Markups, Range Exaggerations And EV Raiders

Dealer Marks Up A 2024 Toyota Tacoma By $5,000 Before It Even Hits The Lot

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport
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Toyota’s all-new Tacoma is expecting to hit dealer lots this month as they slowly trickle out of the factory. As of this writing, there are less than ten 2024 Tacoma’s for sale in the whole country. While the majority of those don’t have prices listed yet—presumably because the dealer wants to tell you how much the markup is over the phone or by coming in—at least one dealer is already marking its Tacoma up. – Lawrence Hodge Read More

If Dealers Don’t Want To Sell EVs, Let Manufacturers Sell Them Direct To Consumers

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A lot of car dealers don’t have much interest in selling EVs; some are politically opposed to the idea on its face, some just don’t want to make the massive investment their brands are demanding to update their stores to EV readiness and some are just philosophically opposed to learning anything about products and would rather lose a sale than look anything up. (None of this applies to my guy Gage at Betten Baker Honda, he took great care of my Mom and her new CR-V last week. Shoutout to Gage!) – Rory Carroll Read More

Consumer Reports: These EVs Get Worse Range Than Advertised

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There are conflicting reports on whether American car buyers are getting on board with electric vehicles. Even though almost 2 million EVs were sold this year, there seems to be a lot of inventory with some heavy discounts which usually means not enough buyers. Range anxiety is still a factor, and according to Consumer Reports, some EVs won’t go the distance they claim to. – Tom McParland Read More

At $9,500, Does This Hardtopped 2000 BMW Z3 2.8 Drive A Hard Bargain?

Nice Price or No Dice 2000 BMW Z3

Consider all the things that could potentially go wrong on today’s Nice Price or No Dice Z3, and then read the ad and realize most of those issues have already been addressed. Let’s see if this purportedly well-maintained roadster is equally well-priced. – Rob Emslie Read More

At $8,900, Does This 1998 Volvo V70 T5M Got It Going On?

Nice Price or No Dice 1998 Volvo V70 T5M

While today’s Nice Price or No Dice Volvo has over 230K on the clock, the rebuilt five-pot under its hood has only done 1K of that. Let’s see what this uber-cool wagon might just bring in cold, hard cash. – Rob Emslie Read More

Hyundai Will Let You Buy An All-Wheel-Drive Sonata For Just $30,000

2024 Hyundai Sonata

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Don’t count sedans out just yet. Hyundai is the latest automaker that’s showing it’s not throwing in the towel on the segment. The automaker redesigned its striking Sonata sedan for 2024 and now we finally know how much it’ll cost. Including a $1,115 destination charge, the 2024 Sonata starts at just $28,615, $2,050 more than the outgoing model. – Lawrence Hodge Read More

At $25,000, Will You Flip your Lid Over This 1993 Honda del Sol SiR?

Nice Price or No Dice 1993 Honda del Sol TransTop

According to the seller, today’s Nice Price or No Dice Del Sol is in “showroom condition.” Of course, that would have be a showroom not in the U.S., as this version of the targa-top two-seater was never sold here. Let’s see what such exclusivity might be worth. – Rob Emslie Read More

My Mustang Isn’t Cutting It For Commuting With A Kid! What Car Should I Buy?

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Robert lives in Florida and is finding that his 2014 Mustang not the ideal vehicle for talking the kiddo to school. Since the Ford is getting up there in age, it’s time for an upgrade with four doors. He wants something sporty-ish with respectable fuel economy. What car should he buy? – Tom McParland Read More

I Am A Raider From Our Apocalyptic Future, Here’s How I Use My Cybertruck

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My name is Steve. My world is sparks and blood. Once, I was a blogger — a keyboard warrior searching for a righteous cause. As the world fell, each of us was in our own way broken. But at least I got this Cybertruck before it all fell apart, which has been super helpful in all my wasteland raiding. – Steve DaSilva Read More

At $8,500, Will This 1997 Toyota Paseo Convertible Get A Pass?

Nice Price or No Dice 1997 Toyota Paseo convertible

Today’s Nice Price or No Dice Paseo convertible was a one-and-done model only available for the ’97 model year. Let’s see if exclusivity and an excellent presentation can account for its asking price. – Rob Emslie Read More

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