Which International Scout Should I Buy: Original 80/800 Or Scout II?

Turns out buying an International Scout is tougher than I'd thought it'd be. When I finally land on one that feels right, a buyer flakes or somebody scoops it. But the biggest obstacle to getting a Scout has been my own indecisiveness; I can't decide which body style I like better! » 5/02/14 11:14am 5/02/14 11:14am

Pick Your Poison: Michigan Auto & RV May 7-13

If you're anything like us, you've invested hours and hours and hours of your life flipping through the pages of your local Auto & RV. The offering printed with cheap ink and even cheaper recycled paper leaves you stained both physically and mentally. Within its pages you can find both deals and rip-offs, treasures… » 5/09/08 6:20pm 5/09/08 6:20pm

We Pick 'Em, You Choose 'Em: Vote For The Jalopnik Star Commenter Name

If only we knew what we were doing when we starting handing out gold stars to the commentariat. Though we may have given the impression that there was some sort of incredible genius behind our decisions, it was sort of a crap shoot. There are lots of deserving commenters out there who will, if they stop pleading, get… » 4/02/08 4:30pm 4/02/08 4:30pm

And The Best Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle Is... The Sisu XA-185

We had a late surge of votes for the best post-apocalytpic vehicle contest, though it didn't change the score that much. It turns out our readers love the flexibility, mobility and amphibious nature of the Finnish Sisu XA-185 (and other Sisu XA derivatives). With the Sisu getting first place with 28.7% of the vote and… » 2/27/08 1:45pm 2/27/08 1:45pm

What's Your Favorite Detroit Malaise DOTS Car?

With the Malaisetastic '80 Plymouth Fire Arrow that we saw yesterday on my mind, I got to thinking about the meaning of the Malaise Era, specifically about the American-built vehicles sold during that period. Not captive imports like the Fire Arrow or quasi-domestics like the Capri, but real Detroit (or Kenosha)… » 1/16/08 11:00am 1/16/08 11:00am

What's The Cutoff Year For Japanese DOTS Cars?

With today's Down On The Street car a mid-1980s Japanese immigrant- and having burned through most of my stockpile of BDRE (Before Datsun Rebranding Era, i.e., 1982) Japanese DOTS photos in honor of our Japan Week festivities- the time has come for us to decide just how old a Japanese car must be to make it in the… » 10/26/07 9:30am 10/26/07 9:30am

Jalopnik Poll: Which Dodge Dart Should Nardelli Build?

Of all the facts in a New York Times article focusing on incoming Chrysler fearless leader Robert Nardelli, there was one that caught our eye. Mr. Nardelli's first car out of high school was a 1966 Dodge Dart. As Mr. Nardelli's love for the company dates back to this car, it seems only fitting that he spearhead… » 8/13/07 3:30pm 8/13/07 3:30pm

Speculating On Speculation: What Would You Call That MoFo?


Although a merger of unequals between the Goliath-like General and the futzing-around FoMoCo won't be happening, it doesn't mean bloggers can't dream. Tonight, we'll go to sleep with mergers and acquisitions of automakers dancing in our heads, with Alan Mulally courting Rick Wagoner with sugar plums on a… » 9/18/06 9:06pm 9/18/06 9:06pm

Worst Survey Ever: Freep Runs Poll On US Auto Ownership With Dubious…

So the Detroit Free Press (and local TV station, WDIV) polled 800 Michigan residents about what kind of cars they own. The results were that 45 percent own GM products, 39 percent own a Ford, 22 percent own something from Chrysler, and 15 percent own a foreign car. Yeah, that's 111 121 percent. Here's the… » 7/26/06 2:45pm 7/26/06 2:45pm