Like many gearhead fathers, I dread the coming day when the wall goes up. And it’s not just the teen years either - cars and coffee has a tough time competing with Minecraft. Happily there is a solution. A Defender, in fact.
Sometime it’s not just about what a car is, it’s what it represents. Even just sitting there, machines project the potential for speed, for escape, for the journey. The Delica? Your ultimate adventure vehicle.
We're starting off Nice Price or Crack Pipe this week with a Volvo diesel wagon that's a stripper, but the kind you might take home to mom. The seller says that she can really dance, but you'll need to decide whether its price demands shouts of take it off!
We joke about the official car of Jalopnik being a brown rear-wheel-drive manual turbodiesel wagon Miata, but if you have one of those things (a turbodiesel), these Finns plan on showing you how to make it faster.
What would you do if you came upon a well used and slightly rusted vintage SUV? While some might just get it running and drive it, the owner of this vintage Willys Wagon decided two doors and an inline six just wouldn't do. The lifted and stretched four door Willys seen here is the unique result. Featuring a modern…
What would the perfect 21st century sports car be like? Autocar magazine fantasizes about a low, wide, mean-looking roadster with the weight of a pregnant carp and the torque of a farm tractor. Give or take. Actually, it's better than it sounds.
Rumor has it the sportier S versions of the A6 and A& will add turbodiesels as an option next year. An übersedan with an überdiesel? Now you're torquing.
For years the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. has been the 15-mpg average F150 pickup. With gas prices climbing like a frigid scrotum, maybe today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe VW diesel pickup would be better than best?
Showing a high-mileage prototype in oil country? That takes some brass ones, Volkswagen. The company went to Qatar to reveal the XL1. VW says the diesel hybrid can travel more than 260 miles on a gallon of UAE tea.
Let's get one thing straight: We do not hate green cars. We like green cars. We like diesel. We like weirdness and engineering genius. Which is why we decided to conduct a fuel-economy experiment with a heavy right foot.
Joe Isuzu once caught a bullet in his teeth to demonstrate how fast a Piazza could be. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe diesel Trooper is no where near that fast, but is the seller's spiel as endearing as Joe's?
Modern Mercedes diesels feature Bluetec which treats emissions like jellyfish stings, making them better by whizzing on them. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has a blue '79 300SD, the purchase of which could also mean a golden shower.
The 2009 Mercedes ML320 BlueTEC is certainly a comfortable ride, but would you feel comfortable with one in your driveway?
Yesterday, we found out what ze Germans thought about ze 2009 Mercedes ML320 BlueTEC. Today, we discover what a real American thinks about the diesel SUV.
The VW Bluesport Roadster may only be a concept, but it's sure to pique the interest of drivers looking for top-down fun and diesel power on the same chassis.
Our spoiled European brethern will soon be able to get the slinky Jaguar XF four-door coupe in diesel trim with 440 lb-ft of torque, quicker-than-V8 performance and 35 MPG US.