2015 EcoBoost Mustang: Pony With A Power Problem

I’d like to believe that I’m a pretty opened minded person. I’ve watched more than one movie based on a Nicholas Sparks book, ordered sushi more than a days drive away from the ocean, I’ve even considered owning a Hyundai Genesis Coupe for a very, very brief moment. None of that compares to the internal struggle I… » 5/07/15 2:56pm 5/07/15 2:56pm

Millennials Aren't Buying More Cars, There Are Just More Millennials

Today, we take down more breathless contrarian reporting about how Millennials are just as suburban and car-obsessed as previous generations. Following several stories drawing questionable inferences from flawed migration data claiming that Millennials are disproportionately choosing the suburbs (they’re not) come two… » 4/22/15 3:00pm 4/22/15 3:00pm

Let American Hero Jack Diamond Teach You How To Flip A Car Properly

If I could sum up the Car Bros YouTube channel in one word, that word would be heroism. They’re always highlighting some of the unsung heroes of the car world, like that Ferrari owner driving his dream car thanks to his rich Hollywood dad. Today they introduce another: legendary car flipper Jack Diamond. » 4/06/15 2:09pm 4/06/15 2:09pm

How To Lease A Car Without Being A Douchenozzle 

So you finally landed that office job where you have to put on a suit and use pointless buzzwords. Here's the problem: All your coworkers drive fancy cars. You want to "look the part" and not show up with your rusted-out beater, but you can't make the payments on, say, a Bimmer or a Lexus. Or can you? Welcome to… » 3/09/15 2:22pm 3/09/15 2:22pm

It'll Cost You $17,000 To Add A Fire Extinguisher To Your Corvette Z06

A Corvette Z06 is a pretty good deal for what it is, but it's not exactly cheap. It starts at about $80 grand, and as you can imagine, there's some pricey options: racing stripes are $950, a carbon fiber ground effects package is $3995, and a fire extinguisher is as much as a Chevy Cruze. What, what? » 2/23/15 11:17am 2/23/15 11:17am

The U.S. auto dealer model isn't going away anytime soon. Here’s why.

Disclosure: I've been working in the car business for over seven years now, though I'm not in sales anymore. I've learned a lot about how the auto business operates during that time. This article isn't intended to glorify car dealerships. It's to explain why today's auto industry can't just up and change to a… » 1/28/15 3:43pm 1/28/15 3:43pm

Here Is How You Can Spend Less Time At The Dealership

Even in the age of internet car shopping, I still hear stories from people who spent half their day at a dealership to purchase a car. Cars are one of the few purchases that take a marathon to buy. According to a recent study, once a customer is at the dealer longer than 90 minutes, satisfaction rapidly declines. » 1/24/15 11:00am 1/24/15 11:00am

Hip MTV Study: The Youths Don't Hate Cars After All 

At last, sweet vindication. For years I've been fighting against the myth parroted by terrified industry types and lazy Boomer assholes that young people don't buy cars, don't want cars, and only ride buses and their super-cool Razor scooters. Young people DO want cars! How do I know? Because of a new study by the hip… » 1/23/15 6:45pm 1/23/15 6:45pm

Proof: Pickup truck prices have gone insane

I spent some time last week cleaning out and moving my home office (thanks polar vortex 2!). In a flurry of old papers and diecast cars, I found the window sticker for my 2006 GMC Sierra. My apologies for the potato pic, the scanner and I went 12 rounds ... I lost. Looking it over, I was reminded just how cheap it… » 1/13/15 11:51am 1/13/15 11:51am

This Viper-Powered Dodge Challenger Is A Hellcat Killer On A Budget

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat is the most powerful production car ever made by the American manufacturer, and it currently commands quite the premium at dealerships - but what if I told you that you could save tens of thousands on a bona fide Dodge muscle car that had more power potential for less money? » 1/08/15 4:11pm 1/08/15 4:11pm

Help Car Buying Make 2015 Awesome

Back in July, Jalopnik launched a new sub-blog with a very simple goal: "Give car-buying advice that doesn't suck." While Tavarish and I have very different perspectives on how to buy cars, we feel that we provide a great balance between used car values and practical purchasing advice. So how did we do so far? » 1/05/15 8:39am 1/05/15 8:39am

The World At The End Of 2014: A 2CV Costs More Than A Rolls

I'm not exactly sure what this says about our world, but I feel like it's an indicator of something important. Right at this moment, the current state of human life on Earth has progressed to a point where a 2-cylinder Citroën 2CV costs $10,000 more than a long-wheelbase Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. This is meaningful,… » 12/29/14 9:40pm 12/29/14 9:40pm