Auto Show photos are boring so I shot the Houston Auto Show in the dark

Everyone's auto show photos look the same. Crowds, ropes, reflections, and a variety of unfavorable lighting conditions all make sure that there's no hiding the fact that these are cars in a convention center. Going to an auto show is a blast for the car-obsessed, but looking at pictures in an auto show is usually… » 1/23/15 2:52pm Friday 2:52pm

Watch Hapless Goofs Try To Rescue A Camaro They Dumped In The Ocean

So we've got a beautiful Chevrolet Camaro clawing at the beach like some kind of shipwreck survivor, a Jeep Liberty with hopelessly overinflated tires hooked up to it via "tow strap," and what looks like a U-Haul trailer floating out to sea in the background. Grab your popcorn, kids. » 1/23/15 1:50pm Friday 1:50pm

The 2015 Jeep Renegade Is A Six-Speed Manual 4x4 For Under $20,000

Looks like the 2015 Jeep Renegade's official price tag has leaked with the base Sport trim starting at $17,995 and the Trailhawk ringing up at $25,995 before options. 4WD is worth $2,000; that means you'll be able to get a three-pedal four-wheelin' version for just under twenty grand. » 1/22/15 2:48pm Thursday 2:48pm

Brand New 2015 Jeep Cherokee Goes Up In Flames 36 Hours After Purchase

I've driven the new Jeep Cherokee, and while I liked the car, its possible I may have mentioned in passing to a Jeep engineer that it'd be nice to have an option to have the car burst into flames a day or so after you got it. For, you know, that exotic Italian car feel. Looks like maybe someone took me seriously. » 1/06/15 2:18pm 1/06/15 2:18pm

This Is The Most Terrifying Image Of Santa Claus Driving A Car

Let's just take a moment and really look at this picture here. There's a lot going on. It's from Museum Victoria's collection, in Australia, which is why it's so summery-looking. It was painted by James Higgins Quirk, and, while charmingly rendered, is nevertheless a little terrifying. Maybe because Santa is, like, 20… » 12/25/14 7:00pm 12/25/14 7:00pm

Cars.com's Long-Term 2014 Jeep Cherokee Needed A New Engine

One of the reasons I like Cars.com's Kicking Tires blog is that they actually purchase the vehicles in their long-term test fleet rather than borrow them for extended periods from car companies. That approach is a little more honest, and it comes away with a more realistic ownership experience than you can get in a… » 12/23/14 3:12pm 12/23/14 3:12pm

Is This $70,000 Luxury Jeep Wrangler A Better Buy Than A Range Rover?

Ultra-premium outdoorsy clothier Filson sells a beautiful version of the AEV Brute Jeep Wrangler pickup for $130,000. Now they've added a regular-Wrangler to their lineup. Still steep at $70,000, but a pretty enticing prospect as an analog Range Rover alternative. » 11/19/14 2:26pm 11/19/14 2:26pm

2014 ​Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: Off-Road Tested On Nitto's New Dirt Tires

It sure seems like four-door Jeep Wranglers have surpassed the "coupes" in popularity. To see out how that extra length and weight affects the rig on the trail, we fitted Nitto's new Exo Grappler and Terra Grappler G2 off-road tires, attacked the dirt, and came back intact. » 11/05/14 6:50pm 11/05/14 6:50pm