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Geoffrey Dankert

As a child, Geoff Dankert's first word was "Buick," according to an unimpeachable source (his mom). Getting older has done nothing to tamp down his enthusiasm for cars of all kinds. He's a Chicago-based writer and journalist whose automotive high points include hot laps at Sebring International Raceway, riding shotgun with Jackie Stewart, and driving from San Francisco to Ocean City, Maryland on U.S. 50.

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Every 80s Ford Mustang Model Year, Ranked

After several years of the derided (but popular) Mustang II, Ford’s all-new 1979 model — based on the Fairmont and its versatile “Fox” platform — was seen as a return to form for the pioneering pony c...

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10 Car Models That Dodge No Longer Makes

At one time, the line up for Chrysler Corporation’s Dodge division would make the founding Dodge brothers’ heads spin. From the minuscule Colt and utilitarian Dart all the way up to land yachts, picku...

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The 10 Best Cars Saturn Ever Made, Ranked

General Motors’ import-fighting division was an acknowledgement that GM needed to change the way it operated if it was to survive increasing competition from Asian car-makers. The company sank billion...

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Every Pontiac GTO Model Year, Ranked

When General Motors shut down Pontiac in 2010, it pulled the plug on a brand with a direct link to the origins of the “muscle car.” The success of the LeMans-based GTO spawned numerous competitors, an...

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10 Car Models That Ford No Longer Makes

Henry Ford’s first motorized vehicle, the Quadricycle, burst out of a garage in Detroit in 1896. Since then, the company that bears his name has become one of the largest automakers in the world, with...

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10 "Family Truckster"-Style Wagons, Ranked

Try to imagine a world without hulking SUVs and minivans on the roads. It’s a world in which only skilled trades workers drive pickup trucks, and everyone else drives cars in sizes ranging from “not t...

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10 Failed Radwood-Era Sports Coupes

As the 1980s dawned, Detroit was waking up. Energy prices were starting to stabilize after OPEC’s actions in the '70s gave the four major U.S. carmakers a needed reality check. Buyers were discovering...

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