Would You Pay Ten Grand For A '97 Miata?

One could argue that the Mazda Miata is the "official car of Jalopnik." Miata love runs strong around here, and while I personally would never buy one, I can understand the appeal. But I'm not quite sure a '97 NA is worth $10,000, feel free to convince me otherwise. » 9/17/14 2:25pm 8 minutes ago

LA School District Gives Back Its Grenade Launchers But Keeps Its MRAP

The nation was up in arms over LA's school district having three grenade launchers in its possession for over a decade. Now the district's police department is giving them up. But also, uh, they're keeping their MRAP. » 9/17/14 1:59pm 34 minutes ago

Supercars Are Stupid

There. I said it. Supercars, though incredibly engineered, beautiful, and amazing to drive, are fundamentally stupid. It's not really their fault; it's how they're used. The way most supercars are used is like using a Cray XK7 to check email. They probably have the worst ratio of capability to actual use of anything… » 9/17/14 1:44pm 49 minutes ago

The 2015 Fiat 500X: Will Americans Buy This Fiat?

I think it's fair to say that Fiat hasn't exactly taken America by storm. Sure, the 500 Abarth is a perennial Jalop favorite, and other versions the tiny car sell okay in big cities, but the larger, uglier 500L has been something of a sales dud. Can the 500X change Americans' minds? » 9/17/14 1:34pm 59 minutes ago

The Ultimate Ice Scraper, Oil Drain Pan, Gadget Chargers [Deals]

Winter is coming, and this tool can scrape ice off your windshield AND push snow off your hood and roof. You might not need it today, but you'll be happy you got it in a few months. [Snow Joe Telescoping Snow Broom with Ice Scraper, $13] » 9/17/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Used Vehicle Prices Dropped Four Months In A Row

Automakers and dealerships had record sales this summer on new vehicles. But the availability of cheap credit, generous factory incentives, and heavy discounts meant that many buyers found new cars a better value than used. With used car inventories piling up, prices are dropping. » 9/17/14 12:35pm Today 12:35pm

Why The World Needs The 2014 Ram Power Wagon, Even If You Probably Don't

Everybody selling trucks in America has crapped out a few "Off-Road" packages; many of which stop at stickers and skid plates. The 2015 Ram Power Wagon may be a long enough to land a plane on, but damn if it doesn't deliver as a bona-fide off-road work truck. » 9/17/14 12:24pm Today 12:24pm

Dealers Want So Many 2015 Chevy Colorados That GM's Boosting Assembly

General Motors reports they've already had "nearly 30,000 orders" from dealers for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. To fill the expected continuous demand, they're increasing staff at the Wentzville, Missouri plant again by almost 30%. » 9/17/14 11:55am Today 11:55am

Is the Tesla Model 3 actually going to cost $50-$80k?

Tesla's on a roll lately. It just won a dealer battle in Massachusetts, and it's rapidly changing the face of Silicon Valley. It's also plotting out the future with a lot of that hedging on the successful launch of the gen-three car, the Model 3. » 9/17/14 11:55am Today 11:55am

This Guy Just Bought The Most (And Most Expensive) Rolls Royces Ever

Some things in life are so terrible, so awful, so delightfully vulgar that they go full-circle, and become great. The movie Starship Troopers, for example, or a Fluffernutter sandwich. Add to the list, then, Rolls-Royce's newest order for 30 Extended-Wheelbase Phantoms, its biggest and most expensive ever. » 9/17/14 11:22am Today 11:22am

Testing The 2014 Jeep Cherokee On & Off-Road: What Do You Want To Know?

For the next few days, we'll be torturing a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 on the hairpin roads of LA county and dusty desert tracks to the east. It's not the lifted Trailhawk variant and it's riding on Continental all-season tires, but you know we've gotta test that "SAND" setting on the dash somehow. » 9/17/14 11:06am Today 11:06am