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Connected States:  Living Out of a Van in the Badlands

There’s something magical about traveling alone. Yes, there are more risks involved, but it pays dividends in nimbleness. Eventually, though, you get tired of talking to yourself (or your GoPro), you have trouble following your audiobook, and you’ve been through all of your pre-downloaded music. Having an ally on your… »8/25/15 5:22pm8/25/15 5:22pm

Is This The Worst Automotive Facelift On A Vehicle You'll Never Own?

UPS trucks (technically, they call them "package cars." I bet they call fortune cookies "book crackers," too) are one of those common sorts of vehicles that just blends into the surrounding environment. Big, useful rolling turds bringing us our Hoagie of the Month Club selections and car parts we got off eBay. But… »3/12/15 9:45pm3/12/15 9:45pm

I don't want your stupid pickup. I want a goddamn van.

It turns out, pickup trucks are about as useful for hauling cargo as a three-legged mule. You know what is useful? A van. A big, honkin', European utility van. I've covered 1,600 miles in six days, loaded four different motorcycles, a transmission, and a transfer case in this thing. It's clever. It's built to work.… »3/31/14 11:59am3/31/14 11:59am

Why India Is Making The World's Most Interesting Cars

I know that's a bold statement to make in that headline there, but I mean it. I should clarify though— "interesting" does not mean "best" in any sense of the word. It's not the fastest, most advanced, most comfortable, or really any superlative (other than maybe "cheapest"). But some of the cars that are currently… »12/05/12 2:20pm12/05/12 2:20pm