Right now there are pretty much two kinds of rear seats you see in production cars: lounge chairs that swaddle asses in opulence, and basic benches that look like afterthoughts. We need, at least, one more variation of rear seat design.
As Formula E coalesced from vague rumors, carbon fiber mock-ups and promising press releases into an actual, real life racing series, it looked like the series of the future. Not only were they turning electric cars into something exciting, but they were paying attention to social cues, too. There were two women…
Heads-up displays, once reserved for fighter jets and vehicles in sci-fi movies, are quickly proliferating in common cars. I’ve now tested BMWs, Cadillacs, Mercedes-Benzes, Mazdas and more with information projected onto their windshields—and I have yet to experience a HUD I like.
Two doors is the correct number for an SUV. And they should absolutely seat no more than six people. A bench in the front and a bench in the back, plus some room for a fishing pole and maybe a sleeping bag. You don’t need fancy gear or expensive tents, because you’re a tough SUV driver with two doors. The correct…
Car buyers are swept up in the same trends running through popular culture right now: near-past nostalgia and infatuation with the mundane. Yesterday I was balking at a bidding war over a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder, but it actually makes perfect sense.
Making regular cars look off-roady has become a big thing this year. You can thank the rise of The Gambler 500 and lingering popularity of Mad Max: Fury Road for some of the lifted Crown Vics that have been thrashing your Instagram feed, but for “practical” adventuring I think a little lifted SUV is the way to go.
Few marques command as much respect from people who crave performance as BMW, and the M line of cars in particular are some of the most desirable and most powerful vehicles around. However, there’s a closely guarded secret that no respected publication would ever broach, and it’s that all BMW engines are monumental…
Motorcycles are one of the best things to ever happen to me. They’ve brought more fun, passion, people, interest, experiences, and growth into my life than a lot of things, and I bet many of you would say the same. But they’re worth different amounts to different people—and it’s time to stop letting that divide us.
I tried to stay out of all of the conversation about that now-infamous crash where a car swerved and hit two people on a motorcycle. I followed along as the comments climbed north of 4,000 between the initial post and news of the driver’s arrest. But this thing just keeps nagging at me.
The lights, the hype, the acclaim, the champagne and glad-handing. Like a royal birth, concept bikes are lauded as the next big thing when they’re introduced. Then the time for production comes, design doldrums are readily apparent, enthusiasm wanes, and reality sets in.
Honda’s made quite a few of my favorite cars. So I was stoked to see how far they’d come since the last Civic I’d driven; a ‘99 Si that of course ended up in a river at the hands of high school car enthusiasts. The 2015 Honda Civic SE is more advanced, but I don’t know about “better.”
Here’s video of an off-road racing truck stuck behind a slow-moving civilian truck, on a road in Mexico closed for the 2015 Baja 500. That bright orange machine piloted by Apdaly Lopez went on to win the race, after ramming this hapless driver out of the way.
Since news broke this morning that Mercedes-Benz will build a mid-sized pickup truck, every comment I've seen has been "WTF," "stupid status symbol," or "why wouldn't they sell this in America?!" If those was your instinctive reactions, here's why you're wrong.
The reaction to reviews of the new Ducati Scrambler has been…mixed. I think that's partially because us journalists have failed to do it justice and partially because the bike is very misunderstood. So I figured I should take a few minutes and explain it for you.
At every prodigal SUV and crossover launch this year I was told about the same things: "sportiness," and "car-like qualities." Now that we've seen the 2016 Audi Q7, I'm almost convinced automakers are going to make SUVs sleeker and sleeker until they just turn into wagons again.
I'm trying to buy a $2,000 truck on the other side of the country. This has proven an exceedingly difficult exercise, not only because the truck I want is hard to find... but nobody I talk to believes I'm for real.
Over at The Truth About Cars, our resident scalawag Robert Farago's got a beef with choice (we hear he's got choice beef, too) namely that we've got entirely too much of it, and its keeping us from enjoying our car buying and ownership experience completely. His thesis is that most people don't want the kind of…