Chances are remarkably good that if you ask somebody who’s not really all that interested in cars what they like about the car they decided to buy, they’ll mention something about “sporty looks.” It doesn’t matter what kind of car they have. As long as it’s not a street sweeper or an airport luggage tug, your chances…
Being a woman who loves racing is exhausting.
Your legs feel frozen. A blinding light streaks across the sky, disappearing in dread over the horizon when BAM you wake up in a cold sweat. The thought almost falls from your lips: Yellow cars are actually good.
Car enthusiasts are at odds with the realities of car ownership. Vehicles cost a lot to own, so it’s hard to own a lot of them. But if you only have one, your driving experiences will always be compromised. Don’t worry, I think I can make you the ultimate five-car fleet for less than the price of a new Ford F-150.
If you want to prove your point as to who needs an autonomous car, you can’t pick a better place than SXSW. No other weekend in Austin has more miserable traffic. I went to check out a new self-driving car downtown, and ended up wishing I was doing anything but driving in the mess that is SXSW on the way home.
Hi. How are you? Maybe I should ask “how’s it going?” or “how you doing?” or another American colloquialism, as we are both Americans who have grown up with American vernacular. You know what’s not a term we grew up with? Gearbox.
When a woman writes about cars on the internet, there are plenty of people who respect her words. But there are also Reddit users who think she’s incapable of forming her own opinions, commenters who think she isn’t qualified to review a car and critics who always want to remind her of what the boys know.
Will they or won’t they have a manual transmission on the 911? What about the engine? Will the next 911 be mid-engine or no? But Porsche told an outlet “maybe” or “we’ll consider it” last month and they took it as the supreme gospel truth? Let’s face it, everybody, Porsche is the world’s biggest troll.
Many of you out there are looking for a capable but interesting classic off-roader, dreaming about big Benzes and forbidden-fruit Land Rovers. Here’s a simple piece of advice: just buy a Jeep.
Automotive awards are a joke. A cash-grabbing circle jerk where the “winner” often has the honor of paying the publication or organization serious money in order to use the name of that award in ads. Some automakers even have to pay upfront to get their cars considered. It’s a sham.
Right after Porsche got our hopes up by adding a manual transmission as an option for the 2018 911 GT3, their head of GT cars brought us right back down by saying that six-speed won’t be used in the more hardcore GT3 RS. I thought you understood us, Porsche? I thought we had a thing?
Oh my gosh. They’ve done it. They’ve finally done it. This is—once and for all—the worst idea in the history of motorsports.
Hey did you hear? Alfa Romeo is back in America! And not just with a low-volume sports car, but with stuff normal people might actually buy, like the Giulia sedan and the upcoming Stelvio crossover. These seem to be awesome cars to drive, but I’m not so sure you should actually buy one.
After the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stage break of 2017, I just feel robbed. The first stage of today’s Daytona 500 ended on lap 60, and the second stage went green on lap 68. The caution break between stages eats up laps that count towards the race distance, which is a ridiculous waste of everyone’s…
As a person who likes sports cars with vigorous driving characteristics, I often find myself pointing towards closed vehicles. Hardtops. Fixed-head coupés. But I must admit, gazing deep into the deepest corners of my shadowy heart, that convertibles are good.
I love surprises. Underdog stories. The unexpected. It’s part of why sports are good. That is, unless I picked guy-who-wins-too-much Sébastien Ogier in The Rally Takeover’s Fantasy World Rally Championship game. Then don’t surprise me, or I’ll get mad when lesser-known drivers actually make things interesting.
Practically every automaker who sells vehicles in the U.S. offers some kind of military rebates for active or retired service members. At first glance this seems noble, but what most buyers don’t know is that these programs often exclude the brand’s most desirable vehicles.
Now, again, it’s rumored that General Motors may be selling its German division Opel to Europe’s last-standing collection of automotive fuckups, PSA Peugeot Citroën. This is not a surprise. General Motors spent nearly an entire century—no, I am not exaggerating—running Opel like a crazy person.
Attention, everybody, attention! This is important. I’m using my rarely-exercised Automotive Journailibloggerist power of issuing a Big-Ass Mandatory Edict, the car writer’s equivalent of a Papal Bull or a fatwa or whatever. In this edict, I will be forbidding certain cars from ever appearing on “worst car” lists ever…