Owning your own car company has a lot of little-considered benefits: all the slightly-damaged car seats you want for napping, easy access to stacks of tires to build forts, and the ability to cancel any customer’s order just because you don’t like them. Guess which one Elon Musk just took advantage of?
An article titled How Elon Musk Stole My Car certainly suggests some things. Things like, maybe Elon Musk stole a dude’s car. It’s safe to say Musk doesn’t really fit the carjacker profile, so what’s going on here, exactly? Did Elon Musk steal a guy’s car, or is this an aggrandized misunderstanding?
Before we go into this sad tale of dumbshittery and insipid laziness, I want to make one thing clear: the owner of the Audi is not at fault here. Choosing to go to a lube shop for an oil change does not make you a monster. But monsters do lurk at lube shops, and some of them are idiots.
We like to call out car companies for when they mess up, and when it’s horrible to deal with them. But every so often we’re reminded that manufacturers and dealers are made up of people. People who can get out of their way to be the best in the world for you.
Interested in feeling a little better about the state of humanity in general? If so, put down those pills and booze and listen to this. Earlier this week, the very first, brand-new 2016 Mazda Miata met its end, by being rear-ended by an F-150 less than a mile from the dealer. Gutting, right? Well, incredibly, Mazda is…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.