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Biohazard Ford GT Found and Rescued From Hoarder House

When Ford brought back the GT in the mid-2000s, plenty of customers bought them and stuck them in garages to rest and appreciate in value. Thing is, if you’re going to hide a rare supercar away as an investment, you still have to take care of it. You can’t just let it rot in a dusty old garage for more than a decade because, if you do, it’ll look l...

Ford CEO says American car buyers need to break this addiction

The American "affordable EV" is coming, but don't expect it to be the kind of American car you're used to.

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser | A Beloved Icon Returns

We were crushed when #Toyota cancelled this much-loved SUV after the 2021 model year, but we’re thrilled to announce its return! Sharing its DNA with the all-new Lexus GX (instead of the larger LX like it used to), we are in love with the 2024 Land Cruiser's bold shape, retro-heritage details and updated technology. The 2024 Land Cruiser comes in 3 flavors: the entry level '1958', the mid-range 'Land Cruiser', and the 'First Edition' — of which only 5000 will be built! — which has even more off road equipment and pampering leather seats. That model will only be available for the 2024 model year, after which only the former two trims will be available. With a price starting in the mid-$50K range, it has a 4-cylinder turbo hybrid engine that is expected to get much better MPG than the old V8-powered model (probably in the mid-20 MPG range). HUGE YAY. This new engine lowers HP to 326 from 381 in the prior model, but it’ll have more zip with torque coming in at 465 lb.-ft., compared to 401 in the prior model. All models are 4WD with various drive modes, 18” wheels, and a nice pretty decent ground clearance of up to 8.7 inches. What’s it missing? A third row, but there are signs that one is probably going to be added in coming model years. The rear seats fold and tumble forward, plus there are USB ports, air vents, grip bars, and cup holders in the cargo area. Hmmm.... Get the full story at Ready to shop for this vehicle? Use our car shopping program: 0:00 Introduction 1:36 What's New? 2:35 Exterior Design (Land Cruiser trim) 4:02 Tailgate & Cargo 6:58 Front Seat Tour (Land Cruiser trim) 8:49 Rear Seat Tour (Land Cruiser trim) 10:50 Third Row Coming? 11:18 Interior Tour (1958 trim) 13:39 Exterior Design (1958 trim) 16:02 Final Thoughts Follow us on Social! #ToyotaLandCruiser #2024LandCruiser #Toyota #SUV #offroad #landcruiser

Autonomous Driving Has Hit A Troubling Plateau: An Engineer Explains Why

Although we've been promised fully self-driving cars for many years now, the rate of progress seems to have stalled. Here an expert tells all.

Is Age or Mileage More Important When Buying a Used Vehicle?

CR's experts offer used-car buying advice for when you need to make compromisesBy Devin PrattCar shoppers often face the dilemma of being drawn to an older model or even a high-mileage model that...

Junkyard Discoveries of Ulibarri’s Auto Towing Service in Las Vegas, New Mexico

Just because this isn't the famous Las Vegas, don't be mislead into thinking that this town has nothing to show. Join us for a tour within Ulibarri's auto service where interesting cars are left to perish

Which Taylor Swift “Car-Ma” Car Would You Drive? Her Cars, and (More) Affordable Options

A Girls Guide to Cars

The Fastest Ferraris In the World

Ferrari has a rich history and numerous models that are mighty fast, but did you know which Ferraris are the fastest?

View Photos of the 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS exterior and interior photos.

5 Classic Plymouth Muscle Cars That Are Totally Underappreciated

Plymouth hasn't been around since the turn of the century, but it churned out some great muscle cars during its time. These five classics were overlooked.

13 Sleeper Cars That Can Outrun Supercars

What’s the difference between a sleeping beast and a sleeping beauty: you don’t want to wake the sleeping beast. The problem is when a beast is also beautiful, you might touch the tiger’s tail and realize your mistake in half a second. In the world of supercars, every second counts. They take pride in covering long distances in impressively short times. We know that some ‘sleeping beauties’ are actually beasts in disguise. For example, the Aston Martin DB11 and Audi R8 V10 supercars are proud beasts that need approximately 4 seconds to accelerate from rest to 60 mph. Their looks alone speak volumes about what they can do, but you can’t say the same about the ‘humble’ Buick Grand National GNX, which is as fast as the DB11, or the much faster BMW M550i xDrive with no claims to the supercar designation. So, next time you see a sleeping beauty, don’t be so eager to wake ‘em. You can hardly be startled by supercars with their check-me-out exterior. What you want to watch out for is the beast hidden in plain sight; they can surprise even the most seasoned gearheads. We give you 13 ultimate underdogs worthy of the crown.

