When you’re in Europe, you can always pick out the American car nerds because something perfectly ordinary, like a Peugeot 208, can roll by and we’ll absolutely lose our shit over it. Well, maybe we’ll be losing our shit stateside soon!
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In a move that I can’t say I’d have predicted, PSA Peugeot-Citroen is buying the Ambassador name and related branding and trademarks from Hindustan Motor’s parent company, C K Birla. What they’re planning to do with the legendary (well, in India) Ambassador name hasn’t been revealed, but, of course, we can guess.
Back by unpopular demand is a juicy new PSA, or “Pile of Shit Announcement.” My inaugural post described my intention make amends after several years as a shady used car dealer, retiring my gold chains and hair gel to start caped crusade preventing the readers of Jalopnik from buying a lemon. Here’s one to avoid: the…
Caveat Emptor is something the Romans never imagined would apply to purchasing motorized horseless chariots, but the famous Latin phrase meaning “buyer beware” should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind when shopping for a used car.
Will Lorenzo repeat? Will Rossi come on strong or is he still too pissy about last year to ride with a clear head? Will Marquez be able to keep the Honda upright? Will Vinales be the next Alien? It all starts this weekend, so make sure you get your fantasy picks in!
Most of us know there’s a wealth of information contained in Vehicle Identification Numbers, or VINs. Since 1981, VINs on motor vehicles sold in the North American market (and elsewhere) have been standardized not only on passenger cars, but motorcycles, commercial trucks, even trailers. With access to the internet, a…
Seventies PSAs kept it brilliantly simple. If you're trying to get drivers to take a second look for motorcyclists, this spot has it all: a well-spoken Brit rolling up his sleeves, a clear explanation of the problem, and a scary looking wreck unmarred by CGI.
Please talk to your kids about palindromes before it's too late.
Linda Jackson, former Managing Director of Citroën UK will replace Fréderic Banzet as CEO of the Citroën brand next month, thus becoming the second female CEO of an international car maker in less than a year.
Do you ever wonder why everyone looks at you with astonished faces when you're driving? Well, here is a start. If you do any of these things, you are raising the blood pressure of everyone around you with your embarrassing driving. Whether you are just clueless or a bit self righteous, make sure you pay close…
By now we should all be on board with the idea that texting while driving is a particularly dangerous and irresponsible thing. But how does it affect one's driving within Mario Kart? A physician and some elementary schoolers found it significantly increases the risk of driving backwards, among other hazards.
It's summer. It's stinking hot. And for any silly person who leaves their pets (or any imbecile who leaves their kids) inside a parked car, watch this video where a doctor traps himself inside a parked car to see how how it gets. Even with all four windows cracked down a bit, the car temperature reaches 117 degrees in…
Sometimes the best way to drive a point home is pure, abject terror. And that's the approach Leo Burnett London used in this ad that shows a rather extreme way to discourage drinking and driving.
After on Monday, the French newspaper Le Monde reported that PSA (Peugeot-Citroën) is planning to buy the struggling Opel brand in order to get a chance against the Volkswagen Group, Opel released a statement claiming the French are talking bollocks.