Auto Recalls Total 1.84 Million In China Over Last Four Years

Chinese state news agency Xinhua is reporting Chinese automakers recalled 1.84 million vehicles since they created a recall process four years ago. But they swear it's all the fault of foreigners. » 12/31/08 4:45pm 12/31/08 4:45pm

GMAC Resumes Car Loans To Customers With Crappier Credit

Crappy credit? Still want a GM product? That's no longer a problem. Thanks to yesterday's $6 billion bailout, GMAC plans to expand credit criteria from a minimum 700 FICO score to 621 or above. » 12/30/08 8:30am 12/30/08 8:30am

Ten New Cars Cheap Enough To Gift This Holiday


Looking to make this a "December to remember" but you're broke and out of blood to sell? Here's ten cars still cheap enough to put a red bow on and gift this holiday season. » 12/18/08 2:30pm 12/18/08 2:30pm

IIHS: PT Cruiser Most Dangerous New Small Car In America

The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety has retested the most popular small cars in America and the good news is they're getting safer. The bad news comes if you own a PT Cruiser. » 12/17/08 3:30pm 12/17/08 3:30pm

Exotic Car Rental: Cheaper Than Owning, But Can You Trust It?

Borrowing a Shelby Mustang or even a Corvette is great entertainment for the long weekend (or even a high school reunion). But for some, it won't cut it. Enter the exotic car luxury rental. » 12/15/08 7:00pm 12/15/08 7:00pm

Consumers Pick White As Most Popular Car Color... Again

North American car buyers again chose white as the most popular new car color for 2008, besting silver for the second year in a row in DuPont's study of color popularity with 20% of car purchases. Is this mere color preference or pointing to a deeper trend? » 12/09/08 11:45am 12/09/08 11:45am

Grading The Not-So-Big Three's "Bailout" Plans

We spent the night reading the the not-so-Big Three's business plans presented yesterday to Congress and after we graded them below, we've one huge question. Given the Carpocalypse, what's with the overwhelmingly optimistic sales projections for the next three years? » 12/03/08 10:00am 12/03/08 10:00am

12.5 / 11.0 / 10.5 million units 14.5 / 12.5…

You Know Times Are Tough When...

...you spot a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe in front of you in the McDonald's drive-through. Also, the driver's ordering from the value meal menu. Oh, and it's not Britney Spears behind the wheel. And no, they didn't "super size" it. » 11/28/08 11:30am 11/28/08 11:30am

Ten Biggest Automotive Turkeys Of All Time

A turkey is a special kind of car which, though no lemon, is out-of-date the second it rolls off the lot. Like the bird that gives it its name, it is an inferior creature that lacks an appeal to any superior automotive taste, even if enjoyed by the wealthiest consumer. Nevertheless, this is the week we can appreciate… » 11/25/08 4:30pm 11/25/08 4:30pm

National Gas Price Drops Below $2.00 Per Gallon, 50% In Five Months

The price of a regular gallon of gas dropped to an average of $1.97 on Friday, the lowest price since March 4, 2005, according to the Lundberg Survey. By comparison, gas prices hit a high of $4.11 on July of this year, meaning the price has changed more than 50% since the summer. Additionally, the average price of… » 11/24/08 1:00pm 11/24/08 1:00pm

Toyota Backs Down From Desktop Copyright Request

Toyota has contacted Jalopnik » 11/21/08 12:30pm 11/21/08 12:30pm and informed us their company's perplexing attempt to uploaded by users and hosted at was the result of an "internal miscommunication" and they they offered a sincere apology to those at the site involved in the fracas. This is a major reversal. As recently as Moday the company's…

Ford To Offer Employee Pricing Plus 0% Financing In Desperate Attempt…

Ford's loss of $129 million last quarter » 11/18/08 1:30pm 11/18/08 1:30pm and sinking consumer demand have encouraged the company to combine employee pricing with 0% financing on nine models. So Toyota buyers won't be the only ones . What's the catch? Zero-percent financing is only available on the company's nine most fuel-efficient vehicles. But…

Toyota Fights Web Site To Take Down User-Generated Desktop Backgrounds

The owner of DesktopNexus » 11/17/08 12:40pm 11/17/08 12:40pm, a major provider of user-generated desktop backgrounds on the web, was contacted by Toyota's lawyers and told any image featuring a Toyota, Scion or Lexus vehicle was property of Toyota and should be removed, including images created by users. As you'd imagine, the users at are not pleased…

Jalopnik's 2009 Pickup Truck Comparison Head-To-Head Jubilee Event…

We've had an abnormally high number of pickup truck first drives recently — the 2009 Ford F-150 » 11/14/08 2:35pm 11/14/08 2:35pm, the , the and the . Why? Because we've been working in conjunction with to bring you a full blown comparison on the 2009 models of every half-ton truck currently for sale in the 'merican market and here it is. It's got…

Contribute To The Environment Unconsciously With The Magic Power System!

What would you say to a £34.99 ($53.75) device that plugs into your car's lighter socket and gives you 10-30% better fuel economy, cleans the entire car electrically and improves audio sounds? We totally believe » 11/12/08 10:30am 11/12/08 10:30am all those claims, and those are just a few of the benefits offered by the Magic Power System, aka Power…

New Pricing Of $9,990 Makes 2009 Nissan Versa Cheapest New Car In USA

In response to the Financiapocalypse » 10/31/08 12:15pm 10/31/08 12:15pm, Nissan is offering 0% financing on five of their vehicles. Most interesting, and seemingly lost in the saved-by-zerogasm, is news of a lower-priced version of the 2009 Nissan Versa Sedan that, at an MSRP of $9,990, will be the cheapest new car in the USA. Source: (subs.…

New EPA Fuel Economy Guide Reveals Ten Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles For…

The Environmental Protection Agency just released their 2009 EPA Fuel Economy Guide » 10/22/08 1:40pm 10/22/08 1:40pm and we've pored through the hot-off-the-presses data to pull out this list of the ten most fuel efficient cars for sale in the US next year. Not surprisingly, the once again tops the list with a combined 48 mpg city/45 mpg highway…

Ten Cars You Can Live In After Your Home Is Repossessed

As shelter is the largest single expense for most people, the ongoing " Financiapocalpyse » 10/20/08 4:00pm 10/20/08 4:00pm" could see more people trading that Tudor for a four-door. As your guides through this challenging time, we've identified ten cars you'd be happy to call home until your 401k is worth more than the postage used to send you those…

Automaker Lays Off Detroit Office With Blog Post

UPDATE: Tesla notifies Detroit workers already-in-the-know they were laid off two days ago...today! » 10/16/08 4:00pm 10/16/08 4:00pm In a sign of what this new might bring, employees in the Metro Detroit branch of electric car maker were laid off via a blog post. Yesterday, we reported that Tesla would be , which included shutting down the office…

Best Thing About The Financiapocalypse? Cheap Gas!

As MSNBC » 10/13/08 1:40pm 10/13/08 1:40pm reports, are creeping upward on reports of positive economic news around the globe, but not before they hit their lowest price in over a year on Friday: $77.70 a barrel. Turns out the global recession is lowering demand for oil, forcing prices into an overall downward trend, a cycle at least one analyst…