Cars are big, expensive, and sometimes hard to understand. That's why, as Jalopnik readers found out, they are surrounded by crazy myths. These are our favorites.
There are still some people out there that don't believe motor racing is a real sport. Jalopnik readers know ten tests of man and machine that should set them straight.
There is not a single car enthusiast in the world who doesn't boast a little too much about their ride, but there are those among us who take bullshitting to the next level. These are Jalopnik readers' favorite big mouths.
Jalopnik readers might just be the most knowledgeable car nerds on the Internet. We asked them to tell us something we didn't know, and they inundated us with totally awesome automotive trivia. Here are our favorite factoids.
Some movie stars always end up in the coolest cars in their movies. Jalopnik readers know the very luckiest movie star drivers of all.
Driving isn't a privilege, it's a right. Jalopnik readers know the worst places in the world where this right is denied to women.
This is the year it all finally happens. This is the year where we cross the trips off the bucket list and get the project car running. This is the year that has Jalopnik readers delivering on their promise "next year, in Monaco!"
With cars getting fatter, uglier, and more detached with every new generation, it's easy to say which carmaker hasn't lost its way, but Jalopnik readers know ten brands that stand out for losing their shit this year.
A custom paint job is a way for you to express yourself through your car. Jalopnik readers have found ten car painters who should keep their expressions to themselves.
If Jalopnik readers could have any ten cars on sale in 2012, this would be their $2,412,141 Christmas wish list.
The greatest cars to drive are often complete death traps. But it's the end of the world, so who cares? Jalopnik readers have found ten dream cars they'd drive backwards, on fire, through the pearly gates.
When you think of building cars you think of massive, inhuman factories churning out Ford Model Ts and giving everyone some kind of debilitating lung disease. Jalopnik readers, though, have found ten car companies that they dream of working for.
It's time to redefine your idea of a hard drive. It's time to redefine your idea of a "road." Jalopnik readers have found the toughest countries to drive across. Your commute will feel easier.
There are some cars that are so bad they take a bat to your face every time you see them. Blindingly terrible cars. You know what? We love them. These are Jalopnik readers' favorites.
Car design's next great step won't come from a sketch but from a substance. Jalopnik readers know ten materials both new and old, that could change car design for the better.
Car companies are massive operations with managers and designers making decisions at multiple levels, yet the power of vision and personality (and megalomania) from the top still holds sway in the automotive industry. Jalopnik readers have selected ten figures that stand out as highly influential this year.
New cars are often predictable and conservative, but Jalopnik readers managed to find the ten cars that evolved their class or otherwise challenged our assumptions. The ten most important new cars of 2012.
Car reviews are easy to write. Interesting car reviews are quite difficult. Our Jalopnik readers put together the ten worst they've seen from this year.