One can only hope this COTD resonates with anyone who starts off their comment with “______ car is way better because it’s faster and cheaper” or “people who drive ______ are dumbasses because they should have bought ______”.
Driving a vintage SAAB 96 around Austin, Texas is great. It can also be a chore. But mostly it’s great. Here’s why:
We love to talk about torque around here, but what is torque, really? Isn’t horsepower the important thing? Are they the same? Here’s a handy guide for you to sound smart around your gearhead friends.
This is why I keep my E34. It’s just modern enough to not have the old annoyances, and just old enough to be entirely analog (except power steering) and not retardedly heavy. If it weighed 500lbs less it’d be perfect. The body and the noise are beautiful, and it loves to dance.
(Making fun of corny old videos from YouTube is all the rage these days. Here’s my attempt at mounting this satirical bull. It makes you watch the movie on YouTube I just discovered. But, it’s so worth it. It’s from the 90’s!)
Apparently you weren't paying attention. As McParland has pointed out, plaid seats are awesome.
Patrick George's recent article hit sort of a nerve. Can any modern car last forever? I'll go ahead and lay it out there right at the beginning: Not stock, not if you're sane.
Technically, the EcoBoost Mustang is the least Mustang Mustang of all the Mustangs. Also, Mustang. We’ve all heard it: a turbo, four-cylinder Mustang is antithetical to everything that a Mustang is. I’m here to tell you that’s bullshit, and, what’s more, I think this boosted pony is actually the sweet spot of the…
On the show Doctor Who there's an alien that has the ability to erase all memory of itself from your mind as soon as you're not looking at it. In real life we have an automobile that performs the same trick.
Blue Ridge Parkway. Tail of the Dragon. Mardi Gras (on accident?!?). Hail, Snow, Rain, and Sleet. Texas BBQ. Dinner on the Pacific in Mission Bay. And that was just the first three days.
Your old beater car or daily driver may handle like a sofa on wheels but you can improve that and not spend an arm and a leg. Getting better control of your vehicle doesn't have to complicated or cost you a fortune and can usually be done with a basic set of DIY tools. Spending a weekend installing these…
Guys don't dump friends, they just fade away. That way, who knows, down the road your interests might converge and you're friends again. It's a very elastic concept.
[Full disclosure: Torch wanted to review my Renault Le Car so badly, he asked if he could and then moved 3,000 miles away. So, I'm through waiting for him to come back and am reviewing it myself because it's my car, what makes you think that Volkswagen-loving mother scratcher would do a better job?]
My girlfriend once asked me if it was a problem that white smoke was pouring out of her car. I told her that it was no big deal, it just means they haven't chosen a new pope yet.
(Full disclosure: Neither BMW nor Toyota wanted this review to happen, releasing these cars two years apart and in substantially different market segments. However, one Jalopnik user did clamor for a comparison. As it so happens, my girlfriend's BMW 228i MSport shares garage space with my Scion FR-S and for the small…
Last night, as I was sitting in my garage, I was staring at my Porsche 911 and wondering what exactly it is that makes my car so beautiful.
I've got an E28 that I really should be selling, I've considered listing it here numerous times, for both exposure and peace of mind knowing it'd be viewed by like-minded enthusiasts.
I'd guess it's probably frowned upon, but I too would like to hear more about this.