Connecticut Car Dealers Have A Stupid Anti-Tesla Website To Scare You

The alarmingly-named Tesla Crash website has a logo with a wrecked car (not a Tesla) and blood-red, splattery typography. You'd think it'd be a warning site about how Teslas have a secret "Murder Mode." It's really just a bunch of Connecticut car dealers afraid of not getting to make more money. » 2/09/15 1:35pm 2/09/15 1:35pm

Idiot Shocked Spare Tires Aren't Standard Anymore: #BoycottCadillac

There's a valuable lesson here. No matter how dedicated you are to the cause of I Don't Know Shit About Cars, sometimes it doesn't hurt to know just a little. Alternately, you could go full freakout like Jerry Ascione, and make a big deal out of the fact that you didn't know some cars have been getting rid of spare… » 1/30/15 9:05pm 1/30/15 9:05pm

Owner Says Nightmare Subaru Has Killed Four Engines Within 3,000 Miles

I'm not sure why there's such a lurid appeal to reading someone's automotive nightmares, but there is. It's not all schadenfreude, though, there's real sympathy. And if anyone deserves sympathy, it's this Canadian fellow stuck with an unholy 2012 Subaru Impreza that he's claimed, so far, is on its fourth engine. In… » 1/28/15 1:58pm 1/28/15 1:58pm

Internet Gets Back At Car Dealer Jerks Who Were Awful To Pizza Guy

You know how some people just sort of, well, suck? On a deep-down, fundamental level? And this basic, ingrained suckitude makes them treat people like crap, needlessly? Well, a group of those people work at a car dealership, and were dicks to a pizza delivery guy. But this time the dickery boomeranged back and bit… » 1/15/15 12:13pm 1/15/15 12:13pm

Uber Just Got A Failing Grade From The Better Business Bureau

Uber, that taxi-app service that a lot of people seem to hate for screwing with competitors and privacy and the disabled and hammers, was just given an "F" rating by the Better Business Bureau. "F" does not stand for "Fun." » 10/13/14 10:23am 10/13/14 10:23am

The Saga Of The "Lemon 911" And One Man's Quest For Justice

Nick Murray is a guy like many of us. He has a dream car, and he's worked hard to finally get it. In Nick's case, that car is a Porsche 911, and he managed to realize his dream. Well, with only one small catch: He says his Porsche 911 is a total lemon. Here's everything wrong with this sad, sick 911. » 4/17/14 10:00am 4/17/14 10:00am

How Are We Doing?

It's been one of the most exciting and, also, exhausting weeks at Jalopnik. A NASCAR driver kidnapped one of our writers, that same writer brought back the only live pics of a new Swedish hypercar, we launched a new version of Kinja, and John Hennessey showed up to answer your questions in great detail. » 2/28/14 2:06pm 2/28/14 2:06pm

Hyundai/Kia's Luxury Problem

Hyundai/Kia has made it no secret that they want to play in the US luxury market. The Genesis, Equus, and now K900 sedans may not be stealing BMW and Benz buyers, but those vehicles show that the focus and resources are present to make an impact on this segment in the near future. However, product alone is not going… » 11/25/13 11:18am 11/25/13 11:18am

Life As A Bowel Movement: Bristol's Champion Writes In

Earlier today I wrote a post about a lawsuit that Bristol Cars just lost. I called Bristol "weird," and said that its cars were known for "iffy construction quality." Apparently, this was wrong. And somebody wrote in just to let us know. » 11/23/13 6:54pm 11/23/13 6:54pm

Sad Jaguar XJ220 Being Used To Sling Burgers In Dubai

There's perhaps nothing more sad than to see an old, washed-up celebrity on the side of the road, with a sandwich board around the shoulders, desperately trying to get you to try a burger. And here it is in car form, with this sad little Jaguar XJ220 hawking a burger joint in a mall in Dubai. » 9/21/13 2:44pm 9/21/13 2:44pm

What's The Worst Tuning Fuckup Ever Recorded?

When you buy a new car, you generally know what you're going to get. When you tune that car, things can be a bit more of a mixed bag. » 8/06/13 11:49am 8/06/13 11:49am

Owner Says $18K Engine Build Ruined Nissan GT-R With Twine And Zipties

The Nissan GT-R is obscenely fast even when it's stock, but there are ton of people out there willing to pay big bucks to make it even faster. Unfortunately, one New Jersey GT-R owner recently paid $18,100 and says he got a ruined engine full of broken, damaged parts held together by twine and zipties. » 8/05/13 3:40pm 8/05/13 3:40pm

I've Been Editor For A Year, How Am I Doing?

I took over as Editor-in-Chief a year ago. In that time we've introduced new staff, broke traffic records, and brought you scoops and stories you can't read anywhere else. We also redid the entire site. I plan to be here for another year, so ask me your questions, give me your ideas, and tell me what I'm doing right… » 6/03/13 10:00am 6/03/13 10:00am

Forum Trashes BMW Owner Who Had M3 Delivered In Wrong Shade Of Blue

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. » 5/22/13 10:08am 5/22/13 10:08am

Airline Error Sends Passengers To Wrong Continent

A couple leaving from Los Angeles were supposed to fly to Dakar, Senegal via Istanbul. Instead they ended up in Dhaka, Bangladesh nearly seven thousand miles away. How did it happen? » 5/20/13 3:44pm 5/20/13 3:44pm

Tuner Behind "Bad" $250,000 Nissan GT-R Bans Critics From Events

Yesterday, we covered the ongoing saga of a GT-R owner who had complaints about work done by Forged Performance. The complaint thread had gone viral across many car forums, and now Forged seems to be lashing out at some of their detractors. » 5/14/13 4:26pm 5/14/13 4:26pm

Nissan GT-R Owner Claims He Blew $250,000 On Shoddy Tuning

Generally, when someone puts a quarter of a million dollars into an already expensive car like a Nissan GT-R, they don't expect the car to be a cluster of shoddy work and bad decisions, which is exactly what one enthusiast is alleging against a well known tuning company. » 5/13/13 2:18pm 5/13/13 2:18pm

What If Germans Wrote Mini's Amazing Apology Letter?

Apparently there are still some Brits at Mini, because their apology letter for sending a car out without its paddle shifters was one of the best we've ever seen. What if Germans had written it instead? » 5/10/13 5:00pm 5/10/13 5:00pm

Mini Delivers Car That's Missing Parts, Sends Best Apology Note Ever

One of our readers is the proud owner of a 2013 Mini Cooper JCW which, as part of its package of goodies, gets a set of paddle-shifters mounted behind the steering wheel… except Mini forgot to attach them. Their hilarious apology for this oversight blames an overzealous car and the Mayan calendar. » 5/10/13 12:39pm 5/10/13 12:39pm

Dear Automatch…

Earlier today I promoted this post from reader Automatch who posted in OppositeLock that he was upset you couldn't get a Honda Accord with the 6-speed manual in white. Guess what just arrived at my door along with a note from Honda… » 4/11/13 5:26pm 4/11/13 5:26pm