusta she may have turned him down as fast as did the 68% of you who deemed it to be Crack Pipe. Not even its fancy-pants top could overcome the Olive Garden-ness of that odd-ball Italian. Advertisement One of the more memorable Simpsons characters, Hank Scorpio was an evil genius with ADHD, who also had a penchant for flamethrowers. Contrastingly, with the Merkur Scorpio, Ford was happy just to dominate the U.S. sales charts for hatchback executive saloons.That of course, at the time of its release was a category made up of. . . well, the Merkur Scorpio. Unfortunately, Americans like big hatchbacks about as much as they like burning bags of … [Read more...] about For $2,800, what’s your sign?
Uber’s fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh are super exciting for anyone interested in the future of transportation—but they could come at a huge risk for passengers riding in the vehicles. A new report from the Guardian, citing documents obtained under public record showed that until June, Uber required anyone riding in one of its self-driving cars to sign a legal document that kept the company free of liabilities in case of their injury or death. Advertisement The report shows that a senior Pittsburgh police officer had signed the waiver that said: “I acknowledge that some or all of the [autonomous vehicles] in which I ride are in a development phase, are experimental in nature, and that riding in an [autonomous vehicle] may involve the potential for death, serious injury, and/or property loss.” The document also said: “Risks associated with riding in an [autonomous vehicle] may include, without limitation, those caused by equipment failure, … [Read more...] about Uber’s Self-Driving Car Passengers Were Signing Their Lives Away
There's a chasm that lies between the major auto makers and kit car builders, call it the taint between the big boys and the homeboys. That's because it's pretty obvious that one t'aint t'other. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Jag SS evoking ‘Duke' closes that gap a bit, but is its price tainted? Okay, let's do a little test - look at the fingernails on one of your hands, I'll wait. Now, if the manner in which you did that was by curling your fingers in towards your palm, as though half-way to making a fist, then you're probably among the 90% who voted yesterday's gurrrrl power 2001 Audi TT to be Crack Pipe. If however, you splayed your fingers at arm's length and canted your head to admire them, well, you're likely with the remaining 10% who thought it Nice Price and then realized it was time for a mani-pedi. Advertisement So I'm sitting here writing this while listening to Led Zeppelin and thinking about how well their music has held up over the years. Page and company's … [Read more...] about For $18,995, duke it out
Vlad just landed an adult job, so he is looking to spend adult money on a car. But he’s a young guy and he doesn’t want to be too mature about it. He is looking for something nice but flashy, with enough power to lay down some rubber in a straight line. What car should he buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy ? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. ) Advertisement Here is the scenario: I’m young, dumb, and have recently started working in an actual office job with an actual salary that allows me to spend money on actual real things that I want, like a car. I’ve driven a few cars over the years, Including a Jetta SportWagen which I loved because wagon, and a Toyota Camry L (the taxicab model only sold in 2012). I currently drive a 2011 Lexus GS350, which I honestly love. The miles are adding up through and I would like a little more grunt. Unfortunately, the Lexus 3.5L doesn’t really have any avenues to add easy … [Read more...] about I Want A Flashy Car Than Can Do Burnouts For $35,000! What Car Should I Buy?