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No, You Don't Have To Be A Millionaire And Pay Cash To Buy A New Car

Dave Ramsey is a financial guru to many people. His advice has helped millions get free from crushing debt. This is a good thing for those folks struggling to get by. Unfortunately, Mr. Ramsey, like many of his financial advisor colleagues, is a little too uptight about letting you buy a new car.
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We Can't Let This Epic Off-Road Trail Be Closed Because It's Dangerous

Legend has it Forest Service Road 648, known as “Black Bear Pass,” was cut into the Rocky Mountains in the late 1800s by prospectors brave or crazy enough to go anywhere for gold. Fast forward a century and it’s one of the most incredible routes to explore in a 4x4. But that could change because people are dumb. » 8/04/15 6:37pm 8/04/15 6:37pm

Stop Buying Cheap Used Sports Cars And Expecting Them To Be Perfect

In life, the curmudgeons and pessimists who think of themselves as realists will regurgitate the tired trope of “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” While it is true that cheap steak may include some gristle, it could potentially be the best steak you’ve ever had. But you could also choke on it. » 7/31/15 4:02pm 7/31/15 4:02pm

Watch Danica Patrick Get Mad And Get Even With Dale Earnhardt Jr.

After getting tapped from behind by Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Kentucky Speedway last night and radioing over an expletive-laden rant, Danica Patrick tapped him back as they entered pit lane. Her crew tried to explain that Dale Jr. was having brake issues all night, but she wouldn’t have it. Nope! Not an excuse.
» 7/12/15 11:37am 7/12/15 11:37am

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 10:35am 7/06/15 10:35am

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 2:36am 6/14/15 2:36am

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 7:00pm 5/11/15 7:00pm

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 1:31pm 4/21/15 1:31pm

No Chevrolet, "Real People" Aren't Going To Mistake Your Cars For A BMW

Okay Chevrolet, I get that you want to push this "new premium" bit, but grabbing some random people and asking them how nice your interior is isn't going to cut it. I'll give you that Chevy has come along way, and the inside is certainly not a bad place to be. But this...just no. » 4/13/15 12:26pm 4/13/15 12:26pm

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