Project Car Hell, Screamin' Corolla Edition: AE86 or FX16?

There was some grumbling over the choices in our last Choose Your Eternity challenge » 8/26/08 5:20pm 8/26/08 5:20pm (which was won by the '77 Levis Edition AMC Hornet AMX by a healthy margin), ostensibly because they were too easy… but we know the reason: being reminded of the Malaise Era brings up the uncomfortable parallels between the hard…

Automobile Mag's Top List Of Road Trip Vehicles Gives Sprinter The Nod, …

Oh, boy: Another hot summer day, another list of top vehicles for a road trip. Whereas Kelley Blue Book's top road trip cars list — the last such list we had to endure — was one of the more strange groupings we've seen, today's list from Automobile is absolutely sexy. What, you don't think the Sprinter's sexy? You ever … » 6/10/08 12:30pm 6/10/08 12:30pm

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Minibuses Are Awesome

Why are we randomly showing you pictures of European Sprinter vans? Because Mercedes Sprinter Vans are awesome. Bigger and mightier than the standard Sprinter is the Sprinter Minibus line, which offers seating configurations for uses as varied as hospice transport to urban people moving. Our personal favorite is the… » 4/03/08 3:00pm 4/03/08 3:00pm

Chicago Auto Show: Commercial Trucks And Vans

Commercial trucks and vans aren't quite as romantic as the latest sports car, but that doesn't mean we should ignore them. There's a segment of the population that gets excited about a big, mean work truck. Though we kind of like the Ford Transit Connect, we're still more moved by the full-sized, extended-length Dodge… » 2/08/08 1:00pm 2/08/08 1:00pm

The Hartmann SP5: A Sprintier Mercedes Sprinter

While it may not be as cool as the Sprinter into Studio Coppola Special, the Hartmann-tuned Sprinter van is still fairly wicked. Next to Supervan 2, the Dodge/MB Sprinter is already near the top of our list of favorite vans. Add a body kit, new exhaust, faux-carbon fiber inserts, vaguely tweaked mechanicals and 19-inch … » 1/28/08 1:15pm 1/28/08 1:15pm

Francis Ford Coppola Builds Studio Into Dodge Sprinter

Mr. Coppola has long been notorious for sets the size of cities and gear that takes an endless parade of tractor-trailers to move around, but all that has changed with the making of his latest film, "Youth Without Youth." All the stuff- cameras, dollies, whatever- gets crammed into one of the few bright spots from the… » 12/17/07 3:00pm 12/17/07 3:00pm

Mercedetize Your Sprinter

Here at tha Jalop, we've got a known affection for European vans. And while Ford may have some sugar to lend us us in that department soon, the Deutch-Amerikanische hybrid was first, bringing the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter over first as a Freightliner, then as a Dodge. We're not sure of the details worked out with Cerberus … » 6/14/07 8:00pm 6/14/07 8:00pm

Electric Vanliness: Sprinter to Be DaimlerChrysler's First Plug-in…

The term "plug-in hybrid" will one day hang beneath "1/3 less calories" and "dolphin-free tuna" in the advertising and public relations halls of fame. For now, we'd imagine all hybrid-building carmakers will either add the capability to their hybrids, or say they're looking into it. That's not to diminish the latest plug-in… » 3/28/07 7:29am 3/28/07 7:29am

What the Hoot Page? Watt has Righteous Bro Blog 'Bout Hydrogen Stations …

And then it it all comes full circle... There's little we enjoy more than reading Watt's (increasingly) unique Pedro-speak concerning all things that exist in the form of Watt. But, given the "energy diversity" that all the big carmakers are struggling to achieve, well, this is time and place appropriate to us… » 1/13/07 1:37pm 1/13/07 1:37pm