At this point, we’ve heard plenty about your bad car decisions. Now, it’s time to switch things up a bit and look to your parents. I’m sure they’ve also made some poor automotive decisions and then simply passed the genes on down to you.
We’re pretty spoiled these days. We’re spoiled because new cars, even mass market ones, are all pretty dependable and good. The industry standard has risen so much that you really can’t get away with selling a shitbox anymore. But a few still manage to escape the crusher and join us on the roads.
Once upon a time, it was easy to point at an AMC Gremlin or a Ford Pinto and laugh at how bad they were. They were volume-sellers for sure, but that didn’t change the fact that they suffered from atrocious build quality and, uh, fire.
Trying to live your life with no regrets is a nice philosophy to have, but it isn’t always the easiest to carry out. Especially when it comes to cars. Cars can be a drain on your patience and your wallet. Or you sometimes (foolishly) think that you can find a better one somewhere else.
I hear two sad-sack things from you jokers all the time: “I should have bought that car when I had the chance” and “I never should have sold that car.” We all make mistakes, and now it’s time to share them with the class.
Just like you never forget your first car, you also never forget your first car accident. And unfortunately, they are just a part of the growing pains associated with being a new driver.
Car accidents suck for everyone, but they happen. Hopefully your first one wasn’t too serious and you weren’t hurt. Tell us about it.
A bad traffic jam is one of the most aggravating things a driver can experience. Sitting there, waiting to move an inch, while the line of cars in front of us extends out as far as the eye can see—it’s absolute hell.
We are fast approaching a time where every automaker is producing its entire lineup on one basic modular platform, almost like making only one car in different skins. So, if we imagine a world where companies were forced to just build one car, what should each of them make?
Traffic is to driving as apple pie is to America. You can’t have one without the other. We’ve all had our fair share of bad jams, so now I’m asking you to relive your worst.
Buying tires can, at first, be an intimidating endeavor. Especially if you’ve never done it before. There are a myriad of options to choose from and then you have to decide which of them fits your driving style and local conditions. Fear not! The Jalopnik community is here to help.
Tires! They’re one of the most important aspects of your car, so buying the right set for the right situation is extremely important. What are your best tips for buying tires?
Today’s cars are wonderful machines that can detect when you, the driver, are getting drowsy or provide on-board WiFi so your passengers can get some work done while they’re being driven. They’re wonders of modern technology, but despite this, cars are still lacking in a few crucial features.
Today’s cars come with a wealth of technology that people just 20 years ago could only dream of. They don’t fly yet, but they do damn near everything else! You can get semi-autonomous safety tech, on-board WiFi and engines with variable compression. All very cool, but do you sometimes wish that other features would…
Modifying your car is the most surefire way to make it yours. It sets the car apart from all the other lame-o cars on the road and you get to express yourself a little bit. We all have our favorite mods.
My car is completely stock, so I’m always curious as to what other people who do mod their cars like to add. You might be the type of person who has modified their car so heavily that it’s unrecognizable from what it used to be. You might just do some light modding to fit your exacting tastes. If that’s the case, then…
Sleeper cars are fun because you can thrash most of the competition with them and then pass right by law enforcement without alerting anyone of the fun you’ve just had. What could be better?
Sleeper cars! They’re one of my favorite sub-category of cars. Highly customizable and with varying degrees of power and performance, they’re designed to blend fun and utility. What could be better?
It doesn’t matter if you’re the salesman or the interested buyer: Conducting a test drive isn’t always easy. Everyone has their own unique way of driving a car. Not all of them are safe.