Toyota Prius Owners Experience The "Unexpected Adventure" Of Sudden,…

When a Toyota Prius experiences sudden, unintended acceleration, media reports call it "an unexpected adventure." We seem to recall when Jeeps did the same thing they were called "death traps" and "dangerously deadly." » 4/28/09 9:30am 4/28/09 9:30am

Commenter of the Day: Chuck Bukowski Edition

We're not naming any names, but rumor has it that one Jalop once attended grad school for poetry. This only lasted about three weeks. Still, we're not too macho to admit to digging a little bit of word play every now and again. Even if poetry isn't your bag, it's hard not to like Charles Bukowski. Here's a ditty he… » 10/22/07 6:30pm 10/22/07 6:30pm

The Top 44 Lemons of 24 Hours of LeMons!

First of all, I'm sorry to disappoint anyone who interpreted the photo above as an indication that a late-70s Mercury Cougar and an early-70s AMC Hornet actually finished in the top 44 at the 24 Hours of LeMons race at Altamont over the weekend. They did not; I used this photo because I wish they had so triumphed.… » 10/22/07 9:45am 10/22/07 9:45am

What's Your Best (Worst) Lemon Story?

Those of you who have been breathlessly following the saga of my poor WRX's clutch will be happy to learn that I picked up the little devil on Friday and drove it home, no problem. Then, on Saturday, the bloody thing wouldn't start. My guess? Fuel pump. Is it related to my car getting torn apart last week? I'm not… » 7/23/07 11:45am 7/23/07 11:45am

Lemon-Scented Laundry: Consumers' Group Accuses Automakers of Reselling…

Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety and Democratic Senator Ellen Corbett of San Leandro are hopping mad that automakers are dodging California's Lemon Law by not covering military personnel transferred to the Golden State, as well as sending vehicles declared lemons to other states under the guise of "customer… » 3/07/07 5:15pm 3/07/07 5:15pm