I think the reaction most people had when they found out I was driving a 2018 Maserati GranTurismo MC for the weekend was: “Holy hell, they still make that thing?” Yes, in fact, they do and the world is a more glorious place because of it.
Before Fiat married Chrysler it was just Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, but most people probably would have told you it stood for this: “Fix It Again, Tony.” My dad took this as a personal challenge and adopted a 1979 Spider 2000 in the ’90s. The car’s still in the family. Actually, it practically raised me.
I drive a lot of cars for work. So much so, that my personal car, a 2004 Honda Civic SiR—or just the Civic Si, if you’re American—is rotting away in press office parking lots covered in bird turds, fuel tank dried up, brakes all seized up. The poor thing just never gets driven. I’m an asshole for neglecting my Civic.
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is more about style than speed. And while it can go off-road, it doesn’t really love to. But make no mistake—this is a brave car that manages to stand out in today’s bland, busy and boring flock of medium-sized crossovers.
I may have a weird fetish for small, simple cars, but I rarely remember the Yaris iA, which is basically a Mazda2 sedan with some Toyota badging. We didn’t get the new 2 in the United States, but we got Toyota’s version. This one has a manual, which is excellent. But what do you want to know about it?
No car I have driven epitomizes everything that’s wrong with cars today more than the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. It’s irritating to drive and isn’t even comfortable. Yet its worst sin is what it represents: the phasing out of a segment that got many of us into cars in the first place in favor of half-baked…
I don’t know what being sent to review a bicycle for Jalopnik says about my driving abilities, but I got the last laugh for having the most fun with a vehicle review. Tearing through neighborhoods, hills and city streets on an electric pedal-assist bicycle is living out your best unfulfilled grade-school speed demon…
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar has finally made its way to America, and this week we get to spray some sand on its perfectly formed face for the sake of a shakedown. What do you want to know?
Over the weekend the International Committee of the Red Cross tweeted a video of three MAN KAT 1 cargo trucks slogging through a “road” that looks more like a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The trucks are towing each other, and seem to be moving under their own power at the same time.
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 sitting in front of me covered in bugs (turns out New England has a lot of bugs) certainly did not fit the archetype of what I thought of as a “rally car.” Populating the roads running along the rolling hills of Maine and New Hampshire I had spotted the predictable ones—blue Subarus,…
Fans are talking about the 2017 Honda Civic Type R like it’s the second coming of Jesus, or at the very least, Honda itself. This is partially because so many test pilots have heaped praise on it, but also because it’s only the second Honda to earn a “Type R” badge that’s made it to America. We went back to the first,…
The humble Honda Accord has not sprouted into a sports car or been reborn as a limousine. But the new-for-2018 10th generation of the car is ergonomically excellent, mechanically tight and did I mention you can have it with the Civic Type R’s engine and six-speed manual transmission?
I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t catch Forza Motorsport 7’s simulated driver. He threw his Porsche 918 Spyder around the corners so well, his lines so perfect, that I just could not close the gap between us. But then, it started to rain.
The most interesting car Honda currently makes isn’t the reborn NSX, or the Civic Type R, and it’s definitely not one of its hybrid hatchbacks or crossovers. It’s the Honda S660, a mid-engined baby roadster with a peppy engine in the middle, rear-wheel drive and a removable roof. And you can’t own one.
When I first walked up to the 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec, I had to circle it a few times. It looked good—really good, even. The color was perfect, the styling was right along those lines and it looked, surprisingly, like a genuinely enjoyable sedan. Then I got in it.
It’s easy to get enamored with the Jaguar F-Type SVR’s deadly-beautiful design. Wrestling with the car’s complex personality and 575 horsepower is a far greater challenge. But the SVR’s learning curve is perfectly graded to be fearsome and fun at once, and that’s what really makes this machine special.
Konnichiwa, Honda S660! I picked this guy up earlier today and will be living with it for a few days. At last, you’ll get a Jalopnik Review of Honda’s new micro-sports car. As this is a car Japan selfishly keeps to itself and does not export (officially), tell me what you want to know more about it.
Raph and I have come to Detroit, America’s Finest City™, and for Detroit, we needed a fine car. So we get a 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R. It’s loud as hell, and comfier than you’d expect. Ask us anything you want about it.
There’s been a Mazda Miata in my mom’s garage for as long as I can remember. She’s a car enthusiast—not the kind who knows every obscure car ever, but the kind who wants to drive and wants to drive a manual transmission. So, when a 2017 Mazda Miata RF wound up at my house, it was a table-turning of sorts.
The E46 BMW M3 came in with the new millennium and is already something of a contemporary classic. Perfectly shaped between round and square, joyous to drive before getting dangerous... these are just Damn Good Cars. BMW never sold a station wagon version, so somebody made their own. And it drives as well as it looks.