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The most popular automotive stories of 2018 speak for themselves. You, dear reader, are an educated consumer. You have great taste. You’re an adventurer. You appreciate value. Those qualities are founding principles around these parts, so not only are we humbled to have you along, we’re glad to find some solid, common ground. Thanks for reading. -NC

15 of the Worst Used Cars to Buy From 2007-2017

15 of the Worst Used Cars to Buy From 2007-2017

If you’re currently shopping for a used car, this is a good place to find the cars you don’t want.

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

Every emblem has a story.

The 6 Greatest Adventure Motorcycles You Can Buy Today

The 6 Greatest Adventure Motorcycles You Can Buy Today

No matter if asphalt gives way to gravel and dirt, an adventure bike never waivers.

The 6 Best Off-Road Trailers of 2018

The 6 Best Off-Road Trailers of 2018

Somewhere between the luxury of an RV and the essentials-only tent experience, sits the sweet spot of off-road trailers.

5 Best Motorcycles For Navigating City Streets in 2018

5 Best Motorcycles For Navigating City Streets in 2018

Navigating any concrete jungle can be hell — especially if you call the asphalt wilds your commute. These five bikes make riding through the city much easier for any kind of rider.

Buying Guide: 7 Great All-Terrain Tires

Buying Guide: 7 Great All-Terrain Tires

You want to make a dramatic change to your vehicle’s off-road performance? Start with the rubber.

The 11 Best Winter and Snow Tires You Can Buy

The 11 Best Winter and Snow Tires You Can Buy

We picked the best tires to help you stay mobile through the winter months.

These 6 Cars Have Been Named the Best in the World – Read Our Reviews Now

These 6 Cars Have Been Named the Best in the World – Read Our Reviews Now

World Car Awards is “dedicated to ensuring that it is carried out with the utmost objectivity, credibility, and integrity.”

The 10 Best SUVs Under $50,000

The 10 Best SUVs Under $50,000

Choosing one among the endless many is no easy task. Moreover, since the average price for an SUV 2017 was just under $40,000, it’s a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. To cover all the…

The Most Reliable Car Brands and Their Most Reliable Cars

The Most Reliable Car Brands and Their Most Reliable Cars

Consumer Reports recently did a survey including over 500,000 vehicles for its Annual Auto Survey — these are the most reliable car manufacturers, and their most reliable cars.

The 16 Best Motorcycles for Shorter Riders

The 16 Best Motorcycles for Shorter Riders

Finding a motorcycle when you’re a particular size can be tricky.