The Real Story Behind The Challenger Hellcat With The $150,000 Markup

Despite what you've heard, the $150,000 dealer markup on a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is real. Well, real isn't the right word. It was actually a very clever trick and a really funny story. » 12/08/14 12:45pm 12/08/14 12:45pm

Stop Blaming Used Car Dealers For Your Used Car Problems

Sometimes, when I'm bored, I like to go online and read angry customer complaints about used car dealers. Have you ever done this? I highly recommend it. Hearing from these people is fun, and it's entertaining, and it's a good reminder of why we have to put warning labels all over everything. » 11/05/14 3:15pm 11/05/14 3:15pm

Drunk Car Dealership Manager Wrecks Camaro Into Flaming Mess And Bolts

There's something almost impressive about the scale of drunken mess this manager of a Des Moines Chevy dealer is. Steve Luebke is 57, and normally is only allowed to drive a vehicle with a breathalyzer interlock. The dealership-owned 2010 Camaro he "borrowed" lacked such a device, and is now a smoldering ruin. » 9/15/14 4:37pm 9/15/14 4:37pm

The Story Of A Sexy 911 Created By Porsche's Most Legendary Dealer

In 2011, famed Florida Porsche dealer Brumos Porsche crafted five factory-built special editions designed to honor Hurley Haywood's prolific racing career. They were called the 911 Carrera GTS B59s. Now, three years later, we get to see where they ended up. » 4/21/14 2:00pm 4/21/14 2:00pm

The Born-again West Virginia car dealer suing the feds because 'Obamacare' makes him provide contraceptive healthcare to women finds out that he's actually been providing those benefits all along. Oops. » 7/26/13 11:09am 7/26/13 11:09am

Let's Count How Many Ways This Car Dealer Commercial Is Racist

Hint: that "Tonto" means "stupid" in Spanish plays a part. Why, yes, this car dealership is in Texas. » 7/19/13 10:57pm 7/19/13 10:57pm

Dealers Want To Make It Illegal To Register A Tesla In New York

Tesla doesn't sell its cars through dealership franchises. It uses its own company run stores, like Apple. Dealerships don't like this. And now New York State auto dealers are backing a bill that would make it illegal to register the cars in the Empire State. » 6/21/13 2:01pm 6/21/13 2:01pm

Why Did This Customer Trash His Nissan Dealership With An SUV?

Here is a security video showing a man who didn't get what he was looking for at his Nissan dealership. He got behind the wheel of his SUV and drove into the showroom, repeatedly ramming the cars inside. But why did he do it? » 4/12/12 3:00pm 4/12/12 3:00pm

We Want Your Car Dealer Horror Stories

There's car dealerships that give the auto industry a bad rap. And then there are the ones that make those look like fuzzy kittens. We've highlighted them with "Cotomer Sevis," but now we're ready to give them a name and its own investigative column here on Jalopnik. We call it "Stealerships." These aren't just… » 3/28/12 2:00pm 3/28/12 2:00pm

Meet The Internet's Worst Lifted Truck Salesman

Justen sells trucks at Pro Trucks Plus LLC. We know this because he made the worst internet sales pitch we've ever seen. Watch as he rambles through the sale of a lifted Ford F250 "STANDARD CAB LONGBED 4X4 POWERSTROKE DIESEL." » 2/23/12 3:00pm 2/23/12 3:00pm

State trooper crashes into a new car dealership

The automotive destruction seen here is what happened after a Delaware state trooper suffered a medical emergency while driving. According to witness report the cruiser veered off the road and flew through the air before the crashing into several new cars. » 8/14/11 12:30pm 8/14/11 12:30pm

The mystery of a ghost BMW dealership

In the small town of Oakville, Ontario there sits a BMW dealership, abandoned for almost a decade. Inside the doors sit, frozen in time, two 20-year-old BMWs in seemingly mint condition. What happened? » 8/11/11 12:00pm 8/11/11 12:00pm

The most truthful, foul-mouthed car dealer commercial ever

If "Winnebego Man" was the epitome of curse-filled vehicular salesmanship, this may be it's one-take zenith from the late 1960s. Remember, Ralph Williams Bay Shore Chrysler-Plymouth is your home for rape and pillage. Warning: NSFW. » 7/26/11 9:30am 7/26/11 9:30am

BMW dealer puts $40,000 markup on 1M coupe

The BMW 1M has softened the hardened arteries of auto reviewers around the world, from Jeremy Clarkson to our own Mike Spinelli. One California BMW dealer hopes to capitalize on high praise and low supply with an insane $40,000 markup. » 6/29/11 12:00pm 6/29/11 12:00pm

How auto dealers scam customers with inflated loans

After the financial crisis exposed the devastation caused by predatory lending, state and federal authorities vowed to protect consumers from practices that lured them into debt they couldn't afford. » 4/12/11 3:00pm 4/12/11 3:00pm

How I sold a Ford Fusion to David Letterman on stage

How does a car salesman walk onto "The Late Show With David Letterman" and sell the irascible host a new Ford Fusion in a few seconds? We asked Manhattan Ford salesman Ahmed Younes, who did just that last month. » 3/03/11 12:00pm 3/03/11 12:00pm

Ten Hilariously Overpriced Vehicles

America's auto dealers: Tech-savvy family businessmen powering the U.S. economy through service and innovation. Except when their fat fingers price vehicles on the Internet and give dozens of mundane cars prices surpassing $200,000 — before undercoating. » 11/22/10 2:15pm 11/22/10 2:15pm

America's Abandoned Auto Dealerships

Last week we solved the mystery behind an abandoned Ohio car dealership caught on Flickr. Our story set off a flurry of responses from readers about similarly abandoned sales relics. Here's a ghostly gallery of America's lost car dealerships. » 9/15/10 11:00am 9/15/10 11:00am