The Best And Worst Cars I've Driven This Year

It will come as no surprise to hear that in this line of work we get to drive some pretty badass cars. At the same time, sometimes, juuuuust sometimes, we are handed the keys to a car that is — how do I put this gently? Crap. » 12/14/12 4:00pm 12/14/12 4:00pm

The Best And Worst Cars I've Driven This Year

Before I started my brave new life writing here at Jalopnik, I used to do my end-of-year, cars-I've-driven reviews at Macarthur Park in Los Angeles, to a collected crowd of sleeping vagrants and loud, opinionated ducks. » 12/13/12 4:30pm 12/13/12 4:30pm

The Best And Worst Cars I've Driven This Year

End-of-year awards tend to be impersonal and predictable, so we've left it open to our contributors to interpret the question: what are the best and the worst cars you've driven this year? Let's see what we get. Feel free to add your own to the list. » 12/12/12 4:00pm 12/12/12 4:00pm

The 15 Best-Reviewed Cars Of 2012

We launched our new review system this year by claiming that car reviews generally suck and we'd do our best to fix them. Our solution? A new format that gives a tangible number enthusiast's could use to decide how worthy a vehicle was of ownership. » 12/10/12 4:00pm 12/10/12 4:00pm

2014 Aston Martin Vanquish: The Jalopnik Review

Movies tell us that international spies only drive their cars for 20 minutes, max, before they blow up. Can Aston Martin build a flagship grand tourer you'd want to keep longer than that? » 12/06/12 12:00pm 12/06/12 12:00pm

2012 Nissan March: The Jalopnik Review

The Nissan March (Micra in many countries outside of Asia and Latin America) is an entry-level small car that does a sobering job of making you realize that we don't really take small, cheap cars seriously in the US. And that's a real shame. This little car is stylish, fun, and is packed with cutting-edge technology… » 11/22/12 11:00am 11/22/12 11:00am

2013 SRT Viper GTS: The Jalopnik Review

Chrysler's SRT performance unit has tweaked and relaunched the old Dodge Viper under the SRT brand. Is it a rehash of the V10 beast with the Neon-esque interior that precedes it, or has SRT written a new chapter in the book of Viper? We found out. Boy howdy, did we. » 11/21/12 10:30am 11/21/12 10:30am

1968 Jaguar 240: The Jalopnik Classic Review

The Jaguar Mark 2 is bad. It's the sort of car that lets people know that its driver is a boss. Its elegant curves and (for its vintage) powerful engine are the reason why it became favored by British criminals as a getaway car during the 1960s. » 11/19/12 4:00pm 11/19/12 4:00pm

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet: The Jalopnik Review

Iconic is a tired word. In the past, it was reserved as a word of reverence for ground breakers and revolutionaries that radically transformed the future. You know, the icons. » 11/14/12 12:40pm 11/14/12 12:40pm

2014 Subaru Forester: Around The Block

The Subaru Forester has long been the vehicle of choice for outdoorsy people, competent, no-nonsense lesbians, and Vermonters (not to be confused with Vermonsters, a colossal tub of ice cream incapable of purchasing a car), and I don't think that's going to change with the new 2014 model. It's been updated in some… » 11/13/12 11:00pm 11/13/12 11:00pm

2014 Audi R8: The Jalopnik Review

For decades, Audi was synonymous with rally excellence. In the 2000s, Audi turned its focus to sports car racing, where it tortured the entire grid at Le Mans, abusing the field 11 times in 13 years. » 11/06/12 12:30pm 11/06/12 12:30pm

2013 Nissan Sentra: The Jalopnik Review

The compact segment is fiercely contended, with strong competitors coming from every major carmaker. With increasing quality deriving from each geographical location, expectations are rising, and customers are no longer willing to settle for a crappy econobox. » 10/26/12 10:30am 10/26/12 10:30am

2012 Audi A7: The Jalopnik Review

Excuse the junior high speech class cliche, but Webster's Dictionary defines a 'coupe' as "a two-door automobile often seating only two persons." Over the last decade, the German automakers have pretty much told Merriam Webster to go to hell. Their model lineups have exploded and they have created classes of cars that… » 10/23/12 10:30am 10/23/12 10:30am

2013 Nissan Pathfinder: The Jalopnik Review

The fourth generation Nissan Pathfinder loses its ruggedness for 2013, switching to a unibody from the traditional body-on-frame approach. It looks more like an oversized crossover vehicle than the rock-traversing machine of old. But don't for one minute think this makes the new Pathfinder any less capable. » 10/22/12 3:30pm 10/22/12 3:30pm

1981 Toyota FJ40: The Jalopnik Classic Review

Alto de la Mina, Colombia — Once upon a time, trucks were trucks. All you got was a metal box with some seats and rudimentary controls; a thing to be battered, broken, and fixed repeatedly. Adding 4-wheel-drive was just a way to abuse these glorified carts in the gnarliest terrain imaginable. » 10/19/12 10:30am 10/19/12 10:30am

2012 BMW 335i: The Jalopnik Review

Ever since the dawn of luxury sport sedan time, the BMW 3-series has been your honors student cousin at the family Thanksgiving dinner. Audi, Mercedes, and, most recently, Cadillac have all tried to beat the 3-series at its own game, but in one way or the other, they have always come up short. » 10/17/12 10:30am 10/17/12 10:30am

2013 McLaren 12C Spider: The Jalopnik Review

McLaren was predestined to build a version of its MP4-12C for the pate-tanning set. But is the new Spider as good as the closed-top coupe that shares its nerdy alphanumer-name, or is it — like most other convertibles — a tragedy of compromise? Let's head to Spain and find out. » 10/16/12 7:01pm 10/16/12 7:01pm

Forza Horizon Is The First Car Culture Racing Game

Horizon, Colorado — The console racing sim, as we know it, is rapidly approaching its natural limit. You can add more cars, different tracks, and continue to improve tire physics, but those wanting to virtually experience a race are likely to find a better chance at realism using rFactor, iRacing or any number of PC… » 10/15/12 12:00pm 10/15/12 12:00pm

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo: The Jalopnik Review

The new Chevrolet Malibu Turbo is interesting mostly because of the "turbo" part of the name. But not for the reasons you'd think. When most of us think of "turbo" we still think of it in terms of fast and sporty, since that's what we grew up with. If a car was turbocharged in the 80s, then it was a sports car that… » 10/12/12 10:30am 10/12/12 10:30am

You Need Subaru's Versatile Little Sambar Pickup: The Jalopnik Review

None of Subaru's American PR people or, for that matter, any of the other American journalists took seriously my interest in Subaru's tiny Kei-car offerings, especially the little trucks and vans. It actually became sort of a running joke among everybody. I don't mind, I'm used to that. » 10/09/12 12:00pm 10/09/12 12:00pm