The Ten One-Offs That Were Better Looking Than The Originals

Every once in a blue moon a cover band comes along that's better than the original. Either they have more energy, or they sound better, or they just plain look better. That happens in the car world, too. A company will put out a car, a design firm gets ahold of it, and voila, you've got a beauty on your hands. » 9/29/13 3:21pm 9/29/13 3:21pm

The Ten Ugliest Steering Wheels

"This is my steering wheel. There aren't many like it, but this one is mine. Without me, it is useless. Without it, my car is useless." You'd think automakers would remember that creed when designing the big thing right in front of you, but alas, not always. » 7/28/13 12:00pm 7/28/13 12:00pm

Ten Cars That Should Have Never Left The Factory

We've all done embarrassing things, I'll be the first to admit that. Thankfully though, our embarrassments are easily untagged on Facebook or fade into memory, instead of lurking and rusting on the streets for the next few decades. Carmakers, unfortunately, don't have that luxury. » 7/14/13 3:50pm 7/14/13 3:50pm

Ten Bad Ideas That Seemed Good At The Time

A lot of ideas are offered in earnest. Gerber Singles, for instance, I'm sure seemed like a good idea to somebody in some meeting, but it was clearly ridiculous. Same with buying Newsweek. Sometimes, though, those bad ideas find their way into cars. Even though they seemed alright at the time, they sometimes had… » 7/07/13 3:29pm 7/07/13 3:29pm

Ten Of The Most Unexpectedly Fun Cars

All that any Jalop ever wants is a fun car. It's hard to define what "fun" is, but it doesn't always mean it's the fastest down the straight or the quickest around the corner. It's just something that makes you happy, and lets you have a great time. And sometimes, you don't have a choice in the car. » 6/23/13 2:30pm 6/23/13 2:30pm