Was Chrysler Expecting A Negative Reaction To The New Jeep Cherokee?

After we exclusively revealed shots of the new Jeep Cherokee rolling off the assembly line, Chrysler released the official shots of the vehicle a few hours later and ahead of schedule. The reaction to the car — particularly its nose and headlights — hasn't been as positive as the Mopar folks probably wanted. But the… » 2/23/13 10:00am 2/23/13 10:00am

If You Can't Beat 'Em, At Least Tolerate 'Em

CUVs. We all love to hate them. But the fact is, they aren't going away any time soon. We're stuck with them. And as much as we hate to admit it, that may not be the worst thing in the world. They may be less efficient in some ways than a straight wagon, but they're convincing people to ditch the truck-bodied behemoths … » 2/22/13 10:04pm 2/22/13 10:04pm

The Future of the Internal Combustion Engine Is Camless

The opening and closing movements of the valves in an internal combustion engine have been controlled by camshaft rotation for around 150 years. The cam itself was invented by Al-Jazari in the year 1206 as part of a proto-drum machine. But now, in Koenigsegg's shop as it is in many other labs around the world, the cam… » 2/22/13 3:42pm 2/22/13 3:42pm

Why Datsun Should Make a Come Back

In the summer of 1988 my sister started dating some new guy. Like any younger brother I hated her boyfriend for merely existing, but that quickly changed when I saw what he was driving. I remember the first day I heard the exhaust note from his brown 280zx revving around the corner and barreling into our cul-de-sac. » 2/22/13 3:27pm 2/22/13 3:27pm

The Dark Glory That Is Craigslist

Some things in life are equally as bad as they are good. Robocop, VH1 countdowns, and most cartoons from the ‘80s (M.A.S.K. anyone? That shit was my jam!) are just a few prime examples of this phenomenon. They’re all terrible, we all recognize this, and yet there’s something that prevents our hearts and minds from… » 2/22/13 2:26pm 2/22/13 2:26pm

Pride Will Only Make You Stronger (And Get You A Nicer Car)

Pretend you own a Lexus IS350 F Sport. Obsidian black. It sleeps in your garage at night. The engine shakes you awake through the engine start button every morning. You don't need coffee to prepare you for your day because a quick full-throttle blast onto the on-ramp is all you need. You roll the windows down so you… » 4/24/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm