Can The 2022 Kia Carnival Minivan Import K-VIP Vibes To America?

When’s the last time you thought a minivan was ‘cool?’ Chances are, unless you’re a classic Mopar turbo fanatic or a normcore purist, the answer to that question is ‘never.’ Across the Pacific, however, there’s an entire culture of minivans-as-luxury-rides that has persisted on the streets of both Seoul and… read more »

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Here’s Why It’s The Worst Time In Modern History To Buy A Car

New or used, classic or modern, there’s never been a worse time to buy a vehicle. Supply lines have been crushed, dealer inventory is near-zero, and used automobiles are being gobbled up by massive corporate fleets that are willing to overspend to fill their lots. I dove deep into the… read more »

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Super Cool Kickstarter Rewards Are Piling Up At Code 45 HQ

Spooky times this October here at Code 45 headquarters, but we’re beating back both the spirits and the encroaching cold with these totally awesome Kickstarter rewards that we’ve been gathering up as we prepare to fulfill our most recent campaign. Here’s a look at what we’ve got waiting so far…. read more »

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Hurst Lightning Rods Are Super Weird, Super ’80s

I can remember being a kid and looking into the window of an Oldsmobile Cutlass, only to be completely flummoxed by the three-stick voodoo protruding from its center console. Hurst Lightning Rods were standard issue on the Hurst/Olds that was built for 1983 and 1984, but the trio of shifters… read more »

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Can One Good Car Save An Entire Doomed Brand? How About Four Good Cars?

Some car companies just weren’t meant to survive past their best-before date, but of those that straggled on into an uncertain future, were there any last-minute sales champions lurking behind the curtain that could have saved them from the chopping block had they debuted in time? In this Hagerty piece,… read more »

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Cadillac Secretly Revealed Its ’90s Future In 1988 With the Voyage Concept

Sometimes car companies give away more than they’re letting on when a concept car rolls out onto the stage at one of the world’s major auto shows. I’ve been putting together a series of features over at The Drive that explores forgotten concept cars that played a major role in… read more »

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