Something Got Lost In Translation With The 2016 Fiat 500X

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but sub-compact crossovers are so hot right now. They’re practical, have a modicum of capability, and are perfect for the urban-dwelling, active lifestyle 20-somethings that rule the Kingdom of Powerpoint. The 2016 Fiat 500X should be the standard-bearer for the segment. But it’s not,… » 4/17/15 9:59am 4/17/15 9:59am

I Towed A Dodge Dart In Texas Snow With A Silverado 1500 And Didn't Die

So, you bought a race car. Congratulations! Let me guess: you only have a few bars of eye-searingly bright LEDs on the front instead of your OEM headlamps, and now you can't drive it on public roads anymore without getting stabbed in traffic? Gotcha. We at Black Flag are here to help. » 4/16/15 12:10pm 4/16/15 12:10pm

Saying Goodbye To The Audi R8 V10 Plus, The Best Modern Halo Car

I need to warn you that this isn’t going to be just a straightforward review of the Audi R8 . The R8 has now been around for nearly a decade. Plenty of ink, both the Internet kind and the real kind, has been spilled describing how it drives. I will definitely address that, of course, but I have to start… » 4/14/15 12:25pm 4/14/15 12:25pm

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost: The Jalopnik Review

Technically, the EcoBoost Mustang is the least Mustang Mustang of all the Mustangs. Also, Mustang. We’ve all heard it: a turbo, four-cylinder Mustang is antithetical to everything that a Mustang is. I’m here to tell you that’s bullshit, and, what’s more, I think this boosted pony is actually the sweet spot of the… » 4/03/15 3:21pm 4/03/15 3:21pm

Living On And Off Road With The 2015 Chevy Colorado And GMC Canyon

Sometimes I feel like a shitty Texan because I'm not a truck guy. I don't normally have much use for huge trucks and I don't really enjoy driving them. I'd rather do a track day in some hot hatch or cheap sports car than go off-roading. But after two weeks of driving a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon back to… » 3/26/15 4:16pm 3/26/15 4:16pm

Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG: The Jalopnik Review

Mercedes has decided that America won't accept the same A-Class small hatchback that anchors their lineup around the world. However, they do think you'd like the GLA-Class, a small hatchback with slightly more ground clearance. But what you really want is the GLA45, a nutjob rally-hatch monster that makes no sense and… » 3/20/15 12:24pm 3/20/15 12:24pm

2015 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible R-Line: The Jalopnik Review

No car has transformed as radically over the course of its nameplate as the Volkswagen Beetle. It started life as a plebeian, practical family car with the engine in the back driven by Germans and then hippies and then crazy people, and then it morphed into a super cute front-wheel drive premium lifestyle accessory in… » 3/18/15 2:00pm 3/18/15 2:00pm

Hell Yeah I Went Grocery Shopping In The McLaren 650S

My experience with the 2015 McLaren 650S Spider is limited by both time and mileage, but I'm trying to get the most out of it while I have it. I have found it to be a shockingly civilized, comfortable and livable sports car when you don't want to drive like a crazy person. I even turned it into my grocery getter! » 3/16/15 4:43pm 3/16/15 4:43pm

2015 VW Golf SportWagen: The Diesel Manual Wagon Is Alive In America!

For American enthusiasts, no style of car is as coveted and sought-after as the diesel wagon with a manual gearbox. Why can't we have torque, efficiency and room to carry all of our stuff for relatively cheap like the rest of the world? Luckily, we're on the eve of the launch of the new 2015 Golf SportWagen, and it's… » 3/12/15 12:02pm 3/12/15 12:02pm

Driving The Crazy BMW i8 On Snow Is Like Drifting The Millennium Falcon

The BMW i8 is like no other car on the road. Kids see it and think the Millennium Falcon just arrived. Adults think they've time traveled. So how is the Millennium Falcon at some good old fashioned snow drifting? That's what we found out on the second episode of Neat Stuff In Cool Cars. » 3/05/15 2:00pm 3/05/15 2:00pm