Here’s What Happened When I Tried To Sell My TDi ScandalWagen to CarMax

If you’ve read any of my 2-3 other posts, you’d know that I went out and leased a 2014 VW Jetta SportWagen TDi about a year ago in an attempt to merge the practicality of my beloved 4Runner and my I-like-it-but-I-don’t-have-room-for-three-cars Scion FR-S into a single, fun car that according to my salesman- achieves… »9/30/15 11:43pm9/30/15 11:43pm

Quit Blaming The Dealer For Your Low Trade-In Offer

Over the last few weeks, I’ve spent approximately 16 hours on commercial airplanes. This has given me ample time to read a wide range of automotive dealership complaints written by the kind of people who believe Applebee’s is fine dining. They seem to believe dealers are at fault for low trade-in offers. They’re wrong. »8/18/15 2:50pm8/18/15 2:50pm

A Different Kind of Christmas List: 7 Best Unreliable CarMax Cars

Well, ladies and gentlemen, Christmas is upon us, and I've decided to celebrate in my own special way: by getting violently ill. That's right: for the last few days, I've been moving around the house with approximately the same level of energy as a three-toed sloth in a zoo enclosure. ("Look honey! There he is!! … No,… »12/25/14 2:00pm12/25/14 2:00pm

Here’s What Happened When I Tried To Sell My Ferrari to CarMax

If you're a regular reader, you probably know that I write two frequent series here on Jalopnik. In one, I document all the problems I have with my used Range Rover, which I bought two years ago from CarMax with a bizarrely comprehensive six-year warranty. In the other, I tell you what it's like to own a used Ferrari »10/29/14 3:10pm10/29/14 3:10pm

The Craziest Unreliable Cars You Can Get With a CarMax Warranty

I've rounded up a few more exciting unreliable CarMax warranty-able cars for you to gawk at because the last time we did this you were all tremendously excited about the prospect of buying these exciting, historically unreliable used cars available with a long warranty. Prepare to get even more excited because I have … »7/09/14 3:35pm7/09/14 3:35pm

Consumer Groups Petition FTC to Investigate CarMax

CarMax might just be our favorite dealership for shopping out-of-warranty and notoriously expensive European hardware. The dealership chain is known for their friendly no-hassle sales and excellent warranties. But not all is well in CarMax country...11 consumer groups are asking the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) to… »6/25/14 1:59pm6/25/14 1:59pm