What Car Part Needs A Total Redesign?

I'm not sure if you've ever noticed this about cars, but they're actually made up of a crapton of smaller bits and sub-assemblies and things. It's true! And, even on the absolute latest, most modern car, some of those parts are a bit long in the tooth. Like wheels — thousands of years old. But they still seem to work… » 2/25/15 11:53am Wednesday 11:53am

Who Was Born Before The Car That Would Have Made A Great Driver?

We're all pretty lucky, really. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that everyone reading this was born in an era when access to automobiles was relatively cheap and easy. But let's take a moment and spare a thought for all those poor bastards unfortunate enough to be born before cars. I bet some of them could have… » 2/23/15 11:30am Monday 11:30am

What Car Deserves To Be Its Own Brand?

Sometimes, in a particular company's lineup of cars, there's one standout car that, whether appreciated or not, carries within it more potential than its parent company can see. It can even get to the point where you could actually see how it could spin-off into its own brand. Like Rhoda from the Mary Tyler Moore » 2/13/15 11:55am 2/13/15 11:55am

Which Automotive Conspiracy Theory Do You Believe?

With the anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 approaching, our stablemates over at the Gawker asked which conspiracy theories about it we buy. But why limit ourselves to one flight? There's a whole world of conspiracy theories out there. Like the General Motors Streetcar Conspiracy. » 2/09/15 11:30am 2/09/15 11:30am

What's The Biggest Hole In The Car Market Today?

It's not like we're starving for cars to buy, yet, for certain particular tastes and niches, finding the vehicle you want can prove far trickier than you'd expect. The car market — I'm thinking about the US market, but feel free to imagine whatever you want — has a few big, gaping holes. So what do you think the… » 2/04/15 11:47am 2/04/15 11:47am