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Conspiracy theories are the spice of life. I don’t trust anyone who hasn’t indulged in a theory or two because they’re honestly just a hell of a lot of fun. I had a feeling y’all would have thought up some great conspiracies in the automotive world, and I gotta say—you definitely did not disappoint

I’ve spent all week refreshing the comments to see what great new theories you came up with.

Creepy Callers (Bop)


West German Efficiency (guinnessfanatic)

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Schwan Man (Boneyard Rendezvous)

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Fiero Means Merciless (Alex of the Mountains)

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Fuel Vaporizer (David Grimshaw)

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A Gentleman’s Agreement (K5ING)

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Controversy! (Teh Penguin of Doom)

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Our Hamster Saviors (GhostCommuter)

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Cash for Clunkers (tbp0701)

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Why Old Cars Wear Out (Recovering Gajin)

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Don’t Mess With Chickens (my car smells like crayons)

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Dieselgate (TheBlightOfGrey)

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This Happened To Me With My Second Car (JDMadmirer465)

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Clean Wheels (chucchinchilla)

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Bad News Bunkie (Vee)

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Bad Gas Mileage (Dolby109)

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Cannibalizing Banshees (Aaron Wright)

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I Believe It (WonkUnit)