Andrew P. Collins
andrewpcollins
Reviews Editor, Jalopnik | 1975 International Scout, 1984 Nissan 300ZX, 1991 Suzuki GSXR, 1998 Mitsubishi Montero, 2005 Acura TL
10/10/19
11:07 AM
2

I appreciate the faith that I ball that hard! Alas, as some other commenters have pointed out, they’re not genuine Volk TE-37s. Not in my price range. Read more

10/5/19
10:34 AM
1

I’ve really been getting into these Montero’s lately. It was all about the Landcruisers before, but the barrier of entry is much lower with a Montero.  

10/4/19
5:21 PM
1

I think it would be fun to grab one of those Tiny JDM vans and press it into overland service.

10/4/19
2:54 PM
1

Andrew, If you only go halfway down baja, you will not reach Balandra, it is on of the most beautiful places in the whole peninsula. Read more

10/4/19
2:48 PM
7

Land Rover’s found the threshold of how much chrome is too much chrome Read more

10/4/19
2:41 PM
3

don’t take this the wrong way Andrew, but it’s REALLY not necessary for you to qualify a vehicle you own as a “budget” anything. we know. please pass this on to David as well.

10/4/19
1:30 PM
5

Best of luck Mr. Collins. I love seeing stuff like this because it proves you don’t need one of these to enjoy over-landing (though they are reeeeally cool.)

10/4/19
1:21 PM
2

I too am heading out today, driving from Halifax NS to Yosemite National Park in beautiful California with a final destination in Vancouver BC, all in a 2005 Honda Accord with 280,000 kms (174,000 miles), for a total of roughly 7,760 kms (4,820 miles). Good luck to you sir, may the road Gods forever be on your side. 

10/4/19
1:13 PM
2

I’m *still* trying to get my CJ7 into reliable & safe status. Your trip seems like a great way to dip your feet in overlanding while having a group to lean on. Looking forward to hearing how it goes!

10/3/19
7:22 PM
34

I’ve got yet another question: why ain’t there a 5th button to auto-up all windows at once? Read more

10/3/19
5:58 PM
6

All windows should be auto down and up. At the very least, the front 2 in a 4 door. Also, windows should roll up and down remotely. I’d pay the extra $5 this would cost to implement. They already have the tech in many cars. Nissan, for example, uses the same switch mechanism for the Murano and the Juke. Murano gets Read more

10/3/19
5:41 PM
9

Based on comments thus far, there seems to have been an American vs. Asian vs. German, debate at some point, and only recently have some of them conceded.   Read more

10/3/19
2:23 PM
46

I agree that a lot of the hate is misogyny, like 90% of it is, which is why my hackles go up whenever someone starts railing against it.
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10/1/19
4:38 AM
12

Guy from Mauritius here, the Hardbody Popemobile won’t be “put on permanent display”, the Diocese stated that it would be turned back to a regular pickup and used as such (a regular Hardbody costs roughly $25,000 here by the way).

9/30/19
3:44 PM
1

Love that Nissan still makes this car... “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”