For $9,600, Dial M for Motorsports

With the introduction of the E36 M3, BMW refocused the model's position in the marketplace, going from boy racer to gentleman GT. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe M3 is presently owned by a gentleman Jalop, but don't let that stop you from letting this Bimmer boss know whether his pricing is worthy of a gentleman's… » 11/16/12 8:00am 11/16/12 8:00am

This is what it looks like when an out of control rally car is flying…

Everyone hopes they never end up in a scenario where you find a completely out of control car flying in your direction at high speed, but if you ever did it would look something like this. As Jalopnik commenter MrQuick points out, this video also does a good job demonstrating why rear wheel drive rally cars are, for… » 8/20/11 3:00pm 8/20/11 3:00pm

Junkyard Build Quality Challenge, Speedometer Edition: USA vs Germany…

Many of our readers were shocked by Germany's big win in the Door Panel Edition of the Junkyard Build Quality challenge, with an Audi 80 beating a Lexus ES250 and a Buick LeSabre. Today's challenge: Speedometers! » 9/26/10 11:30pm 9/26/10 11:30pm

This Is Your Bill Caswell Rally Car Crash Gallery

Bill Caswell, Jalopnik's $500 Craigslist rally-car driver, competed in last weekend's New England Forest Rally. He crashed his car. Because you guys seem to like this sort of thing, we've assembled a gallery of shots from the weekend. Viva crapcan! » 7/19/10 4:30pm 7/19/10 4:30pm

The Primal Scream of Bruce

Heilige scheiße! Straight cut gears in the sequential transmission and ludicrous engine power combine to form an unholy union in this E36 that embarasses every other car during this run of the Dutch Supercar Challenge. Our hero passes race spec 911's and Marcos Mantis's like they're standing still. I think I lasted…

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In Praise of the BMW E36 3-Series

Back in 1998, my parents picked up what was, for them, an uncharacteristically ostentatious automobile. In late 1975, I arrived home from the hospital in a 1962 Rambler, which is the first car I ever steered. Our other car at the time was a '64 Belvedere sedan with a 318. From there we graduated to a '69 Catalina and a … » 3/07/07 8:00am 3/07/07 8:00am