40 Years Of The Volvo 240: Why People Still Love The Slow Swedish Boat

If you were to describe the Volvo 240 in a vacuum you'd get a car that sounds rather drab and boring, the kind of vehicle easily forgotten by history. Yet, 40 years after its introduction, gearheads and laypeople alike still love the 240. » 8/21/14 2:00pm 6 minutes ago

Cheaper Tie-Downs, $50 off $125 at Advance, Wet/Dry Vacs [Deals]

These ratcheting tie downs have a respectable 1100 pound load limit and 3300 pound breaking strength, and you can get a four-pack for just $20 today. [ Highland 12' Heavy Duty Ratchet Tie Downs, $20] » 8/21/14 1:45pm 21 minutes ago

The Daily Mail Thinks The Hindustan Ambassador Is A "Sports Car"

I know, as a car enthusiast, I can't expect mainstream media to focus on cars in the same way or with the same intensity as I would. I know this. But still, I think we can expect at least a minimum of accuracy. The Daily Mail doesn't seem to agree, since they call a hardtop Hindustan Ambassador a "sports car" and a… » 8/21/14 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

​Google Required To Add Controls To Its Self-Driving Cars

The headline feature of Google's latest self-driving prototype is its lack of a steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedal. It's what Google envisions for the future of transportation, and it also runs afoul of California's autonomous vehicle testing laws. » 8/21/14 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

Here's The Easiest Way To Make The Car Film Of Your Dreams

Remember that little announcement where we said you'd have to do is have an idea and then someone would help you make a short car film to be screened at the Jalopnik Film Festival? That someone is no less than Douglas Sonders. The deadline is August 25th so you’ve got six days to submit your idea! » 8/21/14 12:09pm Today 12:09pm

You Don't Need To "Figure Out" Women To Sell Them A Car

The auto industry is constantly trying to capitalize on the next big "target market." Seeing as female buyers influence more than 80% of carbuying decisions, dealers and automakers are trying figure out what makes them tick, but it is really not that complicated. » 8/21/14 11:03am Today 11:03am

Tesla Owners Will Be Able to Start Their Cars With Only an iPhone

Tesla's Model S is so technologically advanced, it gets software updates the way your old fashioned car gets oil changes. And rumor has it the newest update will let iPhone-using Tesla owners forget their car keys forever: The car will soon recognize the owner's phone to start the car. » 8/21/14 10:59am Today 10:59am

These 8 tools can save your ass if you off-road solo

It's Friday, and you're "home sick" with something in the driveway that gnaws on boulders when it's bored, like this freakishly capable 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X that we just took to Windrock OHV park. But no one else can come out and play, so you're going solo. » 8/21/14 10:30am Today 10:30am

Matthew McConaughey Will Save Lincoln...

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 8/21/14 10:02am Today 10:02am

A Brief History Of How The Aftermarket Invented GM's 4WD Trucks

Just after World War II, Willys Jeeps and Dodge Power Wagons were first to sell 4WD trucks to consumers. GM, Ford, and even Studebaker saw the demand for trucks with a transfer case, but before they could offer their own 4WD systems cost-effectively they outsourced it to the aftermarket. » 8/21/14 9:35am Today 9:35am