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Toyota Explains its Most Iconic Model Names


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Toyota and the Japanese in general are known for being notoriously bad at naming their cars, though most of that's in the past now...

We’re sure you already have a dozen examples that you want to share with us. However, what are the origins of their most popular models’ names?

Miami Beach Cop Verbally Bashing Young Biker Under Investigation


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The Miami Police Department has opened an internal affairs investigation on Officer Kenneth MacLeod who was filmed screaming expletives at young motorcyclist Albert Valdes.

Call The National Guard! 12 Patrol Cars Chase Slow-Moving Moped…


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Twelve - that's how many police cruisers we counted pursuing a man riding a slow-moving moped in Norton Shores, Michigan!

What Autonomous Emergency Braking is and Why it’s Important to Have


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You probably already know what AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) is. It’s a system that’s now being fitted to some cars which automatically applies the brakes when it senses an imminent crash via its array of sensors.

You Won't Believe These Scenes Were Filmed on Russian Roads


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We’re used to seeing terrible things happen on Russian roads courtesy of the dash cam phenomenon there, but that doesn’t mean politeness and the basic compliance with traffic rules don’t exist.

China’s Worst Driver Doesn’t Have a Clue What He’s Doing in Parking Lot


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Not anyone can brag about hitting a car more than ten times during a 10 minute long parking maneuver.

UK’s Least Reliable Car Would Have M5 Engine, RS6 Suspension and Jeep Gearbox


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The hideous car in the photo is a mash-up of the UK’s least reliable cars according to automotive specialist Warranty Direct. Dubbed “Horrific 40RR0R”, it’s the UK’s nightmare car, as it costs an average £550 when it breaks down every other month.

Slayer Fan Does a “McConaughey” to Sell His Ford Escort for Concert Tickets


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This has to be one of the funniest spoofs of Lincoln’s Matthew McConaughey commercials and it’s one with a purpose too. Usually when people sell their cars they don’t say what they want to do with the money.

The Story of How an Aston Martin Racer Helped Shorten WWII


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The story of John “Jock” Horsfall should not be new to you if you regularly visit our site. We made a detailed piece about it a while back, but that requires reading, but if you’re not up to that, there now a simpler (XCar video) way of getting informed.

This Has to be the Selfie of the Day


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Would you believe that this is the facial expression of someone who just witnessed a speeding long-boarder tumble over and crash head first onto the road?

Watch Russian Drivers Taunt and Run Circles Around Cops


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A group of feisty drivers in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia, was in a playful mood when a police car arrived at a local parking lot to put an end to their drifty shenanigans.

Highlander Cop Erupts After Young Biker Tells Him "God Bless You" [NSFW]


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A Miami Beach police officer was filmed going on an authoritarian power-trip after pulling over a young motorcyclist.

You’ll Soon be Able to Buy Tesla-Branded Goods out of Recycled Leather


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We won’t judge Tesla for looking to round off its profits by selling branded merchandise, since some of the most prolific manufacturers in the world also do it – its kind of the norm, really.

Speeding in Fog and Icy Road Conditions; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?


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You'd think that driving in harsh conditions winter after winter would make all Russian motorists more diligent on the road when nature gets nasty, but you'd be wrong.

Lada Goes Skiing


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Here's a first-person view of what it's like to lose traction on a frozen road when you hit black ice and go down a slope.

Frozen Road Sends Drivers and Fools Left and Right


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Picture yourself seeing a bunch of vehicles free sliding and crashing all over the place on a frozen road; what's your next move?

'The Road to Furious' is the First Trailer of Next Fast and Furious Film


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Time certainly flies by and after almost a full year delay due to the death of star Paul Walker, the creators of the next Fast & Furious film titled "Furious 7" have dropped what they call, a launch trailer.

Japan Builds a Working Transformers Robot That Turns Into a Car


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Your childhood dreams or…perhaps nightmares are about to come true as a Japanese group has built a fully working Transformers robot.

A Nissan Note in a Bubble? Sure, Why Not? [w/Video]


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Nissan continues to promote the Note in an unusual way in Europe, with the latest PR stunt involving a massive bubble used as a metaphor for the model’s Safety Shield technology.

Jim Carrey Mocks Lincoln's Matthew McConaughey Ads on SNL


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First, it was South Park and now, Jim Carrey has parodied Matthew McConaughey's melodramatic Lincoln ads as well during his Saturday Night Live (SNL) hosting gig.