I wonder if Hardcastle and McCormick is on Netflix.
We should be talking also about the actual physical size of the motor.
Ford calls it a “takedown artist.”
84? That's a 307 Oldsmobile motor. Even if it doesn't run you can make it run. Those are tough little engines.
Of anyone who knows something of cars, who can forget this thing?
One poor Jeep Grand Cherokee is going to get wrecked in this at the hands of the biggest tow strap I’ve ever seen. Dry your misty eyes, for this ZJ did not crash in vain. It died for the laughs.
After five long, grueling, year-long laps as one of Jalopnik’s most beloved and prolific staff writers, we must announce that Stef Schrader—our best Porsche fan and chief Puffalump enthusiast—is taking the checkered flag and leaving us.
Have you, like so many of us, ever lamented that your vehicle is not suited to all aspects of your life? My friends, I have worked out the answer.
A good fictional character once said, “I just wanna go fast.” That’s a noble pursuit, yet when you delve into the world of racing, you come up against so many rules and regulations in most series prohibiting you from so much that you just want to tear your hair out. Not so much at Pikes Peak.
The Orlando Sentinel posted a viral video on Wednesday of a deputy busting out the window of an SUV with a bear trapped inside near Lake Tahoe. The story said the SUV was rocking back and forth as the bear was moving around in it, and the deputy who freed the bear ran away before it climbed out.
I said I didn’t completely disagree. I think that the US could benefit from a graduated licensing class that takes power-to-weight (and gross weight — re: SUVs) into account, with corresponding education and testing to prove a driver has the competency to handle such a vehicle.
So it would seem that to stray away from head gasket issues, remove any engine component with “EJ” in its part#.
Who cares about the car its going in, GM HAS DEVELOPED STEALTH CLOAKED ACCESSORY DRIVE PULLEY TECHNOLOGY!!!!!11!!
First off, thank you. I just lost my mind on the front page with people not even close to the realization of what this car, the C7 ZR1, is. Not to mention it will be a fraction of the price compared to all of its competition so the value remains. It may be the last of its kind for all we know; the last front-engined…
Last run of the season was my best run of today. 2nd in PAX, 4th in raw time, missed out on my 4th top street tire time of the season because an STS CRX got me by .04 seconds!
You could have any car or selection of cars, like SUV, executive sedan and sports car from any car ever built in the history of cars and it was perfectly reliable beyond wear items specifically: tires, windshield wiper blades (assuming it has them to begin with), oil changes, and brake pads.
I still find it amusing that people look at GM’s v8 from 1997 and on and see it as less modern than the average overhead cam engine. First, they have won multiple best engine awards by the SAE. Find me an engine that size and weight that can even approach those power/economy/cost thresholds.
About 17 years ago I worked for a guy who within 18 months had bought a brand new...
My buddy has an S4 wagon, which is close enough, and it is the most finicky car I’ve personally encountered. It’s amazing when it’s working though and it does work, it just has varying degrees of “working”.