Toyota Prius, Now With Fake Engine Noise!

The ongoing saga of THE SILENT KILLERS continues to unfold. Today we encounter researchers at Stanford University demonstrating their external speaker system for the Toyota Prius, designed to warn the blind, children and other susceptible parties that an unusually silent vehicle is on the prowl. » 6/05/08 4:20pm 6/05/08 4:20pm

How Not To Modify Your Mercury Cougar

Whereas we like to think Jalopnik is a fairly safe and friendly place to express an opinion, niche forums can be brutal. Take the story of one young man and his last generation Mercury Cougar at the New Cougar forums. We know it can't be easy to be a Cougar owner — who do you have to look down on? Topaz owners?… » 4/17/08 10:40am 4/17/08 10:40am