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Europe Gets This Sweet 2019 Ford Fiesta Van While The U.S. Might Lose It Europe Gets This Sweet 2019 Ford Fiesta Van While The U.S. Might Lose It

In the U.S., Ford is debating giving up entirely on the little Ford Fiesta compact car, but in Europe, The Blue Oval has gone all-in with a sweet van version. No, life isn’t fair.

Never forget how beautiful the Opel GT was.

Singer's Latest 'Reimagined' 911 Is The Wildest One Yet Singer's Latest 'Reimagined' 911 Is The Wildest One Yet

Singer Vehicle Design, the California company that restores and “reimagines” older Porsche 911s to where they’re some of the most desirable vehicles ever cooled by air, just released images of its latest work. And the “Mulholland” car is the wildest one yet.

13 Truckers Line Up To Save Man From Jumping Off Overpass 13 Truckers Line Up To Save Man From Jumping Off Overpass

Early this morning, thirteen truckers worked with the Michigan State police to form a line of semis under a Detroit-area overpass to prevent a man from jumping off.

Amazon Now Delivers Packages To Your Car Amazon Now Delivers Packages To Your Car

Internet giant Amazon announced today that it will start delivering packages to certain 2015 and newer General Motors and Volvo vehicles, getting us one step closer to transition into being a modern hipster who wants to live out of a van to save cash.

Engineering Firm That Panned Tesla Model 3's Build Quality Lauds Its Electronics And Handling Engineering Firm That Panned Tesla Model 3's Build Quality Lauds Its Electronics And Handling

Two months ago, Autoline posted a video in which engineering and manufacturing expert Sandy Munro—CEO of Munro & Associates, a Detroit-area consulting firm that dismantles and analyzes how cars are made—compared the Tesla Model 3's build quality to a Kia from the 1990s. But in a new discussion, Munro has lots of…

Trump’s Fiddling With Fuel Economy Standards: Blocked Trump’s Fiddling With Fuel Economy Standards: Blocked

A United State Court of Appeals in New York just blocked the Trump Administration’s attempt to continue delaying penalties associated with automakers failing to meet federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy targets.

Why Ford Isn’t Using GM’s Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission Why Ford Isn’t Using GM’s Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

That College Kid Whose Jeep I Saved Has Three Days To Fix His Vehicle Or It Gets Towed That College Kid Whose Jeep I Saved Has Three Days To Fix His Vehicle Or It Gets Towed

Last summer, I drove eight hours to pick up a Jeep that a reader named Matt had offered me for free. But after fixing the boxy SUV, I didn’t have the heart to take it from the college student. A few months later, Matt blew up the engine, but planned to install a new one. Sadly, now he’s got even more problems.

Harley-Davidson Is Trying To Lure In Youths By Giving Interns Free Bikes Harley-Davidson Is Trying To Lure In Youths By Giving Interns Free Bikes

Harley Davidson, a motorcycle company struggling to connect with young people, just announced what sounds like a dream internship for any college student. Eight lucky millennials will get free motorcycles and riding lessons so they can travel around the country social media-ing the shit out of their Harley.

Here Is What Happens When You Fill A Car's Engine With Coke And Mentos Here Is What Happens When You Fill A Car's Engine With Coke And Mentos

If you’re one of the six people who has wondered what would happen if you replaced your car’s motor oil with Coca-Cola and Mentos, prepare to be enlightened. That’s because one brave Russian decided to find the answer; it was not good.

The Eagle Premier may be one of the most under-appreciated cars of all time. It was engineered by Renault in France, designed by Guigiaro in Italy, its V6 was developed with help from Volvo in Sweden, and assembly took place in Bramalea, Ontario. For 1988, it was actually a fairly advanced car in some ways, but…

The Land Rover 'Lightweight' Was A Military Machine Designed To Be Lifted By Helicopters The Land Rover 'Lightweight' Was A Military Machine Designed To Be Lifted By Helicopters

I recently spotted for the first time a Land Rover Series III “Lightweight” in Nuremberg, Germany, and now I’m stuck in a deep rabbit hole learning about this incredible machine. So I’m bringing you down with me.

Why The 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel 2WD Gets 30 MPG And The 4WD Only Gets 25 Why The 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel 2WD Gets 30 MPG And The 4WD Only Gets 25

Ford says it has received official EPA fuel economy numbers for the new 2018 Ford F-150 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel, and the figures are good if you get the 4x2. But if you want power to all four wheels and you’re not a fleet customer, the numbers are much, much lower.

Of all the cars built on GM’s global rear-wheel drive “T-car” platform, I like the Vauxhall Chevette two-door hatchback best, especially the sporty HS homologation special. This one in the ad, with its wild body-kit, doesn’t look too shabby, either.

John Denver — 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' John Denver — 'Take Me Home, Country Roads'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Here's How Much My '$800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer' Moab Adventure Really Cost Here's How Much My '$800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer' Moab Adventure Really Cost

A few weeks ago, I took a rusty Jeep named Project Redwood on a 3,500 mile road trip to and from the off-road Mecca of Moab, Utah. While the aim of the trip was to show that grand off-road adventures don’t have to be pricey, I did end up spending quite a bit more than the $800 I initially put down for the junker.

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen Is Out Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen Is Out

After nearly four years leading General Motors’ luxury brand, Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen is leaving the company.

Here's What Happened When A Guy Used Wooden Pistons In His Engine Here's What Happened When A Guy Used Wooden Pistons In His Engine

A Russian YouTuber machined four pistons for his VAZ-2106's 1.6-liter inline-four engine, installed them, and tried to run the engine. It goes about as well as you might expect.

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