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Remembering America's Long Lost Supercar

One of the most futuristic supercars from the past, this is the story of the outrageously wild Vector W8 and why it never took off

Move over, Ford and Chevy: Kei trucks are pulling up as customers opt for smaller, cheaper vehicles

As trucks in the U.S. get bigger and more expensive, demand has surged for a cheaper, smaller alternative from across the Pacific Ocean: Japan’s Kei trucks.

Why ICE Semi Trucks Will Never Die

While the rest of our cars slowly adopt EV powertrains, the humble semi truck refuses to give up the trusty internal combustion engine.

12 Of The Coolest Tesla Cybertruck Features You Might Have Not Known About

The Tesla Cybertruck is officially on the road, and it comes with plenty of features you might not know about. Here are 12 of the coolest ones.

Here's What Made The 1957 Pontiac Bonneville So Iconic

The Pontiac Bonneville was a powerful presence in the US market for decades. Here's how the first model year laid the foundation for a classic.

Vintage photos show what it was like to work in a US car factory a century ago

Car factories were how Americans dominated the automotive industry in the 20th century. Here's what they looked like.

The 6 Most Impressive Super Car Concepts That Were Never Actually Produced

From time to time, car manufacturers like to show what they can make without limitations. These six supercar concepts fit right into that mold.

AC Schnitzer Toyota Supra Is Tasteful Tuning Done Right

More power, a new suspension setup, and key visual mods make these tuned Supras exquisite.

Toyota plans to allow drivers to easily change their car color, following in BMW's footsteps

Ditching vinyl wraps and painting jobs, the motor company plans to use the technology that can change colors when in heat or exposed to light.

12 Scandals That Rocked The Car Industry

Explore the gripping stories of scandals that shook the very foundation of the automotive world. Delve into controversies and repercussions that defined these pivotal moments in the car industry's history. From corporate cover-ups to engineering deceit, uncover the stories behind some of the most infamous scandals in automotive history.

What we're driving: The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe

I recently visited seven U.S. national parks, and came to appreciate their incredible diversity — no two are the same, so it's impossible to rank them against one another. That couldn't be said for the cars in their visitor parking lots, which were packed with rows of lookalike SUVs. Why it matters: Sport-utility vehicles (and softer-riding "crossover utilities," or CUVs) have surpassed sedans as America's most dominant car species. Yet it's...

Transit expert highlights issues with popular design trend in truck and SUV models: 'It honestly infuriates me'

"Why do people in the U.S. feel they need giant pickup trucks?" Transit expert highlights issues with popular design trend in truck and SUV models: 'It honestly infuriates me' first appeared on The Cool Down.

Which bargain car will fit my daughter, her friends and their rowing equipment comfortably?

Dear Alex, My daughter is a vet student, which takes her to placements on farms throughout her training. She’s also a keen rower and ideally would like to transport four of her crew to various events. For a budget of £3,500, I’d like to get her a car that’s reliable, safe and not attractive to thieves. What should I consider? – RC Dear RC, The elep...

I drove Hyundai's $52,000 Palisade SUV. These were my 24 favorite features

I recently reviewed a fully-loaded 2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy SUV. I was blown away by its premium cabin, smooth engine, and advanced tech.

Department of Transportation finalizes CAFE rules for vehicles made after 2027

The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for vehicles manufactured after 2027 that would require all new passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. to increase fuel economy at a rate of 2% per year and 2% per year for light trucks made between 2029 and 2031...

13 Times We Wondered What Chrysler Was Thinking

We're gonna open this can of worms...

Every Porsche 911 Ranked By Its 0-60 time

Nearly every Porsche 911 model is great, but a few outdo their family members in one key metric

Hertz is giving drivers thousands off slightly used electric vehicles — here's how to get your hands on one

Shoppers can find a 2022 or 2023 Tesla for under $20,000. Hertz is giving drivers thousands off slightly used electric vehicles — here's how to get your hands on one first appeared on The Cool Down.

Triumph & Tragedy: The story of America's great lost auto companies

These once-great brands are all in the pantheon of automotive history

Why the company behind Jeep and Dodge will no longer offer chrome in new vehicles

Stellantis, the maker of Jeep, Dodge, Maserati, and Fiat vehicles, plans to no longer use chrome in new cars.

Best Mechanic’s Creeper? $34 vs $333 Snap On!

14 Creepers: Snap On, Daytona, Pittsburgh, Big Red, Pro-Lift, DNA Motoring, Performance Tools, JEGS, Vevor, KTool, Traxion and Omega. Creepers compared for comfort, ergonomics, clearance, rolling resistance from several directions on concrete and on a rubber mat. I purchased all of the creepers to ensure an unbiased review. So, thank you for supporting the channel. ➡ Thank you for supporting the channel through memberships: ➡ Thank you very much for supporting the channel through Patreon: ➡ An easy way to find past videos along with products tested: A big thanks to Jim for putting this together. ➡ Merch: ➡ Click here if you'd like to subscribe: ➡ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. ➡ Products Tested In This Video (in no particular order): Big Red Plastic: Big Red Metal: Pro-Lift Plastic: DNA Motoring: JEGS plastic: Vevor: JEGS Metal: K Tool: Performance Tool: Traxion: Omega: Pittsburgh and Daytona are sold at Harbor Freight Snap On available at the online Snap On store Videography Equipment: Sony DSC-RX10 III Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera: Canon 70D Camera: Azden Microphone: Go Pro Bundle: This video is only for entertainment purposes. If you rely on the information portrayed in this video, you assume the responsibility for the results. Project Farm LLC

6 Of The Coolest German Muscle Cars Ever Built

German engineering has produced plenty of cool muscle cars just as capable of pinning drivers against their seatbacks as any Mustang, Roadrunner, or Cutlass.

