Small trucks are good, because they are both trucks (1) and small (2). But which one was the most good?
Carpet in cars is stupid. It’s always been a little stupid, but for decades it was the best we could do, if you wanted something covering the lower interior of your car that deadened sound and wasn’t as cheap-looking as rubber or bare metal. I know we can do better, and I think humanity is finally ready.
There’s actually a bigger story that relates to this that we’ve got in progress, but I was curious to get some input from the people who’s opinions I actually give a rat’s rectum about: our readers. And I want to know what you think about your odometer.
Many of us spend hours, months and even years working on our cars to get them looking and working the way we want them to. But sometimes, the cars say no more.
Do you remember when the Porsche 997 came out? Do you remember the sense of relief?
The Nintendo 64, the gaming system that blew the doors open to bring 3D graphics to the masses, is 20 years old today. Can you believe it? There were countless great games for the N64, many of them driving games—including all-time best iteration of a game about cartoon characters lobbing turtle shells at each other…
Last week, we asked readers “What’s the worst you’ve ever gotten your car stuck?” and the responses were absolutely insane. Here are the best ones.
Car theft is the worst. Except in the rare instances when everything bizarrely works out.
As a car owner, I don’t think there’s a worse feeling in the world than walking to your parking lot and discovering that your car just isn’t there.
Coming up with simple axioms by which one can live is no easy task. Still, coming up with such axioms is my job, despite what my editor and everyone else tells me. Happily, I think I have finally realized a workable axiom, this one about weird cars and weird bicycles.
While I was at the Indy 500 this past week, I saw all manner of remarkable things: the winning car taking a victory lap on a tow rope, people pretending to find milk refreshing, and acres of vivid sunburned red, sweat-slicked bodies slapping up against one another. But one detail really stuck with me: the push-to-pass…
Sometimes, you really shouldn’t meet your heroes. That’s doubly true when your heroes happen to be cars.
Car people are insufferable nostalgists. It’s true! We glorify everything old and weird and full of character, but many times when we actually go to drive our motorized idols, they aren’t quite what we thought they’d be.
This is something I probably shouldn’t admit publicly, but I will anyway. I have a deep-seated, irrational fear of anything electrical under the hood of a car. I’m especially fucking terrified of the battery. But I can’t be the only one with an automotive phobia. Gather around, everyone. It’s time to be vulnerable.
Just a few days ago, we reported that General Motors had to stop sales on 60,000 crossovers because the labeled fuel economy ratings were wrong by one or two miles per gallon. And just last month, lovable losers Mitsubishi got in trouble for messing with tire pressures to get better MPG ratings, a few years ago…
Bumper stickers might be universally terrible, but which one is the most truly and extraordinarily bad?
Nothing ruins an automotive experience quite so badly as a horrible steering wheel.