Car forums can be a great source of the specific details on your car you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else, like "which sex toy works best as a replacement for the pinion ring on my Baja Bug?" Whether as a troll or as well-meaning attempt at aid, you'll also hear some of the worst possible ideas for your car…
Car owners, like pseudo Mayan archeologists, sometimes tend to exaggerate fact. This leads to confusing, hysteria, and eventually insanely untrue myths about their vehicles that some confuse with the truth. What's the most ridiculous of these car myths?
The other day I was about to call the Dakar Rally the toughest race in the world, but then I realized I didn't really have any proof for the claim. There must be a harder test of car and driver, no?
I came across this video on Reddit of some kid boasting about his V6 Mustang. Obviously, the V6 Mustang is a great first "new" car for an aspiring gearhead… although we'd say you should go used for your first car. This young man, however, is completely talking out of his ass. It'll be super-turbo-charged, running 18…
Cars. Car history. Car people. Car culture. Huge topics that are ultimately unmasterable. Whenever I start to think I know every car in existence something like this pops up in #Oppo and I have to add another layer onto my understanding of the automotive universe.
Most actors don't get to chose which cars they drive in movies. That's usually up to the writer, director, or car caster. Yet somehow there are those actors who always end up in cars that manage to reflect a certain sensibility. Automotive typecasting if you will. Which actor ends up in the cars that most represent…
A good way to do check if something is an inherent right or just a privilege is to see if women are being denied it. Suffrage? Inherent right. Free speech? Inherent right. Driving? Inherent right. It's what our "Drive free or Die" motto is all about. The freedom of movement largely means the freedom to drive, and…
We'll probably ask this question every December 31st because it's a good one. You don't have to plan everything out to enjoy a year of car ownership, but it doesn't hurt to have some sort of plan so you don't end up with six Jensen shells, a Torquefilte transmission and... nothing else.
This will be the last of these end-of-the-year lists because we're almost out of end-of-the-year, so let's make it a good one. Companies rise and fall for various reasons, though a leading cause in any automaker's descent is their own terrible decision making.
Merry Christmas Eve to those who celebrate religiously and, as well, to those who merely enjoy it secularly. For while a big fat man in a red coat will not drive his sleigh around the world at nearly impossible speeds dropping presents into your home, it's fun to pretend. And since we're pretending, what should that…
Now that the world hasn't ended, you might be able to get a good deal on some 2012's.
The world is not going to end tomorrow, at least not because of something the Mayans probably didn't predict. Yet, everyone reading this will have a last drive at some point. That final car trip before fate (or a caring relative) steps in to take the keys away.
There are plenty of cars we'd all like to own, but which company is actually cool enough that we'd want to work there?
In America, the cross-country road trip is long but relatively safe. Where is this not the case?
There comes a point when all the faults and ugliness come together to make something endearing.
What's the next carbon fiber?
Critic, CEO, designer, or Jalopnik intern, who had the most impact in 2012?
Which 2012 release was the most significant?