This Is The Small Car Rolls-Royce Never Made

When you hear the words "Rolls-Royce Myth" chances are you imagine stories of engineers flown out to remote deserts to effect repairs on Rollers before their wealthy owners' caviar-cones melt, or perhaps tales of the fairy genocide that was the result of the systematic capture and metal-casting of fairies to make… » 1/22/13 3:20pm 1/22/13 3:20pm

Show Us The Fastest Small Italian Cars

Italians like to drive and have a good time, but they also understand that not everybody can afford a Ferrari or a Lamborghini. Since they are also brilliant at designing revy engines, it's not surprising that when it comes to hot hatches and nimble sports cars, they don't have to go for the Golf GTI or an MX-5. From… » 1/01/13 11:00am 1/01/13 11:00am

Look At What A Bicycle Did To This Crappy Car

Developing market "quality" gets a new poster boy here, in a chintzy little yellow car whose bumper was completely caved in by none other than a bicycle wheel. You can practically hear the self righteous hipster cheer (it's ironically silent) issuing forth from downtown Brooklyn right now. » 6/14/12 9:30am 6/14/12 9:30am

Watch A 3D Nanoprinter Create The Smallest Car In the Universe

I'm a big fan of small cars, and, like many small-car aficionados, I'm frankly tired of not having a car that can be mostly obscured by a grain of sand. Thankfully, that problem has been solved by researchers at the Vienna Institute of Technology, who have used a new 3D printing method to produce a racecar about 285… » 3/13/12 2:00pm 3/13/12 2:00pm

Ten Awesome Cars With Tiny Engines

Size doesn't matter! Small is just as good as large! It's not the meat, it's the motion! These are ten of history's greatest tiny-engined cars as selected by you. » 7/22/10 11:00am 7/22/10 11:00am

The Geo Metro Is One Of The Greatest Cars Ever Built

The Geo Metro often serves as a punch line for small-car jokes, but even modest machines have their benefits. To illustrate this, we've invited Jalopnik reader Matt Moore to speak about the distinguished joys of the sweet Met life. » 5/12/10 11:00am 5/12/10 11:00am

2011 Ford Fiesta: First Drive

At long last, the U.S.-spec Ford Fiesta is here. It is slightly heavier than its European counterpart, but it's still the best small car you can buy in this country. Welcome to the party, America. » 4/26/10 12:00am 4/26/10 12:00am

The Ten Small Cars Of The Future

Years after being promised smaller and more fuel-efficient cars the next generation of diminutive autos is finally on its way. But these new "small" cars aren't as small as you might think. In order to provide a point of comparison, we've compared the length of these cars to a Ford Super Duty Crew Cab pickup truck.… » 12/09/08 2:30pm 12/09/08 2:30pm

Gordon Murray's T25 City Car Revealed... Sort Of

This is the first time we've seen the T25 city car » 10/14/08 6:00pm 10/14/08 6:00pm from Gordon Murray Design in three dimensions, though we still can't really tell what it will look like, since it's been neatly wrapped up in a shiny package. It's no secret that Murray, the man behind the legendary McLaren F1, has been obsessed with creating a…

The True Cost Of Owning A Fuel Efficient Car

Former Jalopnik » 8/21/08 1:00pm 8/21/08 1:00pm intern Eric Tingwall over at that magazine all about the has put together a small-car fuel economy comparison to finally settle the question of whether a compact hybrid like the Prius is actually a less-expensive alternative to non-hybrid compacts. As Tingwall mentions, the real equation is a lot more…

Official Car Pundit Drinking Game: Fonda Ain't Got A Hybrid In The Back…

Time to belly up to the bar yet again for the only Official Car Pundit Drinking Game as the boss-man's been asked to spend a few minutes on CNBC to talk about Honda's earningsgasm. He'll be answering a question similar to what we asked you today in the Question of the Day — is Honda's small car strategy the right… » 7/25/08 12:30pm 7/25/08 12:30pm

Why Aren't All Small Cars Selling?

With media outlets (including this one) constantly screaming "OMG STFU GAS PRICES!" you'd think there would be a small car revolution, balancing out the drop in truck sales. But Automotive News reported today that, though cars like the Civic and Yaris are improving sales numbers, products like the Chevrolet Aveo,… » 6/23/08 11:40am 6/23/08 11:40am