2013 Hyundai Elantra GT: The Jalopnik Review

Ever have a really good waiter or waitress? Sure you have. There's a certain feeling you get when you encounter someone doing a really good job at something that maybe isn't the most important or exciting job in the world, but they've brought a level of competence and attention to it that just sort of makes you feel… » 7/06/12 12:30pm 7/06/12 12:30pm

2008 Mazdaspeed3, Part Three

Why you should buy the 2008 Mazdaspeed3:
You want a fast car, but have to pick up your children from school. You want a WRX STI, but can't quite afford the running costs and you don't need the AWD anyways. You got a bunch of tickets a few years ago; you still like driving fast, but want to preserve what little… » 6/05/08 12:00pm 6/05/08 12:00pm

2008 Mazdaspeed3, Part Two

Exterior Design: ***
The 2008 Mazdaspeed3 doesn't visually distinguish itself much from the standard Mazda 3 hatchback, but it doesn't need to. The basic design's thick D-pillars, subtle shoulder bulges over the wheels, and angular lines are a good starting point. More important is how the car doesn't look. There are… » 6/04/08 12:00pm 6/04/08 12:00pm

2008 Mazdaspeed3, Part One

Cruising the affluent suburban streets of the Chicago area in the 2008 Mazdaspeed3, I'm looking for trouble. The dimming evening light and warm weather has brought out all the usual suspects: everyone from boy-racers in tuned Hondas to middle-aged men in Ford GTs. Chirping the tires as I dart from stoplight to… » 6/03/08 12:00pm 6/03/08 12:00pm

2009 Mazda2 Three Door, Along With a Variety of Colors

The Mazda booth here at Geneva feels like a Mazda2 party and a whole bunch of colors were invited. Red, green, yellow, blue, white, gray... so in case you're in the market, that special color is probably here.The Mazda2 three door is is freshly unveiled for the European market here, and we're feelin' the little car. It … » 3/04/08 7:51am 3/04/08 7:51am

Exclusive: 2008 Saturn Astra Live And Unveiled!

And with the introduction of the 2008 Astra, the Opelization of the Saturn line-up is now complete. In fact, the lineup for the customer-conscience brand from the General is actually so all-new, it now claims the Sky roadster as their "oldest product." But this bit of autobahn-tuned 3-door and 5-door hot-hatchness is,… » 2/07/07 11:45am 2/07/07 11:45am