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‘Cheap’ cars aren’t always bargains

Especially if you’re in the market for something a little more upscale. Say, a Rolls-Royce Phantom maybe? Lesson: When It comes to buying luxury cars, you’re probably better off buying brand-new. Hell, if you’re hunting Rolls-Royces, why bother scrimping anyway?

Will wheels made from plywood work?

The answer, surprisingly, is yes. And as the boys from the Hoonigan garage have shown above, you can even do some smoking-hot burnouts with them. Literally. Don’t try this at home, folks!

The inventor of cruise control was blind

It keeps your right foot rested on the expressway, and is a welcome relief during long, boring drives. Cruise control is something anyone who regularly traverses unending stretches of road will appreciate. And its inventor, engineer Ralph Teetor, was blind. Bet you didn’t know that last bit.

Everything you need to know about diesel

“Diesel is dirty, cheap, and efficient.” Yeah, sure. But there’s a hell of a lot more to your pickup truck’s life force than friendlier prices and a little extra torque. Watch and learn courtesy of Donut Media.

The world’s wildest van

The ‘Cosmic Cruiser’ weighs over 10 tons, stretches over 34 feet long, and runs on eight wheels. Its creator, Canadian artist Ivan Benic, built it over 40 years ago, and he claims it’s the world’s gnarliest hauler. Do you agree?

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