Unable to resist the lure of a free Jeep Cherokee, I drove to Columbus, Ohio, this weekend to meet up with a totally random reader who—I was convinced—had plans to harvest my organs. Now I’ve returned from my trip, and while I didn’t have to endure horrifying surgery from a crackhead with a rusty steak knife, I also…
While sitting in traffic, you can feel your temper inexplicably rising. You hate the car in front of you. You hate the cars next to you. You hate what’s causing the delay. And you hate the motherfucking shoulder passers.
You know those sketchy emails that promise buckets of money, beautiful Eastern European brides and vastly enlarged penises? Do not click them; they are all traps. I know this from experience, and yet, when I received an email offering something far superior than even the finest of penis-extenders, I clicked it. Am I…
In the crowded metropolis of Hong Kong lives a man who knows more about off-road vehicles than possibly anyone else on earth. He has raced the Dakar Rally, torn apart priceless vehicles just to see how they work, written a book called The 4x4 Bible, and taught off-roading skills to locals. His name is Victor Ma, and…
This past weekend, my friend and I drove 4.5 hours (one way) to attend the Willys Jeep Rally in Ohio. There, we saw vintage Jeeps operating all sorts of farm equipment, and we even got to operate a backhoe on a Jeep CJ-5. It’s the only such event in the world as far as I know, and it was incredible.
One of the strange things about this job is that we often get to drive cars 100 times nicer than our own. In my case, that figure is probably closer to 1 million. Yesterday, when I stepped out of my beat-up 1992 Jeep Cherokee and into a 2017 Acura NSX, I had to recalibrate my mind.
I’ve got to drive more than 300 miles to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday to go watch some auto race that’s apparently happening, but at this moment, I have no vehicle to get me there. Once again, all of my cars have crapped out simultaneously. And I’ve got three days to come up with a solution.
I haven’t even thought about my 1985 Jeep J10 since I wrote the last article on the old Jeep truck back in November, 2015. Yes, that’s 18 months ago, and yes, I feel horribly guilty. So, to stop feeling disgust every time I look in the mirror, it’s time for me to to give the old Wagoneer With A Bed some love.
One thing I didn’t mention in my writeup of the wacky Gambler 500 road rally was that my Jeep overheated, and it was all my fault. When I returned from the rally, I frantically shipped off an oil sample to a lab to have it tested. That decision may have saved my engine’s life.
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One of the most anticipated vehicles of the year is the next-generation Jeep Wrangler, but a big question mark is what engines it will have. A tip sent to Jalopnik from an anonymous source appears to confirm the full range of motors, including two versions of the planned diesel.
When most people think of off-roading, few think of a Porsche, but the Cayenne is far more capable than its scourge-of-Nordstrom’s-parking-lot reputation would suggest. Here’s a Cayenne Turbo crashing an off-road day with the Camden County Georgia Jeep Club, just gettin’ muddy like it’s no big deal.
Hey, shocking news: the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is going to look like... a Jeep Wrangler. Despite being a completely new rock-crawler that makes use of aluminum to cut weight, the Wrangler’s looks won’t change much, because why would it need to? Fortunately, one place that seems to be hugely improved over the old…
Yesterday, as I drove down the highway at 75 mph in my 1992 Jeep Cherokee, my left tire hit a pothole and triggered the most violent, frightening, uncontrollable shaking I’ve ever experienced—in both me and the Jeep.
Starting in 1991, Jeep offered on its Jeep Wrangler YJ a “Renegade Decor Group,” a box which—when ticked—turned the already controversial square headlight Wrangler into a hideous mess. What are some other special editions that somehow managed to ruin decent cars?
Oh god. This is going to be bad. After my “budget build” 1948 Willys Jeep, dubbed Project Slow Devil, turned from a project into an all-consuming obsession, I basically handed over my credit card and wept in the corner. Here’s the damage.
A reckless Jeep driver in Mobile, Alabama just used up every molecule of luck he had after flipping and rolling his Jeep in traffic on Interstate 65, getting flung out of the Jeep, and somehow getting up and walking away.
Modern cars are better than old ones in pretty much every measurable way. Especially in the last few decades, the industry has seen enormous advancements in fuel economy, acceleration, handling, crash safety—the list goes on. But what are some vehicles that have withstood the test of time, and still compete with their…
Okay, so the 2017 Ford Raptor showed its compromises when I used it as a long-distance towing vehicle. But the compromises all seem worth it when your lazy butt only has 30 minutes to get down a rocky, dirty trail that Google Maps says should take an entire hour.
America’s thirst for SUVs and pickup trucks cannot be quenched. Sitting atop that mountain of success is Jeep, the cash cow of Fiat Chrysler, set to diversify into even more vehicles soon. Luckily, gas will stay cheap forever, so here is the Jeep Wrangler pickup truck the world has been clamoring for.