Here’s Why The Check Engine Light Is A Horrible, Terrible Thing

It happened on Thursday night. I went out to my car. I climbed inside. I turned the key in the ignition. And … nothing. Well, not quite nothing. A failed start. A check engine light. And an ominous warning message that said: TRANSMISSION FAULT: LIMITED GEARS AVAILABLE. » 11/24/14 2:50pm 28 minutes ago

2015 Corvette Z06 First Drive: Stupid fast, remarkably cheap

Let's review a few things: At $54,995 and 455 hp, the current, seventh-generation Corvette is a monster, a practical and almost flaw-free device. Similarly, as the media is fond of telling you, we live in a golden age; if you're building fast cars, you have to offer at least 500 hp if you want any attention. The last… » 11/24/14 2:40pm 38 minutes ago

The Reason Gas Is Cheaper In The Winter

Much of the country has been enjoying low gas prices lately, some states more than others. There are several factors contributing to this year's dip, but gas prices are typically lower during the winter. If you ask your know-it-all uncle, he will probably tell you that gas prices drop when it gets cold because people… » 11/24/14 2:39pm 39 minutes ago

The Wonderfully Bizarre 'His And Her' Cars Of The 1960s

Here at the Jalopnik Daily Motor-Gazette, we're not big fans of the idea of calling a car a "chick car," for a variety of reasons. But that doesn't mean that companies haven't deliberately tried to make cars tailored to a given gender before. Or, in the case of these 1965 Hillman Imp concepts, each gender. » 11/24/14 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

Woman Exonerated Of Homicide After Death Linked To GM Ignition

In a tale of death, bad fortune, shoddy police work, and the real-life ramifications of the faulty General Motors ignition switch, a Texas woman convicted of negligent homicide in 2007 was cleared of that crime today after the switch in her Saturn Ion was deemed to be at fault in her boyfriend's death. » 11/24/14 1:55pm Today 1:55pm

'Fix It Again, Tony' Is Fiat's Greatest Ad So Far

Between Jennifer Lopez, memes, Godzilla, and murderous cartoon animals, Fiat's non-Abarth U.S. ad campaigns have generally been one miserable suckfest after another. But now they've done something that's actually good. An ad that's clever and funny — from Fiat! » 11/24/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Mustang Tuner Saleen Says It Owes Millions Of Dollars, Has Only $7,261

Saleen Automotive, creator of crazy Mustangs and the gorgeous Saleen S7 supercar, is in a bad way. According to its own quarterly earnings report the company is getting sued by its bank, it owes its law firm money, it's resorted to paying contractors in stock, it's looking for a buyer, and, as of September 30th, 2014,… » 11/24/14 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

Obsessed Stalker Spends 6 Months Taping an Asshole Who Runs Red Lights

Who's worse in this situation? The jerk who keeps pulling the same dangerous stunt of faking a left turn so he can run a red and cut off the traffic going straight, or the stalker who's been recording this behavior for more than 6 months and turned it into a 20-minute montage? » 11/24/14 12:04pm Today 12:04pm

Pre-Order Exclusive: 55% off the Code Black Drone W/ HD Camera

A few weeks ago, we offered a pre order discount on this limited edition Code Black to Gizmodo readers. It sold out in 2 days. So, we've brought it back for Jalopnik readers, who can get a pre-order discount of 55% off a Code Black Drone + Free Shipping. Want to get in on the drone craze? This is a good place to start. » 11/21/14 12:19pm Friday 12:19pm