When Chevy debuted the 2014 Malibu, I pointed out that looked like GM had done nothing to fix the soul-crushing mediocrity of the last version. Now real-world reviews are coming out and it looks like the car is as bad as you'd thought it'd be.
Sometimes, it seems like autojournos are having such a blast driving all these new cars that they completely forget what makes a good one. These are ten cars that were supposedly awesome. In reality they blew chunks.
The buff books have been churning out 'CAMARO BEATS MUSTANG/MUSTANG BEATS CAMARO' lines since the dawn of time. So what's the most trite, ridiculous car mag headline you've seen?
"You bend it, you mend it," right? That's the basis of a lawsuit by famous racing driver David Piper against a car journalist who blew the engine on Piper's $2 million Porsche 917.
"Let's keep the shiny side up" were nearly the last words from the GM employee responsible for the safety briefing ahead of a drive for journalists through the windy roads of Georgia. One writer for a buff book didn't take that advice seriously enough and rolled a brand new Cadillac ATS into the woods within a few…
When Hearst bought Car And Driver and Road & Track it became clear that at some point the be-ampersanded buff books would have to be streamlined to make more money for the company. Then, earlier this year, they announced the plan was to move the California-based R&T to Ann Arbor to be closer to its bros. That was only…
Slate recently ran this article, explaining to people what the little arrow on the gas gauge means. I was pretty surprised to find that the author only found one out of ten people he asked knew what it was for. Maybe I'm jaded by the Jalopnik readership. And maybe I'm surprised the answer, "it shows what side the gas…
"It is eating me alive. Literally. It is killing me. Literally." I hope those are the first words of nerd/sex/techblogger Jen Friel's write up of the Dodge Dart, which she's currently in Austin reviewing on an all-expense paid trip from Chrysler, and not just the painfully hyperbolic moaning of an oversharing blogger.
At the Mercedes-Benz press event "SLS AMG Track Xperience" at the Zhuhai International Circuit in southeast China, one journalist in an SLS braked too early and got thoroughly rear-ended by a C63 AMG.
This wrecked Lexus IS F gave its life so you can read about what it's like to drive an IS-F. Oh, wait. No it wasn't. It was crashed because automakers team up with "professional automotive journalist organizations" for these annual drives that only create any journalism when someone wrecks a car.
Owning a Pagani Zonda may be a pain when it comes to paying insurance or removing caked road salt from its intricate carbon fiber nooks, but it has its upsides, like doing 200 mph with the grace of a gazelle on drugs. That, and getting invited to Pagani owners’ events to hitch a ride at insane speeds in the new…
While famous auto racer Emerson Fittipaldi is well known for his accomplishments on the race track, his role in building a wild Volkswagen for a Brazilian endurance race is an interesting albeit lesser known tale. Jalopnik Brazil editor Leo Nishihata explains. — Ed.
There's a thing that pundits like to do where they read an article and then they say the opposite of what everyone's thinking. It's a good way to get attention. On the internet, it's called "trolling." Jim Motavalli apparently saw this Wall Street Journal article about GM investing in their Bowling Green plant in…
Toyota has sparked a controversy in Brazil for attempting to legally bar a media outlet that dared publish spy shots of a new Corolla from ever mentioning the Toyota brand name again. Jalopnik Brazil editor Leo Nishihata explains. — Ed.
Yes, the near-throwdown that erupted in the New York auto show press room last week was as cringe-worthy as it sounds. But it did impart some Old New York Barroom onto the stench of sweaty Brooks Brothers.
Spinelli will be on Fox Car Report today at 2:00p EDT, talking Tesla v. Top Gear, the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon and other car topics worthy of mention in the "strategy room." Automotive strategery perhaps? [Fox Car Report Live]
Do automakers provide juiced versions of their cars to journalists? It's a concern that goes back decades. Inside Line raised a red flag recently about the 2011 Ford Mustang GT. But is Ford really jucing?
On Friday we noted numerous media reports and a statement from AOL claiming Autoblog's littler brother AutoBlogGreen was being folded into its larger sibling — or just outright getting killed. AutoBlog "publisher" John Neff said we were wrong. Before Neff had even gone on the hard-nosed defense, we'd received a…