This makes Seinfeld’s European Mens’ Carryall look less ridiculous. I mean, that, plus a cell phone, plus a wallet, plus house keys is getting to be a lot to keep in normal pants pockets.
What is this...a car for ants?!
The biggest EVAR!
That was some good Jalopnik right there, I enjoyed it very much. Orlove must have crapped himself when that airbag went off!
Aptly titled episode! It’s so difficult to go into a show without preconceived notions on how a car show should be filmed, scripted, etc. Normally this takes a few episodes to wrap your head around, but I found Car vs America to quickly establish itself as a very accesible car vlog with better film quality. I look…
I’m extremely pissed at you guys. You went and done it. You made a good TV show. Congratu-fucking-lations, my dudes and gals and Torches. All the crappiness(that’s a good thing, you Jalops should know what I mean by that) was embodied into a TV show that is a smack in the face to all the other ones. They should be…
This is proper Jalopnik.
That’s odd, the 2018 Wrangler sales brochures came in today...
Still have my ‘82 Spider. Great ice cream car (three speed auto, so I could eat an ice cream cone and drive at the same time), and the kids loved growing up with this car. No more reliable/unreliable than any other car I’ve owned.
Dad had 2 growing up. I don’t remember this one much, but I think it was an early 70s 1600.
Steering play may be an easy fix. On my Alfa Spider, it was just a matter of replacing the leaking oil from the steering box with 00 grease (acts like oil but viscous enough not to leak) and turning the adjustment screw on top of the steering box a few turns.
Thank you Andrew
This is a great balance of observation, sarcasm and grammar. Enjoyed reading it and hope you find a way to expand your writing.
This was my high school car. It made many road trips, including the one that took me to college, 400 miles away.
Ah, those shots really bring me back. I had a ‘78 (or was it a ‘76?) in the early 90's that I bought for $400. It was rusted out and had so many mechanical problems that I never had enough money to properly restore it cosmetically, and I ended up selling it before it bankrupted me. But for the few short months that I…
I had to double check on the fifth picture from the bottom whether those were huge chrome-topped bumpers reflecting the surrounding area or mounted really about a 10-dollar-cab ride away from the car.
Said it before and I’ll say it again - Fiats get far more grief than they deserve. My folks ran a procession of Fiats from the 70's through to the 90's, and they were great. Sure, things broke, or occasionally fell off, but, with one exception, they never failed to start - even with my Folks’ cavalier attitude toward…
Thank you for this nice article. I could feel in it your affection for that car, because indeed we have an old saying, that says: “Whoever Despises, Loves”.
At least the former factors actually contribute to your car actually producing different results. The dyno changes are what are more troubling for repeatable testing.