As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing service issues on brand new cars, what to fix before you sell, and the risks of buying a car from a salvage auction.
The gorgeous McLaren Speedtail that fascinated the staff of Jalopnik when it was first announced won’t be delivered until later next year—which means now’s the time to start honing in the tech to make sure it’s perfect. Ideally, that means... being a metaphorical, not a literal smoke show.
Volkswagen workers are possibly unionizing, back seat seatbelt chatter and a death wobble class-action lawsuit. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, June 14, 2019.
Rally drivers will go up against all kinds of obstacles during an event, but chances are, they’re not expecting they’ll have to avoid a random civilian car driving at them in the opposite direction. But, when that happened to driver Rok Turk, he just used it as an opportunity to flex his incredible reflex skills.
The seller of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe RX-7 FD says it’s mostly stock. That is of course, if you discount the wheels, the exhaust, and while you’re at it, almost the entire body. That body is a rare RE-Amemiya re-skin and we’re about to take stock in what that might be worth.
I wasn’t previously familiar with the works of Master Milo, the Netherland’s premier organization for turning rusted-out shitboxes into genuinely bonkers vehicular wonders, but I’m glad I’m aware now. He (or the group? I’m not entirely clear if “Master Milo” refers to one person or an organization) has (or have?) just…
Life, for big companies, is really all about taking existing ideas and finding ways to profit off of them—whether that’s Instagram pummeling Snapchat with its own posting model, or an automaker bringing the typically post-factory idea of paint and wrap customization in house. If only the rest of us had it that easy.
Remember the truck platooning? It was supposed to be the Next Big Thing in trucking—basically, one lead truck could control a string of trucks behind it, which could form a sort of electronically-connected road train—but now it seems that the real-world benefits aren’t materializing, and many of the big players are…
New car sales are slowing down and due to the rising average cost of a brand new model, more buyers are pivoting to the preowned market. It’s no secret that letting someone else take the depreciation can result in a better value for your dollar, but a new study from iSeeCars examines which models can get you the most…
For American car enthusiasts, 25 years isn’t just the time frame for a quarter-life crisis, it’s the countdown until we can import the good foreign cars we never got the chance to buy here. And, as of now, we can go ahead and put the new Alpine A110S on the clock.
What appears to be the last remaining 2018 Ram 3500 Laramie that you can buy brand new with a manual transmission has apparently been languishing on a dealer’s lot in Pennsylvania for more than six months. Folks, I am crestfallen.
At Tuesday night’s annual shareholder meeting, Tesla CEO Elon Musk reassured everyone that there was no demand problem for the company’s cars, and that the Tesla Model 3 was actually the best-selling car, by revenue, against heavyweight competitors like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and whatever the hell a “Honda…
If I had to make a list of “worst vehicles to use to escape the police,” the Grumman LLV mail delivery truck would be somewhere just below tractor and forklift. And yet one Florida man apparently went for it anyway, and the results were 100 percent predictable.