Looking back at this year’s Jalopnik Reviews, we found that Miatas, McLarens and bi-turbo Mercedes-Benzes proved excellent as always. But we also discovered the sweetness of a $50,000 Subaru WRX and found out whether 1990s Hondas lived up to the legend.
I rarely feel bad for men. Most of the time, they are kind of hard to feel bad for. But I feel bad for them when I read the gift guides aimed at them. Nearly every guide of gifts for brothers, fathers, husbands and lovers (ew) contains “leather box for keys and pocket jerky (as seen later in gift guide),” “a subtly…
Everyone knows the stereotypes. The engines leak oil. The wires leak smoke. They’re unreliable, slow, maintenance nightmares. Every time you see one on the road, you wonder—are these things actually good? Or are they just for weirdo masochists who like British things?
Buying a car, especially a used car, can be a tricky thing. There are a lot of things to consider, chief among them how you’re going to maintain it. If the previous owner was crap at maintaining the car, what sort of headaches are you going to get hit with? Here’s how to dodge that bullet up front.
If Porsche were a person, it would be the student with the unique name in a class full of Davids and Brittanys. “Porsch?” the substitute teacher questions, every time, after smoothly going down the list otherwise. “Porsch? P—ortch?”
It’s been more than two years since Gymkhana Nine, if seeing people you’ve known since they were kids graduating college this month wasn’t making you feel old enough. Gymkhana 10 is here, though, to distract you from that reality for a full 19 minutes of tire shredding in five of Ken Block’s best cars.
As classic Ford Broncos become as precious as Porsches and 200,000-mile Toyota Land Cruisers manage to maintain ridiculous prices, it’s getting harder to find a cool and capable SUV for reasonable money. If you’re lamenting this, too, then it’s time to learn about the Mitsubishi Montero.
It has occurred to me that whenever I get into a car in the winter, one with the luxury of heat and/or climate control, I find that people are setting their cars to a midway temperature, like in the mid to high sixties. We’re leaving a lot of heat on the table. Why?
For sale: a massive, huge, six-wheeled, fire-and-smoke-and-steam-breathing Jeep. Steam powerplant not included.
Bears. Donkeys. Fat, friendly dogs. These animals—animals, generally—have been around for an extremely long time, long enough to feel like a fixed part of the landscape. It’s easy to forget that these creatures weren’t always there, and didn’t always look like they do now. On human—as opposed to geologic—time, forms…
Tesla’s leasing partner unable to fund leases, Hyundai and Kia owners taking the automakers to court, General Motors’ planned electric and autonomous overhaul, continuing problems between Renault and Nissan, and more job cuts. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.
Normally when police use spike strips to attempt to end a high-speed chase, they try to only do it in areas that have been completely cleared of other traffic. This wreck around Windham, Maine from yesterday makes it pretty clear why they do that, and what happens when they don’t. They didn’t in this case, which is…
I remember growing up and so vividly memorizing detail after detail so that I could tell if that’s a real GTO, Trans Am, or factory 440 Cuda, or if you just stuck some badges on a base model. I am both proud and sorry to report that the same fate has reached your favorite Japanese performance cars.
Okay, so Lincoln is, for real, bringing suicide doors back to the fancy but unfortunately slow-selling Continental sedan. Just not very many of them, and those that do get snatched up by buyers are destined to become instant collector’s items.
Welcome to a new week! This image of a cutaway Renault 4CV is your reminder to look within this week. Also, note the spare tire mounted to the trunk lid, and that very improbably-shaped suitcase in the trunk.