Audi's RS Q8 Performance Might Make You Rethink That Urus Order

While the Lamborghini Urus is somewhat derived from the Audi RS Q8, the 2025 refresh of Audi's sporty SUV still brings impressive power and a new facelift.

This Abandoned Ford Dealer Is Filled With Perfectly Preserved '80s Cars

The owner's widow has been keeping it clean for decades.

What We Know So Far About Toyota's Full Self-Driving EV

A full self-driving EV from Toyota may not be as far away as we think. The automaker is taking some big steps toward bringing such a car to the U.S. soon.

The 10 Craziest Cars In Jay Leno’s Garage

With a car collection, running into the hundreds of millions of dollars, here are some of the most insane rides in Leno's possession

Cars That Starred In Iconic Hollywood Movies

We take a close look at the automotive stars of some of our big screen favourites

The ‘Unknown GTO’: Why GM Abandoned a 1980s Pontiac Revival

Many brands have passed through the General Motors turnstiles. Some we’ve long forgotten about, and some we still miss. Where would you place the defunct Pontiac in that regard, particularly the GTO? Would a rediscovered concept change your mind? Rare Classic Cars & Automotive History recently released a video about a little-known Pontiac GTO conce...

The best car in 2024, according to Edmunds—and the rest of the top 5

Based on independent testing, Edmunds' 5th Annual Top Rated Awards determines the best electric- and gas-powered vehicles of 2024.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Electric Cars

There are a lot of fun facts surrounding the EV industry that you may not be aware of.

Every Cadillac SUV Ranked By Reliability

Cadillac is known for luxury, but their 2024 SUV lineup will also cement their reputation for reliability.

Tesla introduces new car accessory to expand versatility of models — just another way the automaker is changing the game

"We have updated our future vehicle line-up to accelerate the launch of new models." Tesla introduces new car accessory to expand versatility of models — just another way the automaker is changing the game first appeared on The Cool Down.

This Incredible Vintage Car Collection Was Hiding in a Crumbling Brooklyn Garage

With the 92-year-old garage slated for demolition, we went inside to see exactly what it's been hiding.

What the VW-Rivian Deal Means for Big Auto

The joint venture between a legacy giant and an EV start-up will be a fascinating test of the industry’s effort to embrace technological change.

25 Foreign Cars That Are Worthless as Soon as They Leave the Lot

Everyone has their favorite cars. Foreign cars have actually begun to dominate the U.S. car market. Then, there are these 25 cars...

13 of the Craziest Car Features Throughout Auto History

These make us question a lot of things...

Ford launches game-changing new service for electric vehicles — and it's a first in the industry

"The company is driving forward with bold, new EVs." Ford launches game-changing new service for electric vehicles — and it's a first in the industry first appeared on The Cool Down.

Ranked: the largest engine made by every major car company

All things come to an end eventually, but personal transport powered by internal combustion engines will still be with us for a few years yet.

2025 Polestar 4 Is a Sleek, Rear-Windowless Electric Spaceship

Trading its rear windshield for a digital mirror is just one of the Polestar 4's high-tech tricks.

Think Twice Before Buying These Used Cars Says Consumer Reports

Buying a used car can often seem like a financially savvy decision due to the significant depreciation absorbed by the

Old and New Audi R8s Square off in Exhilarating Drag Race Series

Fans of Audi’s R8 are sad, knowing that the German automakers’ iconic coupe has reached the end of the line. But what better way to celebrate the R8 than having different generations of the vehicle go head–to–head in a series of drag races? Thankfully for Audi R8 fans, as well as fans of drag racing videos, the folks over at the YouTube channel Carwow, along with their host Mat Watson, have done just that. It’s a battle of old versus new to see which of these German powerhouses comes out on top.

