'Toyota TRDPro' Kit Is Pretty Much A New Grille, But It Looks Cool

Toyota's TRDPro Tundra, Tacoma, and 4Runner trucks just strutted their stuff on Toyota's Chicago Auto Show test track. Despite rumors that this was going to be Toyota's truck to challenge Raptor, that "stuff" is basically a cool FJ40-style grille badge and a few small tweaks. » 2/06/14 11:06am 2/06/14 11:06am

What car would you realistically trade your current daily driver for?

What if you could trade the vehicle you drive every day for absolutely any vehicle in the entire world? Before you figure out where you are going to keep your (insert dream car here), even in this extremely hypothetical situation there is a catch—you have to use your new vehicle to do absolutely everything you… » 10/08/11 5:00pm 10/08/11 5:00pm

What car would you purchase if it wasn't so expensive to maintain?

As many luxury and performance cars get older their prices drop as their warranties disappear and they become increasingly expensive to maintain. Many times these vehicles seem like unbelievable deals until you begin to take into account how much money you will end up paying for the parts and labor to maintain and… » 9/17/11 5:00pm 9/17/11 5:00pm

What is the worst factory car color ever used?

Over the years car manufacturers have made some interesting choices when it came time to pick paint colors. Which choices were good and which choices were bad varies greatly on a person by person basis. This weekend we want to know which color is the worst to ever appear on a production vehicle. What is the worst car… » 8/06/11 5:00pm 8/06/11 5:00pm

Is this the nicest first generation Toyota 4runner in the world?

We aren't positive if this unbelievably pristine example currently listed on Ebay is the nicest first generation 4runner in the world, but we imagine it's definitely in the running. This 38,708 mile example is about as close as you can get to buying a brand new example of a classic 26 year old SUV, but be forewarned,… » 7/31/11 5:00pm 7/31/11 5:00pm

Ten Best Used Bargain SUVs...And One That Isn't

Since owners are fleeing their SUVs like rats from a sinking ship, it seems like a great time to put together a list of the top used SUV bargains. Luckily, Popular Mechanics » 9/24/08 4:30pm 9/24/08 4:30pm has put together just such a list. After all, some people out there actually need a purposeful wagon to take them off-road or help them haul a…

Toyota, Something Something, Recall, Something Something

Toyota, in its most high-profile embarassment since the "Oh, What a Feeling" knee-replacement scandal of 1978, is initiating its largest US recall ever. The company is notifying owners of 4Runners, small pickups (full disclosure: us) and T-100s from model years 1989 through 1996 of a steering-related flaw could cause… » 9/08/05 4:34pm 9/08/05 4:34pm