Jay Leno Loves Jalopnik; Hates Malaise Era Cars

Jay Leno, he of the big chin and bigger car collection, chats with Jalopnik about his love of Jalopnik and Tatras. Then we moved on to things he doesn't — all while waiting for burgers from a truck. » 11/19/10 10:30am 11/19/10 10:30am

For The Well-Dressed Judge: Turbo Cimarron Cowboy Hat!

I've been wanting to do a Stupid Murilee Junkyard Project™ with a Dodge Conquest TURBO seat belt for quite some time, and now I've found a junked Conquest! Combine the TURBO belt with a Cadillac Cimarron seat emblem and… win! » 3/27/10 4:00pm 3/27/10 4:00pm

10K Mile '81 Cadillac Cimarron For $8,995: Nice Price Or Crack Pipe?

A decisive 85% of you felt that the $39,975 Iran Khodro Paykan Deluxe required a major helping of Hubba Rocks to look like a wise investment, but today's choice might be more of a dilemma. Yes, the Cimarron was a total disaster for Cadillac, diluting its brand at the worst possible time, but that makes it a … » 9/10/08 8:00am 9/10/08 8:00am

1985 Cadillac Cimarron

Welcome to Down On The Street » 8/19/08 9:00am 8/19/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. With all the cool cars and trucks we've seen in this series, it may come as a shock to some that the first-ever DOTS car- that is, the first use of "Down On The Street" as the…

What's The Worst Example Of Brand Dilution?

When a company does all that work to build a brand you'd think they'd be careful about letting it go to crap for a couple of extra bucks. But companies love extra bucks and, when nothing else is going for them, they can always leverage awareness. Take the VW Caddy Carrera, a special edition VW van from Porsche?… » 5/30/08 11:40am 5/30/08 11:40am

Down On The Street: Cimarron d'Oro!

After spotting the super-awesome Opera Light Van the other day, I've been keeping my weather eye open (and low-end cameraphone ready) for similar finds: parked vehicles that look mundane at first glance but reveal themselves to be something much more upon closer inspection. Likesay this '84 Cadillac Cimarron d'Oro... » 5/15/07 10:30am 5/15/07 10:30am

Short-Lived GM Car of the Day: Cadillac Cimarron

Of course you saw it coming! The Cimarron, perhaps the most costly badge-engineering fiasco in The General's history. Based on the same J-body platform as the Olds Firenza and Pontiac J2000, the marque-tarnishing Cimarron was built for the 1982 through 1988 model years; each one that rolled off the assembly line was… » 4/06/07 5:55pm 4/06/07 5:55pm