A car’s badge isn’t a necessary part of a car. It’s there not for rational, engineering reasons, but because the company and people that designed and built that car want you to know, hey, this is ours. We made this. It’s like an artist’s signature on a painting. It’s a mark of pride. I think that’s why the badge on…
Car companies have to try just as hard to sell a Cavalier as a Porsche Carrera. Harder, probably. What’s the most over-the-top, blown out, high production, too-good-for-its-own-good ad for the most undeserving car?
Le Mans is next weekend! Are you excited yet?
They say you can work anywhere if you’ve been in F1. People still in F1 say that. Outside the buzz of the circuit, where teams of carnies jet around the world in search of mad trophies and large champagne bottles, I’ve had to work at it. I feel more like a salesman than an engineer, going door to door, selling what I…
What you're looking at is the newest Chevrolet family sedan, to be built for markets such as Egypt and India. Only it's not really a Chevrolet.
Car companies that are new to the world, or new to a particular market tend to offer sweet deals of surprising features and affordable prices. But there can be a drawback, as one Jalopnik reader found.
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When you hear General Motors, you probably think of Chevrolets, Cadillacs and GMCs. Or bailouts and the death of Pontiac in case you're not a fan of the company.
So I have kind of a bizarre obsession with Daewoo. Not so much their cars, mind you, which were mostly boring economy sedans and hatches made by and for various General Motors brands. No, it's Daewoo's Korean home market TV ads that have piqued my curiosity of late.
Have you ever noticed that the term "import car" doesn't get tossed around like it used to? In these days of Toyotas from California, Volkswagens from Tennessee and Chevrolets from Canada, it's becoming harder and harder to tell the difference between a "foreign" and a "domestic" car.
Unlike other dead brands, offloading a Daewoo these days is tricky business. While there are some truly desirable Oldsmobiles, Pontiacs, Triumphs, or Saabs out there, no one in their right mind gets up in the morning and says "I want to buy a Daewoo today."
Do we really need to go into great detail about how wrong the Pontiac-badged '86 Daewoo LeMans really was? Probably not.
Okay, Mythbusters has devolved into little more than explosion and crash porn rather than actual myth-busting. Our inner 12-year-old is cool with that. Here the boys investigate the physics behind crashing two cars head-on at 50MPH. Daewoo Nubiras, beware.
A Florida man recently appealed to the public to help find his missing wife. One day later, she turned up dead in a car that was videotaped being pushed into a lake. Guess who the pusher looks like?
GM's large international operation and the popularity of Buick in China leads to some strange intercontinental platform sharing. We untangle part of the mess below.
The General is having a tough enough time selling trucks in North America, but France? Fortunately for GM, the new American administration had a great campaign slogan, ideally suited to moving iron off the lot!