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Wow, what a fulfilling experience completing the motorsports-focused LEGO Technic M 1000 RR, conceived directly in partnership with BMW. After snapping together 1,920 intricate pieces and following 699 steps and 366 pages over two weeks, the 1:5 scale motorcycle came to life while bringing m…

Snow in the forecast can send winter sports enthusiasts flocking to the mountains for some fresh powder. But unpredictable weather doesn't always make for the easiest travel. Inherently, ski trips might be one of the riskiest to book since you can spend big bucks on ski lift tickets, lodging…

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With explicit BMW Motorsports identity bred from the M3 Competition with M xDrive, the limited-edition, high-performance 2024 BMW M3 CS is ready to burn up tracks and streets. The German coupe is small yet its physicality is immense, producing 543-horsepower and 449 lb-ft of torque from a Tw…

Big things are happening with the Volvo brand. Rather than go full-bore toward an electrified lineup, the Swedish car brand is turning their entire lineup into mild hybrids while also offering electric options for many of their vehicles.

Policy, politics and progressive commentaryMountains in the southwestern U.S. are welcoming record-breaking snowpacks this year, but new research shows they are melting at a record pace too. Winter storms have provided the Sierra Nevada snowpack with some of the highest preliminary snow leve…

Remember when the Toyota Camry used to be the darling of the auto industry. It regularly held the title of best-selling car in America. Well, in this era of crossovers and EVs, sedans like the Camry are more passé. But that doesn’t mean the Camry can’t remain relevant in such a world.

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The Lexus GX 460 is a shining example of what’s left of a rare breed – an SUV that’s truly a truck. Once upon a time, nearly SUVs were based on a truck’s body-on-frame architecture. They were rugged and built for towing and off-roading. But most of today’s SUVs (or ‘crossovers’ as they’re ca…

I'm not one for superstitions or horror movies, so the fact that this Week in Review column falls on Friday the 13th means very little to me. In fact, the big news from the auto industry is all positive as the prestigious North American Car, Truck and SUV of the Year Awards (NACTOY) were handed out.

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The holidays are over and now gardeners are left with optimistic dreams of next garden season. But there are a few things that can help get through the snow and ice until gardens grow again.

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Digitization has always been a keystone of BMW’s engineering and technology philosophies, emphasizing the sustainability and human connection of mobility. Thus, as we move into a future ripe with alternative realities and artificial intelligence, the German automaker has innovated a Consumer…

This week's week in review is all about trucks! Ram showed off their Electric Ram and Ford brags about retaining their best-selling truck crown for the 46th straight year.

Living large can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s traveling or eating at nice restaurants or having a big house or your dream vehicle, living large is part of many people’s vision. And with times being what they are (inflation and high gas prices), the cost for living …

German cars are too expensive! That’s what I hear from a lot of people. And while this generalization is usually correct it’s not always applicable. Case in point, this week’s tester which is the 2022 Audi A3 which has a starting price of just over $35,000. Sure it’s small and not practical …

“Just the facts.” That’s the approach I’m taking for this week’s tester. I usually go that route along with some weird pop culture references mixed in and the occasional dad jokes. Reviewing vehicles for a living is so subjective. And opinions are just that – opinions. And I’ll skip the pop …

I wanted to get ducked. No this is not some weird autocorrect fail (which happens a lot to me). My tester this week comes with a fun, frivolous tradition amongst the die-hard Jeep community. If you drive a Wrangler, other Jeepers will place a rubber duck somewhere on your Jeep. Yes it’s sill…

Circular arguments are the worst. Especially when they occur on social media. This week’s tester sparked such a discussion with a couple of people who follow me on social media (you should follow me too @driversside). The argument was about the 2022 GMC Yukon Denali with a 3.0-liter turbo di…

The Jeep brand is on quite a roll lately. I’ve already driven and reviewed the outstanding Jeep Grand Wagoneer. I raved on that full-sized SUV as one of the best vehicles over the last several years. Coming in a notch behind that in both excellence and size is the Grand Cherokee L. The L por…

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Who doesn’t like go-karts? No really, is there anyone who doesn’t like driving go-karts, I want to know. But seriously, getting to drive many different types of vehicles each year, I end up having a preference (call it a bias if you will). I like cars that are squatty, with turbos that drive…

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For years Lexus vehicles have been stuck with the false narrative that they were just “glorified Toyotas.” In most cases, that’s simply not the case. The midsize Lexus ES is a case in point. Sure it shares some things with the fine, steady Toyota Camry, but it also is significantly different…

Remember the Jurassic Park movies where the T-Rex was feared and wreaked havoc throughout each film? Well this week’s tester has a name that is similar to the T-Rex and equally is the apex predator on the block when it comes to big, performance-oriented pickup trucks.

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Two doors. Four doors. Hard top. Soft top. Sounds like I’m talking about the Jeep Wrangler, but no, in fact, I’m talking about the 2022 Ford Bronco, which makes a triumphant return to rival the Wrangler. Many enthusiasts have waited quite a long time for the Bronco to return.

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Many people may not realize that Volkswagen is one of the top auto manufacturers in the world with revenues in the hundreds of billions. Sure you don’t see VWs as much here in the United States, although that’s slowly changing. But clearly the Volkswagen group knows what they’re doing about …

BMW still hangs on to that advertising moniker of The Ultimate Driving Machine. And they’ve earned it. Following up on a recent test drive of the 4-door model of this car, I jumped at the chance to put the 2-door version through its paces around Atlanta on a recent trip there.

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In the world of small trucks there used to be the Toyota Tacoma and then no one else. Well, technically there were other trucks, but none could compete with the best-selling Tacoma. So Nissan got busy redesigning and reworking the Frontier to see if it could compete with the Tacoma.