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Used Car of the Day: 2019 Ford Transit

Trying this again, after gremlins ate the first post. We're all about that van life around these parts, and we're intrigued by this $50K 2019 Ford Transit Connect.The seller is the original owner and loved using it for cycling. It has 62,000 miles on the clock and custom features like captain's chairs, a bed, and a shelf. Those are removable or reconfigurable.Other...

QOTD: How Better to Show Daytona?

It gets buried in the larger sports conversation by the NFL, but the 24 Hours of Daytona took place over the weekend.I caught a little bit Saturday, but Sunday it seemed impossible to find on my cable. I think it was streaming on Peacock, which I have, all weekend, so I could've watched it that way. I'm not complaining, to be clear, since I could've...

Suzuki Jimny May Soon Become Electrified

If you’re into tackling off-road challenges on a budget or have an unhealthy amount of nostalgia for the Suzuki Samurai that was taken from us in the 1990s, you were probably disheartened to learn that the Jimny (which is what the Samurai is called globally) wouldn’t be coming to North America. Suzuki had already exited our market and the logic at the...

Volvo Revives Subscription Scheme for California

Volvo Cars is reintroducing its subscription model in California, despite having previously gotten in trouble for violating the state's franchise laws. While the automotive industry has attempted to hype the premise for years, vehicle subscription services haven't gotten much love from consumers and tend to exist in a legal gray zone that makes regulators...

Audi Grandsphere Concept Coming in 2024 as Next-Gen A8

Audi began rolling out its exotic “Sphere” concepts in 2021. The Grandsphere Concept previewed an electric flagship sedan, and we’re now learning that it will likely arrive as an A8 successor in 2024.  Autocar reported that the next-gen A8 E-tron will debut in 2024, and feature only slight revisions from the wild concept car. It will ride on a new PPE...

TTAC Throwback: 2011 Nissan Quest

Last week, our TTAC throwback was a 2012 model. This week, we're staying in that era and bringing you a minivan instead of a sports sedan. Remember the 2011 Nissan Quest?Michael Karesh's review is a bit harsh -- did his experience jive with yours, if you bought a fourth-generation Quest? Or rented one?Or maybe you never drove a Quest but just want a...

Tesla Quietly Bumps Model Y Prices by $500 After Slashing Thousands Off the MSRP Earlier This Year

Tesla made waves when it slashed prices earlier this month, but it appears the fluctuations aren’t finished. The automaker cut Model Y prices by $13,000 earlier in January but recently re-raised the price by $500. Automotive News noticed the change. The entry-level Model Y Long Range now starts at $53,490, and buyers need to shell out an additional...

Used Car of the Day: 1973 Datsun 240Z

We've got another classic Z for you for today's Used Car of the Day. This 1973 Datsun 240Z is "mostly original" with an "unmolested" body and it commands $42,500.Coming to us from New York state, the car has 56,000 original miles and the numbers match. The 5-speed manual is out of a 280Z. Upgrades include the coil overs and the carburetors along with...

Junkyard Find: 1978 Chevrolet LUV

Small Japanese pickups became increasingly popular in North America as the 1970s went on, with plenty of Hiluxes and 520s/ 620s rolling out of Toyota and Datsun showrooms. Detroit wanted some of that minitruck money, and so each of the Big Three turned to a Japanese partner to make it happen. Today's Junkyard Find is the GM player in that game, found...

Ford Recalling Over 460,000 SUVs Due to Faulty Camera Systems

The Ford Motor Company is recalling a sizable number of late-model SUVs over faulty rear-view camera systems that may not display what’s behind the vehicle. While rear-facing automotive camera systems are already susceptible to being obscured by roadway grime and cannot offer the same field of view as the driver turning their head, they’re often helpful...

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