Everything Pontiac Fans Should Know About The 389 Engine

Pontiac's 389 cubic-inch V8 engine was a muscle car staple in the 1960s, most famously appearing in the GTO. That's not all it was good for, though.

The Best Years For Toyota Tundra (And Some To Avoid)

Toyota Tundra trucks are known for reliability. While generally each model has been excellent, there are still some years that are better than others.

Every Generation Pontiac Firebird Ranked Worst To Best

General Motors might have limited its potential but with a little help from Hollywood, the Firebird made a name for itself.

Some Excellent North American police cars, from straight-six to all-electric

You'll not want to try outrun these, despite the noise (or lack thereof) that comes out the back

Edmunds: The best performance cars for $65,000

The $65,000 milestone might seem like an arbitrary price cap for a list of excellent performance cars, but look carefully and you’ll discover that it’s a sweet spot for some of today’s most compelling performance offerings. Look upmarket from here and you’ll quickly be shopping in six figures without a meaningful gain in performance. And below this...

10 Best Upper-Class Cars in 2024

Everyone recognizes that second only to buying a house, purchasing a car is one of the biggest financial decisions you'll make. Yet, despite popular opinion -- which dictates people should spend only...

New Study Suggests Electric Vehicles May Be Fueling the Climate Crisis, Not Helping to Stop It

New Study Suggests Electric Vehicles May Be Fueling the Climate Crisis, Not Helping to Stop It

Land Rover Defender 110 Gets Yeti-Sized Upgrade

If you like extreme off-road adventures, especially the ones that take you to places that have no roads and an unlimited supply of snow, then we have a perfect vehicle just for you. Arctic Trucks, the company specializing in vehicle preparation for – you guessed it – adventures in the Arctic, just unveiled its latest creation. They took the Land Rover Defender 110 and gave it a Yeti treatment, transforming it into an unstoppable snow adventure...

Subaru's Project Midnight Is a Tarmac Time-Attack Monster

670 horsepower, 2,500 pounds, and a man named Speed at the wheel.

The car that's most likely to be stolen in America, based on data—and one that's least likely to be stolen

Using data from the Highway Loss Data Institute, compiled the most and least stolen cars as of 2023.

The 27 Best and Worst Sports Cars of 2024

We've ranked these cars based on a combination of driving experience, standard features, design aesthetics, and overall value. So, buckle up and get ready to uncover your dream sportscar!

10 Of Our Favorite Cars From The Initial D Anime

The Initial D series helped popularize some of the most iconic Japanese cars that enthusiasts still seek out today. Here are 10 of the most memorable.

13 Vintage Cars With the Coolest Wide Wings

Way too cool.

The 10 cars most likely to be stolen in your state used the National Insurance Crime Bureau's vehicle theft trend data to find the most frequently stolen cars in each state.

What Is a Reasonable Life Span for a Modern Car?

Vehicle prices go up over the years, but so does reliabilityBy Devin PrattThere was a time when approaching 100,000 miles on a car meant you should start thinking about a trade-in. But with prope...

7 Luxury Cars That Are Worth the Investment for Retirees

Lots of retirees are on a fixed budget once they leave the workforce. Between Social Security, pensions, retirement plans and savings, retirees tend to put their finances together on a month-to-month...

2024 Toyota Corolla Cross Road Test

The Toyota Corolla Cross is smaller than a RAV4 and more practical than the C-HR. It's fuel-efficient, functional, and has easy-to-use controls, plus the base trim is less expensive than both. And, the Corolla Cross offers standard safety equipment.

Compact SUVs With The Biggest Trunks

Compact SUVs are a great blend of practicality and daily-drivability. Here's a list of models with the largest trunks for 2024.

The new hot truck comes from Japan and looks like a toy

Measuring about half the length of a Ford F-150, Kei trucks look almost like toys in comparison to your standard pickup truck. But for a car so tiny, you might be surprised at the massive following that they command.

10 of the Greatest Corvettes of All Time

There have been a lot of great Corvettes since the model debuted in 1953. These are the best.