As many of you know, the Internet is an exciting place, full of magic, and wonder, and delight, and a disturbingly large collection of tentacle porn. Thanks to online communities it's also a good place to invent a version of yourself that's better, older, and more interesting.
If you are dealing with a high-priced luxury or sports car, it is almost 100% impossible to complain about that vehicle on the Internet without someone alleging that you sound like a whiny prick. One M3 buyer who says he got screwed over by BMW is learning that lesson right now.
Car forums are such special places. They're where enthusiasts go to share knowledge with one another, forge bonds based on mutual passions, and build lasting communities. But sometimes, a forum member will post something so asinine — so insanely stupid — that an epic takedown is in order. This is the story of such a…
Car forums should be about lending a helping hand to fellow car enthusiasts as well as the uninitiated. Jalopnik readers found that they're sometimes just about the most mindless places on the Internet.
Benjamin Sloss Treynor is the Vice President of Engineering at Google. He's smart. He's rich. And he loves cars.
We expect 4chan to be a good place to meet bronies and possible sexual deviants, but not a place to get reasonable car-buying recommendations. It turns out their advice is actually not terrible.
A bunch of gearheads with too much time and some Photoshop skills did what any gearhead in a similar position would do: They found out what cars would look like after playing around with the original designs in Photoshop.
A thread on StanceWorks — the popular forum for lowered and hellaflush cars — began with a proud 2001 Honda Civic owner showing off his trunk-rattling sound system and slammed car. Then forum members quickly discovered how he lowered the car. As you can see, it's the kind of horrific DIY engineering that makes you…