Good day, people of Jalopnik, and welcome to your latest round of Letters to Doug, which involves a) you sending letters to Doug, and b) Doug listening to Jimmy Eat World. Occasionally, I also reply to one of your letters.
I estimate that I’ve been loaned around $8 million worth of vehicles by car companies to review. These are called “press cars” and the total cost of delivering these vehicles to me is somewhere in the low six-figures and I’ve done about five figures’ worth of damage to them. How does giving me a free car make sense to…
Neal Pollack's quite brilliant confession of near-Lexus-soilage prompted many colleagues who knew of a past struggle to urge me to tell my story publicly.
Previous generation Fiat Panda just delivers, it'll run over rough stuff, climb things with ease, corners happily on loose stuff and is fun to drive due to compact size, especially if you take it to the narrow field paths. It was a really fun car and I almost wanted to return it to the dealer with all the dirt and mud…
At the Mercedes-Benz press event "SLS AMG Track Xperience" at the Zhuhai International Circuit in southeast China, one journalist in an SLS braked too early and got thoroughly rear-ended by a C63 AMG.
This wrecked Lexus IS F gave its life so you can read about what it's like to drive an IS-F. Oh, wait. No it wasn't. It was crashed because automakers team up with "professional automotive journalist organizations" for these annual drives that only create any journalism when someone wrecks a car.