Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG: Budget baller or the real AMG deal?

For many years now, AMG have been churning out ballistic machines with hand-built engines. The cars sole purpose has been to generate power, noise, and tire smoke. Now though, there's a new generation of AMG vehicles and one of the interesting spots in the lineup is occupied by the CLA45 AMG. » 10/07/14 10:45am 10/07/14 10:45am

Under the Hood: Valvoline examines the DIY spirit

Here in the Hooniverse, we love dirty hands, tools that are actually used, and project vehicles that are both a point of pride and a point of frustration. Yes, even I like getting my hands occasionally dirty... but it's best when I have adult supervision. If you've been hanging around here for awhile, you know that… » 10/01/14 12:29pm 10/01/14 12:29pm

Installing the 3M Paint Defender on a Focus ST

Hooniverse Associate Editor Jason Connor has a pretty rad machine in the form of his mountune Ford Focus ST. He has been taking it to the track, and hitting the canyons, while also using the car to serve as the occasional Hooniverse camera car. That means he's getting some paint chips on the nose of his beloved… » 9/17/14 11:46am 9/17/14 11:46am

2015 Cadillac Escalade drops the guilty & ups the pleasure

For me, the Cadillac Escalade has always been a bit of a guilty pleasure vehicle. This is a machine that I shouldn't like, but for some reason I'm oddly attracted to said vehicle. I once took a 900-mile road trip in a last-generation Escalade Platinum Hybrid. With four adults seated comfortably, the journey was a… » 9/03/14 10:56am 9/03/14 10:56am