After considerable thought, I have decided to devote today’s column to cars we hate. This may seem like an unusual diversion from the norm, until you remember that I spent last year writing about a Hummer.
Regardless what you think of the Toyota Prius, it’s an extremely important car for one of the world’s biggest automakers, so it’s quite possible there’s a bunch of angry people flinging phones at walls at Toyota right now, because images of what is possibly the 2016 Prius have just leaked on a Taiwanese website. Oh…
Unnamed sources have stated that Ford is planning to produce a dedicated hybrid specifically to compete with the Toyota Prius sometime around 2018. This would be Ford's first dedicated hybrid car, and not a hybrid that's derived from one of their gasoline models, like the hybrid Fusion, or that Pinto your uncle…
Recently, there's been a lot of hype and attention given to the practice by some diesel truck owners/operators known as "Rolling Coal." Essentially, too much fuel is dumped into the engine, creating huge, billowing black clouds seemingly designed to make Prius drivers whine online. I have a solution.
If you were to ask me, "What is the quintessential California car?" I would say the Toyota Prius. They are popular among among the environmentally conscious Hollywood set, in addition to your average buyer. However, yesterday the LA Times reported that the Prius's two year sales dominance has now been overtaken by the…
Last week, the European Parliament ruled that all electric and hybrid cars must add artificial engine noise so that pedestrians can hear them coming. While the mandate is mostly to protect visually impaired pedestrians, the noise will also benefit anyone on the street who's ever had a near-miss with a Prius.
Everyone needs a hobby, but what if you're a Toyota engineer and building technologically advanced prototypes is your hobby? Don't you get enough of that at work? Apparently not, since that was the motivation behind the plug-in sportscar you see here. Built on an old MR2 platform using from Toyota's corporate…
A Prius brake master cylinder is $2700? I guess I didn't realize how much fellating those things do.
We have seen many, many terrible things people do behind the wheel from reading to schtupping, but playing a flute is a new one.
We love to rag on owners of BMWs or exotics for their asshat parking jobs, but it's easy to forget that asshats come in all shapes, sizes, and cars.
Man, nothing ruins your day like getting your car stolen. I hate when that happens to me! I can't get to work or run errands, and then I have to take hours out of my schedule to go on a vengeance quest against the people who stole it. So inconvenient.
The last few years have not been good for Toyota in the "not recalling cars" department.
Last week we Jalopnik was the first to report on more than a dozen Fisker Karmas catching fire and burning to the ground in a New Jersey Port overrun by Superstorm Sandy's storm surge. We've now learned that three Toyota Prii burned in a separate incident at the same port.
When we think of the Toyota Prius the first words that come to mind are... well, let's not kid ourselves. We don't often think of the Toyota Prius.
Do Jalopnik readers need any bigger of a sign that the world is ending than the Toyota Prius being a bigger seller than the Camry and the Ford F-series?
Thatius is a true Jalopnik reader and, as such, he couldn't help himself when he saw a Google Street View car coming in his direction. How to immortalize yourself on a search engine's map? Pop a wheelie on your bike.
I absolutely hate it when I'm walking around a city, just doing my thing and minding my own business when I turn a corner and BAM! Suddenly, I'm under the wheel of someone's Prius. How was I supposed to know it was there? You can't hear them coming, thanks to their ultra-silent electric mode.
Tony Scott, the director of such beloved classics as Top Gun and Days of Thunder, was found dead today after jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro earlier this afternoon, an apparent suicide. Investigators found a note, which was left in his Prius on the bridge.