Chinese Tesla rival BYD says its new hybrid cars can go 1,250 miles without stopping for gas or charging

Across the automotive industry, hybrids are soaring in popularity as cheaper — and less anxiety-inducing — alternatives to fully electric vehicles.

Great cars coming in 2024 and beyond

Take a look at all the cars, SUVs and trucks heading our way, whether they be electric or combustion powered

See Photos of the 2024 Nissan GT-R's End-of-the-Line Editions

View exterior and interior images of the R35 generation's final iterations, the limited-production Skyline and T-spec Takumi editions.

US Department of the Treasury makes significant last-minute change to vehicle tax credit rules: 'Fair and logical'

"We would upgrade in an instant." US Department of the Treasury makes significant last-minute change to vehicle tax credit rules: 'Fair and logical' first appeared on The Cool Down.

Future Classics: 24 Cars of Today Destined to Be Classics

Snag these now and you'll be glad you did.

View Photos of the 2024 GMC Acadia

See exterior and interior photos of the redesigned three-row mid-size Acadia, which is bigger and boxier than before.

Some Interesting Junkyard Finds at Collins Auto Salvage in Auburn, Georgia

We visit Auto Salvage to find out if there really is gold in those hills

How The 1950s Ford Thunderbirds Became A Quintessential Symbol Of American Cruising Culture

In the 1950s, the Thunderbird stood out as a shining example of the melding of space-age and classic design elements.

What Ever Happened To Oldsmobile?

Oldsmobile was once one of the most innovative automobile manufacturers in the U.S. So, what happened to this creative company and why did it ultimately fail?

Ford Shows Off Mustang GTD Interior, Performance Pack, and New Carbon Series Model

The ultimate hasn't even arrived yet and we're already getting a look at some special variants.

Bad News for Rivian Investors

According to a recent survey there's even more reason to be concerned about the U.S. electric vehicle market.

Was The Duesenberg Straight-8 A Good Engine, & How Powerful Was It?

Duesenberg isn't a name many but the most dedicated gearheads would recognize, but in the early days of the automobile, they made some very powerful engines.

Are we seeing a return to internal combustion engines?

"Gearheads are realizing the experience is such an important part of the car," said Car and Driver magazine's Tony Quiroga.

31 amazing American woodie wagons

From the Ford Country Squire to the AMC Pacer we examine America’s story of the wood-panelled station wagon.

15 Used Cars To Avoid at All Costs

Buying used is smart, but not if you choose one of these models.

Aptera solar electric vehicle drives towards production

Aptera Motors cofounder & co-CEO Chris Anthony discusses the firm’s solar electric vehicle

Hispano Suiza Hypercar Has A Crazy Rear Wing

The Carmen Sagrera has a wing so big it looks like it could fly.

Lucid Motors Luxury Electric Car Trims Ranked By Price

The Air is the only offering from Lucid at the moment, and the automaker has ensured there's a trim to suit nearly everyone.

5 Best Japanese Cars for Retirees on a Budget

If you're a retiree on a budget, finding the right car might feel overwhelming if you're looking for a cost-effective vehicle that checks off all your boxes. Check Out: 10 Cars That Outlast the...

5 Of The Rarest Jeep Willys Models (And How Much They're Worth Today)

Over the years, there have been a number of novelty Jeeps that are either rare or cost a pretty penny.

These are the 10 best deals on new cars, according to Consumer Reports

There’s always going to be something special about spending hours poring over reviews and research until you find the best, most perfect car that could ever fit your needs. Sadly, once you’ve settled on a new car to buy, you’re also probably far from the only one to decide that a new Toyota Tacoma or Kia Telluride is right for you. And that means paying dealer markup.

12 Luxury Cars We Can’t Believe Are This Affordable

Daydream of cruising down the highway in a head-turning luxury car, but 6 or 7 figures sting? Well, that’s because “luxury” probably makes you think of Bugatti, Bentley, Rolls Royce, etc. Sure, they offer top-of-the-line rides that scream opulence, but some hidden gems justify the “luxury” label equally well without requiring you to win a lottery or heist a bank. We have unearthed 12 fantastic luxury rides you can genuinely own and drive. There’ll be cool SUVs, fancy sedans, and even some sporty options – all shout “wow” from inside out.

The great cars powered by the Oldsmobile Rocket V8

An iconic engine hailing from an iconic company - here's what it powered

The First Ferrari EV Will Sound Like A True Ferrari

Maranello won't allow fake engine sounds in its cars, so it will use aero and other tricks to create an exciting noise.

2025 Honda Civic Hybrid First Drive Review: Prius Hunter

If there’s one thing in Toyota‘s arsenal that archrival Honda would and frankly should be jealous of, it’s the Prius. For over two decades, Toyota’s hybrid compact sedan has dominated the space in both sales and mindshare, becoming an entire environmentalist icon in the process—everybody knows what a Prius is, everybody’s been in one, and everybody...

These 20 Cars Will Last You Twice as Long as Any Regular Vehicle

A car is a major investment, therefore you're probably going to want one that will last for as long as possible. While the average vehicle has only an 11.8% chance of lasting 250,000 miles, some cars...

2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee Information and Specs

The Jeep Grand Cherokee exploded in popularity in the Nineties and has remained a staple in the SUV landscape since. We go over what you should know about this popular SUV.

Drivers Told to Avoid Gas Stations in 4 States

Air quality alerts are in place across several states on Friday.