Volkswagen Shows Off Cargo Van Version of Its Reborn Electric Microbus

The original Volkswagen Microbus started life as a sketch by Dutch VW importer Ben Pon for a small, useful cargo delivery vehicle. The idea of it having all those windows and hauling families and covens of hippies came later—it was a cargo vehicle first. That’s why Volkswagen’s announcement of a cargo version of their …

Our Old Pal the Low-Ass 11-Foot-8 Bridge Dishes Out Hard Street Justice to a Red Light Runner

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with my favorite local celebrity, the ornery-but-fair Durham, NC bridge we all lovingly call the 11foot8 bridge. Unlike what most people think, the name does not come from the Civil War Union General Elevah Fough-Tate, but rather from the bridge’s clearance height, which is a…

The 2019 Ford Ranger Configurator Is Live But Hidden, Still Shows Starting Price of $25,395 [Updated]

Remember last week when Ford accidentally made its configurator live for their eagerly-awaited non-colossal truck, the 2019 Ranger? Then Ford said that the prices ($24,300 for the base, $24,000 if you don’t want a truck bed) were all wrong. Well, it’s back up, and those prices are still there.

The 2019 Ford F-150 Limited Luxury Truck Gets the Raptor's 450 HP Engine

The 2018 Ford F-150 is still available with a good old fashioned V8, but the top engine option is the turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Even better than that is the High Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, but you can only get that in the Raptor off-road truck—until 2019, when you’ll be able to get the big booster daddy in the…

The Nissan Frontier Replacement You Can't Have in America Is a Solid Truck

The 2018 Nissan Frontier can be the cheapest new pickup truck in America, undercutting largely because it hasn’t been redesigned since 2004. That’s not the case outside the U.S. though, where the Navara has replaced it. Here’s what America’s missing in Nissan’s latest diesel-powered mid-sized pickup.