Being a car salesperson can be a tough job. I mean, you have to deal with customers, who you and I know are usually the worst kind of people. Then again, the sales people can have their own issues. I feel like no place makes these issues come out more than the test drive. What’s your horror story?
Following today’s report that a gaggle of German automakers are interested in convincing the European Union and the U.S. to get rid off all their automotive tariffs currently proposed and in practice, it could spell the end of the hated Chicken Tax. There’s only one question that matters.
When it comes to driving, safety is key. But sometimes, when everything else goes wrong, we get lucky and our cars protect us as they were designed to do.
Getting tired or frustrated with the car you own is one of the most dangerous and potentially devastating realizations a person can come to. Like all of life’s struggles, it may help to talk through it.
Honesty is the best policy, but sometimes little while lies, told for fun, are healthy. I won’t tell you when or how to tell them, that’s on you to decide. But they’re usually always fun to think back on.
I assume that because you are reading this website you at least have a casual interest in cars. Sometimes your non-car friends ask you about this interest. And sometimes you lie to them about the cars. It’s okay, we’re not judging.
Learning how to drive is exciting, exhilarating and a little bit nerve-wracking. You’re suddenly in charge of this big, heavy hunk of metal that’s traveling at at least 60 mph on roads with other people who also have big, heavy hunks of metal. At that point in your life, it seemed like all the people you knew who…
Despite having plenty of written-down laws to dictate how we should drive, we all still have little tricks and methods of our own to stay safe on the roads. Most people do. But when they pass on bad or wrong advice to new drivers, it can become problematic.
Pet peeves! Everyone’s got ‘em, so I have doubt that we also have them when it comes to cars. They can be big or small... but come on. It’s us. Of course our automotive pet peeves are big.
Most of the time, being in a car is just fine. It’s fun, even. Problems arise, though, when you add other people into the mix.
Even if you aren’t religious and don’t believe in some kind of higher power, you can sometimes still have little automotive superstitions. It’s totally okay! It’s all part of this weird relationship we have with our cars.
Something we sing and shout about nearly every day here at Jalopnik is that cars are more than just lifeless lumps of metal. Which is why our relationships with them aren’t like ones that we have with our, say, washing machines.
Sometimes you get away with it. Sometimes you don’t. These are your true, unfortunate, hilarious stories that fall into the latter category.
Sometimes, we get up to no good in our cars, but this isn’t a post about getting away with it. This is a post about getting caught. It happens.
Regret is the worst feeling. It’s the one that sticks a knife in your heart and twists it because you knew you could have done differently. This post will be a painful one because it’s all about your greatest automotive regrets.
Regret is a terrible emotion because it has to do with hindsight. You rationalized yourself not to do something and then the opportunity passed you by. You only realized your mistake after the fact.
To anyone who has never had something embarrassing happen to them in their car: Get lost. This post isn’t for you. This one is for all the people who have had shameful stuff happen to them in their cars. We are here for you.
I don’t know if you know this, but people are goofy! We show our asses constantly. The only way to feel better about this is to laugh it off. Which is what we’re going to do this week.