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America's Best-Selling Import: 1985 Nissan Sentra

Overhead camshaft! Front-wheel drive! Computer-controlled carburetor! Life was good back in '85, because the cheapest Nissan was also the most technologically advanced (though we're pretty sure you couldn't get the futuristic "Door Is Ajar" talking alerts in the Sentra that year). And why don't car ads have voiceovers… »5/15/08 10:00am5/15/08 10:00am

Your Car Recommendation For Broke, Flakazoid, Car-Ignorant Friends?

Here's a situation I'm sure a goodly portion of the Jalopnik readership has experienced. You have a friend who has a bunch of redeeming qualities but couldn't pour piss from a boot, much less scrape up the green to buy a decent car or spin a wrench to maintain a shaky one, and of course this friend calls you (the Guy… »6/27/07 10:00am6/27/07 10:00am

Fire!: Nissan Tells Dealers to Stop Selling Altimas, Sentra SE-Rs

Reports of engine fires has led Nissan North America to warn dealers not to sell 2006 four-cylinder Nissan Altimas and Sentra SE-Rs. The company isn't sure why the some of the cars have also been sucking down oil like food athletes at a linguini-with-white-clam-sauce-eating contest. According to the Asssociated… »6/04/06 3:33pm6/04/06 3:33pm