What Car Should You Buy The experts at Jalopnik answer your car-buying questions. Pete spends most of the year on a boat, but when he is home he likes to drive fast and throw down some lap times. He is ready to swap his Corvette for something that can handle track days but doesn’t want the usual suspects. What car should he buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. Do you want us to help you find a car? Submit your story on our form.) Here is the scenario: I currently have a 335i that I use as my daily driver (when I’m home) and own two sports cars to have fun with at the track (and occasionally to wow a coworker). The unfortunate thing is I’m only in the U.S. for about 1.5 months at a time, maybe twice a year. What I am looking for is a new track car to replace my Corvette, which I plan on selling. I don’t mind having another dual-clutch car or a manual (the Corvette). I was originally … [Read more...] about I’ve Got Serious Money to Spend on a Track Car but I Don’t Want the Typical Choices! What Should I Buy?
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Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News Published 6:16 p.m. UTC Sep 2, 2018 South Bend, Ind. — They had talked and talked and talked positively with high hopes throughout the offseason and preseason camp. Michigan's confidence was soaring entering the season, and the Wolverines said the opener against Notre Dame would give them a strong indication of where this team is. They might want to rethink putting that much stock in this first game, because across the board, the 14th-ranked Wolverines looked, at times, woefully inefficient and poorly prepared in a loss at No. 12 Notre Dame. The Irish prevailed, 24-17, Saturday night in Notre Dame Stadium, extending Michigan’s drought of losses on the road against ranked teams. The Wolverines are now 0-17 against top-25 teams since beating then-No. 2 Notre Dame in 2006. BOX SCORE: Notre Dame 24, Michigan 17 Michigan struggled at some point through the game in every phase. The Wolverines’ first touchdown came on … [Read more...] about ‘Only the beginning’: UM falls to Notre Dame in opener
GERMS, bacteria and mould are all breeding your car - and it's worst in the boot. A new study into how dirty our cars really are has highlighted the grime hotspots. The experiment studied 20 key areas to reveal the most germ-riddled places - and it's not pretty. A slack cleaning routine could be letting mould and germs breed in your motor - especially if you've got young kids and dogs. Researchers for Motorpoint swabbed 20 areas and put samples in petri dishes. These were then left for five days to see how many germs and bacteria they were home to. The results for each area were visually compared to rank the areas of the car and to determine which was the most germ-ridden. For those who had pets, you might want to rethink letting your animals in your vehicle as the driver’s boot was covered in bacteria. Out of all the samples, the areas with the most visible bacteria were the boot, driver footwell, seatbelt button and handbrake. The cup holder, inside door handle, and radio … [Read more...] about This is how dirty your car REALLY is – from germ-riddled handbrakes to grime-covered seatbelts
HIGH-protein diets are everywhere right now. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, model Emily Ratajkowski and actress Kate Upton have all counted a high-fat ketogenic diet, rich in protein, as one of the ways to keep their famous figures in shape.As well as aiding weight loss and helping to build lean muscle, eating protein is pretty important for your health: it can help you to feel more energetic and fuller for longer, as well as supporting bone health and assisting hormone production.Typically we think of meat and fatty fish as the best source for upping our protein intake, but with the recent rise of vegetarianism and veganism, more of us than ever are looking at alternative ways to stock up on the macronutrient.For those still hesitant at the idea of a 12oz steak for breakfast, we spoke to Holland & Barrett nutritionist Emily Rollason to find five top tips to sneakily get more protein into your diet.1. Start your day on an egg"It can be tempting during these chilly mornings to … [Read more...] about How to be pro-protein with eggs, Greek yoghurt, seeds and ‘nooch’
Honesty can be a beautiful thing. When you focus on what you’re good at instead of posing as something you’re not, you get a sales-success story like the Lexus RX. Since the RX became our first SUV of the Year back in 1999, Lexus has never tried to associate the model with off-road mastery or—until recently—sportiness. Thanks to that focus and a reputation for reliability, the RX has built a loyal following of buyers and has been the brand’s best-seller for more than a decade.But even the RX has its limits—in terms of passenger hauling—so Lexus is extending the luxury crossover’s appeal with a longer three-row version. We got our hands on a 2018 Lexus RX 350L to test its performance and see how well it might meet the needs of a growing family with a Toyota Highlander and Lexus RX already in the driveway.Our sample-size family is my sister and her husband, both of whom are partial to Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The 2018 RXL seems like a … [Read more...] about 2018 Lexus RX 350L First Test: Attempting to Stretch the RX’s Appeal