The first thing you realize when planning a new car purchase is holy crap how do floor mats cost this much? »
Summer is creeping upon us and the idea of driving across the country re-emerges in our minds. What’s your favorite route? »
Car manufacturers can afford to do just about whatever they want for a press picture. Fly a crew to Morocco to shoot the car in the desert? Sure. In front of the Bilbao Guggenheim? Sure. »
Going to your local drag strip, road course, or rally stage is a great way to see the coolest cars on the planet. But more than that, it’s a great way to see some really cute dogs. »
Anyone can stick a beam axle and some springs on a car. But some automakers try things differently. »
Modern turbocharging is all about smoothness of delivery, of hiding the fact that a turbocharged engine is turbocharged. What about the old school iterations of the tech? »
Drive a really light car and you’ll appreciate all the levels of brimming communication and agility low mass brings you. But there are some big body automobiles that just make heft work.
Everyone loves to talk up how good hot hatches are as giant slayers: hideously fun to drive and just as fast as a supercar on a really rough, tight road. But there’s something to be said for a totally standard hatchback, too. »
Once upon a time, I had a miserable beater. Unfortunately, it belonged to my parents and got traded in when they finally realized they had spent several running 944s’ worth in repair bills. Had it been signed over to me, there was no doubt in my mind where it needed to go to die: the 24 Hours of LeMons.
In an effort to boost Viper sales, Dodge announced it was offering a GTC trim that could be configured and painted to exactly what the customer wanted, making each car unique. Once a configuration is built, Dodge won’t make another. The GTC online configurator just launched; prepare to have your productivity ruined. »
"Was that invisible debris?" and "I think the officials may be hallucinating in those hot helmets this year" seem to be common laments of NASCAR fans, giving way to conspiracy theories galore about NASCAR throwing flags just to spice things up. So show us: what are the most bizarre caution flags thrown in racing? »
As you all know, I'm all about the Big Questions. The important issues of relevance and impact that need thought and solutions. Which is why I'm bringing up this alarmingly important question now: what cookie makes the best car badge? »