Dear Alfa Romeo: It Takes A Lot More Than Sex To Sell Cars

Congratulations Alfa Romeo! You have succeeded in creating a a beautiful sports sedan that not only shares some timeless styling cues from your historic cars, but also manages to fit in in this modern world of crash tests and MPG standards. However, you’re going to need a lot more than sexy curves and a sensual sound. » 7/06/15 10:34am Today 10:34am

Fox Sports Interrupted The Biggest Event In Motorsport For A Soccer Game

Woe be unto you if you’re trying to watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans in America and accidentally decided to trust Fox Sports to cover it. Hahaha. Haha. No. We’ve had this discussion before. I’m not sure I’d trust them to broadcast anything without randomly preempting it for poker, or quilting, or professional farting. » 6/14/15 2:35am 6/14/15 2:35am

Here Are Five Car Collectors That Are Actually Cool

Yesterday, we asked you for the coolest car collectors in the world. Not the coolest car collections, or the biggest car collections, or which guy made you laugh one time 27 years ago. I, perhaps naively believing that we had all taught you over the years what implicitly was Cool and what was emphatically Not Cool,… » 5/28/15 5:16pm 5/28/15 5:16pm

Saying That Autonomous Cars Will Kill Millions Of Jobs By 2025 Is Crap

Autonomous cars are coming, and we generally think that’s pretty great. It’ll reserve the driving for the enthusiasts, much the same way cars reserved horses for enthusiasts. But Zack Kanter over at Quartz thinks driverless vehicles will kill millions of jobs, all within ten years. And he’s wrong. » 5/13/15 1:22pm 5/13/15 1:22pm

This Is Why We Need To Stop Buying Used Wagons

Well, congratulations Jalopnik. All our complaints about a lack of wagons in the world has turned the few pre-owned examples into a veritable collector’s item. I realize I’m partly responsible for creating this monster, but it’s getting ridiculous. We’ve managed to make the crossover a better buy. Bravo, everyone. » 5/11/15 6:10pm 5/11/15 6:10pm

This Emmy-Award Winning YouTube Mechanic Is Full Of Shit

YouTube is a medium where mostly interesting people share mostly interesting things like cat fail videos and safe-for-work porn. However, there are certain outlets that give advice on certain automotive topics, namely the popular Scotty Kilmer channel, that you should take with a nearly lethal dosage of salt. Here’s… » 4/21/15 1:30pm 4/21/15 1:30pm

Dear Automakers, Please Stop Making Turbos Suck

When I was a kid, turbocharging ruled. The aim in life was to elongate the point between request and delivery, to worship at the altar of lag and to ensure that when the goods arrived they did as much damage to tires and supposed ‘handling’ as possible. By eliminating lag have we not eliminated what makes turbos fun? » 4/02/15 2:10pm 4/02/15 2:10pm

Here Are Four Reasons Why You Should Not Buy A Nissan GT-R Right Now

In 2008, Japanese car manufacturer Nissan raised its sizable middle finger to the establishment and released the world-beating R35 GT-R, a car that would eat the collective lunches of Porsche, Audi, and BMW for a seriously bargain price. However, in 2015, things aren't so peachy. Here are a few reasons why. » 3/05/15 3:05pm 3/05/15 3:05pm

The Unsung, Reviled Hero Of Modern High-Performance Cars Is The EPA

When you mention the EPA and automotive performance in the same sentence, most people who love cars will cringe and shudder, awakening hideous visions of smog-control plumbing that made engines look like rhino intestines and 5.7-liter V8 Firebirds making an anemic 155 HP. But the truth is the EPA is the unsung hero of… » 3/05/15 10:35am 3/05/15 10:35am